Friday!!!  And a three day weekend in honor of MLK for many of you!  Are you as excited as I am?  This week has been hectic getting back into the swing of things after Holiday break.  I am looking forward to a weekend of good workouts, yummy food, watching NFL football, and some relaxation.  Follow along on Instagram.  Now lets get to my Friday Favorites.

Infinity Jars

We have lived in our home for over three years and I still keep all of my spices in the two shoe boxes we moved them in with.  I just haven’t been able to find the perfect way to organize them.  Now I am loving these glass jars from Infinity Jars that come in many different styles and sizes.  I usually buy certain spices in large amounts such as parsley, oregano, cinnamon, sea salt, and never have been able to find jars large enough to store them in.  I am loving how easily my herbs fit in a 250 or 400 ML glass jar and how beautiful and organized they look in my cabinet.

I never thought much about preserving herbs properly, until a few months ago I noticed a dry herb blend looked, well extra, extra dry.  Infinity Jars preserve dry herbs within the deep violet glass.  The pigmented glass blocks out harmful visible light rays, while still permitting two beneficial light rays that extend the shelf life for up to two years.

Infinity Jars make a variety of bottles and jars to help preserve coffees, teas, cosmetics, nuts, oils, etc.  All their jars have an airtight seal, ultra violet filtering, are scent-proof, and naturally preserve and rejuvenate freshness.




Dave’s Killer Bread

I bought this for my husband as he has two slices of toast with eggs or PB in the morning quite often.  He wasn’t a fan of a lot of the Organic breads with all of the seeds so I was thrilled when I found this White Bread made with clean ingredients and full of fiber to help keep him fuller longer.  He really enjoys it, which makes me happy that we were able to make the healthy swap for regular wheat bread.  Don’t be fooled, a lot of store bought breads, even 100% whole wheat versions contain corn syrup and/or preservatives.  For our diets I believe if it’s something we eat everyday I want to make sure it’s as clean as possible.

2017 Planner

I was late in ordering so my planner just arrived this week.  I am so excited to feel organized. I tried very unsuccessfully to use a digital planner, something about writing everything down.  My sister used to work with the Erin Condran brand, so I have always been a fan of their customizable planners.  Mine is the Mid-Century Circles Rose Design in Gold Metallic.




Underarmour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear

I haven’t tried these for myself, but heard about the New Underarmour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear line on the News.  Tom Brady, who apparently goes to bed at 8:30 p.m. each night, is promoting the line that is supposedly proven to help you sleep better.  While most nights I have no problem falling asleep the second my head hits the pillow, I would be interested in trying this sleep shirt and jogger pant combo.

  

Bathroom Spray

Not to get too personal, but I can’t stand a stinky bathroom after a number 2.  And Febreze and Glad products make me gag for some reason, maybe from after being used so much in college.  I recently bought this Vanilla Tangerine Yankee Candle room spray and am loving how it immediately reduces odor in the bathroom.  I have also been a fan of the Bath & Body works fresheners.  For me it’s worth every penny to have one of these in every bathroom.

In case you missed it this week on Sweet and Strong I also shared one of my favorite Meal Prep Recipes, Denver Egg Muffins.

And here’s a Friday Flashback for you, I created this Snow Day Workout exactly a year ago when we had a large Winter storm in the DC area.  It’s perfect for any day you’re trapped inside because of Winter weather and is a mix of cardio and strength exercises with no equipment necessary.

Thank you Heather for today’s Friday Favorites link up.  You can view previous Friday Favorites posts here.

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12 Comments on Spice Jars, Planning for 2017, Athletic Sleepwear, and other Friday Favorites

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    Emily
    January 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm (3 years ago)

    We have one cupboard for our spices and a few years ago, my daddy bought this really cool spice rack to put on the counter for the spices we use the most. That has been a huge blessing!

    And that sleepwear looks so comfy; I’m always for comfy.

    This Snow day workout… It looks so simple and easy. Maybe I’ll do it today! I’ll try to let you know if I do do it.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes with spices I am all about organization and convenience!

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    Susie @ Suzlyfe
    January 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I used to try to organize my spices… I also used to be organized in general! Trying to get back to that. Starting with my planner as well!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Haha, so glad we’re both on the same page. Maybe the planners will help us get organized in other aspects of our lives. 😉

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    Meghan
    January 13, 2017 at 5:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I will have to check out the spice jars. For the longest time we didn’t really cook at home so every time we found a recipe to try we had to buy the spices so now we have a good collection. Every time I open that cupboard I want to scream because it’s a mess!

    Love this snow day work out. I will definitely have to try it out.

    This weekend I’m going to try and make some deodorizing sprays with my essential oils. I love using essential oils. Especially with the baby.
    Have a great weekend!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 15, 2017 at 8:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I have wanted to try essential oils, you’ll have to let me know what kinds you use!

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    Evangeline
    January 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m excited for this three day weekend! The spice jars are such a great idea. Also, I’ve heard so many good things about Dave’s Killer Bread, but I haven’t had a chance to try it. Hope you have a lovely long weekend.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 15, 2017 at 8:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes you have to try the bread. We just egg sandwiches on it for brunch, delicious!

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    Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    January 13, 2017 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I love those jars and I love that those stickers go on them so you don’t mix up which one is in which jar! I have a spice rack for my main spices and then I have the rest of my spices in my pantry. I’ll have to look out for those jars!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 15, 2017 at 8:52 pm (3 years ago)

      I wish I had a bigger pantry to store some spices in there. My dream house will 😉

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    Lisa @ Mile by Mile
    January 14, 2017 at 12:23 am (3 years ago)

    I am so intrigued by the recovery sleepwear! And your planner looks great! I mostly use an electronic calendar but I just got a training journal that I’ll also use for notes.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      January 15, 2017 at 8:52 pm (3 years ago)

      I really wonder about the sleepwear too, like how does it actually make you sleep better?!?

      Reply

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