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Things I’m Loving Friday #1

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I made it through my first blogging week and I am so excited about that. Even more excited about the fact that it is finalllllly Friday.  This weekend I’ll be spending some time in the city with my girlfriends – shopping, going out for dinner + drinks and taking a barre class on Sunday. It’s going to satisfy some much needed girl time.

So welcome to my first take on a Friday Favorites post. I’m planning on sharing favorite things in my life each week with you all on Fridays. Things is a vague term so I guess we will see what types of things are favorites each week. I’m thinking favorite eats, favorite blogs or podcasts I’ve discovered, favorite outfits, favorite products I’m using, really anything that I’m loving. We will see how it goes!

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading. Have a great weekend, friends!

  • Coffee Shop Dates

Speaking of coffee… this weekend my boyfriend Tom and I headed to a local coffee shop in the city, Plenty Cafe.

One of us loves coffee and one of us doesn’t. Because one of my favorite things to do is to try out different coffee shops in Philly and because I wouldn’t ever go a day without it…Tom is a good sport and comes along. He is on a taste test for the best hot cocoa in the city 😉

I’ve been listening to podcasts for a little over a year now and have absolutely fallen in love with having one playing while I’m making my commute to and from work, walking my dog, when I’m on a run, or anytime I can find time to squeeze one in.

Recently one of my favorite bloggers/social media guru’s podcast, The Chasing Joy podcast, has been playing in my ears non-stop. Georgie is a breath of fresh air. On the podcast she talks all things health/recovery from an eating disorder, how she decided to just pick up and move from to London, to even giving advice on how to grow a blog. She interviews tons of inspiring guests and is such a joy (no pun intended!) to listen to every Wednesday.

  • This amazing green pesto sauce 

Holy smokes you guys. Stop what you’re doing and make this sauce. I made a different version of this recipe from Cookie and Kate that required kale and hemp seeds. I liked it, but I don’t think I put enough oil in it. This weekend but I made mine with a few different ingredients and WOW. It was super creamy and alfredo like. The flavors were to die for – stay tuned for a recipe soon!

  • Running my first half-marathon

And last but definitely not least – I ran and finished my first half marathon, the Philly Love Run. Running has been a big part of my life for the past few years and I finally was ready to take on a race larger than ten miles. Although I definitely wouldn’t tell you that I wanted to do another one while struggling at mile 11 or 12, now that some time has passed I think I want to do another one. Funny how that works.

That’s it for this Things I’m Loving Friday. Have a great weekend, friends!

Tell me below!

What is something that you are loving this week? Any product, food, exercise, song, podcast, anything?

 

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