Friday Favorites

Happy Friday my friends! I’m back for the second time this week (woo!) with a new round of Friday Favorites! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, and I’m hoping it will help me get back in the swing of writing. I miss it and I miss connecting with y’all! For this post I’m linking up with NarciErika, and Andrea for a weekly link up of all of the best things we are loving!


The newest workout program from Beachbody is out! It’s called Country Heat, and so far I am loving it! Cardio is not my favorite thing to do generally…the thought of running or doing burpees make me cringe (anyone else?). So when I saw the previews for this new program, I was very interested! It’s great country music and easy to follow dance moves. You can make them as low or high intensity as you’d like, which makes me think it will be a great workout to do throughout the rest of my pregnancy (yep…I’m pregnant in case you missed that announcement). I’ve done two of the workouts so far, and both were a lot of fun a gave me a good calorie burn.

It’s also showing awesome results from the test groups…some even better than the results from 21 Day Fix! Let me know if you’re interested in knowing more about it!

On a fitness note, I’m planning on running a 3 week challenge group on August 15 if anyone would be interested in that as well…working out, eating clean, losing weight! Win win win. Shoot me an email for more info!


If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, or we are friends in real life, you know my love for Beauty Counter runs deep! So when they released their mascara a couple of months ago I had to get my hands on it. I’m kind of picky about mascara…there are so many out there that leave residue under my eyes or on my brow bone, and I am not a fan of that! And then there are those that make my eyes feel irritated. Not a fan of that either. I am happy to report that this mascara does none of those things. It’s easy to apply and doesn’t need to multiple coats….unless you just like a lot of mascara, in which case it’s pretty build-able. It does take more than water to take off at the end of the day, but I consider that a plus because that means it’s not coming off when I get sweaty. I just use coconut oil or my Beauty Counter cleansing balm and it comes off immediately. Last but certainly not least, this mascara is made with SAFE ingredients! I love that anything I get from Beauty Counter won’t harm my skin or body. Follow this link to visit my friend Kandice’s page. She is so passionate about educating people about better quality and safe products, and I’m glad to know her! Not just because she keeps me up to date with all things skin care and make up 🙂


There’s no place like Stars Hollow. I am re-watching Gilmore Girls…for the third time. I watched it when it aired however long ago, I binged it when they added it to Netflix a couple of years ago, and I’m now re-bingeing (that’s totally a word). I just finished The Good Wife a month or so ago, and I needed a new show. In light of how heavy life and events have been lately, I just wanted something light-hearted and feel-good. Gilmore Girls is the definition of those things. If you’re one of those people who have never watched this show, stop reading right now and watch episode 1. And in case you’ve been living under a rock, there are new episodes coming out in November on Netflix. Hopefully I won’t be the only person watching all 6 hours of it in one day.


Maternity pants! Can I get an “AMEN” from any of you pregnant or formerly pregnant ladies!? There isn’t much better than stretchy pants that you can wear out in public. I like to call them secret sweatpants. And since they come up to your boobs, you don’t have to worry about showing any crack when you bend over. Just another perk you may not have thought of. Being pregnant for the third time means my pants quit buttoning approximately 5 minutes after I saw the plus sign. I had zero about of sadness when it was time to bust out the elastic waist band. I can’t wait til the weather gets cool enough for leggings. Maternity leggings are a gift from the Lord and I plan to wear them everyday until this baby is born (and for many months after, because there is no “bouncing back” happening that quickly over here folks).

Well, this list is short, but I feel like the quality is good 😉 Consider this a comeback after a summer hiatus. I am planning to share some posts soon about how we decided about baby #3 and about some parenting struggles. I’m also hoping to share another list of “thank you notes”, as well as some craft tutorials. So stay tuned!

Make sure you use the links at the top to see what other bloggers are loving this week, and feel free to go link up or share your favorites in the comments! See y’all next week 🙂

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  • Caitlin - I had so much trouble finding maternity leggings that held in my legs and butt this pregnancy… so I wore high rise Lululemon workout pants until they cut off my air supply haha. Then I had some pants from Old Navy that I wore under my belly. =0)ReplyCancel

    • Hannah // Lugimom - I’ve never tried the lululemon ones! I have multiple pairs of old navy ones because they are one of the few places with long inseams!! I’m 5’11 so I don’t need high water pants to go along with my big belly hahaReplyCancel

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