Happy Thursday (we’ve almost made it to Friday! Is there anything better?? …yes…sleep..more sleep..) Today I wanted to share a few more things that are rocking my world right now (some gifted to me, some not). For more “Loving Lately” posts, go here and here.
Working out with Katy
My sister, Katy, and I have been meeting every day to either walk or lift! I’m loving this time with her!! We’re gonna turn heads with our stretch marks at the beach this summer!
If we walk, we usually cover around 3 miles on the local greenway with our strollers. There is never a lull in the conversation when you’ve got “twin” newborns. We talk about sleep schedules, nursing, our joys and failures, …poop. You name it.
We lift weights in my basement and have slowly been adding more and more weight to our workouts. Right now, we’re just focusing on a mix of strength endurance (3 sets of 15/20 reps) and hypertrophy (3 by 10/12). Henry and Clara play with all our basement junk while Charlie Ruth and Porter sleep. I really love the schedule we have right now and I’m hoping we can do basement workouts for the next few months until I’m ready to get back in the gym.
Rodan and Fields’ Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
My friend Kristine recently sent me a sample of some Rodan and Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. One packet equals one use. I tried it the other day while showering (in place of my usual face wash) and came out with THE softest skin.
I’m getting old (seriously. this is the oldest I’ve ever been in my life….) and I feel like I’m in a place where I need to get into a more formal skin routine. I know that Rodan and Fields sells a couple of different lines that are specifically tailored to different needs. I like the looks of the Reverse and Redefine lines but I just haven’t decided if I’m ready to take the financial plunge.
Anyone out there tried R & F? Thoughts??
Snacking (what’s new??)
I’ve always been a “snacker” but lately I can’t stop grabbing little bits of food here and there. It’s probably because I rarely have time to sit down to a full meal (having a new baby might be the best weight loss idea ever since you never have time to actually eat).
My go-to snacks are apples with almond butter, beef jerky and THIS popcorn! Oh-my-word…it’s amazing!!!! I found this bag at Greenlife in Asheville but you can buy it at Whole Foods and Amazon. Have you ever tried Chicago-style popcorn before??
Amazon + HBO
Just yesterday Amazon announced that it will be streaming some HBO shows FOR FREE to Amazon Prime members!!!!!!!!!!! If you’ve been on the ledge about starting a Prime membership, this should push you over (I’m in no way affiliated with Prime, but I do use affiliate links with Amazon from time to time). I’m excited to re-watch the Sopranos and Flight of the Concords!
Porter can’t walk (obviously) but the kid needs adorable shoes, right?!!? My friend Susanna made him these little moccasins and they haven’t come off his feet (except when he sleeps…which is all day…so he wears them a little).
She took an old purse, cut it up and VOILA!! Susanna also sews baby bibs, dresses and all sorts of other things for children. Did I mention that she has FIVE kids and homeschools?!?! You can follow her on Instagram (bluebarnfarm) and/or her blog (www.bluebarnfarm.wordpress.com). (Don’t quote me but I believe she sells these suede moccs for $40.)
I just saw that she’s selling this new design too!! Cute!
I’m in love with this song.
Confession: After watching it at total of 20 bazillion times, I formed a slight crush on the dude sitting on the bed. That is until Travis pointed out that he’s SUPER bored with this naked lady in front of him (seriously…imagine he’s saying “Meh” with a shoulder shrug and it’ll totally ruin it for you too).
Now I’m not as crushy. Just a little bit crushy.
QUESTION: What’s something you’re loving lately?? (If it’s something I need to buy, leave a link!)