A few of my favorite things (right now)
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Hey kids, I hope you guys all had a lovely start to your week. I was a bit bummed yesterday cause I had to come home from Tucson before Geoff (curse my few vacation days...) So he is still there soaking up the sun and golfing till Wednesday. So, to cheer myself up while my partner in crime is out of town, I am focusing on some of my fave new little treat discoveries. Nothing crazy, just little things that brighten my day.


1. Photography Apps on my iPhone
I am obsessed with Hipstamatic & Shake-It Photo (I used them to make the super fun snaps above, I am even using them for a photo for our thank-you cards.) Love using technology to make something old school cool.

2. Tofu Shirataki Noodles
How is it possible to eat pasta and it be low carb, fat free, & only 20 calories a serving?!! Its like magic!! I am officially hooked on these babies. Thanks to my future mother-in-law and sis-in-law for recommending them. I need some good options now more than ever because, with my wedding dress fitting being only a month away, I am trying to be really good. These will help me squelch the carb craving in a healthy way.

3. Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis
Bride diet or no bride diet, I must have chocolate. And its my favorite in cake form. Geoff came home with a big stack of these things the other day (just another reason he is the best ever...) and (at 150 calories a pop) they are the perfect way to have my cake and eat it too-without derailing that hard ass spin class I just finished.

4. Obaji Clenziderm Starter Set
Hello genius skincare! If you have read my blog at all, you know that I have struggled with the dreaded acne all my life. I just finished a big round of (painful, expensive) laser treatments and now have lovely clear skin for my wedding, but I was getting stress breakouts. Not cool. So, to keep my newly acquired pretty skin under control, I am using this kit as prescribed by my derm. It is amazing! Thank you Jesus for this product. I'm no expert, but this is the only skincare product on the market with the solubilized  form of Benzoyl Peroxide, which basically means that it is small enough to actually penetrate pores instead of just sitting on top of the skin doing jack-squat. Read more here.

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