It’s been a fun week around here! After Hailey was sick last week and David got food poisoning, we were ready to get out there and enjoy summer (which I realize doesn’t actually begin until June 21st, but 93 degrees says summer to me). We’ve been to the splash pad more than once, Discovery Place Kids and have a pool party this afternoon. Though pinning down burntwo wiggly kids to apply sunscreen is tedious, I’m really loving all the activity! And on that note, here are a few other things I’m loving lately…
My new foam roller! After talking to my trainer, Daniel, at Burn Boot Camp about how to stretch the muscles along the outside of my shin bones, he suggested foam rolling. He also said to opt for the one with the solid, hollow core since over time the ones that are just foam get too ‘squishy’ and become less effective.
So far I’m really liking the hurt-so-good pain of foam rolling. Speaking of BBC, here is an at-home version of a workout I got from owner Morgan. Mountain Climbers have been killing me lately, but the shoulder burn is starting to make a visual difference so, YAY!
So after the workout comes the shower right? Well I am SO excited because we are able to start using our new shower TODAY! The master bath renovation has gone fairly smoothly, but I’m itching to have it finished up. Final inspections are today and then we are just waiting on mirror frames and another final touch or two.
A sneak peek! I LOVE the size and water pressure of our Moen Wynford shower head and the versatility of the twist handheld! Those handheld showers are so wonderful when washing dogs or kids and I expect ours to get a lot of use. So close…
Speaking of showering…
My hair is thick and wavy/curly naturally. I often let it go natural during the hot/humid months (I’m always looking for curl cream suggestions!), but I do like to blow it straight occasionally. After talking to my stylist, she recommended this Aveda Smooth Infusion.
I’m not usually one to buy the suggested products, but I gave this one a chance and it’s made a big difference! It truly cuts down on my dry time and helps smooth out my wavy/frizzy tendencies. A little goes a long way and though I think it might be a little too powerful for those with finer hair, I highly recommend it to thick haired/unruly haired girls like myself!
Baby Pasta. (Not the official name).
This small elbow pasta has been a staple around here lately. It’s the perfect size for little fingers to grasp and easily chew. Whether it’s simple with butter and a sprinkle or Parmesan or tossed in marinara, it’s been an easy dinner addition lately.
Speaking of eating, can I say I’m also loving Kaitlyn’s appetite lately? It’s like as soon as I shouted out that she was more particular in her food choices, she’s wanted to prove me wrong and has been gobbling down almost everything I put in front of her. Now, when she is done eating, she is DONE, but when she’s hungry she is becoming a good little eater.
While we are on baby meals… these.
We’ve tried many a sippy cup around here and while I love these for older toddlers/kids, the Munchkin Click Lock cups above and the only ones I’ve found that don’t spill when catapulted off a high chair or thrown across a room. Please tell me that is how your child uses sippy cups too?
Am I get a bit wordy for a Friday? I’m almost done. I just have to share this cute baby blue version of Lilywrap!
I love this reusable, stretchy wrap almost as much as I love not having to wrap presents. Ha. The baby blue dots are new to me and I’m excited to show them off at a baby shower I have this weekend.
Ok, let’s wrap this party up with a glass of vino…
David worked late last night so after I got the girls down I poured myself a glass of cab (currently Robert Mondavi) and sat out back with Koda. It was so relaxing that it wouldn’t be right to have a whole ‘what I’m loving post’ without mentioning how much I’m loving WINE. Something about sipping a glass at the end of the day is so darn wonderful and if that makes me a walking cliche, so be it.
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Happy weekend everyone!
What are you loving lately?!
Any curl cream suggestions from my curly-haired gals?