February Favorites: Food + Fun.

february favorites I howsweeteats.com

This butter dish. I’ve been looking for a butter dish for at least a year and haven’t had luck finding anything I love. I know it sounds ridiculous but the moment I laid eyes on this, I was sold. It’s wide enough for two sticks off butter… or a big slab of kerrygold.

As far as books go, I’m going to say the Goldfinch. I did really like it – but it took me awhile to get through and I lost momentum a few times. You guys also encouraged me to sign up for goodreads at the beginning of this month and I LOVE it. I didn’t get to dedicate as much time to reading as I would like these last three weeks, but it’s definitely going to be helpful in the future.

Big ass blueberry smoothies. I’ve been using the frozen wild blueberries from Trader Joe’s and throwing in some frozen greek yogurt cubes, frozen bananas, almond or coconut milk and coconut oil. It’s SO freaking good. Sometimes I will add spinach or spirulina if there are no vegetables I can fathom eating that day.

Speaking of Trader Joe’s, those colorful macarons up there are of the frozen variety from TJs. Obviously they aren’t as good as bakery fresh ones, but they are pretty darn good. I bought two boxes to keep in the freezer in times of emergencies and wouldn’t you know… we had an emergency earlier this week. At 10PM. I was pleasantly surprised.

This candle in volcano. My parents got me this for Christmas and it smells like unicorn tears. So fruity and delicious and like spring is on it’s way! I’ve burned through the entire thing.

This lunch mashup of toast, spread with spicy feta, topped with my favorite tangy red peppers and eggs. OH MY GOSH. I love this meal so much. It’s super filling too.

These little drop earrings from anthro. I love simple, light neutral earrings that can be worn with everything. You know I almost exclusively live in the kate spade studs, but these are a nice change. They are the perfect shape and size.

This crazy blue hill farms yogurt. Never did I ever think that I’d love savory yogurts, but these still have their own sweetness to them. I LOVE. So far, I’ve tried the butternut, beet and sweet potato. I put a dollop of the sweet potato yogurt on soup this week and it was really delicious.

This yoga mat spray. When I got my mat last year I also got their yoga mat wipes, but it seems those are gone now. So I ended up getting this renew spray in energizing gingergrass and it’s delightful. It smells fabulous. So much better than the regular disinfectant at the studio.

TV? I’m still going with Sons of Anarchy. Yes, I’ve been all over True Detective and House of Cards this month, and I seriously love both and am sure they will make it into my favorites next month. But this month I finished watching SOA and I have such a fascination and fixation with that show. Like it’s real life. I’m way too emotionally invested. It’s not my typical type of chick show and I adore it.

This califia farms almond milk. While I’ve been using it for months, it’s just in the last few weeks that I was successful at making almond milk foam (in the breville milk frother I mentioned last month) for coffee. Even more obsessed now.  I tend to switch off between the vanilla, unsweetened and coconut. There might be four containers in my fridge downstairs right now.

This Splendid drape neck top. Not only do I love all things Splendid, but this has been SO comfortable this winter. I feel like it’s been the longest stretch that we haven’t had any sort of warm weather and this is what I will wear when working or running quick errands after yoga.

Every time I go to Whole Foods, I splurge and get two or three juices. My latest favorite has been this super green. I will usually drink half at a time (to savor it!) as an afternoon snack or for breakfast. This was is so good – it is pretty sweet, but I don’t find it overwhelmingly sweet like the all-fruit juices.

Finally, I am still losing my mind over these pens. I got a few at the Alt Summit and they just write so perfectly smooth… and the colors! The colors. Such a school supply freak. I’ll never be over it.

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