Friday Favorites #21: Lululemon, Coconut Oil, & Simple Rules for Healthy Eating

Hey there, hi there! What’s new, what’s good?

It’s Friday(!) and I couldn’t be happier. Even though I’m ready for the weekend, it was a pretty good week around these parts. I started a new job, fit some great workouts in, and got some fun new spandex, I mean clothes.

Without further ado, because the name is pretty self-explanatory, I present this week’s…


Friday Favorites


Coconut Oil… As Lotion

I’ll be the first to admit that I am particular when it comes to coconut. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t. I like to cook with coconut oil and milk, but I don’t like the taste of shredded coconut or coconut water. Well, I have officially added ‘using coconut oil as lotion’ to the list of things that I like.


coconut oil #fridayfavorites


I held off on coconut oil as lotion for a long time because I just couldn’t understand how it wouldn’t leave my skin feeling oily or smelling like coconut. To be honest, I still don’t understand it but it works.

I guess in my mind, I’d be using the same amount of coconut oil as I would use lotion, but in reality a small amount of oil goes a long way and I haven’t had any issues with greasiness. And as far as I can tell, my skin doesn’t smell like coconut at all.


New Clothes from Lululemon

Katie, my amazing sister, sent me a gift certificate for my birthday to Lululemon after seeing a pair of their stirrups pop up in one of my Friday Favorites posts.

lululemon gift certificate #fridayfavorites

I must have spent several hours on their site trying to decide what to buy, and of course I ended up back on the stirrups. Of course. And I might have thrown in another top, too. I need to beef up my personal training wardrobe!

lululemon #fridayfavorites

lululemon retreat tee #fridayfavorites

[Wunder Under Pant *Stirrup, Retreat Tee]


“Just Because” Flowers 

carnations #fridayfavorites

This lovely little arrangement was waiting on our front porch when Andrew and I got home from the gym Wednesday night. It had been left by a neighbor who just thought we’d like them. Very sweet and much appreciated. 🙂


Links from around the web:

Simple Rules for Healthy Eating [NY Times] Yes, yes, and so much more yes.

Aerial Photographs Capture the Stunning Beauty of Los Angeles at 10,000 Feet [Mashable] They really are stunning.


That’s it from me, today. Have a wonderful weekend.



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Of course, you can check out a whole slew of other Friday Favorites over on Heather’s blog.


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