5/10/17 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Lane Cedar Chest

This small chest adds so much character to any table or shelf. The light brown color is simple yet beautiful and the cedar wood and polished finish are lovely. The box is also the perfect size to hold trinkets like jewelry or pens. I love the way it looks!

 

Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

These beans are so addicting, they taste amazing and give the perfect caffeine boost. I love how the bitter espresso bean compliments the sweet dark chocolate.

 

Kate Spade Candle

I’m loving this candle, not only does it smell amazing, it also looks super cute! After a long day filled with school work, I always look forward to relaxing at home while enjoying this candle’s scent!

 

Crabtree and Evelyn Lotion

This lotion is a lifesaver! I recently placed this lotion pump on my nightstand as a reminder to moisturize before bed. My hands are so smooth now!!

 

Pilot G2 Pens

I know that these are super common but they really do a great job! I have been using them for all of my AP tests and they haven’t let me down:)

 

Cross Pens

I only own two of these pens but they are so nice! They last a super long time and are durable yet sophisticated. They also come in many cute colors.

 

Anthropologie Initial Mug

A good friend of mine bought me this mug a few years ago for my birthday. I always liked it but I recently rediscovered it- it is the perfect size and the design is so cute!

4/20/17 Ways to Energize & Wake up!!

Our ability to function and the amount of sleep we get is directly related; in order to have a greater amount of energy, try going to bed a little earlier at night!

In the mornings drink something with a little caffeine. A green or English Breakfast tea is the perfect option. Stay away from super sugary drinks though, the sugar will give you a brief boost but the crash after is always terrible. (Coffee is also a suitable option if tea is not your style.)

Surround yourself with positive people, if the people around you are bringing you down, find new friends. Negative people will sap your energy away and will leave you feeling unhappy.

Essential oils are said to have many helpful properties. The orange essential oil can help to boost dropping energy levels. Simply apply the oil to your wrist or load it into the diffuser and enjoy the benefits of this naturally occurring energy booster.

Meditate or pray. A great way to boost energy is to recenter through meditation or prayer. Go to a calm place and take some deep breaths, you will immediately feel relaxed and prepared for what is to come.

Smile or laugh. These simple actions release endorphins which help to improve your mood and will make you feel more relaxed.

If you are really tired and have a few minutes to spare, try taking a power nap. This will only take about 15 minutes and you will awake feeling reenergized. Don’t sleep for more than 30 minutes though, you will enter REM sleep which will cause you to feel groggy upon waking.