Friday Thoughts {6}

Hiii everyone.

Happy Friday! :)

Friday Thoughts {6}

1. Jared has the day off today, and boy am I glad!

This has been a tough week for a bunch of reasons so I am grateful he will be home today. It will be nice to get some extra quality time together!

2. Mother’s Day is Sunday!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish my own mother and all mothers everywhere a very Happy Mother’s Day (I don’t usually post on Sunday, so hence saying it now)! <3

My mom is the reason I am here, and the priceless gifts she gave me of life, of faith, and of love are beyond anything our material world could ever offer. Motherhood is the highest, holiest calling, and she has fulfilled it (and is still fulfilling it) in an incredible way. I feel so lucky that she is my mom!


Check out some beautiful thoughts about moms & motherhood and pass it along to your moms & mothers everywhere. All mothers deserve to know they really are appreciated, loved, and that their work, though seemingly insignificant and unnoticed, is the most significant work of all.

“Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley

And now, even more so because I am a mother to baby L, I am so grateful for my mom. Wow, did she do a lot for me!

I think any mother anywhere would simply just love to hear how much you love and appreciate them. And if possible, spend time with them (via phone, facetime, or real life) with those mothers whom you love. Have a lovely Mother’s Day!!

3. I received a kind gift from Ulta this week!

Ulta is a beauty shop that sells cosmetics, beauty products, salon essentials, and more. I had never tried any of their products….

Well, the other day, the kind folks at Ulta told me they wanted to send me a busy mom care package. I was all for it!

And so, just 2 days ago, a box of goodies arrived at my doorstep.

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Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse, Double Duty Lipstain and Balm, Twisted Volume Mascara, and Coconut Cream body wash and lotion.

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I love the smell of the body wash/lotion, I love being tan (duh), and I need a new mascara, so this care package came at the perrrrrfect time. Wahoo!

I’m being totally transparent here–it’s nice to get things in the mail like this. Especially on hard days! Thanks, Ulta :)

4. I am loving the progress my GRIT participants are making.

Every week I get to see people push their fitness limits, go outside their comfort zones, and make real change to their mind and bodies. It is powerful stuff to be a part of!

Coaching GRIT fulfills a side of me that I never knew was there–small group training. I love that atmosphere, I love being among them, and I love high-fiving them when they finish a particularly hard set.

GRIT Les Mills

Les Mills knows how to create a powerful fitness experience every.single.time. Both for the participants and for the instructors.

{p.s. I’m seriously loving these Reebok leggings!}

5. I made this snack/dessert the other night. OH my goodness. SO good!

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It’s 2 kiwis, 1 mango, a big ole’ scoop of plain Greek yogurt (Chobani), a drop of lemon stevia, and a few brownie crumbles.

YummmmmY! Totally hit the spot because it was such a nice mix of sweet, tangy, and a bit of richness. Mmmmmm.

6. We are going to have a nice weekend getaway!

We’ll be spending most of it at the mountain house, and I am so excited!

Some friends are coming too, so it should be quite the party!


Have a WONDERFUL weekend! And Happy Mother’s Day! <3

What are some of YOUR thoughts lately???! Have YOU ever tried Ulta’s products??! What is YOUR fave??! Weekend plans??! 

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  1. Have a fun weekend away! And what a nice package – the coconut body wash/lotion sounds so nice!
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  2. How nice of ulta! I don’t usually shop there but I know my mom gets some items from there. Have a great weekend and a very happy Mother’s Day friend!! xoxo
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  3. I’m sure Mother’s Day means so much more when you are a Mom as well.

    This weekend I’m heading off camping in the redwoods with a group of friends, which will be a nice change of pace to get out of the city for a bit.

    I used to go to Ulta when I lived in Florida, and even used their salon once. Great store.

    Have a good one! :)
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  4. how nice of Ulta to send such nice things! As a busy mother myself, it is definitely nice to have others thinking of us and wanting to pamper us : )
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  5. Have so much fun in the mountains this weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to you! :)
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  6. Oh no, I didn’t know it’s been a tough week. Sending you hugs! It’s been a little bit of a rough week over here too, so I can relate. You know you can call/text any time if you need to vent or chat.

    What an awesome little gift package from Ulta! You deserve it!

    Love you!
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  7. Ulta is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for the longest time. There products sound amazing and the coconut cream sounds divine!

    Have a great weekend and happy mother’s day!
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  8. Hope your weekend helps relieve some of the ‘rough’ week – hang in there!!!
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  9. I totally need to check out GRIT – it sounds amazing. Why don’t we live closer together? :) Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!
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  10. Wahooooooooooooooooooo! That ulta gift is so sweet! Love that store. I still haven’t had a chance to take GRIT! Glad your participants are rocking it. ENJOY the weekend

  11. Happy (early) Mother’s Day Annette!!! Lily is one blessed little girl. Have a great getaway.

    I’ve been eyeing those leggings like woah. I’m trying to resist the shopping bug, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to hold out much longer. :)
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  12. I love those Reebok leggings! Do they have an elastic waistband? I’m looking for some that don’t.

  13. Happy Mother’s Day sweet momma!
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