February Favorites: Food + Lifestyle.
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.]
15 Comments on “February Favorites: Food + Lifestyle.”
YES I also recently discovered the coconut and coffee combination and have been obsessed ever since.
I love the GT Gingerade (and the Organics brand Lemon Ginger is a good substitute) but my local Vons seems to have eliminated their wide selection of amazing kombuchas (local brands too!) in favor of exclusively carrying this Kevita brand. I can’t stand the stevia taste they all have. /whine /privilegedproblems
Hi, Jessica- I have been reading (and enjoying) your blog for years! I don’t know if you have heard of essential oils, but in reading you talk about candles, it could be something you enjoy. Especially with a kiddo around! I love them because I can change whatever scent I want to diffuse based on the day, the mood, or the need, and in addition to smelling lovely, they have major health benefits too. (My kids haven’t been sick besides a couple of little colds in 2 years which is huge because they are both in preschool.) I only recommend Young Living based on the quality and the integrity with which they run their company. Anyway, I love talking oils if you ever want to know more!
hey girl love the post!
How do you organize/where do you keep your Day Designer printables? I can’t figure out what to do with the one I use regularly (the food and exercise log). Just fold it into my normal Day Designer? Hunt down a Lisa Frank binder or a Trapper Keeper? Help.
You should brew your own kombachu if you don’t already! It is such a cost savings!
Sooo…totally want that coconut coffee smoothie. Also: I’ve never had kombucha. GASP. I’ll have to give it a try though I heard it’s really great for digestive health.
Those Dolce Vita booties are amazing! This is a great list – fun to click through :) Have a great day!
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I bought the samsung mirrorless camera based on your recommendation and I love it! I know nothing about photography, but we had our first baby a few months ago and I wanted something nicer than the point and shoot I have had for….12+ years. The samsung takes great pics and is pretty easy to use for someone like me who doesn’t know what she’s doing. Thanks for the recommendation!
I jumped on the bullet journal bandwagon after you mentioned it and have been going strong since Jan 1st. I’m OBSESSED and mine is so not pretty or fancy either, but I feel like my productivity has increased 100%?! I’ll definitely check out the day designer sheets for inspiration!
What kind of pants/jeans do you wear with the booties?? Love them!
The coffee and coconut recipe sounds amazing and want to try it soon.
Started the coconut kick not too long ago.
Thanks for sharing!
Pipcorn, we frequently buy the truffle flavor as well. Actually, the grocery store only carries that flavor and kettle. I love how there is barely any corn residue on your teeth afterwards. It finishes quickly here, too. Love anything Califia, especially the Toasted Coconut Almond Milk Blend, have to try the creamer and make that coconut coffee smoothie.
Ok, I just tried that Califia creamer, after trying to get away from my addiction to chemical/dairy creamers..and much skepticism over almond milk creamers…and holy WOW, it is good. Thanks for the recommendation!
I’d really like to know more about the camera you use. (Samsung).