C. Wonder Friends & Family Sale

 C. Wonder Friends & Family Sale

Heads up my friends….and my family! C. Wonder is having another one of their F&F sales. 30% off everything. Yes, EVERYTHING. That includes sale!

 C. Wonder Friends & Family Sale

Here are some of my favorite products.

Enamel Initial Cuff C. Wonder Friends & Family Sale

Bling Stud Earrings

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Reversible Pebbled Leather Belt Strap C. Wonder Friends & Family Sale

Elephant Charm Enamel Bangle

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Enamel Picture Frame C. Wonder Friends & Family Sale

Fork Cheese Marker Set

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Ikat Coffee Mug

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Dome Pyramid Stud Cuff

 C. Wonder Friends & Family SaleHappy shopping!!

The Friday Five 11.21.14

1. Reading:

2. Watching: Give presence. Love this. Pay attention at 2:34.

3. Eating: Alter Eco makes some damn good chocolate. I’ve had a couple of their bars before, but recently tried these Salted Caramel Truffles. Holy moly they are goooood. The dark chocolate shell is filled with a rich, creamy caramel center with a sprinkle of sea salt. The combo is wildly delicious.Alter Eco Truffles Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel 817670010587 312x500 The Friday Five 11.21.14

Cool facts: they’re made with coconut oil and the wrappers are compostable. I still need to try that Dark Quinoa bar!

4. Bookmarking: I’ve seriously amped up my greens intake. Each week I roast a big batch Brussels sprouts, kale, and broccoli. This week I swapped out the brussels for asparagus. This Brussels Sprouts, Kale, and Spinach Salad needs to work itself into next week.

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5. GIFs!

when i’ve officially reached casper pale status

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 my general appearance from now until it gets warm again

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when i step outside and feel the chill

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thinking about how cold it is and it’s only november

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probably how i’ll feel in january

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my roommate’s and my reaction to when someone says “just put the heat on!”

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when shit gets weird when i haven’t left the house in a few days

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happy friday, my friends!  stay warm!

30-Minute Kettlebell Workout + Playlist

I always forget how much I love kettlebells. There are tons of exercises you can do with them to work your entire body. The cast-iron bell doesn’t look like much, but it provides for demanding movements that will immediately elevate your heart. Simply put, kettlebells are a fantastic way for to knock out both cardiovascular and strength training. This provides for much faster weight loss in less time. Shorter workouts that are super effective? Yes please!

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The first set of exercises (in pink) should be completed 3x total. Go through each one, then repeat two more times. After you’ve completed those, move on to the blue exercises, which you will do twice. I took a 1-minute break after each set and finished in just under 30 minutes. Of course you can take breaks whenever you’d like! Focus on controlled movements rather than rushing right through it. Quality over quantity! Please note that you do not need the kettlebell for push-ups, crunches, or supermans. And be sure to stretch afterward!

If you’re unsure what some of those moves are, here are some links:

KB Row | Squat to overhead press |Windmill | Swing | Deadlift | Sumo squat | Lunges | Russian twists | Superman

And you know I wouldn’t give you a workout without some tunes to go with it. Here’s a 30-minute playlist you can listen to while you do the kettlebell workout. Enjoy!

What I’ve Been…

Thanks to my lovely lady, Teri, I bring you the “What I’ve Been” survey.

What I’ve Been…

Watching: Reruns of Parks & Rec. Shocking.

Listening to: Have you guys heard about the podcast, Serial? I first read about it on Carly’s blog, but then kept seeing it everywhere! People everywhere are obsessed, including me. Serial investigates the 1999 Baltimore murder of high school student Hae Min Lee. Adnan Syed, her ex boyfriend, may or may not have been wrongly convicted. There have already been 8 episodes, and a new one comes out each Thursday. serial social logo What Ive Been...

I had never listened to a podcast before Serial, but had to see what this was all about. I was immediately hooked and so was my roommate, who listened to 8 episodes in one day. Definitely check it out!

Eating for breakfast: This morning I had Siggi’s Pomegranate & Passionfruit yogurt + an orange + a spoonful of honey peanut butter.

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Eating for lunch: I was over in Burlington for work today, and anytime I’m near the mall, I *have* to stop at Chick-fil-A. There are so few here that it’s always a treat. I picked up a Kid’s Meal with chargrilled nuggets, a fruit cup, and a diet lemonade. chickfila grilled nuggets kids meal 500x400 What Ive Been...

I also had a Health Warrior Apple Cinnamon Chia Bar.41LHsfYahYL. SY355  What Ive Been...

Eating for dinner: Since it’s been so cold out (28* right now!), I’ve been roasting a lot of veggies. Tonight I had roasted asparagus, sweet potato, broccoli, and onions with salmon.

Drinking: With the cold weather, I’ve also been sipping on tea. Celestial Seasoning’s newest holiday flavor is Cranberry Vanilla Wonderland. It smells so great! Local’s: it’s on sale for $1.99 at Wegman’s. What Ive Been...

Wearing: Coats, mittens, hats, scarves, boots. AHHHH. When I’m at home I’m snuggled up in a hoodie and yoga pants, but if I have to leave the house, I’m bundling up!

Loving: My iPad. I had no idea how much I’d use this thing when I got it. Every day I use it for brain puzzles, crosswords, Netflix, and so much more.

Hating: How pale my skin is. I swear to God I saw my legs glow at the gym today. It was frightening. I went home and immediately ordered self-tanning lotion.

Smiling at: These cozy socks I just got from Old Navy. I love penguins.a0614d5d09aa651215244cafde4a9c33 What Ive Been...

Working on: I just finished up my first blog post for OCHO Candy. It’s not published yet, but it’s a gift guide for chocolate lovers! I’ll be sure to share once it’s live. icon smile What Ive Been...

Feeling girly about: I found these square gem earrings from The Limited last weekend for $7…

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Treating myself to: I treated myself to too much wine over the weekend, so my “indulgence” this week is my daily chocolate calcium disks.

What about you? What have you been ______________?