“Wendy’s Weekly Picks,” is a feature in which I highlight stuff I like or recommend in the worlds of fashion, gift ideas, home decor, makeup, websites, entertainment, and recipes. Of course, many of the things I link to will be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support! Here are my favorite finds this week:
As I said in my last Wendy’s Picks, I recently started using this sunscreen on my face and I love it. For the rest of my body, I’ve started using this stuff and am equally impressed. I really like that it goes on really smoothly like lotion, disappearing into the skin and keeping it hydrated, moisturized, and protected from the sun. (I re-apply throughout the day, especially since I spend so much time outdoors with the kids, and have not had any burns or redness.) For the kids: this sunscreen remains my favorite (goes on fast, works well).
Back in March, I joined a fitness studio in my neighborhood. They have zumba and ballet and samba classes, but I go mostly for a barre class they offer, a 30-minute weight class focused on arms and shoulders, and a foam rolling class. I had never used a foam roller before and, wow, it hurts so good. And, hey, you don’t even need to take a class to get its benefits. You can buy a foam roller (this is the one we use in my class, but this one also looks great and is on sale) and then roll your hard, sore, tight muscles on it (on a floor or a wall or any flat surface) and slowly feel the tension loosen up a little bit.
I’ve mentioned my love of Grady’s cold brew coffee before, but now that it’s full-on summer, it’s worth mentioning again. The coffee is so good, so convenient (you can buy the concentrate already made, or buy the bean bags to brew yours overnight), and check it out — they have a brand new “pour and store” pouch that allows you to brew overnight and then dispense straight from the fridge for up to two weeks.
If cold brew isn’t your thing, let me turn your attention to Death Wish dark roast coffee. You’re welcome.
At noon, you can switch from coffee to booze, and though I haven’t tried these XXL Watermelon Shots yet, I am hoping to change that immediately. (Oh, hey, look at that: it’s 11:20 as I write this and I’m just about done with my coffee…)
As mentioned, it’s full-on summertime now, which means if I’m home and we don’t have company over, I’m pretty much just wearing some underwear and this (in a variety of colors), which is one of the most comfortable things I own and which also happens to be majorly marked down (select colors) with code SALETIME.
Remember when I went on and on about my bamboo memory foam pillows (which are on sale, fyi)? Well, they make a similar one for babies/toddlers too, and, since Joanie May got hers, she sleeps … like a baby (or, like you wish a baby would sleep).