November 21, 2014

Five Friday Favorites featuring my New Fave Nut Butter

I'm back with my Friday Favorites because it's so fun to share things I'm loving lately.  I am so glad it's Friday. This week has been rough for me but thankfully it's gone by semi-quickly.  I'm looking forward to a nice weekend and only a 3-day work week next week followed by Thanksgiving-a.k.a. all the yummy food

Five Friday Favorites

1. Favorite Foodie Find: Trader Joe's Peanut Butter with Flax and Chia seeds


My boyfriend and both agree that this peanut butter I recently found at Trader Joe's rocks. It is crunchy and gets even more texture from the flax & chia seeds. I think the chia seeds help soak up some of the natural oils so even though it's natural and not loaded with crap, I don't have to stir it every time I open the jar. Definitely my new favorite stand-by peanut butter. 

2. Favorite Fitness Accessory: Athleta gym bag

I won this adorable bag from a giveaway on Margo's blog Brooklyn Fit Chick. It's a duffel bag from Athleta (sorry I don't see it on their site anymore!) with such a beautiful floral print. It's the perfect size for me to take a few things and an extra change of clothes to the gym. The only thing it doesn't have is a few pockets, but otherwise I love it. 

3. Favorite Item to Lust after: Excursion Quilted Vest in  Buffalo Check 
photo from J. Crew

I've seen this vest  on multiple blog and Instagram posts and am in love. It screams winter and the holidays to me. I'm lusting after it because there's no way I can afford a $138 vest from J. Crew.  I'm on the look out for look-alikes and may have to snag this red vest on sale at Old Navy for only $25. 

4. Favorite Thanksgiving Appropriate Recipe: Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes photo from How Sweet Eats


Since my mom already has Thanksgiving taken care of I'm going to make these garlic goat cheese roasted mashed potatoes for dinner next week just because they sound awesome. Mashed potatoes are already great but adding one of my favorite ingredients-goat cheese, probably takes them to a whole other level. I'll report back! 

5. Favorite Holiday Apparel: Christmas cookies baseball tee 
photo from Activate Apparel


I clearly need this shirt from Activate Apparel in my life.  It speaks the truth! I'm ready to welcome the Christmas spirit into my life now that it's almost Thanksgiving and completely acceptable time-wise.  I also can't wait to bake and eat some Christmas cookies. 

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Linking my favorites up with Heather,Katie, and Clare

Do you have a new Thanksgiving recipe you are trying out next week? What's your favorite brand of peanut butter?


  1. I really like that J Crew Vest. It's so cute.

    And that Holiday cookie shirt is exactly how I feel right now.

  2. i want to wear that vest while i'm eating those potatoes...totally doable, right?

  3. I have to check out that peanut butter - I LOVE chia seeds so that would be right up my alley. And I love that shirt - LOL. Thanks for linking up - happy Friday!!!

  4. Ha! I need that shirt! I would definitely wear it this time of the year. And the peanut butter sounds so interesting. Now I'm TJ envious again...Not one to be found anywhere near where I live. :(

  5. Those garlic goat cheese mashed potatoes sound amazing! As does that peanut butter. I'm going to have to look for that one.

  6. I will have to try that peanut butter!

  7. Haha, LOVE all of these! That athleta bag is SO cute!! I saw the PB at TJ's last week, picked it up and then put it down because we had enough PB at home, guess I should grab it next time :)