Friday Favorites: Holiday Plates, Snacks, Stairs & Socks

Happy Friday!  This week seemed long - that dang time change really messed with me at work.  It was totally fine on Sunday, but then Monday, it started to hit me.  I thought lunch was almost here, but it wasn't close, and then same with closing time.  The struggle was real!  We made it, though, and now it is time for the weekend.  First up, some favorites for this Friday!

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1.  Plaid plates.  Many of you know I have a slight obsession with holiday plates.  I just love them!  And my collection continues to grow.  I saw these plaid plates at Pottery Barn this past weekend, and knew I wanted them for my decorations this year.  Unfortunately, they were not on sale at the time I saw them, but I kept checking back and finally, on Wednesday, they were on sale (and as of Thursday night when I am writing this, they are still on sale)!  So I snagged a set of the dinner plates for my tablescape.  I cannot wait for them to arrive!    
2.  Yoplait Greek 100 Protein.  If you are in need of a great yogurt, I highly suggest checking out Yoplait's Greek 100 Protein.  I picked these up per my Femme Fit meal plan, and I have to tell you - they are so much better than just plain Greek yogurt!  The consistency is great, too.  It seems a bit thicker, and you don't have that water-y stuff you get with regular Greek yogurt.  I have tried both the mixed berry and blueberry flavors, and both are really good, although I will say mixed berry has a tiny edge compared to the blueberry in my opinion.  Either way, this yogurt tastes good and it's something you can feel good about eating, too!


3.  Quest S'more Protein Bars.  Another new favorite, thanks to my Femme Fit meal plan!  I tried out some different flavors before settling on s'mores as my favorite.  I also don't mind the chocolate chip cookie dough and the brownie, but I would recommend staying away from the cookies n cream - I struggled with that one!  If you pop one of these bars in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, you'll get a yummy treat that seems indulgent, while actually being really good for you!  There is a bit of that protein taste with these bars, but it's not too overpowering, especially when microwaved.  I will have one of these during the day to hold me over at work when I am having one of those days where I am just so hungry, or after dinner as dessert.

4. Stair walking.  Awhile ago, I shared some of my tips to stay active at work.  You can see that post here.  One of the tips was taking a break to move, one of the ways of moving being walking the stairs.  I have done this on and off, but always failed to be consistent.  However, I have been doing this little stair break everyday this week, and I have to tell you, it is been such a game changer.  It's the perfect thing to combat the mid afternoon slump, that usually hits me an hour or two before work ends.  I usually also start craving a snack at this time (due to hitting the slump and not actually being really hungry), and I find the stairs to be a great distraction.

5.  Socks under tights.  This is kind of odd (or maybe not?), but recently, I have started wearing my ankle athletic socks under my tights to work when I wear booties.  I love wearing black tights with a flouncy skirt similar to this one from Loft, and then I pair that with black booties (similar booties).  When I wore just my tights, my shoes weren't always that comfortable, but when I put socks on and then my tights, my shoes were sooo much better.  Your foot has the soft, cushy sock, and then the tights over it kind of hold everything in place.  I think I have worn this look at least once a week since it got cool enough to warrant tights.  

Linking up with AndreaErikaApril, and Katie.   

13 comments

  1. those plaid plates are darling! I can't stand greek yogurt, I'm like one in a million i know hahah. Those protein bars are really good, we've had them in the past! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I love stacking plates and chargers for the holidays, love the plaid! I tel people shame on them when they take the elevator instead of the stairs, lol! Have a sweet weekend sweetest girl!

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  3. I'm going to have to try your sock trick because by the end of the day my feet hurt in booties with just tights!! Have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Whoa! Putting a quest bar in the microwave is such a good idea!!

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  5. Love the plaid plates and can't wait to see how you style them! I'm going to look for that greek yogurt- I usually prefer regular yogurt, but I can definitely use the added protein. I'll sometimes wear short socks over my tights with booties, but wearing them under the tights probably feels much nicer on your feet.

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  6. Socks under tights in genius because I only think to wear them over. I'm so glad you got those plates!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  7. I agree, love plaid for the holidays!! Those place settings are so cute!

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  8. Long week at my house, too! Glad it's almost the weekend. I LOVE those plaid plates. They'll be gorgeous on your table. Sometimes I add socks over my tights if it's really cold out, but your trick to wear them under your tights has to look much cuter. Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  9. I love the plaid! Have a great weekend.

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  10. I definitely need those plaid plates! I'm a huge lover of Greek yogurt, but actually stopped buying Yoplait because their 100's have sucralose in them. Socks under your tights? Genius! My feet are always so clammy in just tights alone <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. I adore the napkin holder in the dinner place setting. Cute set up for Christmas dinner. The Smores bars sound delish! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Love the plates! I just ordered some plaid plates from Pier 1 but I'm really loving these PB ones more. So cute! Have a great weekend!

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  13. Those plates are so cute! Love the plaid! and I tried the quest cookies and cream and wasn't a fan either and haven't had one since...lol maybe I'll give them another chance and try the s'mores!

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