It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about my favorite things and today’s favorites are definitely random! From working out and self-tanning, to wine and puzzles…it’s all in there! Although very random, it’s what I’ve been loving lately and wanting to share with you all!
•Self tanner drops•
Tired of looking ghostly and also prepping for a vacation in a few weeks, I stumbled upon someone on social media talking about self tanner drops. I have used different types of self tanner lotions and wipes before, but always hated the smell of my skin afterwards. So these drops were super intriguing to me—because basically you add concentrated self-tanner to your everyday face lotion and body moisturizer and the result is you end up smelling like your own lotion instead of that nasty burnt smell–you know the smell right?! I ordered drops on Amazon and have liked the results so far. I’m not sold out on just one brand yet—but if you are ready for some pre-summer color, I’d look in to these drops!
I have a hard time making it on time to the gym for a workout class, and also have some weird introvert fears about being in a class full of people I don’t know…so Aaptiv has been an awesome solution at the gym for me. It’s an app on your phone with access to unlimited work out classes—in your headphones! You can select from treadmill, elliptical, strength training, yoga, 5k training, stretching classes—and those are just a few of the things they offer! I’ve found that I work out harder when I’m following along with the classes, instead of just giving up when I’m tired lol! I can customize what I want to focus on and the amount of time I want to spend doing the workout too. They have different levels of difficulty and also workouts that are 10 minutes or up to an hour.
I’ve been recommending this to my friends and tried it for a week on a free trial before I committed to paying anything. If you are looking to try something different in your workout routine—I’d definitely recommend trying Aaptiv!
In general, I enjoy a glass of wine a few times a week, but don’t love the taste of already opened wine 4 days later. My sister told me about Bota Box wine and I was pleasantly surprised when I gave it a try. It is way cheaper than buying a bottle and also stays fresh much longer—up to one month after opening! I like it because the dispenser in the box keeps the wine air tight, and I don’t have to worry about wasting my money if it’s not used within a few days! You can find it your local grocery store!
•Puzzles with Libbey•
My little girl will be 2 in just a few days! I can’t hardly believe it. I also can’t believe her new found love and obsession for puzzles. She is a beast in terms of puzzle completion! She loves doing puzzles that were once my husband’s as a kid (so sweet!) and also is really in to all the puzzle apps on the iPad and tablet we have. Here are the links to a few apps if your little one is a puzzle-lover too!
Money Preschool Lunchbox (is app has more than just puzzles–but really good!)
•Connecting in real-life conversations•
Its been fun this month to have face-to-face or at least voice-to-voice (is that a real thing?) conversations with friends and family this month. So often I realize that when I communicate with people its mainly through a screen—texting, messaging, liking, commenting, etc. Although technology is a wonderful thing, I do really miss the moments where I can talk to someone over lunch, on a walk or to hear their voice in an actual phone conversation. It’s been refreshing this month to catch-up with people the “old-fashion” way!
•This is Us•
I’m guessing, you already love this show and are recommending it for everyone to watch—but on the off chance you aren’t, you need to give this new show on NBC a try! It will wretch you—in a good way with all the emotions! It airs Tuesday nights, but I’m always catching up later in the week on Hulu. If you are looking for a new show—this is probably the one!