Friday Favorites

Better late than not at all, right?

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start

Friday Im in LoveAnd here is what I’m loving right now….

These chips!

Food should taste goodCostco sells a ginormous bag of these for like 5.99. I think it’s supposed to be family size. It last me about 2 days..maybe. Two days is good, right?

Tennis ball massageThis tennis ball I keep in my car to sit on while I drive. I use it to deep massage my butt muscles and I swear to you it prevents the sciatica pain that I typically get when I sit for a long time. I tried to explain this to MacGyver but he just rolled his eyes and mentioned something about slamming on my brakes and a tennis ball enema…..

Another favorite thing this week…you know since I’m not running and having some hip pain…

foam rolling

You can find me perched on this thing regularly…in fact, I’ve got 3 of them!

I’m also in love with Hank’s new halloween costume. Last year he was Frankenweenie, and the year before that he was a hot dog, but both of those costumes are too predictable. This year he will be…

Dachshung in alligator costume

Doxie Gator!

The last thing is my most favorite thing this week. Dolphin Tale 2 premieres tonite!

Rufus Rocks my Socks off!

Rufus Rocks my Socks off!

Go see it. I ‘m going to see it again and I can’t wait. It’s a great movie.

Have a great weekend. Tell me one of your favorite things this week.

Winter’s coming soon…there’s Hope!

When my BIL and the family were down a few weeks ago they made a trip over to Legoland. While they were there my Sister-in-Law let my niece get her face painted. She chose a dolphin, smart girl that one.

Dolphin Face Paint
Later on they went to ride the roller coaster and my niece had a hat on to protect her from the raging Florida sun. Unfortunately the hat rubbed the face paint and when she took the hat off the dolphin was missing its tail. My sister-in-law immediately noticed and told her that they could go back to the face painter and have her fix it but my niece said, “No mommy. Now it looks like ‘Winter’.”

See, I told you she was a smart girl!

As part of the Official Dolphin Tale 2 Blogger Crew through my association with the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I got to preview the new movie and I was ecstatic to be able to bring along my niece and nephew, who had just made the trip to Florida from their home in Virginia. They literally arrived a half hour before the movie began and after a 15 hour drive they were extremely tired, but they were thrilled to see the movie and they loved it. In fact, it’s pretty much all my niece talked about the whole time they were here.

Winter has Hope

My new shirt I received as part of the Dolphin Tale 2 Blogger Crew!

I’ve taken my niece and nephew to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in the past and they’ve seen the first movie so they’re huge ‘Winter’ fans. I’m pretty sure they’ll be seeing the movie again when it premieres this Friday, September 12th. I know I’m going to see it again. I’m already gearing up for it with some of the cool swag I received as part of the Dolphin Tale 2 blogger crew. You may remember when I showed you all of this stuff:

cool swagWell, I’m wearing one of my favorite things from that box today!

I'm looking for a selfie-help group, if you know of one...

I’m looking for a selfie-help group, if you know of one…

If you aren’t familiar with Winter’s story or the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, you can learn more by visiting here. And don’t forget about the movie, Dolphin Tale 2, which premieres this Friday, September 12th!

It’s a great night out for kids but adults will love it too! And don’t forget about the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. If you are ever in Clearwater, Florida or if you live near here and you’ve never been, then you need to add this to your bucket list and go see Winter and Hope at their home. It’s an amazing place.

Do you plan on seeing Dolphin Tale 2?
Are you familiar with Winter the dolphin?

A shopping Coma….

What does a woman do the day before her birthday? Well, I don’t know about you but here’s what I do…I go shopping! Boom! New running clothes, new running shoes, new running gear, just all things running! A shopping coma! It’ll be spectacular…


And then I hit up the beach and maybe a sunset with some margarita’s.

Yes, friends, that is the Birthday Eve plan.

I may also spend some time on the boat but whatever we do, I’m sure I’ll be updating instagram and possibly facebook as much as I can and I’ll have a few posts this weekend as well. Be sure to check those out…

But in the meantime, I have a present for you!

Remember how I told you that Cozy Zuehlsdorff from the Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies was extremely talented? Well, not only is she a wonderful actress but just like her costar Harry Connick, Jr. she is also a talented musician. In fact she wrote and performs one of the songs from Dolphin Tale 2! It’s called “Brave Souls”

And it’s really, really good!

And because I happen to be a Dolphin Tale 2 Blog Ambassador and because tomorrow is my birthday I’m going to share the song with you right here.


Stay tuned for updates on Dolphin Tale 2 and don’t forget the movie comes out September 12th!

Do you like to shop?

What’s the one thing you love to shop for?