Can you believe we’re nearly halfway through June already? School is officially out around here, which means changes in routines, schedules, and travel. It also means more time at the pool, lots of popsicles, trips to the park, mini staycations, and some super yummy food! For the first time in years I’m actually really looking forward to summer, because I finally feel like I have the energy & strength to keep up with my people – and to plan some fun adventures! I’ll be sharing about the first summer adventure next Friday, but for now? Let’s get to it!
Junk Food Flip – I am such a fan of this show! It has a bit of the “Choose This Not That” flair that we’re doing over on the True Blue Fit Crew Instagram page. Basically Bobby Dean and Nikki Dinki (how’s that for a name? Bless her.) travel and compete against one another to make healthier, lighter versions of “guilty pleasures.” I love learning new tips & tricks to make food healthier, and their goal is to win with the best tasting AND healthy version. Love that!
BBQ Pitmaster All-Stars – If I could secretly do anything over the summer it would probably be to compete in BBQ cook-offs with hubs. I love everything about this show. The attention to detail. The patience. The amazing, amazing food they make. Ok maybe I just want to be one of the judges 😉 But seriously, Kingsford? If you’re reading? Big fans right here…big fans…
Strawberry-Mango Salsa – One of my favorite parts about living in a small rural town in PA is the access to amazing fresh, local produce. And friends who have chickens, who bring me eggs on random Tuesdays. And those same friends who have bees and sell me the best honey I’ve ever had in my life. And this recipe for strawberry-mango salsa? With that honey? And the cilantro from our garden? I mean…I can’t even. It’s so good.
Thrive Market – If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, you’ve noticed a lot of healthy food posts. The last few months have been a major health change for my whole family, from working out to eating clean, but it’s not always easy to find ingredients I need or snacks that fit our new lifestyle. That awesome small rural town part I mentioned before? Yeah, we don’t have a Whole Foods or a Trader Joes anywhere nearby. But Thrive Market makes all those frustrations go away! With incredible prices (seriously the cheapest I’ve ever found my beloved chocolate peanut butter PB2), free deliver over $50 and a 25% off coupon when you first sign up, you can get some fantastic, healthy food – and home products, make-up, etc. – delivered right to your door. And when you sign up, your purchase makes it possible for Thrive Market to give a membership to a family who wouldn’t otherwise have access to such a variety of healthy food! Win! Check it out here.
Beachbody Summer Sale – up to 85% off! If you’ve ever wanted to try a Beachbody workout (think P90x, Insanity, Hip Hop Abs, etc.) now is a great time to stock up! They’ve marked a bunch of stuff up to 85% off, including workout gear and some of their apparel, but items are selling out fast, so you won’t want to wait! They sale will end at noon PST on the 17th – no codes or coupons needed, just head here to shop (and I’d be super honored if you mentioned that I referred you when you set up your free Beachbody account – you can use crystalstine dot me at gmail dot com as the email address to search for me if you need to, or send me an email if you have questions – xoxo).
DaySpring/(in)courage Buy 2 Get 1 Free Book Sale! Missed the emails this week with the coupon code to stock up on some summer reads at DaySpring, you can use code INREADS at checkout for “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” on the “summer reads” items in the (in)courage library on DaySpring! Grab some girlfriends for a book club, stock up on gifts, or buy the books you’ve had on your wishlist! Many of them are already marked down, so this is an awesome time to shop!
Last week I did a fun “Friday Favorites Live” Periscope and I think I’ll do it again this week. But here’s the deal – I dislike the random, spammy, annoying people on Periscope, so if you want to watch, you’ll have to follow me before I go live. I set the video up to be a private Periscope, which means only my followers can see it – yay! So download the free Periscope app, then find me “@crystalstine” and follow by noon EST. I’ll do my best to go live around 1pm!
And if you have questions you want me to answer, leave them in the comments and I’ll be happy to do that today, too!
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