The Friday Five

1.  I am loving all of the fun colors of the Nike Dri-FIT Cool Strappy Tanks!  Not only are they cute, but they’re lightweight with a loose fit.

P.S.  Tennessee folks, don’t forget that it’s tax-free weekend this weekend!  Here are the Fleet Feet hours…

2.  I just finished reading Happily Ali After by Ali Wentworth and it was hilarious!  It is the perfect light summer read.

3.  Thanks to my friend Shyla, I discovered Steve’s Cold-brewed Cinnamon Coffee Non-Dairy Ice Cream.  (Say that 10 times fast!) You guys…it is so good and it’s vegan and gluten-free!

4.  You know I love a documentary.  I just recently saw the Amy Winehouse documentary, “Amy.”  It is haunting and heartbreaking, but full of incredible music and insight into her life.

5.  Yes, I’m writing about deodorant.  I’m a runner.  This is a hot topic (pun intended)!  I’ve been working on replacing my traditional products with all-natural alternatives.  I’ve tried the crystals and natural deodorants at Whole Foods.  This Schmidt’s Deodorant is the best I’ve found and it smells amazing.
I’m loving the Bergamot and Lime scent but they have more options.  Your jar comes with an a little applicator, you warm the deodorant between your fingers, and apply.  Super simple.
Bonus!!  I reached out to Schmidt’s and they were kind enough to offer JCJ readers a discount code!  Enter JENCHOOSES for 15% off your order at!

Happy Friday and Choose JOY!

Join the Conversation

  • Jennifer

    I have been thinking about natural deodorant. Will definitely look into this. Happy Friday to you, Jennifer! Thanks for all the great recommendations!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Let me know if you have any questions. I really like it!!!

  • Jill Aldred

    Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend! (those Nike tanks are very tempting…one can never have too many workout tops, right?)

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Exactly!!! I’m using the fact that it’s tax free weekend in TN to stock up on more colors!

  • Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    I’ve been really wanting to watch the Amy documentary! You’re the first person that I know who has seen it, I’m glad you liked it! Maybe that’s what we’ll be watching this weekend! Have a great weekend Jen!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s definitely heavy, but she was amazingly talented!!

  • Melissa

    Great products! Thanks! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Thanks and happy Friday!!!

  • Kelly Rose

    the ice cream looks amazing, where can I find that at? love the list
    xoxo kelly

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I bought it at Kroger but I think it’s carried at a lot of stores. It’s SO good!!! Happy Friday!!!

  • Jamie Whittendale

    Obsessed with that ice cream… I need to find that. Did you get it at Whole Foods?

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I bought it at Kroger but Whole Foods might carry it too. It’s SO good!!!

  • Britni Brown

    Hey Jen! How is the sizing on this tank? I could probably be a true small, but depending on the fit I sometimes go to a medium bc I don’t like for things to feel constricted on me. Does it have a looser fit? Thanks so much, have a blessed weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It runs a little loose. I have a small and it’s not clingy at all. Happy Friday!!!


    I just bough that tank in the dark blue yesterday!! I really want to see Amy! Maybe this week. Have a great weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      Great minds think alike! ???? have a wonderful weekend!

  • corrie

    Yay for tax free weekend!! :) And that ice cream looks amazing!! Happy Friday my friend!!

    • JenChoosesJoy


  • Tedi

    Wish Utah would do a tax free weekend! Those dri-fit tanks look nice.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I think it’s so cool that TN does this to help family’s with their back-to-school shopping!

  • Suzy Hutchins

    Oh I’d love to see Amy. Is it out in theatres? Or on Netflix? I’m so out of the loop because I don’t ever watch TV. Like, ever.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      It’s in theaters right now and dvd release in October!

  • Liz

    That ice cream looks ridiculous good :) I think tax free weekend is coming up here in CT too.. need to look into that!!

    • JenChoosesJoy


  • Running ‘N’ Reading

    I love coffee-flavored (everything) ice cream, Jen! Also, I’m glad you’ve found an all-natural deodorant that is working for you; I’ll have to check this one out. I’ve tried them, in the past, and I just need more help – ha! I’m so delighted to hear that you enjoyed Happily Ali After; I love her!! I need to read that one, too! Hope you have a great weekend, Jen, and get that run in early tomorrow morning – whew!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      All things coffee!!!☕️☕️☕️

  • Alaina @ The Simple Peach

    I enjoy cinnamon in my coffee every morning. I need to check out that ice cream! Chemicals are everywhere…it’s gross. I’m interested to try this natural deodorant.

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I’m slowly trying to replace my regular products with all natural versions, but it takes a while to find ones that work for me.
      Cinnamon in coffee is SO good!!

  • AmandaM

    So funny! I have also been replacing my products. I use this one from Whole Foods and really like it – the smell is good. I love scented stuff but BAD scented stuff is… bad :)

    I’m always excited to try new things so thanks for the code and I will test out the one you recommend too. Happy weekend!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I hope it works for you!!!

  • Lynn B

    Do you use Chalene Johnson’s PiYo videos?

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I haven’t in a while, but I like them!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    I’ve been admiring these Nike drip-fit tanks for a while. I think its time I get one! And I have also tried natural deodorants which not much success. I will have to check this one out, thanks! Have a great weekend!!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I just picked up a few more colors in the Nike tank…so cute!

  • Reese Derrenberger

    I think I love everything in this post! I will have to try that deodorant, I’ve been using men’s old spice cause at least it doesn’t have aluminum in it.

  • Katie Wadley

    I’ve been searching forever for a good deodorant (that actually works) without antiperspirant. Thanks so much for this post and the discount code!

    • JenChoosesJoy

      I hope it works well for you!!!

  • Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    I’ll have to check out that deodorant. And, that ice cream sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing!