Monday Motivation| Everything is as it should be

Everything is as it should be. I heard this quote while finishing up a yoga video (love Yoga with Adriene) the other day and it definitely clicked with where I am at right now. There are a lot of unknowns in my life at the moment and this really helped to sooth my worries. Everything is…

What I Ate Wednesday (Valentine’s Edition)

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Here is what I ate yesterday: 8:26 AM| Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes We normally don’t have pancakes during the week, but given that it was a special day I decided to make some for Ben and I. This recipe from the Youtuber Niomi Smart calls for 1…

4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Whether you are single or in a relationship, we can all join in this celebration of love. Valentine’s Day can be way more than a commercial holiday if you choose to see it as a time to express gratitude and love in a more simplistic way. Since it falls on a…

5 Reasons Why I Gave Up Makeup

I fell in love with makeup around the time of middle school. Growing up, I would ask for $50 mascaras from Yves Saint Laurent for Christmas, spend my gift cards on Mac foundations, and was a dedicated follower of makeup tutorials and reviews on Youtube. As a dancer and figure skater, makeup was introduced to…

What I Ate Wednesday

Another week, another ‘What I Ate Wednesday’! Here we go… 9:17 AM| Breakfast: Oatmeal with Berries Pretty similar to last week’s breakfast, but oatmeal is my ultimate morning staple! This time I added blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, walnuts, a mix of seeds, and some local honey. 12:54 PM| Lunch: Scrambled Eggs with Kale We didn’t have […]

Travel: The Berkshires, Massachusetts

I love planning weekend getaways with friends, especially in the wintertime when there aren’t always as many social gatherings planned. It’s something fun to look forward to and get excited about and it’s also a great way to connect with people when they aren’t typically as busy. We decided to go rent an Air BnB…

What I Ate Wednesday

Here’s what I ate on a random day last week… 9:06 AM| Breakfast: Oatmeal with Berries and Walnuts This morning I decided to switch it up from the usual banana and oatmeal and opted for berries instead! Daring, I know. We had strawberries and blueberries in the fridge so I added those to my oatmeal,…

Relax & Unwind with Yoga

I recently stumbled upon Yoga with Adriene, a Youtube channel dedicated to yoga. Adriene is so genuine and I love the way she teaches. Although I am a bit late to the party, I am working through her “Yoga Revolution” series at the moment. My favorite video so far was “Day 8- Practice Serenity”. This…

What I Ate Wednesday

I love reading posts and watching videos of what other people eat in a day, so I decided to share my own! Although I didn’t mention it as I felt it would get repetitive, all of the food I purchase and consume is organic and contains no refined sugar and no GMOs (genetically modified organisms)…

Travel: Jay Peak, Vermont

On the first day of 2017, Ben and I woke up around 4 AM to make the trek to Jay Peak in Vermont, which is about a 30 minute drive away from Canada. The road trip was mostly dark, but once the sun began to rise the views of the mountains were stunning. When we…

5 Mindful Habits for Everyday Life

Mindfulness is something that I routinely practice. It helps me to reduce stress, live in the present, and maintain a healthy and positive mindset. I know what you may be thinking! Wait a minute… what does mindfulness even mean? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines mindfulness as “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s…