May Friday Favorites

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Faves post and I’ve missed them! Maybe you have too??I’ve decided to bring them back, but just once a month so I could bring you a rundown of all my favorites lately.

1. New Laptop Bag

You may have seen this make an appearance on Instagram. For awhile I’ve been using a small Lululemon bag whenever I’ve needed to carry my laptop around. Fortunately, I’ve had more opportunities for coffee shop blogging lately, so I asked for a real laptop bag for Mother’s Day. My in laws found me just the cutest one at Best Buy and it’s so much nicer to carry around and know my laptop is well-protected. It’s in this pattern, but mine is a more purse-like bag:

2. Motivated Video with Calio

My latest video on how to stay motivated with Calio, in case you missed it earlier this month. Take a look!

4. New Bathing Suits

It’s been a few years since I bought anything new, so it was fun trying out some new styles. This year I went with a bandeau top, which I haven’t worn in years. It’s nice change from the usual triangle top. I went with this one from Laundry by Shelli Segal and have been wearing it with the straps since that’s safer with the kids around! I love the lacy details.

5. Morning nursing snuggles

At 18 months old, Emme’s pretty much down to one nursing session a day and while I don’t love the early wake up (5:30am at best), I love snuggles in bed before waking up for the day.

6. Frozen Bananas with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

I’ve had this posted on Pinterest for awhile and can’t believe I hadn’t tried making it sooner. Mine didn’t come out as pretty, but they were delicious and healthy, as far as desserts go!

8. Ban Bossy…or not

Boy or girl, kids are bossy. Labeling isn’t a good idea regardless, but I’m not a fan of the whole “ban bossy” movement. Here’s an article about affirming assertiveness instead.

9. Workout clothes for only $25

I’ve been promising a review of my Fabletics purchase for awhile and I’ve decided it’s not worth a whole post. Basically, your first purchase of an outfit with them is only $25, which is an amazing deal no matter what. Yes, it’s a subscription service, but you have until the 11th of each month to opt out and they’re very clear about that. After your first purchase, it’s $50 for an outfit, which is still not bad considering the price of other brands.

For $25, I purchased a pair of shorts, sports bra and top. I love the look of all of them, they fit well and the quality is decent. The sports bra doesn’t feel as nice as others I have, but it works well and I love the look. I don’t think the shorts are going to hold up through extended use, but I’m not so concerned about it when I got all that for $25. Please use my referral link if you feel like giving it a try. 🙂

10. More time with friends

I’ve had quite a bit of friend time this month, which has been really nice. Ellie has a couple days off during the week and I’ve enjoyed time with her (and she’s been hugely helpful in watching the kids too). I met up with some friends for wine the other night at Vintage Wine Merchants, which was the first time I’d gone out with “just the girls” in ages. Another night we went to dinner with Ellie and G at our favorite Italian restaurant up in Palo Alto, Terun.

Pizza with egg at Terun
Authentic pizza
burrata and grilled eggplant
Burrata and grilled eggplant

11. My first discount at Lululemon

Lululemon offers a program for fitness instructors where they give you a 15% discount in exchange for feedback about their clothes. A pay stub is required to receive the discount and I finally have one to show. I’m pretty excited to get a discount here and it’s also nice to know that someone is actually listening to the feedback.

12. Reading

I read a book! For the first time in I don’t know how long, which is very sad. I love to read. It hasn’t been something I’ve had too much time for after having kids, but I used to get a book in here and there. Since starting this blog, though, I haven’t been able to read anything besides blogs. After hearing a lot about the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, I decided to give it a try. It’s a young adult book, so it was an easy read and a nice, feel-good story that I read in two days.

It felt so good to read again, I know I need to make time for it more often. But I also haven’t posted since Monday, so that’s the tradeoff.

13. Halfway done with Pilates teaching!

In order to become officially certified in Pilates, I need to get in 40 teaching hours and I’m finally halfway there! Hopefully I’ll knock out the next half pretty quickly between my regularly scheduled classes, subbing for other instructors and teaching friends. Then it’ll be time to test out!

And with that I’ll end this post with lucky number 13. 🙂

What are some of your May favorites?

We have big plans for the weekend with Reece’s belated friend birthday party on Sunday (his birthday was on April 27, right after my mom passed away, so we just celebrated with family). I’m looking forward to finally throwing him the Ninjago-themed party he’s been asking for. He’s totally a Ninja.

Any fun plans for your weekend?

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  • I had no idea that Lulumon had that program. My PT has always been self-employed though so….

    Love the laptop bag. So cute!

    Almost done with the Pilates. Whoot!

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