These are a few of my favorite things :)….including a granola recipe!!!

Happy Weekend!!!!! I thought I would share some things that I am loving right now! I ran my longest run today since my November marathon and it went great!!!


Which leads me to number one of my favorite things

#1. Running in shorts in February!

IMG_0496[1] (from today’s run)

#2. Pro Compression socks . I LOVE these socks! My favorite are the marathon compression socks, but I also love the trainer lows and the PC runners!

#3. This book! This book is definitely below my girls reading level (it is probably more like 1-2nd grade), but they loved it! Not only is it a cute story, but it also has some great information. She talks about different types of runs, pacing, what a PR is and other great running facts. (I bought this book from Amazon and am bragging on it because I liked not because someone gave it to me).


#4. My Run Far shirt. I love these t-shirts and the cause that they help to support!!!!


#5. My favorite Saucony shoes in such a fun color (we’ll see how long it stays that way).

#6. EOS chapstick. Does the best job at keeping my lips from getting dry!

#7. BEST yogurt ever!


#8. This granola!!!!!








I got the basic recipe from a friend and then made some variations :). It is awesome!!! (I am sure the brown sugar can be replaced…I just haven’t done it that way).

Here is the recipe though:

  • 3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 oz honey
  • 2 oz Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw or toasted nuts or seeds or dried fruit…..I used raisins, chia, sunflower seeds and walnuts

Heat the oven to 300°F. Place the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside.

Place the honey, oil, and vanilla in a small bowl and stir to combine. Pour over the oat mixture and mix until the oats are thoroughly coated.

Spread the mixture in a thin, even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and continue baking until the granola is very light golden brown, about 5 to 15 minutes more.

Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. (Note: It will harden as it cools.)

Add the fruit and nuts or seeds to the baking sheet and toss to combine.

So there you have. Some of the things that I have been loving lately :).


Do you have a favorite Granola recipe?

What is your favorite chapstick?

What is your favorite yogurt?

What is something you have been loving lately?




  1. says

    I have been thinking about making some homemade granola! YUM.
    That running book is so cute – my kids would love it! 🙂
    Favorite chapstick is Kiehl’s Eucalyptus lip relief. LOVE.
    I like Fage plain greek yogurt. I put lots of fruit in it!
    I posted a Friday Favorites yesterday. Check it out to see what I’m loving this week. 🙂
    Congrats on your long run today Jen! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    • Jen says

      You definitely need to try this recipe…so good!!!!!
      The book is very cute and I loved that it also had some great running information. I will definitely swing over and check out your favorites 🙂

  2. says

    OMG I think I actually have all the ingredients to make that granola right now! You know I love EOS lip stuff 🙂 and how did you get so lucky with the color of your running shoes?? Awesome.

    • Jen says

      It is SO good! You can add it to your list of things to bake while you are buried in snow :). When my husband saw the shoes he asked me how long I was expecting them to stay white 🙂

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