Friday Favorites #19 When Less Is More

Howdy Ho!

It is Friday (yess!) and Andrew has the day off (double yess!) so I’m taking the day off, too. So much yes! But before we pack up and head out to the gym – yes we work out on our day off because working out should be fun! – I wanted to talk about this week’s…

 Friday #Favorites


I’m sure no one will be surprised to see that passing my NASM CPT exam is the top item on my list of Friday Favorites, but this week it’s also the only item (aside from some links from around the web).

This whole week was a big blur of flashcards, coffee, short workouts, and more coffee. So today’s favorites all center around test day. There are only three, but sometimes less is more.


The shirt that undoubtedly brought me good luck on my test…




Seeing the word PASS on the document that made it all official…




The cookie that I ate afterward as a reward…


urth cafe cookie #FFAVORITES

Seriously, those Urth Cafe cookies are the best.


Links from around the web:

 Anna Kendrick Seeks Pitch-Perfect Balance of Work, Workouts, and Sleep [LA Times] It’s all about finding a balance.

These seem like a fun way to keep workouts interesting [This Is Why I’m Broke]

15 Healthy Banana Bread Recipes To Try [Ambition Kitchen] I’ve had banana bread on the brain for a few weeks now, and this compilation post is not helping.


Ok, enough about me. What were some of YOUR favorites from the week?



As always, you can see what others are loving on this fine Friday over on Heather’s blog.




Two Years Already? Happy Anniversary!

Good morning, happy campers!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Ours was 100% relaxing. It was also practically 100 degrees. Luckily, we’re back to a manageable 85 today. While today may be Monday, it is a very special Monday around here. Today marks two years of being married to this guy:




I can’t believe two whole years have passed. It feels like a minute.

Our wedding was one of my absolute favorite days of all time. I loved our venue, the Smog Shoppe. It was a unique inside/outside space and provided a gorgeous green background for our pictures.




Our officiant, Marsha Mendizza, was also wonderful. She was a pleasure to work with and did a great job of incorporating all of the different elements Andrew and I wanted in our ceremony.




I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to be my bridesmaids and keep me calm before the wedding (and look beautiful in all of my pictures)! We all live in different places now, so it felt like a reunion and I loved it.




We had THE most amazing DJ, Alfred Hawkins, who was 100% on board with our request to “smile, nod, and play Michael Jackson” whenever someone requested Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber.




We wanted a dance party, and we got one. Andrew’s Nana out-danced just about everyone on the dance floor, and that is a memory that I will hold onto forever. She was on fire.




We had a fabulous photographer, Will Chiang, who was automatically “in” because he’s a fellow Trojan, but his work speaks for itself. He’s a great wedding photographer and I would recommend him to anyone. Plus, he’s a pro at staging album covers:




Andrew and I have several friends who are planning weddings right now, and it’s fun to see them struggling to make many of the same decisions we struggled to make. It’s not easy to plan a wedding! Ultimately, however, there is not one thing I would change about our wedding day. If I could go back in time, and experience it again, I totally would. It was perfect.

Cheers to another 100+ years.




Have a great day, everyone!