Friday Favorites: A yogurt giveaway and more

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?

Siggi's Dairy giveaway via A Lady Goes WestI’m loving these tasty and healthy yogurts. And obviously, Pumpkin & Spice is my favorite flavor.

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 …

Rudy got a haircut via A Lady Goes WestThere’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.

Red everything via A Lady Goes WestA new red top, a red manicure and one of my favorite O.P.I. nail polish shades.

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 …

And I love this song — it makes me smile. That’s it for today! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚ 

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!

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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?

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255 Comments

  1. I’m a huge fan of Greek yogurt so I would be very excited to try this out and see how it’s different! I love your Friday favorites pieces because they give me ideas of different things to check out.

  2. eik! I am so in love with red right now too!!
    Also can’t beat a vanilla yogurt with all the toppings!! Have a fabulous Friday

  3. I love Siggi’s! My favorite flavor definitely the coconut flavor one. I love anything with coconut (& pumpkin). I haven’t tried the pumpkin spice one yet though – I’m definitely going to have to keep an eye out for that! Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Hey – thanks for taking my recommendation and making the change to quickly (and for the shout out). It makes it look much cleaner and makes for less scrolling πŸ™‚

    Fave flavor of yogurt would be either plain (I know boring!) or vanilla. I’ve never seen Siggi’s in stores around here but our Costco carries a Skyr style yogurt yogurt that is super yummy especially in overnight oats.

    Busy weekend ahead for us – having friends over for a bbq and bonfire tonight and then we have a wedding to attend tomorrow.

    Looking forward to hearing about your travels … I’m curious about where you’re going πŸ˜› Enjoy!!

    1. You have a very busy weekend ahead, Catherine! I hope it is wonderful. And I’m always open to suggestions, so keep them coming, my friend. πŸ™‚ Yay for yogurt!!

  5. I love Siggi’s! I always get the vanilla but I would love to try the pumpkin.
    I think your Rudy looks adorable but I am partial to more “natural” cuts, so his shagginess in the first pic is my favorite!

  6. I love yogurt and I missed it for so many years but found out while in Ireland last year my tummy can handle it, well some and in moderation of course. I love Siggi’s Ginger Orange and then the Pumpkin one in the fall. I also like Noosa, I steal my daughter’s from time to time. We always have lots of yogurt in the house and the girls have their favs for everything so we have tubs and containers and probably 5 different brands.

  7. I’ve been meaning to try that yogurt forever and just keep forgetting to get some at the store – sounds so good! You can’t go wrong with a classic red nail! Enjoy your getaway this weekend πŸ™‚

  8. I’ve never tried Siggi’s. I’ve seen it on Instagram quite a bit. When we were in Iceland, we had some skyr. It was AMAZING. There really is no comparison to Greek yogurt. I love both, but Icelandic skyr is another whole level of creaminess.

  9. I am loving Siggi’s since Blogfest! So far I have tried 4 flavors! (Sadly our grocer doesn’t carry any of the pumpkin, blood orange, or lemon) I can’t wait to try them. I have to admit I am loving the coconut! It goes well with all my toppings and I use it in my smoothie bowls. I don’t know if you have seen them on my instagram? But they are so smooth with the Siggi’s!

    P.s. your little doggie looks all cute! I also love shaggy faces! My Yorkie has long hair πŸ™‚

  10. I’ve never tried Siggis but they look so good! I love pumpkin flavor yogurt, so that would be a must-try πŸ™‚

  11. I absolutely adore Siggi’s. However, the only place that carries it where I live is Whole Foods and I just don’t do my regular grocery shopping there. I may just have to stop in and grab some of the pumpkin πŸ™‚

    This weekend I get to my niece for the first time! I am so excited that I’m finally an aunt. I cannot wait to hold her.

    1. I don’t do my regular shopping at Whole Foods either, but have picked up Siggi’s and sushi there when necessary heheh! πŸ™‚ Have so much fun meeting your niece!!

  12. Pumpkin & Spice Siggi’s? Wow, I totally missed the boat there. I need to find some ASAP! And wow – enjoy your little getaway! I can’t wait to hear the details. Also, those picture of Rudy… I die. So fluffy. Enjoy the weekend and thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Hi Heather! That’s what I think every time I see Rudy — I die. ahhaha It’s hard to get anything done around here with that little fuzzball being so cute. Happy weekend to you too! πŸ™‚

  13. Oh Rudy! I love the shaggy look as well πŸ™‚ looks like a totally different pup. Good luck on the surgery little guy. Love the nails as well! I need to paint mine, they have been naked for a few weeks… I guess I was letting them breathe haha.

    I love coconut flavored yogurts… yum! I have greek yogurt every day.

  14. That yogurt sounds so good! I love thick and creamy yogurt, so that kind sounds right up my alley πŸ™‚ Rudy looks so adorable! I admit that I like how his hair used to cover his eyes, but this is probably much healthier for him. In Pittsburgh, a big concern is ticks and dogs getting lyme disease, so pretty much all dogs are supposed to get buzzed so you can see the ticks easier in the summer! Luckily Selma is a short haired dog so that was never a problem.

    Have a great weekend!

  15. What perfect timing…I am eating Siggis right now! I love the basic Vanilla for the creaminess and so I can add my own granola on top.

  16. So funny, I actually just got done eating a cup of Siggi’s Fig and Lemon yogurt. It was pretty tasty! The vanilla is my favorite though. πŸ™‚

    And I love Rudy’s haircut! He looked just as cute all fluffy but it seems like he can see better now and that’s always a plus, lol.

    I hope you have safe travels and a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks, Sarah! Siggi’s makes some good yogurt, and I’m glad to know you’re a fan too! πŸ™‚ I like Rudy’s fluff, but yes it’s probably better for him to have his eyes clear hehee

  17. great giveaway, I would love to try siggis yogurt. I like strawberry, lemon and pineapple yogurts. I like to try new flavors also.

  18. I’d love to win this! Siggi’s is actually my favorite yogurt. I love the pumpkin & spice, vanilla bean, and fig & lemon zest.

  19. I’d love to try Siggi’s! I eat yogurt for a snack almost every day. I usually buy plain so I can jazz it up with whatever sounds good (pb&j, cereal, etc.) but also love vanilla and other flavored yogurts.

  20. hey Ashley! I can only imagine how much work it takes to write this blog! You put such great content out there and always high quality! So your loyal readers (like me) truly appreciate all you do!

    I can’t believe that I have never tried the pumpkin Siggis before! I’m obsessed with their coconut flavor though! Have a great trip!

  21. Oh my gosh, I LOVE Siggi’s so much. Thank you for the giveaway! Their vanilla flavor is so delicious and the perfect sweetness level!

  22. Siggi’s is my favorite! I got the pumpkin for the first time and am saving it-if I had a month supply, I would be in heaven!

  23. Narrow it down to just one favorite yogurt flavor? Yikes, that depends on my mood. Overall, my fav (snack) flavor is Boston creme pie, but if I want to eat more of a “meal”, then I go with plain Fage Greek yogurt. When there’s a new seasonal flavor of yogurt, then I’m all about that one (pumpkin, apple, Whips root beer float, etc). Oh man, then there’s the Greek yogurt with steel cut oats in it and that’s my fav “breakfast” oatmeal. Yogurt…too many choices!

  24. my friends chide me about my ability to win contests, but the one that has eluded me is Siggi’s! It’s my son’s favourite so I hope to finally win!

  25. I love red too! I love your top – I clicked on the link you provided – thanks for that! Did you order a small? I love yogurt. I really like the Chobani key lime. I also want to thank you for all the hard work you put into your blog! I LOVE it! It is the only blog I faithfully read – I think because we are pretty similar people and I just love all your posts!

  26. I cannot get enough of yogurt. Have it every morning. I tend to just get plain Greek yogurt and then mix berries or other flavorings in myself, but the pumpkin Siggi’s sounds delicious.

  27. Siggi’s pumpkin and spice yogurt is one of my favorites! I just had some last week topped with Purely Elizabeth pumpkin fig granola and it was heavenly.

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