Friday Favorites!

by Her Happy Balance on April 29, 2016

Good morning, friends – TGIF! I hope the last week of April (what? how?!) has been treating you nicely. I had a pretty productive week and I am definitely looking forward to a fun weekend with friends and family. It feels like the next couple of weekends will just be a string of ongoing celebrations with birthdays, Mother’s Day, graduations, first communions, and so on – and I am NOT complaining! I enjoy all excuses to eat cake!

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1.) The weather in Philly is finally consistently warm-ish, I will take highs in the 60s any day. It has allowed me to get some decent outdoor runs in, too! I did a 3 miler and a “long run” of 8 miles this past weekend. It’s been quite a few months since I’ve followed a consistent running schedule. I wanted to make sure I got my legs warmed up for the 10-miler Broad Street Run this weekend!

2.) The way to my heart is definitely through my stomach, and I love, love, LOVE trying new restaurants and cuisines. Last weekend I took a little trip to check out my future city and do some apartment shopping. I made sure to sample as many new-to-me restaurants as I could along the way, including a great tapas place called Barcelona. I consider myself a tapas eater in general, I always try to convince my dining mates to split a bunch of appetizers with me so I can try as many options on the menu as possible, so I jump at the chance to go to an actual tapas restaurant. We ordered tons of delicious food and it was my first time trying fiddleheads. Verdict: delicious!

3.) The last couple of months I have been going through Nuts ‘n More protein peanut butter like crazy! The toffee crunch and salted caramel flavors are my faves so far. I’ve resorted to buying it in bulk off of Amazon because I go through it so quickly. It is perfect with fruit after a lifting workout when you don’t feel like having a big meal or a protein shake but want a little extra somethin’ somethin’ for your muscles.

4.) Commence apartment furniture shopping! I went to the mecca of easy furniture shopping (Ikea) to scout out some ideas this week. I already have a pretty solid vision of how I’d like my new digs to look, but it’s always great to see how other people style rooms. Ikea is especially great because they have lots of ways to maximize a small space with stylish and inexpensive additions. I might have to steal some of their shelving and storage options.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Wish me luck taking on the Broad Street Run!


The Blog Connect Conference

April 22, 2016

Last weekend I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended my first blogging conference! When my friend Nicole had asked me to join her at The Blog Connect Conference hosted by the PHL Bloggers back in February I was a bit hesitant. But I am SO incredibly happy that I decided to go because […]

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Spicy Roasted Nuts

April 18, 2016

With a bit of sugar and a helping of spices these mixed nuts become an addictive, crunchy snack that are roasted to perfection! Best enjoyed in healthy handfuls 😉  These nuts are crack. There, I admitted it. Whenever I make a batch of these little babies they hang around for approximately 48 hours, if I’m lucky, […]

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Friday Favorites

April 15, 2016

I don’t care what anybody says about Saturday and Sunday-funday, Friday will always be my favorite day of the week. And I am happy it is finally here because I have a fun weekend planned! Also, I cannot believe this is the first time I’m checking in with a Friday Favorites post in 2016 – […]

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April Update – BIG News!

April 6, 2016

Happy hump day, all! So things have been busy in the HHB neck of the woods.  Actually, life has been crazy. If you caught my February update then you know I was expecting the craziness to settle down a little bit having finished up my dietetic internship applications. Boy was I wrong! I spent the […]

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