friday I’m in love.

welcome back friday! be sure to pop over to see what kendra, mary beth, amanda, laura, aileenjessica are loving! we would love for you to join us! leave a comment and we’ll come check out what you’re loving each week!

{one} grilled ginger-sesame chicken salad.

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{via Menu Musings}

the combination of the hot weather & finally having a grill (I think aaron may be slightly obsessed!) have made grilled [fill-in-the-blank] salads very popular around the lower house! we tried this chicken salad a few weeks ago & are still talking about it. it was so good. the cabbage base makes it super crunchy & the marinade on the chicken was easy & so delish! the only change I made was to buy a package of pre-shredded cabbage & carrots so that I didn’t have to shred them myself.

{two} bare belly organics sunscreen.

{via Bare Belly Organics}

sunscreen. so, so important & something I have been really working on being good about. between being as good as I can about keeping eloise protected & a recent mole removal at my annual skin check (benign, phew!), I have been a bit obsessed you could say. I scoured the EWG website for the best, most effective, & safest sunscreen, & I think this is pretty close to perfect. I bought the three-pack (shown above) & it is awesome. I keep the body stick & face stick in the diaper bag, & the bigger jar on the entryway table (as I am always slathering on sunscreen before we head out the door). I am really picky about sunscreen & get anxiety about all of the chemicals (started when I was pregnant) but hate super greasy sunscreens (which most of the “best” ones are). this bare belly is great & while it goes on white, it rubs in well & I find that I don’t need to wash my hands after applying. & the sticks are so convenient with a wiggly eloise. she doesn’t seem to mind getting sunscreen applied, especially if I let her play with one of the sticks. I sometimes use this sunscreen on myself as well as this Alba Botanicals one. we also keep the new Honest Company one around too (love that it isn’t as sticky & thick as it used to be!).

{three} serena & lily beach towels.

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{via Serena & Lily}

now that eloise is old enough to venture out to the splash pad, pool, or even the beach, I have been using our beach towels like crazy. much like our kitchen towels, our beach towels are a mish-mash of towels from random places. I am loving these stripey ones from Serena & Lily that were featured in the most recent catalog. very west elm-esque if you ask me. plus, I am a sucker for anything with a stripe! some day we will have a collection of gorgeous, stripey beach towels!

what are you loving this week?

M

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