Friday Favorites 8.12.16

Happy Friday!!! Yay!! Is anyone else so excited that Friday is finally here?  It sure has been a long week for me, but my momma is in town so it has been fun too!  She got in on Wednesday when my husband left for a Bachelor trip with his friends so it’s going to be a girls weekend! 

Today I wanted to share my current favorites with you all! 

Favorite Food Obsession  – Seafood

I usually eat fish two or three times a week, but lately I have been craving seafood daily and have fulfilled my craving more than a couple times this week!

Last night my mom and I had zucchini pasta with sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic topped with her homemade cashew pesto and shrimp!  I’m having the leftovers for lunch! 


Every time we grill salmon, I make a lot extra for a couple more meals so a lot of lunches this week have looked like this!  Different types of salads topped with grilled salmon! 


Favorite Snack – Greek Yogurt 

I go through phases with loving greek yogurt then not really liking it at all.  Currently, I am in a LOVE stage with greek yogurt and have been enjoying it at least once a day with nuts, fresh fruit and sometimes I top it with a little nut butter.  I love that this snack keeps me full for hours.  


Favorite Activities – Dog Walks, Puzzles and Movies

Even though it is super hot in Dallas right now, I have been trying to get in one decent walk with my dogs every day to tire them out and get out of the house for a bit.  We all always feel better after moving for a bit! 


My sister, mom, and I love to do puzzles so when they brought two over to my house Wednesday I was really excited.  We finished one last night then immediately pulled out the second one… we have quite an obsession. 

Yesterday my sister, mom, and I went to go see Bad Moms.  It wasn’t quite as good as I was expecting it to be, but there were a lot of really funny parts.  The two tubs of popcorn we ate were very good though! 😉  

Favorite Inspirational Quote 

I saw this on Instagram the other day and it just really hit me.  There are plenty times in our lives when we go through tough times and have to make hard decisions, but it is important to just take it one day at a time.  Sometimes we feel like we need to do it all.  But we don’t.  We can’t be everything to everyone and it is important to be okay with that.  


Favorite Type of Exercise – Interval Sprints on the Treadmill

I know most people hate the treadmill, but I love it.  I am such a baby when it comes to running in the cold or the heat and I usually do my running around 4 or 5am so it is also dark outside.  I love putting on a good show with my ipad and zoning out.  I have been walking at 4.0 for 1 minutes then sprinting at 8.5 for one minute then going back to 4.0 for one minute then sprinting at 8.6 for a minute, etc.  I just increase the sprint speed by .1 each time.  It leaves me so sweaty and feeling very accomplished.  

Favorite Thing I Laughed About This Week 

If you follow me on Instagram (tefrancy), you may have seen me post this picture.  I wear a mouthguard/retainer at night to prevent grinding my teeth and it always stays in place.  On this particular night, the mouthguard fell out of my mouth while I was sleeping and I woke up to hear my dog, Riley, chewing on it about 2 inches from my face.  Although I was a little bummed, I just had to laugh.  This pup cracks me up.  Although I know I won’t be laughing when I have to pay 3.5 times the normal amount  to replace it because insurance won’t cover me to get another one so soon.  Ah, what can ya do?   (Funny story: When I got the mouthguard a couple months ago, the dentist stressed the importance of keeping it away from my dogs and I remember saying, “My dogs don’t chew anything (they NEVER have) so I don’t have to worry about that…” Boy was I wrong!!) 🙂 


Favorite Thing I Love About Being Home – My morning smoothie! 

Although I absolutely love traveling, it has been so nice to be home and back into my normal routine.  I love starting my day with a workout followed by a big, filling smoothie.  This morning my smoothie had banana, peanut butter, spinach, flaxseed, ice, vanilla protein powder and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.  It was so creamy and refreshing! 


Favorite Instagram Inspiration – Ali Fedotowsky 

I watched Ali on the Bachelorette and E! News and I love following her blog and Instagram.  She has such great style and her new little baby is precious.  I just about died when I saw her nursery and the beautiful wall covered in pink flowers.  #interiordesigngoals

Have a great weekend everyone! 


  1. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
  2. Who is your favorite person to follow on Instagram?
  3. What is your current favorite food obsession?

4 thoughts on “Friday Favorites 8.12.16

  1. seafood is my faveee!! love my shrimp and salmon. Love sprints on the treadmill too. And my current fav food obsession is bagels and acai bowls!!


  2. I think i crave seafood during summer most too–but i love it year round! My favorites currently are green smoothies and sweet potato fries! not together—but i love them both haha!


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