Hi, friends! Happy Friday!
It’s that time again! Time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately! Here we go…
“Flights & Bites” at The Quarry – Mal and I were recently invited to enjoy one of the restaurant’s weekly specials, where you can try a trio beverages paired with appetizers that compliment each glass. Every Wednesday night, a new spirit is featured (scotch, whiskey, rum, and tequila are on the current calendar) and each one has a special theme (i.e. distillery, blend, region) that brings them together. Such a neat idea, right?
The past week’s Flights & Bites featured Eldorado Rum, each paired with an appetizer of complimentary flavors: Shrimp-Cilantro Fritter, Molasses-Braised Short Rib in a Puff Pasty, and Pineapple Pulled Pork on a Sweet Potato Chip. Truthfully, I’m not much of a rum drinker, so Mal and I shared, but I really enjoyed tasting the pairings. The flavors worked so well together! You can check out The Quarry’s Facebook page for announcements about upcoming Flights & Bites beverage themes.
Mars to remove artificial colors from M&M’s and other candy – YESS! You guys know how much I love Peanut M&Ms, so now there’s even more reason to eat them!
Cross-back Bralette Bikini Top – Oh my gosh, I love this bikini top so much. I definitely want to buy another one in a different color. (I’m debating black + white or black + purple.) This particular top caught my attention because it matches some bottoms that I already own from Target. I just bought the top to match the bottoms, so I basically got a “new” bathing suit for just $17.99!
What I love best about this top is that the whole thing is adjustable, which means it’s both comfy and supportive. It’s easily my favorite bathing suit top in my collection now. I can’t wait for summer!!
Read What Chris Pratt Wrote On Instagram At 3AM After Being Up For Nearly 80 Hours – Loved this so much!
Twelfth Night Sauvignon Blanc – Love, love, love! It reminds me of a smooth Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc or a “step-up” from it. So tasty!
Speaking of wine… Top 6 Wines That Pair Best With Your Child’s Crappy Behavior – This made me laugh!
Carrington Farms Organic Flax Hemp Blend – Flax and hemp together! Lots of omega-3s and super easy to add to oatmeal, smoothies, salads, soups, yogurt, and more! I add it to my morning bowl of oatmeal everyday.
Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends: Pick 3 – This was really interesting!
Should Everyone Go Gluten Free? – Great post from my friend Anne!
Our new CrossFit – It’s so nice to be part of a CrossFit community again, especially Salt Shack because it’s so family-friendly. I feel like we fit right in because a ton of members have kids too. And everyone is really nice and the coaching is excellent. Seriously. The coaches are so willing and excited to help their members improve. And, of course, Quinn enjoys playtime there as well!
7 Glute Exercises to Help Your Running – This is super important for us runners!
Cooking with Quinn – Our new favorite activity! I used to ask Mal to keep an eye on Quinn while I cooked, but now I look forward to our time together in the kitchen. Q-Man is a good little helper!
I’ve also read that letting your kids play with food is a great way to get them more comfortable and interested to try new foods, so, hopefully, it works for Quinn!
20 Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts – So many great ideas!
The 5 Best Oils for Your Kitchen – Loved this!
Question of the Day
Yay or nay: