Friday Favorites: 07/11/14 (+ A Giveaway!)

Happy Friday everyone!

Hope you are ending your week on a good note and have a fun weekend ahead of you. Smile We don’t have a whole lot on our agenda other than hosting a fun little pool party for close friends and family on Saturday. We’ve been wanting to do a house warming party of sorts since we moved in a couple months ago, and we’re finally feeling settled enough to show off our new digs! Other than that, some cleaning and lots of relaxation will be happening. Sounds great to me after being away from home last weekend!

Since it’s Friday and all, I figured it’d be fun to get in on a little Friday Favorites action! Linking up to Heather over at Housewife Glamour!

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I’m a FlapJacked Ambassador!

You may have noticed the addition of the Flapjacked badge on the side column of my blog. Flapjacked recently invited me to be on their ambassadorship team, and I gladly accepted. I am so honored to be working with a company I love and respect so much! FlapJacked is known for their protein pancakes made with whole grain ingredients and no artificial anything. They pack in 15-17 grams of protein in only 200 calories! Not to mention they’re absolutely delicious! Flapjacked are easily my top favorite protein pancakes. You all know how much I love pancakes, so this is pretty much a perfect relationship.

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Iced coffee

An iced coffee may have happened close to every single afternoon this past week. Hunter goes down for his nap, and I whip out my homemade iced coffee and get to work on the blog. It’s been my “new thing”, and I kind of love it. I’ve been drinking one cup less each morning, and save the leftover for my iced coffee in the afternoon. I add some ice, a little half & half, and a squirt of PureVia Vanilla Stevia – simply perfect.

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New Fabletics outfits

You all know my undying love for Fabletics. Each month I get a few pieces to try out from their newest catalog. Every time I receive them in the mail, I squeal for joy. I’ve already tried everything out, and of course, I’m in love.

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The above top may just be my new favorite. And everyone needs a pair of bright blue capri leggings in their life.

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I mean, seriously?! Cutest shorts ever.

Kale chips

OK, so you guys know how I was talking the other day about Hunter’s dislike of all things GREEN? Well, I think I found a winner – kale chips! For whatever reason, I totally forgot about kale chips and was reminded of them when Char mentioned them the other day. To my surprise, Hunter loved these things and gobbled them right up! It’s beyond me why or how he likes one of the strongest tasting green veggies I’ve ever eaten, but hey, I’m not complaining!

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Mommy’s Me Time

Mommy’s Me Time is a new blog I’ve recently discovered, and I continue to find her posts so encouraging and uplifting. If you’re a mama, I’d highly recommend this blog!

An organized make-up drawer

Apparently I’m on an organizing spree this week. I’ve had my make-up in a make-up bag since we’ve moved, and I’ve been wanting to organize it in a drawer for more convenience. It took all of about 5 minutes to organize and makes applying my make-up a lot more enjoyable. (Obviously I’m not a huge make-up person. We just do the basics over here. Winking smile)

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Being featured on CNC

I felt so honored to be featured yesterday on one of my favorite healthy living blogs, Carrots ‘N’ Cake! Tina’s blog was one of the first I found back in the day, and has continued to be a favorite of mine. Check out my guest post on her blog HERE!

6 Pack Fitness Bag

I had the opportunity to try out a bag from 6 Pack Fitness recently and have really been enjoying it these last few weeks! I was sent the Plyo Sling bag made especially for women.

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It’s a purse that is designed for short excursions away from home that holds two meals, comes preloaded with two sure seal containers, two small gel packs, and a sports nutrition compact.

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There’s also an organizational main compartment and side pockets for healthy snacks.

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This purse was perfect for my long weekend of BODYPUMP training as I needed plenty of meals and snacks to fuel me through the weekend. It kept everything organized and nice and cool.

I could see these bags being perfect for the working woman (or man – there’s plenty of various bag options) and/or a fitness professional who is always on the go. Lucky for you, 6 Pack Fitness is willing to giveaway a 6 Pack Fitness bag of your choice!

To enter, head over to 6 Pack Fitness and tell me in the comments which bag YOU would choose and why!

For an extra entry, share this post on Facebook OR Twitter that includes the link to this post. Leave an extra comment below with the link to your tweet/post!

Giveaway closes Wednesday, July 16 at midnight. Only open to U.S. residents.

Disclosure: I received a 6 Pack Fitness purse in exchange for a review and giveaway. No compensation was received. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

Friday Favorites: 06/20/14 (+ A Giveaway!)

———-GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!————-

It’s FRIDAY!

We’re going to bring in the weekend with some Friday Favorites, what do you say?! A huge thanks to the beautiful Heather at Housewife Glamour for the fun link-up!

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my Fabletics camo leggings

These are one of the pieces I wore at Blend Retreat, and I think I love them more every time I wear them. I get compliments on them ALL the time too. They’re comfortable, flattering, and SO darn cute – no wonder they’re my favorite. (I swear I’m not getting paid to say this … I really do just adore them.)

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peaches

I always forget how much I love peaches until they’re back in season again. I’m pretty picky about them though – they have to be perfectly ripe and really juicy. I’ve managed to pick some pretty good ones lately, and I can’t get enough of them! ‘’

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my new lamp

I know, I know, I already mentioned it yesterday, but I guess that just goes to show how much I’m loving it! It really is the perfect fit in our living room.

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all of us feeling healthy!

Last week was a rough week all around with the stomach bug that floated back and forth between Hunter and me. I don’t think you can truly understand that situation until you have to go through it with a child – it was pretty miserable. Needless to say, I’m SO happy that we’re all feeling back to our normal selves this week! I like healthy and happy bodies!

Quest bars

I am very much an advocate of eating real, wholesome foods, but I can’t deny my love for a Quest bar every once in awhile. We were super spoiled and got a ton of them at Blend Retreat this year, so I’ve been enjoying one every so often and loving every bite!

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rompers

I posted this on Instagram last Friday, and I just have to share it again because I’m that excited about it. I was a little weary about rompers to begin with, mostly because I have a long torso and didn’t know if I could pull it off. However, once I tried this one on and saw the $7 price tag, there was no question I’d be bringing it home. This thing is so darn comfortable and perfect for the wicked hot summers we have here in Arizona.

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kodiak power cakes

My love for pancakes is always there, but I’ve been back in one of my I-want-pancakes-all-the-time phases lately. Kodiak Power Cakes have been in my pancake rotation, and they’re SO good! Their pancake mix makes pulling off a quick and easy breakfast no problem at all.

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Kodiak Cakes just recently came out with their new Power Cakes that are packed with extra protein and made with whole grains. A little nutritional run-down: 190 calories per serving (1/2 cup mix), 2 grams total fat, 30 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams dietary fiber, 3 grams sugar, and a whoppin’ 13 grams of protein. Pretty sweet, right? These things are super tasty too. They don’t taste at all like your typical “protein pancakes” to me.

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Kodiak Cakes wants YOU to try some of their Power Cakes mix and is offering FIVE winners each a box of their Power Cakes mix! Enter the giveaway by telling me your favorite way to eat pancakes in the comments below.

Receive an extra entry by following FoodNFitDiaries and KodiakCakes on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. Make sure to tag both FoodNFitDiaries and KodiakCakes and include the link to this post in your tweet. Leave another comment on this post with a link to your tweet.

Giveaway is only open to residents within the continental U.S. (sorry!) Giveaway ends on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at midnight.

Best of luck to you!

Disclosure: I was provided a box of Kodiak Power Cakes to test and review. No compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% my own.

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