1. A flat white.
I didn't want to like this drink because liking new coffee drinks leads me to buying new drinks rather than drinking good old fashioned coffee at home like I should.
What is it? I'm not sure. But I think it's like a stronger, less sweet latte with more espresso shots thrown on top. But the people at Starbucks have fooled me before, so it could just be a latte with a new name.
2. In the past few weeks I've started every morning listening to the same song, "It's a Beautiful Morning," by The Rascals on repeat. Just over and over and over. I know it sounds strange, but you should try it. This songs puts me in a weirdly good mood.
3. Zero calorie noodles.
There's a reason these things aren't very popular. They're not terrible... but they're not exactly enjoyable either. The best way I've found to eat them is making an Asian style shrimp soup with a LOT of soy sauce.
This is my new fav delivery service. They describe themselves as an "Uber Like Meal delivery." I describe them as healthy gourmet dinners delivered fast AF.
The menu changes daily, you get 4-5 meals to choose from, you get to see the calorie content, they're like $11-$13 a piece and they're delivered within 15 minutes. Yes, sometimes the food is a wee bit dry, but it's delivery and it's fast so I kind of know that going into it. Also Sprig always gives a good side sauce to spruce up whatever you're eating. (Just realized this one sounds very sponsory, I assure you it's not.)
5. Hair products.
Like treatments and stuff. I'm the LAST person to buy expensive products for my hair... thus the reason it's been the same length for 100 years. But I'm determined to grow a few more inches by my wedding so I bucked up and finally bought some good stuff. And I almost hate to report that they work. It's only been three weeks and I've seen a total change in my usual snappy, dry, gross hair.
I bought Olaplex Hair Protector from my stylist, but after a quick search I just found it on Amazon right here for much cheaper. Of course. I know better than to buy products at a salon but I was desperate. Stylists must love brides-to-be.
6. I've started writing my goals for the day on a notecard every single morning.
Not a to-do list really, but things to focus on for the day. And for some reason a notecard is so much easier for me than a notebook. It's a total mental thing, obviously. But these are the games I have to play with myself.
7. I've started going in depth with my Facebook boosting skills.
(In depth for me, anyway.) I've recently started doing social media for a real estate agent so I had to sharpen my skills in this area. And boy oh boy there's an abundance of knowledge out there! If you're not using Facebook for your business or blog, you are missing out. I might write a post on this soon if I can figure out how to include all the fancy images and stuff.
8. These earrings.
Truthfully, this last one doesn't really fit my list because buying earrings isn't new for me necessarily, I just really want to show off these cute heart earrings I think are perfect for Valentines Day.
My friend, Bon, sells them (along with a ton of other cute studs) and they are ridiculously affordable at only $7. Also, they arrived at my doorstep before I even clicked submit. So skip the chocolates and send these as V Day gifts this year, instead. Bonus: Use code tay20 and get 20% off!
What new things/products have you tried in 2016?
If you know of something that will make my skin better, hair instantly longer, and abs finely toned all within a day- do share!