I'm a kick-ass person, and I fucking know it. Just like how I know you are a badass babe that deserves a little tlc. Don't wait around, take the initiative, and pamper yourself the way you know you deserved to be loved.
Here are some ideas in case you need a little inspiration.
Popcorn and A Movie
Stay in or go out. Choose to watch the movie you want to watch
and eat all of the popcorn plus any candy your heart desires.
Draw a steamy bath filled with herbs, oils, or salts.
Crack open a bottle of wine, light a few candles, and peacefully soak in the tube.
Out To Lunch
Find a quaint little local bistro, and enjoy a lunch mellow lunch outing to yourself.
An Adventure For You
Pick an activity you love to do, set a time and date, then head on your way to a harmonious adventure. My choice would easily be ice skating.
Drinks and Dessert
Slip out to the store and find a bottle you've been dying to try then pop on over to your local bakery for a few treats. Play your favorite music and enjoy the thrill of trying something new just for the fun of it.
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We decorate our storefront windows every month. With every change, we want to showcase to you that Thavin & Marcob is more than just a fashion boutique. We are a lifestyle that embraces the ugly beautiful truth of life. One way that all of us here do that is by creating a window display with a deeper meaning.
This month our theme is,
" I Dress For Me, Not You."
Self-Love seems like such an easy term to understand. Love yourself. Right? But what about, if, like me, you are living with an illness and simply don't feel worthy of love, even from yourself? Then is self-love still easy to understand?
It's more than just a term. To me, it refers to your entire relationship with yourself, and like any other relationship, it takes work. It takes work to maintain that connection between mind, body, and spirit/soul.
I think it takes some commitment even. Commitment, and devotion to you, and in society today, that is often viewed as selfish, ignorant, and just not acceptable.
Look in a mirror.
When you are feeling down, or sad, look in the mirror. Every single mark on your body is evidence that you are stronger than whatever that obstacle was, even if you didn't feel that way. Look in a mirror and celebrate that. Acknowledge how far you have come in your journey, and don't be afraid to go as far as to high five your reflection. It's easy to become discouraged in life, and there is nothing wrong with taking a moment aside and celebrating where you are at right now.
Go for a walk.
I always love spending time outdoors, but if you don ``t, then this might not be up your alley. When I go for a walk, I find a sense of peace in my mind and it is really comforting. I like to take that time to reflect on my day, and go through my emotions at various parts of my day, so I can really understand what is going on with me. Creating a barrier/separation, by going for a walk, allows me to leave behind what has triggered my emotions, and allows me to focus on being mindful and present.
Personal Development/Self-Help Books
Have a hobby
Having a hobby can be a beautiful way to express emotions without using any vocal words at all. It can be a creative outlet to empty your mind and focus on what is present, which can then allow for a calmer connection between your mind, spirit and body. Doing something you enjoy doing is a way of caring for your own needs and happiness.
Recognizing Your Feelings/emotion and triggers
Write yourself a letter
I'm sure you have heard this one many times, but it can be so therapeutic to do it. Clearing your mind and putting it behind a physical aspect (writing), can help to make it concrete and real. Once it's real you can work through it, and take care of yourself. You can also write something resembling a love letter to yourself and zone in on your strengths and accomplishments. Keep it in a place where you can read it when you are having a bad day!
The first peaks of light that enter my eyes in the morning are always accompanied by a groggy muffled sound, which is a call out to me beloved coffee pot ordering it to start brewing. A typical morning for me includes on the water used to brew my coffee, very few stretches, and absolutely no workout.
Autumn is a time of change, so why not change my morning routine just a little.
The worse possibly thing that can happen is I learn it's not for me and I go back to what my routine was before.
Wake Up To Water First
Instead of sipping on coffee first thing in the morning. I have made the switch over to 16oz of water. While it is not cozy and warm, it is cool and refreshing.
Stretch Out The Sleep
While I am drinking down my 16ozs of cold water. I like to multitask and stretch for a few minutes. I stretch for 10 minuets minimum, but if it feels right and I have the time to spare. I'll happily stretch for a good 30 minuets.
Warming Up For The Day
My morning workout is not by any means anything crazy or complex. It is simply and easy to execute at home workout. I enjoy it because it helps energizingly wake myself up without tiering my out so much so that I want to crawl back into bed.
20 seconds of High Knees with a 10 second break
(Repeat 3-6 times)
20 Squats squeezing for 2 seconds at the top
(Repeat 5 times)
10 Push Ups
(Repeat 5 times)
45 Second Planks
(Repeat 5-10 Times)
While some mornings I have more energy and can accomplish much more. Changing out and/or including different set, reps, or exercises. For the most part this is what a morning workout for myself looks like.
Wake Up, Stretch, And Work Out!
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There were so many amazingly beautiful animals to see. As we approached a delightful picnic seating area we were greeted by a variety of graceful birds.
We then were guided by our lovely guide to see a Tortious,
a quant little Duck, and more marvelous Birds.
And finally the moment had arrived,
it was now time to see the Kangaroos!
It was an unbelievably incredible experience that I will never forget. They were exceptionally soft, gorgeously gentle, and marvelous creatures to stand next to.
Once we got all of our pets in, our informative guide then guided us to visit
Wallabies and Wallaroos.
Immaculate is all that I have to say!
Our guide then directed us to visit Donkeys, Goats, and more lovely Birds.
After saying hello to a handsome Miniature Horse, we then rounded
a corner to greet two exquisite Emus!
Our last stop on our amazing tour was to visit a Lama and Alpacas!
To celebrate such an unbelievable experience we then headed to the farms souvenir shop.
Our guided tour through The Outback Kangaroo Farm was the absolute perfect way to spend a birthday! I had so much fun making memories with my family and meeting so many impeccable animals. Truly a great day that I will remember forever.
I can't believe that I haven't' shared with you my cherished Autumn bucket list yet. While my list practically includes every fantastic fall activity out there. I would still love to share all of my festive fall goals with you and maybe inspire you to partake in a few memory-filled joyous season greetings activities.
Cocoa On The Couch
I absolutely love making cocoa
from scratch! I love experimenting
with different flavors and hidden notes of deliciousness. Now that the weather is dipping down in degrees. The ambiance is quite literally perfect for snuggling up on the couch with a pup, a movie, and a hot cup of freshly made cocoa.
Bundled Fall Stroll
Pick A Spectacular Pumpkin
Something A Little Spooky
Circle Around A Corn Maze
Enjoy Scrumptious Themed Treats
While my list could honestly go on and on,
here are some of the activities I am looking forward to the most.
Share your Autumn Bucket List
We'd love to know all about the fun that you'll be having.
Warm Color Palette
The Gift Of Light
Halloween is right around the corner and guess what that means? Fall is in full swing! While there is quite a bit that needs to get done and in the next few weeks for the much anticipated Halloween night. To offer a helping hand, we have crafted you a list of all that we think you could possibly need to do for the big spooky day.
1. Start squirreling away bags of candy
so you don't run out on Halloween night.
2. Host a provoking night of terror with your all time
favorite scary movie, and don't forget the popcorn.
3. Create the ultimate spooky music playlist
to play for all those adorably scary trick or treaters.
4. Arts and Crafts is where it's at.
DIY Halloween decorations always stretch's
your decorating budget.
5. Create a moment, pick a day for a hay
ride and some yummy warm cider.
6. If a hay ride isn't your thing try a haunted house.
7. Don't forget to pick up some new batteries for those flashlights.
You don't want to be out and about on Halloween night
and not have a dependable light source.
8. This is the Biggest decision of the day....
What will you dress up as?
Start looking for that amazing
can't duplicate Halloween costume.
9. Pumpkins, pumpkins and of course more pumpkins!
Head to the pumpkin patch and enjoy not just finding
that perfect pumpkin, but to also enjoy fall and all it has to offer.
10. Take a night off and enjoy an Edger Allen Poe
book with your favorite cup of tea.
11. What is October without a few carmel apples.
Yes, you can make them and if not hit up your favorite candy store.
We love shopping locally when we can!
12. Start Decorating for the Big Night
13. Don't forget to Purchase some extra lights to light up
the path to your door for all those little ones looking for candy.
14. Did someone say Zombies?
Yes, you should be planning some time for a corn maze and
if there happen to be zombies flowing in-between those
extremely tall corn stacks its all good.
15. Are you squirreling away all that candy, go ahead you
know you want to, open a bag and give yourself a pre Halloween treat.
16. Host a Halloween cookie decorating night with friends
and yes there should definitely be wine!
17. It's time to decide what you are doing with all those pumpkins.
Are you painting them, creating Jack-o-lanterns or
leaving them in there beautiful natural state.
Whatever you decided just have fun with it.
18. Spread some Halloween sparkle and pass out
some popcorn balls to all you know.
19. Did you skip the Zombie Corn Maze?
Hit up a local haunted house with friends of course.
20. Enjoy the season! Fill it with love,
laughs, hugs, small and big moments!
Did we forget something?
Let us know; we are always looking for
some new ideas to add to our Halloween night!
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!
Always Growing is our motto!
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