Friday Favorites

January 20, 2017
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Most of my Friday Favorites are themed, but every now and then I like to share some random favorites from the week. Here are some of my favorite things from January so far, followed by 5 things I am grateful for this week. Maybe you will find something new to check out this weekend.

Favorite at-home workout

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I have already shared my Tone It Up Story, but if you missed it, you should check it out.  Right now, we are doing a #LookForLove challenge and I am loving all of the new workouts.  Every Tuesday, a new workout comes out.  This week the Tone it Up Core on the Floor was a lot of fun and had my abs burning!

Favorite drink

A few months ago I shared a post on staying hydrated and the benefits of sparkling water.  This month, I have become obsessed with La Croix.  I know I am late to this bandwagon, but this month I have had one or two cans a day.  My favorite flavor is coconut. Since drinking one a day, I have noticed a huge improvement in my digestive system.

Favorite fitness wear

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I recently got these incredible Onzie pants from The Barre Code Plano and hate it when I have to take them off.  They feel like butter, are so cute, and very comfortable.  You can check out your nearest Barre Code for availability or try one of these similar pairs I linked.

Similar Onzie styles:   Pair 1   |  Pair 2   |  Pair 3

Favorite song

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I am a huge fan of Ed Sheeran. In fact, 4 years ago on January 19, Colton and I got to meet him and hang out with him for a while.  He released two songs this month and I can’t get them out of my head.  “Shape of You” is one that I crank up every time they play it on the radi0.

Favorite movie

If you have not seen LaLa Land yet, please go to your nearest theater and purchase a ticket. This movie swept the Golden Globes, and, although the Academy won’t announce their award nominations until Tuesday, will likely be nominated for several Academy Awards.  It’s a beautiful story, and my favorite of the year so far.

Grateful list

This year, I am working on practicing gratitude.  Periodically, I am sharing my grateful list from the week that will include 5 small or huge things I am grateful for.

  1. Day off from work on Monday
  2. Tone It Up nutrition plan (so many great recipes)
  3. On that note, cookies for breakfast 
  4. A hand-made card from some of the girl scouts at my school for being “the best counselor”
  5. My clean house

What are some of your favorite things from January so far?  What are you grateful for this week? Leave me a comment below!

  • Amber January 20, 2017 at 7:32 am

    I love all of your favorites! I just became addicted to La Croix recently also and I am obessed. Also, La La Land was amazing. I have the soundtrack and listen to it everyday!

    Xoxo Amber

    • Jessica January 20, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Thank you, Amber! Even the store brand version of La Croix is delicious!

      It was SO GOOD. I can’t wait to see it again. 🙂

  • Bonnie Marrow January 20, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Your house looks so cute! I want to see La La Land so bad!

    • Jessica January 20, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Thank you, Bonnie! It is really good.

  • Divya @ Eat Teach BLog January 20, 2017 at 7:59 am

    I’ve gotta watch La La Land! Maybe that’ll be the fun thing we do this weekend 🙂

    I’m with you on La Croix! Although I LOVEEEE coconut, I didn’t like the Coconut La Croix flavor too much. I think my fav is still the grapefruit! With lime being a second fav!

    • Jessica January 20, 2017 at 8:46 am

      It’s so good! Definitely try to see it this weekend.

      Have you had the passionfruit? It’s another favorite of mine. The lime is delicious!

  • Kimberly January 20, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I seriously want to just shake my hand in Ed’s hair – like just shag it up. Is that weird?
    I’ve never tried that drink before but I love love LOVE coconut water. I’ll have to look for that!
    I hope that you have a relaxing weekend!
    PS. Clean houses are the bestest! My dog just trampled in the rain…sigh…LOL!

    • Jessica January 20, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Haha. Right? He is so adorable!

      You should try it. It takes some getting used to since there is absolutely no sugar in it, but once you do, it’s addicting.

      Have a great weekend! Sorry your dog trampled in the rain. My does that all of the time. haha.

  • Belle January 20, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Those are the cutest workout pants I’ve seen! And I’ve heard a lot of good things about La La Land; I have to see it!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Jessica January 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Awh, thanks Belle! They feel amazing. It’s a great movie. I highly recommend it.

  • Christina January 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Oooo I love La Croix too and I can’t wait to see La La Land! I am embarrassed to say I literally cannot name a single Ed Sheeran song! 😉

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:36 am

      It’s so good! It’s ok to not know Ed. He has a gorgeous voice, so you should check out some of his ballads.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I love the TIU girls and La Croix!! I really need to see Lala Land!

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:36 am

      You will love it! It’s great!

  • Kim January 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I have never had a La Croix. But if there is a coconut flavor, I must try it! A clean house makes for a happy me. So I guess I better get to it. Love that bookshelf!

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Thank you so much, Kim. My husband built it. 🙂

  • MK January 20, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Nice well rounded list for this Friday’s favorites! If you’re into lightly carbonated beverages to aid in digestion, you should give Kombucha a try for the probiotics!

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Yes! I am super interested in it after reading you post. 🙂

  • Anna January 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Those are the cutest work pants ever. You know i have to admit i have not seen lala land before, I need to watch this, seems pretty good.

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Thank you, Anna! It just came out, so it is still in theaters. 🙂

  • Allison January 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    La La Land is on my list to see! I really need to get around to it, looks fantastic. 🙂

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

      It’s wonderful!

  • carmen January 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I love La Croix, although coconut wasn’t my favorite flavor. :]


    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:40 am

      A lot of people have said this. I didn’t like it the first time I tried it, but now I can’t get enough.

  • alexandra @ my urban family January 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve been drinking La Croix for years and was always told I was so strange when I drank it lol and now it’s everywhere! So good!

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:41 am

      haha. Don’t you love it when people laugh at you for liking something and then it becomes cool and they like it too? 🙂

  • Melissa Blake January 20, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Ooooh, can’t wait to hear Ed Sheeran’s new tunes! Love him! xoxo

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:43 am

      He’s great! He’s a good person too, so I like supporting him.

  • ShootingStarsMag January 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Great photo with Ed Sheeran! I got to meet him too years back after a show, but we weren’t allowed to do photos. I got a hug and my c.d. signed though so whoo! I’d love to see him live again.

    That’s really sweet that the girl scouts gave you a handmade card. Too cute!


    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Thanks, Lauren. We were at a private event for Kidd Kraddick, so we all got photos. My husband got to photograph him in the studio and we spent about 10 minutes talking to him before he played. He was so down to earth. I saw him live last year at a big concert and it was crazy! He is so talented.

  • Cassandra January 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    That work looks pretty fun. I’ll have to check it out. Thank you so much. -Cass from

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Of course! It is a lot of fun.

  • Sara January 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Wait. You’re a counselor!? What grade levels?? (congrats on the card!!! high praise!)

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

      I am! K-6 🙂 They are adorable.

  • Rebecca Hicks January 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Love love love this! I’ve been slacking on my TIU workouts with being sick and not making time for it, but I’m excited to start back up tomorrow. And giiirl that cookie smoothie is my new favorite. It’s like a milkshake that makes you feel good. Win-win. 😀 And I need some of those leggings. I’m SO tempted.

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:54 am

      I am! K-6 🙂 They are adorable. Thank you, Rebecca! I am so glad you are finally feeling better. That cookie smoothie has been my breakfast EVERY morning since Tuesday. It’s soooo good!!

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health January 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    love me his new songs tooo. i ned to check out TIU workouts, i actually really enjoyed them. im looking forward to next weekend already 🙂

    • Jessica January 21, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Haha. They are so addicting.

  • Gennifer Rose January 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    My fridge is currently stocked full of La Croix! I love carbonation without the sugar of soda 🙂

    Gennifer Rose |

    • Jessica January 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Yes! That is exactly why I love it. 🙂

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen January 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I admire your healthy lifestyle! Wish I could get my butt in gear to workout more. Lol! I haven’t had La Croix, so may need to give it a try. Enjoy your weekend and have a great week next week! 🙂

    • Jessica January 22, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Awh, thank you! It’s hard work and isn’t always as pretty as it looks (like when I eat an entire chocolate cake or drink a whole bottle of wine. Have a great week!

  • Nicole Parise January 22, 2017 at 2:50 am

    I loved this! I really need to see that movie, and I love your work out pants!

    xx nicole

    • Jessica January 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you, Nicole! It’s a great movie. 🙂

  • Lexi January 23, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I’ve heard great things about La La Land and I love Emma Stone! Those leggings are super cute too! I hope you had a great weekend

    • Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      She’s fantastic in it. 🙂 Thanks so much, Lexi!

  • Lindsay January 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    All fab things, including your fave things and your list of gratitude. I’ve never tried La Croix before – I’d have to check to see if it’s available here in Canada. Your Onzie tights are amazing girl! They look awesome on you. Never bought a pair of their tights but they’re on my list.

    I’m checking out Tone It Up as we speak. Looks fun!
    Have a great week Jessica! 🙂

    • Jessica January 23, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Lindsay! The Onzie leggings are so comfortable. 🙂 I hope they have La Croix in Canada, because it is too good not to have.

  • Justine Y @ Little Dove January 26, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Great recap/roundup post! I am grateful always for my sweet hubby!! We’ve been on an early anniversary trip this week and it’s been so nice to reconnect and relax together. So I guess I’m also thankful for my parents who so willingly watched our four children so we could go on a cruise!