Friday Favorites!

Another week has gone by and August is officially half over! How that happened so quickly, I have no idea.

But I am so excited because next week on Thursday after work, I’m heading up to Alaska for an extended weekend to visit Dave! He is currently up there working on Season 2 of The Last Alaskans. #proudgirlfriend 🙂 I’ve never been to Alaska and I’m so excited to see it in all its summertime glory! Hopefully we won’t see any bears in Denali.

This weekend we are having a going away party for one of our roommates who is heading to Arizona at the end of this month and I plan to relax and catch up on some things. Can’t wait to hear what you are all planning to do this weekend. Happy Friday friends!

the-new-youFound this list this week about I’m always curious to see what makes the list!superfoods


This week Giuliana stepped down as the main E! New anchor after 14 years and Bill wrote her the sweetest letter. They are such a great couple and a great example of what a marriage should be. Love them! gty_rancic_lb_150514_16x9_992

Fun fact: last year while I was training for my first full marathon in Santa Monica, I literally ran into Bill Rancic and he couldn’t have been nicer. We grew up in neighboring towns and he’s a good ole Midwest boy and was so friendly!  br


I kind of adore Reese Witherspoon. She is the epitome of a Southern lady and I just love her style and wholesomeness. She recently did an interview with Southern Living Magazine and talked about how no one is parenting perfectly and how women are all doing the best they can. And although I’m not a parent  yet, I totally relate that that no one is perfect! reese-witherspoon-1-600x800THE NEW YOU(3)

People Magazine posted an article about healthy beach snacks and even though summer is winding down, we can always use reminders of healthy snacks that aren’t oreos and potato chips. (Though who doesn’t love those?!)



Karastase is offering a free download of a book of braids! With lots of fun ways to style braids for all different occasions.  My hair is currently a little past my shoulders, not ideal for braiding length, but I’m sure I could get away with a shorter braid. For the last two years I’ve grown my hair out and donated it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program and I’m currently in the growing it out stage. 🙂Main-Header-1000x378-No-Copy



Friday has become the day of the link ups. Here are the wonderful women I’m linking up with each week: Hill Collection and Running 4 Cupcakes




2014 Emmys Best Dressed

The 2014 Emmys were last night in LA and here were my top picks from the night. My favorite looks are a toss up between Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. They both look so classy and pretty! Who were your favorites?

Giuliana Rancic


Debra Messing


Heidi Klum


Keke Palmer


Kim Dickens


Julia Louis-Dreyfus


Zoey Deschanel


Uzo Aduba


Lucy Liu


Amy Poehler


Giuliana Rancic

I really admire Giuliana Rancic. She is one tough lady. She had a rough couple of years. (For those of you who are unaware) She went through failed IVF attempts, battled and overcame breast cancer, AND had a double mastectomy! But having gone through all that she has come out stronger with a positive and grateful heart and rightfully so! It has strengthen her marriage to Bill Rancic and they welcomed a baby boy via surrogate last year. So she has her very well deserved happy ending!!


























I Do, Now What? by Giuliana and Bill Rancic


This book is adorable. It is so obvious that these two genuinely love and respect each other. As a fan of their reality show, Giuliana and Bill, this was yet another fun look into their lives.

They are so down to earth and honest about their relationship. Throughout the book they give advice about marriage and relationships and add their own personal stories and what they learned from different situations. They talk about not playing games when dating, jealousy, locker room talk, long distance relationships, marriage, and dealing with in laws among other things. They give a lot of solid advice that I totally agree with such as not engaging in locker room talk with your friends out of respect for your spouse.

There is always room for improvements in all areas of our lives and this is a fun read for couples no matter what stage they are in their relationships. I love that you can hear their voices when you are reading. Their humor is always present and they like to tease each other which is super cute. I would definitely recommend this book to other people to pick up.

Next week I’ll be reviewing Tina Fey’s Bossypants!