I really love new things, new foods, new products, new tips, new ideas…new philosophies on life – you get the idea!  And I hope that I can give you a little snapshot of my new favorite things weekly.  Who knows what I can come up with – let’s get started!
My New Favorite Things: "Currently..."
Kefir.  I have been drinking this for a little while – and love it.  It is a drinkable yogurt superfood that is a probiotic consisting of bacterial and yeast.  It is a great source of vitamins, protein and minerals (and is super good for your digestive system)!  You can read more about it here.  I buy the lowfat strawberry Kefir by the company Lifeway.  You can find it pretty much anywhere – I get it at Aldi.  Until now, I have been just using it in smoothies or just straight up drinking it.  BUT.  This week I started using it in cereal (instead of milk or regular yogurt).  It is AMAZING.  I pour it in a bowl (about a 1/2 cup) and top with my favorite cereal.  Try it.

aaaadmvvjumaaaaaafkrxw1opiMy nail color crush this season is OPI’s Gargantuan Green Grape (this picture makes it look a little more neon than it is).  I really hate the name – but I really love this season’s mint trend, so I can’t wait to try it!  My favorite nail that I am wearing this season is OPI’s Cajun Shrimp. Its the perfect bright coral and goes with everything.

*3/20 Update:  Gargantuan Green Grape is much more neon than mint!  I still can’t wait to try it.  For a mint option, try OPI Go On Green!

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My new favorite company hands down is The Honest Company.  I am obsessed with what Jessica Alba is doing.  Her beautiful organic products amaze me and I just am fascinated by her website.  I haven’t ordered anything yet, but will let you know if/when I do.  Her newest release is her book The Honest Life.  This will definitely be my next read.  Isn’t it just beautiful?

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I am recommitting myself to Jillian this spring. I have started her 30 Day Shred before, but this past month I have been super faithful with it.  It feels so good – and makes me excited for summer and bathing suit season!  I love her simple, short (30 minutes), comprehensive (strength, cardio, abs) approach.  It’s no-nonsense and works you hard!
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I love keeping a journal, but sometimes I don’t have time, energy, or the wherewithal to keep it up.  I do, however, keep a pretty comprehensive calendar/menu planner/notebook/day-timer (more on that another time).  Recently I have started adding this “Currently” list to my little book and I love it.  My list doesn’t look like this, but I do try to fill it out per week (per day is a little too ambitious).  These are the categories I have added: reading, loving, trying, wondering, and writing.  It’s a fun way to look back on what is going on in my life.  Maybe one day I will post one to give you a little picture of me :).

Have a wonderful week!