It’s FRIDAY and you know what that means… It’s time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately where I tell you guys what I’m really digging lately. Ok, here we go!
Our new bird feeder – Quinn and I went on a little adventure earlier this week and bought a new feeder, stand, and seed to attract birds (and squirrels and chipmunks) to our house. We actually haven’t seen too many birds yet, but only because the squirrels are dominating out there. We need to buy a longer pole and/or get one of those squirrel cone things to block them from climbing up. We’re such bird watching rookies.
Speaking of birds, I’m really loving my new office art – After looking and looking and looking, I finally ordered this Birds on a Wire piece and hung it in my office. It’s so bright and colorful and instantly cheers up the space! And the birds make me think of Quinn every time I see it. <3
Coconut Almond Protein Powder – I’ve tried a few plant-based protein powders now and this flavor from Vega is BY FAR my favorite. It’s tasty mixed with water and a little almond milk, iced coffee, or orange juice (yes, really), and it doesn’t have that chalky, grainy texture like some other ones. FYI: Technically, this protein powder is an “all-in-one nutritional shake,” so, in addition to 20g of protein, you also get 6 servings of greens, omega-3s, antioxidants, probiotics (1 billion), fiber, and all sorts of vitamins and minerals. Guys, it’s legit!
This video of how to tie a scarf 8 million ways – It’s helpful and mesmerizing!
Frownies + Rose Water Hydrator Spray – The wrinkles on my forehead are really started to bug me. They’re just getting deeper and deeper by the day, so I started using Frownies with their Rose Water Hydrator Spray overnight and when I work at my computer. (I guess I furrow my brow quite a lot when I’m blogging away!) I’ve used them regularly for about a month now, and I’m starting to notice a difference. The wrinkles aren’t totally gone, but they look a lot more “soft,” which I’ll take. Anything to slow the process!
Jared Bullock Instagram – He’s a retired Green Beret and amputee, and he doesn’t let his physical disabilities stop him, especially with regard to his workouts. He has such a great attitude too. He’s inspirational on so many levels.
Carrots ”˜N’ Cake cereal bowl – My friends from General Mills sent me an adorable engraved CNC bowl in honor of National Cereal Day, which is coming up on Monday (3/7). I love it so much and can’t wait to use it to celebrate the big day!
The best St. Patty’s Day cocktail – This sounds and looks delicious! Must try.
Herbal Pizza & Pasta Magic Seasoning – You guys might remember this seasoning from my cauliflower pizza crust recipe and, boy, is it delicious. It’s so flavorful and definitely has a spicy kick to it, so it’s a fun addition to all sorts of dishes!
Travel workouts galore – Some of our friends recently went on vacation and asked for some travel workouts, so I decided to put all of my favorites together in one place! Be sure to check them out!
Killer Total Body Tabata Workout – Tabatas are such a great way to work out. This looks like a good one!
Healthy Shamrock Shake – This looks delicious! I NEED to try it!
No Hands Pants Dance – This is ridiculous! Haha!
CNC referenced in a book – Sarah Marie Allen, a long-time CNC reader, recently published “How To Love Losing Weight: 7 Secrets To Turn Struggle Into Success,” a book about the psychology of weight loss. Losing weight doesn’t necessarily have to be difficult or unenjoyable, and Sarah’s goal is to help readers look at things in a new light (“therapy in the form of a book” she says). And she mentions Carrots ‘N’ Cake in her chapter called The Power Of Social Proof, which talks about how positive influence can rub off on you and, before you know it, you may find yourself loving the process of losing weight. So cool. I feel so honored to be included and love how Sarah gives losing weight a positive spin! Definitely check out her book! Kindle readers it’s free for a limited time!
Eating Clean Cookbook Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway to win a copy of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body! I absolutely love this cookbook and if you’re interested in eating more of an anti-inflammatory diet, I cannot recommend it enough! Here’s your winner:
My favorite healthy go-to is oatmeal cooked with egg whites stirred in and a dose of nut butter on top. Protein + fat = so filling and energizing!
Congrats, Kristin! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and address to claim your prize!
Questions of the Day
Any product recommendations for fine lines and wrinkles?
It’s National Cereal Day on Monday, which cereal will you be celebrating with?