Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday!  I am so happy to be linking up again with AndreaErika, and Narci and talking about my favorite things this week.

To Read

I have just finished Inferno by Dan Brown and it is a page turner!!  I love how he incorporates so much art history into the story and uses different art pieces to solve the mystery.  This one is set in Florence, Venice and Turkey.  Italy is on my list of "must-see" places, so I loved getting to visit for a bit as I turned each page.

Next on my list is Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple and I cannot wait!  I have heard so many wonderful things about this book from so many different places, I'm looking forward to reading what all the buzz is about.

To Watch

My mom visited us last weekend and we got to see The Hundred-Foot Journey.  It is literally one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.  The way the story weaves culture, friendship, family, love, and discovering yourself and your dreams is truly magical.  I wholeheartedly encourage you to see this film if you haven't yet -- good stuff!

To Utilize

I have discovered My Fitness Pal and it has been a total game changer for me as far as keeping up with my daily calories and nutrition.  I love how you can input all different types of food and get the calorie counts plus the nutrition values.  You put in your height, weight, a few other stats, and your goals.  Then, the app calculates the number of calories you need to achieve the goal.  In fact, at the end of the day, it tells you where you would be in 5 weeks if you ate the same as you did that day everyday.  It also allows you to input workouts, too.  I've really enjoyed the accountability.

To Remember

Last week the Mister and I headed to South Padre Island with some friends and had the most wonderful time!  I hope to post a recap of our trip soon -- it was such a relaxing beach vacation. :)

Hope you all have super Friday and enjoy your weekend!!


  1. Stopping by from the linkup. I read Where'd You Go, Bernadette a couple of months ago. I really enjoyed it. I am a BIG fan of my fitness pal. I've lost 20 pounds since the beginning of the year by utilizing it. Happy Friday!

  2. Love your Friday faves! Happy weekend!! XO

  3. I totally agree about MyFitnessPal... it makes it easy to stay accountable and on track!


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