I always love seeing other people’s monthly favorites, and learning about new things on their blogs. I think continuing on the theme of gratitude here on the blog, I wanted to start a monthly favorites of my own. To kick things off, I’m going to reflect on the things that helped to brighten up my November. These are all-encompassing things: music, movies, food, websites, beauty items, anything as a way to share the love and gratitude.
Apples with cinnamon
The perfect fall snack! Just slice up an apple, add cinnamon and mix or shake until all the apples are covered, and eat plain or with your favorite nut butter. PS, has anyone even tried using pumpkin pie spice on apples? I feel like that would turn out really good!
Homemade Acai Bowls
Though these might not be a great option if it’s super cold where you are, it is a nice breakfast or snack. My favorite acai recipe is: 1-2 frozen bananas, one pack unsweetened frozen acai, 1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk (depending on how creamy you like your smoothies), then top with your favorite granola, sliced banana, hemp seeds, or berries.
I’m still a big fan of using mandala coloring books to help me stay in the present when I’m feeling anxious or bored. They’ve been really fun, and a great way to meditate or have something to do with your hands when you watch movies or listen to lectures.
I have been loving this recipe for quite some time, but go in and out of phases of how often I make it. Since moving to Florida, these have been a go-to for recipe prep and simple meals. Even my boyfriend, a steadfast meat-eater is a hug fan. They are so perfect for topping on a salad to pack for lunch, as I did above.
The Hanuman Mantra
After a teacher in Salt Lake played this during Savasana, this has been one of my favorite songs to add to my yoga playlists!
This has been such a fun way to keep track of my morning pages! I love that it tracks what you are writing, so you can see some of your most used words, and see what your voice was like while writing. I highly recommend checking this site out!
Favorite quotes this month:
“Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles R. Swindoll
“Committing to your happiness increases your chances for success.” ~ Robert Holden
Things I’m loving from around the web:
I know I’m late to the party, but I just discovered the Skimm and am totally in love.
These Desire Map planners look so rad.
Obviously, Adele is a queen. But this skit is so perfect.
Beauty standards are shifting, in a good way.
If you are on Spotify, that’s where I put all my yoga playlists. You can check out my latest yoga playlist here.
What things have you been loving lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!