holding half of a turkey sandwich

Weekend Favorites: A few things I’m loving lately

Sharing a few things I’ve been loving lately in this weekend favorites, plus plenty of amazing links with delicious recipes, articles, and more!

I got home from Minnesota late Wednesday night. We had no food in the fridge so the next morning I woke up to Trader Joe’s and did a huge grocery store run. Grocery stores just so happen to be my favorite way to start my morning. Seems weird, but then again that’s exactly what I am.

When I first moved to Chicago, I’d walk a few miles to the grocery store and spend my sweet time browsing the aisles and exploring interesting food products. It was always one of my favorite slow ways to start the day after my workout. I should really do more of it.

Anyway this week I got the most amazing pumpernickel bread from TJ’s and made turkey sandwiches with basil, spinach, avocado, nutritional yeast (a new TJ’s item), turkey and dijon. I had been craving a really good turkey sandwich and this was certainly satisfying.

holding half of a turkey sandwich

What else am I loving lately?

Plants: I’m officially becoming a plant lady and absolutely love my patio garden. We’ve even started to add a few to our home as well. Are there any other plants you would recommend for in the home?

The Handmaid’s Tale: If you haven’t watched this yet, it’s a MUST. I even downloaded Hulu just to order it.

Game of Thrones: I’ve literally been waiting an entire year for this SUNDAY! Is anyone else as excited as I am?

Bagels: I have been CRAVING bagels lately. I’m talkin’ about a pumpernickel bagel or everything bagel with veggie cream cheese. GIVE THE BAGELS to me. Does anyone know of any good bagel shops in Chicago? Not a huge Chicago Bagel Authority fan just because I don’t love steamed bagels. I prefer toasted.

Long walks with good music: Plenty of you always ask me where I get my music. Truth is, it’s a lot of exploration on Spotify and guess what?! You can follow me here on Spotify too and get access to all of my playlists.

Ghee butter. YES Ghee butter. Fourth and Heart were sweet enough to send me some of their products to try. They’re delicious. I love the sea salt ghee butter with my popcorn and also for cooking over medium eggs. We also love it the truffle ghee butter mixed with garlic to make our own garlic bread. It is TOO good.

Coconut Turmeric Theo clusters. THESE are so so good. Like absolutely addicting.

Wedding planning. I’m actually getting into it now, but also still feel overwhelmed with the entire process. Sometimes it seems to be going well, but then I realize I only have FOUR months to go and my heart races with all the little details. I know we’ll get there eventually! Also, how do you guys feel about day of coordinators? Yay or nay?

bowl of yogurt with banana slices, blueberries and granola

Other things I’m loving lately (food, clothes + good reads):

This delicious green bean salad. Inspiring me to make my own ASAP!

An adorable backpack for your weekends on-the-go

Really enjoyed reading this article about where our next salad might come from.

Have you tried socca before?

This dress and this romper are perfect for summertime events (even weddings!)

This skillet cheesy corn DIP. I need lots of chips for this madness.

Strawberry quinoa salad with SAFFRON. Omg, I bet this tastes amazing.

Shorts that will go with everything? Yes please!

Crushing HARD on this VEGAN chocolate pie.

How to take a detoxifying bath. The answer when you’re stressed.

This white, ruffled top to pair with your favorite denim!


Hope you guys have a GREAT weekend! Let me know what else you’re loving lately. xoxo!

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