I know this is only my second tea talk post but something about sitting down with a warm cup of tea and thinking about the positive things that happened over the past week or so and everything we've been loving lately has really become a relaxing part of my Saturday. This week we have been watching some family friends' kiddos and that has been a blast. Definitely great practice for whenever we decide to have our own little ones! They are so sweet.
This week I feel like I finally nailed some healthy smoothie recipes and I can't wait to share soon! Smoothies have become one of my favorite easy ways to get in some greens, fruit, protein, and superfoods every day. We've been obsessed with hemp seeds, hemp granola, chia seeds and goji powder lately. Hemp seeds are high in protein and omegas which is very important to us bwing on a plant-based diet.
This month I have reminded myself of the importance of massages and just taking time for self-care especially when your body really needs it. And I'm not talking about slow and sleepy massages. I'm talking about deep tissue, get all of the knots out, feeling bruised the next day massages. My upper back and shoulders are always a constant mess because of the work I do, my workout routine, and lack of stretching. BIG emphasis on lack of stretching. My masseuse warned me that if I don't start stretching more I could end up with a frozen shoulder. Luckily my deep blue and past tense essential oil rollers along with turmeric capsules (seriously lifesavers) are working their magic but I don't think I've ever been in so much pain after a massage before. You better believe I've been stretching like crazy ever since. Ha!
Also, can we talk about houseplants? I have become the biggest plant lady and I swear it's like an addiction! Does anyone else feel me on this one? Every time I pass a local greenhouse or even lowes I'm tempted to stop and bring a new plant baby home with me. I have two snake plants and I love them. They are the easiest plants ever to take care of and mine have grown so beautifully (pictured above). I also have a variegated vinca in our bathroom that is reaching out and growing like crazy. The only one that doesn't seem to want to grow is my little fiddle leaf fig tree. I got it when it was really small when it was only a couple feet tall and even though it's bright green, it just doesn't want to grow. Maybe I just need to be more patient. Any advice would be much appreciated!
How does everyone feel about Old Navy? I have quite a love-hate relationship if I'm honest but lately, it's been nothing but love. I think they updated a few things including the quality of their luxe line and those are my absolute favorite tees and tanks right now. So so soft, they wash really well and they are of course super affordable. I hate wasting money on cheap clothing that falls apart a few months later but these just had that really well-made feel to them so we'll see! Just don't put them in the dryer. They have great length and the colors are all gorgeous! I have this tee in striped and Icelandic mineral (definitely a light greyish lavender and beautiful with a cute black bralette underneath!). I also have this tank in the olive green color (only sold in stores I think) but I'm going back for the mauve soon. It was gorgeous. The fit is great. Loose and flowy but not shapeless. I think they are on sale right now so be sure to snag one and try it for yourself! These will be so great for spring and summer front tucked into some jeans or denim shorts!
Lastly, I wanted to talk about something that will hopefully give some of you reading this a bit of encouragement if you're in a similar place in life. I've felt for a while that the Lord has been trying to make me ok with living in the unknown and just to simply trust Him and obey no matter what. If you are in a place where you aren't sure what your next move is, pray and give it to Him. Sometimes I think He just wants to see and know that we are ready and willing to obey before He reveals the next big and exciting thing to us. Last year I felt an unmistakable pull on my heart from the Lord to go back to school for alternative medicine so I obeyed, trusted, and jumped in. My husband thinks things through yall, he doesn't just jump especially when it comes to financial decisions. Things have to make sense to him first but when he was 100% game for this decision I knew something was different and he told me that God had put this on his heart as well and that I needed to do it. Ever since then we have scary moments of "What did we do?", "What will I do with this degree when I'm already building a business?", etc. A few days ago I was feeling frustrated about it and I was praying and asking the Lord "Why did I go back to school?" and very simply I felt him say "because I told you to". He doesn't want me to know more than that right now, He just wants me to trust Him. So that's what I'm working on and trying to do. What's something that you feel the Lord's working on in your life right now? I would love to hear!
I hope you enjoyed!!