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Friday Favorites + A CoffeeBar Giveaway (closed)

Yayyyy Friday! My real favorite thing today is the cool morning air I woke up to. It was heavenly walking Maizey. I love summer and am not ready for it to fade away (besides, I just booked my first beach trip of the year!), but it definitely gave me a little itch for fall. These are some other things I’m loving!

Arbonne RE9 Smoothing Facial Cleanser

I love a good creamy cleanser but sometimes they don’t leave my face feeling very clean. This is the perfect balance of creamy and gentle but thorough. My skin feels clean but not stripped of oils. Just how I think it should. And the bottle is pretty. 🙂 (Arbonne is sold through a rep like Mary Kay or Avon, so if you need a rep, let me know and I can connect you with mine.)

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The Nourished Podcast

I love this podcast that Meg and Shawn have started. They address all sorts of reader-submitted questions about nutrition and fitness (including some questions I’ve submitted!). They both have great training and personal experience overcoming some health challenges too, so I trust and respect their advice.

New Grounds CoffeeBar

I’m loving these CoffeeBars that were sent to me — seriously so delicious and a nice kick of caffeine before a workout or when I’m dragging and hungry. They’re a little high in sugar, but man they’re tasty. And given that the majority of the sugar content comes from dates (a whole food), I feel much better about it than if the bars contained refined sugars. (Fun fact: the founders started the business in their dorm room which I think is cool. Another fun fact: they offered a giveaway to my readers – see below to enter!)

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It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask

You know how I told you I fried my hair? My coworker recommended this deep conditioner and it has taken my hair to a much better state. It’s still a little straw-like but this helped a TON.

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

I’ve been having some crazy dark circles and puffiness lately (which the lovely ladies at The Nourished Podcast addressed for me in last week’s podcast after I submitted a question to them about it!). I got this sample with a Sephora purchase and LOVE it. It looks a little shimmery but when you put it on, it illuminates perfectly. I save it for moments when I really need it, i.e. when my dark circles are particularly bad, and I’m going to see Tommy and want to look pretty. 🙂 I need to just buy some more. (Don’t forget to use eBates if you buy this online from Sephora! 4% cash back!)

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Johnny, from New Grounds CoffeeBar, offered a giveaway to my readers! (Happy Friday indeed!) To enter, leave a comment and tell me how you take your coffee.

If you want an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway – be sure to leave a separate comment letting me know you did. A sample tweet is below if you just want to use that, or make up your own. Just be sure to tag @afoodiestaysfit and @NewGroundsFood and link to this post! Giveaway is open until 8/30/15.

The @NewGroundsFood CoffeeBar sounds amazing – I want to win some freebies from @afoodiestaysfit! http://goo.gl/RPlS5O

Have a great day!

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67 Comments

  • Reply
    Lucy
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    I like real sugar and a splash of cream but I’m trying to use less and less sugar in hopes of ditching it all together- one can dream!

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    RLR
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    Iced with vanilla syrup and a splash of milk.

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    Erin
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    I take my coffee black!

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    Indhu
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    Lots of milk and sugar ?

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    Carol P
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    With almond milk and stevia!

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    Sarah
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    I would drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes everyday (yes, all year round) if I could, but since that isn’t good for my wallet or my pants, I make my own coffee and add a splash of vanilla almond milk!

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    Charlotte
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    I like just some milk in my coffee!

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    Anne
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    I am on and I-Ternal mission to find the best deep cleanser for my hair! To date, I haven’t found anything I truly love so I definitely want to test this out. Also, my all-time favorite pretty rugged food – chocolate covered espresso beans!

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    Amber
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    I have been loving Arbonne face stuff too!! I use their calm line and it has made such a difference for my face! I will have to check out that podcast. I’m obsessed with podcasts and just did a huge post listing all my favourite ones.

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    jen @nutcaseinpoint
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    i love BLACK coffee! :):)

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss
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    Oooh, the bars look yummy! I’m trying to wean myself off of loving coffee with sugar-free creamer and stevia. It’s a work in progress. 😉 My favorite, though, is an almond milk latte!

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    Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire
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    I am completely addicted to coffee. Lately I’ve been loving on iced coffee with almond milk, but I’m also a latte lover!

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    Kalynn C.
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    I used to be rep for Arbonne in college! I dropped it because the renewal fee was a lot, and I was a poor college kid with poor college friends who couldn’t afford Arbonne, but I loved their products!

    I like my coffee with a little almond or cashew milk and I’m loving the french vanilla So Delicious creamer!

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    Kate
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    I take my coffee over ice with almond milk! 😀

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
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    I take mine black on a daily basis at work… but I do enjoy some sweet flavored creamer once in a while.

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    Rachel D
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    I wish I liked my coffee black but i have always been one of those super sugary drink people(which i have tried to stop drinking) Recently i have been loving my coffee with almond/coconut milk and coconut palm sugar for a little sweetness! These bars sound so good-would love to try! -Rachel D

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    Whitney
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    If it’s from Krankies, I like it black 🙂 I also love Camino’s coconut cooler. I have a feeling I’m going to need some of these coffee bars come November when I have a new baby and am going on little sleep!

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    Tracy
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    I like my coffee with almond milk and peppermint!

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    Sassypants
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    I typically drink unsweetened mint green tea every morning, but when I do treat myself to coffee, it’s gotta have cream & sugar. I have no clue how people drink it black?!

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    Tara
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    Black!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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    Those are one of my favorite bars! Aren’t they awesome! Chocolate and coffee!
    I take my coffee black and dark!

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    Tracey
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    I like my coffee with half and half and coconut/almond milk. But I’ll also drink an iced skinny vanilla latte in the afternoon sometimes! 🙂

    The coffee bars sound amazing! Hope I get to try them!

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    Stephanie B.
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    I usually just drink my coffee black. When I make iced coffee at home, I’ll add some non-dairy milk (I’m loving cashew at the moment) and a little stevia. And I like getting lattes with non-dairy milk from coffee shops!

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    Harini
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    I’m a purist. Black coffee for the win!

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    Helen
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    With almond milk!

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    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
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    love my coffee with a scant of SO Delicious French Vanilla creamer!

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    Caroline
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    I have been LOVING cold brew this summer with a splash of Vanilla Almond Milk. Total cold brew convert now.

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    Amy
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    I love my morning coffee hot with a splash of vanilla soy milk or cold blended into a smoothie with oats and frozen banana.

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    Katie
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    Americano with a splash of cream! OR Iced coffee with a pump of coconut & cream <–Summer drink!

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    Katie
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    I tweeted too!

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    Lauren S
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    These bars sound delicious!! I take my coffee black.

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    Eirinn
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    Since it’s summertime here in Boston, I cold brew at home and use a little almond milk creamer. That is, until it gets cold again here which I prefer not to think about…

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    Megan
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    Those coffee bars sound delicious, I love my coffee! I usually take it with just some half & half, but sometimes will use some vanilla stevia too

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    Danielle
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    Strong, with a little milk and sweetener!

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    Jessica
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    Decaf…I have to be careful with my caffeine consumption. LOVE chocolate with coffee though. Just because I limit my intake doesn’t mean I don’t indulge in special treats! 😀

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    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well
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    A little bit of half & half and sugar. Sounds like a great product!

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    Heather
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    almond milk and stevia! never had a bar w/coffee in it before.. love the idea though -they sound delicious!

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    Molly
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    just almond milk or whole milk if i’m out!

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    Jackie
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    I like hot and black but cold with almond milk!

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    [email protected]
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    Iced with a splash of cream! 🙂

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    Paige c
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    I taken mine with a splash of Non dairy milk, usually cashew milk!

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    Nancy
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    i take my coffee black!

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    Carolsue
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    I like my coffee with lots of flavored creamer in it. Right now I am on a White Chocolate Raspberry kick.

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    Carolsue
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    I tweeted (I hope this contest is still current)
    https://twitter.com/Sillysiamese/status/630202348875333632

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    Caroline
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    black – plain and simple!

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    Leah
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    i like my coffee with sugar and flavored creamer and preferably made by a barista so it tastes even better!

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    Tina
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    I take my coffee black 🙂

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    Josie
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    I usually take my coffee black. 🙂

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    Jeanne
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    Hi! I take my coffee black.

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    megan
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    I take my coffee black

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    Lindsay
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    What an awesome company – just checked out their website! Those are some mighty wise studentpreneurs! I like my coffee from a coffee house – latte style! Good luck to them and their company!

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    Sara @ Oats & Rows
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    I like my coffee either black or just with a splash of cream or almond milk!

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    Megan U
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    Love my coffee black!

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    Kristen
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    I take it black !

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    Kristen
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    I take my coffee with a little milk. Lately I’ve been loving cashew milk in it!

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    Jessica C
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    I like my coffee with milk and flavorings other than the coffee part – AKA White Chocolate Mocha or Peppermint mocha 🙂

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    Laura
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    Sting coffee with cream and one sugar

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    jen
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    i take my coffee with a splash of half and half and a splenda

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    Lisa
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    I like mine light and sweet!

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    Val Jurgena
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    I like my coffee bold and lightly sweetened. And I must have my coffee to get going for the day and enjoy having as often as possible throughout the day. Coffee, coffee, coffee, my favorite flavor next to chocolate. Would love to try these!!

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    Val Jurgena
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    Happily shared this with my twitter followers @kjvj3393

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    Beth
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    i take my coffee with a lot of cream and a bit of stevia. I wish I could get into it black like you!!

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