Favorite Spring Things

Because why not? New season, new weather, new favorites. Here's what's making me happy lately:

Bad Yogi Ambassador
If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already heard the news, but it's the absolute highlight of my week so forgive me for sharing it again. You guys probably all know by now how much I love the Original Bad Yogi, Erin Motz. I love her videos, recommend her challenges to all of you, and I even took a 3-day workshop with her back in the fall. She announced last week that she was searching for brand ambassadors to help bring Bad Yogi to the next level. Out of over 2,000 applicants, there are now seven Bad Yogi Ambassadors, and I'm one of them! I'll be sharing more about that whenever I can, but for now, keep an eye on things here and on my Instagram to be the first to know about new products, new Bad Yogi swag, and other exciting news!

Bath & Body Works candles are in a league all their own, but when it comes to scent throw and prettiness, this little hidden gem Target brand is pretty bomb.com. I picked this one up during a big Target trip last weekend and I've been trying really hard not to burn it every day so it doesn't disappear by next Thursday. But really, yum. Perfect spring-into-summer scent.

Super Sale Maxi Skirt
I'm a huge fan of maxi skirts and dresses, especially this time of year when my legs have been untouched by sun in roughly 800 years and daily leg-shaving is still not a priority for me. (TMI? Sorry.) Super comfy, work appropriate (in my casual office, at least), and fun to wear. I scored this bright one during that same Target haul on super clearance, which just makes it that much cuter.

I've used and loved Yes to products for years, and am so happy they've started expanding their product lines and branching out in ingredients and scents. I spotted this hand soap (and my Method holly-scented soap from the holidays finally kicked) and my hand-washing has increased by roughly 640% because hello, this smells amazing. Can you make it in a body lotion next please?

Nadia has raved about various cleansing waters and I've always been curious, but I'd never used one before and wanted to get my feet wet with a less-expensive option than the cult favorite Bioderma. I picked up the Simple option (at Target, obviously) and you guys, I am a convert! I'm a big fan of skincare and really like to fine-tune my process. Weekday mornings I use a Yes to Tomatoes gel cleanser, and to wash off makeup at the end of the day I use a thicker Yes to Carrots cream cleanser. This cleansing water is perfect for no-makeup days, weekend mornings, after I've been running and need to rinse off sunscreen and road dust, and I think when I run out of my eye makeup remover this will easily replace it and pull double duty. I use it either mixed with or as water or all over a cotton pad to quickly get everything off. I'm so glad I gave it a try. Thanks, Nadia!
Homemade Toner Solution
Speaking of skin care, I finally used up the last of the toner I'd been using, which really wasn't anything special but not worth tossing or returning. I decided to try making my own and I'm probably never, ever going back. I combined equal parts water and pure witch hazel (like, $1.10 at drugstores) with about 40 drops of Tea Tree oil and I simply pour a bit into my palms and work it over my face after washing/before moisturizing in the mornings and evenings. I have not had a blemish in weeks. My dry skin is so much more cooperative. This insanely inexpensive and super versatile solution (I also dab it along my bikini line, my dry elbows, on my cuticles, and about a zillion other places) is beyond easy to make and has been, for me, a total game-changer.

Avocado Toast
Hello, avocado season! Welcome back! So happy you're here. New favorite (why haven't I done this before?) post-run snack: Smear half an avocado over two slices of toast, add a pinch of black pepper, salt, and onion powder, celebrate the mouth happiness that shall commence. Perfect.

Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind
Oh, this band. This album. I know some people don't like the sound and claim it's too much of a deviation (I don't agree; I love seeing a band's progression. If you grow in your career or skills, why can't they?) (Also, a lot of these songs are very reminiscent of Sigh No More in my ears...) but I have been playing this on repeat all week. So, so good. Also, watch this video if you need more reasons to swoon.

So tell me what you've been loving lately! Any spring favorites I need to know about?


  1. Ahhh congrats on the ambassador position - I can't think of anyone more deserving!!! I'm so excited to start eating avocado toast for breakfast again...I should have never stopped LOL! Hope you have a wonderful weekend love! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. You are the baddest Yogi I know, I am so proud of you and know you'll rock it all! On the maxi note, I too am not ready for shaving season yet but learned it the hard way with a non-maxi dress. Whoops.

  3. Sooo awesome about the ambassador program! I'm glad you mentioned more about it because I didn't know what it meant in your instagram post, but it sounds perfect for you! I usually try and avoid the candles/home decor section at Target but I'm definitely going to look for that candle next time I'm there! I'm loving your toner suggestions- I have witch hazel on my list for when my current toner runs out- adding tea tree oil is such a good idea. That maxi is so pretty- I need more in my life!

  4. Congrats on being a Bad Yogi Ambassador! I thought about you as soon as Erin posted her callout, and thought, "Man, I hope she picks Alyssa!" :)

  5. avocado on toast is total mouth happiness. it's my fave!
    congrats again on being awesome and getting to be your besties ambassadors - i cannot wait to see how you go!

  6. congratulations on your ambassadorship! that is so exciting 1 of 7!? look at you go! and thanks for the skin care product tips. I've never tried any of the "yes to" stuff but it always catches my eye. maybe i'll make the leap next time at target

  7. Comgrats on the yogi ambassador!!! I can't think of a more perfect person for the job :) Can't wait to see more for it! I am going to have to look for that hand soup!!! And I never even heard of cleansing water but now I must find it. I triple heart tea tree oil. Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Going to give that toner recipe a try! Currently I use pure witch hazel before moisturizing. Tea Tree Oil is amazing. When I was burned bad in Jamaica I bought this gel from the spa. 3 ingredients - aloe vera, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. It saved me and healed the burn in 2 days.

  9. Your Bad Yogi ambassadorship is one of MY favorite things and it didn't even happen to me ;)
    I've used cleansing water that I've gotten in samplers before but they were uber expensive so I never bought a full size bottle. If that brand is at Target, I imagine it's a lot more reasonable than the ones I've tried. I also need to make some of that toner.
    So I know you love Yes To but how do you feel about Burt's Bees? I've recently started migrating over to BB from Yes To, for no particular reason other than my Kroger happens to have a shit ton of it and Yes To, not so much.
    Why have I not tried avocado toast yet?! That is my reaction every time someone mentions it. I love avocado. I love toast. But I still haven't tried it for some reason...

  10. YES!!! I'm so excited for you! As soon as I saw her asking for ambassadors I instantly thought of you so this is perfect that you got it! You'll do an amazing job :D And I'm gonna try out that toner diy, so thank you for that!

  11. I love everything about this post. First off, CONGRATS on being chosen as an ambassador! You were totally a shoo-in it sounds like this program was made for you! I miss Target candles already :( They had such great scents! Basil is probably in my top 3 favourite scents of life. I'm using a lime and basil soap right now but it's getting towards the end so I can't wait to go on a hunt for that one next! Yay I'm so glad the simple one worked for you! Seriously the best post-workout refresher.
    I have avocado toast for breakfast almost every morning. SO GOOD and it keeps me feeling so full! Definitely adding onion powder to it tomorrow because that sounds extra delicious. I sometimes put chia seeds on mine too for some extra omega-3s!

  12. I seriously can't stop listening to Wilder Minds. It's been on repeat since last Tuesday. Believe and Snake Eyes are my faves.

  13. Congrats on being a Bad Yogi ambassador! You are the perfect ambassador for all things yoga I will certainly endorse that. Ive been eating avocado on toast since childhood. Still one of my favourite things :D

  14. Oh my gosh that is seriously way too awesome about being a Bad Yogi ambassador! You deserve it! I really need to pick up some new candles :D Also yes to maxis!


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