April ’17 Friday Favorites

Hey friends, it’s another Friday Favorites! I’ve got some great new things lined up this month, so I hope you enjoy!


Yoga studio

I got this app a little over a month ago and I love it! It has 24 hours of ready-made HD video yoga classes you can do in your own home. And another great thing about this app is you can build your own classes with whatever poses you want! It has super calming background music and is so refreshing. I never spend money on iphone apps, but this $4 spend was more than worth it!


Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Fun fact about me: I really don’t like drinking water. I’d much rather drink coffee. It just has no flavor! So to help myself drink more water (and to qualify for amazon’s free shipping), I ordered this fruit infuser water bottle that I’ve had my eye on for a while. While it was a little bigger than I expected, it fits a ton of fruit in it! My first water fruit combo was cantaloupe, cucumber and lemon – which sounds a little strange, but it was actually pretty good! And it was the only stuff I had in the fridge. I have to say, I have drunk a ton of water since I’ve gotten this water bottle. It makes the water so much more flavorful, even after I’ve filled it up for the third time. If you don’t like water like me or just want to make it taste more fun, try this water bottle!


Shelly Ray Blog

I had the pleasure of meeting Shelly through Haley Marie’s post Why I Chose My Major and she even interviewed me for her Table Talk series! I asked Shelly to give me a little more info on why she started her blog and how she came up with her topics. Check out her mini-interview!

I started Shelly Ray during my junior year at college, when I studied abroad in Seville, Spain for one semester. I wanted a way to document my experience for both myself and my friends and family who wanted to know what I was up to. I knew travel blogging was popular, and thought it would be a fun hobby. I managed to write at least one blog post every week during my semester in Spain, and you can read all of them in the Study Abroad section of my blog.

When I returned from Spain I knew I wanted to keep blogging, but it took me a while to figure out what I should write about, since I wasn’t traveling to different cities and countries every week anymore. I finally decided I would just write about my life, while also giving advice along the way. I’ve always liked helping people, so I thought my blog would be a great outlet to talk about things that are important to me, and hopefully help someone who is going through something similar. So far I’ve written posts about positivity, handling stress, handling criticism, and more.

As I began blogging more I also found a few other topics I enjoyed writing about. I’ve always loved reading, so book reviews seemed like an obvious choice to add to my blog. More recently, I came up with the idea to start an interview series, where I talk to other bloggers and entrepreneurs. I love hearing people’s stories and learning more about how they got to where they are today, so this has been a lot of fun. You can check out my interview with Jess here!


Alexo Ballet Flat

If you can’t tell already, I love Kelly and Katie shoes. So when my much-loved cutout flats started falling apart and I had to admit myself it was no longer acceptable to wear them out of the house, I knew it was time to get some new Kelly and Katie’s. Thankfully, I found some adorable lasercut flats online at DSW and promptly ordered them! I love lasercut shoes and the pattern on these are so fun! The soles of these shoes are so comfy, and once the heel was broken in I found them to be great shoes. And they go with so many things!

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Although I planned on making this soup for a while, I happened to get sick the exact same night I was going to make this soup, so my sweet husband made it for me. Let me tell you, this was the perfect soup for a sickie! The lemon was great and the red pepper flakes added the perfect amount of spice to help clear you up. The cous cous and feta were nice and soft for a sore throat. And the recipe made lots of leftover soup to eat throughout the week. Whether you’re sick or not, I would definitely recommend this recipe!

Hope you enjoyed this month’s roundup! See you next Tuesday for my watercolor update!


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