Monthly Favorites | September

1. I am usually not a fan of pre-packaged oatmeal (I’d rather make it fresh), but these Strawberry Raspberry Oatmeal* cups from Trader Joe’s definitely work in a pinch and when you’re on the go. They’re low in sugar and pretty tasty. I brought a couple of them along on my field trip last week.

2. I’ve been using the Maybelline Super Stay foundation* the last few weeks and it’s become one of my go-to drugstore foundations. It says it’s full coverage, but if you apply it lightly, it doesn’t look like full coverage at all. It just nicely evens out my skin tone.

3. I really enjoyed the TMAC20 Fitness Challenge* this month. It made me want to put more effort into being active EVERY day (20 minutes should be doable most days!) and also work on a positive mindset and I’ve decided to continue with the 20 minutes workouts on the days when I don’t run.

4. I admit I haven’t really been consistent with foam rolling, but I’ve been using my T-pin Vector* foam roller more this last month (making an effort!) and I love it, especially because it’s been helping me to release muscle tightness or trigger points after a workout. Have you been using a foam roller to help in the recovery of your muscles after workouts? It’s truly been a game-changer.

5. I’ve been living in my Birkenstock Gizeh* sandals all summer. They’re my favorite, most comfortable summer shoe and I think next year I have to invest in a new pair. I also wear a pair of Birkenstock Arizonas around the house.

6. Asada Burritos. Do I have to say more? We’ve been on a burrito kick around here lately and it’s our once-a-week takeout treat. I usually get a lunch for the next day out of it, too, because the burritos are so huge.

7. Mrs Meyers Dish Soap* has been our go-to dish soap for a while. It’s made with plant-derived cleaning ingredients and its concentrated, biodegradable formula is tough on grease. I usually soak my pots and pans for a few minutes and then just have to rinse them clean. I personally love the basil fragrance for the kitchen, but they have others to choose from.

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. I might have to check out that Trader Joe’s Oatmeal, sometimes I like something quick and easy like that, especially when I get the early shift at work! I hope you have a great weekend!

    1. The oatmeal is perfect for quick and easy – I don’t buy it all the time, but it’s very convenient to have around :)

  2. I love these posts!! It’s fun to see what people are loving. My mom has a pair of Birkenstocks that she loves!


    1. Thank you – I love reading these kinds of posts, too :) You never know what you might find!

  3. Ooh, Mrs. Meyer’s has some great fall scents out now! I’m using the pumpkin scent and just bought the apple cider scent to use when that runs out!

    1. Yes, I want to try the apple cider scent!

  4. Oh those Burritos do sound delicious. We were planning on cutting back the take out but maybe I can sneak in one more burrito tonight.
    Have a great weekend, Tobia

    1. The burritos are so ‘cheap’ here that I don’t even count them as take out LOL

  5. I want a pair of Birkenstocks SO BADLY!! My husband says absolutely not but I think next summer I’m going to splurge because I love them so!

    1. I think Birkenstocks are totally worth it. If you have a Nordstrom’s Rack close by, check them out – they often have Birkenstocks for sale.

  6. That burrito looks delicious!

  7. I’ve never had the oatmeal from Trader Joe’s but it sounds really good. I have been craving burritos lately, so they are definitely on my favorites list from the month!

    1. I don’t think I know anybody who doesn’t like Mexican food :)

  8. Mmmm, burritos! I love burrito bowls. That’s one of my favorite kinds of take-out, too! Something I loved in September that wasn’t exactly healthy is laffy taffy! It’s one of my favorite sweet treats and I’ve been buying small bags of them at the grocery store to have as a treat after dinner. I probably need to break that habit, though!

    1. I just had to google laffy taffy – I had never heard of it. I can see how a little sweet treat is necessary most days (my go to is Dutch licorice!) ;) Don’t feel bad.

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