I have some things I need to do today to get the house ready for our guests (why do I always procrastinate!?) so I better get right to the point of today’s post and share a short roundup of things that are making me smile right now in your usual Things I’m Loving Friday feature! As always, I’d absolutely love for you to participate in the fun and tell me about something that you’re loving this week in the comments section.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Water Dog Sadie
There’s something about watching a dog lovin’ life that radiates a seemingly contagious feeling of joy. The way Sadie acts when she’s on our boat is so fun to observe because she’s clearly in her happy place. She anxiously anticipates the moment Ryan throws out the anchor because she knows that’s “go time” and she’s allowed to jump off the boat and swim her little heart out. Though we’re all excited boat season is officially here, I think Sadie takes the cake for the member of our family who is the most psyched! I’m really looking forward to watching her enjoy her third summer on the water.
I ordered NKD SKN sunless tanner after I complimented one of my girlfriends on her beautiful tan and she said she owed it all to this stuff! I am very picky with sunless tanners since I think many can be streaky and orange and made with some horrible ingredients but this sunless tanner is fabulous! It doesn’t have a smell at all when you apply it (a very slight smell does seem to develop as your tan intensifies) and it is free of all perfumes, parabens and alcohol. It builds a tan gradually (I notice a tan begin to emerge about six hours or so after I apply it) and moisturizes my skin with aloe vera, shea butter and lychee. It’s one of the most natural-looking sunless tanners I’ve found and adds color to my skin while making it feel hydrated and smooth. (I ordered my sunless tanner off Amazon but ULTA currently has it available for buy one get one 50% off!)
- Coolhaus Salty S’Mores Ice Cream
I bought a pint of Coolhaus Salty S’mores ice cream on a whim last Sunday evening to enjoy after pizza for dinner (go big or go home, right!?) and it was a total SLAM DUNK. You guys know I have dreams of writing an ice cream blog one day (ridiculous but amazing, yes) and if that ever happens this flavor will definitely get a spotlight because it really was that fantastic. I am a sucker for anything s’mores flavored but usually feel letdown by the lack of graham cracker and marshmallow flavor. Not the case with this bad boy! The salted vanilla bean ice cream was thick and creamy and the graham cracker swirl is a graham cracker cookie butter marshmallow swirl so it’s obviously the jam. The dark chocolate pieces are deliciously crunchy but not overwhelming and I could’ve easily downed the entire pint in one sitting if I didn’t have a hungry husband next to me on the couch who made sure we split the pint evenly. A must-try for any other s’mores-lovin’ ice cream addicts out there!
Okay, okay this is another one of those features I know a bazillion of you will already be utilizing but I’m sharing it for those who may still be using the Google Maps app on their phone. You must switch to Waze immediately! This app is the best thing going when it comes to avoiding traffic, discovering alternate routes and arriving at your destinations earlier and less stressed.
I first downloaded it to use during our drive to Florida over Christmas and it quickly replaced the Google Maps app on my phone because of its accuracy and app’s ability to know more about traffic and alternate routes. I use the Waze app all the time now, even if I’m just going around town so I know what roads to avoid so I’m not stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. For longer distances, the app is even better and helped us arrive at the Outer Banks 30+ minutes faster than the route Google Maps wanted us to take!
- Friday Flashbacks
Gluten-Free No Bake Double Chocolate Icebox Cake (A creamy, crunchy dessert that is easy to make and overflowing with chocolate flavor!)
Strength + Plyometric Leg Workout (A challenging leg workout that left me sore for two days!)
Question of the Day
What is one thing you are loving today?