Fall Fun

The first official day of Fall is this week! It has felt like Fall in upstate NY for a few weeks now, but still making it “official” is one step closer to WINTER!

I wanted to share some of the “Fall Fun” we plan to do this season as well as some things we have already done!

1. Football! We look forward to Football season all-year round. My husband is a big fan and he is slowly turning the kids into little fans. We have already attended one game this season!

2. SCHOOL! Kellan started school a few weeks ago and it’s been a fun transition for us all. We are newbies to school so I’m sure I’ll be #overit by the end of the year. But, for now, we are enjoying the fundraising, book fairs, and daily chats about school.

3. Apple picking! Upstate NY has no shortage of great apple orchards. We have a couple to choose from within a few miles of our house. A lot of the orchards also offer cider, tractor rides, homemade goodies and pumpkin picking! This is all right up my families alley. I’m trying to contain myself and not go EVERY weekend but it’s so fun!

So, clearly we have had no shortage of “Fall Fun” already and it’s only Mid-September! Things I’d love to do still:

  1. Pumpkin picking
  2. Trick or treating
  3. More leaf pile jumping
  4. Apple pie making
  5. Lots of fall walks because #winteriscoming

Share your favorite fall actitives in the comments! I’m sure I’m missing so many awesome ones.

Morning Routine

I live a pretty crazy, busy, hectic life..as many of you can relate to I’m sure. One thing that keeps me sane is routine!

I started trying to be healthier last January, around when my daughter turned 6 months old. I started slowly but have learned to love living a healthy lifestyle.

Last week on instastories I shared what I do every morning, to start my day.

  1. Workout. I wake up early with my kids. We are up for the day by 6:00 AM usually. Both my husband and I work full time from home so we take an hour to feed and get them dressed. He then gets them out the door to their daycare. While he is gone, I use this time to squeeze in a workout. I have about an hour where I can do this and I utilize it because I always feel better and less anxious after I work out.
  2. After my workout, I drink tbsp or apple cider vinegar. I also make it a point to finish a full bottle of water during my workout. Hydration is key to so much! The ACV really helps with digestion and helps to de-bloat. I’ve been doing this for about 8 months now and I have a love/hate relationship with it.
  3. Collagen/ protein/ coffee shake. I know there are a million variations of this protein shake out there but I just love it. So for mine, I do the following:
  • 1 cup of Starbucks cold brew or iced coffee
  • 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein
  • 1/2 a frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of collagen
  • 1/2 scoop of PB2
  • Splash of almond milk

Doing these few things is key to how I start my mornings. I also swear by Kombucha and usually have one a day, it’s slowly putting me into debt but YOLO. 

With Love,