Today I’m sharing some of my favorite things from the past week.

And just like that the first week of October is over and it’s definitely feeling like fall here in Calgary. Thankfully most of the snow from last weekend’s snowstorm is melted, and I’m looking forward to a weekend that feels more like fall than winter.

As for my weekend plans, I’ll be spending some time on Saturday (and possibly Sunday too if I can make it fit) auditing the yoga teacher training that I completed in March. Saturday will be focused on anatomy of the lower leg and foot as well as the hip joint. If I can make it on Sunday it’ll be yoga philosophy and the paths of yoga.

Other than yoga teacher training, I’ll go on a date night with my boyfriend and spend some time outdoors because it’s supposed to be really nice out. It should be a fun weekend.

And now onto a few of my favorite things!

The North Face Apex Chromium Thermal Jacket

I actually bought this jacket a few months ago at a consignment store, and although I have worn it a few times since then, I’ve really been enjoying it now that the cooler weather has arrived in Calgary.

I know that The North Face is usually pretty pricey, but if I can find it on sale or at a consignment store I’m all about it. I don’t think it had been worn very much if at all before I bought it, as I didn’t see any wear on it when I bought it. Consignment store shopping definitely takes some patience, but you can end up finding some really great deals.

The North Face Apex Chromium Thermal Jacket (affiliate link) is a really pretty green color that I love, it’s comfortable, and it’s lined which means that it’s super soft and warm. I can tell that’s going to be a jacket that I get a lot of use out of.

Yves Veggie Chick’n Burgers

I’m pretty sure that I’d tried some Yves products year and years ago, but I can’t really remember which ones I liked. When I saw an Yves display this week while at the grocery store I thought I’d try something.

I’m all about hitting my protein goals, so I thought that this Veggie Chick’n Burger would be a good way to get it in. It’s made from chick peas among other things, so it’s protein packed and doesn’t have a lot of fat.

There were 4 patties in this package and each patty comes in at 100 calories. I decided to cook up 2 to put in a bun because they were looking on the thin side. I cooked them up on the stove and popped them into a bun with some cheese, ketchup, and mustard.

While I knew that I was eating a veggie burger, it wasn’t obvious once I had my meal made. I’m sure it would be different if I was eating it on it’s own, but as part of a burger it tasted pretty good. I’ll definitely be buying these again.

Then She Was Gone

I know that I mentioned this book already on the blog, but I thought I’d bring it up again because I’m really enjoying it. It’s a quick and easy read which is perfect when because I didn’t want to have to think too hard. Being an entrepreneur is awesome, but when it comes to read for fun, I want something that will keep me entertained and doesn’t require too much thought. Then She Was Gone (affiliate link) fit the bill.

Here’s the synopsis from Amazon:

Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.

And then she was gone.

Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?

What was a favorite of yours from the past week? Share it in the comments below.

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