Friday Faves 8.11 - The Fitnessista

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Hi hi! Happy Friday! How are you? I hope you’e enjoying the week! It’s been a bit of a blur over here since the kids went back to school. The morning wakeups have been rough lol, but they’re happy to be back with their teachers and friends.

Before school started, we had a couple of fun last-minute adventures.

The girls and I went to pick veggies at Apple Annie’s with some friends. They had an awesome selection of peppers, melons, eggplant, squashes, green beans, corn, and okra.

We got a huge stash of veggies for the week, along with a giant watermelon and cantaloupe, some honey and salsa from the shop, and lots of apple butter. After veggie picking, we had Mexican food at La Unica in Wilcox. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area! They serve breakfast all day and have amazing horchata.

After lunch, we took the girls to see “The Thing” since they were all intrigued by multiple billboards. The venue has gotten an upgrade since I was a kid.

We also had an afternoon bowling with my mom and nani! We’ve gone roller skating and bowling lately; turns out we thoroughly enjoy vintage activities that require rented footwear that many others have worn since at least the 1960s.

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Friday Faves 8.11

Health, fitness, good eats:

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SO many good eats this week! We had ratatouille, per the girls’ request, with some of the veggies we picked:

(The tomatoes I bought from the grocery store ended up being gross on the inside, but it was still delicious without them)

This glorious lemon and pesto tuna pasta

and a gluten-free zucchini bead, made with one of the giant zucchini from the farm and Trader Joe’s gluten-free flour.

We also had crispy okra in the air fryer, with corn bread with bbq chicken. I guess for cooking inspiration, we just need to pick everything that week. 😉

Fashion + beauty:

You guyyyyyyys. So I’ve been wanting a new tennis necklace, but didn’t really want to spend $$$$ because I tend to get worried about things getting lost or ruined. I have a real tennis bracelet that I’ve worn maybe five times because I’m so scared of it falling off and getting lost. I was browsing Amazon and came across this one. It’s SO pretty and sparkly; I get compliments on it all the time! Also, I can wear it every day with worrying about something happening to it. 10/10 recommend. Link is here!

lululemon finds. Liv and I got a little lululemon haul the other day, because she’s heading back to dance, and I’m heading back to… life. 😉

Included in the mix:

these shorts

this sports bra

this sports bra

this tank

this crop

and this top

Read, watch, listen:

This video cracks me up every time.

“It will be alright.”

What’s a nice compliment you’ve received?

Give hope and joy with just a few words.

Happy happy Friday, friends!

Thanks so much for being here and I”ll see ya soon.



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