Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! This is the official kick off to summer and as usual it looks like it is raining. This is a tradition that seems to happen every single year. Whatever your plans may be I hope you enjoy some fun and relaxation.
I do not have any huge plans myself. However, I was invited to a local wine festival on Sunday which I think is a definite possibility. Since there is one more day to go before the holiday weekend begins let’s focus on a few things that I think deserve a little shout out this week.
5/23: Friday’s Favorite Things
Blue Nail Polish – I am such a sucker for nail polish and I think an easy way to transform your look from season to season is to update your colors. I have been relying on a lot of dark grey and red shades since it’s been winter. Well no more! Spring flew by and now it is almost summer so I say to lighten up! Your nail polish that is. I have never used blue before, but I felt like going out on a limb and buying it. I am a huge fan of the Zoya line and use all of their products. Since I do wear nail polish a great deal of the time I stick to the organic choices that are available. The polish lasts as long as any of the drug store or salon brands, and I feel it is better for me. The prices are comparable too.
Green Superfood – Alas, I officially turned into someone I never thought I would be. I would never have thought I would become one of those “weirdos” who drinks green shakes. I have tried spinach in the past, and even though you cannot taste it I still get chunks of it. Blame it on my lesser blender, but I wanted to find something else that could get me an extra serving of greens thoughout the day. Even when you eat a healthy diet it is easy to be low on your vegetable intake. Since I usually do a protein shake a day after my workouts I have been adding a scoop of the good stuff to my drink and I have grown to really like the flavor. It is gluten free, vegan, raw and contains plenty of extra vitamins that I feel I miss on certain days.
Natural Calm – I guess this is the week for various powered supplements from Amazon. I have been drinking natural calm for a while now typically right before I am about to go to sleep. There have been studies that have shown that the magnesium helps to lull you to unconsciousness. Since our diets are typically lacking in magnesium there is an extra benefit there as well.
Tom’s Shoes – Oh Tom’s, how I love thee! These shoes are so darn comfortable and while I would like to own them in every color these are my sole pair. They have been great as the weather has transitioned to being a little warmer, but not totally hot enough to be wearing sandals or flip flops on the regular.
Nashville– I have a huge crush on country music and play it frequently in the car, on my Pandora and sometimes even in my workout mixes for the gym. I started watching the 2nd season of Nashville recently and it totally got me hooked. I ordered the 1st season last week, and I am making a very concerted effort to not totally binge watch. It is very difficult.
Question of the Day: What is one thing making you happy this week?