March 24, 2017

Friday Favorites: Flamingos & Masks

Happy Friday friends! Spring has arrived and although it didn't feel like it this week, it's supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow. CAN'T WAIT. Here's a random round up of some of my favorite things this week.

Flamingos on my desk. It makes me feel better about not being somewhere warm. I got this colorful wireless mouse thanks to Steph pointing it out. Also, this wonderful light sits on the shelf above my desk. I can't get enough of it. Eventually I'll share pictures of our whole apartment... until then, you'll just have to trust me that my desk is a happy corner.

Tacos are always a welcome meal option in our house. We have been making Cauliflower & Corn tacos using this ridiculous easy recipe lately. They make amazing leftovers too. In case you are new here, one of my 2017 goals is to cook every recipe in this cookbook and it's been pretty much perfection so far (except persimmons - we don't love those.)

Athleta is making a bunch of their clothes out of recycled polyester. This is big news. Every piece of plastic ever made is still on the Earth in some form (except that which is burned.) Buying recycled is SO IMPORTANT. Plus, Athleta makes good stuff and it lasts. Try these pants or these pants. Love them.

I've been diving into the posts and blogs that have been submitted from the community project I shared here. I'm so excited to start sharing these. I'll be putting together a weekly share of what people have submitted. If you haven't submitted a post that you love yet, it's not too late. Share - it's an awesome way to spread the word about someone that you think is awesome.

Shameless. If you haven't watched it yet, what are you waiting for? We had it recommended to us from a few different people before we finally sat down to check it out. I can't get enough of it now. OBSESSED.

Last, but not least, I got to try out one of the new Beautycounter masks this week. It was from the Plumping collection that targets fine lines and wrinkles and it smells like Peonies. I'm obsessed with it. If you're interested, you can try the whole set here. I'm going to try the brightening collection next.

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  1. Maybe I'll try one of the masks when I buy another charcoal bar. I need one I can split in half to take to the shore and keep at home for other travel. I love it!

    My best friend has me on Athleta and I got some skorts because I'm 59. I love that they're doing that with the pants.

  2. i love masks! i use only certain ones due to skin sensitivity but i love throwing them on and kicking back for 20mins of relaxation.

  3. Ahh I need to watch shameless! I think that's going to be our summer show..we always try to find a netflix show for when all the tv we watch goes on summer break.

    Also, talk to be about beauty counter skin has not been the same since I had Jack (THANKS, JACK). I mostly have blackheads but have been breaking out more often...and now am getting wrinkles? What's happening?

    Happy weekend, friend!

  4. that is so awesome about athleta. i have never tried any of their clothes but i might have to now. cauliflower & corn tacos?! yum!

  5. I loooove Shameless! I haven't seen the last few eps of this season, though. It's a weird show, though - you want to recommend it but then you remember how dirty and awful it can be so you have to consider who you're talking to!

  6. a friend hosted a small gathering of gals for an introduction to beautycounter merchandise. i'm seriously considering investing in some of their products. i keep seeing people gushing about them...


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