Morning my friends and happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but this week flew by for me. The countdown to Summer is officially on in my book. I’m officially over lunch making, folder signing and spelling words. I’ve said this before. But, since I’m attempting to demonstrate a “finish strong!” attitude, I can’t tell the kids how over it I am. Ask me how I feel in July when I’m with all 3 kids at the grocery store. But still. I love Summer. Even though it’s loud and crazy, it’s easy and laid back. A nice change of pace from the busy of the school year, and I get to watch my kids just be kids. Plus, this Summer we are MOVING(staying local)!!! Yes. An Ironman and a move. We have officially gone insane.
If all goes well(with moving I sorta feel like until you are literally sleeping in the new house, nothing is a done deal) we will close on our new house July 8th, which means we’ll have our current house up for sale in 2 weeks! Lots to do. Lots of holes to patch in walls and scratches to cover up. We’ve loved this house well and lived in every square inch. Hard work is the name of the game lately with cleaning up the yard, purging the garage and cleaning out closets but it’s so therapeutic!
Today I’ll share some things I’m loving lately. Nothing fancy, just keeping it simple today.
You guys. This juice is so yummy!! I’m normally not a juice person, but I was so impressed with this stuff. It is packed with ingredients, some I’ve never even heard of. The beet taste was a little strong on this one, but I managed. The other flavors were delish and made me feel so good this week. I highly suggest you give them a try.
So I know yeti’s are all the rage, but you guys. This was on my Christmas list and everywhere(yes, literally EVERYWHERE) we looked they were out of stock. So, I waited until I happened to walk past one in Dick’s last week to finally get it. It has totally kept me hydrated this week with the humidity skyrocketing!
I’m not the best at drinking throughout the day but have always had severe dehydration issues(you’d think I would learn after a lifetime of dizziness and passing out. You would be incorrect). I just don’t get thirsty so unless I’m carrying around a water bottle, I’ll go all day without a sip of water. And can I just tell you that in just one week of being diligent with my water intake, my run’s feel better and I feel more energized. The yeti keeps it cold and we even borrowed a yeti cooler last weekend from a friend and after having some outlet issues with our fridge, I was able to throw all my cold stuff in it for over a day. The ice was still there when I took it all out after 24 hours. I’m a fan.
This is my fave new brand of Almond milk. It’s low in sugar and has great flavor. I’ve been putting the toasted coconut in my coffee(don’t be fooled. I pair it with half and half) and it’s delish!! If you are an almond milk person, go try this. I got this one at Kroger.
Trader Joe’s is my jam when it comes to healthy snacks. Mid afternoon is when I need something to chew on and this combo does the trick. You could add some dark chocolate chips to top it off. I also love unsweetened dried mango to go with the almonds. It’s naturally sweet on its own and one of my favorite mid afternoon pick me ups.
And the not so healthy snack…..
There are no words. These are SO good!!!! They are creamy and buttery and insanely dangerous, so don’t buy them often. If it’s in the house, I’ll eat it. So I space it out. A few of these cookies every now and then won’t kill you.
NO MORE WEEDS!
These stones had weeds all over and last weekend I picked every last one. It was sort of like therapy. The kids were playing and happy and I just got lost in weed pulling. I solved all the world’s problems while I pulled weeds. I highly suggest getting your hands dirty and working hard if you are needing to clear your head. And now they are all growing back!
I was recently told to try the Honey Stinger waffle’s as I’ve always used the gu’s and gummies. I add some peanut butter to these little jewel’s and it’s the perfect pre run or workout fuel. Pair it with a cup of coffee and it’s perfection.
I got my new catalogue this week and tossed it on my coffee table. I usually flip through right away but with the whole moving thing, I’m trying not to sped a lot of money, so why be tempted right? This morning I picked it up and flipped through and I was loving what I saw. A section of bathing suites for all body types and model’s who looked like you and me. Normal women. Not all were super athletes or rail thin. Love to see this push to remind women that they are beautiful and strong and lovely just the way they are. Nicely done Athleta. Oh! And they have added Athleta girls to their collection. Yay!! This could be dangerous ya’ll!!!
So on my search for some things to spruce up the new house, I’ve been on Wayfair a lot. I already have a living room rug and a kitchen rug I purchased from here, but they are loaded with other good stuff! I’m a big fan.
I was in my kitchen, hands deep in a bowl of ground beef making burgers, and this face came to the back door, breathless and traumatized. A dead frog had been thrown at her, by her brother. The musings life with brothers. She’ll surely need therapy by the time she’s 18. Bless.
Ok that does it for today ya’ll. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!
Do you juice? Thoughts?
What are you loving lately??