Favorite Things


It's time for our monthly list of things we love! We aren't paid for sharing these, but if that ever changes, I'll let you know :-) Okay, here we go... This list of reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight.

My best friend got me hooked on these face masks from Ulta.

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I love this Pineapple-Coconut-Cashew Rice recipe. I use crushed pineapple instead of pineapple chunks, but other than that I've followed the recipe to the letter and it is amazing.

This teenage ballerina shattering the stereotypes about what a "dancer's body" looks like.

7 Unknown Spots to Score Affordable Gym Clothes. I'd add Kohl's to this list. I've gotten a ton of stuff there.

This concealer from IT Cosmetics. Anyone else deal with dark under-eye circles? I've tried every concealer, from cheap to very much not cheap, and this is by far the best. It's really thick and sticky, so you only need an amount about the size of the head of a pin.

Are you cleaning your yoga mat regularly? If not, you probably want to start. I've been using this homemade version for years, taken from one of my favorite blogs.

This mouthwash. You use it twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. No bad breath all day and no morning breath (well, very minimal). One of those rare things you hear advertised that actually works the way it says it will. Love this stuff.

Adding lemon juice to roasted veggies. Nikki told me about this and it totally transforms how they taste. My favorite vegetables to roast lately are brussels sprouts. I buy the shaved version from Trader Joes, toss them in some olive oil, salt and pepper and then cook them at 425 for about 10 minutes. When they come out of the oven, I hit them with a squeeze of lemon juice. So good. You can do it with any veggies. I swear it works on almost anything.

Hope you'll check them out!