Happy Friday, friends! I hope your week has been going along just fabulously (and if not, it’s almost over). Thanks for stopping by for some light-hearted reading before you start your weekend. Speaking of weekends, Dave and I are traveling again and hopping on a plane this morning. We’ve got a fun little getaway planned, which I’ll fill you in on very soon!
My latest “Friday Favorites” of the week
Because it’s the last day of the work-week for most, it’s time to look at a few random things that have been making me happy lately. And we’re going to start off with a big giveaway …
My favorite cold snack and a GIVEAWAY
Have you heard the hype about Siggi’s yet? If you haven’t, let me fill you in. Siggi’s is totally delicious Icelandic-style high-protein strained yogurt, called skyr, which you can purchase at most grocery stores. I got a chance to try some at IDEA BlogFest and IDEA World Fitness Convention in July and loved it. High in protein, not a lot of ingredients, thick and creamy texture. What more could you ask for in one little tub of goodness?
Of course, Siggi’s is getting compared to all the other popular Greek yogurts out there, but Siggi’s has a thicker and creamier texture, that’s for sure, as well as a similar amount of protein. I’ve been enjoying these yogurts as a snack and am so happy that today, I get to give away a ONE-MONTH supply of Siggi’s to one lucky reader. You’ll get 30 coupons good for a 5.3-ounce Siggi’s product. And a big thanks to the folks at Siggi’s for providing me with some complimentary samples and offering to do this giveaway for A Lady Goes West readers. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Further instructions are below.
My favorite before-and-after photos ever
I haven’t posted a picture of Rudy on the blog in maybe a week or more, so I just have to post one today. This little cutie went to the groomer this week and got his first haircut. I guess Dave and I didn’t realize how fuzzy he had gotten until we picked up the finished product …
There’s little Rudy, before the trim and after the trim. I happen to like his shaggy hair and am totally fine with him growing it out. What do you think? He almost looks like a different dog, when he is all clean-cut, right?
By the way, Rudy is going into surgery next week to get neutered and have some of his baby teeth removed, so please keep him in your thoughts. Poor little guy.
My current favorite color
Over the summer months, I was very much into the neons. But as soon as it hit September, I found myself back in love with red. Red everything. Red clothing. Red food. Red wine. Red nail polish. In fact, if I had to choose one permanent color to paint my finger or toenails that I’d have to look at forever, it would most definitely be a fire-engine red.
I’ve been getting gel manicures on my nails the past few months and got a fresh one this week. Dark red was my color of choice, and I’m loving it. Anybody else out there have a color that they just don’t get sick of?
My favorite thing about blogging
I don’t always talk about the fact that maintaining this blog takes a lot of work, but it does. And you know what, the fact that there are so many of you who come back to read my ramblings each day makes it worth while. I do not have a huge blog, with millions of followers, but I do have some loyal amazing people around here, whom I love connecting with. Even if you’ve never commented or sent me an email, I want to thank you for reading.
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 — Wine country, weekend and weekly workouts
- Healthy recipe — Honey and nut no-bake pumpkin energy balls
- Food pictures — The return of the weekly food diary
- A workout — 25-minute power-walking treadmill workout
And I love this song — it makes me smile. That’s it for today! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Enter to win a MONTH of Siggi’s with a comment
All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post. You can tell me your favorite flavor of yogurt. You can tell me what you’re going to do this weekend. You can tell me anything. And you can leave a separate comment if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook and if you Tweet about the giveaway. The more comments, the more chances to win. This giveaway will close on Monday night (9/21), and is open to all!
Read more Friday Favorites
If you’ve enjoyed browsing through this post, visit the the link-up hostesses, Heather and Katie, or check out all of my older “Friday Favorites” posts. (Thanks to the lovely Catherine for asking me to drop all of those extra links at the bottom of these posts to make it easier for you guys to read on your phone. You can now find the past favorites here.)
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Questions of the day
What’s your favorite flavor of yogurt?
Do you have a fun recent favorite to share?
What are you up to this weekend?