pajamas all day tee // Target leopard pants (similar here, two piece set here) // "i love you a latte" mug
Good morning, friends! I'm doing something a little different on the blog today and sharing my fall morning routine. First, I have a confession to make: I'm not a morning person. At all! I wouldn't exactly say I'm grumpy in the mornings, but it seriously takes me forever to wake up and feel like a human being. I do my best work at night, so many nights I'm up until midnight or later answering emails, working on blog posts, and getting stuff done. However, I've been trying to change up my routine lately by going to bed earlier and, thus, waking up earlier. Here's what a typical morning working from home looks like for me:
7:15 am: Alarm goes off (& I hit snooze, of course!)
7:30 am: I'm finally awake. I usually lay in bed for five to ten minutes on my phone catching up on emails, social media and reading a short devotional. Since I schedule my blog posts, I use this time to make sure my post went up - & I usually proofread it again.
7:45 am: The first thing I do in the mornings is pour a glass of water and drink it all. If I have fresh lemon in the fridge, I'll squeeze some in. Water is so important to your health, and especially your skin! Next I'll make coffee with my Keurig machine. (Coffee is almost as important to me as water - haha!) I like sweet coffee, so my coffee usually consists of half coffee and half creamer! (Okay not really, but a lot of creamer haha) My favorite creamer for the fall is "french vanilla."
7:50 am: I'm starting to feel alive (thank you, caffeine!) I'm usually starving in the mornings, so after the coffee is made I start on breakfast. I really like having oatmeal in the fall and winter, there's something about it that's so warm and comforting. Lately I'm hooked on this chocolate chip cookie dough oatmeal I found at Target. It's actually amazing and pretty healthy too!
8:00 am: Eat breakfast & plan my day! I love to curl up on the couch with my oatmeal and coffee. I usually turn on Good Morning America (or Kelly and Michael if it's later in the morning) and relax for a few minutes. Then I go through my planner and see what I have coming up for the day and week. This Kate Spade planner is my life saver… it helps me stay organized. In a separate notebook, I write down a list of things that need to get done that day, in order of priority. This helps me set the tone for the day.
8:30 am: At this point, I either head to a workout class (I'm addicted to Pure Barre right now) or I take a shower and get ready for the day. Before I shower, I love turning on music & lighting candles throughout the house. My favorite candle right now is this Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake from Bath & Body Works.
8:45 am: In the fall and winter, I like to use moisturizing products in the shower because my skin can get really dry. This shower cream is the best for keeping my skin moisturized! If I have extra time in the morning, I'll use this deep conditioning mask on my hair - I mean it when I say this product works wonders! It always leaves my hair softer and visibly shinier. After showering, I use this moisturizer on my face. It is a little pricier than most moisturizers but it's great for sensitive skin! If I'm not taking blog photos that day, I don't wear makeup. I love letting my skin breathe.
9:30/10:00 am: The fun part - getting dressed! I usually lay out clothes on my bed until I find a combination I like. I typically don't plan out my outfits ahead of time, I simply get dressed based on how I'm feeling that morning.
I would love to hear what a typical morning looks like for y'all! Do you eat breakfast first thing? Do you use a miracle product on your skin? Let me know in the comments!
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