Friday Faves – 3/21/14

by Her Happy Balance on March 21, 2014

Good morning, friends! I’m hoping the work day flies by so the Friday night festivities can begin. It just doesn’t get much better than a Friday night! Whose with me?! Here’s what I was loving about this week…

Favorite #1

st paddys

St. Paddy’s day! Holidays during the work week really help make the day more enjoyable. It was fun to see everyone sporting their green! I wore my Troeg’s brewery shirt depicting the cartoon for Mad Elf beer. Elf, leprechaun…close enough! Some ladies at my gym even wore green beads over their workout attire. And I ate corned beef and cabbage for 3 nights straight. #sorrynotsorry I hope the luck of the Irish was with you on Monday πŸ˜‰ 

Favorite #2

Swiss-dot tuxedo shirt from J.Crew

I don’t know about you, but whenever I wear new clothing for the first time, it always makes my day better. I actually got this Swiss-dot tuxedo shirt from J.Crew right after Christmas when they were doing their 40% off the entire store sale. The sale plus some Christmas gift cards made buying this a must πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, the person who tried the shirt on before me got deodorant stains all over the shirt, blech! It took me a while to get around to washing the stains off and ironing the shirt, but it finally made its debut at work this week. 

Favorite #3

Grilled Cheese

I was feeling a little under the weather this week, waking up congested and stuffy each morning and sneezing like crazy during the days. Wednesday night I took a break from the gym and soothed my cranky sinuses with comfort food. Sometimes you just have to go back to basics and have a big bowl of soup with a grilled cheese. I know it’s not he healthiest dinner ever, but I regret nothing πŸ™‚

Favorite #4


I downloaded a new iPhone app called FitQuote. Every day you can schedule the app to remind you that there is a new fitness related motivational quote waiting for you to read. The app also gives you the ability to share the quote with your social networks. It’s a very basic app, but I love reading a little tidbit of motivation each morning.

Favorite #5

back bend


I added a few back bends into my yoga practice this week. I tried to do the pose seen above {I don’t know the fancy yoga name for it} and boy was it a stretch for my quads! Reflexion Yoga has a section on their website where you can choose a specific type of pose that you want to try, and the instructors give you a short tutorial on how to do different variations of that pose. I am going to try and work on my wheel pose, locust pose, and wild thing pose. 

Have a wonderful first weekend of Spring! And don’t forget – only a few days left {expires March 31st} to use code HHB20 to get 20% off of any Alo Yoga order πŸ™‚

Today I’m linking up with Heather & Clare! Go and check out some more favorites on their blogs.

Do you ever buy clothing knowing you will have to wash it or fix something with the garment before you can wear it?
Do you have a favorite backbend pose?

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Stacie @ Simply Southern Stacie March 21, 2014 at 7:03 am

I love that fitness quote app! I’m a sucker for motivational sayings.

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne March 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

Normally I don’t buy the shirt if I will have to wash it before I wear it or fix something, but I bet if I loved the shirt enough I definitely would!! I like that app, I’m kind of obsessed with quotes haha. I usually just do the back bend I learned when I was doing gymnastics, I’m not sure what it is called haha Happy Friday!! Here’s to it flying back :D!

Taryn March 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

Grilled cheese and soup sounds so good right now.. which is weird because it’s 9AM. Motivation in the morning (especially in the form of quotes) is right up my alley.. I think that’s actually why I read my horoscope every morning.

Jess @ PB & Jess March 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

LOVE that top girl!

P March 21, 2014 at 10:24 am

When I had a sinus infection, I had a serious craving for grilled cheese and nachos! I guess it’s part of the healing process πŸ˜‰

Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures March 21, 2014 at 11:55 am

Are you kidding me with the adorable selfie??? You are tooooo stinking cute!! And just in time for Friday, girl! πŸ™‚ You have baby powder in your hair in that pic?? Ha!
I am so jealous of corned beef. Like, legit, that was in my top 3 favorite meat meals and I miss that so hard. My grandma has an amazing recipe but sometimes I’ll eat any version of that delicious meat… Sigh, vegetarianism has several downfalls this time of year (missing corn beef, ribs, and burgers – all summer long!). I WAS UNDER THE WEATHER THIS WEEK TOO!!!! I took a few days off from working out and just mellowed because I wanna be super healthy for the race this weekend! And I want that app. Sometimes you just need some super awesome motivation like that. LOVE YOU hope you have a good weekend. And duh, I know you’re busy. Trust me, ain’t nobody got time to blog/comment/all the other things in life all the time. Don’t fret girly!! <3 ENJOY the weekend!!!

The Zen Kat March 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

That back bendpose looks tough! I like the wheel pose. It’s really uncomfortable, but a great stretch. Also, you’re right- regret nothing, especially when it comes to eating a grilled cheese!

Kristina @ Damn Ten Pounds March 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I am craving a grilled cheese now. Totally worth being sick for πŸ™‚ And mac n’ cheese. The toxic neon orange kind from the blue box.

Heather @ Housewife Glamour March 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Happy Friday! That shirt is adorable… and I’m still craving corned beef & cabbage since I didn’t get to make it on Monday. Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

Sarah @ Sweet Miles March 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

AMEN to the grilled cheese πŸ™‚ Hope you’re feeling better, dear!!! Stuffy nose and sneezing is never fun!! I blame the approaching spring pollen!

Meredith March 25, 2014 at 1:39 am

Such a cute shirt hun! I have definitely bought clothing with deodorant stains on it since they come out eventually, but if there is a button missing or a pull I ask for a discount! At tjmaxx I think they give 10% extra off? It’s worth asking in my opinion!

Her Happy Balance March 25, 2014 at 9:32 am

This is such good information to know, Thanks Meredith! I will definitely try to get a discount on imperfect clothing at TJ Maxx from now on!

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