Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Neighborhood Walk {Fall}









HELLO. For the longest time, I have been trying to figure out how to put text that isn't a blue underlined link under a photo that didn't have space under it. Does that make sense? Do you know what I mean? Disregard this note if you don't. Note: Write something in the link then deselect underline and link. It was that simple all these years? Blogger. 

I feel like some writing random thoughts that are totally irrelevant to these pictures in this post but before I go completely off topic let me share with you that these photos are the outcome of spending more time doing things that make me happy. I've been pushing to do at least one thing that makes me content every day and I have felt a lot better doing that. I feel more productive than I would if I were only to go to school and do homework. Postive changes.

There are two fall foods that I am in love with right now. The first one is oatmeal with almond milk, bananas, cranberries, and cinnamon. I've been eating oatmeal in the mornings to incorporate better health but I forgot how delicious it is. And the second favorite food is carrot and butternut squash soup. My mother made a soup so wonderful I will have to learn how to make it. A spoonful of the creamed orange soup feels like delicate velvet on my tongue. It's a really beautiful soup.

The Memory Keeper's Daugther by Kim Edwards is the most obscure book I have read. It's a book I didn't think I would get into but a chapter later I was hooked. The secrets, drama, and alluring descriptions have kept me reading. I look forward to reading more of the book every night. I forgot how relaxing it was to unwind with a book before bed.

My mood has been a lot better recently as well. I think it has to do with the little things I have been doing like eating good foods, reading, exercising, and just being in the moment. I feel like these things really are helping me feel not as dull as I have felt in the past weeks. I just need to keep doing things like this. 
 
I do have weird sleeping patterns I have been waking up randomly at night then not being able to fall asleep for a what feels like forever after I have waken up. Hoping I can sleep through the night without waking up soon!

I honestly can't think of ending words for this randomness. I'll end this post with a random question from a random question generator...

How often do you nap?
I don't. Naps to me seem like a waste of time! Unless I fall asleep in the middle of the day from pure exhaustion, you won't find me napping. I also find it harder to fall asleep at night if I have taken a nap.

22 comments:

  1. Sizzles, the soup sounds really delicious! As for the question "how often do you nap?", I think I nap more than babies do hahaha totally exaggerating but I love my power naps throughout the day. Great postttttt!
    Ljoy x

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    1. Lol sizzles. I like that word. Good for you that you can nap! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. First off, that squirrel is adorable. He looks so mischievous! And I am in love with oatmeal and soups in the colder months. Now I really want a cup of warm tomato or split pea soup. <3 Hope you're having a wonderful November!

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    1. Thank you! He was actually kind of sweet. I followed the squirrel for a good while before it vanished. Split pea soup sounds really yummy!

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  3. oooooooof these photos are BREATHTAKING. Love LOVE the squirrel ones-- they scamper literally ALL OVER MY CAMPUS. (: I've been napping a lot recently, as I've just been so worn out from late nights and then busier days. But hey, sleep's important right? (; Great post!
    xx
    steph
    www.strictlystephanie.blogspot.com

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    1. I am so glad you enjoy them! They are super cute. Sleep is important, make sure you take care of yourself when life gets busy.

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  4. Gosh, girl. Your photo skills are on point. Haha, I don't take naps either. I just, can't. Unless I'm really sick or something, I'm never able to fall asleep during the day. I hope you start to sleep better at night! I've had insomnia off and on since I was 7, so I know how you feel. Try putting a drop of lavender on your pillow. The smell (just so long as it isn't too strong) is very relaxing. Hope that helps! <3

    ~ Ella Marie

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    1. Thanks girl! Hey! No nap squad. Thanks for these tips I'll look into getting some smoothing scents. You reminded me that I have a lavender pouch I can put near my bed.

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  5. THESE PHOTOS ARE SO GOOD!!! omygoodness that squirrel is so cute. xD

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  6. Those photos are beautiful, and I'm so glad to hear that you're doing well.

    I used to never take naps (like, ever, unless I was super sick), but this semester I've been napping at least three times a week XD. College is tiring!

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS VANESSA YOUR PHOTOS ARE AMAZING! and I completely agree with you on the nap thing. ;)

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    1. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Another person who doesn't nap! Good to know.

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  8. These photos are simply gorgeous, you are so talented. Your blog is so autumn aesthetic right now :) It's inspiring to hear you being happy and healthy, love your little life updates. I don't like naps either!
    -Vivian

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    1. Thank you Vivian! Haha good that you think my blog looks a little like Autumn. I love your comments!

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  9. I LOVE these pictures!! Isn't fall just the best for blogging? I don't know why, but it just seems to be the best, but maybe it is just a season change in general that excites writers, photographers and other types of people.
    And I legit never take naps. People think I'm crazy and my cousins take naps like on a daily basis, but I just hate how it messes with my sleep schedule, like you said. I'd rather just go to bed early and get a good restful night of sleep. The only time I nap is when I'm sick so it probably also reminds me of that.

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  10. I totally thought I replied to this already?? and now I'm super confused?? But a) I love the colours and framing of your photos, b) that squirrel is TRES ADORBS, and c) naps are literally the bomb.com

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  11. Beautiful photos, so autumnal. Loving your blog too xx
    www.lexiealexandra.com

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  12. You photos are gorgeous and I never nap! hahahahaha

    www.letmecrossover.blogspot.com

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