Happy Friday, everyone! Any fun plans for the weekend? I’ll be traveling down to Illinois for the day tomorrow for a Piloxing instructor training. If you’ve never taken a class before, the workout is a fun mix of boxing and Pilates moves, all set to upbeat, energetic music. Guessing it’s going to be a long day, but I’m very excited!

Below are some of my favorite things from around the web and beyond this week. Enjoy!

 

Favorite Film: I saw March of the Penguins (the documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman chronicling the yearly journey of Emperor penguins to their nesting grounds) when it was first released in 2005, and just rewatched it again this week with Aaron. Penguins are my favorite! It’s so incredible how these creatures follow their instincts to return home every year to mate, give birth, and raise the next generation of adorable, fluffy penguins. Love!penguins

 

Favorite Buzzfeed Article: I may not have studied abroad in Spain, but I’m happy to say that we did manage to hit up some of the best spots/activities. 7, 12, and 16 for the win. How clear is it that I love food (and sleep)!?

 

Favorite Nut Butter: This oatmeal cookie flavored nut butter looks incredible, and I love that it actually has the appearance of cookie dough with the chunks of dried fruit and nuts. I got a food processor for Christmas last year, and nut butters have been my favorite use for it so far. This one is going on my list of to-make-next!

 

Favorite Workout: Wanting to plop down on the couch and zone out with some reality TV after a tough day at work can be hard to balance with knowing you need to get a quick workout in. That’s why this Core Couch Workout looks like the perfect compromise! Definitely giving this a try next time I want to chill in front of the TV with an episode of Chopped.

 

Favorite Tune: I’ve been listening to Ariana Grande’s Break Free (feat Zedd) nonstop lately. Love the upbeat sound, and just love Zedd, period. Adding this to my workout playlist!

 

Favorite Life Hack: These pre-made eggs are a brilliant idea. I usually have time in the morning to whip up something good for breakfast, but this would also be a great addition to my packed lunch rotation.

 

Favorite Sweet: I made these peppermint patties to give out as Christmas gifts to family last year, and they were a huge hit. I’ve had my eye on the recipe again to make for gifts again… or maybe just to snack on myself. ;)

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