Good morning and happy Friday to you!
The weekend is almost here, which means it’s time for another Friday favorite: What I’m Loving Lately! Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Vietnamese cold brew coffee – OMG. Love. It’s cold brew coffee mixed with sweetened condensed milk and, oh my goodness, it’s heavenly, especially the stuff from Whole Foods.
Stitch Fix now has shoes – How cool is that?! If you’re interested in SHOES, be sure to update your Style Profile with your shoe size, schedule a Fix, and request SHOES!
The ‘Let Them Bleed’ Style Of Parenting – Love this. We’re totally behind it!
Cousins in plaid – We took Quinn and Matthew to see the Easter Bunny the other day (Q-Man was not a fan), and they both wore plaid. Little boys in plaid = too cute.
Little Green Pouches – We love pouches in our house, so when the nice folks from Little Green Pouch reached out about trying their reusable food pouches, I was ALL about it.
Quinn basically lived off pouches (and smoothies) before his surgery, so I know firsthand just how expensive they can be. At one point, he was having 5 or 6 a day, which meant we were spending a good $7-8 everyday on pouches. Oy.
Thankfully, Quinn isn’t consuming a mostly liquid diet anymore (and can breathe when he eats now), so he’s a lot more interested in solid food, but he still loves a good pouch every now and then, especially when he’s just too busy to eat! #toddlerlife
In addition to being super cost-effective, the Little Green Pouches come in a variety of sizes (3.4 oz, 7 oz, 14 oz), so they’re perfect for little people and big people. I love that just about anyone can use them for everything from pureed baby food and fresh smoothies to yogurt and applesauce.
I also love that they are really easy to make. They unzip at the top, so all you need to do is pour your contents inside. For our Sunday prep this week, I bought a big container of yogurt and applesauce and then just poured them into the individual pouches with the help of a mini funnel (a spoon works great too). It took me maybe 5 minutes to fill them all.
I ended up making 10 pouches for the week filled with yogurt, applesauce, or a parfait of yogurt + applesauce, and they’ve been a huge hit. Quinn likes them as much as his expensive, store-bought pouches, and I love that they are such an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly snack option.
As far as cleaning the pouches, they’re dishwasher (and freezer) safe, but I had better luck just cleaning them by hand. As you can see, we’re really loving Little Green Pouches, and I definitely recommend them!
Whole Foods Parm Crisps – I am totally obsessed with these and plan to buy them all the time now. They’re such a tasty snack and go so well with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc!
The Struggle of the Introverted Mother – This was interesting.
Vanderpump Rules – It’s such a guilty pleasure and so embarrassing to admit that I watch it, but I recently got sucked in again. What is it about these people that makes them so interesting?!
These Baby Elephants Think They’re Lap Dogs – So cute!
Video of Halifax athlete Lindsay Hilton goes viral, inspires millions to get active – So incredibly inspiring. She’s a CrossFitter and participating in the Open!
Question of the Day
Do you watch Vanderpump Rules? If so, WHAT is the appeal?