Favorite things: Comfortable, fragrant, tasty and more
This week has been hashtag busy. I’m looking forward to a couple of days of down-time this weekend (as I’m sure you are too). Dave and I have a double-date on the calendar, and that’s about it. Oh, and Rudy needs a bath. So there you go, we’re booked solid. Now, let’s get right to the ramblings …
This week’s finds for “Favorite Things”
Just a few unrelated items I’ve been loving lately …
My favorite new shoes of the week
Even though the temperatures are starting to warm up here in the Bay Area, that doesn’t mean I’m ready for flip-flops quite yet. I’ve been interested in getting some shiny or leather slip-ons for quite some time and finally pulled the trigger on these this past weekend …
Need to save a few seconds of your life? Get shoes that don’t need to be tied and don’t require socks. YES. Loving these Report shoes.
I used a $10-off coupon when purchasing these at DSW, and I know I’ll get my money out of them as my new go-to yoga and weekend shoe. So comfy!
My favorite new scent of the week
Of course, my sweet Mom sends Dave, me and now Rudy presents for every holiday. I finally broke into this bottle of perfume that came in my Valentine’s Day package last month, and it’s so good. (And portable.)
I put perfume on almost every single day, and when I do, it’s usually more than a few sprays. In fact, I like a strong scent on me and on others as they pass by. I wonder if people smell me when I walk by? I hope so.
Have you ever looked up scent profiles for wine or perfume or even candles? It’s pretty entertaining? Here’s how the brand describes Daisy Dream: “The fruity-floral fragrance has a light and airy touch, bursting with top notes of blackberry, grapefruit and pear. The heart notes are introduced with a bouquet of jasmine, lychee and blue wisteria, and a medley of white woods, musks and coconut water reveal the base notes.” Coconut water? No wonder I like it!
My favorite tasty snack of the week
When it comes to my snacks these days, convenience is key. While I’ve tried nearly every protein/granola/energy bar out there, I always come back to a few standard favorites. Enter, the Larabar …
Chocolate chip, PB and dates? That’s a whole lot of delicious in one package. And fun fact, you can get a box of eight for $8 at Target. A steal!
This brand of bars is so incredibly clean and made exclusively from whole foods — no junk. My only complaint is that I can finish one in just three bites. I should probably eat two during snack-time. You think? Good stuff!
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss the latest on A Lady Goes West this week?
And from around the web worth checking out …
- Some of you may have seen me post this earlier this week on the A Lady Goes West Facebook page, and I continue to be impressed by this video of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team. Watch it!
- Here’s your helpful tip of the day avocado lovers … “How to Speed up the Ripening Process.”
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Question of the day
What’s one thing you are looking forward to this weekend?
Yes! Larabars are my favorite but they are tiny!
Good thing you are clever enough to make your own, Megan!
Love Larabars. I haven’t tried the new crunchy ones yet, I need to pick up a box of those. Looking forward to a laid back weekend catching up on some Bachelor and Housewives on the DVR.
The crunchy ones are good!! Speaking of Housewives, I’m looking forward to the Texas one! Enjoy your weekend, Patricia!
YES! I just saw the preview for that last week. Can’t get enough.
I love your shoes! I have been thinking about getting something similar for awhile now too! I just hate tying my shoes haha
Hahaha– then you need slip-ons, Hilary!
Super fun shoes! I love the textrue on them. Have a great weekend, Ashley!
Thanks! And right back at ya! Hope you have a good weekend, Susie. ?
I have the Joie shoes like those and LOVE them so so much!
Sweet! As you can see, I got the more affordable option — but still quite cute. 🙂 Have a great weekend, Ash!
Gah! I wish it were flip flop weather already — I hate socks 😛 And I’m looking forward to doing some boarding in the mountains this weekend! It’s been way too long since I’ve seen them!
Yay, Amanda! I know that’s your happy place. Have so much fun. 🙂
I’m not a big bar person but I LOVE Larabars. So good!
Yup!! Happy Friday, Morgan!
Snack time is one of the best times of the work day (after lunch of course haha)! My mom sends me holiday boxes as well :), it makes all of us happy!
You’ve got a good Momma!! Happy weekend, Jessie!
Is Rudy good about getting a bath? Otto is a total diva- must have warm/hot water and most definitely will not be bathed outside, under any circumstances. He barely fits in our shower so we’ve been taking him to get groomed every couple months. He’s so cute after and totally knows it, too.
Hi Anna, to tell you the truth, Dave always gives Rudy the bath. He does it in the shower and then blow dries him, because our vet told us we needed to. He doesn’t enjoy it, but is fairly well behaved. But he is so small, it’s not hard to contain him hehehe. And yes, so cute after the groomer.
That’s my favorite Larabar flavor. I could eat them all day!
Me too! I just had one!
i love rollon perfumes too. i have the exact one in my purse as we speak.its perfect 🙂
have a lovely weekend.
Sweet! Great choice, Dixya! Have a wonderful weekend! ?
Speaking of shoes… I have noticed that when I wear my running shoes to Bodyattack, my arches on my feet cramp. I assume that is because running shoes really don’t provide support for the lateral movements. Do you have a particular crosstrainer that you would recommend?
Yes, cross-training Asics are good. I have some very cushy Nike shoes, which work too. Some people like Brooks too.
Those shoes are super cute! I have such a hard time finding closed toe slip-ons that look good on me because I have clown feet. But I really need something that I can throw on and walk around comfortably in.
I hope you enjoy your double date and Rudy’s bath! 🙂
Haha I feel that way too. Wear what you like though– you don’t have clown feet heheh. Happy weekend to you! Let’s get together soon??
Super cute shoes!! I have a similar pair that I got from Rite Aide for $4!!! Haha, totally not high quality but they do the trick 😉 I wish I could eat Lara bars, they’re SO good! The dates bother my tummy though, boo! Have a wonderful weekend friend <3
Drug store shoes? Love it! Dates bother the tummy? So sad! Hope you have a good weekend too!! ❤️
I always wonder if people can smell my perfume too because I never can! haha Love lara bars yummmm
I hope people can smell your good scent!! ❤️❤️
Oh and cheers to the weekend to YOU!
yes!! those larabars are the best. ive been obsessed the past few weeks!
Yes!! So good and so convenient! Have a great weekend, Heather! ❤️
I wish larabars weren’t so nutrient-dense, then I would eat 3 or 4 of them at a time haha!
Hi Rachel, yes, they are definitely dense! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Lovin the shoes Ashley!!
Thanks so much, Emmy! 🙂 Everyone should have a bright red pair of sneaks heheh!