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Fun Facts Friday - Fashion Faves

Rest Day
Today is a rest day for me - and much needed I will admit. Without spin this week, I realized that I ran three days in a row. I know that's not a big deal to some, but for me and injury prevention...it is. And I'm feeling it just a bit now. If you have any advice on how to run several days in a row, please please share the secret with me.

I took advantage of the extra hour by hitting the grocery store at lunch. Not only did we need to stock up our own fridge, but I'm helping make some food for a friend's New Year's Eve party. Rather than waiting until tomorrow and trying to fit in grocery trip, long run, and food prep, I decided to do myself a big favor and get the food today so I can prep some tonight.

In case you are curious as to what I'll be making, it's pretty simple. She wants it to be semi-fancy. I realized a long time ago that you can still do a really nice spread but very simple. I will be making a hummus, tomato basil "meat"balls with homemade red sauce, simple white chocolate almond and cranberry bark, puppy chow, white chocolate dipped pretzel sticks.

I will be helping her make the tomato bruschetta because she really wants to try to do some of the dishes herself. I didn't really have a recipe to give her so much as a method. So it'll be fun cooking with her too. She's also going to have a cheese and fruit platter, veggie tray, two different meat dishes.

I feel like there is something from the menu list missing....I'm sure I'll remember tomorrow when I start taking pictures of course ;-)

Fun Facts Friday - Fashion Faves
Today will be the last Fun Facts Friday for the year. I suppose that means I should do some sort of year-end recap. That's all I am seeing right now from bloggers. I understand and appreciate that of course, so please don't get me wrong.

But, I'm going to go a totally different route. No top 10, 11, or even 5 list for me. Just another Fun Facts Friday kind of post. I'm being a rebel you see. I thought I'd do a list of some of my favorite brands. No real rhyme or reason here, just for fun. So I guess it's a Fun Facts Friday - Fave Fashions edition.
  • Shoes - Jessica Simpson (though Gianni Bini and Bandolino are really close)
  • Running shoes - Brooks Ghost 4 all the way
  • Jeans - Lucky Brand
  • Tops - The Limited. Love all their clothes, but the bottoms don't fit me unfortunately.
  • Pants - Ann Taylor Loft and Ann Taylor. Though, I have to spend some serious time trying them all on.
  • Purses - Jessica Simpson 
  • Workout clothes - Nike for capri running pants, Brooks for running shorts and tops, and Champion for gym.
  • Makeup - Bare Escentuals 
  • Moisturizers/Cleansers - Korres
  • Nail polish - O.P.I.
So what are some of your favorite fashion brands? Are you fairly loyal to a single brand or is it more about price?

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Sunshine
  • Warm temps
  • Rest day
  • Friday

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