february food and lifestyle favorites I howsweeteats.com

February, you were a dream! This is what won my heart.

This coconut coffee smoothie. I’m absolutely in love with the flavor combo, how great I feel after drinking it and how full it keeps me. I also sometimes add a 1/2 teaspoon of spirulina. But I mean, that’s not instagrammable because it looks like murky lake water. Smells like it too. But makes me feel aliiiiive.

Gwen’s new song Make Me Like You – I still can’t stop blasting it. No matter what playlist I put on, I HAVE to listen to this song first. Max loves it too and starts bouncing as soon as he hears the first note.

Voluspa Macaron candle. AH. This scent. It’s like the mature vanilla lovers candle. I’ve been really weird about candles since having Max – not wanting to burn them when he was little because it just seemed too overpowering of a scent and then always forgetting to light them. I’ve stopped buying a bunch of Bath and Body Works candles because the scents smell SO strong to me, but almost fake strong? It’s so weird. Anyhoo, this macaron is a light yet lovely scent. It’s sweet but not overly sweet.

my Samsung nx300 mirrorless camera. I KNOW. I keep repeating this as a favorite. But it SO is. I absolutely love the wifi capability here. I used it ages ago when I first got the camera, but more recently started using it DAILY(!) so the photos go right to my phone. A note – it’s not the easiest hassle-free to connect to wifi. You have to hit the wifi button on the camera, connect to the camera wifi on your phone, open the app on your phone, then accept it on the camera. And the app HAS to stay open the entire time, you can’t even switch over to instagram or something. But it’s awesome once you get it up.

For TV – um, Billions, hands down. We absolutely ADORE this show. Cannot get enough of Maggie Siff, Malin Ackerman and Damien Lewis. Eeeep.

Pipcorn! Eddie and I are obsessed. We love the truffle flavor and can down a bag in one weekend easily.

Califia Farms Better Half. To me, there is nothing like cream in coffee. Nothing replaces it. But! This is the absolute closest I’ve come and I’ve tried a ton of coconut and almond creamers.

the Long Line sports bra from lululemon. I absolutely love how long this sports bra is. I’ve struggled finding sports bras that work since having Max, something I’ve never dealt with before. And while I usually don’t like lulu’s sports bras, the length here sold me. And it’s the best! Supportive and comfortable.

The Day Designer printables. I love my Day Designer SO much and am still successfully using it along with my bullet journal (which is sooo not fancy). But I love the printables that you can get – especially ones like the food log, the gratitude log, entertaining checklist – and they even have a bucket list! They also give me inspiration for my bullet journal.

DeLallo salad savors. These have, in a word, been SAVING me. We’ve been eating salad savors since they launched, but lately it’s the easiest surefire way I can get a salad made for lunch or dinner quickly. The flavors are unreal. My fave is the feta/olives/peppers but Eddie loves the asiago/artichokes/sun dried tomatoes. I just grab like four of them every week at the grocery store. Eddie likes them for lunches too.

these Dolce Vita cut away booties. They are comfortable. They slip right on. I love the color. (I have the lighter tan.) Now can they also please come in black?! (OMG eta: they do!) I feel like they are very mom friendly. At least more mom friendly than four inch heels.

The mini milk chocolate grahams from Whole Foods. They are bite-sized and completely addictive. And I want to make a s’mores trail mix with them or something. You need to try!

Kevita Master Kombucha Grapefruit. I am absolutely in love with this, but not for the reason you’d think. I’ve drank kombucha for years. My favorite is GT Synergy Gingerade, but my store was out of it so I grabbed the Kevita. Without looking, I drank an entire bottle one Friday night at 8:30PM (wild child). I was then up until 3:30AM because it was crazy caffeinated. I’ve never had that issue with any other kombuchas so I wasn’t even thinking. But what I realized is that drinking some of this in the afternoon as opposed to coffee makes me feel incredible. Perfect pick me up with no let down. My favorites are grapefruit and pineapple peach.

Finally, snapchat. I hate that I love it so much. But I do. You can find me at howsweeteats. I’ve been sharing my weekly menu plan there, spoiler alert.

[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. tell me your faves! there may be a few amazon affiliate links above. love love.]