Friday Faves, here are the five things I loved this week.

Friday Faves: The Things I Loved This Week

I hope your week has been tolerable. Since learning the U.S. Presidential Election results, I’ve seen posts from friends and family who are sharing a variety of emotions. Remember this, friends, life will go on. If you’re unhappy with the results, research ways that you can help bring change on the local level. Volunteer, helping others helps yourself. Furthermore, speaking of “self,” I urge you to practice self-care. Whatever that means for you, make it a part of your daily routine.

Friday Faves for November 11, includes Hamilton mixtape, Mannequin Challenges and more

Friday Faves – November 11

This time-change is not letting me be great. I’m awake at 5 am and ready for bed at 8 pm. I gotta get with it. I keep telling myself to learn to do stuff early in the morning. I’m not there yet. Now that the work week is almost over, here’s what I’m loving this week, my Friday Faves:

Mannequin Challenge >>>

The #MannequinChallenge internet craze started last week. I’ve seen several versions, including one from the Hillary Clinton and her team on the campaign plane. What is the mannequin challenge? Here’s what you do: gather your friends and freeze in a pose while one person videos the frozen stances. The challenging part is holding the freeze-pose for a long time (minutes). My favorite Mannequin Challenge videos are listed below.

Hillary Clinton Concession Speech >>>

Yes, our next president will be a man. Hillary’s epic race for the White House fell short. While she won the popular vote, she lost the Electoral College vote. Lesson: the electoral votes choose the president, not the popular vote (in case you didn’t know). However, the bright side this week was the speech she gave on Wednesday morning. You could feel her emotion as she spoke eloquently about the race and the future of our country. You can view her full speech >>> HERE.
To all the little girls watching…never doubt valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world. ~Hillary Clinton

Hamilton Mixtape >>>

I’m a huge fan of Hamilton: The Musical. On any given day you can hear the melodies of the Hamilton soundtrack wafting from my bluetooth-connected Spotify in my car. I sing the lyrics loudly. I even purchased the book about the making of the musical. Yes, I’m addicted. When I heard the mixtape was being released in December, my heart skipped a beat. I can’t wait to hear Kelly Clarkson, The Roots, John Legend, Jimmy Fallon and more over the songs from the Hamilton soundtrack. Will you purchase the mixtape? I will.
Friday Faves include Hamilton mixtape, Mannequin Challenge and more.
Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records

PopSugar Must-Have Box >>>

Yes, it’s a subscription box. I got my first box in the mail this week. It has a Thanksgiving theme and includes a table runner, wire basket and gluten-free popcorn. Popcorn is my favorite snack! I was so excited. It’s a full-size sample box. I was introduced to the Must-Have Box by a good friend, Jacqueline from Creative Outpour. I watched her unboxing video last month that included an umbrella from Henri Bendel…and, as a result, I was hooked! You can learn more about the PopSugar Must-Have Box >>> HERE. When you’re ready to subscribe, click to get started >>> HERE (referral link).

Mindfulness >>>

Finally, to cope with the stress and trials of everyday life, I’m trying mindfulness. Have you heard of this movement? Mindfulness is defined as “the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be done through the practice of meditation and other training.”  There’s a free iTunes app to help you get started. Check out the app >>> HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my Friday Faves this week. It’s been a huuuuuge week. We elected our next President, and we’re closing this week honoring our nation’s veterans. Happy Veteran’s Day. What did you love this week? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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I'm a female who enjoys french fries and everything associated with them. I am a foodie, a carb lover and someone on a mission to lose the extra pounds. At the core of things, I am a storyteller. Professionally, I’m a marketer. I write about food, exercise, traveling and events. I am a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Welcome to my life…one post at a time.
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