I love recommendations. Only after I have gone through the heated, poorly articulated, and wildly funny reviews on a website to I consider purchasing something. Rather than Insta-story the crap out of these recommendations, I decided to put them all in the same spot in a blog. Now you don’t have to tap through 1400 pictures of Seb being adorable to find out what earth shattering items I love.
The Liquid Life Force
I am not a coffee snob per say, but I have been known to dump out an entire pot that tasted like dirty water that my mother in law had made. Honestly, I’m surprised I’m still alive after that one.
Every few months I like to switch around the way I prepare coffee. French press, standard drip, espresso maker, Keurig. Rinse and repeat (literally, what I do allllll day with my coffee mug).
Right now my current cup o ‘joe is made with the reusable Keurig cups. You know those items that you hold on to as the “I’ll know I’ve made it in life when I have this” objects? Mine used to be (maybe still is?) a trampoline and a Keurig. I now own a Keurig (are trampolines even fun anymore with the net around them??) so basically I’m here, I’ve made it.
Even more shocking than my misconceptions about what it means to be an adult is the fact that I will turn down Starbucks in order to go home and make myself some of this coffee. Really, I don’t know what else there is to say.
The Lovely Locks
I have thick, thick hair and I struggle with finding a conditioner that will bring the moisture without the weight. If you can’t tell where this is going, let me relieve you of the mind crushing suspense- I found the thing. I don’t know if I’ll ever use anything else TBH.
You’re supposed to let the conditioner sit in your hair for 3 minutes while you’re showering, but I’ve also just put it in and washed it out right away and it still felt incredible! Also, no big deal, it smells like Yankee Candle and Victoria Secret had a baby. When I use it, Eric has been known to make a 180 turn when I go by, saying “Oh my gosh, what is that, why do you smell so good?”
The Butt Whisperer
I feel like I’m constantly on the search for the perfect yoga pants. Have I ever done yoga? Besides the point. What’s really important is that my fabulous sister Megan directed me to these leggings that will knock your yoga mat right over.
-thick enough to give those love handles some love, but breathable enough to wear in the 118 degree Phoenix weather
-EIGHTEEN DOLLARS. Seriously, I’ve spent more on a sandwich.
Do yourself a favor and buy three pairs here .
The Creamy Savior of Coffee
I don’t understand people who drink their coffee black. I think you’re all lying when you say you enjoy it, I really do.
When I was nursing Seb, he was verrrrry sensitive to any hint of dairy. I did almond milk creamer, coconut milk creamer, rice milk- hated it all.The first time I tried this creamer I burst into the bathroom and made Eric take a sip. He was as impressed as a person who was just interrupted while shaving could be.
Reasons to love:
-tastes like Half N Half
-comes in Vanilla and Original flavors
-won’t break the bank ($3-4 most places!)
-you can use as a dairy substitute in recipes and you can’t even tell the difference!
I try and not eat M&M’s all day long, which is sometimes a losing battle, especially when my husband brings the Costco cookie jar of M&M’s home when I’m PMSing. I’m still trying to find the nice way to say “thanks for the emergency sugar, but this is a bit much”.
I am allergic to most nuts, and a few months ago I was going through an allergy rule out with Seb and avoiding almonds, egg, soy, dairy, and oats. I had basically given up hope of finding a protein bar that I could actually eat, when I stumbled upon this gift from God .
Minty, chocolaty filling, 10g of protein, made with sun butter, and free of common allergens! Win, win, win, win.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back with more when I peg down the worlds best hand cream or back massage-r.