Friday Favorites | No. 43

Saturday, March 30, 2019

{I meant to hit publish on this post yesterday, but due to a surprise trip to Miami to visit my mom for her birthday, I completely forgot!}

Fri-yay is here and I can't wait for the weekend!  How was your week?  I did some relaxing/tv show catching up, spring cleaning and reorganizing of my apartment and got back into my fitness and low-carb eating routine.  After a very busy month of work travel, it feels so good to get back to a normal life per se.   Also, I am LOVING having the sun out when I leave work!  It's giving me new life and makes me feel motivated to do more things instead of curl up on the couch and get cozy. #SlothLifeNoMore...well until next winter! haha

As usual, here are my favorite things from the week that I wanted to share with you!

Lululemon Align II pants are my favorite thing to work out in, but I def don't love the price tag that comes with them.  So when I heard there was a magical legging on Amazon that rivals the Alight II pant at a lower price point, I knew I had to try them.  I have worked out in them twice and they are awesome.  Will report back on how well they hold up, etc. but so far so good!

Love the color of these running shoes.

I picked this face product up at Target and its great!  My makeup just melts away (especially my hard to remove mascara) and it makes my skin feel soft and hydrated after a long day.

My new apartment has hardwood floors that kill my knees, joints, and back when working out (#ThisIs30) on my regular yoga mat, so I have been on the hunt for a new one with a little more support and cushion.  I picked this mat up over the weekend and am seriously loving it!

If you are looking for a good cocktail recipe for the weekend, check out my simple four-ingredient margaritas!

This print is adorable.

I am traveling a lot more for my new job and needed a better backpack to schlep my things around in.  Spotted this backpack on Amazon a couple of months ago and it has been perfect for traveling and holds so much stuff.

Hope you have a fun and enjoyable weekend!

Simple Margaritas

Monday, March 25, 2019

I am a big fan of margaritas and to me, there is nothing more refreshing than a margarita made with real ingredients.  I hate pre-made and frozen mixes. #Yuck  They are so artificial and sugary tasting and pretty much a hangover in a glass if you ask me.

If you happen to feel the same way that I do then you must try this fantastic four-ingredient simple margarita recipe.  One of my besties and I sipped on these last week during an impromptu girls night in and we both just loved how light, bright, refreshing they were.  So go ahead and make these for your next Taco Tuesday, girls night or gathering!

Simple Margaritas
{Yield: 5 servings}

8 ounces silver tequila
8 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons simple syrup or light agave nectar

To prepare the glasses, start by pouring a thin layer of salt onto a small plate.  Then rub a lime wedge around the top edge of the glass and dip the glasses into the salt so that it sticks. 

In a pitcher, stir together the tequila, lime juice, orange juice and simple syrup or agave nectar.  Tip: you do not need to purchase simple syrup, just go ahead and make some at home by adding equal parts granulated sugar and water into a pot.  Bring to a boil while stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Remove the pot from the heat, allow the syrup to cool completely then store in an airtight jar or container for up to 4 weeks in the fridge.  I keep mine in a Mason Jar!

If you are making the margaritas in advance, cover the pitcher and place in the fridge for up to 4 hours.  However, if you are ready to serve the drinks right away, add ice to the prepared glasses, pour and enjoy!

If you would like to make these for a larger crowd, just double or triple the recipe.  It is that simple!

Friday Favorites | No. 42

Friday, March 22, 2019

Happy Friday everyone!  It has been weeks and weeks since I have been able to blog due to work being insane (#MarchMadness), but I am ready to get back into the groove of things around here!

With it officially being spring now, summer fashion and accessories are just around the corner and I am loving these earrings.  Would be super cute with a bright white dress and some espadrilles.

I am in love with this dress and this dress from the March Gal Meets Glam Collection.  They are so perfect for spring and summer.

If you are a fan of true crime like I am, there is a new documentary on Netflix called The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann that you need to check out.  Also, speaking of Netflix check out the Taylor Swift Reputation Tour if you are a fan of her music...I downloaded it to watch on the plane the other day and it was actually pretty good!

These espadrilles in blush are adorable and at such a great price point!

My winter Fab Fit Fun box had hands down THE BEST full-sized bottle of dry shampoo that I have ever used.  I went to order a bottle and was shocked at the price tag for a 6 oz can.  At this stage in life, I just can't justify paying that much money on something like dry shampoo, but does anyone know of a product that is similar but costs about half the price?  #HelpAGirlOutPlease

This weekend for me looks like a day trip to Boston with some friends may be in the works and possibly some baking/recipe testing on Sunday.  It has been so long since I have been in the kitchen and I truly miss it.  I am feeling like there could some citrus recipes coming to the blog soon and also some fun cocktails.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Let me know in the comments below!
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