Sunday, May 25, 2014

6 Things I'm Loving Right Now, Vol. 5

In case you're wondering, there's no action on the baby front just yet. I had a few people predict that it would happen this weekend, but it doesn't look like that will be the case. C'MON DOWN, BABY! You're the next contestant on that which is life! We are all anxious to meet you. Very anxious. But since there's really nothing I can do to make it all happen a bit quicker, I'm proceeding as per the usual. And when it comes to Daily Dose, that means it's time for another roundup of things I'm loving right now.

1) Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Ancient Grain Oatmeal
I picked this stuff up on a whim at Whole Foods a month or two ago. I tend to buy random things whenever I have a gift card, and I like having instant hot cereal on hand for rushed and/or lazy mornings—OMG this stuff is so good. And good for you. And gluten-free, if that's your thing. Expensive, sure. But worth it. Not at all too sweet or sugar-laden, which makes it perfect for a scoop of peanut butter, some banana slices and a handful of raspberries. Or whatever your taste buds desire.

2) The Grill 

It's out and being used in full force. We've had so many great meals on it already, and summer has hardly begun. I'm looking forward to fresh corn...we've picked up a few ears from the grocery store, but it's all shipped in right now. You seriously can't beat corn right from the farm. Our farmer's market starts next weekend, but it'll take some time before the corns starts rolling in, that's for sure. Until then, we'll keep adding salads and fruit and whatever to our grilled meat of choice.

3) Songza

Whether you use the app or the actual website, this music service is incredible. My sister turned me on to it this week, claiming it was loads better than Pandora. She was right. It really is. Songza aims to be a musical concierge of sorts, picking out playlists for you based on mood, activity, or in the tradition genre/artist way, too. You can pay a small monthly subscription for more options, but I've been rocking the free version without a problem (or add interruption). I haven't used it for a workout yet, but anticipate it being awesome in that realm, too.

Note: The following item was sent to me in an Influenster VoxBox free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are, obviously, my own and in no way persuaded by the free-ness of it all.

4) Profoot Pedi-Rock
Last week, I got the #GoVoxBox from Influenster. Out of all the products it contained, I think I was the most excited to test out the Profoot Pedi-Rock. Because let's be honest, anything that pampers the feet is a winner, even if it takes some power on my part. And so the Pedi-Rock, it's essentially a pumice stone. Now, I've used my fair share of pumice stones in the past but there's something different about this one. It seriously rocks (pardon the pun). Maybe it's the fact that it's actually a bit squishy so it can conform to your foot. Or maybe it's the fact that I'm using it on dry (not wet) skin. I really can't say, except that it really works. And trust me, my feet suck. So if you like to use a pumice stone, or if you need one, then you might want to seek out one of these bad boys.

5) Sally Hansen "Get Juiced" Nail Polish with a Seche Vite Top Coat

Sticking with the foot theme for a minute, I seem to fall in love with at least one nail polish every summer, and it's usually a pink/coral shade that goes with everything. This year, it's "NAME" by Sally Hansen. I don't paint my nails too often, but I almost always have color on my toes. And since my toes take a beating, I need a good top coat. Seriously, drop every top coat you've been using and buy some Seche Vite. Runners, thank me later. It might as well be liquid steel. For example, I wore it over my Sally Hansen polish when we were in Florida...beach sand usually makes a glossy top coat go dull, but not with this stuff. I swear.

6) "Mommy stay right here...two minutes."
We've successfully transitioned to a big-girl bed...thus far, we've only found Hannah asleep by the door on two occasions. Nap times take some work, but that's to be expected since it's still so bright out. She likes to get out of bed and play. But at night, it usually takes a few minutes of cuddling to get her to fall asleep, and I soak up every last second of it. The best part: When she throws her arms around my neck, closes her eyes and smiles. I could stay like that with her forever.

Question: What are you loving right now?


jillconyers said...

I love love the nail polish! And grilling too!

TorontoGirlWest said...

I love the look of the watermelon on your plate! Made me crave some right away!!! lol

And right now, I'm loving pho! It's kind of grey and rainy today and I'm all about giant bowls of soup in this weather! :)

PS: I'm a fellow I'm Fit Possible Ambassador and found you through the Facebook group!

Smitha (SD Mom) said...

Tara, my favorite thing about my daughter's big girl bed is to bale to stretch out next to her and breathe in her little girl smell. Precious moments! I am also a fellow I'm Fit Possible. Check my blog out at

adailydoseoffit said...

It's the best, isn't it. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be checking out your blog...

adailydoseoffit said...

I need to investigate this pho thing. I've never had it, but everyone raves about it!

adailydoseoffit said...

It's the perfect summer color, really!

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