You do you! | Monday Mantra

You do you! You heard me, I didn’t hesitate! Do you ever feel like you don’t do enough for yourself? I have been in a rut lately with life. Trying to figure out where I belong and what my purpose is. Of course that all can’t just fall into your lap- or for some of you maybe it already has! But for me, it has not, so I have begun to do more for myself to figure out what makes me feel more at ease and a better person.

First I found a new hobby- Reading. I shared with you all on my Instagram that I picked up the book “Big Magic” and I am hooked! I haven’t gotten to deep into it to tell you what it is all about but what I have gained thus far is Elizabeth Gilbert, the author is a badass. The book is already so motivating.

Secondly, I started working out! It has been 6 months, let me repeat SIX MONTHS since I have completed an actual work out due to my back being unstable. It felt amazing. I started working out at Barre3 Kansas City- Barre is a core and balance workout that is low impact but man I felt the burn! This past week I took 2 classes and I felt at peace after each class and my back felt some release.

Thirdly I surprised Andrew this weekend with a day date! I sometimes get comfortable with us and our relationship and forget to be spontaneous. I took Andrew to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art where they currently have the “Through the Eyes of  Picasso” exhibit. Andrew has a deep love for art so I knew he would be tickled. Spontaneity is key in relationships- I need to step up my game! HA ( so this is me trying, baby steps!)

Lastly, I went and got a massage yesterday- mind you I won this massage but have told myself that I need to start doing a ritual once a month to pamper myself. Why? Because I deserve it. You deserve it!

These steps of finding yourself may be different, but find that sense of peace where you can just take a deep breath and relax. I have found that it not only is going to create more patience for myself but be good for my overall work life, my relationship and friendships.

I hope you all have a great Monday, take my advice. You do you!

Luther Nash Turns 1

Happy Birthday Luther Nash. I cannot believe you are one already, where has the time gone?

Words really can’t describe how much I love this little man.  I never thought I would be that crazy dog mom, well I am now.

A few things about Luther:

  • He comes from Nashville, TN (hence Luther Nash)
  • His mom and dad are Holly & Winston
  • He loves belly rubs
  • Would eat peanut butter all day if we let him
  • loves to play catch
  • enjoys dancing
  • hogs the bed
  • loves to play with Blake
  • enjoys trips to Michigan
  • Not a huge fan of water but has went in the lake and pool last summer
  • He gets jealous when drew gives me attention (super protective)
  • loves to chase birds and squirrels
  • loves to go to daycare and play with all his little/ big friends

I went and got him this adorable party hat from Pink Antlers Studio where the kind gal made him the number one and put it on the top! She went out of her way, and I thought that was so sweet of her.

We got Luther’s sweet treats from Three Dog Bakery Leawood. If you are looking for a quick place to pick up your dog a fun treat head there. They also have many treats and toys.

Turtleneck + Leather Jacket

Recently I have been digging this Leather Jacket! This week is going to consist of  cleaning, catching up on laundry and preparing for a fun week ahead with family 🙂

Currently obsessing over this knit turtle neck sweater from Target. I paired it with my leather jacket, something I have been really into wearing. It is so easy to dress a leather jacket up or dress it down. ( Andrew always refers me to Sandy from Grease…) LOL. After all, this turtle neck is also something very simple, that I see myself wearing a lot this season.

How was everyone’s weekend?! We had such a fun weekend that consisted of a pre- thanksgiving dinner with family from out of town and was able to get our Holiday card pictures done!:) I am so excited to work on those.

Stay tuned for more post’s to come this week about preparing for thanksgiving and the perfect sweater to hide that food baby after eating all week ha!

xoxo-mika-jade

Summer nights grilling

I don’t know about you guys but  grilling a fruit with your steak, chicken you name it is always a must! I have been trying to find a balance of every food group when we eat dinner and sometimes fruit to me does not sound appetizing during dinner. So… I found an alternative way to eat fruit.  We grilled steaks and seasoned them with McCormick’s, Montreal Steak seasoning. It was the perfect combo the zest with the sweet pineapple flavor! I am such a foodie!

I am just now learning to use a charcoal grill, Andrew showed me how to start it up and get it going last night. I have to say it is a little intimidating. Up next we are going to grill peaches I think 🙂 so stay tuned!!

If you’re grilling out this weekend I recommend you try this! Sometimes I add brown sugar, last night I didn’t thats a good sweet treat!

 

xoxo-mika-jade

 

 

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