Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday Everyone!!! 
The weekend is finally here!!! I am kicking off the excitement with another link-up of Friday Favorites with some of my favorite bloggers. Check out Andrea's blog called MomfessionalsErika's blog called A Little Bit of Everything, and Narci's blog called Grace and Love. Their blogs are so inspiring and they are a must read! 

#1. Purdue CHAARG is my favorite.
If you are anything like me you are probably thinking, what is CHAARG and why is it spelled with two A's and no E's? Well CHAARG stands for Changing Health, Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls. It is a movement that has been liberating girls from the elliptical since 2012. 

Here is a little blurb from the CHAARG Website

"CHAARG aims to ignite a passion in college-aged girls for health + fitness. Too many college girls rely solely on an elliptical. CHAARG liberates girls from the elliptical + shows them that fitness can [+ SHOULD] be fun! Since every girl has a different preference of what fun is, we create opportunities for our CHAARG girls to “find their fit.” We do this by partnering with local studios once a week to lead a workout, whether it be CrossFit, Pure Barre, or salsa dancing — and everything in between."

So I have only been involved with CHAARG since the start of this semester, but let me tell you, I already LOVE it! On the first night we made our 'Fit Goal' for the semester. Here's mine:
So there is no turning back, folks! I am committing to running another half marathon this spring, and I am committing to actually training for this one. Bring on getting fit! 

I #RunCHAARG because I am getting HITCHED! and my sweet friend Rachel #runsCHAARG because well sweat is sexy of course! ;)

Getting in wedding shape together with the bride-to-be, Katie! 

I mean seriously, even if I didn't enjoy working out, I would still join CHAARG for their incredibly awesome workout attire. Can you believe how adorable this tank is?                       I just LOVE CHAARG. Every. Single. Thing. About. CHAARG.  
#2. Thankful Thursday is another FAVORITE!                   

Yesterday I started a new weekly series with my sweet besties AddieRachel and Alli. It's called Thankful Thursday! I must say, I sometimes struggle to recognize all of the beauty that life possesses. I get caught up in day to day life, let little situations stress me out way too much, and leave little time to reflect on the positives. My hopes in starting this series is that I will sit back and embrace all that life has to offer, and give thanks in all circumstances, the good and the bad. We would LOVE for you all to join us as well! Grab the graphic below & link-up with me or Addie, at She Who Longs to be on Thursday!
                     #3. I am OBSESSED with Tazo tea!                                                   I have ALWAYS been a coffee drinker. Like ten cups a day coffee drinker. I have no idea what has gotten into me the past few weeks, but I have officially transformed into a tea addict. I am head over heals in love with Tazo and there is no turning back. 
Their iced passion tea is the little glimmer of sunshine I need to get me through these cold winter months. It is so refreshing & fruitful, and the radiant color makes drinking it so much more fun!
But when I want to curl up and sob over a romance movie, I make myself a little Tazo Chai Chocolate Latte. This is the ultimate comfort drink my friends. Its so simple to make too! Just add half a cup of the chocolate latte concentrate and a half cup of milk, heat it up a bit and BOOM! You just made your day a million and one times better.   

And a day can't go by without me getting in my organic chai tea. It's the perfect caffeine level for a mid-afternoon drink. It gives me just the pep I need to finish out the day strong. 

If I am not drinking organic chai, then you best believe I have an organic peachy green tea bag in my to go mug. This tea is the perfect combination of fruity, exotic, and natural. 

Every morning I start my day off strong with a nice old cup of earl grey. This tea has won over my whole heart. I never thought reading blogs in the morning could get more fun, but reading blogs while drinking earl grey tea takes fun to a whole new level. 

And what's your morning tea if you don't have an adorable mug to put it in? Here are some of my FAVORITE mugs from Anthropologie. 
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#4. Pinterest hair masks with my besties are my fav.
Last weekend was quite the best with two of my besties. We spent the evening Saturday catching up on Prince Farming and the Bachelor, while experimenting with some hair masks. While I did have some (okay, like A LOT), of reservation about coating my hair with coconut oil, I went for it, because why not. The worst thing that could of happened is that every strand of hair on my head could have fallen out 8 months before my wedding. So really, the odds were in my favor and I dove right into it. 

I can't find the recipe on Pinterest, but literally all we did was completely coat our hair in coconut oil, clip it into a bun, put a hot, wrap a hot steamy hand towel around our heads, and then throw a walmart sack on top. Completely normal right? It was a great look for us as well. Scroll down for proof.
Gosh, I just love how these two make lathering my hair in coconut oil fun.

Click here for some more hair masks ideas! 

Happy Friday Everyone! Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend 
& don't forget to link-up with me on Thursday to recap on all of the things you are thankful for! 


  1. I'm dying to know how the hair mask went? Pinterest once told me to put eggs in my hair, so I did and when I rinsed my hair the eggs starting cooking lol it was an epic fail!! Can't wait for next Thursday Mads! ;)

  2. I love this post so much! Every. Single. Thing. About. It. :)


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