I love sharing some of my favorites with you, so here are some things I’m loving these days.
This week it has been cloudy and rainy, but up until this week the weather has been quite nice! I know I complain about the weather up here a lot. But, you guys, we are actually having a real summer!! Now, technically, this picture was taken in our greenhouse, but I assure you the temperature has been that temperature at least a few times. I think I am the only person in Alaska who likes the weather this warm!!
I am a sucker for naturally-flavored sparkling waters like LaCroix. I was in Target browsing the beverage aisle, and I saw these Spindrift seltzers. I immediately knew they were new, and I noticed there were only a few boxes left (a good indicator they are delicious!). Plus they were on sale, I picked up a box. I think the fresh-squeezed juices takes them over the top and makes them better than LaCroix. I still like LaCroix, but I do like these better.
Brooks Distance Hoodie
These Brooks Distance Hoodies were branded with the Her Tern Half Marathon logo, and I am loving this sweatshirt so much. Lately I’ve been liking zip-ups more than pull-over sweatshirts, and this one is incredibly soft and cozy. The body and arm length is perfect for my 5’7″ frame, and I am refusing to wash it until absolutely necessary because I know it will lose its softness.
Running On Om Podcast
I don’t listen to many podcasts, but I have listed to a few episodes from the Running On Om series, and I love them–especially the ones with Lauren Fleshman, who I just found out officially retired from running. The podcasts are really well done, and the information is insightful and thought-provoking.
I had a different Clarisonic for several years (maybe 5??) until it finally wouldn’t take a charge anymore. I held off buying a new one because I didn’t think I needed one that bad. It is one of those things where you-don’t-know-what-you’ve-got-til-it’s-gone because within a few days the skin on my face wasn’t very smooth anymore, and I didn’t feel like I could get my face very clean. When I realized how much I loved having a Clarisonic, I quickly bought a new one, and I love using it every night. Now I just need to find a new cleanser to buy.
Black Cup Coffee
I have been wanting to go to Black Cup coffee shop here in Anchorage, but in the meantime I picked up a pound of their whole bean coffee at the grocery store. I am not one to drink coffee black, but this is actually pretty legit on its own without any cream. I love the bold flavor, and the fact it is local.
Hamilton Beach Food Processor
My previous food processor had been broke for, oh probably at least 2 or 3 years. It still worked, but the cover had broken in a couple different places and it was often too small for the things I made. I finally searched Amazon for a new one and found several that were around $100 that had good reviews. However, then I came across this Hamilton Beach Food Processor with Bowl Scraper for $35 with 1500 reviews and 4.5 stars. I was sold.
So far I love it! I can’t believe how quiet it is (relatively speaking) as my previous one was seriously deafening. And now with a 10-cup capacity, I have no problems fitting everything in it.
Dave’s Killer Bread – White Done Right
I usually buy the whole grain/wheat variety of breads, but this one caught my eye as Dave’s Killer Bread is known for being hearty, healthy, and great tasting. This ‘white done right’ version did not disappoint. It contains wheat flour and an ancient grains flour blend, yet it still has that soft texture of your traditional white bread. I will be buying this again in the future.
I am not much of a make-up guru, but when I discovered this primer, I knew it was a winner. I first got a sample of the Hourglass primer at Sephora and after trying it a couple of times, I was sold. It is not cheap, not cheap at all but a little goes a long ways.
This evening I’m coaching the first practice for the summer/fall session of Raven Run Club. If you are interesting in joining a running group in Anchorage, check out the link. I promise it is a lot of fun and conducive to all abilities.
What new thing are you loving lately?
Any podcast recommendations?
What is your favorite facial cleanser?