Good morning! I hope everyone is having a good start to their week. It’s feeling a lot like fall (as it should be) here in NH and I’m all about it. Summer and fall are my favorite seasons by far and to be honest I’m not sure I could go without them. Things to consider when thinking about where I want to end up after my undergrad. I also need mountains and water (preferably a lake and rivers). Suggestions for future living options welcome.
Anyways, lets stop discussing my future location goals and get onto talking about things that I’m just digging in general lately. I almost named this post “fall favorites” but I thought that was a little over the top considering some of these things have absolutely nothing to do with the time of year.
Tiny apples + apple picking // Literally one of my favorite activities. It’s such a good reason to get outside and makes things start to feel slightly festive, which I dig. Every time I go though I have this fear of being stung by a bee, which I thank the following story for: when I was four I had gone over to a friend’s house for her birthday and to go apple picking in her back yard (side note: how sick is that?) and while in the process of retrieving all the apples on the planet I managed to get some yellow jackets into my pants because they were probably like colorful checkered corduroy (read: they were colorful checkered corduroy, say that ten times fast) and therefore attractive to little critters. Anywayssssss, I managed to end up with like 4-5 of my first bee stings. Uh hello traumatic. I’m terrified of them to this day.
Thankfully I still dig the apples.
Badger Balm Poetic Pomegranate lip balm // First off, how adorable is that name, “poetic pomegranate”? Second, it works like a charm. Third, it’s made in good ol’ New Hampshire.
Scarves // I might potentially have a bit of an obsession with scarves? I think it’s ok. It could be a lot worse. Who else has a thing for scarves? I’m all able the circle/infinity ones as of late, they are just super simple.
Zum Mist // Zum what? Also known as Frankincense + Myrrh. Also known as heaven. This stuff is strong so a little goes a long way. I’m talking one spray will take you through the entire day no problem.
If you want to smell like an incense, buy this.
Oatmeal + raspberries + cinnamon // hello uhm my new favorite combination. I added some vanilla protein and a little nutmeg to this also and it’s the bomb if I do say so myself. It’s warm and yummy and did I mention warm?
Epic Bar’s Chicken Sriracha flavor // We all know I’m a lover of quick, easy, and tasty snack options. Usually perfect bars are my go to here but I’m recently hooked on the Epic Bar’s and love that they are made with such a simple ingredient list. I especially enjoy the looks I get at school when I start eating a bar of chicken in class. It’s better than a can of tuna, which yes that has happened. #sorrynotsorry
Coloring // So I’m not sure how I missed that fact that adult coloring books are a thing these days but apparently they are popular. At least Barnes & Noble thinks so because I went in there to check out a book and they had tables (yes, plural) of them. I obviously wanted in. Most definitely my number one buy in forever. I’m already in love because it is such a stress reducing strategy because I think of nothing else. Working wonders on that whole anxiety thing of mine. I posted this on instagram and one of my friends even went out and bought her own after seeing it!!
Do yourself a favor: get a coloring book and go to town.
That about sums up the little things making me smile lately. Simple but simplicity is key. I’m having a slow morning and my aunt is in town, then school stuff and teaching my group class later. Tomorrow I’m going to test out my one-rep max’s, so we will see how that goes. One thing is for sure, I’ll be getting enough sleep tonight and consuming all the coffee and breakfast tomorrow morning. Whether or not that will help me I’m not sure, sometimes it seems to and other times I just want to sleep on the bench instead of actually benching… if only this worked. I’ll keep you guys posted on how that goes!
1. Do you have a coloring book? You knew this question was coming for ya…
2. Worst bee sting experience?
“Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them.” – Pablo Picasso