Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Five

Sorry for the late post. I'm getting straight to the point and sharing five favorites with y'all today! I'm just as excited as Caroline for another beautiful weekend.

{One} Collagen Peptides. You guys, this one surprised me. I have seen on social media several different people adding collagen to their morning coffee. Collagen is touted as a natural way to plump skin, thicken hair and clear skin. I was intrigued but so worried about the taste and texture. When I saw a friend adding it to her coffee and saying she did not taste a thing I decided to  finally give it a try. Well it really works! I have been taking it daily with my iced coffee for about a month. I have noticed my lashes getting longer, my nails break less and I have lost a few extra pounds without changing my diet. I attribute the weight loss to all the nutritional benefits of the collagen including 18g of protein which helps keep my full until lunch. 

The trick I have found is to stir immediately into your favorite cold drink. If you don't the collagen will get gummy. Letting it sit for about 15 minutes or so helps it dissolves even more.

{Two} Birthday Gal. Our sweet little baby celebrated her first birthday on Sunday. We have a great time with our friends and family celebrating one entire year with our ray of sunshine. 

{Three} Weekend Sales. I am in desperate need of some new clothes that fit my post baby bod. I saw that two of my favorite stores Gap and Loft were having huge sales this weekend! Loft has such beautiful pieces right now that can transition easily from winter to spring. Here are a few of my favs from Loft. That tankini is just perfect. 

{Four} Kitchen Update. I am itching to do a little update on our kitchen nook. The table in our kitchen right now is one I bought for my first apartment in college and is over 10 years old. I would love to update it with a clean white table perfect for family dinners and homework down the road. 

{Five} Target Find. Some days my entire wardrobe is "sponsored" by Target. Today is one of those days. I love these new casual sneaks that I found for the spring. It brightens up my black leggings and long top combo that I wear most days. 

Linking up with Karli & April .

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  1. Ummm...I had no idea that drinking collagen was a thing! Definitely trying this out as I am dealing with some MAJOR postpartum hair loss!

    Happy Friday!

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

  2. Ummm looking into that collagen thing ASAP!! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Look at your cutie! She's so sweet!

  4. Happy birthday to her :) happy Friday Chelsea

  5. I've also been seeing more and more people using collagen but I didn't really know how it'd go with coffee. I didn't realize how much protein was in it! That's a huge bonus.


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