Friday Favorites: Pizza + Shoes + TLC Shows

Oh, hi. I meant to check in on Wednesday but I didn’t get a chance. At the last-minute Tuesday night, we went to the Islanders game which left me tired come Wednesday morning to finish a post.

Here I am though, and it’s Friday! Not only is it Friday, but it’s also Friday before Hanukkah (begins at sundown Sunday night) AND the Friday before the holiday break.

Let’s talk about some favorites from the week, starting with pizza.

I made the most delicious pizza bagel the other night for dinner. This pizza bagel, (made with a whole wheat pizza bagel might I add), hit the spot so perfectly. I like to keep whole wheat bagels in the freezer specifically for my pizza bagels. Pizza bagels are such a perfect meal at any time, so easy and satisfying.

pizza bagel

I actually haven’t had my favorite whole wheat margarita slice from Mario’s in a few weeks. I’m not even sure when I fell out of the habit of going to Mario’s but maybe I will stop in there later today for my favorite slice.

I did have this whole wheat pizza from Joanne’s. I’ve always loved Joanne’s so any time that I’m over there, I try to stop in for a slice.

whole wheat pizza

And this margarita pizza, which you may have already seen on my Instagram. I had this for dinner last week in the city at Bar Italia and loved every bite.

margarita pizza

Here’s something we don’t speak about too often anymore — peanut butter. Remember when I used to eat a lot of peanut butter? Now, I just add a bit to my morning oatmeal and then forget about it again until the next morning.

However, it’s worth mentioning that I randomly grabbed this former favorite peanut butter of mine at Trader Joe’s earlier this week. Did Trader Joe’s not have this peanut butter in stock for a while? Or, did I just not pay attention for the last two years or so, as I vaguely remember that I stopped eating this peanut butter after a stomach virus. Either way, I bought it earlier this week when I suddenly noticed it and still like it. It’s nice to change-up the types of peanut butter every once in a while.

peanut butter with flax and chia

Brooks Levitate 3

I was so happy to be a part of the Brooks wear test program but I couldn’t mention it until the shoes were released! I received the Brooks Levitate 3 to wear-test over the summer. Ever since then, I’ve been wearing them as my go-to running shoe. I really like the responsive cushioning yet still feeling like there’s a touch of firmness that I don’t get from my Adidas Energy Boosts. Suddenly, my Boosts were feeling too soft for me so the Levitate’s are a really nice addition to my running shoe rotation. They feel nice on the tops of my feet (which used to be a real issue for me with running shoes) and I find that I forget about my feet when running which is totally key. I can wear them on the treadmill or outdoors without issue. The Brooks Launch is still a favorite of mine, too.

brooks levitate 3

In other shoe news, I bought a new pair of UGG boots. Ok in full disclosure, I went to the mall to get my mom a Hanukkah gift but left with boots for myself instead.

The UGG Classic Cardy II Knit Boots in gray are likely going to be my new favorite. I love the fit and comfort of these knit boots. You can wear them up the leg like in the below picture or cuff them over. Both sides feature the buttons. I needed something super cute and comfortable to throw on every day, and I wanted gray. These UGG’s fit the requirements, so long as it’s not snowing or raining.


And finally, let’s chat about TLC shows.

I’m still watching 90 Day Fiance (although I can’t even keep up with how many couples we are looking at right now).

One of these days I will finally run into the Long Island Medium — anyone else watching this show? I totally believe in these things and cannot believe how local she is (or how I haven’t run into her at Bloomingdale’s yet as I always hear of other people seeing her there).

Yet somehow, if it’s possible to be even more local than the Long Island Medium, is the cast of the new show, Unpolished. Um, they are literally so local that I cannot even believe I am watching national television. I loved the show within minutes of watching it, too. Very easy to get into! Maybe I will need to stop in for a fun manicure in place of my basic Essie polish choices. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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