What I’m Loving Lately 73

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Hey, hey! Happy Friday, friends!

It’s that’s time again. Time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately and it’s an especially fun round-up this week. Enjoy!!

Stranger Things – OMG. This show. OBSESSED. Some friends recently recommended it to Mal and me and now we’re totally hooked. I’m not usually into sci-fi stuff, but Stranger Things reminds me a lot of The Goonies mixed with ET and the most amazing teen 80s movies. Man, it’s SO GOOD.


Bathing suit clearance –  Now that it’s end of the season, I’m stocking up on suits for next year and the prices are awesome! Some favorites: Mossimo Crochet High Neck Halter as well as this Stripped Mesh Halter. I also love these two suits. There are so many great options, I can’t decide!

target bikinis

Cappuccino Overnight Oats – Holy yum! I definitely want to try this recipe!

Ramen Broccoli Slaw with Shrimp – Love, love, love this recipe! I can’t wait to make it again! Smile

Healthy Ramen Broccoli Slaw with Shrimp

Our New Favorite Swimmer And His Dad Flip Each Other Off Before Each Race – This made me laugh!

Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew – So yum! I had it made with one pump of vanilla syrup and it was perfect. I highly recommend it!

sweet cream cold brew

Patriots “On Sundays We Wear Blue” Tee – Love this shirt for football season!

Olive + Oak Arabella Jacket – Super cute for fall, right? And it’s only $48! I might need it in olive.


Brooks Go-To Running Capris – These are the comfiest leggings ever made, so they’re perfect for travel. My Chariot Heritage sneakers are too—but, honestly, I wear them allllllll the time. FYI: Some colors are on sale right now!

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Cereal trail mix – I got this idea from BLEND a couple of years ago, and it’s my new favorite, travel-friendly snack. Just mix your favorite cereal with nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc.!


Question of the Day

Anyone else watching Stranger Things?

Have you tried the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks?

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  1. Stranger Things was ridiculously good. Best show in a long time. Took me straight back to my childhood. And the soundtrack!

  2. I’m hooked on Stranger Things too! My boyfriend got me to watch the first episode, and after that I needed to watch more. I have two more episodes to go which I’m hoping to watch this weekend with him.

  3. I’m not watching Stranger Things but I am listening to a podcast that is talking about it. Kinda random? Not really it’s about a few different things and the hosts are all watching it right now.

  4. I am head over heels obsessed with Stranger Things – you hit the nail on the head as to why I loved it so much – it reminded me of all my favorite movies as a kid… Goonies, ET, just anything with kids, great 80’s clothing and gear and mystery! And I adored every. single. character in this show… even “Papa” even if he was an awful man, he did a great job portraying that character!

    With doing the whole30 right now (4th round) the delicious coffee is off the menu – I can only do cold brew, unsweetened, however I will add this treat to my list of things to try after reintroduction at the end of this month!!!

  5. You should totally try the Starbucks double shot over ice with half & half – hands down, best iced coffee out there. It’s lightly sweetened with classic syrup. I get Ristretto shots, instead of the regular espresso, they’re a touch less bitter. SO good!

  6. I’m cracking up at your Stranger Things explanation because I totally relate!! In the first 15 minutes of episode 1 I couldn’t tell if it was supposed to be a kids show or not!! We also got shockingly hooked.
    Thanks for the reminder on the off season bikini sales!! I’m all over it.

  7. Everyone has been saying they love Stranger Things, but I’m not a sci-fi person either so I wasn’t sure. Now I am going to start it today, since you say the same thing!! I have some leftover broccoli slaw sitting in my fridge and wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I’m excited to try that recipe! Thanks for the post. xx

  8. I just started watching Stranger Things last week. It took me a little bit longer to finish than a show usually would because of the Olympics (I’m SO guilty of Netflix binges), but I am in love. I even got my mom in on it as well. The actors on the show (especially the children) are incredible. I’m glad to see it’s getting the recognition it deserves.

  9. Travel leggings are a must. I’ll be keeping these on my radar! Also, chocolate chips in the trail mix is the best part! I always pick out all of the chocolate and leave the raisins. My boyfriend loves it.

    (He doesn’t.)

  10. LOVE that jacket! And I really want to love the vanilla sweet cream cold brew but I just haven’t been able to find the right modification. It’s always way too sweet for me! I’ll try it with just one pump vanilla and see where that gets me. 🙂

  11. That Starbucks drink does look really good. I just stayed away from ordering it because of cream, but I will try it.
    I’ve been really enjoying their Coconut Iced Latte.
    One pump is usually the way to go. 🙂

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