Friday Favorites 5.13.16

AT.com Blog graphicHappy Friday the 13th, folks! I hope today brings you lots of good fortune.

No one tells you the crazy town that is preparing for your child’s high school graduation…maybe the universe is keeping me busy on purpose.  Less tears that way!

I had a great week of client meetings and I spoke on a panel about social media…one of my favorite subjects.

Here’s what I found just for you…

☞ Working from home is great…but challenging.

☞ I just refreshed my website…glad to not have one of these issues.

☞ This article got me fired up about the inequality in women’s sports. 

☞ Want to make things pretty but you are not a graphic designer…here’s a few apps for that.

The hubs got me a Fitbit Alta for Mother’s Day and I am LOVING it.  I had the Fitbit One but I was tired of remembering to strap it on my bra strap! My goal is 50,000 steps a week and so far this week, I’m already at 52,000…there’s just something about tracking those steps that gets me moving.

Have a great weekend, friends!

My Favorite Things 2015

Another year is almost in the books and it’s been a really good year.  I started a business and have been happier than I’ve ever been in a job.  My family has been blessed all year long and my friends are happy and healthy.  Throughout the year, I discover things that I love and cannot live without and I wanted to share them with you.

Passion Planner: I have mentioned this a few times in posts….but this planner makes me passion plannerhappy and it’s super functional and helpful.  I’ve used all types of planners throughout the years and this one is by far my favorite.  This year they became a give one/get one company and that makes me even happier.  If you like a paper planner and you like goal planning and organization…take a look at the Passion Planner.

 

Fitbit: I’ve tried all sorts of pedometers over the years and finally found the one I really like…the Fitbit One.  In the past, I’ve tried the bracelets but they don’t work for me.  I attach the One to my bra strap and go.  My goal (for now) is to walk 50,000 steps each week and I like checking it everyday to see how close I am to my goal.

bkr Water Bottles: This year we took a trip to Miami and I discovered these water bottles in the elle_500-mlhotel spa.  I have this weird thing where I can’t stand to drink out of metal bottles or glasses (ruins a good Moscow Mule) so I love that these are glass bottles and the colors are fun.

Stainless Steel Sharpie: Who am I kidding…I love all the sharpies in every size and color…but this stainless steel one feels so good in my hand and I feel special when I use it.

GrandeMascara: For over 25 years I’ve been on the hunt for the best mascara–great applicator, not too clumpy, jet black and long lash making…well the search is over! Thanks to my gal, Betina, at Bella Derm…this is the mascara for me.

Lokai Bracelets: I’ve had a lokai bracelet for awhile now…they arelokai_bracelet_red_photo_1 great reminders to find balance in your life and they are great gifts.  Plus they come out with new colors all the time…I got a pink one when I walked in the Greater NYC Komen walk with my bestie, in October.  Red is the current bracelet…I need one!

Nest Candles: Thanks to one of my favorite local stores, Garden Living, I’ve discovered these amazing candles. They have so many great fragrances and they last a long time.  I’m burning my holiday candle right now.

Mitford Books: I was so happy that author, Jan Karon, wrote a new Mitford book…I have been bookreading these books (10 of them) for years and I missed Father Kavanagh so much.  If you haven’t read these books…do yourself a favor and start with book number one today!

Too bad I’m not loaded like Oprah…or I would say “guess what, all of these things are under your chair” but no.  I hope that you will find something new from my list that will bring you joy!

I would love to hear about your favorite things in the comments section.

 

xoxo