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#WhatRobinFavors – August Top Five!

Poppy’s birthday month is coming to an end and I’m feeling pretty good about it. It’s true what they say, the days are long but the years are short. The most important thing that I have learned this last year is to take proper “me time”. Remember that “me time” looks different for everyone! My weekly spin class at Rush Cycle is my “me time”. Spinning makes me feel like myself and reminds me that I am strong no matter what stage of life I’m in. I felt strong in spin class pre pregnancy, while I was pregnant (I took Flywheel classes all throughout my pregnancy and even a class the day before I delivered Poppy!), and even more so postpartum. I’m not saying you need to take up spinning, even though it might change your life. I’m encouraging you to find something that empowers you and makes you feel darn good because you deserve it.

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Food: Homemade gluten free blueberry pancakes. These have been a huge hit for the entire family. I make a big batch to freeze and sometimes blend in some kale/spinach for an added veggie boost. These gluten free pancakes are great to dice up and stick in a stasher bag to bring with me for on-the-go snacks for Poppy. I know a lot of mom’s like O’s for their baby but I’m terrified Poppy will choke so these are nutritious and soft. Click here for the recipe!

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Drink: PEANUT BUTTER COLD BREW. I talk about this drink on the daily over on @WhatRobinEats but it continues to be my favorite drink ever. I used powder peanut butter but you can totally use regular peanut butter or another nut butter of choice. I’ve been wanting to change it up by adding tahini but I just love the peanut butter flavor so much. Maybe September will bring the tahini to the mix? That’s a big maybe. Click here for the recipe!

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Exercise: I recently started back on the stairmaster once every week and I’m really feeling it in my glutes! Besides spin, the stairmaster has always made me feel challenged but good. I like to do intervals and switch up my steps by skipping a step every other minute and stepping sideways and backwards. Be careful and don’t be afraid to hold on! Better safe than sorry until you get the hang of it. My goal is usually 20-30 minutes on the stairs depending on how sweaty I want to get that day.

Item to wear: I have been obsessed with my A New Day Sophia Strappy Slide Sandals from Target. I literally wear them with EVERYTHING. Sporty, dressy, pajamas, they go with my entire wardrobe. I’m not sure if Target still sells them but click here to see if they are in stock. If not, check Poshmark to see if someone is crazy enough to not love these and sell them to you. 

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Favorite of Poppy’s: Norah’s Shops bows. I’m always afraid head pieces are cutting off Poppy’s circulation. Am I squeezing her brains out just for fashion?! Norah’s Shop bows have never given me this nervous feeling. These were a gift from the owner and I refuse to put any other bows on her head! Easy to wash and she has yet to rip them off when wearing them. I’ll vouch for Poppy and say they are pretty comfy. Click here for her shop!

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And that is it for August! I welcome September with open arms and a belly ready for all things pumpkin spice. 


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#WhatRobinFavors – July top five

I may have not looked so chipper here if someone would have told me that my iced Aiya matcha latte would spill all over the floor ten minutes later. 😅 Good thing I had a whole pack of their to-go packets. Made a new one shortly after! 👏🏼

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July favorites! 🥳 July was jam packed which made it difficult to choose just five things to share.

Food: Cauli-oat bakes, you probably could have guessed this one. I’ve been hooked on these bakes because they taste delicious and it feeds all of us! My top bakes have been my mixed berry cauli-oat bake and my cacao cauli-oat bake. I know adding riced cauliflower to oatmeal can weird some people out but I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

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Drink: Iced matcha latte, Aiya matcha to-go packets have changed my matcha game. I love having these packets in my backpack for times when I’m out with Poppy and need a quick pick me up. You can add them to milk with manuka honey or simply mix with water! There is no wrong way to use these packets. Here’s how I’ve been enjoying my Aiya matcha recently: 1/2 cup nut milk, 1/2 cup filtered water, 1 tsp manuka honey, and one Aiya matcha to-go packet. Mix together and pour over ice. TOO EASY!

Exercise: Sprint intervals. I have been perfecting this sprint interval series for ten years! I used to think the only way to run on a treadmill was distance but then one day I started doing sprints and I never looked back! Here’s my series below (please note that this one was written for Joel and his speed preference. Go at your own pace and what you feel comfortable with):

– warmup jog for 3 minutes

– 7.2 jog one minute

– 8.6 sprint one minute

– 7.4 jog one minute

– 8.9 sprint one minute

– 7.6 jog one minute

– 9.2 sprint one minute

– 7.8 jog one minute

– 9.5 sprint one minute

– 8.0 jog one minute

– 9.8 sprint one minute

– 8.2 jog one minute

– 10.0 sprint one minute

Item to wear: Boy brow, how am I just finding out about this?! I’ve always really been into my brows. I’ve had big brows my entire life, except for that one time in eighth grade where I tweezed them down to pencil thin. Besides that my brows have always had a mind of their own and the Boy Brow by Glossier just made styling them so easy and flawless. I bought the brown shade and I can see myself buying this product for the rest of my life.

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A favorite of Poppy’s: Lion stuffed animal from our zoo trip. If you’ve seen my Instagram stories then you know the lion I’m talking about. We went to the San Diego Zoo back in December and she gravitated towards this yellow lion in the gift shop. We couldn’t resist getting it for her and about a month ago she stated really loving it. She takes him everywhere and just recently started taking her naps with him. It’s so cute to see her hug her stuffed animal so hard. She really is the sweetest baby I know! I’m just wondering what do I do when he needs a wash… there are no care instructions on his tag.

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And that’s July! I can’t wait to see what August has in store for us. It’s going to be just as jam packed I’m sure with Poppy’s first birthday being August 17th. Comment your favorite things right now below or any care instructions you have for a stuffed animal. Cheers!


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#whatrobinfavors – June top five

Another month has flown by and I cannot believe it. As of yesterday, Poppy is TEN MONTHS old. You better believe I’m already planning her first birthday party because the closer it gets the more my brain becomes total mush. My sweet little gal is growing up!

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A new month means I have a new top five for my monthly series. I’m thinking of calling it #whatrobinfavors, thoughts? Shoutout to everyone who suggested names for this series, they were all so creative but this one stuck out to me most.

Food: Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies, do I even need to explain? I’ll be honest, I was SO bummed when I pulled these bad boys out of the oven. They were flatter than flat and I didn’t think they’d be worth tasting. Joel begged to differ and said they looked good to him so I let them cool to at least take one bite. At first bite my mouth was salivating and my tastebuds went straight to a bakery cookie I’ve had in the past. Lesson learned: don’t judge a cookie by it’s cover. Click here for the recipe!

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Drink:  If you’ve been following me over on the gram then you know I’m hooked on my cold brew chagaccino. I had my first chagaccino at Alfred last month in LA and was really sad to know I couldn’t go to Alfred everyday to get one. After a couple test recipes I finally got it right! I might be biased but I think my Chagacchino is better than Alfred’s.😊

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Exercise: When we left LA last year I was really bummed to be moving away from FlyWheel. I had been spinning at FlyWheel for the last four years and couldn’t imagine enjoying spin as much anywhere else. That is until I took a RushCycle class. I had heard great things about the class and all the instructors so I thought, “why not?!”. It’s free for your first ride so I wasn’t losing anything taking one class. Five minutes into the class I knew this was my new FlyWheel. RushCycle has a tech pack so you know your gear and speed, the ambiance during class is so fun with the blacklight feature, and the instructor was killing it! The workout was challenging but not too hard where you weren’t able to keep up. Anyone at any fitness level can step into RushCycle feeling confident that they will have a good workout. I now go four times a month and all the instructors I’ve taken are great. I highly recommend taking a RushCycle class at least once!

Item to wear: My postpartum body has been all over the place. A month postpartum I had lost a lot of my pregnancy weight (thank you breastfeeding!) but my hips had expanded a solid 2 inches from giving brith. I’ve been avoiding purchasing new jeans up until this last month. It felt so good to get rid of the jeans and jean shorts I’ve been holding onto because I really don’t see my hips going back anytime soon. If they ever do I’ll deal with that when the time comes, but I bought new Levi’s 501 high rise shorts last week! It feels SO nice to wear jean shorts that fit. If you’re waiting for the time to purchase new jeans/jean shorts, the time is now! Go to an outlet store or utilize apps like Poshmark. I’ve purchased three pairs of Madewell jeans for less than half the price on Poshmark and sold a lot of my clothes there too. You can shop my closet here!

A favorite of Pop’s: Bath time with Poppy is becoming so sweet as she grows but now that she’s growing her sink baths aren’t possible anymore. Joel did some googling and found the PRIMO EuroBath. It fits right in the tub and has a little section for 0-6 months and another section for 6-24 months. People have asked how we store if and we just leave it in our second bathroom tub. Poppy loves being able to sit up and play with her farm animal bath toys. She can stop growing now, k thanks.

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What are you loving this month? Have a drink you’re obsessed with or an item you can’t stop wearing? Comment below because I need to know. Happy Tuesday friends!