:: Fresh Sugar Lip Butter Coral ::
I’ve mentioned before how I’m totally obsessed with these ultra-moisturizing lip butters from Fresh, and their new Coral color might be the best one yet. My mom got it for me at Sephora when we were in Chicago, and I’m officially obsessed. It’s perfect for a bright summer lip and it’s got SPF 15 to protect your lips from the sun. Love it!
:: Fresh produce in my fridge ::
:: Target finds ::
During a recent Target trip, I picked up a few summery pieces to brighten up my closet. Since I don’t get to Target quite as often these days, it’s great to be able to pick up some fun new clothes when I’m there. Here’s what I bought:
|Mossimo Tank–I loved the neon, and I’m planning on wearing it with jeans/shorts for casual summer days|
|Exhilaration Maxi Dress–I have been wanting a dress with an asymetrical hem for awhile now and I loved the geometric pattern and colors of this one|
|Merona Sandals: I needed a new pair of white sandals, and these are the perfect, go with anything flats|
:: Yoga/Elevated ::
I’ve been being fairly consistent with going to yoga recently, and I am loving it! I feel like my strength and flexibility are improving and I’m excited to see more prgress through the summer. In addition to yoga, a new gym called Elevated just opened here in Tahoe and I’m SO excited about it. Cam and I actually decided to get a membership earlier this week, and we’re going back to take another class tonight. I’m planning on doing a full post about it next week, but I had to include it the things I’m loving this week–yay for working out!
:: Girls ::
I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I’ve recently really started to like HBO’s new show Girls. I’ve only watched a few episodes and at first I was like meh, I do not like this show because the characters are super annoying. But now it’s growing on me. And yes, the characters self-involved and whiny, but I also think the show is pretty realistic. The girls remind me of people I went to U of M with, and from spending time with my sister and her friends in NYC, the lifestyle and the way the characters are portrayed on the show is fairly accurate in my opinion. Now I just need to catch up on the episodes I missed from the beginning of the season!
:: Paleo Sweets ::
Ok, so this one is a little misleading. As I’ve mentioned before, Cam and I have been using the Paleo diet as a framework to change our eating habits and cut out sugar/processed foods, however, we do still indulge in non-Paleo foods here and there. The way I see it is if I want to have a treat, I’m going to have the real thing, as in an actual chocolate chip cookie or ice cream cone or whatever, instead of some knock-off version that won’t really be very satisfying. However, since trying to cut down on the grains/dairy in my diet, I have discovered some delicious options. I wouldn’t exactly say these things are healthy because they do have a fair amount of sugar in them, however, as far as sweet options go, they’re really not too bad for you.
Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate–I love dark chocolate and I eat this stuff pretty much every single day. Since the health benefits of dark chocolate are constantly being touted, I figure that it can’t hurt! Buying little bars of dark chocolate can get really expensive, so I’m obsessed with these Pound Plus bars from TJs. The chocolate is actually really good and at $4.99 for a giant bar, it’s a fantastic value. I’ll usually have 1 square after lunch or dinner and it’s honestly the perfect cheap source of chocolate!
Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Ice Cream–I recently tried the dark chocolate flavor of this stuff, and I was pleasantly surprised by how amazing it was! It’s very rich and creamy and doesn’t contain any dairy, so it’s a great option for people who are trying to cut that out of their diet. I’m pretty picky about ice cream, and I was expecting to hate this stuff, but it’s so so good. I’m looking forward to trying some of the other flavors this summer!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Lara Bars–So I’m not usually a huge fan of bars, because I’d prefer to just eat fruit/actual food that’s not in the shape of a rectangle. However, I’d heard that Lara Bars were Paleo, so I decided to pick up a few for our trip to Yosemite and wound up loving them! They’re the perfect energy boost for hiking or keeping in your purse if you need a snack and I love that the ingredient list is extremely short! My favorite flavor so far has been the chocolate chip cookie dough, it’s seriously delicious!
:: Lake Tahoe ::
Alright, I admit it…I am absolutely loving living in Tahoe! The amazing summer weather has made me enjoy it so much more and I still have to pinch myself some days because I can’t believe we live here! Earlier this week, I was doing a little work at Starbucks and all these people on vacation kept coming in and out, and it’s still so weird to me that this is home for right now. Last night, Cam and I went to run an errand and decided to play tennis and it was really relaxing. I love that it’s nice and sunny here, but not humid and actually cool enough that you can actually do stuff outside without overheating. While we were playing tennis, we were surrounded by pine trees, the smell of nearby campfires, and views of the mountains; I felt like I was on vacation, when really it was just a Tuesday night and we were only 10 minutes from our house! The past few weekends we’ve been able to spend some time by the water, and I thought I’d share a few recent cell phone snaps of the lake!
|My drive to my yoga studio 🙂|
|She had so much fun retrieving her floating frisbee!|
|Cam had rented a kayak from work (his office rents out all kinds of outdoor gear to their employees at no charge–so awesome!) and Lola decided she wanted to go for a ride and had a blast jumping in to the kayak with us.|
|You can just tell that she thought she was so cool…ha.|
|Last weekend, my friend Natasha and her husband Ryan were kind enough to take us out on their boat!|
|We had so much fun just hanging out on the boat, eating lunch, and enjoying the scenery and the company!|
|Oh ya know, just driving a boat 9 months pregnant…nbd. Ha.|
Sure winter/skiing in Tahoe is great, but I totally get why so many people come here in the summer as it’s just such a gorgeous time of the year! And I know I said earlier this week that I’m going to try and stop relying on my cell phone/Instagram for photos for my posts…clearly that’s still a work in progress. My cell phone camera is just so much more handy when we’re out and about, but I am hoping to use my actual camera more and more this summer! (Btw if you do want to follow me on Instagram, my user name is @janemarieg)
So that’s what I’m loving right now! What about you? What’s making you happy this week? Xoxo