For a while my family wanted to go on a day trip to a local lavender farm, but we just had trouble finding the right day for a day off and relaxation. Finally, we found the time and drove to the Seven Oaks Lavender Farm for the very first time yesterday!
One of the newer obsessions of Instagram is the ever popular matcha latte. Matcha is a type of green tea, available in powder form. With summer weather having arrived in the DMV area, it makes for a simple yet refreshing treat.
I love starting my day with a hot mug of tea in hand. There’s just something so right about it! It’s comforting, and helps me start the day off slowly. To be honest, I’m kind of a tea fanatic. I buy teas wherever I go. In fact I just brought 6 different kinds of teas from my trip! To me tea is part of my self-care ritual, and in the summer, when it’s too hot for hot tea, it’s a very big part of my normal routine that’s missing.
I’ve been on the road for a while now, and it definitely takes a toll. It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, especially since we’ve spent A LOT of time in the car. Since we’ve been gone for so long, I definitely crave a routine. That’s when I know I need to start implementing something short enough that I can do it before we pack up and hit the road again, but gives me enough time to start the morning off right.
Man, oh man! This week has really been a whirlwind adventure! For years my family and I have been wanting to make this trip, and it hadn’t been possible until now. So Wednesday afternoon we left MD to start our roadtrip to California. Here’s my recap from last week starting Wednesday. 🙂
This week has been a crazy one! My grandparents came to visit us a week ago, so we’ve been doing a lot of entertaining. Since this week has been so full of field trips and activities, I thought it would make a great recap post!
In the winter the last thing I want to do is go outside. I love running, but I don’t love it enough to brave the ice cold weather. Running while sniffling and teeth chattering is not my idea of a fun time (no matter the health benefits). However I have been loving the weather lately! Yesterday it was a beautiful 70 degrees outside with tons of sunshine to make this wannabe-Floridian happy. So I decided to start my training for the several 5ks I have planned for the summer.
The last few weeks have been all about new experiences..and I loved every second of it! It’s amazing when you have the right group of friends, how they’re open and eager to try out different things/experiences with you. I knew I had set out for 2017 to be all about strength and new experiences. That meant trying out things that scare me or that I never took the time for. One of those things was archery. Since it was freezing outside and I’m not a penguin, I found an indoor archery place and asked two friends to come join. We had a blast! It was a new experience for two of us, while the other had tried it out years ago. While I don’t mind doing things by myself, it’s always more fun to do things with others. 🙂 Plus you all can laugh later on about how you accidentally stepped on someone’s feet during dance class!
Bonjour, mes amis!
As promised in my January Favorites post, here is my new favorite smoothie recipe! 🙂 I’m usually not a HUGE fan of blueberries in my smoothie, but this smoothie works perfectly for me. I love the tartness and fresh taste that the lemon juice adds to it! I don’t go a day without adding lemon juice to something, so smoothie it is!
so each and every time I try to commit to a certain blog schedule, I end up having an issue with my blog….is it a sign? Psh..of course not! Or if it is, I’m going to stay in blissful ignorance! 😉 So I have my wordpress problems all sorted out, and can finally return to posting regularly! It’s half-way through January and I feel like either time has flown by or the new year hasn’t started yet. However, since it IS January, it’s time for a January Favorites again! I have so many new monthly favorites, it’s hard to narrow them down!