I like to start out each month with a few things I’m loving lately. This month I’m sharing some of my new finds that are becoming tried and true favorites.

This recipe – Ditch the $5 Starbucks drink for this healthy morning go-to. Add a little almond milk, 1 peeled frozen banana, 1 8-oz cup of coffee, and vanilla protein powder to your blender before topping it off with ice for the perfect healthy coffee drink. I love how easy this is for the mornings. If the banana in it weirds you out, don’t worry because you can’t even taste it! Tip: Make your cup of coffee and pop it in the fridge before jumping in the shower, so the heat doesn’t melt the ice or add too much pressure in the blender.

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This book – I’ve been trying to read more at night instead of mindlessly scrolling through Insta. Girl, Wash Your Face is such an easy read with great tips. Rachel writes in a way that I feel like I’m chatting over coffee with a long-time friend. I especially like how each chapter ends with a 3-step actionable list.

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This drug store beauty buy – I’m the type of girl that likes to swipe on lipstick in the morning and not think about it the rest of the day. I’ve been a big fan of more expensive brands’ all day liquid lipsticks, but you cannot beat the price of this one. The shade “Seductress” is my go-to for a neutral lip, and I like “Lover” for a pinker/mauve color. Click here to find your shade.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Lover Review Swatch

This video – I mean, how cute are these kids though? Also, does it make you a little sad that they’re so talented and accomplished at the age of 7… No, just me? Okay.

Happy August! Enjoy the last bits of summer while you can, friends!