Another Friday, another chance to share my weekly favorites. Before we begin, let’s chat …
After arriving back in town on Monday morning from a weekend trip across the country, my week was pretty standard with work, blogging and teaching classes. Perhaps the highlight of this week was a fun get-together with some ladies on Tuesday night to watch Pitch Perfect 2 (which was really enjoyable, by the way). I rarely do anything social during the weeknights, so it was good to get out, even if I was wearing my pajamas.
Of course, this week has also included some less-than-fun stuff. As I mentioned, my little Rudy pup had some surgeries on Wednesday and is currently sporting a cone. On the day we picked him up from the vet, he was all wimpery and drowsy and not doing well. He had a bit more energy yesterday, but will be wearing the cone until his stitches come out in a week-and-a-half, and he’s not a happy camper. And because he had some baby teeth extracted in addition to his neutering, he’s not allowed to play with any toys or eat hard food for another week-and-a-half, so his mouth can heal. No running, jumping, playing or biting, makes for a bored and frustrated puppy. (And yes, he is still as adorable as ever, cone and all.)
But he’ll be back to normal in no time, and I don’t want to be all “Debbie Downer,” so let’s move on …
My latest “Friday Favorites” of the week
Every single Friday, I like to take a minute to pull out a few things that have been making me smile lately, with no rhyme or reason. And don’t miss out on the sneaky giveaway included in this week’s edition …
My favorite read of the week
Right before I left for Columbus, I picked up a new book at Target. I really enjoyed reading “Big Little Lies,” so I knew I wanted to grab another book from the author of that, Liane Moriarty. She had a couple of books out, but several readers suggested this one …
“What Alice Forgot” has started out strong, and I’m happy to report the story is unfolding little-by-little with the best narrative, much like “Big Little Lies.” I’m such a fan of this author and the way she creates characters with a bit of mystery. Good stuff!
My favorite drink of the week
A big box arrived at my doorstep last week and inside was just this one singular bottle of goodness. While I tried kombucha once before and was not a fan, boy did this beverage change my mind. The fizzy consistency is totally pleasing, as are the flavors. I didn’t want it to end.
This is a special, raw, organic, limited-edition kombucha flavor from GT’s Kombucha, which was made in celebration of the company’s 20 years in business and was released for World Gratitude Day, which took place on September 21. Thanks GT’s for sending me the special edition. I loved it, and I hope to find it in stores soon while supplies last.
GIVEAWAY ALERT: If you want to win a few coupons to pick up free bottles of GT’s Kombucha in stores, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Anybody can enter, and I’ll select the winner on Monday night. Good luck!
My favorite cosmetic of the week
It’s no secret that I don’t get to spend a lot of time “done up” these days outside of my weekly Saturday night date or activity. But when I do, I really like to add some glam to the face, and I’m totally a fan of this sparkly gloss I recently started using …
Milani’s Fierce Foil lip-glosses in Rome and Florence shades are pearlescent and fancy.
These glosses have such a nice consistency and color and are a good change from a matte lip-stick, like I usually wear. I also like that these glosses go on so smoothly and do not require a lip-liner. A girl can never have too many lip-glosses or lip-sticks, that’s for sure, especially when the price is right. Thanks to Milani for sending me these samples, which you can purchase for around $5 each at CVS and Walgreen’s, if you’re interested.
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss some of the good stuff on A Lady Goes West this week? Here’s what happened …
- Weekend and fitness — A surprise getaway and my weekly workouts
- Travel — Great memories made in Columbus with friends
- Food pictures — A much-needed day of healthy food and drink
- Goal planning — Falling back into good habits this fall
Also, this is a great article by Feeling Fit: “Seven Tips to Increase NEAT activity for bloggers.” And congrats to Molly, who was the winner of last week’s Siggi’s Dairy giveaway.
That’s it for today! I hope you all have a great weekend! Speaking of weekends, there isn’t a whole lot on my agenda other than teaching BODYPUMP on Saturday morning and going to a soccer game in San Jose on Sunday with Dave and some friends. See you back here on Monday morning, you lovely folks!Want a fun and easy diversion? Check out these favorites with a sneaky giveaway ... Click To Tweet
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Questions of the day
What’s on your agenda this weekend?
Any good favorites to share?