Good afternoon. I just made a hot tea (still obsessed with Harney & sons cinnamon tea!), and now I’m outside on the patio while the dogs play. I love working outside this time of year, especially when the temps are around 67-degrees. I heard the midwest got its first snowstorm! 😮 This week has been so chill, not worth a recap, but I’m still stickin’ to them. I did a lot of gardening, neighborhood walking, cooking, hanging out with the dogs, reading, piano playing, and coffee drinking. Sometimes, it feels good to hang around at home. I hope you all had a good week. ♥️ One thing I’ve OBSESSED with lately is the wildflower meadow I started behind my house. Some of you may remember back in February when I sowed some seeds, but, amazingly, they are all coming up. This morning, I had about 100 cosmos swaying in the wind. Over the weekend, I put my peony bulbs, dahlia tubers, and wildflower seeds in the ground. Right now is an excellent time to plant, so they’ll be full in the spring and summer. I have a blog post going live this week with all the details on my flowers. There’s something so rewarding about watching flowers come up from seed. It almost feels magical. I have about 4000 seeds coming in the mail today! I also bought bags of zinnias to plant next year in the spring. We had a crazy rainstorm last Sunday. The whole neighborhood was practically flooded. It made for a super messy walk on Monday morning! But, with rain comes pretty Fall leaves! I spent the rest of the morning working from the kitchen table. I love to bounce around the house with workspaces. If I’m in the same spot too long, I get stuck in a rut. I made a purple carrot Buddha bowl for dinner. I always add chicken but still love going with the purple carrot service because they keep most of the meals vegetable-based, and I love how unique the recipes are. Whenever I get in dinner ruts, I usually order a PC box. I’ve been trying to get into the routine of reading more each morning. I just finished my first book of Book Club, and now I have the last two that I’ll finish this week. I’m glad I only chose three this month. My little work buddy, 😊I only did two Sweat App workouts last week. My body needed a rest, so I just walked instead. And on Friday, we both got our Dtap shots, and my arm has been sore all week. Taking breaks is healthy and a great way to keep yourself from getting burnt out or overdoing it. I’m still on that parfait kick! Almost every morning after my morning walks with my neighbor; I go straight for the yogurt parfait! Another purple carrot (+ chicken) for the win! So seasonal! I was up bright and early on Saturday morning to fit in a walk before heading out to the mall for a day of shopping. On Saturday night, we went to Killington’s for a late-night dinner with the neighbors, and kyle and I split the honey-chipotle, mid buffalo, and bbq wings! OHHHH were they good! We had them for leftovers for dinner on Sunday night while Kyle watched his Eagles game. Sunday morning breakfast! Chocolate chip pancakes, banana, yogurt, and scrambled eggs! 😋 We went for a little coffee and trail walk afterward. I blogged about that yesterday! (check that post out here!)Sunday afternoon walk with the pups! When I got home, I organized and decluttered some of the bathroom drawers. I figured I’d share what has been SAVING my skin lately. This Neutrogena face wash and turmeric oil-free gel moisturizer are incredible! I also use the Bye Bye Lines morning and night around my eyes and mouth. I picked the Turmeric moisturizer up at CVS after reading reviews on Amazon. I was too impatient to wait for another hour to use it. I also bought the oil-free redness soothing facial cleanser (over 3600 reviews) with salicylic acid acne treatment because I’ve been noticing more blackheads on my skin. I’m telling you, this stuff had overnight powers. If you’re looking for something that won’t break the bank, this stuff is it! The Bye Bye Lines Serum is a bit pricier but 100% worth it, in my opinion. I’ll be 30 in just a few months! Time to protect the face 😊
Questions for you!
- Do you ever just love staying at home?
- Do you have a face product you LOVE?
- Do you ever change spots to help you think better?