So, obviously, I am ALWAYS loving my kids. But this week is particularly great! I have lots of things to update you on (general cuteness, sleep training, and potty training), but that will go up in a post on Friday. Stay tuned.
Wearing Colorful Lipstick:
BFF Nicole and I always joke that we feel like clueless 11 year olds dressing up with mom’s makeup when we try to wear “real” lipstick (i.e. not lip balm). On Saturday, while we were at the mall, and she took me into Sephora to get color matched for an ideal lip color. I was matched with this purple-pink color and I LOVE IT! It is so fun to wear bright lipstick! Also, at only $13 a tube, I can totally get behind the splurge.
These Fun Nail Colors:
Following Crazy Nail Artists on Instagram:
This is totally random, but I’m SO into following nail artists on Instagram. Gabby is my favorite – she’s a teenager who does the most incredibly creative nails. Cool, huh?
Speaking of Nails, this Manicure Kit:
I was motivated to buy this cute manicure kit for several reasons. First, I love getting my nails done, but it’s harder than ever to coordinate that, so I want to do more home manicures. Secondly, I could NEVER find our nail clippers. Now that it’s in a nice little case, I will hopefully be able to keep better track of everything. Also, using brand new, high-quality clippers makes me realize that nail clippers are definitely something you should replace/upgrade every now and then – they totally wear down!
I first wrote about this arts and crafts delivery subscription service for a sponsored post (<— 8 Boredom Busting Indoor Toddler Activities). We loved Kiwi Crate so much that I purchased a year subscription for us. It is SO awesome (here’s another post about it). Last month’s box was on Gardening, and it was the perfect activity for Henry and me to do while Claire took a super long nap. It’s really nice to have a pre-organized craft activity to do with Henry – it makes it a lot more fun and enjoyable for me, as the parent, to do these types of things with him (no stress!). We loveeeeeeeeeeee Kiwi Crate!
My bootcamp offers boxing on Tuesday and Thursdays, but I’ve never made it because those days are typically reserved for triathlon-focused cardio. But I got pulled into an evening class yesterday and had a total blast! And I woke up this morning with soreeee arms. Boxing is hard. And cathartic. I may do it again soon…
On the Subject of Boxing, Chilling Out on Tri Training:
I’ve declared this week “no training week.” I have an Olympic triathlon in August, and I have a lot of prep work to do for it. But after Sunday’s race, I kind of just want to chill out on the swimming, biking, and running and just do whatever I feel like doing, not working towards mileage goals. On Monday, I did yoga; on Tuesday, boxing; and today, I did an intense ab-focused boot camp (I did over 400 different types of crunches and twists and 35 burpees – ouch!).
I have always been an egg fan, but I’m on a huge egg kick lately (thank you, Whole30!). Like – I’m tearing through cartons on a weekly basis. Eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (just not all on the same day). Yum. My favorite is still over easy on roasted potatoes with lots of ghee.
La Croix Cherry Lime and Lemon Flavors:
Best flavors around! I’m still into Coconut, but Lemon is definitely reigning supreme these days.
Having a Cleaning Service:
When Claire was born, I made the decision to hire cleaners to come once every two or three weeks… It has been an absolute lifesaver. The fact of the matter is that I can either spend three hours working or three hours cleaning my house… And I need to work. It feels like a splurge but I decided to stop feeling guilty for it. It’s 100% necessary for my sanity. I found an local, family-owned company that uses all-natural cleaning products, like vinegar and baking soda. So I feel really great about supporting that business. And there is nothing as nice as coming home to a clean house… when you didn’t even lift a finger.
What are you loving lately?