Well hello again, Friday! It’s so nice to see you. I hope all of you guys had an amazing week – I know I’m glad the best day of the week is finally here!! Also – I just want to put this out there right up front: you guys are THE best. Even though I’ve been an unresponsive donkey, when I see your comments and likes roll in, it really brightens my day (more than you know). You guys give me a reason to write and express myself creatively everyday, even amidst the chaos that is my life right now, and I really, really appreciate all of you. Love you guys! So there you have it – my first Friday fave of this week is: YOU. ❤
Moving on to the less important faves… 😉
2. Ross Livermore Band
On a whim, last night was my “night off,” I got to peace out of Stressville for a few hours, so I went to Toad in Somerville, MA. It’s pretty much the best place on Earth – a tiny bar/club that hosts live music EVERY SINGLE NIGHT for free. And all of the music is AMAZING (I have yet to see a band that I felt “meh” about). So, my friend and I met up there and we grooved to some live tunes. The first band was fun, but I was pretty much wiped out from my week and ready to bounce, so I asked the bartender Rachel if the second band was worth sticking around for. Her face lit up and said, “Yes! They are really good. Kind of like funk/rock – definitely worth it!” I took her word for it, and we stayed. Um, Rachel – understatement of the century – the second band (RLB) blew it out of the water. They sucked me into Groupie Land when their second song was a cover of The Band’s “The Weight” – which thanks to my childhood involuntary/intensive study on the music of the 1960’s and 1970’s, I can recite the lyrics from memory (dude, don’t get me wrong – I am extremely grateful for my hippie parents’ musical tutelage because now I don’t listen to sh*tty music and I’m never afraid to get down with my funky self in public). RLB = amazeballs. In the words of the 20-year old bouncer, “That dude is so crisp on the drums.” Yes, yes – he is (I also wrote that bouncer’s quote down on a coaster because I felt it really summed them up – crisp, on point). Everyone shredded their solos and I had both hands up in the air like the praise emoji all night. If they come to your area – run, don’t walk – to get a ticket and put your dancing shoes on because they will have you on your feet jamming out in the first 20 seconds of the first song. SO. FREAKIN. GOOD. Check out their website here – they have tons of free music!
Here’s a bonus video, because they are so good:
Wait, wait – one more!
3. These Blinding Capri Pants
I’m loving Beyond Yoga‘s summer color palate – I love me some bright, retina-scarring colors. These are no exception.The summer palate is full of super vibrant, happy colors and perfect for spring/summer. You can’t go wrong with a classic capri legging for all of your sweat sessions. One of the things I’m into re: Beyond Yoga merchandise is the material used. It’s top quality, fade resistant, and durable. Love! ❤
4. Nuttzo Nut Butter
Um, you guys need this. You all know I’m a self-professed Justin’s almond butter fanatic, but this stuff is bomb and is edging out the competition. It combines seven different seeds and nuts in every jar, and comes in both crunchy and smooth. I like the combination of nuts – since each nut has different vitamin and mineral attributes, you get to hit the high notes all in one shot. It’s organic, there’s no added sugar or oil, it’s vegan, kosher, gluten-free and is packed with protein, healthy fats and ALA (there’s some flax in every jar). Also, I love that it comes upside down so that when you stir it, all the messy oils that usually splash all over my counter are at the bottom of the jar – YES LIFE!
5. In honor of Earth Day and being as beautiful as Mother Nature: This List of the 32 Best Natural Products by Into The Gloss
6. Some super solid running advice: The Best Running Advice We’ve Ever Received – SELF.com
7. Lean On (feat. MO & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer
Since you all know that Friday is always a dance party at Bubbles and Booyah, this is my new jam that I’ve added to my running playlist. So, once you’re done dancing to the Ross Livermore Band tunes above, get ready to switch genres. SO GOOD.
Wooooooooohooooooo people, it’s FRIDAY! I’ll be dancing all the way into Saturday. Get into it.
Hope you all have fantastic Fridays/Weekends/Dance Parties. I’m heading to CT to see my favorite little man, and the rest of my family. What are you guys up to this weekend??