Friday Favorites

February 24, 2017
Friday Favorites Dallas Fitness Blog Blogger Love You More Too

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a fantastic week.  Since this is the last Friday of February, I want to share some of my favorite things and gratitude list for the month.  This year, I made a goal to be more grateful, so each month I am sharing some grateful highlights.

Maybe you will find something new that you didn’t know of before.

Favorite beauty find

My favorite mascara at the moment is Le Shock by Yves Saint Laurent.  This mascara gives my eyelashes a ton of volume, and the color is perfect.

Favorite tradition

On Sundays, I pamper myself to an at home spa day.  I have a basket of bath salts, lavender candles, body scrub, face mask, foot scrubs, and moisturizing lotion.  To prepare for the week, I treat myself to a candle lit bath and use all of the goodies to relax and listen to “tranquil” music on Spoitify.

Favorite Instagram post

Brunch at @dfgrille must include these red velvet Belgian waffles complete with thick butcher cut bacon. 😍😍 @dallasbloggerbrunch

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This month was full of trying new restaurants and menu items.  The red velvet Belgian waffles from Del Frisco’s Grille photograph beautifully.

Favorite recipe

Rebecca, of Happily the Hicks, shared a recipe I have been drooling over.  She loaded this sweet potato hash with vegetables, eggs, and avocado, and I cannot wait to try it for myself.

Favorite restaurant find

One of the best things about living in Dallas is all of the wonderful restaurants that open up.  Colton and I tried Whistle Britches for the first time and I am a huge fan!  Check out my full review here.


Grateful list (for the month of February)

1. Trying great new restaurants and wonderful brunches this month.

2. Relaxing on a weekend camping trip with Colton and the fur babies.

3. Amazing School Counseling Week and feeling loved and appreciated by parents, students and coworkers

4. Colton and I saw every Academy Award nominated best film before the awards on Sunday.  If you’re interested in a free ballot to print off for your watching party, click here.

5. Several new followers on Instagram (and getting closer to my goal for the end of the year)


  • Divya February 24, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Ummmmm, can I just tell you how beautiful your eyes are?! GORGEOUS.

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:25 am

      You are SO SWEET. Seriously, thank you. 🙂

  • Harmony, Momma To Go February 24, 2017 at 7:20 am

    you look great! I cant believe this is the last weekend of Feb WTH?!??!?!!? We just got a Del Friscos grille in our mall, need to chekck out your review, have a great weekend!

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:25 am

      It’s SOOOO GOOD!! I hope you try it soon. 🙂

  • Lindsey February 24, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Oh these all look so fun!! And those waffles…..delish!

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Thank you!! They were fantastic.

  • Alexandra @ My Urban Family February 24, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for the recommendation for the mascara! I’m running low and I was thinking I should try something new next time.

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Of course! I love trying new products. This was a really good one.

  • Rebecca Hicks February 24, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Your eyes really POP with that mascara! So beautiful!
    And thank you for sharing my recipe. <3 It seriously SO good, and I'm sad we've eaten it all up already haha.

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! 🙂 You are sweet. Of course. It looks fantastic, I can’t wait to make some for us.

  • Dawn February 24, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I definitely need to look for that mascara. I’m always looking for a good mascara. We LOVE sweet potato casserole. My husband requests that all the time.

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:34 am

      It is a GREAT one. I love finding new products that work well.

      Doesn’t that look delicious!?

  • Katie February 24, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I too am so grateful for relaxing weekends with great people!

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Yes! They are the best. 🙂

  • chrissy February 24, 2017 at 9:23 am

    those lashes girl! wow! gorgeous!

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Awh, thank you!! Xo

  • Jessy February 24, 2017 at 11:10 am

    That mascara sounds great and a spa day sounds glorious! Have a great weekend.

    xo, Jessy |

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Thanks, Jessy! You too!

  • Charlotte February 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Wow, you are killin’ it on Insta, momma! Go you!! Also that mascara looks amazing–your eyes totally pop in that pic! Hope you have a great weekend (PS: Just took a bath the other day for the first time in FOREVAH and it was amazing).

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Awh, thank you! I feel like blogging and social media are two full time jobs in and of themselves. haha. So glad you treated yourself to a bath. <3

  • Sheryl February 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Reading gratitude posts make me sooo happy!! Sundays are my pamper day also.

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Me too! They are the best!

  • Kenya February 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    My husband has made sweet potato hash like four times within the last 2 months and my family LOVES it! We make ours with peppers 🌶 I never heard it being made with avacado. We’ll have to try it out !

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Yummm! I would love it with peppers too. So yummy!

  • Chrissy February 25, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I love gratitude posts! It’s so important to b grateful for the “little things ” right!
    Happy weekend xxx

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Me too!! There are so many little things around us to notice every day.

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health February 25, 2017 at 6:26 am

    sometimes i miss having a bath tub…i try to do weekly face masks though and it does make a huge difference. have a lovely weekend.

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

      That was a requirement when looking for our house. I love baths! Have a great weekend too!

  • Penny Struebig February 25, 2017 at 8:31 am

    We only have two movies left to see on the Best Picture category. Seeing one this morning and will squeeze the other in before the award show starts on Sunday. Which one was your favorite?

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Nice! I love it when other people watch all the movies too. My favorite was La La Land with a close second to Lion. 🙂 What about you?

  • Danielle February 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

    That mascara looks amazing!! And I need those waffles in my belly. 🙂

    • Jessica February 27, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you, Danielle!! 🙂

  • Valerie February 27, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Love all these picks!


    • Jessica February 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks, Valerie!