Friends! How was your January? Were you able to escape the cold and dreary weather?
We had a few days of sunshine but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t desperately waiting for spring to arrive. I can’t wait to be able to wear something other than sweatpants and flannels for a change. Fingers crossed it gets here soon!
In the meantime, let’s take a look at my favorite finds from the past month. Cheers to a fabulous February!
Favorite Breakfast: Banana Bread French Toast. Okay so this is literally slices of banana bread cooked like French toast. Can we say genius?
Favorite Appetizer: Cauliflower Buffalo Wings. If you haven’t discovered Hot For Food on YouTube yet, you are seriously missing out. Lauren is hilarious and her recipes always look insanely delicious. I’m especially dying to trying these cauliflower wings. They look perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.
Favorite Bowls: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Harvest Bowls. I adore simple and healthy recipes like this. All you have to do is roast some veggies in the oven, boil some quinoa and whip up a flavorful tahini dressing. It doesn’t get much easier to eat healthy and delicious food than that!
Favorite Travel Destination: Charleston, South Carolina. Brandon and I have plans to visit Charleston for our anniversary in April and I’ve had a really hard time finding a reasonably priced place to stay. It’s crazy expensive! If you’ve been and you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them!
Favorite Book: A Dog’s Purpose. I’ve gone a full month without bringing any electronics with me to bed at night which means I’ve been reading a lot more. I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and it was sooo adorable. We’ve been thinking about adopting a new furry friend soon and this book made me want to immediately run to the shelter and scoop one (maybe two) up to bring home.
Favorite Dry Skin Saver: Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence. My skin gets so dry during the winter and this facial spray has been my saving grace. I spritz it on when I wake up in the morning and after I shower at night and it feels so refreshing.
Favorite Documentary: At the Fork. We randomly stumbled upon this documentary this month and decided to give it a go. It’s about an omnivore husband and his vegetarian wife. After hearing her side for several years, the husband (who also happens to be a filmmaker) agreed to travel across the country and interview farmers firsthand to hear their perspective and see exactly what takes place in the animal agriculture industry. It was refreshing to see a documentary that isn’t showing you undercover videos but rather an honest look taken directly from the people that call this their livelihood. I think it’s a powerful film that’s important for all Americans to see.
Favorite Toast: Mushrooms on Toast with Creamy White Bean Spread. I’m obsessed with mushrooms and could easily eat this toast for lunch on repeat every day. It’s simple, healthy, and it looks soooo delicious.
Favorite Beauty Sampler: Customized Foundation/Concealer Sample Kit. I’ve gotten pretty strict about replacing my beauty products with non-toxic and cruelty-free brands whenever I run out of something. With limited options at the store, I often end up looking for things online but don’t want to buy something without seeing the color and quality in-person. These sampler kits from Safe and Chic are the perfect solution. For $15 they send you samples of 9 different foundations and concealers so that you can see which one you like best. I’ve tried about 5 of them so far and am really impressed with the quality. It’s a great way to find something that works for you!
Favorite Instagram: Chelsea Kauai. This girl is from Kauai and she travels to the most stunning places across the world with some very talented photographers by her side. Whether it’s of Hawaii or not, I’m constantly in awe of the breathtaking shots that she posts.
Favorite Kitchen Find: Heath Ceramics Salt & Pepper Shakers. Is it completely ridiculous for me to be sharing salt & pepper shakers with my favorites? Sorry, I can’t help it. I just love them so much. Especially because they are made in California. ;)
Favorite Dessert: One Bowl Vegan Dark Chocolate Salted Brownies. My jaw dropped when I saw these. How incredible do they look?!