Five things Friday 10.31.14

by Danica on October 31, 2014

Happy Friday!

1.  Jesse and I spent Wednesday evening in San Francisco to watch game 7 of the World Series.  We walked to a bar called Southside and watched the first 5 innings there – it was such a fun atmosphere!

sf bar during world series

world series game 7 sf giants

And then we went back to Jesse’s office, ate dinner, and watched the end of the game – Giants won!  (but you’ve probably already heard that ;)

It was just very cool to be in SF when the Giants won the World Series.

2.  After being gone for most of last week, I arrived home to several packages!  I love real mail.

one came from Old Factory candles:

Old Factory Happy Holidays soy candles 3- set

one from Skoop:

Skoop products - Skoop B protein powder

and one from Fabletics:

Fabletics outfit

Fabletics crops pattern

more about each of those to come!

4.  I also received something special from Katie in the mail recently – Jamberry samples!
I’ve debated about trying Jamberry for a while now and I was thrilled that she willingly sent me samples.  I can’t wait to try them out – I’ll report back ;)

Jamberry nail samples from Katie Thompson

5.  Happy Halloween!  This really just isn’t my holiday, so I plan to spend the night just relaxing at home.  For all of you going out though – be safe and have a fun time!

Enjoy your weekend, friends.  “See you” on Monday!



Link Love #2

by Danica on October 29, 2014

Check out these link I’ve been loving lately!

 In The Kitchen:

–> Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins

–> Pumpkin Black Bean Chili

–> 3 Healthy Eating Myths I Used to Believe

–> Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

–> 20 Kitchen Tips and Tricks

Skin & Hormones:

–> 8 Natural Acne Treatments You Didn’t Know About

–> 28 Foods to Balance your Hormones & Give you Glowing Skin  (I refer to this one often!)

–> 10 Ways to Balance Hormones Naturally

Things to Think About:

–> The One Word That Could Change Everything

–> Why I Want to Give Up Teaching  (this is totally how I felt 2 years ago)

–> dear jennifer lawrence: eating disorders are not a choice

–> Can Christians Do Yoga?

and other miscellaneous articles I love:

–> Weekly Pregnancy Checklist

–> Back to the Land: Mentally Disabled Adults Thrive on New Farm that Teaches Real Skills

–> 27 Pieces of Advice for your 27th Birthday



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Link Love #1

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I read a lot of health articles, posts, and blogs every week, plus I scope out a lot of healthy recipes.  As I come across ones that I really love, I want to share them with you!  I post many on Twitter and sometimes even Facebook, but I think I’ll make sharing them on the […]

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