Sept. ’16 Friday Favorites

Hi friends! Not only is it Friday, but it’s a long weekend! Time to celebrate with some Friday Favorites 🙂

Dessert: Extra Slutty Brownies

If you read my latest challenge post, you know that I celebrated the end of the fitness challenge with the ultimate baked dessert – extra slutty brownies. What is an extra slutty brownie, you ask? Let me explain. Prepare to drool. The first layer is cookie, topped with oreos, smothered in caramel and finished with gooey brownie on top. It’s perfect when you need to bring something to a party, or to eat just by yourself as a little pick-me-up!

Music: Have It All, Bethel Live

Thanks to my sister, I got this album a few weeks ago and I love it. Lately I’ve been super disappointed with Christian music on the radio. It’s just so cheesy. If you haven’t seen this hilarious video circulating facebook about Christian music these days, take a look. This Bethel Live album has been so refreshing the past few weeks. It really feels like you are at a concert while listening to it, and the songs have a lot of depth to them. If you’re looking for some new music, check it out!

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Entertainment: VidAngel

You guys. This is by far the coolest find of the month. I often wondered why we still have redbox or video rental stores in the age of streaming, and also why renting movies online through itunes or elsewhere is so dang expensive. $1 to pick up a movie or $4 to stream online? It does not compute. So I was PUMPED why my coworker told me about this website where you can essentially rent movies to stream for $1! I thought it was too good to be true, but it’s totally legit. I may or may not have used it every weekend since I heard about it (I definitely did). On top of it being super cheap, they have a huge selection (sorry, Netflix, you just don’t cut it anymore) AND if you want to watch a movie without all the sex, language, and violence, you have tons of options to take out all the bad stuff you don’t want to watch! Basically you “buy” a movie for $20 and edit out whatever you want, then sell it back for $19 in 24 hours. Definitely check it out!


Book: Present over Perfect, Shauna Neiquist

This is only my second Shauna Neiquist read, but count me in on the Shauna bandwagon. I was fortunate to pick up this brand new release at a conference and am LOVING it. She puts into words so many things that are a struggle to over-achievers, perfectionists, the responsible ones, people that can “do it all.” The book is about being present rather than perfect, saying no when you need to, realizing you actually can’t do it all. She is so honest and raw – it is such a refreshing book! I think it will be one of the most impactful books I’ll read this year. Please pick up a copy, you won’t regret it!


Food: Chop’d

Chop’d is a new healthy restaurant is not too far from where I work and fortunately my boss just took our whole staff there for department lunch! It. Was. So. Good. I’m not really into those super healthy organic places, but this place was amazing. You could get any salad you want made into a wrap and they had tons of sandwiches, acai bowls, and smoothies to choose from. And on top of it, you pay by the ounce, so you don’t have to get anything huge if you don’t want to, or you can make it more substantial. I will definitely be going there again!

Hope you guys enjoyed my September Friday favorites! Stay tuned for my first adventure challenge update! I’m thinking it will be a good one with the long weekend 🙂

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