Today’s post is a bit random. I was out of town last weekend in DC so I didn’t get any time in the kitchen plus I’ve been without a camera for a few weeks. So I have no new recipes/photos for the ol’ blog. I just received my new Canon 7D this week and I am pumped about it! I turned it on for the first time on Wednesday evening and realized I need some serious quality time with the manual because the 7D is a bit different from my old Rebel. I’m super excited to begin shooting with this upgraded camera.
I wanted to do a post on a few of my favorite things lately. The list is random, hence a random post.
So here goes, six random things I’m loving lately:
I recently started using Bare Minerals products. My skin isn’t perfect, far from it, I still get acne quite often. It’s especially awesome when Juliet points to my face and has “momma has a pimple”. While I still have issues, I do think my skin has improved since using Bare Minerals. I use their moisturizer, face wash and this Bare Minerals starter kit. Its natural and much gentler on my skin (and most importantly no icky chemicals).
While I don’t like shopping for clothes for myself, I do love shopping for Juliet. I don’t go overboard (because Juliet’s grandmas and aunts spoil her with cute clothes) but I like finding pretty pieces here and there. I love anything light, lacy, florals, etc for Juliet like this tiered printed maxi dress. It’s currently on sale for $18 plus 15% off. Adorable and affordable.
I drank my fair share of champagne in DC and realized that it is totally my favorite (alcoholic) beverage, my signature drink I guess you could say. It’s a perfect anytime drink. It’s especially great for drinking on a patio (now that’s it’s spring, yay!) but it’s also great for a cocktail hour, sipping with potato chips (seriously), brunch (duh), the list could go on. Have you ever tried Cristalino Cava (it’s the best, super delicious and very affordable).
Every Sunday evening I try to remember to make a big batch of quinoa for lunches for the week, but sometimes I forget or run out of time. As a busy working mom, convenience often wins out so I was happy to find this Simply Balanced Farro from Target. It’s already cooked so all you need to do is microwave it. I add it to salads and it adds protein and a nice texture. This brand also has cooked beluga lentils that I’ve been using as well.
Last year I bought my first pair of Toms and I absolutely love them. I love the premise of the company (buy one pair of shoes and they give a pair) and the shoes are so, so comfortable. I recently spied this pretty embroidered pair and I think they may be going in my (online) shopping cart soon.
I am a huge coffee lover. My morning cup of coffee is so dear to me that I’m sad when I drink the last drop (I only drink one cup a day). During pregnancy and in the first few months of Juliet’s life I almost totally cut out coffee (with the exception of decaf or half-caf every once in a while). I missed it so much. Wow, how did I cut out coffee? I’m not so sure I will be able to do that next time around. I’m pretty much obsessed with my new Nespresso VertuoLine coffee maker. I also have a Nespresso Pixie which only brews espresso but the new machine brews both espresso and full cups of coffee (using individual capsules). The coffee is rich, silky and has a bit of foamy “crema” with each cup. The machine is beautiful and the coffee delicious. I actually had a friend comment on Facebook that she brings her Nespresso (the smaller Pixie machine) with her on vacation because she won’t drink any other kind of coffee.
I’ve rambled enough, haven’t I? I hope you all have a great Friday and weekend. Erik, Juliet and I are heading to a fish fry on Friday evening and then have a packed weekend after that. I hope to get in the kitchen and test out my new camera.
What are you loving lately? Please comment and share.
Disclosure: I was given a Nespresso VertuoLine (seriously awesome!!!!). All opinions are my own.