Happy Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans? We have NOTHING on our agenda and I’m pretty excited about it after traveling the last few weekends to Blogfest, Los Angeles, and a girls trip in Chicago. Tom just has football practice Saturday morning (can you believe football season is almost here?!?) so I’ll probably get in a good workout and tidy up around the house. Follow along on Instagram. But now let’s get to all the things I’m been loving lately, some foodie finds, new workout apparel, my latest Rocksbox Set, and other Friday Favorites.
Halo Top Oatmeal Cookie Flavor
I’ve been loving having some Halo Top in the freezer when I’m craving an indulgent but healthy dessert. I recently purchased this Oatmeal Cookie Flavor and it’s one of my favorites. We may have finished the entire pint while watching the season finale of The Bachelorette Monday night. And at 280 calories per pint, no reason to feel guilty if you eat the whole thing.
This is my third Rocksbox set, you can view my previous sets here and here. And this one has been one of my favorites. I’ve worn each piece of jewelry several times while traveling this Summer.
Rocksbox is a designer jewelry membership program. You get three hand selected jewelry pieces from over 30 designers delivered to your door based off items on your wish list. You can keep the pieces for as long as you want. When you’re ready to change them out you just return the box to receive a new set. You could also choose to purchase a piece and the monthly membership fee is applied as a credit each month. It reminds me a lot of “Rent The Runway”, but for jewelry. I truly think having a new jewelry piece completely transforms an outfit.
If you’d like to try a FREE month of Rocksbox use my code: sweetandstrongblogxoxo at checkout. It also makes a great gift if you have any friends or family birthdays coming up.
Leslie Francesca Circle Studes in Gold Druzy
Sophie Harper X Ring in Rose Gold
Perry Street Luciana Necklace in Gold
While at the Idea World Blogfest Nutrition and Fitness Expo I had the opportunity to try several different flavors of RX Bars. I had only tried the Coffee Chocolate Sea Salt previously. I love that these bars are made with simple ingredients listed on the front and have enough protein to hold me over. So far the Blueberry (unpictured because I ate it in the airport) is my favorite flavor. I recently noticed they started selling them at Target, so if you haven’t tried RX Bars yet go out and grab a box as they are probably one of the cleanest snacks you can purchase.
My friends at Vie Activewear sent me the cutest outfit to shoot a workout post for you in. I’m sharing the workout next week, but wanted to give you a preview of the outfit since I’ve received so many compliments on it.
7/8 Legging Wildflower Ombre // Similar Top, Aly Cross Back
I love how the top ties in the back and the pants have survived great through several different HITT workouts and hot yoga. Stay tuned next week for a Beach Workout for your Booty next week.
Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens
I have been trying to use Vital Proteins collagen daily since the start of summer. Hoping to see a difference in the thickness of my hair and clearer skin. So far I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin and strength in my nails. My hairdresser said it could take several months to see a difference in my hair since it’s so long. The latest product from Vital Proteins I’ve tried is their Collagen Beauty Greens. It’s a blend of marine collagen peptides, organic greens, and probiotics. A serving also has 12 grams of protein, so I add it to my post workout smoothies. If used alone it definitely has an earthy green taste, but mixed with almond milk and fresh or frozen fruit I don’t really notice it. Perfecting a recipe for you soon 😉
Around the Web
In case you missed it I posted the following on the blog this week:
- The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- What I Ate Wednesday, Latest Eats
- Savor Fall Flavors with Starbucks at Giant Eagle and a Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe
Thinking of making this Baked Ricotta Cheese Dip with some fresh bread this weekend, trying to find something similar to our appetizer at RPM Italian. And it wouldn’t be the weekend without Dessert.
Barry’s Bootcamp is Coming to DC! I took my first class in LA and can’t wait for the upcoming opening date.
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Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five. And Heather for Friday Favorites. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to read previous Friday Favorites posts here.
Tell me something you’ve been loving lately.
What are your weekend plans.
Have you tried Halo Top, RX Bars, and/or Vital Proteins?