snow daze

I’m frequently asked about some of my self love/self care methods. Today was the perfect day to indulge in just that. Taking advantage of Brooklyn’s snow day, I decided to cuddle up and tell you guys just how I catered to myself today.

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Happy February beautiful souls! I’m a few (well, more than a few) days late for the start of the new month but that’s okay -better late than never, right?

Here in New York, we’re having a pretty intense snow day. Schools are cancelled, work (for some) is too and everyone is pretty much cuddled up, watching Netflix, eating ice cream and drinking wine.

If you’re like me and have approximately 0 baes then this day can/might be a drag for you. I allllllmost found myself feeling kind of down about that. Then (as always), I snapped out of it and decided to use this day as a day of self-care and self love. So I thought it would be pretty cool to give you guys a little insight on how my day has panned out thus far.


My day started pretty early (around 8:30 am). As per usual, I woke up and checked social media (a bad habit, that must be stopped in 2017). Then I did a quick 15 minute yoga session before heading to the supermarket (with my mommy) to gather some things for my day/night in.

On the way to the supermarket, I decided that I would do a little home cooking -since I haven’t reallllllyyyy chef’ed it up in a while. (Btw, I love Bitmojis)

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After searching through a few recipes, I decided on a Vegan Alfredo Pasta and Salmon with a caramelized sauce. I threwwww down, okay!

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After relaxing and enjoying my meal  (and netflix) … I took a nap. Lol. Butttttt, when I woke up, I hopped in the shower, washed my hair .. got real sneaky clean. I lathered myself in some soft body butter (shameless plug coming up .. now – which is available at SKYBRITNEI) and I turned on some good music, lit some candles and meditated whilst repeating positive self affirmations.

Whenever I’m taking the time to just BE, my music choice is always Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill and India Arie (among a few other artists). As for the candles, I have really been into soy candles lately and I have been loving the scent of Lavender & Vanilla (mixed). These two combined, made it extremely easy for me to relax and enjoy the tranquility and stillness of my afternoon.

Winding down, I indulged in a bit of journaling via my #ANote2Self Meditation Journal by Alex Elle. I also read a few pages of my WordsOF Gratitude book.  These are just some things that help me center myself and gain some peace of mind.

After centering my thoughts and emotions .. here comes a little bit of the ratchet. I heard via Twitter that VH1 was replaying old episodes of Flavor of Love! And I had to indulge for a little while -I couldn’t help it lol.

Sidenote| Can we discuss WHY Trey Songz is doing a dating show? Why? Why? & Why? Lol.

Anyways – then, I thought to myself ‘people are always inquiring about my self love methods’ and without me realizing today was all about self love and being okay with solitude soooo, I decided to write this for you guys. A nice drink sitting next to me and Bob playing in the background .. now is where I’ll sign off to enjoy the rest of my night.

Keep in mind that self love is more than just what I do. It is different for each person. The only thing that should be transitional in self love is that it IS INDEED self love and is built on positivity.

Be well guys and always practice self love -everyday!

xoxo,
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Yummy Yummy Yummly!

You guys have been with me as I’ve started to eat healthy and just really dive into a healthy lifestyle. One problem that I face with this is that sometimes I get so bored because (to me) it seems like the choices I have (to eat) are limited. I mean, I really don’t eat dairy at all anymore, I’m trying to cut out meat as much as possible and so many things that we think are healthy .. I’m learning that they just aren’t!

After being frustrated with my lack of options, I started to look up healthy recipes. As I searched through google and various cooking sites, the ‘healthy’ recipes I saw weren’t healthy at all. C’monnnnn a lot of them had PORK (I do not eat pork – never have never will, ew. No offense) and I kept thinking to myself – ‘on what planet is pork healthy bro’. So not only was I not finding what I was looking for but I also felt like I couldn’t trust those sites.

After my frustration got the best of me, I headed to Facebook just to skim through some posts and forget about the horrid recipes that I saw. At that moment I saw a post from a girl who is very much into fitness, knows about alkaline foods and diets and is just an all around healthy individual. If you don’t know hat alkaline foods are, that is another post for another time. Just know that alkaline foods are what we need to live an all around healthy life (in terms of eating -that is). In the comments section of her post, someone asked how she came up with different recipes and pretty much just asked her for advice. So you know, now my eyes are PEELED to the screen. Lol. Anyways she recommended an app and now I want to recommend it to you.

The name of the app is

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Yummly!

I am not sure if it is available on androids, but have no fear because I literally just found the website!

http://www.yummly.com/

I have been using this app for about 3 weeks and I LOVE IT! It’s reminiscent of a Facebook news feed with just an abundance of different recipes. You can pile your favorite recipes into different categories and can even create a shopping list of items that you would need for each recipe.

However, my favorite part is that you tailor your profile to fit your needs. So upon downloading the app, you will be asked what kind of ‘diet’ you are on, what foods you don’t like, what allergies you may have and things of that nature.

This app has been such a help. I have been able to make Zucchini fries, different wraps and seafood entrees! I can’t wait to make even more things and share them with you all!

Please check out this app especially if eating healthy is something that you want to try!

xoxo
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