Instacart + Whole Foods Market (Northern Virginia)

I actually like grocery shopping but with a 3 year old, 22 month old, and a 2 week old, it’s a little tough to get out of the house these days. But, we all keep eating and the food keeps disappearing. That’s why I jumped on the Instacart bandwagon. I can still shop at Whole Foods, but I don’t have to worry about taking my babes to the store (at least for now).

Instacart is now delivering to all Whole Foods in Northern Virginia. It’s easy to shop – just download the app – and add your favorite items to the cart. You can write notes to your shopper (I love firm fruit, so I always note that) and they can send you questions/pictures if there’s something you’re not sure of. All products come from your local Whole Foods Store so you can be confident in what you’re buying (occasionally they come from the warehouse, but that’s uncommon). It’s easy and convenient, and such a blessing when you’re in a bind.

To celebrate the launch of Instacart in all Northern Virginia Whole Foods, take $10 off your first delivery. Use code WFMNOVA4 at checkout.

Disclosure: I have a partnership with Whole Foods Market and was compensated for my work, but all words and opinions are my own.
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Must-Have // Baby

Even though I just had my third baby in three years, there are so many new baby items that I wish I would’ve had with number one. Co-sleepers, swaddles, moccasins, and fashionable baby bibs – to name a few. Here are my picks for must-have baby items.

Dock-A-Tot: I’ve wanted one since I saw a post on Instagram. People swear by the Dock-A-Tot – perfect for co-sleeping safely and keeping baby snug. But there are so many more benefits too. It facilitates tummy time, creates a womb-like feeling, and is portable & easy to travel with. When I was pregnant with #3, I knew I needed to have one.

Now that Baby W is here, I couldn’t love the Dock A Tot more! My little guy is waking up one time/night – and he’s only two weeks old. (insert shock face emoji). He’s so snug and cozy.

Dock A Tot is Breathable, Machine Washable, Hypo Allergenic, and Made with NO Harmful Substances. You can feel confident and safe when using the Dock A Tot with your newborn. If you’re on the fence about the Dock A Tot, think no more. It’s one of the best things to happen to me in three years. Order here.

Luna Blu Mar: I might be a little biased – I’m co-founder of Luna Blu Mar – but our bandanna bibs are the best on the market. They are Made in the USA, adjustable (grow  with your baby), machine washable, and made with premium fabrics. When I couldn’t find a functional but fashionable bib for with Baby J, my sister and I decided to make our own. Even better? For every item you buy, we donate a bib to a baby in need.

Shop our Spring collection here.

Solly Baby Wrap: I LOVE babywearing. It’s necessary, especially with two other babes, but I also love the closeness I feel to my baby. I love my Solly Baby wrap, especially for newborn babywearing. Baby W loves being craddled close to mama, and I can chase after my other littles without worry.

Freshly Picked: Two words: Baby Moccs. (#allthehearteyes) I love little baby moccs – they are so cute and small. I’ve bought a pair of Freshly Picked moccs for each baby, and I love quality and fit.

Honest Diapers: I’ve tried every diaper on the market (seriously), and I have had the best luck with Honest diapers. I love the fun prints and use naturally-derived citrus and chlorophyll odor blockers and no chlorine processing.

These are a few of my favorites.
What’s your BABY MUST-HAVE?

 

 

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Popsugar Must-Have Box // January

New Year, New Goals. The January Popsugar Must-Have Box has everything you need to motivate, refresh, detox, and get/stay healthy. Now, I just need to get my “new year, new you” in action…

Here’s what you missed in January:

GoldFaden MD Resurfacing Peel: I don’t get many facials (though, I wish I could). The resurfacing peel does just that: supercharges skin, removes dead cells, and leaves you feeling like a million bucks.

May Designs Desk Calendar: Start each month with a bit of beauty. This calendar is the perfect size for any desk – and so pretty. Plus, each month is a notecard (flip it over and reuse)

Daily Concepts Hair Wrap Towel: Seriously, I’ve needed one of these for years! Say goodbye to over size towels. The microfibers keep frizz at bay and cuts down on blow dry time. Win-win if you ask me.

Manduka eQua Mat Towel: The perfect addition to any yoga class, this towel is absorbent and quick-drying. Bring on the Bikram.

Sourcebooks, Inc. Happy Notes: Brighten any day, including yours, with these fun, inspirational quotes.

Dean & Deluca Peppermint Tea: I can never have too much tea, I love it. And Dean & Deluca. This soothing flavor helps with digestion and is so refreshing.

{Bonus} Glade Coconut Candle: This candle has me dreaming about sun, sand, and ocean. And it smells so good!

If you want all of these fun goodies delivered to your front door each month, sign up for Popsugar Must-Have Box and save $5 off your first month. Use code SHOP5 at checkout.

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Popsugar Must-Have Box // December

Tis’ the season. And the Popsugar Must-Have Box for December is just that. The December box is the perfect combination of festive, snowy, and celebrations. Now, I just need to decide if I want to share my goodies, or keep them all to myself…


Here’s what you missed in December:

Odeme Catchall + Ring Dish: this matching porcelain dish set is the perfect piece for your vanity or dresser, and provides a chic place to store your jewelry & accessories. The ring dish couldn’t have come at a more perfect time; I was in the market for a ring holder, and this one is just perfect.

Baublebar Snowfall Pendant: I’m a sucker for a good statement necklace, especially one that’s versatile and can be worn across many outfits. This POPSUGAR exclusive necklace checks all the boxes. Now, I just need to figure out a way to keep it from my sisters.

Mane Message Date Night Bobby Pins: Versatile enough to dress up any topknot or keep your bangs out of your face. These sparkly hair pins can be worn all together or on their own.

Winky Lux Lip Pill: Ahhh, the perfect cranberry color and festive enough for the holidays. I can’t stop wearing this cruelty-free lipstick in Bunny shade.

Sister’s Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies: The mason jar packaging is perfect for gift-giving or last minute party solution. Just add eggs + butter, and you’ll have fresh baked cookies in no time.

Dessange Professional Hair Luxury Serum: Give your hair the boost it needs with this serum’s special formula for smooth, shiny hair. Especially important in the winter, I love finishing my look with styling shine.

If you want all of these fun goodies delivered to your front door each month, sign up for Popsugar Must-Have Box and save $5 off your first month. Use code SHOP5 at checkout.

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New Year Fitness Crawl with Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market – Pentagon City is hosting a Fitness Crawl and you’re invited!

Celebrate the New Year with free fitness classes from Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre, and Core Power Yoga.

Join WFM, Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre, and Core Power Yoga for a workout you don’t want to miss.

When: Saturday, January 7th
Time: 1:15pm MEET at Whole Foods Market – Pentagon City

REGISTER HEREhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/fitness-crawl-tickets-30676564430

Attendees will be broken into three groups and have the opportunity to participate in a 30 min class at each of the gyms. Once the workout is complete, participants will return to Whole Foods Market for their Taste of Whole Foods and a chance to win a raffle basket* to include:

  • $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market
  • 1 FREE month of yoga at Core Power Yoga Pentagon City
  • 10 FREE classes at Orangetheory Fitness Pentagon City
  • 2 weeks of FREE classes at Pure Barre Pentagon City
  • Supplements, protein powder and other great Whole Foods Market products
  • Enjoy 25% off all supplements, January 6-8th!  #feedyourresolution

* Attendees must be present to win the raffle basket at WFM Pentagon City after the Fitness Crawl

Note: Crawl will last approximately 1 hour and 30 mins and begin and end at Whole Foods Market. Attendees can park in the WFM garage and should plan to walk to the 3 gym locations

Want to know what to expect? Check out the studios below for more information:

Orangetheory Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout. The result is more energy, visible toning, and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours. Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. We call it the afterburn. Our members burn an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories in 60 minutes. And keep burning calories for up to 12 – 24 and sometimes 36 hours after the work-out!

At Orangetheory, you’ll get the energy of a group workout with the attention of an experienced personal coach. We have Top-of-the-line equipment, upbeat music and motivational trainers! Our studios have 12 treadmills, 12 rowing machines, 12 suspension unit systems and plenty of free weights and benches for sessions of 10 to 25 people. All of our coaches are knowledgeable, encouraging and are committed to helping you meet your fitness goals!

At Orangetheory Fitness Pentagon City, we can assure you is the best hour of your day! Our wonderful Sales Associates staff can’t wait to help you through all your questions, and get your heart-rate monitor set up. Inspiring trainers have so much energy and will motivate you and support you through every squat , press , and sprint of the work-out. We are a fun, energetic, and supportive community – ready to burn, tone, and reach all your goals with you!

Pure Barre
Pure Barre Pentagon City will be opening in a few short weeks! Pure Barre is a low-impact, high-intensity, full body workout. Pure Barre is a workout for all shapes, sizes, and ages. If you can hold onto the ballet barre, you can do Pure Barre! No dancing experience is required. While the Pure Barre technique is high intensity, it is very low impact, meaning you’ll get a great workout without putting excessive stress on your joints. We focus on small, isometric movements, which makes us one of the fastest, most effective ways to change the shape of your body. See results in as little as 10 classes when you commit to coming 3 to 4 times per week.  

Visit our website www.purebarre.com/va-pentagoncity for more information, to follow us on social media, and sign up for classes! We are located next to the Whole Foods in Pentagon City at 520 12th Street South, Suite 125, Arlington, VA 22202. Please feel free to reach out with any questions at pentagoncity@purebarre.com.

CorePower Yoga
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi, we believe in working every muscle and every emotion. Our classes, instructors and network of over 160 yoga studios nationwide are there to welcome you when you’re ready for a yoga fitness experience unlike any other. We’ve held onto the magic of yoga, while upping the intensity factor for a more powerful, purposeful workout. Take your yoga practice up a notch with a renewed sense of focus and strength.

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Whole Foods Arlington // Gingerbread Making Event

How fun does this event sound? Date night, wine, and gingerbread making. If you’re local to the DMV, check out this event and more at your nearest Whole Foods.

Details Below:

Looking for a night out to get in the spirit of the winter holidays? christmas-gingerbread-house-decked-in-diamonds

Come join us at Whole Foods Market Arlington Pub for an evening holiday event decorating a mini Winter Wonderland!

$25 includes gingerbread decorating supplies and 2 drinks and light snacks from the Arlington Pub

BONUS: Keep your event ticket and come back to Whole Foods Market Arlington Pub the following week to receive 50% off a lunch item from the Arlington Pub.

ADULTS ONLY – must be over 21 years old to participate. Register here

Find your nearest Whole Foods & other local events here.

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Popsugar Must-Have Box // November

I said it last month, and I didn’t think it could happen again, but the Popsugar Must-Have box just keeps getting better and better. The November box is specially curated with the perfect must-haves for fall. I decorated the house for Thanksgiving and I can’t stop wearing my Kendra Scott bracelet. It’s such a fun surprise to receive in the mail and I always look forward to tearing it open to see what’s inside.

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Here’s what you missed in November:

Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet: I’ve always wanted a Kendra Scott bracelet, and Popsugar came to the rescue. This bracelet is dainty and the rose gold color goes with everything in my closet. I can’t stop wearing it (my 18 month old tries to wear it too).

Pehr Chambray Runner Wine: I love Pehr and I love this table runner. It’s the perfect color combination for fall, but the material is lightweight enough for year-round use. I kind of wish I could wear this as a scarf, too.

Stowaway Cosmetics Dusk to Dawn Palette: I don’t wear eye color enough but this palette is the perfect excuse to start. Complete with all shades, this palette will get you from daytime to dusk.

AJ Goods Wire Nest Bowl: Whether you use this as a fruit basket or decorative display, the AJ Goods nest basket goes with just about anything. It’s simple, yet gorgeous, and adds sophistication to any room.

Meri Meri Party Sticks: The star of the party, these decorative sticks add sparkle to any appetizer or dessert.

Oogie’s Snacks Toffee Butter Popcorn: I love toffee, I love popcorn, and apparently I love this popcorn too. Perfect for a mid-afternoon snack or appetizer at your next holiday party. Indulge your salty-sweet tooth with this Toffee Butter popcorn.

If you want all of these fun goodies delivered to your front door each month, sign up for Popsugar Must-Have Box and save $5 off your first month. Use code SHOP5 at checkout.

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Ancient Grains & Veggie Bowl

If you haven’t been to True Food Kitchen, it’s quite the experience for your palate. Based on the anti-inflammatory diet, TFK brings you great flavors, healthy selections, and many vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options.

After going with my mom and sister, and trying an array of different dishes, I was inspired by the Ancient Grains Bowl. There are so many wonderful flavors and beautiful colors. You’ll love eating this bowl, just as much as you love making it.

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Ingredients
Grains/Rice blend (I used Farro, Brown Rice, Wild Rice)
2 Sweet Potatoes, cubed
Handful of Brussel Sprouts, thinly sliced
Red Onion, thinly sliced
Handful of Snap Peas
Avocado, diced
Sesame Seeds, to taste
Soy Sauce
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spices of liking

Directions
Start by cubing sweet potatoes. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. When oven reaches 300 degrees, place sweet potatoes in the oven, approximately 45 minutes (or until soft).  Meanwhile, cook rice/grain blend according to the package. Set aside once cooked.

Slice onions and brussel sprouts. Toss in a pan over the stovetop, saute with a drizzle of olive oil and soy sauce (add as much as you like). Caramelize and set aside.

Rinse snap peas, dice the avocado.

Once everything is cooked, prepare the grains bowl. Start with the rice/grain blend, and add veggies. I prefer to add my veggies around the grains, so I can savor every bite. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Enjoy!

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Popsugar Must-Have Box // October

You guys, the Popsugar Must-Have boxes keep getting better and better. The October box is so fun, and I can’t stop drinking hot cider from my Rise & Shine mug.

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Here’s what you missed in October:

Henri Bendel Packable Umbrella: this one came just in time. My favorite umbrella had a run in with a wind storm. This one to the rescue – plus it’s small enough to fit in my diaper bag but big enough to keep us dry.

Lalicious Shower Oil & Bubble Bath: You don’t know how many times/day I wish that I could take a bubble bath with a glass of wine. Nothing says warm and cozy like a brown sugar and vanilla bath.

My Cup of Cocoa Chocolate Mix: Yum, yum, yum. I love hot chocolate. But dark chocolate. Sign me up!

Morning Culture Rise & Shine Mug: My husband is out of town, my toddler isn’t sleeping through the night, and I’m exhausted. Rise & Shine is my mantra!

Makeup Eraser Mini: I need all the help I can get when it comes to taking off my makeup. This little “miracle in a towel” is just that. Gentle on skin, tough on make-up.

Special Extras:
Power Your Happy: Such a fun, inspirational read from POPSUGAR’s founder, Lisa Sugar.

Revlon Colorstay Eye Pen: Just in time for Halloween, I used this eye pen to paint cat eyes.

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You can have all of these must-haves too! Save $5 on your first PopSugar Must Have Box with code SHOP5. I can’t wait to see what’s in next months box.

 

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Popsugar must-have box // September

The September must-have box is a little bit of fall and a whole lotta glam. I love everything about this box but the Jack & Lucy wide brim hat and the Smith & Cult red lip lacquer are the icing on the cake. A wide brim hat for fall & bright red lips? Don’t mind if I do! 


Here’s what you missed:

Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat: nothing says super chic like a wide brim hat and oversized sunglasses. 

NCLA Mani-ER Tool Kit: with this handy tool kit, you’re equipped for any nail emergency on-the-go. This tool kit is a must-have for my diaper bag.

Briogeo Deep Conditioning Mask: your hair puts up with a lot, treat it to a spa day with this restorative mask. Works in minutes and your hair will feel like a million bucks. 

Flint Lint Roller: this sleek platinum Roller will never let you down. The perfect size, this lint roller fits fits in your purse and is refillable. 

Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer: pair your red lips with your new hat (and my new favorite lip color for fall). Paraben-and-gluten free, the ingredients help extend the wear.

The Gluten Free Bites: vegan, gluten-free bites that are made without GMO or diary. Indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt. 

You can have all of these must-haves too! Save $5 on your first PopSugar Must Have Box with code SHOP5. I can’t wait to see what’s in next months box. 
Disclaimer: I was gifted a box for review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.