25 Little Things I Find Joy In (And You Should Too)

Sometimes, it really is about the little things. As corny as that sounds.

Even though these things go unnoticed by most people, it’s important to me to relish in the small joys in life. Life is full of curve balls and things that throw off our game so I try to find happiness in life’s everyday moments.

Here are some of my favs:

  1. Iced coffee from a local coffee shop (My fav right now is Dancing Goats)
  2. Spending a bright sunny day outside
  3. Meeting a new friend that you click with right away
  4. Taking a cold shower after a sweaty workout
  5. Les Mains nail bar and their fresh designs
  6. Finding the perfect playlist for you mood
  7. A free workout class
  8. Waking up late on a Saturday morning and cuddling
  9. When your computer is fully charged when you open it up for the day
  10. Getting lost in a book and loosing track of time
  11. A perfectly ripe avocado
  12. Random dance breaks in the living room
  13. Reading old journey entries
  14. Listing to a podcast in the car (been into true crime lately)
  15. Making a baby smile in public
  16. Laughing so hard you cry
  17. Looking through old family photos
  18. Eating fresh food & herbs from my garden
  19. When my smoothie is the percent consistency
  20. Sitting in silence with a good friend and not feeling awkward
  21. Making conversation with a stranger in public
  22. Electrolyte water
  23. Randomly getting flowers (either for myself or as a gift!)
  24. Cleaning out my closet
  25. A good back crack

These are just some small & random things that bring me joy. I’d love to hear what you guys find joy in the comments. 🙂

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ILY,

nutMeg

Golden Milk Latte Recipe+ A Review

What’s the deal with turmeric?

I know you’ve heard of it and probably seen beautiful golden milk lattes on your Instagram feed, but what’s the big deal?

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I recently connected with Saara from GoldynGlow and she gave me the inside scoop of what all the chatter is about!

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One of the biggest benefits to turmeric is that it is naturally anti-inflammatory. Now in “normal people terms” what does that mean? The body’s natural response to injury/something being wrong is inflammation and chronic inflammation can go unnoticed for quite sometime. It is best to try and incorporate anti-inflammatory foods because of this and let our bodies relax as much as they can. Turmeric also provides a boost in immunity (hello flu season) and is a natural detoxifier.

Saara was so gracious to let me try her GoldynGlow powders and try to make my own golden milk lattes!

 

 

 

Here’s my recipe:

  • 1 tsp of GoldynGlow (I used “Happy” with cacao)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
  • A lot of cinnamon
  • 1 stevia packet
  • A pinch of black pepper

    *To activate the turmeric and give you all the yummy benefits

Directions:

  1. Warm milk on the stove
  2. Slowly add GoldynGlow, cinnamon and stevia. Wisk.
  3. Add a pinch of black pepper and serve!

 

I made the mistake of adding 1 Tbsp of the powder in my first attempt. It was WAY too much. It definitely wasn’t sweet enough and just tasted like a cup full of spices…no good. So be careful about adding too much.

Because of my cortisol levels and adrenal fatigue, mentioned here, I am *trying to* reduce my caffeine intake to see if that helps in any way. Turmeric lattes are going to help me on that journey. I think I’m just slightly addicted to just the feeling of a warm drink in the morning, so this will be a great substitute to coffee.

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Check out the whole GoldynGlow line! The website has the products available (with some awesome new packaging), recipes and more info on why turmeric is so good for you!

Let me know if you’re into turmeric drinks or have any other fav coffee substitutes in the comments.

 

ILY,

nutMeg