Hello, my friends! And a very happy end-of-the-week going out to you! I hope things have been going well in your world. Between blogging, working a lot of hours, hitting the gym and taking care of all-the-things in life, my days have been a big blur. This weekend is full of activity once again for Dave and for me. We have a double date for dinner tonight, a concert in the City tomorrow and hopefully some fun Valentine’s plans on Sunday. Now, let’s get right to a few little things making me smile this week …
This week’s finds for “Favorite Things”
We’re keeping it light with the latest edition of my favorites …
My favorite new bag of the week
Would you believe that I used to collect designer purses? Then I went for nearly three years without ever getting a new purse. That lull in purse shopping was directly related to the fact that for a long time I was walking to get around everywhere in San Francisco and had no desire to carry anything other than a backpack. Well fast forward to now, and I’m back in the car world and have recently purchased or received as gifts a few new purses. I’d like to introduce you to my new sturdy work bag …
Would you believe this Kate Spade fits a laptop, a notebook, a wallet, sunglasses, healthy snacks and even a little bit more? Sure does.
I searched several stores for just the right bag, and this one has been perfect so far. It goes with everything, fits a lot and stands up on its own. Oh and the inside has a black and white striped fabric, which — along with the tassel — is quite fun.
My favorite delivery of the week
Ladies and gentlemen, I printed pictures! Yes, I did. For the first time in what may be more than a year, I decided to order some photos from Target.com, and then, I put some in frames to decorate my cube at work …
Dave and I sure did a lot of traveling last year. I forgot just how much until I began searching for pictures to print from many of our destination cities: Orlando, Port Charlotte, San Diego, Maui, Columbus, Monterey and more!
While I already knew which photos I had chosen, when they came in the mail, it was still really cool to flip through the pictures in my hot-little-hands. I don’t know if I’ll find a place for them all, but it feels good to have them off the screen and in my life. Good memories!
My favorite snack of the week
I would be very sad if I had to give up dairy. Greek yogurt has been a main-stay in my diet for many years. Outside of the hearty protein and probiotics, I just love the taste. And Fage yogurt has always been one of my favorite brands, which you’ve definitely seen frequently in my “What I Ate Wednesday” recaps, but this tub is different …
Have you ever tried Fage Total? It comes in both the flavored and plain varieties and is TOTALLY delicious.
Over the weekend, and for the first time, I found this full-fat Total plain Greek yogurt in Safeway, and I scooped up several individual servings. It’s so creamy, thick and tasty, you really don’t need to top it with anything at all. Full fat = full satisfaction. You’ll never want the zero or two percent again after trying this. True story. Don’t fear the fat.
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss the latest on A Lady Goes West this week?
- Super Bowl weekend in San Francisco and my weekly workouts
- A busy girl’s three-move total-body dumbbell workout
And from around the web worth checking out …
- How many of these foods are you eating on a regular basis? Check out “12 Super Nutritious Foods to Eat More Of.” I just love lists like this.
- This is a good one full of tips you may need for taking selfies, typing, etc. “Four Ways You’re Using Your Tech Completely Wrong.”
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
Do you have a Valentine?