Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesdays!

I'm loving so many things today!

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First off, I'm absolutely head-over-heels loving this little guy, the newest addition to our family:

His name is Mars and he is a 9.5 week-old German Shepherd and just the cutest thing ever!!

The cats aren't sure what to make of him yet. He's been so good with them too - just sniffs them, and clearly wants to play!

Venus finally venturing out after 2 days of hiding! She'll go up to him when he's either asleep or in his crate. I have a feeling it's gonna take awhile for her to get used to him!

Ok, I could go on and on and on about the puppy, but I'll leave that for another post!

Here's what else I'm loving today:

I always seem to eat better in the summer - probably because there's more fresh produce available! I found this salad dressing last year and it's definitely one of my summer favorites! A little goes a long way, so I try to only use the serving size. It really is delicious on peaches, too!!

They make a bunch of flavors, but the Poppyseed is the only one I've ever tasted. I have a bottle of Ranch in my pantry but I gotta use up my Hidden Valley one first.

I love Sephora - especially their "impulse buy section." You know, where all the fun trial/travel sizes are. I could literally spend hours just checking out all the bins of stuff near the registers. And that's exactly how I found the product above. Ok, well I wasn't browsing around the trial sizes for hours, but you know what I  mean.  I got this 2.5 oz size for $5 and I am in love with the scent!! It's coconut and vanilla, but it also reminds me of fresh baked goods - yum! Granted, that's not everyone's cup of tea, but for me, it works!  It's super moisturizing and I love that it's paraben-free and made with organic products. When this stuff runs out, I will definitely be snagging the larger size and maybe even the perfume roll on. 

Here's a link to the whole product line (Pacifica) at Sephora

The last thing I'm loving today is the iPhone app, Fooducate

I actually discovered the app before I knew there was a blog by the same name.  I use this app everytime I go food shopping to be sure I'm making the healthiest decisions.  I love that you can compare items, get alternatives and that it saves your history so you can go back and review an item from your last shopping trip. I feel as though I'm becoming an informed consumer and learning a lot about the additives in food.  It's amazing sometimes to scan what you think is a "healthy" food choice, only to find out it's loaded with artificial sweeteners or ingredients on the FDA "toxic list." So now my grocery trips are about twice as long, because I'm scanning nearly everything that goes into my cart, but it's fun and I feel better knowing I'm spending my money wisely instead of on processed crap!

That's what I'm loving today! Happy Wednesday!


  1. Mars is TOO cute!!!! I love Fooducate too...I don't have an iphone but love that blog!

  2. Aw, what a sweet and cute pup! They really grow too fast.

    I also seem to eat better in the Summer...definitely a better variety of fresh produce. Plus with the hotter weather, eating hot and greasy foods just doesn't always sound appetizing.

  3. Your puppy is ADORABLE! What a cute little face! also, I LOVE that cocoa butter! You definitely have a lot of awesome things to be lovin'!