Loving Life Lately

Oh HI friends! Not only is it Friday, but it’s the Fourth of July weekend—Woo! I thought I’d keep things light today and share some of the things I’ve been loving lately, along with a few life things. 

First of all, I may or may not have made a pit stop at the mall the other day. Truthfully, I was looking for some new workout apparel but left with a dress from H&M instead. But GUESS WHAT? It was $4. Yes, FOUR DOLLARS. If you get a chance, go to H&M because they are having crazy Fourth of July sales. Oh and yes, I am actually this pale. 


Miguel and are are officially LESS THAN one year away from our wedding. Um….what? I’m so excited! Up until now it’s felt so far away, but now that we’re quickly approaching I’m getting more and more excited. 

This photo of Layla sleeping like a human. I hate that I love her so much. 

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I have been loving on smoothies hardcore recently, especially this pineapple one (sorry, shameless plug). No but really, I’ve been eating some sort of smoothie every day for the past FOREVER, usually for breakfast or a snack. 

This Quinoa Fennel Cherry Salad from Naturally Ella because I’ve never eaten anything like it (quinoa+cherries heyooooo), and I bet it would be amazing. 

The July Produce Guide from Cookie+Kate—so.stinkin’.helpful. That is all. 

OF COURSE I’ve been loving 4th of july recipes! What? I can’t help but appreciate the creativity of all the red, white and blue recipes, including.. 

Watermelon Feta Blackberry Skewers via A Healthy Life For Me 


 Lemon Berry Cheesecake Trifles via The Recipe Rebel




 4th of July Cheesecake Ice Cream Cones via The First Year Blog


Aaaand back to REAL LIFE things:

The other day a man came into the Juice Company and informed me that there was a fresh cherry tree outside. He seemed a little off his rocker so I didn’t totally believe him, but sure enough there was, and they were the juiciest cherries I’ve ever eaten. 

Last weekend The Barre Code hosted a free class at the Hotel Monaco downtown. Originally the class was supposed to be on the rooftop (SO COOL), but it unfortunately got moved to the ballroom because of rain. That being said, they’re hosting two more rooftop classes: July 26 and August 30. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area and want to try a barre class you should definitely sign up!


Last but not least, my very good friend Myrandah and her boyfriend Jordan are coming up TODAY to visit for the weekend and I’m so, so excited. For now, I shall sip on my juice at work and patiently await their arrival. I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend! 

Q: What are your plans for the holiday? Do you have any fresh fruit trees nearby you? 


Coconut Lime Almonds

Flavored almonds that taste like summertime? Yep! These Coconut Lime Almonds require just 4 ingredients and can be made in under 5 minutes!  Happy first day of July! How do we feel about skipping over the monthly recap? It was scheduled to be posted yesterday and I wasn’t really feeling it which I took as… 

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Honeydew Smoothie Bowl

This Honeydew Smoothie Bowl combines honeydew, kale, oats, and coconut milk into one healthy, creamy smoothie bowl! OMGSHHHH Monday—I love ya, but I’m not sure if I was quite ready for ya. Jk, I love Mondays ….almost as much as I love smoothie bowls. That is to say me and everyone else on the planet. Trendy… 

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Yogurt Stuffed Roasted Apricots

These Yogurt Stuffed Roasted Apricots are a delicious snack or party appetizer. The apricots are “roasted” in coconut oil and sugar and then filled with your favorite yogurt, chopped almonds and drizzled with honey.  Apricots for you, apricots for me, apricots for EVERYONE.  But first… I know it’s Sunday but I’m writing this on Friday… 

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Pineapple Avocado Smoothie for Two

Share this refreshing Pineapple Avocado Smoothie for Two with your friend, or drink them both yourself! They’re sweet, fruity and scream summertime.  WHAT? It’s Friday and last Friday I announced that I was going to be starting a Friday Finds series. Yeah…. Let’s just say the rain ruined my plans. I don’t know about you, but… 

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