October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Spiced Over-night Oats

A perfect breakfast to-go, with some autumn flavor.
For breakfast this morning I ate this seasonal flavored pumpkin spice over-night oats. I have become a really big fan of over-night oats (that is, when I remember to prepare them the night before). I almost always stick with my honey cinnamon oats, but I changed it up this morning with some extra flavor.
1/2 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice
1/8 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
drizzle of honey

Mix together all ingredients in tight container and let sit in fridge over night.
Or sometimes, I just mix together the milk and oats, let that sit over night. Then the next morning I mix in the rest. Both ways will turn out the same :)

October 23, 2014

It's simple

How is everyone doing? Can I just quickly tell you how obsessed I am with my cozy pull over? It's like wearing a blanket with thumb-holes. It's uh-mazing.
It's a much acceptable way to wear something as comfy as a snuggie. Even if your snuggie is designed to try and look fashionable...

A while ago I did a post-  A Skinny Girl's Rules for Eating. I just now realized I forgot to write another one of my important tips in that post.
Dylan calls it being "plain". I call it being "simple".
I love my foods simple. For example, when making a sandwich all I need is meat and cheese, or perhaps just some peanut butter. For snacking I am more then content with a piece of fruit or some nuts.
Keeping what you eat simple is a sure way to reduce unnecessary calories, sugars, and fats out of your diet. And it is SO easy.
I was inspired to write this because of what I saw on Pinterest yesterday: apple nachos.
You cut up an apple, combining it in a bowl with caramel, chocolate chips, marshmallows, nuts, and I guess anything else you want to throw in there. I even saw one with crushed butterfingers.
Ummm, way to ruin a healthy apple. What's wrong with an apple on its own?!
If something is already tasty and healthy, don't go adding a bunch of unnecessary crap to make it complicated and unhealthy.
I love my foods to b wholesome, clean, and simple. And you should, too!

October 20, 2014

Essential Oil Spritzers

Hi all! Happy Monday.
I hope you all had a nice weekend. Yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch. Dylan was in charge of picking the carving pumpkin, which is now sitting in a corner by our backyard door waiting to be carved this weekend.
And I was in charge of picking the little home decor pumpkin. It's sitting on the kitchen window sill along with the other Halloween decorations.
Anyways, I wanted to share with you a little bit more about how I have been using my essential oils for aromatherapy lately.

- Make an easy room spray: Fill a small misting bottle with distilled water. Add in 30 drops of essential oil (or combination of oils) of your choice. You can also had an ounce of high-proof alcohol to make the scent linger longer. Shake well  before using! Right now I'm loving lavender.

- Add some drops of oil to a container of unscented potpourri. I have sweet orange in mine.
- Give yourself a spa treatment shower: Add some drops of oil to the shower floor just before you turn on the water. The aroma will fill your shower. I highly recommend eucalyptus!

- To make a calming pillow mist, simply fill a small misting bottle with distilled water and 20-30 drops of lavender oil (just like with the room spray, the alcohol is optional). Shake well before using! I like to lightly spray this all over the top half of my bed. It smells so good!
This also works as a linen spray, for towels, or anything else you want to make smell like lavender!
Do you have a favorite way you like to incorporate a little aromatherapy in your home?