Things I’m Loving Lately

Happy almost long weekend! I’m gearing up for some kayaking, a cookout, and lots of fun in the sun. But before we get to the weekend I’ve been eager to share the things that I’m loving these days. I haven’t done one of these in a while and boy is this list eclectic!


enchantedforestI don’t recall where I first read about Joanna Basford’s coloring books but I high tailed it to the bookstore to pick up a copy. They had one remaining copy of her book Enchanted Forest and I snatched it up. I was first intrigued by how beautiful the drawings are and I wanted to find something that I could do when I realized I was mindlessly reading the entire internet. I’ve had this book since March and am loving it! If you are able to find a copy I highly recommend it!


gluten free shampooI have sensitive skin and for years get little red bumps on my scalp if I shampoo my hair daily. I shampoo my hair a few times a week but finally tried a gluten free shampoo and conditioner that worked with my hair. The first ones I tried didn’t work with my hair, it was straw like, but these are great for me. I still do not shampoo daily so I’m not sure the bumps have been taken care of but I love how allergy friendly this shampoo by Kirkland is. Way to go Costco! Bonus, you can buy it at amazon so no need for a Costco membership.


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I love the way this conditioner from Jason smells and it seems to really work with my hair.

Chia Pudding: this is such a great breakfast on so many levels. It is made the previous night so all I have to do is stumble out of bed and grab and go. Plus it is cool and requires no cooking a real bonus in the warmer months.

Harissa and Maple Roasted Carrots I cannot get enough of this dish! Harissa was new to me, it is a hot chili pepper paste (I got mine at Wegmans) and combined with the maple syrup and carrots the paste is not overwhelmingly spicy. Roasted carrots are probably more of a cold weather dish and I hesitated to add this but I think I could eat this regardless of the weather.

* Do you have an adult coloring books? I admit I’ve been a little obsessed with getting colored pencils and pens!

*Do you use gluten free beauty products?

*What are you loving these days?