I think Ive worn these jeans for a week straight now. I love denim with stretch that you can wear over and over again before washing. These high waisted skinnies are just about perfect in my book, and uber comfy. These sandals have also been my go to sandals on the daily lately. They are just so comfy, go with everything and eassssyyyyy. Lately Ive been very into easy, like jeans and a tee (in love with wolf child's new collections). I'm loving the slight shift in weather, even though its not quite autumn feeling here in area of Texas. Still in the 90's most days. But the mornings and evenings are getting cooler and before you know it I'll have to bundle up to have my morning coffee on the porch.
Speaking of morning coffee... I'm attempting to cut back on sugar drastically. Yesterday was day one, and all I did was have one cup of coffee instead of two, and put a little less coconut palm than usual. I also didn't have toast with my breakfast, and I didn't have my mid day Lara Bar. By mid day I had a headache that lingered all day long, all night and even worse when I woke up this morning. It's crazy how much very little sugar affects us. This morning I caved and had my second cup of jo, but I am still going to try to eliminate it when possible. Instead of toast with jam along with my eggs and avocado, I'm having my sweets through fresh fruit. A simple switch. I'm constantly working on striving towards a healthy diet and lifestyle... falling back many days, but getting back up on that horse when I can. Even at the young age of 33 I'm starting to experience physical changes in my body, like arthritis in my knees, among other things. I need to take control of these things while I'm still young. Diet is only part of it, I need to exercise, something I rarely do at all. I sit alot for my work as a full time blogger, magazine designer, and many tasks that go along with our clothing company. Sitting is a huge part of my job. I have to create more space in my days for physical activity, my body is screaming for it. I have such a habit of starting a great health routine with gusto and excitement only for it to wane within a few weeks, and I'm right back where I started. Maybe talking about it more here will keep me more accountable.
In other news, I'm getting excited to shoot one of my magazine editorials with my friend Katelyn this weekend. She will be coming by herself which is a first! Usually it's her and her two adorable kiddos, and sometimes hubs too. It will be different without them, but I'm looking forward to good one on one time with her. And to make some magazine magic happen!!! October is going to be a VERY busy month b/c so many articles for the magazine are coming in alot later than anticipated, so I'll have alot of last minute work piled up at once. I'm sort of already bracing myself. But really looking forward to seeing it all come together in the end. Fingers crossed I don't fall apart in the process. This creative work I do involving others is so unpredictable, but always so rewarding. As long as I remind myself to embrace the flow, it's all good. Letting go of control has been such a lesson for me, and is quite freeing when I can actually do it!
This poster from Holstee adorns my studio walls, and I know I already shared it in my studio makeover post, but I thought it might be good to share as a stand alone post... I think it speaks for itself and could be read over and over and over again...
We are coming up on the most powerful full moon of the year in conjunction with an eclipse + several other intense aspects going on astrologically... Take some time this weekend to really dig deep into yourself to see what still needs letting go of, what things you would like to change about yourself and make plans on how you can actually implement them into your daily life to create real, lasting change, and what beautiful dreams you would like to see manifest in your life. Make intent around this time. How will you live this one precious life? What passions will you share with the world? What will you change?
What a special week this has been... Monday the show we have been waiting on to come out for 9 months featuring our shirt was aired on the Travel Channel. James and I had our 8 year anniversary on tuesday. We have a very simple day. We went to the plant nursery, went to one of our favorite restaurants, stopped to see our friends in Boerne while were in town, and then just spent the rest of the day lounging around home. Oh, and we started the day with the yummiest french toast! Then yesterday was the first day of autumn, my favorite season, and special to us b/c we got married on the Autumn Equinox. Equinox's are always special energy to me anyway. We entered another Mercury Retrograde last week, which I have learned to love b/c of KV from Aquarius Nation. A time to really turn inward, weed out the past and clean house, so to speak. And a very special full moon coming up in just a few days... It has been hard for me to focus on work, although I have had to tackle TONS of emails b/c they are just piling up like crazy.
Working on this next magazine issue, I have really been learning to just lay my own timelines down and go with the flow. It seems as if everyone is feeling behind... It's such a collaborative effort in sharing so many artists creations, writing, images, etc... and without them, I would not have a magazine. So it's teaching me patience and love of the process. Good thing I'm only creating two magazines a year! I remember feeling this way with the last one, and in the end it all worked out okay and only came out two weeks later than I had originally planned. So I will keep that memory in my mind as a reflection of how things work out.
I am looking forward to spending time with my family this saturday. It's been too long since weve all been together. I am feeling grateful for grocery shopping today and getting lots of nourishing foods. Ive been thinking alot about how Ive been treating my body the past few months. It's such a rollercoaster journey with me when it comes to eating really good and doing good things for my body, my one and precious vessel. It's time I wake up and do it some good again.
By the way, I love this outfit. :)