My Monday Faves #2

I cannot believe the weekend is over already. Doesn’t it always seem to go by so fast? But I am trying to embrace every day and not fret over the weekends. Every day is another chance to get after our goals!

So without further ado, lets get into today’s post. Last week I posted the first “Monday Faves” post. So today we are rounding up number two. Below you will see some of my favorite things from this last week. Feel free to share your weekly faves in the comments below!

 

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We first tried this coffee about 2-3 years ago. We ran out recently but thankfully last month I was able to make a trip to Trader Joe’s and pick some up and I am so glad it is back in my life. It is one of my favorite coffee’s ever! Love this stuff!

 

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This stuff is amazing you guys. I remember in high school I would go to Safeway in the mornings a lot and pick up an everything bagel. I loved those damn things. And this right here, is the real deal. You put this on anything and whaaaaaboooommmm, it tastes just like an everything bagel. I have used it on everything from toast to chicken and even my eggs. You can’t go wrong with this!

 

  • Close Up Photography

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Ever since I got my camera (Canon Rebel t3i) a few months ago, I have slowly been learning more and more each day. I still have a long ways to go and so much more to learn, but I am really enjoying close up micro photos. Catching the tiniest details in a photo (like the little fuzzies on these tiny flowers) is a lot of fun to me and I can’t wait to continue to learn more.

 

  • Homemade Specialty Doggy Treats

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My pups are my kids and I spoil them like it. After discovering an adorable IG page of a lady who makes special homemade treats for her dog each day (click here to check out her IG page), I decided to try my hand at it. These are just coconut flour with water kneaded to make a dough. Then rolled in unsweetened coconut flakes. And finally topped with a sliced up strawberry. It was fun and the fur-faces loved them!

 

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Ok this may seem silly, but I know many of us went through some sort of emo stage in our early middle school and/or junior high years. I know I sure did. And during that time I was obsessed with bands like MCR, Blink-182, Cute Is What We Aim For, Breaking Benjamin, etc etc etc. I recently discovered this playlist on Spotify and it brings back all the feels and music memories! I have spend so much time listening to the various artists and hearing songs I haven’t heard in forever! #flaskbackeveryday

 

Today will be just a normal Monday. A nice and early workout with Ryan, some chores and work around home, then off to the gym to train/coach for a few hours, back home for dinner, and then a relaxed evening. Remember Monday’s are just as good as any other day to chase your dreams and make your goals and reality!

 

YOUR TURN! What things have been your fave the last week?

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is just around the corner (next Sunday, June 18th to be exact). Many of us are known for being last minute shoppers and never knowing what to buy dad.

So I put together a little list of some of the best gifts for all kinds of dads. From sporty dads to outdoorsy dads to techy dads. Hopefully this list will help you find that perfect gift or help bring something to mind that you think the father figure in your life will love!

 

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All dads love music. We have a portable  bluetooth speaker and love it for in the car, working outside, etc. This one is great because it is also waterproof! Great gift for any dad!

 

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These Bose Sport Headphones are the best set of headphones I have ever owned. They are sweat and water resistant and the sound quality is amazing. Plus they last forever and Bose has an amazing return policy if anything ever goes wrong.

 

  • Car Detailing

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This may seem random but I can guarantee any dad who takes pride in his ride would love this as a gift. Being able to have someone fully detail your car and you get to come back to it all shiny and new. You can hire someone for this or do the work yourself!

 

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For the outdoorsy dad this is a great gift! For hiking or camping, this lightweight hammock would be so easy to take along. Plus it is made from industrial strength material and holds up to 500lbs!

 

  • Plan A Day Activity With Him That He Will Love

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Whether it be fishing or going for a drive or seeing a movie, quality one-on-one time is always a great gift for dad. Make sure it is something he loves to do and plan a day around him. Better yet make it a surprise and show him how much you truly appreciate him.

 

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This is for the saucier dads out there (get it?). A make your own anything kit is such a great idea. It lets dad get out his creative side and when it is something like make your own beer or hot sauce, he will enjoy the fruits of his labor when he is done! Plus he can share with others his fun creations!

 

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Drones are all the rage right now. And for good reason. They make so many now with live feed cameras that take fun videos and can go just about anywhere. My dad got one and loves it. It has been so cool to see some of the fly over footage he has taken. This one is a great affordable option for that techy dad in your life.

 

  • Something Crafty & Handmade

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You can never go wrong with a handmade gift. Whether it be a bottle opener like this one, a scrapbook, some framed pictures of the kids, coupons for things to help him out with, etc. Put some thought and time into it and dad will see how much he means to you!

 

I hope some of these ideas helped you out or you found the perfect gift for that dad in your life! Comment below and let me know the best Father’s Day gift you have ever given or received!