Good Morning friends! Happy Monday!
I missed posting this weekend and instead enjoyed the weekend off working on some upcoming things, just get ready for better things happening over here:)
Can you even believe December is already here?! Insane. I’ll have my November favorite things post up tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.
I excitedly welcome this Monday, since I have a few plans for this week that I’m quite looking forward to. It’s also fresh start Monday, so leave those troubles in the past and focus on all the positive happening right now!
I started the weekend with one of my favorite fresh juices.
Into the vitamix went spinach, a little kale, cucumber, 1/2 an avocado, a splash of fresh orange juice, apple cider vinegar, water and 1/2 an apple.
I love apples this time of year, but since finding out I have a mild allergy to them, I’ve had to ease up on my intake.
The only way I seem to be able to tolerate them thus far is blended.
Dinner on Saturday. Ugly, yes. Delicious, yes. Spaghetti squash, and roasted broccoli slaw in my vegan cheese sauce.
It’s so easy to make and fantastic for a vegan meal option.
Vegan Cheese Sauce (one serving)
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons cashew butter
- 1.5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- a little pinch of paprika
- 1 tablespoon water
First, combine the coconut oil, cashew butter and water in a bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds (until slightly melted). Next, combine the rest of the ingredients until a thick sauce is formed. Once your vegetables are done cooking, add them into the finished sauce.
How cute is my cat?
I found her huddled up in a random blanket on the floor. I heart her.
In honour of cleansing my mind from negativity, I happily got my meditation on. As much as I don’t always have the motivation to meditate when I’m in that headspace, I come out feeling a bazillion times better. For real.
I was feeling very anxious about some upcoming things; instead of sitting in that negativity, I connected with my inner self, slowed my mind, relaxed and flowed in the positive energy for the rest of the day!
The whole idea of meditation can be intimidating if you haven’t practiced before, but I promise it gets better everytime you engage with your authentic self.
I mean, let’s face it the holidays can be stressful, so it really is the perfect time to introduce some yoga or meditation into your lifestyle!
Speaking of Christmas time, we finally finished decorating around the house.
Now we just have the outside to decorate.
I also posed with my Starbucks coffee cup in front of the tree, because we all know I’m really awesome. And obsessed with Starbucks.
Maybe I need some sort of coffee intervention. And yikes, I need my roots done.
My sister wouldn’t be in the photo with me, because she’s too cool for that.
On Sunday, after easing into December with decorations and a bit of holiday baking (stay tuned for more on that). I let myself get totally emerged in the holiday spirit by watching my all time favorite Christmas movie, Elf.
Let’s be honest, anything with Will Ferrell is instantly hilarious. I swear even just seeing his face makes me laugh because he is just so darn funny.
You better bet I’ll be watching this movie more than once before Christmas.
On another tangent, for Christmas I really want to ask for a better camera. You know, so I can stop using my i-phone/digital camera. And so that my picture quality can improve, plus you can enjoy my blog and pictures more this way!
Does anyone have any good camera recommendations? Also be in mind I’m not really camera smart. So a “professional camera” that’s easy enough to use for someone completely camera dumb would be amazing;) Let me know!
What were some happenings about your weekend?
Do you practice meditation?
Check out my lovely friend Katie’s blog for more marvelous happenings!
Have a beautiful day!