June & July were busy, full months, as usual. My days have been filled with coffee dates & co-working days, a long visit with family for my brother's wedding, moving the newlyweds to their new home, doula training homework & tests, sweet baby snuggles, and a birthday celebrating another beautiful year of life.
But, without further ado, here are a few favorites of mine from this summer.
As I was searching for herbs to counter the stresses of life, everyone recommended Holy Basil as a favorite 'adaptogen' herb. I take a few capsules of Holy Basil every morning with my daily vitamin, but I also love brewing my kombucha with this fabulous herb. I can totally tell a difference in my stress-response after a cup of this tea. (Cheers!)
2. Farmers' Market Produce Home Delivery
This has been a game-changer for me. I used to spend at least one morning a week at the local farmers' market + grocery stores. While I enjoy a trip out and about, it is someone difficult to find local, organic fruits and veggies at a reasonable cost and in season. One of my doula clients has a local delivery to her doorstep every week and has allowed me to jump in on the savings + high quality product. This reduces my time as I only have to grab pastured meats + miscellaneous products at Whole Foods once a week–a quick stop when I create my list. I highly recommend this if you have a local delivery service.
3. Strappy Leather Sandals
I just had to order a new pair of these cute sandals, because I totally wore out my Target pair that I've had for 3 years. Summer in Cali means sandals every day, and I love that I can dress these up or down. Flip flops just don't make the cut for this girl!
I found Simply Vera capris on a random trip to Kohl's, and since then, they're the only capris I keep in my wardrobe! They have a slight stretch–which makes them so comfy and perfect for any casual occasion. Definitely a summer wardrobe must! Even better, they're on sale right now for $24.99 a pair and if you use "FAMILYGET20" at checkout, you'll save 20% on your total purchase! ;)
My list couldn't be complete without this healthy snack. You can find dried mango + raw almonds or coconut in my backpack on pretty much any workday. Power snacks for the win!
Now I want to hear from you! Which products should I try this summer?