Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
I’ve never really been one to take this holiday too seriously, but I do love any occasion for fun decorations and tons of sweets!
I’ll be celebrating my Valentine’s Day by going to work and hitting the gym tonight. Not a particularly exciting day, but I’m still looking forward to adding some Valentine’s cheer where I can!
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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Thank you so much to Shutterbean for sharing this link today!
I’ve just spent the last hour reading the fascinating “my morning routine” series on the Bon Appetit blog where celebrities share their own morning routines. Of course, I was especially interested in Justin Timberlake’s routine (he’s one of my many celebrity crushes!), but I found myself reading every single post in the series. Jonathan Alder’s description of his life with Simon Doonan was particularly funny too!
As for me, I’ve recently started becoming somewhat of an early riser. I’m usually up by 6:15 on work days and up around 5:30 for the gym on days I have school. On the weekends I usually sleep in a little bit later, but not ever past 9:30 or 10.
While I’m not a huge fan of typical breakfast foods, I do try to eat something every morning. Usually it’s just a simple fruit smoothie with frozen fruit, almond milk, chia seeds and sometimes some spinach. If I get up early enough, I’ll drink my smoothie while catching up on blogs or news (sometimes Facebook..) online. Otherwise I have to chug it down while I’m getting ready. Usually I’m able to hold off on my morning coffee until I get to work, but if I’m particularly tired I’ll make some french press coffee and drink it while I get ready.
Then it’s out the door by 7:45 for work or finishing up some last minute homework before my first class of the day.
What about you? What’s your typical morning like?
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Yesterday Molly from A Piece of Toast posted about her pipe dream.
Until then, I had never heard of the concept of a pipe dream, but now I can’t stop considering what mine would be. A pipe dream is basically what you would do if you had nothing holding you back or preventing you from living the life you want
It’s funny how the first thing that popped into my mind was to open a restaurant or cafe. I’m studying communication in school and have never really done anything to qualify me to work in the food industry — except love to eat good food! However, I have been trying to improve my cooking skills since moving into my own place and finally having a clean, nice kitchen.
While I don’t think dropping everything and starting my own restaurant is in the cards for me (at least not now), I am trying to make an effort to explore anything that interests me right now. Who knows where it could lead!
So in that spirit, I’ve decided I’m going work on trying out some new recipes and attempting to branch out a little from my usual meals of pasta and salad. Look out for some new food posts coming soon!
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How amazing was Beyonce’s performance at the Super Bowl last night?
It was by far the highlight of the night for me; who cares about the football! She’s coming to Chicago in June, and now I’m dying to go to the show. I’m planning to spend the whole day today blasting her music and dancing around the apartment!
One of my favorite times is when I wake up early enough to leisurely drink my coffee before running off to work of school
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It doesn’t happen very often because I usually snooze until the last possible second, but I’m always grateful when I do pull myself out of bed a few minutes early. Being able to slowly drink my coffee while relaxing and reading some blogs always starts my day off on the right tone.
I’m really trying to make an effort to be more of a morning person and to wake up in time to enjoy time to myself in the mornings. It’s especially difficult on the weekends when I have no real reason to get up early, but this weekend I’m going to try my hardest to continue my habit of being an early riser.