But, before I get to any of that, I am sharing this week's favorites! Every week I share a handful of my favorite things from the week, whether it be food, fitness, or anything else, to share with you. As always, share your favorites from the week in the comments below. I always love reading them!
In need of an afternoon pick-me-up on a day I spent a majority of the day studying at my desk while it snowed outside, I tried out a new flavor of tea. I received this tea in my Love with Food snack box and finally gave it a try. It was strawberry flavored and absolutely tasty! I feel like a lot of flavored teas can be pretty hit or miss with me, but this one was definitely a hit! I loved the flavor and it was the perfect drink to warm up to on a rather chilly spring day.
Astoria Pastry Shop
This past weekend I was in Downtown Detroit celebrating Greek Independence Day and met up with some of my family after and of course we had to make a stop at Astoria. Astoria is a pastry ship in Greektown and has delicious desserts that always have me drooling as I decide what I want. I completely forgot to take a picture of what I got, but I had chocolate dipped baklava which was so good and a black and white shortbread cookie. I ended up eating both throughout the week and it was such a nice treat to have while studying. If you ever are in Greektown, I highly recommend making a dessert stop at Astoria! They also have another location in downtown Royal Oak, for any locals out there.
Trader Joe's Head to Toe Moisturizing Balm
This moisturizing balm made its way into my Easter basket a few weeks ago and it has come in handy so much on my feet. When I first started running I didn't understand why runners complained about their feet not looking so nice. Over the past few months I finally understood what runners meant because my feet are not looking so attractive right now! My heels are so dry, but using this balm has been a lifesaver. It immediately helps with the dryness. It is a total-body balm, so I have also used it on my lips and they feel so soft after!
Of course the Boston Marathon had to be included in this week's favorites! It was a favorite of mine all week long not only when I live streamed it, but seeing blogger's recaps, inspiring stories, and this video. Rebekah Gregory lost her leg in the 2013 bombing and this year was able to participate by running the last three miles with her amputated leg. Seeing her cross the finish line at the end of this video brought tears to my eyes. #BostonStrong
The Blogger Project
Two bloggers that I follow - Davida and Lee - launched The Blogger Project this week and it came at the perfect time. I have been working on taking this blog to the next level (more on that soon!) and having this site that is designed to help bloggers grow their blogs and run it as a business is just what I need. Both Lee and Davida created this project to increase transparency and information-sharing in the blogger community. The site is a space for bloggers to grow and learn from each others and gain confidence to blog professionally. I have been on the site every day since it launched reading through everything and I love that they are using a site (SHE Uncovered) they both created as a way to share the process along the way. For any bloggers looking to improve their blog, this it.
Well, time to get my day going and head out to take my exam. It will be a huge sigh of relief when I am finally done with it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
What are your plans for the weekend? Let's hear 'em!