Thursday, May 5, 2016

What I’m Loving Lately 64

Hi, friends! Happy FRIDAY to you!

I haven’t written a What I’m Loving Lately post in weeks now, which means I have quite the round-up of fun, cool things to tell you about. Are you ready? Here we go… What I am loving lately!

Magnetic boards in Quinn’s playroom – How cute are these boards?! I got them from Wayfair and there’s a bunch of different ones available, all painted in beautiful watercolors, including a dinosaur, elephant, and whale. They’re just plain adorable, but also perfect for displaying Quinn’s artwork.

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These 11 Restaurants In Massachusetts Don’t Look Like Much… But WOW, They’re Good – For the locals… I’ve only been to one of these restaurants so far, but the rest sound pretty amazing!

Reebok’s new “25,915 Days” video – As a mom and life-long athlete, it definitely hit home and made me think about how I spend my days. It’s definitely worth a watch!

Being featured in this article (7 Health Bloggers Reveal Their Weight-Loss Secrets) along with some really well-know health and fitness bloggers – What an incredible honor! It totally made my week!

Facet extender – Q-Man is still too small to reach the facets in our house to wash his hands, so these facet extenders are the best invention ever. You should have seen his face the first time he used it. He was so psyched!

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How to Fuel for a Marathon or Half Marathon – Great, realistic advice from my friend Anne!

My first weight belt – Five years after starting CrossFit and lifting heavy, I finally bought one! I actually thought I didn’t need a weight belt, so I’d go without or borrow a friend’s when I lifted heavy, but now I realize how much of a difference it makes. I can’t believe I waited so long! I bought a women’s weight belt from Schiek (in purple) that has a narrower fit, and I lovvvve it. I’m so glad I finally decided to buy one!

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This article on progesterone helping IBD inflammation – In rats, but still cool!

Chef’n Twist Handheld Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer – I love this thing! It comes with 3 different blades, so you can make thick ribbons, small julienne and large julienne noodles, which means the options are endless. I can’t wait to make all sorts of fun, healthy salads this summer!

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How to cook salmon 10 different ways – Awesome round-up and super helpful to my cooking fish goal for the year!

Elastic waist jeans (aka “pull-on leggings“) – Ooooh, yes. I’ve received so many compliments on the jeans pictured below, I just had to share my little secret. I actually got them from Stitch Fix, but the brand is Liverpool and they’re similar to maternity jeans, but a lot more flattering. They’re comfy and stylish, so I wear them alllll the time! Just pull ’em up!

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Balls to the wall medicine ball workout – I love a good medicine ball workout!

Anchor Rope Coasters – How adorable are these coasters? They’re actually from CVS/pharmacy, which has all sorts of cute nautical-themed items for super cheap right now!

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Cheerios at Whole Foods – Surprised?! I actually wasn’t surprised, but I was definitely excited, so I snapped a pic to share on Snapchat. If you didn’t know already, all of General Mill’s cereals are free of artificial flavors and colors! Awesome.


Shrimp Chopped Salad with Citrus Cilantro Dressing – This looks so fresh and delicious– must make ASAP!

Dapper Bristol Watch – Love, love, love! It’s a beautiful watch, but casual too with its deep brown leather band and bright blue hands. I plan to wear it a ton this summer. It was given to me by the nice folks from Daniel Washington, and they offered to give you guys a special discount to save 15% when you order from Just use TINA at checkout. The code is valid from today until May 30th.


Question of the Day

Elastic waist jeans: Yay or nay? 

P.S. Thinking about crossing a marathon off your bucket list this year? Here’s how to get an entry to the Chicago Marathon or New York City Marathon!

from Carrots 'N' Cake