Anyone else really start suffering when the weather changes?? Fall has slowly been trickling in over here in Philadelphia, and I can just feel my body trying to fight off a cold. I’ve been loading up on whole foods and golden milk, but would love to hear from y’all in the comments below with any other immune-booster suggestions!
Speaking of whole foods, I recently discovered Thunderbird Real Food Bars and let me just tell you: I’m obsessed. The food bars are made from simple ingredients, with no crazy additives so you can feel good about consuming. (This isn’t a sponsored post, I’m just that much of a fan.)
In the spirit of saving money, I decided to recreate one of my fave snacks from their Fruit & Nut line. They taste almost like fig newtons and carrot cake had babies. I ate everything I made almost immediately, so I’ll certainly be experimenting with this more! Hope you enjoy!
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a minute, it’s no secret I’ve been putting a lot of focus on making positive improvements. Each day I strive to be a better person than the day before, and with this blog I’m taking y’all along for the ride. Seriously, imagine that I’m e-holding your hand as we grow together.
I’ve talked a lot about mental wellness recently, but today I want to share some tangible, sustainable changes you can make to your routines–the bathroom ones in particular.
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HAPPY FALL BABES. Just kidding, I know we’ve technically got another month of Summer, but I cannot wait for it to be over. I hate playing the “Is it Maybelline, or is it sweat?” highlighter game, and I’m low-key as basic as they come with my pumpkin spice obsession. I’ll let y’all do you with the “summer is forever” state of mind, but I’ve never been more ready for chunky knits, good boots, and jean jackets!
In preparation of the upcoming season change I decided to put together a little mood board of trends I’m looking forward to (or just living in general), and share a few of my goals for September!
I’ve noticed in a lot of the communities I’m a part of that there’s a pretty negative trend going on lately, and I want to talk about it. Frankly, it’s probably been going on for years all over, but I never paid attention because I was actually involved in the negativity. I think the only reason I’ve started to catch on is that the positive mindset I’ve been working hard to manifest doesn’t leave a lot of room (or tolerance) for junk attitudes.
And by junk attitudes, I mean, people delighting in tearing each other down.
I’ve had this post in my queue for a minute now, because I noticed a handful of bloggers writing similar ones, and figured I should shelf it. But ya know what? If something is “trending”, there tends to be a reason. In my opinion, we’re hearing about the “Law of Attraction” from all angles because: it works.
But what exactly is the Law of Attraction?
I talk a little bit about the idea behind it here, but essentially by focusing on the positive or negative thoughts a person is having, they can manifest into real life experiences. Basically: your thoughts become your reality. If you’re repeating something to yourself, that phrase will create imagery in your mind, which will affect you subconsciously, in turn influencing your behavior, then actions, and overall habits. Like energy attracts like energy.
Although I was already utilizing affirmations in my daily life, it’s only recently that I’ve fully started to employ the Law of Attraction. It’s kind of amazing when you approach life with a positive mindset, just how much starts to align (and in a short time)!
A lot of the healthy, non-food related recipes I share on my blog are born out of necessity, whether I need to clear up my skin or fix my energy levels; this recipe is no different! I accidentally let myself run out of toothpaste recently, and instead of subjecting everyone to my morning breath, I decided to try out something I’ve seen pop up on pinterest a few times: make my own toothpaste!!
Surprisingly, I’m in love with it. I will admit, it’s more of a tooth “powder” than paste, but I don’t think my mouth has ever felt cleaner after brushing. Plus, it’s kind of fun brushing with charcoal and seeing your mouth get black, then end up super clean!
I’ve noticed lately that a lot of people seem to be struggling with feeling burnt out in their day to day life. In a society that takes a bit of twisted pride in never calling out of work it’s frankly not surprising that people are getting to this point.
While I get that being overworked is partially a financial decision for many (and therefore largely a necessity), social media is definitely a huge contributor as well. The first thing we do when waking, and the last thing we do before sleeping, is scroll through our phones to observe others. This is creating a subconscious tally board against carefully curated highlight reels of all the things we aren’t accomplishing, even though we’re striving for something that isn’t obtainable because it’s not real.
While I’d definitely say it’s easier to have someone else help you take blog photos (blog boyfriends, you know who you are), sometimes that isn’t an option. I’ve started dabbling in taking my photos myself recently (and people can’t even tell!), because I like being able to drop everything and get to business on my own timeline. Seriously, sometimes you’ve got an idea you’re just bursting to photograph or a sponsored post you’ve gotta get up ASAP, and no help in sight.
Don’t fret y’all!! I decided to put together my top tips to help you start shooting solo, so you guys can get out there and start making magic all by yourself!