Friday Faves – The Fitnessista

Hello hello! Pleased Friday! Pleased weekend to ya. What do you’ve got happening? We’ve got a Christmas dinner at a buddy’s home, a squadron Christmas social gathering, a celebration, and two birthday brunches. So many enjoyable actions packed into the weekend! I’m hoping that in between the occasions, we are able to make amends for some home stuff (and that I can lastly sort out the laundry mountain that’s taken over our mattress. I used to be doing a load every evening, and issues simply obtained out of hand in a short time…).

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It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves social gathering! That is the place I share a few of my favourite finds from the week and across the net. I at all times love to listen to about issues that you just’re loving, too, so please shout them out within the feedback part beneath.

Friday Faves

Study:

Certainly one of my large objectives for 2023 is to determine TikTok. I fought it for SO lengthy, however the actuality is that’s the place persons are hanging out proper now. And as a shopper of the platform, I like it. It took the algorithm a short time to get to *know* me, however it positively is aware of me now. (Deliver on all the unimaginable choreography, chef life behind the scenes, singing movies, inside adorning, trend ideas, and fast recipe movies.) I actually need to begin creating content material on TikTok and offering worth in a brand new means, however I really feel overwhelmed by the platform, particularly with the totally different enhancing strategies and options.

Fortunately, my buddy Amber – we had been in Jill’s mastermind collectively – simply created a course ALL about TikTok, together with a masterclass, and I’m so pumped to do it. She’s been crushing it over there (274k followers!), and he or she’s going to share her ideas and techniques. I do know this won’t be relevant to everybody, but in addition know that numerous reader buddies have on-line companies and are concerned in social media, so for those who’d like to affix me in her TikTok course, the link is here!

It’s $200 off right now and the worth jumps on Monday when the course begins.

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(Amber is on the far proper of this pic from our Scottsdale journey a couple of month in the past)

We’ll be on Instagram live at this time speaking about TikTok if you wish to take part then, too – I’d like to see you there!

Learn, watch, pay attention:

This Josh Groban video that popped up on my YouTube playlist whereas I used to be working. What a banger lol. However significantly, this is without doubt one of the songs that made me love him again in highschool. It’s so good!

Talking of favourite songs, what was your most-played Spotify music in 2022? This is mine! I’ve listened to it SO many instances this 12 months:

Started this book and whereas it took me a short time to get into it, I’m having fun with it to this point.

Vogue + magnificence:

This sweater arrived and it’s even higher than I believed it could be. The material is top quality and I picked the heather camel shade.

Darkish pic however you will get the thought:

LOVE this cheek palette.

I’ve been loopy about Vuori for on a regular basis informal apparel, and have been eyeing this half-zip. I feel I’ll go for it this weekend and pop it beneath the tree. 😉 If you happen to’re nonetheless reward procuring, I’ve tons of concepts right here:

Reward information for vacation hostesses and beneath $50 faves

For the lads

For her

For the youngsters

Health + good eats:

A dessert board. We had some buddies over for dinner final weekend, and I used this Ina Garten tip and made a dessert board for dessert. It made it really easy and everybody might have what they needed.

I made some chocolate peanut butter bars, after which added totally different cookies and chocolate pretzels from the Complete Meals cookie bar, together with some chocolate mousse bars from Dealer Joe’s. The children had scorching cocoa, and the adults had tequila sangria.

For the meal, we had appetizers (a large beautiful charcuterie board my buddy introduced over, sun-dried tomato dip and crackers), my fave fall salad, roast chicken, potatoes, and recent sourdough.

I’m so grateful that our youngsters launched us to a few of our closest buddies. Making buddies as an grownup will be laborious and awkward, and I really feel so grateful that our youngsters have the sweetest buddies with superb dad and mom. 😉 We’re having a household dinner tonight and a Secret Santa alternate for the crew – it will likely be a blast.

Hope you’ve got a contented Friday and I’ll see ya quickly with Favourite issues!
xo

Gina