Friday Five and Favorites

by Brittany on January 10, 2014

Happy Friday friends!!

1. It is amazing how 30 degrees can feel like the tropical after 0 degree weather!

2. I must be the incredible female hulk.  I was trying to open my fingernail polish and I broke the entire top off!

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3. I totally ripped my hands up on some weights at the gym.  Lifting gloves are happening this weekend.

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4. Speaking of this weekend, I get to pick up our stroller and car seat today!!

5. I had girls night last night with my friend Hannah, and we stayed up until midnight.  I’m paying the price today, but it was so worth it!

In case you missed it:

Double Date and the Snow that Wasn’t

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My prayer as a Future Adoptive Mom

WIAW: I need Warming Foods

Thai Style Stir Fry

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From around the web:

Healthy Living:

What’s Wrong with Hydrogenated Oil (and How to Avoid It) via Keeper of the Home

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating- Part 1 via Keeper of the Home

When compliments feel like LIES and what to do about it. via Sensual Appeal

Healthy Fats, UnHealthy Fats and Cholesterol  via The More I Run

Chasing Highs…  via Candy Fit

12 ways to be purely you  via The Purely Twins

Degrees of Lean & How Lean is Too Lean?  via Your Trainer Paige


Chocolate Chip Toasted Coconut Quinoa Granola via Beard and Bonnet

. soft and chewy protein granola bars  via Running with Spoons

cookie dough filled cinnamon rolls with cookie dough frosting  via The Purely Twins

Gluten Free Shopping Lists – Gluten Free Pantry List from Sincerely Caroline


3 Beach Workouts You Can Do Without Any Equipment  via Your Trainer Paige

Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal  via Food, Fitness, and Family

New Year, New You workout from It’s a Harley Life

What are your plans for the weekend??

Favorite reads from the week?

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Caroline @ Sincerely Caroline January 10, 2014 at 7:51 am

Great post! Thanks for sharing the gluten-free lists. :) Your hands look very similar to mine –– I don’t know why I am so darn stubborn about getting gloves! Perhaps, I should do a little shopping too this weekend … ;) Happy Friday!


Brittany January 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I didn’t get any gloves this weekend! lol! Did you?


Caroline @ Sincerely Caroline January 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I didn’t either! So horrible! I must have it it out for my poor hands!


Danica @ It's Progression January 10, 2014 at 8:10 am

#3 definitely made me smile :)
The weather is supposed to get up into the 30s this weekend here, too! After the -40 temps we had earlier this week, it’s definitely going to feel like a major heat wave. I can’t wait to take our dog for a nice long walk!


Linz @ Itz Linz January 10, 2014 at 8:15 am

that’s funny what you said about 30 degrees feeling tropical.. that’s exactly how we feel too!! so not what we would have said a couple of months ago lol!


Purelytwins January 10, 2014 at 8:47 am

thanks sweetie for the link love :) xoxo
well today its rainy and cold, not fun! supposed to be like this again tomorrow boooo haha where is Spring??? haha


Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat January 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

haha…I feel exactly the same way about the 30 degree weather. What a difference, right!?! Although, it’s currently snowing like crazy here at the moment. I’m hoping everything will stop by the time I have to drive home from work. I hate driving in the snow!


Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

Snowboarding for me this weekend! :D The cold snap has FINALLY passed, and you’re absolutely right about 32 feeling like the tropics after -30. Ridiculous. But I plan on taking full advantage of the warmer weather because you never know how long it’ll last!


Heidi @ Idlehide January 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

I bought my stroller last night:) Which one are you getting? We went with the baby jogger summit x3.

all that lifting has given you the super hulk powers to rip off nail polish tops;)


Brittany January 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

bahaha! We got the BOB Revolution stroller! What did you get?


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

We’ve got a high of 40 today, I can hardly believe it! But I think we’ll all be embracing the warmer weather for as long as it hangs around. ;)


Kierston @candyfit January 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

You know, I have absolutely no plans for the weekend. Except for a sushi dinner with friends tonight :) I’m a-okay with going with the flow…and perhaps staying in my pjs for a little while longer!

Thanks for including me in your link love! Grateful xo

Have a great weekend :)


Kim January 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Ouch – I hate when my hands get like that – better get some gloves for sure!!
And – so exciting about your stroller and car seat!!!


Paige @ Your Trainer Paige January 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Ouchie! Poor hands :( Mine get like that if I include a bunch of deadlifts and chin ups in the same workout. No bueno.

Thanks for the link love! <3


Brittany January 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Do you have a pair of lifting gloves you like?? I’m on the market!


Danielle @ It's A Harleyyy Life January 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm

awww thank you for linking to my workout! enjoy your weekend!


Brittany January 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

You are so welcome love!


Lauren @ Me and the Mountains January 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Lol- your superpowers are acting up! :)
I LOVE my lifting gloves. I’ve gone through several different types over the years- but I’m on my third pair of the same brand (one pair wore out, the other was chewed up by one of my dogs). In case you need a recommendation- the brand is Bionic and they’re pink and black. A little more pricey but SO worth it.


Brittany January 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

bahaha! I’m so looking up those gloves!!


Arman @ thebigmansworld January 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm

We got the same blister in the same spot- definitely time to hunt down some gloves! You guys all confuse me saying 30 degrees..its 30 degrees here today- but not your 30 degrees the hot 30 degrees lol.

Have a great weekend!


Brittany January 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm

lol! Can we switch temps??? ;)


Julie January 10, 2014 at 11:33 pm

My hands always have calluses now and it’s so troublesome to wear gloves. I think it gives my hand some variation. Um, maybe not.

Great links this week!


Samantha @ The More I run January 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Thanks so much for the shout out! Love your blog and your story! :) Blessings, Sam :)


Brittany January 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm

You are so welcome girl! Thank you!!


Nicole @ FruitnFitness January 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

It’s so funny how our bodies adapt to temperatures. I got home from work this afternoon and was so excited to take Bentley, my goldendoodle, for a long walk. After it felt so warm walking into the house all I needed for the walk was a nice warm hoodie. I hope your hands feeling okay, blisters are the worst. They can be so small yet hurt so much as your hands are always moving and touching things. Hope your having a wonderful weekend!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm

It hit 65 here today!!! This weather is insane… but I can’t complain about the heatwave.

You a totally the hulk. ;)


Brittany January 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm

lol! Now I just need to start lifting with you to have the muscle definition to go with the name. ;)


Matt @ Runner Savvy January 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Happy Friday! It was 70 here today :)


Brittany January 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm



Jessie January 12, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Aw! Your poor hands. Hope you remembered to get yourself a pair of lifting gloves over the weekend :)


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