monday musings.

>> Finally made it to yoga last week and really loved the class. I wish Fresh offered more 1 hour classes because sometimes I just don't have the attention span for 90 minutes. I'm always drenched in sweat after this monday night class and deliciously sore by Wednesday. 

>> I made Jessica's Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip cookies from her new cookbook, Seriously Delish. They turned out amazing (especially after letting the dough sit in the fridge for 24 hours). I brought them to a friends house for dessert on Wednesday night and they were a hit. I baked off another batch on Thursday and topped them with flaked salt...unreal. 

>> I'm thinking that this is going to be the season of the crock pot for the Thomas household. After reading reviews on this amazing site (seriously, check it before buying anything), I think I've picked out the perfect slow cooker and I even made a new Pinterest board dedicated to 8 hour recipes. We're going to be hunkering down this winter, cozy and well-fed! Do you have any favorite slow cooker recipes?

>> Speaking of preparing for winter hibernation, I've been trying to think of some ways to battle the winter blues by doing fun, at-home workout routines/videos. I scored myself a copy of Jillian Michael's 30-day Shred (should be hilarious) and I've also heard amazing things about T-25. I tried Barre3 at one point but couldn't get hooked. Any other suggestions?

>> A friend turned me on to this new app that I'm seriously obsessed with - it's called Think Dirty. Basically, you can scan household products (like cleaning supplies) or beauty products (face cream and body wash) and it'll give the item a "dirty" score on a scale of 0 to 10, 0 being squeaky clean and 10 being pretty harmful. I think it's an awesome tool and just makes you more aware of the products you're using around the house. I'm thrilled that many of the beauty items I've switched to scored a 0! Also, if you find that you're in the need for some new home products that are free of nasty chemicals, sign up for The Honest Company (discount with my referral link!) to get tons of great home, bath, and baby products that are totally safe.

>> We were in the city this weekend for a NEEDTOBREATHE concert which was fab. My sweet friend hosted us not only on her couch but also at the restaurant she works at! It was a fun weekend trip, one of our more pleasant trips into NYC. We also discovered a new band, the Oh Hellos, who opened for NTB. 

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