Friday Favorites

This week was a whirlwind!

I did find sometime though to update my shop page and it lists a TON of my favorite things!

Throughout my blog I scattered some of my very favorite products. However, I thought it would be fun to compile them all together in one place for everyone to access to them. If you simply click on the picture, it will take you directly to the product. Almost all the links (if not all?!) are via Amazon. Eric and I looooove Amazon Prime and if you don’t have it, you should definitely consider getting it! I will occasionally update it with new things but I included an array of products that I have on hand. One of my favorite things that I added was what’s in our pantry. I love seeing ingredients people use regularly. 🙂

PANTRY

 

Of course if you have any questions, send me an e-mail or leave a comment on here! You can check out the shop page HERE and it will always be available on my home page…

Happy Friday everyone! In case you didn’t have breakfast yet and need an idea…here you go!

And for all the teachers out there, I hope you are soaking in every last minute of free time! 🙂

Peaches and Cream Ginger Smoothie

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 Ingredients: 

    • 3 peaches (pitted and cut, the skin should be left on)
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup Stonyfield Organic Plain Greek Yogurt
    • About 2 tsp fresh ginger (grated and cut into small pieces)
    • About 15 ice cubes
    • 2 tsp honey
    • 1 to 2 scoops of Collagen Peptides (optional)



What to do:

Blend together and enjoy the rest of summer! You can shop my favorite blender and products I used for the recipe below! Make sure you also click the arrow at the right for more options!

*Makes two large glasses.* 


Key Lime Pie Bars

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 Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 16 dates (cut in half or more)
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut



What to do: 

Pour the almonds and cashews into the food processor and pulse a few times until they are semi-chopped. Add all the remaining ingredients into the food processor. Pulse a few times and then on low or until it starts forming together into a sticky mixture. Line an 8 x 8 pan (or really any pan) with wax paper. I used a spatula to flatten the mixture into an even consistency in the pan. Smooth out the top and edges. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Cut to desired width. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator or counter.


 

Friday Favorites

This week was strange. It was hot and humid one day, then overcast and felt like a fall day the next! But it’s Friday and we have a fun weekend ahead with friends and family. 🙂

One.

Alright blondes…I need your opinion! There have been a few lovely ladies I’ve talked to lately who have mentioned they use purple shampoo and conditioner. It helps hold your blonde in a lot longer without fading. I loooove the sound of this! Has anyone tried it? If so, what are some of your favorite brands? I’ve heard Joico’s shampoo and conditioner are great?!

Two.On Wednesday, I treated my sister to a Spa Day! We went to one of my favorite places and relaxed the day away! 🙂

Three.

I mentioned here that I love doing Christmas shopping in July. (Hallmark’s Christmas in July puts me in the spirit for a little!) What are some of your favorite stocking stuffers? I’m stuck and figured asking everyone on here is always so helpful!

Four.

I bought these last week and have loved putting these on top of smoothies. I’m also thinking of making some bites or bars with them! You can buy them, here!

 

Five.I’ve also been putting Maca Powder into my smoothies. It helps with energy and has a ton of other perks! You can read about it and buy it here!

 


July 2017

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What we’re eating this week:My salmon with a yogurt dill sauce and I’ve been adding collagen peptides to all my smoothies lately!

What I’m reminiscing about:Our trip to Capri, Tuscany, and Florence! Although it’s nice to be back, getting into the swing of things after 11 days of being away is never easy. Phew!

What I’m loving:We have been adding some fun touches to our home. I can’t wait to show you so soon! 

What we’ve been up to:

I’m already prepping to head back to school. Otherwise, soaking up all things summer!

What I’m dreading:

A little less sleep.

What I’m working on:

I just told Eric the other day how I feel behind on Christmas shopping and he laughed. Understandably so. 😉 Last year at this time I was almost done Christmas shopping and it was so fun to have it done before the season starts. I listed some of my favorites (and in a very random) assortment in a list below that you can stock up on now! Like these pajamas! 

SlippersBlanketMoscow Mule MugsFoundationColorConcealEyelinerMascara , Lips, Face moisturizer

What I’m excited about:

My sister and I are headed to the spa today and I am SO ready!

What I’m watching/reading:

Hallmark’s Christmas in July. 🙂

I listed some books I’ve loved browsing lately, here. Right now I’m reading Food Babe and love it! You can buy it here!

What I’m listening to:The “Love Songs” station on Pandora. 

What I’m wearing:

Sundresses galore. They’re so easy! Like this one. 

What I’m doing this weekend:

Seeing family and exploring a local town in our area. 🙂

What I’m looking forward to next month:

A bachelorette. A wedding. Two trips to CT and time with friends. 🙂

What else is new:

Bonus Question: What’s your favorite thing about summer?One of my very, very, very favorite parts of the summer (other than the heat and pool) is the slow mornings. I love waking up and slowly sipping my coffee in an actual mug rather than a travel mug. I love watching the sun come up and being awake before everyone else. 🙂

…and just like that, let’s welcome August with open arms–ready or not!

What’s Up Wednesday recaps:

What’s Up Wednesday: June

What’s Up Wednesday: May

What’s Up Wednesday: April

What’s Up Wednesday: March

What’s Up Wednesday: February 

What’s Up Wednesday: January

What’s Up Wednesday: December

What’s Up Wednesday: November

What’s Up Wednesday: October

What’s Up Wednesday: September

What’s Up Wednesday: August