Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Five @ 5

Revere Beach Two weeks ago.
1. Trader Joe's is a gift to us all. That store. I just... it's too good. Anyway, I tried two new-to-me Trader Joe's products this week and loved them both. First, their Citrus Medley Greek Whole Milk Yogurt. DELICIOUS. Tangy. Creamy. Amazing. Was recommended to me by a co-worker who said it tasted like a creamsicle. She was right, it does. A creamsicle that keeps you full all afternoon. It might have too much sugar in it for you healthy people, but I'll be buying more of it because it has less sugar in it than the Milky Way Simply Caramel I usually eat. Second, their Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask. I was feeling a little cranky and tired last night and needed a treat. I saw this and loved the packaging. It was only $3.99, and I was sold. Tried it when I washed my hair before bed and really liked it. Makes your hair conditioning experience feel a bit more luxurious and your hair smell like a trip to the beach. Good stuff. Love Trader Joe's.

2. I am in the middle of literally six different books right now and it's stressing me out. I don't know why. I watch more than one TV show, why can't I be reading more than one book? Anyway, my favorite out of the six right now is BrenĂ© Brown's Braving the Wilderness. Have you guys read it? It's really really really good. You should also watch her TED Talk. 

3. A truly wonderful recipe for Macaroni & Cheese from Smitten Kitchen. Usually Smitten recipes take hours and hours and every single pan in your kitchen. This was a snap. I think we all need some comfort food after this week, yes? Yes.   

4. I decided to stop wearing foundation for a little while. Not all makeup. I'm not Alicia Keys. Just foundation. I'm two days in, so far no one has screamed and run away from me. I have no idea why I started to really dislike foundation this week, but I did. I was washing my face Tuesday night and did my usual cleanse and splash. I looked in the mirror and all the gunk was still there. I grabbed a face cloth and gave my face a scrub, looked at the face cloth all covered in makeup and decided I just couldn't do it anymore. Something about covering my clean skin in a tinted mask everyday suddenly just seems really weird to me. Also, I've never been able to find a foundation that looks right on me. I don't think it makes me look any better than I look without it, it just makes me look a bit more pale. And yet I've used it for YEARS. I've never loved my skin. It's not the best. It's super sensitive. It gets red really easily. It is what it is. I've been working really hard lately to sort myself out and love myself a lot more than I have in the past. Part of that has been the idea of embracing my flaws and showing myself compassion. I've been focused on my internal flaws. I think I'll try and do this with my external flaws for a little while as well. 

5. What are you all doing this weekend? I'm spending a couple much-needed hours in the yoga studio, starting to learn the new BodyJam and BodyPump releases, reading a few pages from each of my six books, making a cozy-to-the-max tomato soup & grilled cheese dinner with Prom Date, and going to a birthday party.

Happy Friday, you guys. 

1 comment:

  1. Reading this makes me miss you so hard. Let’s get together to cook, not wear foundation, yoga-dance-n-pump, and do hair masks, so soon. Please?