Can you believe it’s June already? Summer’s just around the corner! I’m excited to share some of my favorite things from the past month with you, ranging from clothing, accessories, and beauty items to home goods, multi-media picks, and food.
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Clothes & Accessories
I couldn’t think of anything new I’ve been wearing this past month that I haven’t already shared with you in previous favorites. The “momiform” is a real thing! For me, it’s jeans with a tank top layered under a loose v-neck tee and comfy sneakers. Boring, I know, but oh so practical. I thought I’d share a peek at my diaper bag instead as there’s been a lot of interest in that. I plan to do a proper post dedicated to what I pack in mine very soon.
❊ Skip Hop Forma Backpack – I searched far and wide for the perfect diaper bag and finally settled on this backpack. It meets all of my diaper bag needs: lightweight and easy to use while babywearing with great built-in organization. I love the teal interior which makes it easier to see items inside. I find I don’t actually carry this with me on a daily basis since my daughter’s wake times are still quite short and we don’t go out for long, so I leave it in the car most of the time. So far I use it the most when we go to someone’s house or when traveling and it works out great. More details on what I pack in it soon to follow.
❊ Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Key Pouch – Don gave this beauty to me as a birthday gift this year and it has come in so handy as a new mama. I keep my most used cards, ID, health card, my car key, and a some cash inside. I like to babywear my daughter when running errands and this pouch fits in my back pocket so I can keep my hands free.
I was first introduced to the Drunk Elephant brand of skincare when I received the C-Firma Day Serum in a Popsugar Must Have Special Edition box last spring. I instantly fell in love with the product. I felt like it visibly reduced the fine lines on my forehead. I switched over to Juice Beauty skincare after I became pregnant as my skin cleared up and I wanted (and only needed) to use very mild products. My skin started acting up a little about three months postpartum and I remembered how much I liked the day serum, so I took advantage of the Sephora spring VIB sale to buy a bunch of the Drunk Elephant products to try.
Guess what? I absolutely love them all. In addition to the day serum, two of my other favorites include the Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil, which I use at night, and the Shaba Complex Eye Serum, which I use morning and night. I’m thinking of posting an updated skincare routine this summer featuring these products and some others from the line. It’s always great to find effective skincare formulated with high quality ingredients that is safe to use while pregnant or nursing.
We go through a lot of hand soap with an infant in the house. I like how gentle the Up&Up soaps are. My favorites are the Aloe Vera and Milk and Honey scents. They get the job done well without drying out my hands. It’s nice that you can buy them in bulk size and decant into your own dispensers as well. I fell in love with the Threshold Oil Can tall and short soap dispensers on a Target run last month and I now have one at every sink in our house.
❊ Episodes – Don and I started watching Episodes earlier last month. We love it! I think it’s absolutely hilarious. I like that the characters are clumsy and flawed enough to be likable even though all of them do despicable things at one point or another. Matt LeBlanc does an amazing job playing a parody of himself as a self-destructive has-been actor struggling with the reality that his hit tv show days are behind him. I love the dry and sarcastic banter of the British couple who play the writers of LeBlanc’s new sitcom. I can always count on the show to make me laugh.
❊ YouTubers – I had the pleasure of meeting some really sweet fellow Erin Condren Life Planner lovers at Geaux Wild in New Orleans. I was introduced to some fellow YouTubers who make awesome videos that I wanted to share. JenPlans is a sweet SAHM with three littles and a true blue Erin Condren fan. She gives great reviews of EC products, which features her super neat handwriting!
I sat next to CiaraHoneyDip at a special dinner one night and had the best time chatting with her. She has an amazing lifestyle channel that covers topics ranging from health and fitness, beauty and product reviews, home tours and life advice, and of course, planner videos. If you love planner videos, please consider checking out these two channels and showing these amazing women some love.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Starbucks obsession, but it’s back and it’s sooooo good. I started taking my daughter and pup for long walks into town when the weather warmed up last month. Starbucks is the perfect halfway point and pitstop for a snack. My go-to at the moment is a tall iced decaf caramel macchiato with extra caramel (that part is key!). I’ve been off caffeine for several years now so my tolerance for it is especially low. You’d think I’ve had three shots of full strength espresso after one of these decaf drinks. I’m bouncing off the walls! It is such treat and an extra special one when paired with the delicious raspberry loaf. The icing at the top is my favorite and I save that for the last few bites. So delicious!
If you’d like to hear more about my favorites this month, check out this video:
It’s giveaway time! As you may know, I’m a big Erin Condren fan. The new Life Planners and accessories launch today! I wanted to share the EC love with some of you. The May 2016 Favorites Giveaway will run until Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. FIVE winners will receive a $200 ErinCondren.com electronic gift card.
You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways). I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.
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I would love to know what some of your May favorites were if you care to share.
Here comes the sun! ☀️
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