Today was one of those wonderful days off. No where to go and nothing pressing to do. I spent the morning outside playing with the dogs and weeding in the garden. Then I cut my oregano plant way back and brought all of it in to dehydrate. Dehydrating is one of my favorite ways to preserve my herbs. It is so easy to do and they are ready to use all winter long! Curious how to dehydrate your own herbs? Then read on, my friend!
Feeling a little blah? Thinking you aren’t as happy as you could be? Letting stress and anxiety take over? This little diddy is just what you need then! I am going over 6 ways to give your life a happiness boost today! Six things to take with you, implement in your daily life, and start feeling happier. They’ve worked for me and I hope these tips will work for you too! Life is too short to be living angry, sad, or stressed out. Of course, these things will happen from time to time. It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. But, these six tips will help you maintain a more positive outlook on life that will boost your mood and boost your overall happiness day-to-day!
I got into yoga about 3 years ago. I am not really even sure how it all began but I remember in the dead of winter just deciding to suck it up and go to a class. I had never done yoga before but I just felt the need to try it. I think it was the fact I was living in a city that gets well over 100 inches of snow a season, I NEEDED some winter physical activity. So I went to a studio 3 days a week for classes. I got hooked. Knotty pine walls, wood stove, candle lit classes, aromatherapy workshops, private beach classes. I couldn’t get enough. I was preparing for my wedding, starting a new job, and just moved back to my college town. I needed a stress reliever and this was it! I was also getting into amazing shape for my wedding and felt awesome! When I didn’t go to the studio, I would do online classes at home to supplement.
I love lists. Maybe a little too much. I have multiple notebooks. Multiple lists. Sticky notes everywhere. You would think I had my sh** together. My fridge currently has 6 lists on it, plus a calendar. Well … turns out I don’t have the most organized system. See, here is the problem with lists. They only work if you stick to them. Or if you could find them. Or if you can remember what stuff is on what list. It is turning into a real cluster. So, in my ever growing effort to amass as many random hobbies/habits as possible, I am starting a bullet journal. A what? Just go on Pinterest … you will be hooked. Or you will think I’m insane, one of the two.
This is a question people ask all the time. How can you eat healthy and not spend a fortune?! With a little planning, it isn’t hard to keep your grocery bill in check. I promise! Matt and I try to keep our groceries around $50 a week and we are able to do it most weeks. Some weeks we do splurge on things and spend a little more, but I wanted to share with you some of our tips to keep those bills in check 90% of the time! I know we’ve all gone to the grocery store, standing in the checkout aisle, and somehow we spent $150 dollars. HOW?! WHAT DID I BUY?? And then you leave with 3 bags. So frustrating. So, I have come up with my top 10 ways to save money on groceries. Hopefully, this will help keep those weekly shopping trips in check and take a little stress out of eating healthy on a budget. Take what works for you, leave what doesn’t. And if you have any other tips, leave them in the comments below!
PS- sorry in advance, these pictures are mostly all unrelated … I am day dreaming about summer, so these are all summer garden photos from last year. Hehe. Love you. Still be friends with me!