Friday Favorites

Are you officially an adult when it starts pouring and you think, “I am glad it is raining, the grass really needed it?” That was me yesterday. Follow me for this and other riveting thoughts.

This week just flew right on by. I know it was a short week, but wow! This afternoon I have to drive downtown for dress rehearsal with Zoe. Tomorrow is her dance recital! I know she is excited. She worked so hard this year, and I am proud of her. I am sure I will be sharing a million pictures of her this weekend. I also have low key dance mom anxiety. Hair, makeup, outfit changes, leaving in and out between numbers at the right time to find the fitting rooms. Hopefully I will be a pro after this year.

Favorite Purchase: I know I shared this dress a few weeks ago, but I picked up another color and wanted to throw it out there again. This tiered dress with the ruffle sleeve is good! It is under $15, and I receive compliments every time I wear it. Definitely size down, as it tends to run pretty big. Even a size down, it fits loose on me.

Speaking of dresses, Lindsay shared a round up of great summer dresses and swimsuits! Be sure to check it out, I think there is something for everyone on her list.

I saw someone on Instagram post a link to the jeans they were wearing in a photo, and they were from Mott & Bow. Has anyone tried these? I saw this graphic at the bottom of their site, and I was blown away!!!! Why can’t more brands do this? It is genius. The pricing is a little high, but not crazy.

Favorite Supplement: I was taking collagen powder in my acai bowl every morning. I ran out a few weeks ago, and decided I would wait to repurchase and see if I noticed any differences not taking it. I am about 3 weeks without and my hair is super dry and brittle on the ends, my skin is all itchy again and my knee and hips hurt SO BAD. Sooooooo it is safe to say that it was working and doing its job!!! Now, when I first started taking collagen powder, I got Vital Proteins and performed a similar test. I noticed no difference. I have since tried SR and Thrive Market collagen powders, and both have shown great improvements.

The reason I switched from SR to Thrive is because Thrive is organic and grass-fed. It is supposed to help with your hair, skin, nails and joints. I always get the unflavored kind and mix it in my acai bowl or smoothie at breakfast. If it is the weekend and I am having something else, I can mix it in my coffee. This time around, I might try Ancient Nutrition, as it has three more types of collagen than SR and Thrive. It is also supposed to support gut health. I will report back, but can confidently recommend Thrive to anyone who is looking to get started in collagen.

Eating: I didn’t get anything fun at Aldi this week to share. We have changed up our meal planning this week and focusing on anti-inflammatory foods. We really need to cut the crap out of our daily lives. By crap, I mean the processed shit, sugars. We are also cutting way back on red meats as well. Really sad about that, as you know I love my burgers. I will say….we made some turkey burgers on the indoor grill the other night and they were pretty damn amazing! Anytime I make burgers at home, I skip the bun and just do fun toppings like avocado or a new sauce I make up.

Favorite Workout: This is definitely a total body workout! I was feeling it in this one. So good.

Favorite Funnies:

Haha that last one, right? Have a great weekend! Linking up for Friday Favorites.

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer June 4, 2021 at 9:34 am

    I keep meaning to order that dress! It is so cute and I’m lacking something that color. Thanks so much for the shoutout – I had a lot of fun putting those posts together! I know Zoe will rock her performance this weekend!

  • Reply Biana June 4, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Collagen is really a game changer! I haven’t taken much while pregnant, but I always see a difference in my nails! Good luck with the dance recital this weekend!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Laura June 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I can’t wait to see all of the pics of this weekend!! I know she (and YOU!) will do great. That last meme – sounds pretty accurate.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent June 4, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    I have 2 of those dresses in my cart & I’m glad you said to size down – I was going back & forth on what size to order

  • Reply Danielle Butler June 4, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    The weekend meme is so true. Ugh. I agree on the cleaning and it is always me. Ha. What a cute dress. I need to check out Lindsays post too. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 4, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    OK don’t laugh but I got so caught up and going and looking at the dress you shared that I forgot to come back in, until later. I love it, I might have to get one in every color. I am so excited Zoe is having a dance recital! I know you’re going to share it and I can’t wait to see you! Tell her good luck from auntie Andrea!

  • Reply Joanne June 4, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    I was actually thinking that I was so glad to see the rain since it would finally tamp down the pollen today!

  • Reply Ashley June 5, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Love the last meme. It’s so true! I hope Zoe had a great recital! I was in dance all my life and I miss it this time of year!

  • Reply Audrey June 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    LOL. That last one is so true. Finding jeans that fit perfectly is another exciting adult win.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag June 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    That’s awesome the collagen is actually working well for you! Thanks for sharing. That last meme is so true about weekend! lol


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