The sun is out, watermelon is on sale at every grocery store and it’s finally seasonally appropriate to bear my midriff.
June, you’re kind of great.
(As are these five things I’m loving this month!)
My sister Hayley had me try this a few weeks ago — it was good enough to convince me to break up with my beloved Chanel mascara for good! Blinc looks extremely natural and creates super long lashes without clumping. It won’t make your lashes very plump, but I prefer it that way. The best part? The waterproof tubes this stuff creates around your lashes is durable all day, but comes off so easily at night. You don’t even need eye makeup remover! When you wipe it off in the shower it kind of looks like all of your eyelashes are falling out, but no need to run to the mirror in a panic like I did — it’s just the tubes.
The first time I made this, Scott dropped the pan as he pulled it out of the oven, spilling approximately ten servings all over our impossible to clean jute kitchen rugs. I’m not sure which is more upsetting — the fact that it took Scott 3 hours to remove the sticky crumble from the rugs, or that 10 servings of the tastiest crisp in the world had to be composted. (Seriously…I would have eaten this stuff off the floor if it hadn’t been completely filled with jute fibers.)
The recipe is ridiculously simple, and the perfect summer treat. It’s great with fresh strawberries, but I also experimented with frozen blueberries and had great success! Bonus — you can easily make this gluten-free by using almond flour and subbing the oats for chopped almonds.
I’ve been purchasing 8×8 Pyrex baking dishes (super cheap at Target or Wal-Mart!), baking a batch of crisp in them, and giving them away as housewarming/hostess gifts. Easy, affordable, and always a hit.
I was introduced to La Croix this past weekend while on a girls trip. After guzzling 9 cans of it over the course of two days, it’s fairly safe to say I’m hooked. La Croix is calorie free, natural and comes in all the flavors. It’s also far more affordable than my cherished Pellegrino, but tastes every bit as good. (Sorry, Pelly.) Every flavor under the sun is available at Target; you can also snag the unflavored version in bulk at Costco.
I started this book last night, and have already gleaned loads of practical monetary information that I can start applying right away. The book was recommended to me by my younger brother (a financial whiz in his own right) and details a consistent, low-risk approach to wealth management– it’s based on a Nobel Prize-winning investment strategy that takes just twenty minutes to implement! The book reads quickly and easily, and is a great first step in my summer goal of learning more about financial tactics and investing.
5. Belgian dark chocolate covered coconut
I’ve come to accept the fact that my sweet tooth is 100% out of control. That’s why I love this stuff from Costco. Think big chunks of raw, toasted coconut covered in dark chocolate that’s 73% cacao. It’s a great source of antioxidants and healthy fats, and there are thirteen–yes thirteen–pieces per serving. Truly a treat you don’t have to feel guilty about! (Unless you eat 5.3 servings for dinner like someone I know did…but we’re not going to talk about that.)
What are you loving this month? I contemplated adding my new Birkenstocks to this list, but decided my hippie granola shoes deserved their own, detailed post.
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