Lets be honest though once school starts and summer ends I am instantly ready for Autumn. Since I live in Florida where it is still eighty-five degrees in the middle of October it is sometimes hard to feel like fall is here. When I think of Autumn one of the things I think of is all of the yummy snacks I get to have. Honestly you can eat these anytime of the year, but when I think of fall there are a few snacks that just pop into my head. Even if I have been eating it all year round they just help me get in a fall mood. So here are a few snacks that are my favorites to eat during this season.
Lets start off with one that I have been eating a lot of lately and that is Muddy Buddies. I'm going to say I believe a lot of people know what muddy buddies are. Maybe you've heard of them. They are basically Chex cereal covered in chocolate, peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar. It's like a trail mix; a very addictive trail mix. If you're not careful you will probably eat all of them because they are amazing. The recipe I use I got from Pinterest. It is so easy to make you really cannot go wrong with this one. Everyone in my house loves it. Also there are so many different kinds of Muddy Buddies recipes and the options for this snack are endless.
I know this isn't a snack, but it is my favorite thing to drink during the Fall. I look forward to it every year. Yes, it is pumpkin spice, but no it is not the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Every year my best friend Emily makes Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate. It is so good and made from scratch so you can't just go buy a pack of this hot chocolate. This is definitely something I do not drink year round because I live in a hot place. So, I get so excited when the weather starts getting cooler because then I can talk Emily into making it. I do believe the recipe is on Pinterest so if you want to try it definitely look there.
Ok so I don't know about anyone else but I basically grew up on these and they will always be my favorite, cinnamon rolls. I'm pretty sure almost everyone has had one unless you have an allergy. This is one of those things I eat year round but they give me a lot of Fall vibes, Thats probably because of all the pretty fall photos with cinnamon rolls I see on Pinterest, We Heart It, and Instagram. We usually just buy the Pillsbury brand because its quick and easy. But, if you are brave enough to make your own then go for it. I found out from Emily's mom the other day that they actually make theirs homemade. Now, I have yet to try them but I am sure they are tasty because they are always making something delicious and amazing.
This is something I eat almost everyday or every other day. I am actually Diabetic and have been since I was a baby. So something I eat to get my sugar up if It drops or I eat it just because I want is Rice Krispie Treats. My mom usually buys them but usually during the fall I try to make a some home made ones. We used to do this all the time when I was younger. I even remember trying to help my nana press the rice krispies into the pan to cool down. Yes you can just buy them in the store for a little sweet treat. But, if you have ever had a home made rice crispy treat then you know they are so much better and fresher. Plus if you make them yourself you can make any kind you want and even decorate them.
Cookies are always a good snack option. The cookie that makes me think of fall the most are Snickerdoodles. My mom and I make snickerdoodles every year around Fall and Christmas time. They are always a hit and a nice little treat to have. But, if you're not careful you probably will eat all of them.
This one is another drink and it is one I usually only drink during this season alot. I look forward to it every year. That is hot apple cider. When I can start drinking hot apple cider it instantly makes me think of fall. My mom usually gets me the apple cider Keurig pods and think you can get them on amazon. But if you are brave enough you could definitely try to make it yourself. There are plenty of recipes one Pinterest so it won't be hard to find.
There are so many food and drinks to look forward to in Autumn that make the season so much more exciting and I love them all. I know that once Fall starts I am on Pinterest looking for D.I.Y’s and snacks to make. So I hope this helps you get in the Fall mood. Also help you make some amazing tasty Autumn snacks and drinks.
It is that time again and I am so excited to share with you what I received in my Fall box. Thankfully for me this box was delivered to my house a day early. So I am able to do this post for you guys. I actually got a little impatient this time so I did look to see what I was getting in my box .on the website. But, I was still very excited to receive and unbox everything in this box. One of my favorite things about Fab Fit Fun is it introduces me to new products and brands. But also it lets me receive a few products I have used before and have loved. So lets go ahead and get started with the unboxing shall we.
Beauty blenders are something I use all the time so when I found out one was going to get one in this box I was very happy. Especially this one is from the beauty blender brand and since those are $20 I don't usually buy those for myself. I usually stick to the Ulta beauty blenders because they are cheaper and work just as well. But I am looking forward to using this beauty blender.
Now, I'm sure you have seen these or have used them your self because they are all over Instagram. Personally I have never used these before so they are going to be fun to try. That is bubble sheet face mask. These are the Glam Glow bubble sheet oxygenating deep cleansing mask which retails at $18. I'm sure I've probably seen these around Ulta and never thought to buy them myself because I'm not really a sheet mask person. But again I am very excited to try it.
This one is really not for me but more for my mom since I don't have my own place but I do still think they are very cute. They are Simply Whimsical Tea Towels which retail for $14.99 an they are in a grey and white and white stripped pattern. Even though I know that in this house they are probably going to end up stained. They are going to be very pretty displayed in the kitchen.
I actually like to buy a lot of my body wash from Bath&Body or I will use whatever there really is in my shower. So this was very nice to receive and that is the Skin&Co Roma Blue In Capri which is a shower gel or body wash. It is scented with wild sage, lemon, and alpine rose, I'm usually a fruity scent kind of girl. So this is going to be interesting to try since it is a fresher earthier scent and it retails at $22.
If you have a Fab Fit Fun subscription you probably know you are able to customize you're box a little bit and pick a few of the products you will receive your box. So one of my customization options were a Vince Camuto Luck Tote or Crown Brush 6 Piece Set. I chose the brush set because you can never go wrong with make up brushes. I haven't had a chance to try them yet but they look and feel very nice and I am excited to use them. These brushes retail at $75.
I watch a lot of Vloggers who live in California like Alisha Marie and Mia Stammer so I hear about Alfreds tea room a lot. So to be able to receive something from them is very very exciting. This was another option where I got to choose what I want. The options were between a Alfred tea pot or a Alfred french press. Since my family and I are more coffee drinkers than tea drinkers the coffee press is the one I picked. My mom and I are excited about it because my mom has actually been wanting one. We have no idea how to use it at all but this will be a fun learning experience and this retails at $22.
I believe this was my last customization choice I was able to make. The options were a Catherine Malandrino umbrella in Red Floral or Black/White Floral, or Cylo Cobra Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds in Black or White. Since I have my Apple Air Pods I have no need for ear pods so I did choose the umbrella. Which is always needed because whenever I put an umbrella in my car someone takes it out and then when I need one I don't have it. This umbrella retails at $39.99 and it is so cute for the fall season.
The skin around my nose actually gets dry and always wants to peel so any exfoliant or peel is very welcomed in my skin care routine. So having this product in this box is a very nice treat and it is a Grown Alchemist Polishing Facial Exfoliant. It says that it is gentle enough to use everyday which I will try using it everyday. This product is definitely going to get a lot of use and it retails for $67.
This is the last product in the box and it something I don't know if I would go out and buy myself. But it is something I will be trying and testing which is the Farmacy Dew It All Total Eye Cream. I don't usually use eye creams mostly because I've never felt like I needed it. But like I said I will be testing and trying out. This lovely product retails at $38.
These are the main products in this box but if you have a subscription as well then you know they throw in some little treats. This seasons treat was a Luna Rica bar in the flavor Salted Caramel Nut and this is also a sponsored product for this box. I'm usually not a fan of salted caramel but I did try this bar and enjoyed it. Along with the Luna bar was a $50 gift card to Hello Fresh which is something my parents have been wanting to try so that was very nice to receive. The total value of my box is $316.98 and I only have to pay $50 each season which is and amazing deal. I am still really loving this subscription service and very pleased with it. I would definitely recommend it to someone who wasn't to sure about it.
There are so many things to love about this beautiful season and I wanted to share a few that I love with you. This season makes a lot of people excited and and there are definitely reasons for that. So sit back relax and let me tell what makes this Autumn in my eyes so amazing.
When the weather changes I am a very happy girl living in Florida. I am stuck in the humid heat pretty much eight months out if the year. So when the air starts to get chillier and I can wear jeans and jackets outside comfortably. It is a very good time although when Autumn starts to happen for some people in September or October. Our Autumn doesn't really start until mid October it will start to cool down for us maybe if we're lucky. At the end of September but I don't think we're that lucky but we always look forward to the cool weather.
I am a sucker for the Autumn collection at Bath&Body so you better believe that when they get there Autumn candles. I am in the store spending my money like I just did pretty recently, But these are the are the candles I look forward to all year long so it is totally worth the money. Thankfully for me Bath&Body does have sales and buy one get ones so it makes me spending money on candles a lot easier. Like I recently bought two knew candles from there because they were on sale for $12.94. But its not just the candles I'm obsessed with its the whole Autumn collection there. All the amazing scents they have help me pretend that it is actually Autumn here. Where as if I were to walk outside I would actually start sweating and feel like I need a huge glass of water.
So I'm going to be basic here for a second and say I do enjoy pumpkin spice things. Mostly pumpkin spice drinks but pumpkin spice is not the only thing I like to have during Fall. There are so many treats I look forward to enjoying during this beautiful season. From cinnamon rolls to snicker doodle cookies. I am actually going to post a blog on my favorite snacks during Autumn soon. But there are so many snacks and sweet treats that make me think of Fall.
When Autumn starts it just means we are getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas. My birthday is actually on Christmas day so I am very excited for that. My older brother travels for work from April to November. We do get to see him a few times during the Summer but once Summer is over we don't get to see him until he comes home in November. He comes home the week before Thanksgiving so that makes it one of my favorite holidays. Because my family is all back together again and we just get to spend time with each other.
These are only a few of my favorites but there are so many things to love about this season. There are so many things I am looking forward to this season. From the weather to the fall festivities. I know Autumn is a lot of peoples favorites and for a very good reason and even though weather wise my Fall will be coming later. I am still very excited and can't wait to see what this beautiful season brings this year.
On August 5, 2018 our puppy of fifteen years Mitzi passed away who was the third Mitzi in our family. Now on September 3, 2018 I would like to introduce to you Faith Mitzi. Yes Mitzi is her middle name because Mitzi is family name for dogs in out family.
We honestly did not know if we were going to find another dog as great as Mitzi. We had fifteen amazing years with her so she was our baby and family. So it was very hard when she passed but we knew it was coming because again she was fifteen. We knew before she was gone that we wanted a puppy but felt Mitzi had deserved to go in piece with out a puppy jumping on her. So we waited everyday it was very weird walking around the house and not seeing her. But as August came to an end and September began. We found little Faith on September 1, 2018 well actually my dad found her and with how cute she is I'll let him have this one.
The breeder we actually found her from lives in North Carolina which where we live in Florida is a six hour drive. Which isn't to bad and we knew by looking at the photo of Faith that she was perfect. With out a doubt she had to be ours my dad had talked to the breeder found out the price she was asking for her. Which ended up being exactly what my dad wanted to pay for a puppy so that helped a lot.
Little Faith is the tiniest little dachshund I've ever seen at 10 weeks old. We believe she is about 3 to 4 pounds we haven't gotten her to vet yet so we do not know her exact weight. But yes it is completely fine and healthy for a dachshund to weigh so little. Her parents who we also got to meet were small as well which would be why Faith is. Dachshunds are the type of dogs you really do not not want to be heavy or over weight. Because it will cause damage to there knees and back. So having a dachshund small like she is at her age. Helps us maintain her weight and her happy and healthy for many years to come.
The minute I had Faith in my arms I knew it was meant to be she looked at me with her big brown eyes and she had me. We have only had her for three days now and she has made her way in to our hearts with her bouncy playful energy and cuddly nature. I know we will be making many new memories with out new baby. But there is no way in the world we could ever forget about our Mitzi and the memories we made with her. She was my best friend for fifteen years and she will always be in my heart. But now it's time for a new chapter in our lives with a bouncing energetic ball of joy. I had so many amazing memories with Mitzi and I can't wait to make more with little Faith.
If you want to see more of Faith or would like to see Mitzi as well they both have Instagram pages @mitzicentral and @wehavefaith__ . So go check them out to see puppy photos which I will definitely be posting Faith photos on my instagram as well. Also I hope you enjoyed this or thought it was exciting because we find it very exciting to have another puppy in the house.
Sadly Summer has come to end and it's time to put away the beach gear; time to grab your coziest blankets and fuzzy socks. I'm the type of person that when summer ends, I’m ready to jump in to Fall. It's time to pull out my sweaters, jeans, and boots even if it does still feel like fall hear in Florida. We don’t usually start to really cool down here until mid October or the beginning of November. So I have to pace myself and remember that even though it may not be sixty degrees here, it doesn’t mean I can’t start incorporating some fall clothing pieces in my everyday life.
Jeans are a good piece to start adding back in to you’re wardrobe for Fall. I live in Florida and in August and September it is still in the mid 80’s. I like to stick to jeggings just because they are a lighter material. Also because I don’t feel like I’m going to die if I go outside wearing them.
I think a lot of us are the same that when it starts to cool down a little bit we want to pull out our boots. But some times the weather just doesn’t agree. Now you could stick to some ankle boots or opened toe boots or even some cute wedges. But if it is still in the mid 80's where you live I would stay away from the knee high boots just for a little longer
Its not time for sweaters yet but if you want to get away from the tank tops and t-shirts we wear during the Summer. You could try a cute button up top with a pair of jeans. I think button up tops are very cute but it is still a little to hot to wear them here. But I will be trying a few once the temperature cools down.
Cardigans are one of my favorite items in my Autumn wardrobe to wear. But when it is hot wearing the thicker knitted ones I own is not a good idea. So a light thinner cardigan is a better choice for when its a slightly cooler day and I just want something to put on my arms. But that doesn't mean my knitted cardigans will not get any use because they definitely will.
The clothing choices are not the only thing that changes during this transition from Summer to Autumn. The color options and choices change. In Summer we wear brighter or pastel colors. In the fall we for more deeper and darker colors and I usually wear black a lot probably more than I should. Another favorite color of mine that I like to wear in the fall time is burgundy or a deep plum color. I currently have a lot of clothing in closet in the burgundy family of colors. There are many shades and tones that make us think of fall like burnt orange, rust, mustard yellow, camel brown, and again those burgundy and plum colors.
I think we all struggle a little bit when stores start getting rid of summer clothing and bring in the fall clothing. Whether it just too hot or it's not cold enough to throw on a thick sweater just yet. Sometimes you're just not ready to get rid of your Summer style which is perfectly fine too. You can incorporate fall colors and styles with dresses, skirts, or shorts and a cute top. But sadly it is time to start saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall. So I hope this is helpful for you to make this transition from summer to fall.
If you are like me then you probably have dozens of blank journals laying around. Again if your like me then you probably bought them because they were pretty and not because you had a purpose in mind for them. I have a few blank journals and the options on ways to fill them are endless. It is however sometimes hard to figure out what to use them for. I have to go to YouTube and Pinterest to get ideas on how to fill my journals. So I thought I would share a few ideas I like with you.
Number one is a travel diary. I love the idea of traveling and want to do it very badly. I also love the idea of having travel diary. It can be fun to collect memories and fill the journal with memories. I'm sure there are travel journals/ diaries you can buy but if you make it totally customizable and to your liking.
The next journal idea is an art journal. The art journal can be a scrapbook or a sketch book, or something to just doodle and have fun with and practice your art. I actually have one and use it almost everyday. Mine is a canson mixed media sketch book. Since it is a mixed media journal it means the paper is durable enough for paint, markers and glue. So the possibilities of what I can add to this journal are endless.
Number three is a food journal. Now if you're a foodie then this is perfect for you. A food journal is a place where you can keep some of your favorite recipes. Or if you find a recipe on Pinterest you like an want to try you can add it to the journal too.
Number four is a gratitude journal. A gratitude journal is a place where you can write down all the things you are thankful for. Whether it is something you are grateful that day, month, or year. It's just good for when your having a bad day to help you remember all the good things you have in your life and be grateful for them.
Number five is a quotes journal. If you're like me then you probably look for quotes to put up in your room, or just need a good quote to make you feel good through the day. Over the years I have found many quotes that have become my favorite. So I have a journal where I can write down my absolute favorite quotes.
Number six is the bullet journal. I’m sure a lot of you know what a bullet journal is. But if you don’t, a bullet journal is a one hundred percent personlizable planner. I’ve tried bullet journaling more than once and realized that even though it’s fun to do I’m not that good at it. I need to practice more with it. If you want more information on it you can look it up on like Pinterest or YouTube and you will find all the information you will ever need.
Number seven is a normal diary journal, Some of you might think having a diary is super childish. But, it is good to have a place where you can write down all of your thoughts. A place where you can go to write about your day or to just help you get your thoughts organized.
So there are many ways to fill your journals. The options are endless they can you use to write a story, your personal thoughts, or art. I know I have more journals than I know what to do with. These are only a few ways you can fill your journals but there are so many more. I hope this was helpful or got you inspired to fill your journals and I hope you enjoyed it.
This Summer I haven’t worn a lot of makeup just because this is Florida and if I wear makeup I feel like my face is going to melt every time I walk out the door. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a few makeup and hair products that have become my favorites this Summer. So here are a few products that I have been loving recently.
Number one, this product I have mentioned in a blog post before but at the time I had not played around with it very much. The Aspyn Ovard Tarte pallet is great because I don’t really enjoy wearing a lot of make up during the summer, but this pallet is great to create a light natural look. For the times when I want to go full glam this pallet is perfect for that as well with all the great metallic shades. My favorite metallic shade in this pallet is Heart Of Gold.
My next favorite product is a hair product I have been using for a little over a month now. I think its pretty obvious most loved hair style right now is beach waves. I got the Beachwaver S1 for Christmas last year which I have been loving how it creates nice beach waves. But this is not about the Beachwaver it is about the spray I use once I curl my hair. The AG hair care tousled texture spray is great for give you that messy beach look that everyone loves. Your hair doesn’t even need to be curled for this spray to work. You can totally just spray it in, run your hands through your hair, tousle it and scrunch it a bit and still achieve a beach look. The best part is there isn’t any build up with this product and it adds a good amount of body and volume.
Number three because I do not wear a lot of make up during the Summer I don’t usually put on lipstick or lipgloss to help keep my lips moistourized. But a product I do love and wear everyday is my EOS lip balm in sweet mint. I actually used to collect the EOS egg shaped lip balms a few years ago. But this one looks just like a chapstick that smells and feels great plus it's cute in photos as well. It is definetly one of my favorite products not just for Summer but all year too.
The next product is another hair item and that is my It's A 10 heat protector. I have been using this product for two years now and it is still something I love. I have been using the Walmart brand of this product recently just because it is about $10 cheaper than the actual It's A 10 brand. But it works just as well as the name brand. This is my second Summer with blonde hair and with all the swimming I’ve been doing I’m always worried about the chlorine from the pool turning my hair green so to keep it from doing that. I spray my hair all over especially my ends to create a barrier between my hair and the chlorine and it keeps my hair protected all summer long and through the year.
Number five, this product is one I received in my Fab Fit Fun Summer box and I also mentioned it in my Fan Fit Fun review post. That product is my ELEMIS papaya enzyme peel. When you first feel the texture of this product you would definetly think it was just a face moisturizer because it looks and feels like a lotion. But, it is actually a face mask that help exfoliate and moisturize the skin. I use this product every night and I can totally feel a difference in my skin. Plus it smells amazing which is just an added bonus because I have used face masks before that have not smelled great at all.
These are a few of my favorites and all of these products definetly made my top five list for this Summer and pretty much year round. I love post like these because they may give you ideas on some new products to try. I hope you enjoyed this post.
Something that can make or break a photo is props. The kind of prop you use depends on your styles of photos, background, and the location where your photo is taken. Whether you are taking a photo of yourself or a flat lay photo props are usually envolved somehow. I'm sure you've seen how props are used on instagram but if you don’t like using props you don’t have to that’s completely fine. I just know that from what I’ve seen on instagram and have heard other bloggers say props do make a difference and add something to a photo. So here are a few perfect and popular photography props.
The first prop is food. Food is a very popular and is great because when your done with the photo you can eat this prop. I’ve seen a lot those pictures recently because of it's Summer and ice cream is a favorite. You can get some really pretty and cute ice cream cones that are picture perfect. Then again when you’re done you can eat it and hopefully you finish taking your photos before the ice cream starts melting down your hand. Food prop options are endless. Pretty much if you are eating something that is pretty and cute or you think will make a good photo it probably will.
The next prop is flowers; really how could you go wrong with flowers unless you are allergic to them then don’t use them don’t go near them. But if you’re not allergic then go wild. The types of flowers you be able to use in you’re photos will depend on the area you live in, or what your grocery stores flower shops are selling. Now if you live in an area where you have a flower feild and the flowers are blooming that can be beautiful. I have seen this done this year and it is absolutely amazing.
The third prop is accessories and who could you go wrong with accessories. Anything will do a hat, purse, shoes, jewelry, even sunglasses you don’t even have to be holding it. Just having an accessory can add something interesting to any photo. If the photo you are taking is based on a purse make sure the main focal point is the purse and not your necklace or shoes.
Number four beauty & hair products is something I’ve seen be used as props a lot lately from bloggers and instagrammers who are promoting the products. But that doesn’t mean you can't use them as props if you want to as long as it is a product you love like a lipgloss or you’re favorite dry shampoo. The photo will turn out great. I actually love post like these because it gives you a chance to either learn about new products or find out more about a product you already knew about but never used.
There are so many more props out there that will look really great in any photo you take whether it's an ice cream cone or a hair spray you’re loving. Just having a prop can add so much to a photo and make it more visually pleasing to the eye. You don’t even have to use the ones I mentioned. There are so many more prop options out there. Again you don’t even have to use a prop if you don’t want to; that’s totally up to you. I hope this gave you some ideas on some props to use and that you enjoyed it.
I try to not be sitting at home bored with nothing to do on the Fourth of July or any holiday for that matter. But sometimes I do end up with no plans and just sitting at home stuffing my face with food and watching movies. Which is totally fine if that’s what you want to do but if you’re like me you’ll look on instagram and see everyone doing something fun and exciting. So to make sure that you are not sitting around and eating a whole bag of potato chips here are some activities to do on this lovely holiday.
Number one go see a fireworks show even though it is later on in the day it will give you something fun and exciting to look forward to during the day. You could totally invite a few friends grab a big blanket and just lay out during that night while waiting for the show to start.
Number two have a barbecue or picnic I feel like Fourth of July is kind of known as the day for barbecues and picnics. So you can’t go wrong with having one really. It also gives you a chance to try out all those recipes you find on Pinterest and to spend time with friends and family. Like really anyone will come to your barbecue or picnic if there is free food food; is just a good thing.
The next thing you could do is go to the beach to pool and now since it is a holiday that is where everyone will probably be. So be prepared for it to be extremely packed and parking to be difficult. If you don’t mind driving around to find parking at the beach for while then go for it. I don’t have my own pool in my back yard we have a neighborhood pool which has a Fourth of July party every year so I avoid going there on this holiday. But if you have a pool of your own then you can totally invite some friends over and just spend the day splashing around and having fun.
The next thing you can do is go out and get some really cute Fourth of July photos. They don’t even have to be for instagram but just for fun. I’ve seen a lot of cute photos for this holiday on Pinterest and We Heart It. You don’t even really have to leave your house to do this if you don’t want to just carry your camera or phone around with you and take as many photos as possible. Who knows they could turn out really stupid, perfect for instagram, or just make a great memory to hold on to.
I will be going to a pool party later tonight so another thing you can do is go to or have a party. It doesn’t even have to be huge massive party. You could invite three to five friends and watch some movies, make s’mores, do some fireworks. As long as you are spending time with people you love and are having fun and making some amazing memories. It will be a good Fourth Of July.
I hope you have an amazing time today and you are spending it with people you love. I hope these Fourth of July activities were somewhat helpful or gave you an idea on what to do today. Spend time with some friends and family make some memories and eat a lot of food. Most of all celebrate and have fun today Happy Fourth Of July everyone.
I'm going to start by saying I am not a morning person at all; I am definitely a night owl. So getting up and started with my day is not an easy thing at all especially when I have to be up early for work. It's just not fun at all and not something I enjoy. So if you are someone who has to wake up early like me or just don't like mornings like me here are a few tips to hopefully make your mornings a little easier.
Number one starts with the night before and that is going to bed earlier even if you are a night owl like me. So I usually am up late reading because I love to read. It isn't a bad thing just when I start reading at night I kinda lose track of time. So, I set a goal time for myself to be in bed and ready to go to sleep. I get ready for bed an hour to two hours before so I have time to read or just be on my phone. I am the person to set multiple alarms for the morning which sometimes I hear and sometimes I don't. Which is why I set multiple of themes to be sure I don't hit the snooze button too much.
Number two is one I think a lot of people already do and that is pick your outfit the night before. Seriously if you have somewhere to be in morning stressing about what to wear is going to take up a lot of time. I work as a nanny so my outfits are usually just some shorts and a comfy shirt so I can stay nice and cool in this lovely Florida heat we have been having recently as it definitely feels like Summer here. Seriously though, if you do pick your outfit the night before or at least have an idea of what you want to wear it will make your mornings a lot smoother.
Number three is something that I do that actually saves me time in the morning. That is I do my hair the night before if I wash it because I do not was my hair everyday. I don't have a huge amount of time from when I wake up to the time I have to walk out the door to do my hair. So to help my self out and not have my hair look like a poodle I usually blow dry and curl it the night before. After I curl it though I do not run my fingers through the curls like I would if I was doing my hair before going out somewhere. I leave them nice and tight then sleep on them. When I get up in the morning I go through them with my fingers or comb and ta da no poodle hair. I know not everyone's hair is the same and this will not work for everyone but even just blow drying your hair the night before will take some time off your morning routine.
Number four is listen to music or watch a youtube video. I uasually do this while I am getting ready in the morning. It helps my brain wake up a little more and gets me moving. Sometimes I even wake up with a song stuck in my head and that is the song I will have to listen to while I am getting ready. But I feel like besides my coffee this is a good way to get me moving and started with my morning.
Number five, I'm not much of a breakfast person first thing in the morning. It takes a little time before I get hungry and realize I should eat something. I know that sometimes we're in a rush to get out the door that we don't really think about breakfast or we just say we're not hungry because we don't have time. So here's a little tip for breakfast if you want something light like a smoothie or some fruit. Make it the night before and stick it in your fridge to chill until your ready to go in the morning. If you want something a little more filling a bagel is a good choice pretty easy and quick to make too. But if you want something like eggs or french toast I'm going to tell you to wake up a lot earlier to do that.
So here are my five tips for early mornings that I have used more than once for my self. Like I said before I am a night owl so mornings are not fun for me at all. So if you are like me a night owl or you just struggle to get going in the morning I hope you found these helpful or useful and if you haven't already try them out your self.