Happy Friday to you! Don’t you just love the weekend? Doesn’t matter if the I’ve had the best Monday through Thursday known to man, I still love Fridays like none-other. It’s as if the whole world let’s out a big sigh of relief. Smiles are bigger, cocktails, pizza, and date nights are on the horizon, and visions of silent alarm clocks dance in everyone’s heads. Yes, weekends are wonderful. Hopefully you have some fun plans in store for you the next couple days…I’m looking forward to a Saturday spent with girlfriends and neighborhood exploring with my husband on Sunday. Just crossing my fingers the HOT weather here in Chicago doesn’t hold back our plans! And now, for today’s Friday Finds and Favorites post:
Whole Foods App.
I just downloaded the Whole Foods app this week and I could KICK myself for not doing it sooner, even with all the kind reminders from the friendly WF staff members almost every trip, I still kept putting it off! The app includes digital coupons that are specific to the app (they are not included in the coupon booklets you see at store entrances). You can view both coupons and sale items on the app, but you don’t have to click on the ones you want to use. Your bar-code will automatically deduct the savings when you check out. Some noteworthy deals? $5 off your $20 or more fruit and/or vegetable purchase, fresh pork Italian sausage $3.99/lb. (regularly $6.99- great to take advantage of if you plan on making the Spaghetti Squash lasagna next week), 25% of all Pacifica cosmetics. There’s tons more deals so take a look and get saving!
Cherry Lime La Croix
I’m a total sucker for sparkling waters and La Croixs are my absolute favorite. During a quick Target trip this week, I got lured into the La Croix section and decided to give this new flavor a try. Super refreshing and most welcome during these extremely high temperatures!
Stranger Things on Netflix
I’m not a huge TV person, in part because I don’t enjoy the same shows as my husband and we’ve got a one TV situation o’er here… I’m probably better off for it, but there are a few shows that have totally reeled me in and kept me drooling for more after every episode- Breaking Bad and Bloodline are my top 2 without a doubt. This week, my husband convinced me to watch a new series called Stranger Things. I was totally skeptical, but when the first few minutes of the show totally reminded me of E.T. (creepily, this one of my childhood favorites) I thought I’d give it a chance. It’s a little scary, but not over the top and we love that there aren’t really any “big” name actors, with the exception of Winona Ryder. It’s only an 8 episode series, so no risk of becoming a long-term addict.
The quaintest, most adorable breakfast place in our neighborhood always serves cucumber water and since having it there, we’ve been recreating the refreshing drink at home. With these HOT summer days in Chicago, crisp, cool cucumbers are a welcome addition to my water glass. Well, turns out, there’s some great benefits to drinking cucumber water as I found out when I stumbled upon an article from FitHog. My favorite perk? Cucumber water helps your muscle strength! Check out the article here —->http://fithog.com/8-amazing-health-benefits-of-cucumber-water/2/
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
For all you fashion lovers out there, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale officially starts today! I always save up for this event, stocking my Nordstrom.com wishlist full of potential closet candidates. In the end, I usually only end up with one or two coveted items, but there’s really no better time to stock up on fall essentials! Last year, I got an amazing pair of flared jeans, classic booties, and a cross-body that I wear non-stop. If you’re looking for closet staples, now’s your chance to get them at a more affordable price! Happy shopping!
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend! Stay cool!
Question of the day: What are your plans for the weekend?
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