On Friday I shared some of my recent grocery favorites but today I thought I’d switch it up and share some of my favorites outside of the kitchen!
labor day favorites

FitBit Alta

fitbit alta pink

Alex got me the Alta for my birthday and I love it. I had the Charge HR before which was great but I like how much smaller the Alta is and the interchangeable bands are nice. He got me the pale pink leather band which I wear 99% of the time. I also have the basic black band and a purple band which is nice to have when I’m running or working out. The features of the Alta are pretty similar to what I had, but I might write a whole post to compare them in case you’re in the market. But bottom line, I love this one. Here’s my original post outlining The Pros and Cons of the FitBit Charge HR.



I spent hours researching the most comfortable flats. Since I’m obsessed with my FitBit (obviously) I walk a lot. Our campus at work is pretty big and we have treadmill desks that I can use during the day so it wasn’t unusual for me to get almost 10K steps, just at work. Unfortunately, I was starting get tendonitis in my foot and I think it was largely due to the amount I was walking I was doing in flat sandals with no support. I finally decided it was worth investing in a nice pair of flats and these Tieks are perfect. They’re definitely a splurge but considering how much I walk, I think they’re worth it.

tieks two


Essie Gel Polish

nail polish

I know gel polish has been around for a while but I love the new Essie Gel Polish which doesn’t require any sort of light or special remover. It doesn’t last as long as professional gel polish but I can usually go a week with minimal chipping. I love being able to do it myself and I can always just give it a quick touch up during the week if I need to. I’m wearing the shade “Model Citizen” in the above photo. I like it because it’s bright enough to show but light enough that chips aren’t as noticeable.

Alright, time to go get ready for a little Labor Day brunch! I’m making these vegan chocolate avocado muffins and I’m currently trying not to eat them all before I leave!

What are some of your recent favorite things?

Note: Tieks offered me a discount in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are, as always, my own! I only share products I truly know and love!