3 Ways to Make Your Morning Better.

Heeeeeey, Monday.

I actually woke up this morning to find out that I got called off work (WHAT?!), so today is more like a Sunday for me. But! For those of you who don’t have the day to catch up on errands and blog post, I’m here to bring you some light reading and share some easy ways to make your morning feel  like a fresh, positive start to the day no matter what.

Dancing for Donuts | 3 Ways to Make Your Morning Better.

Perk Up Your Morning Joe. Can I tell you I made THE best cup of coffee today?! I’ve been buying this ridiculously cheap coffee since my trip to Austin back in June (that’s what they had at our AirBnB) and I’m obsessed. It’s extremely strong, so I use exactly 2 tablespoons for about 2 mugs of coffee, and that’s literally how I measure it…I fill 2 mugs and pour them in. Works like a charm. Then, and here’s the really good part, I put in a couple shakes of ground cinnamon, a shake of ground ginger, and a shake of nutmeg. Trust me on this, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Oh, and I do this all year round, not just in the fall when people are obsessed with pumpkin spice. Plus, cinnamon is crazy good for you. Do ettttttttt.

Dancing for Donuts | 3 Ways to Make Your Morning Better.

Have a Real Breakfast. Now I know y’all have heard this one many times before, but having a breakfast with real foods is so important to not only your health but also your mind. Having nutrients found in veggies, fruits, whole grains, and protein can kick start your brain to boost productivity and fuel you for the day ahead. Lately I’ve been making a 1 egg-2 egg white omelette and topping it with black beans and salsa (not the prettiest breakfast ever, but you get the gist). I find that on days that I eat non-processed foods, I have more energy for work or the gym, crave sugary foods less, and stay full for longer.

Dancing for Donuts | 3 Ways to Make Your Morning Better.

Set Yourself Up for Success. So this last one is really different for everyone, depending upon what your day looks like and what you want to accomplish. But whatever that may be, write it down. Make a to-do list, write out a schedule, and put it in your planner. If you can see exactly what needs to be done, you can get yourself ready and set aside the time to do it. Not to mention you’re more likely to remember something once you write it down. I live by my iCalendar and planner. So today, for example, I’ve written down “homework, gym, groceries, blog, and clean bathroom.” Isn’t my life grand?! But hey, a day off’s a day off.

Well I’m off to tackle that list ^ but I hope you all have wonderful days!!

xo Jordan

Friday Finds.

Aaaaaand just like that, it’s Friday again.

I won’t bore you with more complaining about the weather (is it confusing you guys too, or is it just me?), or talk about how school and work have me totally slacking at the gym, but I will say that I’m very, very excited for Halloween and lots of other things that seem to be in works. Hence why I treated myself to two macarons yesterday from Bottega Louie…stay tuned! 🙂

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds

Healthy Caramel Apples 6 Ways – putting these on my fall bucket list ASAP.

15 Ways to Improve Your Cooking Life – all of these. so valid. especially for holiday cooking!

3 Ways to Make Your Photography Stand Out – helpful for food bloggers or anyone with an Instagram. haaaaaaay.

20 Delicious Ways to Eat Eggs for Dinner – healthy and economical. a win-win.

When You Wanna Boost Your Immunity – umm yes please. this weather has my body going all sorts of crazy.

7 Delicious Fall Salads – i’ll take the farrow with mushrooms & parmesan immediately. please & thank you.

That’s all for now. Happy weekending, y’all!

xo Jordan

23 Healthy Soups to Make This Fall – literally all i want to eat when it’s cold (cool?) out.

Friday Finds.

Greetings from another 100 degree day in sunny California!

I can’t decide if I think this week went by quickly or slowly, but what I do know is that it was busy AF. During weeks like these, catching up on other blogs is part of what keeps me sane. Here are some interesting links I’ve come across from around the web!

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds

Checklist for Doing Fall Right – all of these. once the heat wave is over, that is…

How to Peel & Cut a Butternut Squash – YES. Thank you.

Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter – for all the pumpkin flavored bread, obviously.

32 Ways to Use Chickpeas (That Aren’t Hummus) – because these magical little beans are the BEST.

Total Body Sculpt – a perfect new workout from my favorite Tone It Up ladies.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Energy Balls – literally making these this afternoon.

10 Smart Ways to Use Frozen Broccoli – because who doesn’t want to be smart? and like, healthy.

Immunity Boosting Tips – are you one of those people that always thinks they’re coming down with a cold, too? *guilty*

Enjoy your weekends, friends!!!

xo Jordan

7 Tips for Spiralizing Large Fruits & Vegetables – so helpful! I’m a little sick of zucchini, admittedly.

10 Surprising Facts About Nutella – how interesting!