Monday, June 08, 2015

It's Monday, I've stepped back on the mat

Last year I was doing a fairly consistent yoga practice, nothing crazy, but it was daily for me. I fell off track and didn't touch the mat until this morning. It's been months! I still feel very beginner and new to yoga, that is one reason I kept putting off my yoga practice. I just simply had no idea where to start.

Last month I picked up the Home Practice Kit by Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga, but I held off on starting until after the move. Well, it's been a week since we moved in and it was time to roll out the mat and get my practice started all over again. I decided that I will just start somewhere and this is how I would do it. It's hard for me to not over do it, so I'm being fairly strict with myself and only doing a 5-min yoga routine in the morning, Monday through Friday. As much as I want to do all kinds of poses each morning, I know I will burn myself out in the beginning.

My main goal is to just show up and be present while getting a routine started each day. I'm also working on my self love again, I was going strong for a long while before falling into a light depression with my body. So getting back to my body positive mind set has been rough for me, I hope yoga can help me break that cycle again.

Last night I made sure I rolled out my mat, and hung up my yoga leggings in the bathroom, so it was the first thing I saw after waking up! It worked! I immediately put them on and headed straight for my home studio (which is 1/2 sewing space and 1/2 sacred space). After my practice, I decided to start journaling again so I pulled out a new journal I had on my shelf... I think I bought it last year! I want to keep a daily record that includes my yoga, my tarot card pulls, my moontime... etc.

Are you starting a new routine? What is your yoga routine?

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Weekend Roundup

We decided to take a break from moving this weekend to enjoy the house, spend time with friends, an unpack a little more. I added some new plant babies to the backyard and the kitchen as well!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Uncommon Goods Review

Hello Friday! I've been so anxious to post this review, but with all the moving and craziness going on I decided to postpone it until today! I am doing a a review on some products from one of my favorite shops, Uncommon Goods.

If you are not familiar with Uncommon Goods, here is a little about this shop. Uncommon Goods is a privately owned retail shop that features unique and handcrafted items. They focus on gifts created in harmony with the environment and no harm towards people or animals. Most of the products listed in their shop are made right here in the USA. About 1/3 of the products are made from recycled and/or upcycled items. They really do have an amazing selection that suits everyone!
I was recently able to see a few items up close and I was thrilled when the packages arrived! One of my favorites items I received was a Caterpillar Bud Vase, you can find it HERE in their shop. I got the larger version since I wanted to show it off on some larger tables I have. I love the modern feel of the vase and the unique style of how it looks on my coffee table. I can fill it with small flower cuts straight from my backyard, rather than a big bundle of flowers. It's simple and sleek, and it added a touch of color just where I needed it! The glass is crystal clear and is easy to fill and clean when needed.

 Check out more Home Decor gifts here:

Another one of my favorite items was this Sunburst Suncatcher, you can find this item HERE! These are each handmade from Philidelphia, PA, no two are alike. When we bought our house, I knew I wanted to hang a suncatcher in the kitchen window. When I came across this in the shop I put it in my shopping cart immediately! I opened the box up when my mom was visiting and we both thought this item was drop dead gorgeous. It is beautifully made and quite thick, so I have no fear of this chipping. The sun picks up the colors perfectly!

Check out more gifts in their Home Decor here:

The last item I got is a fun one! I've been wanting some of these for ages... floating Conceal Shelves! You can find these HERE in their shop. These are so cool, my daughter thinks they are magic! We hung them up this week and I instantly wanted to feature my Chuck Palahniuk collection. These shelves each hold 15 lbs and ha no trouble holding all these books. Each shelf was super easy to hang, they come with all the hardware you need to hang them and it took seconds. They feel super secure on the wall, so I have no fear of them giving out and dropping the books. I'm considering getting a few more for my office space as well!

Check out their House Warming section for more gifts:

** Please note: All my reviews are my own personal opinion. I am never paid for my reviews. **

Friday, May 29, 2015

Today is the Day!

I have been super quiet on the blog and for the most part, social media. I try to pop in from time to time on Instagram and Facebook... but ya, I've been busy! Today is finally the day we get keys to our new house!! Ahhh! The excitement woke me up at 2am, I'm just so excited. Tomorrow is the first move day (we are spreading the move out in several weekends) and I'm so anxious to get most of our stuff there!

We did the final walk through on the house the other day, it was nice to see it so empty. I can't wait to dive in and repaint those blue walls, I will have a house tour as soon as everything is unpacked and decorated!

This coming week, I'll be upboxing and packing... we ran out of boxes, so the ones I unpack will be reused to finish some light packing in the apartment. I'm hoping to be fully moved in by next weekend! This has been a fairly nice move, lots of purging... lots!

I'm more eager to finally have my own garden! My husband and I are totally looking forward to doing a minor backyard makeover with raised beds and container gardening. The yard isn't huge, but it's just the right size for us. Enough room to garden, room for our daughter to play in, and for us to relax in. Stay tuned for blog post next week! I also have a gnarly review to do of one of my favorite online shops, Uncommon Goods!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Photographs

I really suck at sticking with a schedule, don't I?! Haha I promise to get better at blogging again after the move!