I don’t know about you but this has been the most unproductive week so far for me.
And that’s ok. I am SO over cooking & doing dishes. I didn’t try any new recipes & barely baked anything (only Alex’s favorite cookies for his birthday). I think I’ve eaten all the chicken I can handle at the moment LOL!
Some repeat recipes that we made this week were: Garlic Mussels in White Wine Sauce (from my blog & added some scallops to it), Chicken Parmesan & Alex’s favorite Peanut Butter Blossom cookies. One night we had pasta with jarred sauce- that is how over cooking I am! We typically prefer homemade sauce (like my dairy free bolognese) but I just couldn’t muster the energy this week. And seriously no shade to jarred sauce lovers at all (Rao’s is the best in my opinion).
One new thing I did this week was use Instacart to get my food shopping done. I don’t know if I’ll be using it again. Yes it was easy to use, saved me a trip to the store & I got most of my order. But there’s just something out picking out my own produce that I love.
And if something is out of stock, I like seeing my other options & seeing what else in on sale. Plus the prices are JACKED UP on Instacart on some of the items. I think I’ll give it one more try.
Marco Polo– you need this app in your life to stay connected. I mentioned this in last week’s newsletter! I have stayed in contact with my friends more than ever using Marco Polo. You can send video messages to each other back and forth.
It’s basically like texting except you can see one another. I have a group chat going with two friends & I think we message each other at least 20 times a day. It has definitely brought us closer during this time.
Another kitchen gadget I didn’t know I needed- a Mix N’ Chop. Alex’s Mom got us a ton of ground beef as well as this chopper thing. It helps separate & grind up the meat when cooking it. It is seriously the best. So much better than using two forks to crumble up your ground meat.
My favorite skincare product I’ve been using over and over again this week has been my lip conditioner. I put this thick lip butter on every night before bed! It makes my lips feel silky smooth. If you have an issue with chapped lips, I definitely recommend this product. Not to mention, it’s clean, free of harmful chemicals & full of nourishing ingredients! It comes in two different “flavors”, I prefer the calendula.
MEMORIAL DAY SALES
Serena & Lily- 20% off site wide with code LIVEWELL (I love a good stripe moment & they have a huge assortment for the home)
Ray Ban- 20% off site wide & free shipping
Old Navy- 50% off Tees, Tanks, Shorts & Swim (my favorite pair of denim shorts are on sale)
Target- BOGO women’s swimsuits (until Saturday 5/23)