Though today’s post isn’t exactly full of festive St. Patrick’s Day flare, hopefully it will make you smile a little bit since that’s always the goal of my weekly Things I’m Loving Friday post. Please share a little bit about something you’re loving this week with me in the comments section!
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and a wonderful weekend, my friends!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Golden Milk Lattes
Golden milk lattes are popping up all over the internet these days and a couple of weeks ago, I hopped on the bandwagon and made one at home. I haven’t looked back since and love this creamy treat that’s actually quite good for you! Also known as turmeric tea, golden milk lattes are known for their anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties and I think it’s one heck of a delicious way to unwind at the end of a long day. I prefer to make my golden milk lattes after dinner but will also make them in the afternoon, particularly if it’s freezing outside and I want to sip on something hot and creamy to help me warm up!
There are a bazillion golden milk latte recipes out there but here’s a brief rundown of my go-to version, inspired by The Wellness Mama’s recipe:
Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon + small pinch powdered ginger + small pinch of cayenne + small pinch pepper to a steaming hot mug of almond milk (approximately 1 cup) sweetened with 2 drops of liquid vanilla stevia. (The pepper may seem like a weird addition, but it increases absorption.) Use a milk frother to blend everything together (I love my AeroLatte milk frother) and enjoy! If you don’t have a milk frother, you can also whisk everything together, but I recommend adding the spices to the warmed almond milk on the stove top so they combine a little easier!
- False Alarm (Hook N Sling Remix) – Matoma & Becky Hill
Every once in a while I’ll hear a song on the radio and immediately fall in love during the very first listen. It doesn’t happen often but it happened recently when Ryan had this song jamming in his car. (To get a good feel for the song, skip the intro and begin listening at 0:43.) I LOVE it so much (Becky Hill’s voice is so gorgeous) and quickly dubbed it my new favorite workout song. I find the Hook N Sling Remix version of False Alarm so motivating at the gym – both in the weight room or on the treadmill. It makes me so darn happy every time I hear it and is so energizing!
- Chase’s Bedhead
Chase almost always wakes up with some serious bedhead and it never fails to crack me up! His bedhead is at its best when we put him to sleep at night with slightly damp hair after his bath and he wakes up looking like Albert Einstein. I love his fluffy blonde locks, even when they are a little crazy!
- Wednesday Whiteboard Workout
Sometimes I think I’m the only one who LOVES whiteboard workouts at Burn Boot Camp! I think they are so fun and love moving through workouts at my own pace. Perhaps I like them so much because they remind me the most of the workouts I create for myself but I don’t have to put the thought into it? Wednesday’s whiteboard workout was a killer and I didn’t finish everything in the allotted 25 minutes but made sure to snap a pic of the workout to use for a solo workout in the future.
- Friday Flashbacks
Strength + Plyometric Leg Workout (A combination leg workout to spike your heart rate and strengthen your lower body.)
12 Best Baby Toys for the First Year (Some of our first year favorites! One toy for every month! )
Question of the Day
What is one thing that is making you smile today?