Finding routine

Getting back into the swing of things is always a little tricky for me. Of course, I want to dive head first in and take on whatever it may be that I want to change but that process has been happening a lot slower than I would like lately. I want to do something, and then I don’t. Yesterday someone told me that, “Whatever’s going to come my way, will come my way.” There’s no use in worrying, because really all that “worry” is is stressing yourself out about something that hasn’t happened yet — or that already happened. It’s important to plan and reflect, but there’s a fine line between that and always thinking about the past and the future and neglecting the present.

So today, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things. Embrace the present moment more. Recreate a routine I once had that made me happiest and not worry so much about what’s next (or try at least). And it may sound silly, but a lot of that starts with how I treat my body and what I feed it. I need a consistency and wholeness that I’ve been lacking for these past few hectic weeks.

And nothing says here’s to a fresh start of a new week than a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with sliced bananas, blueberries, almonds and cinnamon. Enjoy your week! 

XX

Abby 

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Weekender

Just got back from San Francisco, and while I could go on about how much I already miss it…I think I’ll just post some photos from the trip. A picture’s worth a 1,000 words, right? Happy Monday loves!

XX

Abby

securedownloadTreated myself to an almond + cherry scone and an almond milk latte at a little cafe I stumbled upon while walking through the city.

Union Square ♥

Ferry building = one of my favorite places in SF.

Words cannot describe how happy I was to be reunited with my Blue Bottle Coffee, sigh.

Handmade infinity wire bracelet I picked up from a street vendor.

photo 3Lovely view from the Sutro Baths.

photo 1Peak of the Golden Gate Bridge during a hike through Lands End.

Sunday mornings

It’s so funny that Abby just did a breakfast post as well!

We are literally always on the same wavelength.

This morning I made my classic cinnamon apple oatmeal!

It’s a microwave recipe and its super easy, which for a challenged chef like me is always nice:)

Steps:
1. Chop apples and place in a bowl.
2. Cover with cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg.
3. Add oats and water.
4. Cover with plastic wrap leaving a little room for air to get in.
5. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
5. Microwave for another minute and you are ready to go!

You can always spice it up by adding some almonds or milk at the end!

Happy Sunday!

Xx
Allie

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Breakfast break

Today, again, I find myself having to put together my day almost like a puzzle. Different things I have to do with half an hour windows in between to get from point A to point B to point C to point Z — it feels like. At least there was a moment in the morning I had to sit and enjoy my breakfast, and obviously, my coffee. Whether you find yourself hitting the ground running today or waking up slowly, I hope you can enjoy your morning! 

XX

Abby 

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The value of self care

Good morning my sunshines!

This morning I woke up a bit down to be quite honest.

As you know, there’s been a lot of changes in my life recently and sometimes it’s just hard for me to accept them.

BUT rather than mope or continue to feel down, I woke myself up and walked down to a coffee shop near my house and decided to treat myself to a lovely breakfast!

Sometimes, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to practice some self-care.

Go out of your way to nourish your body and mind.

At the end of the day, we need to be mentally healthy and happy before we can help others and the world.

So, remember to take care of yourselves this weekend!

Xx
Allie

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