Sunday, 28 September 2014

the day i didn't stay in & watch netflix | a day in the life

Hey everyone.

My Saturdays (and, like, every day that I ever live) mainly consist of me lying in my room watching TV shows and guzzling whatever I can find in the fridge. Yesterday, I got one of those boosts of motivation and shuffled out of my cozy nook and into town, where I made the mistake of taking too many photos (as per usual). This is the result. Enjoy!

 
- breakfast -

skirt - logo
bag - bonpoint
shirt - primark
shoes - 2step london

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

spiced quinoa recipe + mr bean

Hey everyone,

Did you know that quinoa is not a grain, but a vegetable (probably in disguise)? Or that you're actually able to make a dessert from it? Wait what? Um, yaaas . . .

Here is one of my favourite fall dessert/breakfast ideas for when the leaves turn brown and all you want to do is curl up and watch Mr Bean's Holiday and be reminded of those yummy summer days. 

ingredients
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 a cup of organic quinoa
  • a snowfall of ground cloves
  • a shimmer of mixed spices

how to make this magical badboy
  • Mix the spices and almond milk over a medium heat until smooth and as gold as the leaves outside your window
  • Pour in the quinoa and stir occasionally, while following the orders on the packet 
Enjoy!

all my own photos

- curling up to watch mr bean (bæ) -



zee finished product
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Fitness Routine 2K14


Hey everyone!

So I like to work out -
                      wait, what?

I know, I know, sometimes even I ask myself am I really human, but all doctors seem to tell me that I am so I keep on believing it.


I try to fit exercise into my daily routine as much as possible because after I finish a workout, there's always a kind of motivational spring to mah step. Ya feel me? Probably not - even I don't understand what I say most of the time, but it made sense in my head, k? 

all my own photos.

- run, abby, run -

The first fitness bæ of mine is going for a reliable run. Ah, that'll never let you down . . . I like to begin slowly and then start sprinting towards the end. It's just one of those cardio classics you need no equipment for, which is always cool.



 - blogilates -

When I haven't been inspired enough to go for a good ole fashioned run, or if there's the slightest hint of drizzle outside, I like to hit the floor and throw myself onto the mat to do some Pilates with the one and only Cassey Ho (you can check out her blog here). The best thing about this is that she talks to you throughout the whole entire workout like a good pal and that's really encouraging.



- swimming -

Being part of the local swim club is great craic because while keeping your fitness levels sky-high, it permits you to keep up yo' social side too. I train three times a week (before school, eww), which is really sweet because it means I don't have to go for a run or do a sweaty workout every single day!

Eating clean is also a pretty big deal for me, so I like transforming fruit n' veg into buckets of smoothies, which is cool for school lunches or even as a snack. (I wrote a post on one of my favourite smoothie bæs here btw, check it out if you like!).

- stay rad, stay hydrated -

Saturday, 13 September 2014

summertime sadness | ootd

Summer may be over but the memories still linger, 
Over torn sunsets and distressed denim,
Background laughter and broken glass,
Fiery wind and salty coffee,
Our hearts throb in unison,
Scattered across 
the globe.
- Abby -

all my own photos.






Jeans - New Look
Shoes - Primark
Top - Topshop
Belt - ??
Bangle - Cath Kidston
Lipstick - Essence

Thursday, 11 September 2014

the perfect smoothie

Hey everyone!

Ever since the green smoothie became the whole schbang, I pulled out my creativity and my blender and decided to do a bit of experimenting. Rising and shining in the mornings is always a bumpy road to take, but this smoothie definitely helps smooth it out a little.

ingredients

Organic dark cocoa powder
Almond milk
Stevia (optional)
Oats
Vanilla essence
Frozen banana chunks
A pinch of salt

how to make this magical bad boy

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and chunk-free and you can't resist the urge to drink anymore!

This smoothie is perfect as a sneaky pre-workout treat, dessert or for supping on the way to school/work. Enjoy!

all my own photos 

- zee finished product -