Tuesday’s Thoughts

Today is gonna be a random brain dump.  School got canceled yet again for today.  This is turning into the longest Winter break ever.  I am craving getting back in a routine and set schedule hopefully that happens Wednesday:)   These guys have really enjoyed the snow though and break from school.  Lots of lazy mornings.

Sterling has been all about relaxing:)

Sunday night I had a few neighbors over for happy hour.  I made this cheese plate- it made me think would you guys still like an entire post dedicated to creating a charcuterie board?  I will work on that!

Two recent outfits.   I have been living in leggings and casual wear the past few days.

Sweater Similar | Leggings | Hat | Slippers

This is the vest I keep raving about, love it so much.  I also just ordered these wireless ear buds and have been loving them.

Vest | Sweatshirt (also similar) | Tank Top | Leggings | Hat | Nikes | Earbuds

My skin has been crazy dry lately and these two products have been game changers.   A girl at Sephora recommended both to me and they work wonders on dry skin.  I have been doing the mask a few times a week and my skin feels so nourished and hydrated afterwards.  The eye cream also works great, I use it morning and night.  It apparently helps brighten under eye circles so fingers crossed it works.

Origins Face Mask | Dr Dennis Gross Eye Cream

Picked up a new orchid from Trader Joes for our den.  The agate frame to the left was one of my favorite Christmas gifts.

I have been really into listening to podcasts lately.  Someone turned me onto The Skinny Confidential and I am obsessed.  It is a podcast hosted by Layern Everts Bosstick (also a blogger) and her husband.  They interview various people in the health, beauty, fitness, and social media businesses.  Every podcast I have listened to has been amazing and I have learned so much.  A few favorites : Dr Dennis Gross, B Well By Kelly, and the The F Factor.

After listening to the F Factor podcast, I became really interested in adding more fiber to my diet.  The F Factor diet stresses eating enough fiber every day and how important it is as an aid in weight loss.  They talk about these “GG Crackers” so I ordered some to try.  They have 8 grams of fiber and are supposed to also help suppress your appetite.  Let me be clear they really don’t have any taste at all, but I did feel full after eating them.   I have yet to find the crackers in a store but you can order them HERE.

I crushed them up and added them to my Tuscan Kale salad for dinner + Dr. Praegers Veggie Burger + Roasted Broccolini.  They also recommend eating them spread with cream cheese, avocado or baked like little pizzas with marinara and cheese.

Found the perfect little shift dress.  This is a gray chambray and so soft!  It would be cute now paired with tights and booties and light enough to wear in the Spring with flats.  I am wearing a small.

Shift Dress

I am loving these agate cheese knives, I just ordered them- perfect to pair with my cheese platters.

Also need these serving spoons.

Cleaned and organized the fridge, makes me so happy every time I open it.

The avocado toast at the Hen and Goat is amazing!  You must try if you eat there.

Have a great Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

11 Comments

  1. January 9, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    You should check out Lauren’s Facebook group called “The Skinny Confidential”! It’s my favorite FB group!

  2. January 9, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    Love that North Face vest! It looks warm and cozy! I’ve been living in leggings for weeks now.

  3. January 9, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Try the GG Pizza’s next – especially with Rao’s – you’ll love them!
    love your vest, I need a thin lightweight warm one like that – mine are all huge and bulky or thin but not warm.
    Hope your routine is back to normal tomorrow!
    xx, Taylor
    The Sarcastic Blonde

  4. January 9, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    heheh we both posted about GGs today!! and god yes that podcast is the best.

  5. January 9, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    I found other brands of the cracker at our Fresh Market. They’re really good with some melted cheese or runny eggs and TJ’s everything seasoning!

  6. Sinclaire
    January 9, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Hi Natalie! I’m wondering where you got your platter and bowls that are pictured above. I’ve been searching for one but cannot find one I love. Thanks so much!

  7. ellen
    January 9, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Hi! My daughter has the same little quilted jacket that Frances Moon is so darling in! We have been lucky enough to get two seasons out of it, but she’ll probably need a bigger size for next year. Any chance that might be a 4t or larger and that you might be willing to sell it at the end of the season?? Just thought I would ask 🙂 Just email me with the info if you might be willing to part with it. Thanks!

    • nataliemason
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Hi! It is a 3t, we are in the same boat! Such a great coat!

  8. Kris
    January 9, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Would LOVE some kind of tutorial on how you repotted your orchid- it looks so great!

  9. January 11, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Those serving spoons – YASS!

  10. Olivia
    January 15, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    YES!!! Please do some posts on your charcuterie boards! 🙂

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