Friday Faves 5.5 – The Fitnessista

Helloooooo! Happy weekend to ya! What are you up to this weekend? Liv has a dance competition, the kids have an event at school, and it’s a friend’s First Holy Communion. Lots of fun and celebrating on the way! It’s been pretty low-key around here this week because I broke my toe. It happened before I was supposed to film Fit Team tutorials – I filmed them out of pure adrenaline, I tell ya – and while it’s definitely on the ups, it’s put a bit of a damper on my activity. It’s been propping it up and covering it in arnica a few times a day, which has helped tremendously with the bruising.

I also ordered another pair of Vivobarefoot sneakers. While they’ll likely take a while to be delivered (and hopefully my toe will be better) they’ve become my favorite shoes. They feel SO much better than the ones that smash my toes.

I’d love to hear what you’re up to this weekend!

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party. This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Friday Faves


A new travel blanket. It’s pretty much impossible for me to sleep on planes, mostly from anxiety and also because I require a *real* blanket to sleep soundly. When we go to hotels that don’t have duvets, I’ll usually ask housekeeping for extra blankets, or will use a towel so that I feel weight on my body. (I know, what a weirdo.) I got this travel weighted blanket to use for a couple of upcoming red eye flights and will definitely report back! I’m taking it to Phoenix for a little hotel test drive this weekend.

I love that you can roll it up and easily take it along with you.

Alcohol-free prosecco! This was surprisingly amazing. (Ordered from Thrive Market and also am loving this brand of rosé.)

Still loving the rose bushes! A friend said that they’re pretty hard to kill, even here in AZ, and they’ve already produced so many gorgeous flowers. We have Blue Girl, Let Freedom Ring, Barbara Streisand, and Pop Art. The girls are also into having fresh flowers in their rooms. <3

Mother’s Day Tea at P’s school. It was SO beautiful and adorable, and of course I was fighting the ugly cry the entire time. It was just so sweet. We had a lovely breakfast, did a craft with the kiddos, they shared special artwork with us, we had our pictures taken, and the kids sang, “M-A-M-A” (to the tune of YMCA) before giving us a flower. I can’t.

Liv transferred to this school halfway through second grade, two months before the world shut down, so it was my first time experiencing it.

It was also Maisey’s second birthday! Two years with the sweetest, floppiest gal. She loves sardines, coconut water, long walks or hikes, howling, and being held like a baby. We took a walk, went shopping at Petco, sang, “Happy Birthday” (she howled along), and she had ice cream with peanut butter.

Read, watch, listen:

Easy dinner party ideas (check the comments for tons!).

Check out this week’s podcast episode on why you might need to be eating MORE to hit your goals with my friend Giselle!

Fitness + good eats:

If you’re looking for weeknight meal ideas.

Full spring fitness plan.

Circuit + Tabata video.

Made this Italian chopped salad and it was an A+. The kids also enjoyed it along with some fresh sourdough and butter.

Fashion + beauty:

Mother’s Day top picks!

Here are some of the most popular items from this year’s Mother’s Day gift guide:

This customizable concrete planter with a little air plant.  (This one won by a landslide so far!)

Handwriting bracelet. This one is designed based on your own handwriting.

These pajamas. 

Vuori performance joggers.

A HigherDOSE sauna blanket! (use FITNESSISTA15)

The best sleep mask.

This soft and cozy blanket.

Happy weekend, friends!



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