May 13, 2016

5 Friday Favorites 5/12/16 featuring Sweet Note GF Bagels & Birthday Cake

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary Bloom VoxBox through my partnership with Influenster.  I was sent two complimentary packages of bagels to review from Sweet Note Bakery. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Yikes I'm still alive, guys. A crazy busy month of schoolwork and work plus 3 weeks of assignments due like everyday and now finals has me barely hanging out here in my corner of the internet! Don't worry I'm still running and eating. Just less running and more eating lately. I'm back today with some of my favorites from the past week. I still have finals week brain so I'm looking forward to having a really relaxing weekend!

5 Friday Favorites

1. Favorite Beverage: Coffee, Espresso, etc. 

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Duh, graduate school and end of the semester means lots of coffee beverages all day, everyday. You have pretty much always been able to find me lately with a 32 oz. Nalgene full of water and a coffee in the other hand.  I love popping over to Ceremony Coffee in the afternoon for a cortado or coffee. You can also grab some Gundalow Juice while you're there which is a bonus!  

2. Favorite Breakfast: Sweet Note Gluten-Free Bagels

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I love carbs but know I feel better when I can limit some gluten. When I tried these bagels on a breakfast sandwich at my local bagel shop (holla THB!) I was pretty impressed with the texture. 

 Eventually I chatted Sweet Note Bakery up on Twitter (Philly-area love!) and sampled more of the flavors at Expo East this past year. Their New-York style bagels are top 8 allergen free including being vegan and gluten-free They were nice enough to send me a couple bags of frozen bagels which have been an awesome breakfast I can take with me out the door these past few weeks.  The snickerdoodle bagel picture here has all this ooey gooey cinnamon sugar on the outside which is SO yummy especially when made into a PB&J bagel. 

3. Favorite Food: Birthday Cake

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It was my birthday last week on Cinco de Mayo so I was treated with this huge piece of red velvet cake (best in the city as introduced to by Sarah) after a birthday afternoon run. It was marvelous, and I ate every bite. Cake is good running fuel, right? The next day I ate some of my ice cream cake and proceeded to eat a slice for the next 3-4 days straight. Dessert is the best, especially when it's your birthday. 

4. Favorite Workout: Spinning

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The few weeks I've been going to a spin class at Rev once a week, and it's reminded me of a couple things. One-spinning is a sweaty awesome workout. SO sweaty. Two- spinning is a  great complementary workout for running. This blurb I saw in an issue of Women's Health magazine only confirms that!

5. Favorite Package: Bloom VoxBox from Influenster

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Through Influenster I was picked to get the Bloom VoxBox, which was actually the perfect little package for finals week. I mean of course I needed a study break to paint my toenails with the Sinful Shine nail polish. Let's be honest, the chocolate chip Sunbelt Bakery granola bar didn't make it very long either! 

What is one of your favorite breakfasts, foods, or workouts of the week?


This post was linked up with my fave Friday Linkup ladies CourtneyMar, and Cynthia  as well as NicoleJilland Amanda .

16 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday!!!!
    I've been dying to try those Sweet Note Bagels. Snickerdoodle sounds amazing!
    I don't do a lot of spinning, but I went to a Backstreet Boys vs. N'Sync ride last night and it was SO MUCH FUN!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! Sweet Note is so good. AH BSB forever!

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  2. I am swooning over that BIRTHDAY CAKE! hahaha! YUMMM! I wanna get baking today in the kitchen! ;)

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    1. OOoh I love baking-make something sweet :)

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  3. Happy belated bday. Red velvet is one of my favorite kind of cakes too.

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    1. Thanks so much. Good red velvet cake can't be beat!

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  4. That cake is the best. Hands down. I had to get it after you told me you got some hahaha I need to eat it at least once a week before i leave. Or I'll make you ship it to me.......

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    1. I'm be airmailing you cake soon haha

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  5. YESSSSS to spinning, coffee, and RED VELVET cake! omg... now I want a slice!

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    1. Definitely a delicious way to fuel up :)

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  6. Happy birthday! Spinning is lots of fun I do it all winter and then move outside as soon as I can.

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    1. Thanks! I love spinning in the winter-there's something about getting all sweaty and then heading outside into the cold that is fab.

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  7. Gluten free bagels? No way! Are they a local shop or they in stores?

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    1. Yep! The Sweet Note company is based in the Philadelphia area but they have bagels all over in stores and restaurants near me. They are moving into CVS stores and local grocery stores. See if they are near you: http://www.sweetnotebakery.com/find-us/

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  8. A good GF bagel is a tough find! I love mini coffee cups like that. Novelty sized anything is a WIN

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    1. I know! Haha anything mini is automatically adorable.

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