Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to a couple days away from work  this weekend.

I don’t have any plans other than a date night. Going into a weekend with minimal plans is kind of nice. The weather forecast isn’t supposed to be great for the most part (rain today and tomorrow), but Sunday is supposed to be sunny so I’m hoping to get outside and enjoy it.

Friday Favorites

The Desire Map

I’m not too far into this book yet, but I’m already really enjoying it. I’ve heard lots of good things about The Desire Map (affiliate link) by Danielle LaPorte over the last few years, so I was excited to start reading it. It’s kind of refreshing to have a different take on setting goals and how to achieve them. I’ll be sure to share what I thought of it once I’m done reading it.

Strawberry Lemonade Nuun


I know I’ve talked about them on the blog before (I even shared a review of Nuun), but I wanted to add them to my list here today. I’m loving the strawberry lemonade flavor right now. I tend to get headaches if I don’t stay hydrated enough after particularly tough or sweaty workouts, and Nuun tablets really do help with that.

Lore Podcast

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned it at some point on the blog, but lately I’ve really enjoyed listening to Lore. If you’re a fan of the creepy and the strange, be sure to check it out. Episodes are usually 20 to 30 minutes long, so they’re a perfect length. Lore is also a TV show on Amazon Prime, which is also great and fun to watch. There’s even a second season of the TV show in the works.

The Layover

Last week I was hit hard when I learned of Anthony Bourdain’s death. Usually celebrity deaths don’t affect me, but for some reason his death did. I was in shock that he was gone. He had taken me all over the world, introduced me to places and food that I’d never experienced before. He had made unfamiliar places, people, and food a bit more familiar. The Layover is the only show of his that’s on Netflix here in Canada (though I hear that in the US you guys have Parts Unknown – so jealous). I’ve been watching The Layover and missing that there won’t be anymore shows, no more interviews, no more travelling or food. Below is a clip of one of my favorite scenes from Parts Unknown.

If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide there are resources out there for you, both in Canada and the US. Please reach out and get help.

Friday Favorites June 15 2018