june lifestyle favorites I howsweeteats.com

I’ve unintentionally been sharing my lifestyle favorites every other month (instead of monthly) because, well… LIFE – so I have a bunch of favorites here! Things I’ve been using, loving and dying over the last few months. Let me know what you’re freaking over.

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand. I mean, sure, I might be biased since I got to develop recipes for the book, but I loved the story so, so much. Probably ranks up there as one of my favorites that Elin has put out. I love when she writes about food!

Chocolate Covered Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds. This are SO good. I love using them for yogurt bowls, smoothie bowls or even just stealing a handful while I’m cooking dinner. Fantastic. Crunch crunch!

Jess Lively’s podcast and vlogs as she travels the world. You guys know I’ve always been a huge fan of her podcast but now that she is traveling and talking about it, along with shooting video, I’m hooked!

I can’t stop listening to everything by Thomas Rhett. Eddie got me hooked on Vacation, and he loves it so much that he will replay it a ton of times in a row which is not something he usually does. I love the entire Tangled Up album and it’s been on my spotify constantly. Also, I have this 2o16 summer party playlist from my friend’s bachelorette party last week if you want to jump around.

Salud Juicery in Shadyside. Obsessed with their acai bowls and want to go every single day. I need to figure out how to replicate the exact recipe for their P Bee bowl because it’s out of this world. And Max loves the smoothies.

Zoku Mini Pop mold. I mentioned these in my popsicle post last week, but they are the perfect size for Max’s little hands. I’ve been putting extra smoothie in the molds or just blending a few fruits together to make little pops. He loves them. So do I!

When it comes to TV, I have to give it to Bloodline. GAH! We love this show so much. We blew through it in a week which is HUGE because Eddie doesn’t love to binge watch and it’s also difficult to binge watch with an 18 month old. But we did it and we loved it. I wish we didn’t have to wait an entire year for the next season.

See by Chloe Espadrille Platform Wedges. If you’ve been reading for awhile, then you know that every year I got on a search for nude wedges and wear the heck out of them all summer, essentially destroying them by September. Well, things are sliiiiightly different now that I have Max, in that I’m not wearing nude wedges EVERYWHERE I go since I can’t chase him in them easily. But I still wear wedges when we go out or when we go somewhere and Eddie can easily chase him. I saw Erin from Busbee Style wearing these and just LOVED them. Plus they are insanely comfortable. As long as you can walk in wedges.

Speaking of, I bit the bullet and bought a pair of Tory Burch Miller flip flops in the shade “makeup” a few months ago and I have been living in them. Seriously, wearing them ever single day. I guess we can say they are my new nude wedges at this stage in my life. So comfortable. I just call them my mom shoes. No, I don’t mean that negatively. I am either wearing these or the wedges above, all summer long!

Naturi Grass Fed Greek Yogurt. Naturi is a local yogurt company that my cousin works for and I am OBSESSED. All grass fed and the whole milk yogurts are to die for. The vanilla cinnamon and the lemon are fantastic. Eddie has been putting a whole one in his morning smoothie and Max is also loving them for breakfast.

the NEST Beach candle. It smells exactly like the beach and summertime from when I was a kid. I can’t find it in stock anywhere though! I love Nest candles so, so much. Also love the reed diffuser AND the hand soap, which I have both in our guest bathroom.

Starbucks has reeled me back in with their vanilla sweet cream cold brew. I adore it because even though it says “sweet cream,” it really isn’t TOO sweet. It’s just the right amount. It’s almost like their whipped vanilla bean paste into heavy cream and don’t use any of the super sweet syrup. Addiction!

These adorable cards by Colleen. I can’t get over how cute the prints are (watermelon?! ice cream?! lavender animal print?!) AND she just started making the prints into tea towels!! Love.

Ancient Grains Maple Morning cereal. I’ve rambled on and on and on and ON about my weirdo love for Quaker instant oatmeal as a kid, and how peaches and cream still is a major comfort food for me. I bought this on a whim at the grocery store for hectic mornings. Most weeks I will make a batch of steel cut oats and heat them up for Max and I, but I’ve had this a few times and absolutely LOVE it. The texture and the taste is fabulous. And I don’t even like maple things!

[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.]