Aside from this cold I've been trying to beat for the past two and a half weeks--a situation that is exacerbated by the fact that Selah and I keep sharing it back and forth (she's really good at sharing you know)--I feel pretty good physically! My body seems to handle workouts better and I'm at that point where certain routines have become another level easier. Though I'm not certain if that's my diligent yoga and cardio practice showing its fruit, I'm thinking it's mainly because I've been eating more raw food than ever before.
I used to be a diehard oatmeal, french toast, and protein pancake eater until last month, and if you know me, I couldn't survive without those every single morning. However, some perspective from my beloved Ali changed the way I think about my meals and I thoroughly enjoy fruit and veggies for the majority of my day. And okay okay....some pastries if my sweet tooth kicks in, hah! My dinners though? They have to be hearty and what I typically used to eat. Dinner is for family, fellowship, and having a good conversation at the table. I definitely don't want to put dietary restrictions on myself, and if I want a giant lemon pancake in the morning then by golly. I will have it. What works for me is going along with the flow and staying flexible. This new way of eating on most days has helped my energy levels and my stomach rarely bothers me, but I certainly wouldn't say it's for everyone.
This week was honestly a rough one! I think there have been emotional and spiritual trials in far too many ways I can keep track of. One thing I learn over and over is to let go and let God. Surrender, resiliency, trust, and hope are just a few of the things I constantly learn on this narrow path. The more I surrender, the less I have to carry as He works wonders behind the scenes. I hope you can experience this journey with me because it really is filled with joy and peace despite the trials life brings!
Aside from all that, there was one thing that made this week brighter. Greg and I went on a really unique date and then took Selah to her first pumpkin patch later in the week. We had the best time laughing with (at) Selah for her crazy little quirks while there. Like I said before, she is obsessed with rocks, leaves, sticks, and anything that is nature related. Rather than playing with the animals she much preferred grabbing stacks of hay and tapping on the pumpkins like a jungle baby, haha. :) I hope your week is panning out beautifully, friends!
I've skipped on my links post for a while and so they are back with a vengeance.
My jaw dropping at the sight of these sesame rolls with coffee tea glaze is an understatement! I craved something like it so bad I got myself black sesame tteok (rice cake) that very same day.
Just because I'm not a Nightmare Before Christmas fan doesn't mean I don't appreciate the amazing accuracy of this Skellington faced tart. And what's better is that it includes olives and ricotta, mmm mm mmmmmmm.
Speaking of spooky, I remember having so much fun carving my first pumpkin 3 years ago. But I'm afraid that with Selah around and life being busier than ever before, I just feel too lazy to carve anything. Unless it's turkey...that I can do. ;) Any moms feel the same way?
You can call me exaggerated or gluttonous. But my life would be complete if I could go on some foodie trek like this one someday. Keep that in mind, anyone of you who have the hookups. *hint hint* I'll repay you with my wonderful friendship, yes?
Feeling overwhelmed at work and want to escape to foodie+scenery fairy tales? Check out Mimi's exciting quests and finger lickin' recipes!
I might not be labeled as a moody person per se, but something about a moody tone and atmosphere get my heart feeling cozy and happy simultaneously. Maybe it's the rainy weather I grew up with in Argentina, but Marta's amazing captures get me every time.
Looking for a more sophisticated version of Halloween candied apples? Black tea candied apples might be your thing. Such an interesting twist!
After experiencing an utterly successful women's ministry brunch last weekend, I want to gather all of my closest girlfriends for a cozy and organic brunch party like this one. With the sun beaming just right--warming our backs on a cool Autumn day while fun conversations ensue after delectable meal.
What are some of your favorite links as of late?
Do you have plans for Halloween?
-Like every year around this season, our church is hosting a Trunk or Treat event and this might be the best one yet! The most exciting thing is meeting the community and starting up relationships.