Friday Favorites! – (1/23/15)

by Her Happy Balance on January 23, 2015

Another Friday has come rolling around again – happy Friday, y’all! Today is an even more special day in my family because it’s my big brother’s 28th birthday! Happy birthday, Matt. I’m looking forward to celebrating that old head this weekend.

This week I’m linking up with some lovely ladies – Heather, Katie, and Clare. Please be sure to show them some Friday love as well.

Now, on to the favorites!

Favorite #1

popcorn and M&Ms

I have a bit of a guilty pleasure to fess up to – popcorn with M&Ms. It’s addictive. You’ve got your salty and your sweet all rolled into one. The M&M’s are like confetti for your popcorn! I’ve been indulging in a nightly bowl after class and work. It goes down nice and easy while bumming it up on the couch watching Chopped reruns.

 

Favorite #2

Kind bars

Speaking of sweet and salty, my saint of a mother ordered a variety pack of Kind bars from QVC. I think she’s addicted to QVC like I’m addicted to outlet shopping – don’t tell her I said that! I want to keep the Kind bars comin’! Anyway, it is essentially the best thing ever. This week I tried two new-to-me flavors – Thai sweet chili and Roasted JalapeΓ±o. They were the perfect on-the-go snack. 

Favorite #3

Hot yoga

There’s just nothing quite like the feeling you get after going to hot yoga class. The instructor this week really cranked the heat up high, it was great! I can’t be the only one who just loves to drip sweat while working out. And I think I have a new favorite yoga pose – bird of paradise. The whole experience was cleansing and very restorative. I need to go more often, I love to get my chi/zen/good vibes on.  

Favorite #4

yoga mat cleaner

And I finally got around to getting some yoga mat cleaner! I know it’s kind of gross that I’ve been practicing for a couple years now and have never owned any, try not to judge me too much. But for the record, I did clean my mat…just not with mat-specific cleaner. Anyway, I snagged this little gem at Five Below for three bucks. It has a very subtle Lavender scent to it. Am I a real yogi now that I have all the official accessories?! Maybe another Lululemon top {I want this one!} would help me tune into my heart center more πŸ˜‰ 

Favorite #5

spray tan ecard

So I had a little free time between work and class Tuesday this week so I did what any normal student does and got a spray tan. What? Is that not the norm? I’m just kidding. It was totally a spur of the moment decision – it was actually my first spray tan ever! I have to say that I am pleased. I was getting really sick of being ghostly pale. I recently bought some crossfit shorts {similar} to wear at the gym and I felt like my pasty white legs were blinding people. It was twelve dollars of total oompa loompa happiness.

Well, have a great weekend everyone! I’m looking forward to my mom’s double chocolate cake and my brother’s birthday dinner!

Thoughts??
Favorite sweet and salty combination? I can’t narrow it down, really.
Favorite flavor Kind bar? I’m still taste testing them all!
Where do you prefer to practice yoga? I prefer the studio, by Reflexion Yoga videos are great too.

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Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 23, 2015 at 8:28 am

M&M’s and popcorn are my fave too!! Sometimes I’ll just use chocolate chips if no M&M’s are on hand.

I need to buy some yoga mat cleaner. I normally just wipe mine off with a disinfecting sheet, but it could probably use a little more cleaning love than that.

Have a great weekend!

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:24 am

LOL – my mat has been neglected of cleaning love for a lonnng time…but not anymore! Also, I am going to have to remember to use chocolate chips when I am out of m&ms, that is such a good idea!

Caitlin January 23, 2015 at 9:13 am

ahh I haven’t done m&ms and popcorn in ages but that is definitely one of my favs…my top mix was popcorn and kissables but then they stopped making them sadly πŸ™ m&ms do the trick though! That bird of paradise pose is bad ass too lady love! You make me want to get my butt back to yoga, which needs to happen soon!

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:23 am

Oh I remember kissables – the candy coating was an added bonus! πŸ˜‰ I dind’t know they stopped making them, that’s a bummer for sure! And get your butt back to yoga, Caitlin! There’s your push πŸ™‚

Nicole @ Simply Nicole January 23, 2015 at 9:53 am

Those Kind bars look great! I’ve have the fruity ones before but never tried the savory! Must pick them up next time I’m out shopping πŸ™‚

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

They are so delicious! Until we got the variety pack I had NO IDEA so many fun flavors existed!

cait @pieceofcait January 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

OOO poprcorn and M&Ms great combo!!! I also need to check into that mat spray πŸ˜‰

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

I’ve never seen yoga mat cleaner available in stores, I’ve only seen it available for purchase online. Plus the fact that it was super cheap made it an added bonus! I’m a happy yogi πŸ™‚

Katie @ running4cupcakes January 23, 2015 at 11:05 am

Heck yes to Chopped reruns. πŸ™‚ And I LOVE your stripped leggings. SO cute!! Happy Friday – thanks for linking up. πŸ™‚

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

Aw thanks, Katie! The leggings are from the GapFit line πŸ™‚ Hope you had a lovely weekend!!

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life January 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

I’ve never seen those two flavors of KIND bars before. I need to get my hands on them immediately!!

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

Yes you have to , they’re so good! But then again, I’m such a sucker for the sweet and savory combo!

Emilie January 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

I love Kind bars! My favorite is the dark chocolate chili almond. Yum! I usually clean my yoga mat with an antibacterial microfiber. I’m trying to get away from all cleaners and chemicals but feeling like things are actually clean without them is a lot more difficult than I thought.

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

I so understand! I’ve been trying to transition to using vinegar and baking soda to clean at home and I just feel like my cleaner is missing something!

Kim January 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

When it comes to sweet & salty I love anything salted caramel flavored! I found a Dannon salted caramel yogurt that is amazing!

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

Whhhhaaat?! Salted caramel yogurt exists?! Wow, I need to be on the lookout for that, sounds like dessert!

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

I don’t know why I have yet to try adding M&M’s to my popcorn… it seems so obvious!!

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

It is so good!! Hannah, you must try it! Go crazy and use peanut and pretzel m&ms for a little something extra πŸ˜‰

Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating January 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm

You know…I am a huge popcorn fanatic and practically snack on the stuff daily. But I’ve never randomly thrown M&M’s into the bowl with it…I like how you described it. Like confetti for your popcorn!

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

Do it – chocolate and salty popcorn is a match made in heaven! Everyone could use a little confetti in their life πŸ˜‰

Meredith January 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm

I do the same thing with my popcorn…it’s my nightly after-lab and class snack too! #gradschoolproblems πŸ˜‰ So addicting!! Salty and sweet for the win.

Her Happy Balance January 28, 2015 at 10:06 am

Salty and sweet is always a win in my book πŸ˜‰ Hope school and wedding planning are going well for you, girly!

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