What I'm Loving Wednesday, Fall Edition!

Hello hello! Guess what day it is?! Hump Day! And about stinking time for a round up of what I'm loving these days. Now that it is {finally} fall, there's lots of goodness to share! The vibrant red and gold crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice everythang and the leg-warmer, cozy-sweater-cooler days have me feeling all kinds of excited. However, I'll always long for longer sunshine filled days, short shorts and watermelon juice, but for now, this is good. Luckily fall is a beautiful, beautiful time of year that beckons through its windy whispers gently urging to slow down, stay grounded and turn slightly inward in preparation for the shorter, chillier days ahead. Ah, I can smell the sweet cinnamon and taste the pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies already... despite the 80 degree hot and sunny forecast for the day! OK, on to the good stuff...

Guess what day it is?!! Hump Day and a list of all my FALL favorites!

Guess what day it is?!! Hump Day and a list of all my FALL favorites!

Watermelon Juice! I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer quite yet. And this lets me savor the sweet taste of pure sunshine just a wee bit longer. Sure, I mix it up with greens sometimes too but anyway you raw press it, watermelon juice is my main squeeze {<--- Like what I did there?} This liquid {rose} gold is loaded with beautifying benefits too like: 

Get juicy for beauty. Watermelon juice is loaded with skin-loving goodness.

Get juicy for beauty. Watermelon juice is loaded with skin-loving goodness.

  • Antioxidant protection: Protects against UV damage that can lead to skin cancer, age spots and even worse, wrinkles. {Totally kidding, clearly age spots are the WORST ;)}
  • The redder the better: Glowing skin from the extra hydration, lycopene and collagen-boosting vitamin A and C
  • Weight loss: Hello fat-fighting citrulline

So as long as I can still find it {Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, Clean Juice} you can find me in my {Pure Barre} hoodie and short shorts pink, raw, cold-pressed goodness in hand. Whatever. You be YOU 😂 Tip: Watch out for watermelon juices that contain added sugar!

Blanket scarves... the coziest accessory you need a youtube video to wear.

Blanket scarves... the coziest accessory you need a youtube video to wear.

Blanket Scarves! Ahh, you guys I LOVE THESE! I first heard about the cozy goodness of wearing an entire soft blanket around your neck {genius!} from my favorite local gift shop, Poppies! How fantastic is this? So many uses... a scarf, a blanket, a place for baby to sit because you totally came unprepared. It practically pays for itself. And this is top, front and center on my wish list. Not my Christmas wish list though. I'm not waiting that long for the jolly fat man in red to suit up. 

Facebook Memories. Have you guys seen these pop up on your newsfeed yet at the start of your day? I love being transported back in time and seeing the "share worthy" things of the day from 3  years ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago... {Whoa, maybe not 10 #feelingold} It reminds me of my sweet kiddo's squishy baby face, the excitement and anticipation of becoming "Mrs. Cooper" and simply a time that was more simple and so happy. On the flip side, I beg for it not to remind me of my darkest times. But for now, it's been a super happy edition to my mindless scrolling... I mean, important social media research.

Beautycounter... beauty for good. 

Beautycounter... beauty for good. 

Beautycounter. I love what this company stands for. It's educating the population on the ugly side of beauty and advocating safer, toxic free makeup and skincare for everyone. I recently had the opportunity to support Amii, my lovely, passionate friend and Beautycounter Rep by hosting a social that not only benefited the women who made purchases and cleaned up their beauty routines but for my favorite things in the world... children. As a bonus, Amii donated ALL of the proceeds {her hard-earned cash money} to support a local hospital's pediatric cancer program. Amazing. Thank you so much to everyone that came out and showed support at the love-filled event. It means the world to us and to those sweet, brave babies. The event raised $175 and in total, Amii {mind you, she's a complete rock star} raised an astounding $1500 {!!!} for those sweet children getting treated at the hospital right now... not more money for research or to pad top execs' pockets. Nope, to make a difference today. Love beauty making a difference. Oh, and my favorite products: the shampoo and conditioner, kid's line and dew tint tinted moisturizer.

These gluten free pumpkin spice cookies with a vegan caramel center might be the best thing to happen to fall since well, ever. 

These gluten free pumpkin spice cookies with a vegan caramel center might be the best thing to happen to fall since well, ever. 

Pumpkin Spice Everythang. Duh. This one is a no-brainer. From brownies to cookies to your morning cup of java, pumpkin spice is sooooo nice. And it's full of grounding, health-promoting spices that is a complete mind, body, spirit nurturer. So enjoy! Just not at Starbucks... I mean, have you seen Clean Juice's new fall menu?! Ditch the Starbucks and take advantage of the changing seasons by making the small, but profound, change to organic coffee. Your body will thank you a million times over.

Top secret goodness coming your way... can you guess what it is? #isthistwerking?

Top secret goodness coming your way... can you guess what it is? #isthistwerking?

And there's something else I'm loving. Like CRAZY loving. It's life-changing, calorie torching, is-this-twerking?, burn-in-all-the-good-places, hello skinny jeans favorite something. But, it's a secret. I've told you too much already. Just watch this space for the lowdown on this top secret forever favorite coming your way.

And get ready for PB&Julie to go PINK for breast cancer awareness for the month of October! Nearly 1 in every 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of her life. With recipes, guest bloggers and education on reducing your risk, I'm hoping to provide YOU with the tools you need to avoid being another statistic.