Monthly Favorites | July

1. I talked about the ice-cube tray that makes humongous ice cubes in my last Currently post and here it is. I actually bought this Houdini Ice Cube Tray* at Target, but couldn’t find a link to it. 

2. Hela Curry Ketchup *(Mild Sauce) is one of my favorite German items that I used to bring back from my visits back home, but which I can now buy here at the World Market (for a steep price, mind you, but it’s worth it). I usually mix it with mayo for a dip for fries, meat, or fish sticks.

3. I didn’t really need any more jeans in my closet, but after my other Old Navy skinny jeans ripped in the knee area (I guess, I could still wear them because ripped jeans are hip now), I saw these perfectly-colored, soft and stretchy CK Skinny Boyfriend Jeans* at Costco (of all places) and it was too good of a deal to pass up. Impulse purchases FTW.

4. I know it sounds ridiculous to be excited about a household item, but if you don’t have one of those stainless steel scrubbers* in your kitchen, I highly recommend you get one. I soak my Dutch oven, stainless steel pot, or ceramic pan for 5 minutes and then use the steel scrubber to scrub it clean. It’s so easy and effortless. You’ll love doing the dishes (ok, ‘maybe ‘love’ is taking it a little bit too far, but you know what I mean.)

5. After the spa treatment I treated myself to around my birthday (back in March), I bought this Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant* because I liked it when the skin therapist used it on my face and because I couldn’t say no. (Does that happen to anyone else?) But honestly, I am glad I caved, because this stuff is good. It smells nice, feels luxurious, and it heat-activated when it comes in contact with water, so it feels warm on the skin. I use it once a week (at night because it contains retinol) and it leaves my skin so smooth.

6. Caprese Salad. Need I say more? It’s summer and what else would you want to eat?

7. I’ve been running with Compression socks* more and I think I changed my mind about them. Initially, I didn’t really like the ‘tight’ feeling, but I think it was just something I needed to get used to. 

What was one of your favorite things this month?

* #notanad, This is not a sponsored post. I have not been compensated by the brand or anyone else for linking the websites.

  1. My tomatoes are starting to ripen so I am hoping to make lots of caprese salads! I need to make them when we get together with others, though, as Phil doesn’t like tomatoes (his loss!!). I’m hoping my tomatoes do well enough this year that I have enough to can some marinara. My tomatoes got blight last year as I only had enough to eat fresh.

    Favorite thing this month was watching Paul learn new things. He’s gotten stronger and can prop himself up on his forearms when he’s on his stomach. He kicks his legs so is trying to figure out how to crawl. Maybe he’s more interested in figuring out how to crawl since he hangs out with kids all day at daycare? But it’s been fun to watch him learn new things so quickly!

  2. Ooh that scrubber sounds awesome. I love that when you get older, things like kitchen tools are more exciting. LOL I could use some new jeans. I have one pair that I really love, but they are a bit cropped so I could use some “better” ones for the fall/winter.


  3. Caprese salad is so good! I could go for one right now! It’s lunchtime so I’m getting hungry! And hey, I don’t judge when it comes to amazing jeans, I’d totally buy them from Costco too!

  4. I buy all my favorite pants from Costco! I have a pair of those boyfriend jeans, and a few pairs of the CK ultimate skinny pants (they’ve had them in a few denims/washes/cords, so I have one of each hahah!) I was just ranting about hating my kitchen sponge, so I’m going to try one of those scrubbers!

  5. I have one of those big ice cub tray things and love them. I use the cubes mostly for drinking whiskey, because they’re slow to melt, but I do like putting them in water too.

  6. Uh oh watch out on the ripped jeans! I wore ripped black jeans to a baby shower and got made fun of by my mom and aunts lol. “Poor Megan can’t afford to get new jeans, hers have holes.” They weren’t even OVERLY ripped, just trendy ripped!

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