Treat, Eat, and Cheat of the Week: Second Edition

Treat Eat & Cheat of The Week
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Hey beautiful people. Last week, Keanna wrote about what we are trying to do with our regular segment called Treat Eat and Cheat of the week. If you didn’t see it, we are basically just taking a moment to give a little shout-out to the things that brought us a little joy this week.

I must admit that I have been battling the worst cold that I have ever had while struggling to meet deadlines after almost three weeks of vacation. However, I have found that taking a moment to be grateful for little pleasures is an important part of my self-care routine. So without further ado, here are my Treat, Eat, and Cheat of the Week!

Treat of the Week

Keanna looking out on the beautiful mountains

This one is easy. Today is Keanna’s birthday and just like people do #WCW/WCE, I would like to say that Keanna is my treat of the week every week.

While some of you don’t believe it, we are not a couple but I do believe she is my friend soulmate. She has talked me back from the ledge, comforted me when I was down, and turned up with me at celebrations. She is CLEARLY the more understated of the two of us and keeps me grounded.

I’m not drinking at the moment, but I will make an imaginary toast to a beautiful, witty, and graceful person! Here’s to many many more beautiful years together.

Eat of the Week

Trader Joe’s Thai Lime and Chili Cashews (Courtesy of

“The unique flavoring in Thai Lime & Chili Cashews is derived from a popular Thai plate, Tom Yum Soup. Its abundantly aromatic, spicy-sour profile is provoked by the addition of Thai lime, lemongrass and chili peppers.“

This is what Trader Joe’s has to say about their Thai Lime & Chili Cashews. Technically, I did not have them this week, but almost always have them on hand as they are so good. I wish they were spicier, but the flavors are balanced and nuanced. Exactly what I look for in a snack.

Cheat of the Week

Aquafrut Water Infuser (Courtesy of

So, like many of you, I am not at my ideal weight. It is something that I have struggled with for a couple years now, but am finally getting serious about. It starts with cutting out booze and sugary drinks. Shocker! I know. It isn’t forever, but until I knock off some pounds. But for some reason, I hate drinking water and tend to opt for teas with honey.

To get some flavor in my water without adding sugars, I have been using the AquaFrut Bottom Loading Fruit Infuser Water Bottle and have become obsessed again. Just load up with your favorite fruits and herbs, let sit, and enjoy.

Affordable, easy to use, and super easy to clean. What else could you want?

What’s your Treat, Eat, or Cheat of the Week?

We’d love to know what you are loving this week and we’re always looking for more things that bring joy. 

Also, we wanna connect with you on our mailing list below, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, even Google+.

Keepin’ it Pretty & Simple,

 PS – if you enjoyed this, be sure to check out what Keanna posted last week.

By Monti Lawson

Hello, I am Monti and half of the team for Currently living in New York City, but raised pretty much in Virginia Beach, VA. By day, I am a freelance consultant for nonprofits. At night, you can find me trying to infuse vodka, playing with cocktails, gardening, or trying as many new cuisines as I can find. Longing to spend a year traveling through Asia.


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    Awww! Thank you, Monti. This gave me all the feels. And reminded me that I need to get back on my water game. Love love! ♥

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