Things I Love Lately

Inspired by my lovely little sister Nikki, who blogs over at Glass on the Outside, here is a list of things I love lately that you should definitely check out!

1. Fitness Blender

I love Because I’m antisocial and will probably never go to a gym or fitness class of any kind due to my extreme insecurity in that environment, I needed access to workouts that I could do in the safety of my own home. Fitness Blender has hundreds of FREE workout videos that give you the option to choose your kind of workout, time frame, and what (if any) equipment you need. The trainers, Daniel and Kelli, are awesome and actually do the entire workout with you, instead of demonstrating and then going to “check on the kids.” Sorry Tony Horton, but you need to suffer alongside me to earn my respect.

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I actually heard about Fitness Blender from my 7 year old nephew. I asked him if he ever did Jillian Michaels DVD workouts with his mom and he told me that she was doing Fitness Blender and that he sometimes joined in. So thank you Slade and Ashleigh (indirectly) for telling me about this! I’m just about to finish up week 7 of their 8 week paid program called FB Fit and I have loved the variety of the workouts and the structure they set up for the program. I highly recommend it!

2. PowerBlock Dumbbells


This goes with number one, but these PowerBlock dumbbells are a huge help for my strength training workouts! They give me the opportunity to quickly change weight from 3-21lbs. per hand depending on the movement. They take up very little space in the house, are easily portable to wherever in the house I may be doing my workout, and have given me the ability to lift heavier than I had previously. I got mine on Craigslist for well under the advertised price, so keep an eye out for those deals!

3. This Song

Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett. I know most of you aren’t big country music station listeners, but this one gets me every time. I love the stripped down sound of the song, but mostly I love the lyrics. That’s the kind of love I want and have- the kind where you don’t need anything big and flashy, but only each other.

4. Ibotta

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This is a great little app that gives you money back for buying certain items at the store. These rebates are listed on the app (both national brands and generic descriptions) and then when you buy the items, you simply choose which items you purchased and then take a photo of the receipt to submit. It works well with every store I’ve used it (King Soopers, Target) and at restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings.

If you sign up using this link, you get $10 and I get $5 once you claim your first rebate. I’ve made $42.05 in passive income, just by buying things I was already going to buy. I’m all about that free money life.

5. Warm January Days

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Okay, so today not as much, but look at all those days in the 50s! It sounds like there’s talk of a zoo playdate on Friday and I’m probably way more excited than Jonathan is about  that. I can’t wait.




These boots from Target! I bought them on a whim while shopping with my mom and Nana (who is all about getting a good deal) and I love them! They were on clearance at my Target for $26, which they are not listed as online, so check your local store. They fit great, are easy to get on and have more tread than my other winter boots, which came in handy when there was ice at the playground.

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