It’s been a while since I shared Friday favorites so I thought it would be a nice way to wrap up the week. Bonus, there is a giveaway in this post for some delicious nut butter so don’t miss that. 🙂
I hope you have the happiest Friday and that it’s the start of a great weekend!
DOGS + BABIES
While Zoey is super patient and gentle with Finn, I don’t think she’s very impressed quite yet. She loves to steal his Wubanub’s (I think it’s the stuffed animal on the end that gets her attention) and she brings balls to him all the time and drops them in nearby. It’s very cute. I can’t wait to watch these two become best buds.
Also…Finn turned two months old yesterday!!!
The team at DockATot sent me their Deluxe lounger and Finn and I have both been loving it. The Deluxe is designed to accommodate babies 5-22 pounds and can be used for everything from hanging out to diaper changing to supervised tummy time and more.
I love how easy it is to move around the house and I’ve found it to be a super helpful “docking station” for Finn. I use it outside – Finn loves to look up at the trees. I put it on the bathroom floor while I’m showering and Finn hangs out and looks around. I put it next to me on the bed when we’re just relaxing and hanging out. I also use it for Finn’s baths by bringing it in the bathroom and placing a towel over it. That way I can transfer him to the towel in the DockATot as soon as he comes out of the bath and get him all wrapped up.
It’s been very useful! All DockATot’s are currently 25% off on their site so now is a great time to buy one. They also have a larger Grand size that is geared towards 22-44 pounds.
ANCIENT NUTRITION KETO COLLAGEN
Y’all know that I am a believer in the benefits of collagen supplementation so I jumped at the chance to try Ancient Nutrition’s Keto Collagen when they offered to send me some. It’s made from grass-fed, pasture raised beef collagen and is combined with coconut MCTs. It supports health joints, skin and digestive function. One scoop has 90 calories and 15 grams of protein.
I’m a big fan of adding collagen powder to my smoothies but it’s also great in coffee. I would like to throw all of these ingredients in my VitaMix and give them a whirl to see if I can get on board with the whole putting butter in my coffee thing. Have you guys tried it?
Oh, they also sent me some bone broth protein which I have yet to try but I’ll report back on.
ART FOR FINN’S NURSERY
One of my girlfriends came over to visit this week and brought me this AMAZING custom piece for Finn’s nursery. Her mother-in-law hand draws them. How cute!? And the animals + bright colors are the perfect compliment for his room.
This is the second year that the Northwest Cherry Growers have sent me a huge shipment of cherries and they are the best ever. So juicy and sweet. They seriously sent me 10+ pounds of cherries. I gifted a friend a couple of bags and then pitted and froze the rest to use in future baking projects and smoothies.
It took me the better part of an hour to pit all of them while wearing Finn in the Ergo. There was cherry juice everywhere!
I received a three-pack of Nutista nut butters to sample. They specialize in clean, uniquely flavored, stone ground nut butters and none of the blends use sugars or oils. Here’s the scoop on the three flavors I received and I’m giving away a three-pack to a reader as well! 🙂
- The Nut Job – raw cashews, sprouted almonds, dry roasted peanuts, raw pecans and Himalayan Sea Salt.
- The Monkey King – dry roasted peanuts, banana, chia and Himalayan Sea Salt.
- The Mountie – maple flavored blend made of raw cashews, sprouted almonds, dry roasted peanuts, raw pecans, maple and Himalayan Sea Salts.
These nut butters taste great and have an amazing texture and consistency! I know you’re going to love their unique and healthy blends.