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Friday I’m In Love: Goldens, Figs and Instagram

This is an extra happy Friday for me because I’m leaving on a mini-vacation tomorrow for my annual pilgrimage to Sunset Beach with my BFF Dorie’s family. (2014, 2015) I can’t wait!

I’m going to share a few Friday faves before I get to packing, baking, grocery shopping and nail painting.

A Puppy Play Date


Two girls I know from the studio also have golden puppies from the same breeder as Zoey. Theirs are both younger than Zoey and under a year old. We’ve been talking about getting the pups together to play forever and we finally made it happen last night. Look at this little golden retriever meeting they were having.


Sullie also came along (she’s in the middle). I almost didn’t bring her but at the last minute I couldn’t stand to leave her behind.


She was in good company because one of the girls has a 9 year old that she also decided to bring. We had 5 goldens!


We had lot of this going on.


This is Paul Newman. Funny story…anytime I would pat one of the puppies, Sullie would come running over to me from wherever she was in the yard to stake her claim. “That’s my mommy.” She was not sharing! 🙂 (She was probably terrified I was going to bring another one home! Ha!)

Get ready for more golden madness. We are dog sitting a friend’s golden for two weeks starting this weekend. (We totally volunteered for this!)

Fig Season!

Fig Season

A student brought us fresh figs from her tree this morning. I am so excited it’s fig season!

Perky Jerky

Perky Jerky

I recently received a selection of Perky Jerky to sample. I can’t say that jerky is a top of mind snack for me but I really liked the Perky Jerky. It’s low in calories and fat and a nice source of protein. It also has no nitrates, preservatives or MSG and it’s gluten-free.

Turkey Perky Jerky

What I liked best about it was the texture and the different flavors. They make Perky Jerky by marinating cuts of meat overnight. The resulting texture is really tender and not tough like traditional jerky at all.

Coconut-Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Bowls

Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Bowls

These were on last week’s meal plan and we really liked them. Sharing again because you should add them to your meal plan soon! Most of the work is done by the slow cooker which is an added bonus!

Honeydrop Cold-Pressed Lemonade

Honeydrop Lemonade

Lemonade and summer go hand in hand. Honeydrop beverages are sweetened with one tablespoon of pure, unrefined honey and have no added sweeteners. I liked all three flavors that I tried and I also love that Honeydrop donates 1% of proceeds to local beekeepers that are active in their communities.

My new Instagram account!

A video posted by Jen DeCurtins (@poweryogaflow) on

I started a separate Instagram account for my yoga a couple of months ago and I’m having so much fun sharing flows and things I teach in class. You can follow along by searching @poweryogaflow or click this link. My normal account (@jdecurtins) will remain focused on more lifestyle kind of things like food, fitness and the girls.

LG Sidekick Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Elise M!

Do your pups enjoy play date? 

Is anyone else excited about figs!? 🙂

What’s your favorite Instagram account to follow? 

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  • 1
    Rebecca July 22, 2016, 3:28 pm

    I wish my dog could have play dates, she hates other dogs. 🙁 But she loves it when people come over, especially my niece and nephew!

    We have a huge fig tree in our yard, but our figs are still green. 🙁 Hopefully they will ripen soon, there is tons of fruit on the tree and plenty of friends who want some! I like figs OK, but we definitely won’t be able to eat all of these.

    • 2
      Jen DeCurtins July 28, 2016, 5:10 pm

      Oh no. That makes me sad. I’m glad she loves having human visitors though.

      I’m so jealous of your fig tree. Wish I could come over and take some off your hands! 🙂

  • 3
    Rebecca Strength and Sunshine July 22, 2016, 3:57 pm

    I have been loving that new insta account!!

    • 4
      Jen DeCurtins July 28, 2016, 5:09 pm

      Gracias lady! Thanks for following!

  • 5
    Danielle July 22, 2016, 9:44 pm

    I made a fig, apple, avocado salad at a cooking class last weekend and I need to go pick up some figs of my own! That coconut-lemongrass chicken sounds good. I am always on the hunt for slow cooker recipes.

    • 6
      Jen DeCurtins July 28, 2016, 5:09 pm

      That sounds really good! I’ll have to try that combo! Try the noodle bowl!

  • 7
    Elena July 23, 2016, 12:34 pm

    The dogs are so cute. My dog likes people actually more than other dogs so I don’t bring him to dog parks anymore.
    What do you eat figs with? The only way I’ve had them is dried sometimes in place of strawberries on a peanut butter and strawberry sandwich.

    • 8
      Jen DeCurtins July 28, 2016, 5:08 pm

      I like to eat figs straight up, in salads, in smoothies, on cheese plates and they’re fun to bake with! Oh also on pizzas or flatbreads!

  • 9
    erin July 24, 2016, 11:33 am

    What a fun playdate!! Sukie is crazy about goldens but can be a little restless with boxers and other dogs. We’ll have to have a play-date with our girls! So excited about your new insta too – I just started following it. Enjoy your mini-vacay – you deserve it girl!

    • 10
      Jen DeCurtins July 28, 2016, 5:07 pm

      Yes, I would love that! Can’t wait to meet baby! <3

  • 11
    Tara July 26, 2016, 2:27 pm

    There is nothing better than your “baby” staking her claim to you in front of everyone. LOL. i guess that how human parents feel when a kid is crying and only quiets for them. I’ll stick to the 4 legged kind myself. She probably was like NO MOM….no more puppies !

    • 12
      Jen DeCurtins July 28, 2016, 4:58 pm

      ha, that’s a great comparison to the baby crying and only wanting their mom!

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