I’m officially late jumping on the chia seed bandwagon. I’ll admit it! I had no idea what all the fuss was about. Every time I heard the word “chia” I instantly thought of the Chia Pet commercials and the jingle that went along with it. Cha-cha-cha-chia!
Currently, my workout routine has me going to the gym later in the evening. By the time I’m done, I’m hungry and find myself wanting a salty snack as I catch up on tv and relax for the rest of the night. Of course, I don’t want to undo what I just accomplished in the gym, so instead of reaching for the nearest bag of potato chips, I’ve been snacking on nuts.
This week marks the end of my six week yoga for beginners course. While I had done some yoga in the past, it had been at least a year since I hit the mat, and I wanted to start over with a strong foundation (tips for new yogis can be found here). I’m absolutely loving it, and while I’m sad my course is almost over, I’m excited to start a new class and continue on with my yoga journey.
I stumbled upon this recipe from Juli Bauer a few years ago when I first began the paleo journey. And after tweaking and personalizing it slightly, it’s become a staple in my house. Perfectly sweetened and absolutely amazing, it goes so well with everything: homemade yogurt (if you eat dairy), berries, almond milk, and dark chocolate bits, to name a few. I adore cereal so it’s nice to have an option that is guilt-free and won’t give me a crazy sugar rush, like my beloved Apple Jacks used to do.
I love the Super Bowl and am so grateful it falls on the first Sunday in February. With the holidays over and winter in full swing (okay, pretend for a second I’m still living in NYC), I’ve always found January and February to be a little depressing. No more decorations, joyful music, or jolly people, and worse we’re all now back to working-all-day work days. Read More…
First, a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope tomorrow and this weekend are absolutely wonderful for you and your families! I have a huge list of to-dos for today to get ready for tomorrow, and I’m so excited for the friends (all non-American btw – they’re such good friends!) who will be spending the day with us.
This weekend is extra special for me, because it’s when I start putting out all the Christmas decorations! I don’t have an enormous collection of decorations, but I do try to add a little something new to the mix each year. Next year, once baby number two is in the picture, I’m planning to get us all matching and embroidered stockings.
Since we don’t have too many holiday stores here in Barbados, you often have to either plan really far in advance (like me and my stocking project) or try your hand at a DIY project. In fact, DIY is often the best way to go, because really…who has time to plan ahead? So here’s a favorite that easily adds a bit of sparkle to the tree and can be changed each and every year – painted popcorn garland.