Haskap Berry Sangria

Hi friends and happy Monday to ya! I thought I’d start the week off with a cocktail recipe. Yesterday, Tyler and I wanted a cocktail (because that’s what you crave amidst home renovations and a cranky baby) so I rummaged … Continue reading

Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! How the heck is it the weekend already?? Wait, I’m not complaining. But seriously, I blinked and here we are. I just wanted to pop in real quick and share a few things that I’ve been loving lately.

Bubbles & Balms Timeless Beauty Facial Cream.

IMG_3289I got this a couple of weeks ago and am in love. I have pretty good skin, but have noticed some minor imperfections lately (old age? postpartum? both? ew) and had looked into purchasing some rosehip seed oil. I kept avoiding the purchase in hopes of my skin miraculously repairing itself, but let’s face it I’m no Benjamin Button. I’ve been putting a small amount of the cream on my face after washing it each morning and I’ve noticed my skin is much smoother and moisturized. It’s even perfect under makeup!

21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix EXTREME Challenge Packs are on sale this month!

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I have done both programs and really love the workouts. I actually just started another round of 21 Day Fix Extreme this week and can’t wait to see how I finish this time around. The discounted price is a crazy good deal because you get the workouts AND Shakeology. Pssst: workouts + Shakeology = bikini bod. For reals.Β I am really excited for the promotion because it’s one of the biggest hits as far as programs go. If you are even remotely interested, please email me and we can chat! (email: jennifer(dot)L(dot)Linton(at)gmail(dot)com)

Grizzly Paw Mini Doughnuts

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If you have these, then you definitely need the 21 Day Fix. I stopped by Grizzly Paw with Wes yesterday after we hiked Grassi Lakes and somehow wound up ordering them. Not intended, but it happened. They were warm and pretty tasty. Wes and I both give them two thumbs up. Also a perfect pairing with Raspberry Ale πŸ˜‰

Hanging Outside with My Main Man

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This fantastic weather has allowed for us to have tons of outside time. Every morning, we’ve lucked out by going for long walks. Then there are afternoon hangouts. Mmm, I can’t get enough of it. Plus, I get to walk the dogs after Wes goes to bed.

Well that’s all I’ve got for today! This weekend is pretty darn busy so it should be a fun check-in on Monday. πŸ™‚

Baby Goes to the Bar {Banded Peak + Last Best Brewing}

Yes yes yes, Wes has had even more visits to bars and breweries. In case you missed last week’s review, you can check it out here.

We are so fortunate to live in a city where craft breweries are popping up left and right so it has been really neat to check them out and have Wes in tow!

A couple of weekends ago, Banded Peak Brewing Co. had their grand opening and I really wanted to go down and check out what they had to offer. On Saturday afternoon, Wes and I met up with Ange at the brewery, excited to see what was in store. Unfortunately, we weren’t greeted upon entry and didn’t even get really any sort of explanation on the beers they had on tap to offer.

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We ordered two samples each (they only had two on tap. The Plainsbreaker which is a pale ale and the Summit Seeker which is an IPA) and grabbed a seat at one of the few tables they had opposite the ‘bar’.

I’m pretty open to trying beers that aren’t generally my taste, but I couldn’t really get into these. Part of me thinks it was because we were left feeling so awkward and out of place just sitting there. It was their grand opening! I wanted to hear about how they got started and their beers!

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Wes was pretty darn well-behaved, but I think maybe having him with me made us less approachable? Probably. I would really like to go back and give them another go sans WesΒ and see if my opinion changes.

There were several people in there by the time we left, so I was glad to see word of mouth was spreading so well for their opening weekend.

Ugh, I hate saying less than stellar things about beer and breweries. I feel so bad. Gimme a cool story, guys! Don’t worry, I’ll be back.

We were out of there pretty quickly and headed over to Last Best Brewing & Distilling for another drink and some appies to share. We snagged a booth and both ordered a pint of the Hefeweizen right off the bat.

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It is arguably the best Hefe I have ever had. A nice, easy drinker with notes of banana and clove. Noms, I want one right now.

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I love the atmosphere in Last Best. The decor is really great, the staff is always nice to talk to, and the food is pretty on point. Especially when it accompanies their beer πŸ˜‰ For appies (they were 2 for 1. PEOPLE: TWO APPS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. This is a no brainer.) we chose the Bread & Spread and Chilaquiles. They were both so freaking tasty, I could have eaten it all by myself.

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I had been here once before just to have a quick drink, but still need to actually have a sit down meal. Their menu looks so delicious and I would just love the opportunity to sit and enjoy all the food/drink my body could handle. And not have to tackle a squirmy toddler at the same time.

I’d say it was a pretty good day of beer, plus it got me and Wes out of the house for a good chunk of the day!