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    If you haven’t tried Chipotle’s new “meat” sofritas (seasoned tofu), you really need to. I’m a meat eater but the sofritas don’t make me miss the meat at all in my burrito bowl. It’s so flavorful and really filling! I was REALLY surprised when I gave it a shot and I was expected to be disappointed and go back to my regular chicken but nope, the past three times I’ve gone to Chipotle, I’ve gotten sofritas! I haven’t missed the chicken one bit :)


    I have to share with you my new favorite find thanks to my friend, Kristen.

    Dollar Shave Club. I hate shaving but a big part of why I hate shaving is because of the cost of razors. Like, even at Costco, a pack of like 8 razors is like $30 or something annoying. Because razors are so expensive, I don’t change them out enough and therefore, I go well over 3 months without changing a razor. I know, I know, it’s bad. What’s the deal with Dollar Shave Club? Um, basically the MOST AMAZING DISCOVERY EVER. Every month (or every other month) you get 4 razors for $6. Your first shipment comes with a razor handle and 4 razors. Then monthly, you’ll just receive 4 razors so you can change out your razors every week. Now, it’s mostly marketed towards men but the razor heads work just like my Venus razor and they’re actually way sharper. My legs are SOOO buttery smooth after every shave. And, I can actually regularly change out my razors without forking over my entire wallet. You can order extra handles so if your hubby wants to share a pack of razors with you (like, two for you, two for him), then all you’ll need is an extra handle.

    Freaking amazing you guys. If you haven’t signed up for Dollar Shave Club yet, you’re missing out on a lot of smooth legs ;) and get your hubs in on it! After you sign up, you can change your frequency to every month or every other month. I changed mine to every other month because I don’t have super coarse hair that would require me to change the razors every week. You’re welcome ;) saving you money…one razor at a time ;)


    I can’t stop eating this coconut peanut butter. They have both crunchy and smooth versions but I chose crunchy because I like some texture. It’s made with real coconut oil and you’d think it’s a weird combo but it’s SO good. I can’t even begin to explain to you how many spoonfuls I’ve eaten since I got the jar. It’s highly addictive. Get yourself a jar – you will thank me!


    Childhood throwback right here. I ate so many bowls of this cereal when I was young. They don’t get as soggy as fast as other cereals and they really tear up the roof of your mouth but man, they’re so good!!! Do you remember them?


    The bag is an understatement. I needed new work pants and I really didn’t want to spend over $100 for two pairs so I took a quick trip to LOFT one evening and was perusing their sale section. I saw these pencil straight black pants and there was just my size left so I snatched it up. Then I saw grey crops that were marked 50% off so I snatched those too. The black pair, were $35.99 but when I went to the register, it rang up $14.99 but wait…then the cashier lady told me, “oh it’s another 40% off.” I got those black pants for $9. NINE DOLLARS. Unreal. So I spent $42 for two pairs of work pants. WINNER!!


    I recently finished Etched in Sand. It’s a true story of Regina Calcaterra’s childhood life in an abusive home. She’s now a successful lawyer, New York State official, and activist. Her childhood was spent in and out of foster homes and she had her bouts of homelessness with all four of her siblings. She protected and fought for them all and the story is just truly shocking and heart-wrenching. It really makes you wonder how some parents can even do such things to their children. It’s a sad story but the triumphant ending is an inspiration to all. Regina never once gave up hope and she powered through it all.

    Beautifully written, with heartbreaking honesty, Etched in Sand is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of social status, the American Dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.


    If you were following me on Instagram last Friday, you probably saw me allude to an event at the White House I went to. I got invited to attend the Kids’ State Dinner hosted by the First Lady. Umm, the entire experience was unreal. After the entire event, I was like, “did that really happen?”  I can’t wait to share with you all the event. It’s definitely something you want to look out for!!

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  • Jenny Flake says:

    Hmmm, I’ve got to get my hands on that coconut peanut butter! Sounds heavenly :) xo

  • Maria says:

    I think I need to go to Chipotle now! And Oh’s! I haven’t had those in years!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    That coconut peanut butter sounds good!

  • Jacki @ Two Forks One Love says:

    I had no idea Chipotle now offered tofu! Hubs is going to get in trouble when he gets home since he eats there at least once a week.

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I need to check out the Dollar Shave Club! Sounds like a great deal. And yes X a 100000000 to eating Oh’s!!

  • Amanda says:

    Yum!! I haven’t been to Chipotle in too long.

    I keep seeing mentions of the razor club. I use mine for months as well, because they are so pricey. I may need to check into joining!

  • Amanda says:

    Been craving Chipotle lately, I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for the book recommendation :)

  • La Cuisine d'Hélène says:

    I never seen seasoned tofu in stores around here but would like to try it. Sounds so good.

  • Naomi says:

    That was one of my fav cereals as a kid!

  • marla says:

    Can’t wait to read more about your White House event!!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says:

    I love Chipotle’s sofritas! So much that I get it at least once a week. I’ll have to try that coconut peanut butter too, yum!

    The event at the White House sounds like the most amazing experience! I think it’s awesome that Michelle Obama does so much to educate our youth on healthy eating and exercise. I can’t wait to read more about your experience!

  • Gaby says:

    Such an amazing opportunity at the White House!!

  • Heather Christo says:

    yes to the dollar shave club- thanks for the tip! and I am going out to find that coconut peanut butter tomorrow- I would eat that every day! Cannot wait to hear about the white house :)

  • Alisha says:

    I love the sofritas from Chipotle! I tried them when I took a short trip to Colorado a couple of months ago, but sadly they aren’t served all over the US yet.

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    im so looking forward for your whitehouse review.

    • Julie says:

      I just finished writing it!! I can’t decided if I want to post it Monday or Wednesday, haha

  • Those razors girl, I totally need them in my life!

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    i am obsessed with peanut butter.. but peanut butter with coconut sounds amazing. i definitely need to get my hands on a jar!

  • Nikki @Seeded at the Table says:

    I want to try the Chipotle tofu! Hate that we don’t have Chipotle here. Grrr! Oh’s are my sister’s favorite cereal, but she has a hard time finding it. Anytime I see it at the grocery store I take a text picture and send it to her. LOL! And, Ben has been using Dollar Shave Club for a while now, never thought to get it for me, too, until Kristen’s FB post! :)

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says:

    What a great post! that burrito bowl looks delicious!

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