Obsessions: 07.13.18

It’s Friday the 13th! Being July, it doesn’t exactly feel spooky out, but hopefully, everyone gets only good luck today! We’ve been all over the place (mentally, physically) the past few weeks, so here’s what we’ve been up to in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.



Last week, I read a bunch of stuff about the Keto diet and then spiraled out of control buying Keto stuff. I grabbed some MCT oil, heavy cream, full-fat yogurt, avocados, and some protein and fiber powders and got to work trying to “Eat Fat to Get Fit”. Then, I went to San Francisco and now that I’m here, I bailed on Keto to eat whatever. Basically eating high fat, low carb will make your body burn fat for fuel instead of glucose/carbs/sugar. I’m pretty into extreme food challenges, see the Whole30, and this Keto stuff feels like a body science experiment, so I’m thinking I’ll get back into it when I’m home from San Francisco. Any tips would be appreciated!

Loose Pants

everlane wide leg crop

I don’t know if it is because its summer or because I’ve gained a lil weight or because I’m just a super casual breezy person, but I can no longer handle skinny jeans. I’ve been loving loose pants and yesterday I finally bought the Everlane Wide Leg Crop Utility pants and I’m pumped to wear them today! I was in the San Francisco Everlane store and all the ladies working there and shopping there recommended sizing two sizes down because they stretch so much, so I’m glad I got that hot tip. I was planning on grabbing the ankle length Work Pant, but they didn’t have those in store, so I’ll wait to get those online.


The Handmaid’s Tale Finale

handmales tale

That’s about all I can say so this doesn’t become a spoiler but has anyone else been watching????

Pre-workout Update

Remember a few weeks ago when I remembered I like pre-workout drink and was on the hunt for a new one? Well a popular recommendation was the Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy version on Amazon. I ordered the strawberry lime flavor and I can confirm it’s very good! Definitely recommend.


Making Ice Cream

One of the first gifts Zac ever got me was an ice cream maker, but I hadn’t used it until this past week. I dusted off my Ben and Jerry’s ice cream recipe book and stocked up on heavy cream, then got to work! So far I’ve been making their mint Oreo ice cream and it’s so good. Since everything is so fresh it’s like eating cold whipped cream, if that makes any sense. And it’s so easy! Highly suggest getting into the homemade ice cream game this summer if you’re looking for a hobby.

My Eyebrows

For probably about 12 years, I went to the same person to get my eyebrows waxed. She was amazing and did great work, so I never had any need to stray. Well, right before we went to Mexico last year, she quit. Like, quit the industry. Since then I’ve been on a journey to get my eyebrows right. After a year of at-home plucking and one disappointing professional wax, my eyebrows were thinner than I liked and just not doing anything for me. So, for the past three weeks or so, I’ve been letting them grow in. I’m hoping to leave them for a few more weeks at least before finding a new waxer to reshape my eyebrows and make me beautiful again. Until then, I feel the need to announce that YES I KNOW MY EYEBROWS LOOK LIKE THAT IT’S ON PURPOSE. Just don’t look directly at them.


This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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