Monthly Archives: November 2015

3 Ways to Boost Your Mood

With the busy Holiday season upon us, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed out with Christmas shopping, holiday parties, family gatherings, decorating etc.

Sometimes it can be difficult to find some time alone to relax and regroup. And if you are anything like me, then you NEED some alone time! If that isn’t readily possible, try some of these tips below to de-stress and boost your mood!

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Buy Some Fresh Flowers
I don’t know what it is about the bright fresh colors but anytime my husband or I bring them home, I can’t help but feel a little happier. {Anything that is the color pink helps too!}

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Light A Candle

A good smelling candle or diffuser has always been calming to me. My favorite of late is the volcano Capri Blue candle (or diffuser). I can’t get enough of that smell. They are all over my local pure barre studio, so I have become obsessed. I bought a diffuser for Charlotte’s room and we have a candle out in our living room.

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Listen to Music
I listen to a lot of Pandora stations throughout the day and my current go-to’s are James Morrison and Vance Joy for relaxing music.  I usually have some music playing when I’m getting ready in the morning.

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Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!

What are your go-to way’s to de-stress during the Holidays or in general?

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Oh Hello There Blog!

Hey Hey!
Well I have managed to not post at all in November…until today. Yikes. I will partially blame this on the fact that little miss Charlotte has decided to not sleep as regularly, so my creativity has been a little zapped! I miss writing and having the time to write so I’m glad I made some time to do it today!

This post is a little all over the place since I haven’t blogged in a bit so bear with me. 😉

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{She says: “Me not sleep?? No waayyyyy!!”}

I feel like it is officially winter here in Texas. It’s been chilly and gloomy the past few days. Womp Womp. I am glad it has cooled down, but the lack of sunshine this weekend has made me feel very blah! (Living in California has forever spoiled me) Since the weather is getting cooler, I’m trying to get in at least 2 runs a week until it gets too cold outside. I’m still loving my Pure Barre classes, Barre DVD’s, and Tone it Up Workouts when I’m exercising indoors.

TraderJoes

I know I don’t talk much about cooking or nutrition on here, as I’m still a newbie but it is something I’m trying to get better at. Trader Joe’s has always been one of my favorite grocery stores. When I lived in California, there was one literally 5 minutes away so I could shop there every week. But now the closest one to me is a 20 minute drive- not horrible, but not super convenient. So, I get excited when I can go!

If you are a Trader Joe’s shopper…check out this book, it’s been my most used recipe book! (I’m not getting compensated to say this, I really like the book!)

Christmas

The Holiday season is upon us, whether we like it or not! 🙂

I have to say, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday- when there is a day dedicated to eating large amounts of food with family and/or friends~ you just can’t go wrong! But I’m also a sucker for Christmas decorations, music and movies. My friend sent me the above picture and don’t judge me BUT some of these dates are in my calendar so I don’t miss out!

And with that, I’m off to tend to this cutie pants.

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I’ll be back sooner than later! Thanks for stopping by!

~Marielle

What is your favorite holiday?

Do you shop at Trader Joe’s?