This winter has been a season of sickness at our house. It seems that Tim, Jack and I keep passing the same illness around to one another, and this has been going on for weeks-and-weeks! As soon as we think we’re in the clear, we’re right back in the thick of it! Here’s to hoping a little warmth and sunshine during our upcoming Florida trip will do the trick at healing us all!
Target Date with my Little
On Tuesday, Jack and I went to Target in search of a bin to hold all of his toys! I found a toy chest I really liked, but I decided to hold off on that purchase and just go with a large navy storage tub for now. I figure that for $7, this will work just fine and we can get something nicer down the road. Eventually I see us using the tub for outside toys and sports balls. On our shopping list was the toy tub and Amazing Grass – my go-to for weakened immune systems and sicknesses of any kind. (Read more about my love this brand here.) I was pumped because the supplement was on clearance for only $17 and so I happily walked away with two containers. Along with this trip included plenty of giggles and fun times with my little. He is just so fun right now and I’m trying to soak up these days as much as I can!
I know Piada Italian Street Food is still more of an Ohio thing (although it’s slowly making it’s way into Indiana, Michigan and Texas), but I can’t say enough good things about one of my favorite quick-service restaurants. It’s basically set-up in the same model as Chipotle, but instead of burritos you make Piadas (wraps), Salads, or Pasta dishes. My favorite order is a salad or pasta bowl with as many veggie toppings as I can pack-in, including grilled chicken, artichokes, arugula, mushrooms, tomatoes, parmesan, and then top it with Pomodoro and Basil Pesto sauces. So, so good! Last month I signed up for their email list, and this week I was happy to see a Buy One Get One offer in my email. You can bet that we’ll be hitting up Piada for dinner soon! In other news, meals I’ve been obsessing over lately include chicken burrito bowls from Chipotle with guacamole and white rice (Sorry, but the brown just can’t compete!) and the tofu sushi roll in a seaweed wrap with all the veggies from Fusian. Sounds a little out there, but I promise it is delicious!
It’s here! It’s here! Last week I teased about Beautycounter’s new product launch, and on Tuesday the release went live. Beautycounter launched its new product collection called Beautycounter + , a collection of nine new products, three unique sets that cater to specific skincare needs.
Each set includes a mask, a mist and a face oil:
No. 1 – The Brightening Collection awakens dull skin and uses Vitamin C to boost radiance. It’s best for those who are looking to even out skin tone, decrease the look of sunspots and age spots, and overall want fresher and brighter skin!
- Product options for this Collection include: No. 1 Brightening Facial Mask, No. 1 Brightening Facial Mist, No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil, No. 1 Brightening Spa Set, No. 1 Brightening Collection
No. 2 – The Plumping Collection restores and firms skin using peony. These products are great for hydrating dry skin, and I highly recommend for anyone who has mature skin or struggles with getting enough moisture into their skin care routine.
- Product options for this Collection include: No. 2 Plumping Facial Mask, No. 2 Plumping Facial Mist, No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil, No. 2 Plumping Spa Set, No. 2 Plumping Collection
No. 3 – The Balancing Collection uses activated charcoal to even skin tone and prevent breakouts. This Collection is the best choice for those who have oily or combination skin, or are likely to suffer from breakouts.
- Product options for this Collection include: No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask, No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist, No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil, No. 3 Balancing Spa Set, No. 3 Balancing Collection
I have been sharing more about each collection throughout the week on my Facebook page, but this is a quick overview on the new products’ purposes. Each collection is a great addition to our skin care regimens – the Essential Nourishing Collection and the Countertime Rejuvenating Collection. The products are available in full-size sets, travel spa sets (great for sampling and of course travel), and as individual products. If you have any questions on the products, or need help deciding what Collection would work best for you, let me know and I would be happy to help!
I ordered a few new things for spring from Old Navy last week, and I just so happen to run across these adorable Triple-Strap Block-Heel Sandals. I loved the look of these as they are dead ringers for similar block-heeled pairs that are sold at stores like Madewell, but for mere pennies compared to the pricier versions. I ordered a pair in New Cognac, and am debating on ordering them in black as well. I’m really looking forward to wearing them this spring with jeans and dresses! I bought a couple pairs of boots and flats from Old Navy this past fall, and was incredibly impressed with the comfort and quality they offered. Here’s to hoping these shoes are similar in wear!
On Monday I have a manicure appointment at my favorite spa ever – Woodhouse Day Spa! I had a pedicure last month, but it’s been a while since I’ve had my hands done as well. I am excited to have them looking great for our trip. It’s been a long winter paired with a lot of sickness and hand washing, and my cuticles and hands could really use a little extra hydration and special treatment. PS – If you ever go to Woodhouse, order the Cinnamon Tea and the flavored water. Last time I went the water was flavored with fresh mango and strawberries! It was one of my favorite combinations ever, and I’ll have to remember it for the spring / summer!