friday faves // september 19, 2014

Happy Friday! We made it!

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Friday means the weekend is almost here. It also means it's time for Friday Faves! Once again, I'm linking up with AndreaErika, and Narci. I really looked forward to doing this post because it is not only fun to share my favorites and get introduced to others' favorites, but it also helps me to focus on the "little things" in life that make me happy. Life can get busy, hectic, overwhelming, etc etc. so it's good to take a moment to recognize the things that get me through the day!

With that said, here's a few things I've been L-O-V-I-N-G this week:

1) Pumpkin Bagels

Now that it is mid-September (wait, what??), I'm happy to report that grocery stores are finally fully stocked with all things fall and pumpkin. My sister actually introduced these Pumpkin Spice Bagels to me and swore up and down that they were as delicious as they sounded. I requested that the hubs get some at the store the other day while I was in class and was so excited to finally try one for myself. Verdict: They are delicious. They are yummy by themselves, but would be just as great with a smidge of cream cheese.

2) Brooks "Ghost" Sneakers
I'm currently in full swing of half-marathon training. My hubs and I ran the Thanksgiving Half in Fort Worth last year and decided it would be a new tradition. I only gave myself about 1 month to train last year (I know, I know...) so this year we started much sooner. I purchased a good pair of running shoes that the salesman at Luke's Locker recommended for long distances (Brooks "Ghost"). So far I've run in them three times (alternating with another "minimalist" pair for shorter distances) and really love the extra cushion and stability they give me. 

3) Afternoon Dog Walks
Lately, since the temps have started creeping down a bit, I've been walking my two rambunctious dogs about 2-3 times per week around the neighborhood. I used to only do this on weekends when my hubs could help out and we could each be responsible for one dog, but have gotten much more comfortable handling them both on my own. It's so fun to see neighbors outside doing yard work, running, and walking their dogs. I live in a pretty quirky neighborhood where everyone not only takes care of their yards and each house has its own unique personality.  Besides exercise, I get some great gardening and porch decor ideas just by walking around the block!

4) Green Tea with Lemon
Green tea with lemon, I've decided, is way more delicious than plain ol' green tea! The Bigelow brand is the one I've been drinking lately, and it's become a welcome part of my afternoon routine at work (and a healthier replacement for my usual Diet Cokes).  Drinking from a hand painted teacup makes the tea taste all the better, right??

5) J. Rae's Carrot Cake Cupcake
If you live in Fort Worth and haven't been to J. Rae's, take this as a sign that you need to go asap. It's one of my absolute favorite bakeries. Not only do they have delicious cupcakes, but the cheese cake is out of this world and the sugar cookies (that come in a multitude of colors, shapes, and themes) are devine. I don't think it's possible for me to oversell this place. The carrot cake cupcake is one of my faves, and I only get it during the fall for some reason. I treated myself to my first one of the season after a long day at work this week. The best.

As you can tell, these favorites are kind of all over the place, but hey, I'm just being real.

One thing I am really looking forward to this weekend is my sister coming to town! She is staying the whole weekend and we've pretty much got our entire Friday, Saturday, and Sunday planned out. Shopping, food, and traipsing around Dallas and Fort Worth are in my near, near future. I cannot WAIT.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! xo.

10 comments

  1. Pumpkin Spice Bagels? I MUST find them! :)

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    1. Yes definitely give them a try! Great with coffee in the morning :)

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  2. Visiting from Friday Favourites! I won't lie, I cringed a little when I saw pumpkin spice bagels…I love a good piece of pumpkin pie but I don't seem to have the "all things pumpkin" gene!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I understand the pumpkin thing. The bagels are more spicy/cinnamony with not much of an overpowering pumpkin taste at all. But if you aren't keen on that flavor I recommend trying the apple pie flavor! Also delicious!

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  3. Visiting from the Friday Favorites Link Up! I must try those bagels...they look amazing! I think a cinnamon cream cheese would be delicious on them!

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    1. Oh yes, I'm sure that would be delicious! I will probably go get some and try that!

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  4. I've never even heard of pumpkin spice bagels!! Sounds amazing!! Happy running!!!!!

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    1. If you love pumpkin spice then you'll love these! And thanks! I'm ready for some cooler weather, which makes the longer runs much more enjoyable. :)

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  5. Ok I didn't see the pumpkin spice bagles at my grocer but I did see apple pie ones....hmmm. A friend turned me onto the pumpkin swirl bread by Pepperidge Farm! Yummy! Brooks shoes I hear are awesome, my mom loves them. I am volunteering with a local elementary school to get kids ready for a 5K at Thanksgiving! Can you imagine thirty kids ages 8-11 running around like mad cats? LOL Enjoyed your blog!!!

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    1. I bet that pumpkin swirl bread is fantastic, I will have to try that next!

      How awesome that they have a Thanksgiving 5K for the kiddos. I'm sure it will be a little chaotic but also a lot of fun!! So glad you found my blog :)

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