During quarantine life, I have become obsessed with my skin care routine. I almost never wear makeup, and have become more focused on having great, glowing skin, without covering it up with products! One of my biggest struggles is the marks left behind by acne. Its bad enough to have a breakout, but its even worse when the mark is left on your skin for months!
I’ve tried a lot of topical treatments from the dermatologist, but also a lot of skincare products that promise to fade those marks. I’m constantly making suggestions to friends, and thought I would share all the secrets before you shell out money on any products!
The metaphor of running a marathon is used a lot in society. “Its a marathon, not a sprint!” they say. While the comparison to running a marathon is relevant to a lot of scenarios, the things you learn while training for a marathon are also super relevant to everyday life.
When you train for a marathon, everything from your heath, to your schedule, to your mental strength is pushed to the extreme. But these extremes teach us important lessons about ourselves that can be used in all aspects of our lives. I wanted to share some of the top things that I have learned while training that you can apply to your life as well!
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I try really hard to eat a healthy and balanced diet. I personally feel better when I eat better, and like to fuel my body with nutrient rich food. I also believe in intuitive eating– I try not to spend a lot of time focused on food or food guilt. I’ve found that being consistent with incorporating healthy food into your diet is more sustainable long term than “diets” or restrictions.
I’m also admittedly not the greatest cook, so I like to keep my meals pretty simple and quick to make. My grocery list is really consistent from week to week– I even joke that I should set up a reoccurring order. I thought I would share what my normal grocery list looks like, and share some of my common, simple meal ideas. Keep reading to check them out below!
Let’s be honest– there is no at home replacement for the PSL. There is just something so special about that first sip of fall goodness! Once I’ve had my first pumpkin spice latte of the year, I find myself craving one every morning. To save myself from spending a lot of money, I’ve created my own DIY version of the drink to have at home all season long.
The key to the drink is a pumpkin flavored syrup. No one knows the secret recipe that Starbucks uses, but they claim it includes “flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove”. Let’s also not forget the important whip cream topping with the pumpkin spice sprinkle topping! While I don’t usually include the whip cream on my daily coffee (but I encourage you to if you want!), the pumpkin spice sprinkle is key!
I know, I know, some of you aren’t ready for fall. If you are one of those people still clinging to the last weeks of summer, just bookmark this post for when you are ready!
For those of you who are ready to embrace chilly weather, crunchy leaves, and to light a pumpkin candle, you have come to the right place! I have created some fun fall printables to liven up your fall decor. I love putting these in a cute picture frame and displaying in my mudroom or kitchen!
Be sure to click the download link for a high-res PDF file for printing!