Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday's Fab Finds

It's Friday again...and in extreme contrast to last week, it's hot as F outside. We apologize for complaining! Better get around to this weeks' faves, before we melt ...

Lori's picks:

Birds Eye Voila Garlic Chicken 
I picked up a monster bag of this at Costco and haven't looked back. A premade meal that I can heat up in a skillet in less than 20 minutes that isn't completely terrible for you? Sign me up. It has protein, a starch, and veggies all in one bag. And I don't need to cook pasta and drain it. F-ing sold. Give it a shot or save it for a night when you really want to order takeout.

Safari Hat
Since the weather has been so nice out, I've been bringing my son out as often as possible. Sunscreen is a struggle but I manage to get some on him but I wanted something to shade his eyes and face from the sun. A few months ago when I was at Costco, I found this hat and it's been a godsend in the hot (almost) summer sun. It has UPF 50+ and is super light and dries quickly. He actually likes it and keeps it on (for the most part). It was less than $10 and you can adjust the size so as long as it doesn't get lost this summer, I will definitely be able to use it for the next few years. They make adult ones as well.

Kristin's picks

Olly Women's Multivitamin
Okay, I'm not going to lie. I was drawn to the pretty packaging and bright colors (plus ooh! gummies!) of these vitamins when I was at Target the other day. Olly is a new brand of vitamins sold exclusively at Target, created by one of the co-founders of Method, which totally makes sense when you look at the branding. And I do love my Method products. I'm really bad at eating a balanced diet, not to mention super picky, so a vitamin is definitely a requirement as per my doctor. The problem is, I have a huge F'ing bottle of vitamins I got at Costco, and I never take them because A) they're giant horse pills that are hard to swallow and B) if you don't take them with a big meal, you feel sick afterward. So the bottle just sits there and it's a huge waste. I bought these and have taken them every day because they taste like candy! Yes, I realize there's some extra sugar, but if that's what it takes to get me to stick to an vitamin regimen, so be it. At least they're made with natural colors and flavors, unlike other gummies I've seen on the market.

Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion SPF 30
On the topic of natural ... I've mentioned before I'm all about using natural beauty products. Finding a daily moisturizer that's affordable, made from non-scary ingredients and includes a high SPF is tougher than you'd think, so I was excited when I spotted this one a few months ago. I've been using this lotion every day and it doesn't make me break out (a miracle) and I do think I've seen some improvement with fine lines and whatnot. I also love that it's under 20 bucks, and even cheaper if you use a 20% off Bed Bath and Beyond coupon. Target also has Cartwheel deals for Burt's Bees from time to time, like right now there's a 5% off coupon through July 4.  If you don't have the Cartwheel app, download it ASAP!

Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Risotto
I went to Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant in Atlantic City a few weeks ago and had the most ridiculous butternut squash risotto, so when I saw this at Trader Joe's I thought it couldn't hurt to try. Well, I wouldn't call it Ramsay quality but it was pretty F'ing good. Before I could think to take a picture this stuff was gone (and they don't have one online, sorry). Even my "I eat two bites of dinner if you're lucky" toddler ate it. Do yourself a favor and buy a bag of this ASAP. It takes 8 minutes to make and you cook it from frozen. F yeah!

Have a great weekend, F'ers! 


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