My Morning Routine

Let’s just dive in!

In an ideal world I wake up at 7:00 am and then things get poppin’. “Ideal world” being the key phrase in that sentence 😉

I pee, wash my hands, brush my teeth, and then go over to my closet and put on my work out clothes. Yeah, baby!

After that I pour myself a glass of water and make a cup of coffee.

This is where it gets boring so pay attention! I sit on my couch (or the ground) for 10 minutes and mediate to some random yoga/mediation music on Spotify or the 528hz playlist I heard about from this Youtuber I like. Shoutout to Stella Rae! After mediating I write in my gratitude journal. I don’t have a minimum or maximum amount of things I write about, I more so just think about my life and everything that I have and thank God that they have been given to me. Sometimes I will write affirmations like “I am kind. I am loving. I am thoughtful. I am successful. I am a sexy bitch with a hot bod”  but for the most part I stick to gratitude.

After that I pretty much plan out everything that I am going to do that day. I usually don’t have times for when I am going to complete certain task (although I probably should) I generally just write a list of everything I need to do: pay Spectrum bill, get car washed, retwist dreads, go to bank, hide body etc. and then do those tasks one by one.

After that I clean my house and this is probably the most important part of my morning routine. I can’t truly have a good, fun, productive day if my house is not clean. I’m not sure whats wrong with me. Likely some childhood trauma but that’s what has to go down in order for me to get shit done. So after I’ve polished the pots and the floors have been scrubs I “work out” lol. During my work outs I could be drenched in sweat, legs on fire, moments from vomiting or just lazily sitting on the floor lifting a 5 pound weight above my head. There is no in between.

Once I’ve finished my least favorite part of my day it’s breakfast time! Usually breakfast consists of cereal, oatmeal with fruit, or just some plain old eggs. I try to keep it simple, I got shit to do. After that its shower time and then I put on my face and pick out my clothes for the day.

I’m realizing that this is kind of a long morning routine but I look forward to doing it when I wake up so fuck it. My advice to you is to make a set morning routine and stick to it. There are so many decisions that we grown ups have to make during the day so creating a routine that you don’t even have to think about doing lessens the number of decisions you have to make. Then you can use all that brain power to focus on things that really matter like your children and sleeping.

x

Krystal

 

Name Change & New Posts Coming Soon!

I’m back!

I haven’t blogged in about 3 years but I have missed it deeply and plan to return this month with brand new content and regularly scheduled posts. I want to talk about food, art, beauty, music and really anything that comes to mind. Blogging was a way for me to express myself and share my interests with other online content creators and I look forward to doing that again.

xo,

Krystal

5 Things I am Grateful for This Week

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I have absolutely so much to be grateful for this week and this past month that I would like to share with you all.

1. I am so grateful (as I have already mentioned many, many times) to have such a hilarious and supportive family. I am not sure how I got so lucky. It is seriously a miracle and I feel so blessed to have all of them in my life.

2. I am grateful for my health. There were a few weeks were I wasn’t feeling too well but after visiting the doctor and finding out that I am a totally fine and have nothing to worry about I feel silly for worrying in the first place and just very grateful that I am healthy.

3. I am grateful for my dreadlock growth. They have sprouted sooooo much in the last few weeks and I am so happy with there growth and I can’t wait till they are a little longer!

4. I am grateful to still have followers after my brief absence from my blog! Thank you all for your find words and commenting on my posts. I really appreciate it and love hearing all the wonderful things that you have to say.

5. I am grateful for the amazing weather in California. I am so happy that I live in such a beautiful place that such unbelievable weather. There is absolutely no excuse to not go outside.

I hope you all have a lovely week and take some time to reflect on things that you are grateful for in your lives!

– Krystal

P.S. I am wearing a tube top in this picture lol

5 Things I am Grateful for This Week

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I have a lot of things to be grateful for in my life but there are a few things that happened this week that have made we feel especially thankful and I would like to share them with you.

My Dogs
My dogs can be butt heads. They are puppies so they like to chew up my wires and shoes but they are also hilarious and always energetic and happy to see me. This week they went to the groomers and it was weird that they weren’t in the house for a little while. It felt empty and too quiet. It made me realize how grateful I am to have them around all the time and that I have such amazing dogs.

A New Business Opportunity
I had struggled to find a job that I not only enjoyed but made money doing and after searching for months I have finally found one and I am so happy that I did. I feel like I was meant to do what I am doing and I am grateful to have been given this opportunity.

My Supportive Family
My family is so supportive it is crazy. More supportive than I could have ever dreamed of them being and I am so thankful. They truly inspire me and I couldn’t ask for a better family to be a part of.

My Art Teachers
I have recently re-re-begun drawing and painting and I love it. I have always loved drawing and I am glad that even after I haven’t done so in a little while my ability to draw and paint hasn’t gone away. I am also thankful for the teachers who took the time to teach me how to draw. It is not a talent that you are born with or at least I definitely wasn’t and I am grateful for them all believing in my.

That The Neighbors is Coming Out on Friday
OMG! I have been waiting for this movie to come out since I saw the previews in theaters months ago. It looks hilarious and the commercial cracks me up every time I see it. I rarely go see movies opening night but I will be seeing this one come this Friday!

What are you guys grateful for?

I hope you all have a lovely week!

– Krystal

High School Rejects Turned Summer Reading

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When I was in high school I was assigned an array of books to read that I actually never really read. I skimmed them and looked for the key terms in order to find the answers to the chapter review questions but I rarely ever actually read a book I was assigned from cover to cover. I guess I didn’t feel as though I had time since I played two sports, worked, hung out with my friends, and really just didn’t feel like it.

Since I have gotten a little older and am no longer a bratty little high school know it all, I now realize the importance of reading and absorbing information. Information is knowledge and can profoundly influence what direction your life goes in. That is why I have decided to read all the books that I neglected to read in high school. All the books I tossed to the side in exchange for scrolling through their densely worded spark notes pages.

I harbor a more genuine appreciation for literature than I ever have and along with reading some of the greatest stories ever told I want to pay homage to the teachers who worked so diligently to help me grasp the concepts of these age old tales. Yes it is years later but at least their words and effort are not completely going to waste.

I will begin with Hemingway, Coetzee, and Miller and end with Wilde, Lee and only regretting that I had not read these great novels sooner.

“Read more, learn more, change the globe” – Nas

What books are you planning on reading this summer?

I hope you all have a lovely day!

– Krystal

The Best Kept Beauty Secret: Biotin Pills

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There are thousands of products that claim to be the best kept beauty secret. Most of them are for external use only. A scrub that you apply twice a day to remove the dead skin, moisturizer with added sunscreen, and natural oils to give your skin a radiant glow. Few however, are oral supplements that you can take on the daily basis that help improve the texture of your skin, quality of your nails, and strength of your hair like biotin.

Biotin is a vitamin found in small amounts of food. It is used to help prevent biotin deficiency associated with pregnancy, malnutrition, and rapid weight loss. It is also used to treat hair loss and brittle nails along with an array of other things. If you do not suffer from any of these medical problems biotin can still be useful to you.

I have been taking the pills for the past two months everyday and I have seen a drastic improvement in the quality of my nails, skin, and hair. My skin has always been relevantly good but now the texture is much smoother and free of bumps. My nails also appear to be much stronger. They have show vast improvement length wise and have not broken off when in the past they would have at this length. My hair has probably shown the most productivity. It has always been dry and with my starter locs it had become even dryer but I noticed an almost unbelievable increase in the length and texture. It is much smoother yet stronger and has grown an inch or so in just a month.

I encourage anyone who is interested in improving the strength, appearance, and health of there hair, nails, and skin to try Biotin pills. It is a natural supplement and can be found at any drug store. Please speak to your doctor for advice in regards to the appropriate dosage you should take and just sit back and wait for your great results to arrive. I do not think you will be disappointed.

What are some of other great, natural vitamins and supplements that you guys are taking?

I hope you all have a lovely day,

Krystal

My Everyday Ring Bling

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Everyone has their jewelry that they wear on the daily basis. Whether it be a watch or a their high school graduation ring, we all have pieces of jewelry that we wear everyday that become our statement pieces. Well, I wanted to share the rings that I wear everyday with you guys.

I have featured them on my blog before when I first purchased them and I am proud to say that I still have them after all this time. I have lost several of my favorite rings over the past few years because of my carelessness but I am glad that none of these were one of them.

My everyday rings are all rings that I have purchased from Etsy. It is my favorite site for buying accessories because most of the products are all handmade with care. The are all easy to slide on and a simple pattern. They go with everything and all though the original color has faded they are still a great accessory that goes with any often. I get compliments on them all the time.

Do you guys have any pieces of jewelry that you wear everyday?

I hope you guys have a lovely day,

Krystal