Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! It feels so good to be sitting at my laptop and writing an actual post! It’s been sooo long. These last six weeks have been some of the busiest and best I think of my whole life. Chasing the kids around and getting them settled in their new places for the the school year. We have one in London, three in South Bend, and one left in Lake Forest. And for the moment, knock on wood, everyone seems to be happy.

For me, I’m busy with my magazine writing and my football momming jobs. I’m also focusing on getting back to some of my healthier habits that I left somewhere over the Greek islands last summer. So it’s time to lock it down: watch the sugar, drink the water, go to yoga, and get in those steps. It’s funny how you have to have time to do these things, you really do. Well, at least I do.

I’m also so happy to be bringing the blog posts back and sharing some fun things I’ve discovered since we last chatted. Here are some of my favorites this Friday.

The Mel Robbins Podcast: Lately, I’ve just wanted to fill my head with positive things and The Mel Robbins podcast has been filled with some of the best episodes. If you need someone to hype you up, listen to this episode.

Blender Bombs: Have you tried these? One of my favorite bloggers shared that she adds these to her smoothies and I had to give them a try. One “bomb” includes healthy things like dates, chia seeds, hemp seeds and flax seeds, in addition to nuts and bee pollen. I add this to some protein powder, spinach, almond milk, and ice and it’s pretty darn good.

Green jacket: Although red seems to be the color of fall, I only have eyes for green now that my boys play for the Irish. I saw J. Crew come out with this jacket and I knew I had to have it. So cute and on sale this weekend!

Speaking of Green: J. McLaughlin did a huge rebrand that launched earlier this month and I’m obsessed with this green suit they’re showing in their recent look book. I love these green pants with a solid turtleneck navy turtleneck and white tennis shoes. I like them so much I might even wear this green blazer, too! So classic but so fun, too!

Stadium bag: If I have to carry a clear bag to a football game, it might as well be cute! I found this one on Etsy and added this cute strap.

Jenni Kayne’s clean beauty products: Instagram definitely has my number with the ads they serve up just for me. Lifestyle guru Jenni Kayne has expanded her offerings to include a clean skincare products. I recently ordered the eye balm and the moisture rich balm and I like them so far. I think they may be just the extra hydration I need going into the colder temps. I still love my Sunday Riley

These Uggs!: Just what we need to get us from summer to fall.

It feels so good to be back and to be wishing you a happy weekend! Let’s make it great.


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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