Good morning, friends!
The weekend is almost here and you guys know what that means: Time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately! (I wasn’t sure how many of you would be traveling or doing fun things for the 4th, so I decided to publish this post a little early.) Yeehaw! Here’s what I’m loving lately!
Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles! We are seriously loving chunky wooden puzzles in our house lately. Some of Quinn’s favorites are pictured below: Melissa & Doug Construction Wooden Chunky Puzzle, Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Chunky Puzzle, Melissa & Doug Musical Instruments Sound Puzzle, and Janod Robots Chunky Puzzle.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of White Claw Seltzer Works. All text and opinions are my own.
White Claw Hard Seltzer – Love, love, love! White Claw might just be my drink of the summer! I recently had a chance to try these hard seltzers and fell in love with them immediately. They’re all-natural sparking seltzer with 5% alcohol, a touch of pure cane sugar, and just a hint of natural fruit flavor for only 110 calories per serving. It’s basically a simple vodka + soda, but served in a convenient can, so it’s all the good without the bad!
The White Claw Hard Seltzers come in 3 crisp flavors: Lime, Black Cherry, and Ruby Grapefruit. The flavors aren’t overly sweet or artificial tasting at all– just light and refreshing.
White Claw is great for just about any summer occasion– at the beach or poolside, while boating on the lake, or at a backyard barbecue. They’re super convenient and make a perfect adult beverage for all sorts of social gatherings. Clearly, I’m a huge fan. Definitely keep a look out for them this summer. You won’t be disappointed!
Patriotic Stacked Smoothies – How adorable are these smoothies!? LOVE.
Trader Joe’s Pollo Asado Autentico – We’ve served this chicken at least three times now to guests at our house and it’s always a winner. We just throw it on the grill, serve with a couple of sides and a big ol’ green salad and, just like that, dinner is done!
Magnesium lotion – I’ve actually been meaning to tell you guys about magnesium lotion for awhile now. Nicole suggested it when we first started working together since my body doesn’t absorb nutrients like most healthy people and magnesium deficiency is actually a widespread issue that many of us deal with. (Some estimates suggest that over 90% of us are deficient.) A magnesium deficiency can contribute to a ton of health issues, including leaky gut/intestinal permeability, and mess with your hormones, sleep, anxiety, and energy levels. Basically, adding magnesium lotion to my daily routine was an easy decision and this one from Life-flo is awesome. It goes on just like regular body lotion and has a light coconut smell to it. Love it.
More reading on magnesium deficiency:
- The Magnificent Effect of Magnesium to Human Health: A Critical Review
- Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?
- Epsom salt and magnesium
- What Exactly Is Magnesium Oil And Does It Have Skincare Benefits?
- Preliminary study of transdermal permeation of magnesium cream formulations across skin
Allover Alligator Monogram Beach Towel – How adorable is this towel?! Quinn received it as a birthday gift, and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Perfect beach towel. It’s also on sale right now from Pottery Barn Kids!
Healthy 4th of July Cookie Cake Recipe – This looks so delicious and so festive!
Chobani Meze Dip Three-Pepper Salsa – Chobani sent me some of their new Meze dips to try and, wow, they are delicious. And so perfect for summer entertaining! The Three-Pepper Salsa and Smoked Onion and Parmesan are my favorite– Quinn’s too!
Soothe Mineral Sunscreen from Rodan + Fields – My new favorite sunblock! It’s a broad spectrum SPF 30 that contains only mineral-based sunscreen ingredients. It’s soothing/calming, lightweight and feels soooo good when you apply it (soft and silky). Related: I’m a HUGE fan of the Rodan + Fields Reverse line and have used it religiously since February. It’s done amazing things for my skin, and I only have great things to say about it! Maybe I’ll share a before and after pic soon! 🙂
Plates, bowls, and dipping cups from Lollaland – You guys remember our obsessed with the Lollacup Straw Sippy Cup, right? We still love them and use them all the time, so the Lollaland brand recently sent us some more of their products to try out. We especially love their Mealtime Set, which comes with a colorful plate, bowl, and dipping cup, which, of course, is Quinn’s favorite. He loves dipping his food! Their dishes are perfectly sized for kid portions, dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free and phthalate-free. We’re big fans over here!
Gold Emblem Cashew & Caramel Sweet & Salty Chewy Granola Bar – Sooooo good! You’ve got to try this one!
Question of the Day
What’s up for your July 4th weekend?
I’m off to Eugene, Oregon with Brooks Running to watch the Track & Field Olympic Trials. How cool is that?! I’m so pumped and can’t wait to tell you guys about it!!