Don’t be jealous my friends, but guess where I’m going tonight? A Justin Bieber concert! That’s right. My girlfriends and I are pretty excited to see the Beebs in action at Oracle Arena in Oakland this evening. Other than that, the rest of my weekend is up in the air. How about yours?
This week’s finds for “Favorite Things”
No need to think too much here, just a few things I’ve been loving lately …
My favorite delivery of the week
If you love someone, send them a selection of nuts. Seriously. While this delivery of gourmet nuts and dried fruits didn’t come from a loved one, it was seriously appreciated by both Dave and me. Just look at it …
This beautiful display came with a big ribbon on it, and inside is organic mango, raw cashews, roasted mixed nuts, salted cashews and my personal favorite, Turkish figs.
I was pretty excited to receive this complimentary arrangement from Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits, which is a company started by a young guy in New Jersey. Not only do part of the proceeds go to charity, but you can choose your own selection of delicious nuts, seeds, brittles and more, which you get presented in a basket. Perhaps you know someone who loves a good nut sampler? I know I do. If so, be a pal and order one of these lovely trays from Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits. For real.
My favorite snack of the week
Did I tell you that I love Greek yogurt? Oh, you knew. Well I’m always up for trying new flavors and somehow I hadn’t jumped onto the coffee-flavored bandwagon until just recently …
Creamy, proteiny and only 160 calories. Yes, please. Good work, Chobani.
True story: I don’t drink coffee. I have nothing against it and will have some on a very rare occasion, but it’s not my caffeinated beverage of choice (green tea, for the win). But I do love the flavor, especially in yogurt form. It’s just good stuff.
My favorite workout top of the week
Another new top I purchased at Nordstrom Rack and have recently worn to teach BODYATTACK coming your way. I happen to love sleeveless muscle tanks, especially when they feature my favorite color combination like this one does, black and white …
This cotton beauty moves well and has a pretty cool longer-in-the-back fit.
There are so many fancy athletic brands out there, but I always come back to my tried, tested and classic Nike, especially for all of my high-intensity exercise.
My favorite beverages of the week
I don’t really enter giveaways on blogs (although I love to host them), but a few weeks ago I entered one on Erin’s blog and look what happened. I won this DAVIDsTEA Sweetheart Collection and mug … (Speaking of Erin, if you’ve never read her blog, you should. She’s got a pretty inspiring life story and shares some awesome healthy-living insight.)
Just listen to the flavors of these teas, which all smell DIVINE by the way: Dark Chocolate Delight, Peppermint Amour, Chocolate Macaroon, The Spice is Right, Cherry Blossom and more.
I happen to have one of these awesome Teavana Perfectea loose-leaf tea makers, which makes enjoying any kind of tea super easy. But if you don’t have one, you just need a very fine strainer to put the leaves in, and let them soak in boiled water for a few minutes. Flavored tea? All for it.
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 …
- Instagram is by far my favorite of the social media, and I love to learn new tricks from people who do it well. Check out fellow Bay Area gal Kelly’s how-to: “Choosing the best hashtags for Instagram.”
- Check out my thoughts on Gym Geek: “Top Diet Tips from the Best Fitness Bloggers and Personal Trainers on the Web.”
- And thanks for the BLND PR team for this one: “Featured Blogger: A Lady Goes West” and Healthy Living Blogs for this one: “Tips for Curing Writer’s Block.”
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What’s something cool you’ve been loving lately?