Around Here Lately // Athleta Sisters and Lots of Swim

July 23, 2018 Life 0

Hello, hello on this gloomy Monday in Northern Virginia. Yuck is the only way to described this weather. It’s been pouring on and off since Saturday. Truthfully, we did need the rain. It hasn’t rained in weeks, and our grass was turning yellow. But, phew, it’s POURING out there now! Bea and I got stuck in the downpour this morning during our walk! The kids are supposed to have an inner-squad meet tonight, but by the looks of the weather, I’m not sure about that!

This past week I was able to meet up with my fellow Athleta brand ambassadors for lunch and sisterhood. Initially I wasn’t going to be able to make it since Dan was out of town, and I didn’t have anyone to watch the kids. But, Dan ended up on the red eye and back in town quicker that we thought, so we did a quick kid swap and I headed down to Georgetown to meet up with my fellow Athleta sisters. I’m excited for another year as an ambassador, and I’ve been brainstorming ideas and collaborations for this coming year. And, of course after lunch I popped in to the Athleta Georgetown store to pick up a pair of the new Skyline pants. These pants are so cute! I can’t wait to style them.

In other news, like every week this summer, we’re swimming, swimming, swimming. I’ve tried out a couple volunteer jobs during meets, but I’ve landed on Clerk of Course as my favorite. It is much like herding cats. Specially, herding wet cats of different ages, some who might cry. Ha! No one cried! Well, a few 6 and unders got a little quivery, but my fellow Clerks and I headed off tears. I like clerking because I love the kids. Yes, it’s challenging to get them to listen and sit still and stay in line. But, my love for working with them overpowers the need to repeatedly tell them to sit down. 😉

Moving on, here’s what I’m -ing this week:

Reading All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. I’m only a little bit in, but so far I’m enjoying it. I finished The Woman in the Window, and it was awesome. Highly recommend.

Checking out P.Volve and the P.Ball. P.Volve is a streaming workout that shapes, tones, and defines muscles. P.Volve is sponsoring my podcast this week and offering 30 days free streaming at If that interests you, go check it out for 30 days free! Your glutes will thank you! HA!

Uploading a new weekly vlog. I love putting together video content. Anything in particular you’d like to see?

Trying out Adobe Rush as a Beta Tester. I love trying new products, so when Adobe put out the call for Rush Beta Testers, I jumped on it. I’ve been testing it out, and so far I’m impressed!

Wondering what I’m going to do with the kids in August when swim team is over…

Running out of IT Cosmetics CC Cream. I’ve tried several BB and CC creams, and this is my favorite. It’s also the most expensive. But, a little goes a long way. I don’t love heavy coverage, just a little bit to cover up hyper pigmentation and acne scars, and this does the trick. It’s definitely a “your skin but better” product.

Loving these Berkinstock Gizah EVA sandals. They are made out of a Croc-like material, which means they clean up like a dream. Just soap and water in the sink. They look fancier than flip flops, and I think they are a more secure open-heeled footwear option. I have the silver pair, and I’ve received numerous compliments.

That’s what’s going on around here – what’s going on where you live? Is it pouring every day? What are you reading?