Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Favorite Finds

The hated summer cold has been making it's way through our house the last two weeks, never fun dealing with runny noses, itchy eyes, and generally feeling less than 100%.  We've still be as busy as ever, attending gymnastics, soccer, storytime, and playground playdates all in addition to our own backyard shenanigans.

A few random items that I'm slowly becoming obsessed with and thought were worth sharing...

Okay, so yeah, another rosé recommendation coming from some one who just enjoys drinking wine, not studying or knowing the ins and outs of vintages and grapes.  Cotes du Rhone 2014 is the perfect summer wine, light and refreshing, but not at all sweet.  It still has a crisp fruity taste, but doesn't make me pucker and it's just smooth.  It's under $15 and has a 4 star rating on, so that's something.

Saint Lucifer Spice. People... I wish I would have thought to include this in a Father's Day gift post, but find a way to order it (like on amazon) and put it on everything.  It's basically a hot sauce that isn't a sauce but a dry spice, read all about it here.  It's pretty much perfect on everything from eggs, meat, seafood, soups, and of course bloody marys.  I actually found out about it when a friend served their Bloody Mary recipe at a birthday party and actually loved it.  I'm in the mimosa camp to bloodys, but this was so good I asked for the secret recipe and made them for Father's Day.  And best of all, it's a local Philadelphia made product!

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray.  My hair is in major need of a cut, I think I last went before the holidays. I've been living with a perpetual top knot, and this spray - which I've seen recommended on lots of beauty lists - has actually kept my hair looking decent instead of a massive frizz fest.   Also, not a new find since I'm pretty sure it was one of my first blogging topics way back in the day, but my goody spin pins are keeping my top knots together.  When my hair gets too long, but usually messy bun is just too out of control.  With the spin pins, I can actually just twist my wet hair into a bun and it'll say all day, no hair tie needed.  So if you were out of the loop, consider yourself in.

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars.  I pick these up at Wegman's, so I'm not sure what other stores they are sold in, but with all the running around from activities to the gym to running errands, I always have at least 2 or 3 of these in my bag.  They are perfect for the kids, they don't make the mess of cheddar bunnies and probably give them more nutrition too. Not to mention I love them too.

Lastly, my Nanette Lepore one piece swimswuit.  I have a hard time finding a one piece that is flattering and love this one for being stylish, but still "mom" appropriate.  It's currently marked down and you can get an extra 20% with code "bananas".

What are you loving at the moment?


  1. cute bathing suit! And my husband would totally love that spice- good to know!

  2. First of all, that bathing suit is so cute! Second, those fig bars are so good! They sell them at Costco here and we first tried them at our friends house and Mason was hooked. And third, I'm about to find me some of that rose! Yum!

  3. that swimsuit is GORGEOUS! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. I hope you all feel better soon!


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