In year’s past, I would have a costume on-the-ready and be super excited about the shenanigans of the Halloween weekend. Not so much this year, in fact, for the first time in months, Dave and I actually have zero plans for the weekend. Well, scratch that, there are some big things going on over here at A Lady Goes West over the next couple-of-days.
When you come back to visit the site on Monday, you’ll see that things will look a bit different, because I’ve got some changes coming your way. And my wonderful designer (who you’ll hear more about soon) is doing the majority of the change-over on Saturday morning. Get excited for some new features and a new look and feel along with the usual daily chatter and posts. I can’t wait to see the finished product. Now let’s get on to the favorites …
This week’s finds for “Friday Favorites”
As you know, Fridays are the right time to step back from hearty content and keep it light with a random selection of things making my happy …
My favorite event of the week
If you didn’t see the dozen times so far that I’ve mentioned how fun it was to put together and host an event for bloggers last weekend, I figured I’d hit you with it one more time. In fact, I wish I had another event on the calendar for this weekend, because I enjoyed it so much …
Those Fabletics leggings (<<—referral link!!)? Don’t stare too long or you’ll get dizzy.
In addition to how much I loved hanging out with some of my favorite local San Francisco bloggers, I was also very happy to meet new bloggers, who live close to me in the East Bay. I see some lunch-dates in the near future. By the way, it was icing on the cake to hear from many of the ladies that they were super sore from the Orangetheory Fitness workout I put them through — I get pleasure from that. Seriously, I’m already planning the next “Bay Area Blogger Meet and Sweat.”
My favorite new beauty tool of the week
Ladies (or gentlemen, of course), how long have you been using your straightener or blow-dryer? A long time? I had my last straightener for two years and was starting to notice it was tugging at my hair, which isn’t good at all. Rather than wait around too long for it to either (A) die or (B) cause any damage to my poor hair, I did some research on the best type of straighteners for fine hair and came up with this beauty as a replacement …
HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron and a shiny red bag.
This has to be the fanciest straightener I’ve ever had, because it came with a glove and a little bag for storage — yet it was actually quite reasonably priced. I’ve used it all week and love that it has plenty of heat settings, so I don’t always have to blast my hair with full heat when it doesn’t need it. Totally a fan! If you’re in the market for a new styling tool, I’d highly recommend this one.
My favorite new accessory of the week
When I lived in downtown San Francisco and got everywhere on foot, a backpack was an absolutely essential item. No matter your age or social status, in the City, many people wear backpacks for all of their daily needs — you just want your hands to be free. That being said, I stopped using backpacks when we moved to the ‘burbs, because I always had a tote bag sitting next to me in the car and didn’t really need the efficiency of it. But this new little number has me changing my tone …
Navy and plain on the outside, red stripes and fancy on the inside. Loving this backpack — totally unisex too.
If you’ve never heard of Herschel Supply Company backpacks before, they are simple, sleek and pretty popular on the streets of the Bay Area. I got this bag as a little thank-you for my role as a Naked Juice Ambassador, and I was so excited to see it arrive at my doorstep. Gift idea for your casual friend or family member? Yes, please.
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 friend-filled weekend and my workouts
- Blogger fun — Bay Area Blogger Meet and Sweat (Oh this one again?)
- My regular eats — “What I Ate Wednesday” food talk and pictures
- Vitamins — Do just one thing healthier for 30 days
That’s it for today. Have a great weekend my, friends. Eat plenty of candy (and drink a lot of water too!)A short and fun one, check out these #Favorites #Food #Beauty #BayArea Click To Tweet
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
Are you dressing up for Halloween?
What’s something fun you’ve been loving lately?