Blueberry pancake smoothie – vegan + gluten free

Smoothies are my thing lately and this one DOES NOT disappoint. Packed with protein and fiber for a healthy happy you! @likejustjess The Recipe 2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder1 cup oat milk1 tsp cinnamon1 frozen banana1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries2 TBSP cashews2 TBSP oats 1 TBSP seamoss (optional)Drizzle of pure maple syrup (optional) @likejustjess

5 things to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

The tools you need to comfort yourself aren't always as complicated as you may think. Last week we went over some quotes for when you're feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes reading something isn't enough, we all know those days. I wanted to share 5 things I like to do to shake the overwhelming feelings. Move your body. [...]

Where vegans get protein – 6 vegan protein sources.

If I got a gram of protein for every time I got asked "where do you get your protein" I wouldn't even have to worry about if I had enough. Getting in protein as a vegan isn't some scary or hard task. But how much protein do you actually need? I used this calculator online [...]

10 quotes for when you feel overwhelmed.

Let's be real... Life gets heavy sometimes. We're constantly consuming others thoughts and ideas on social media and sometimes it feels like the world is super loud. Let's quiet it down with some reassuring quotes. Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash I will never have this version of me again, let me slow down and be with them.unknown. [...]

Self Love Journal Prompts

Sprinkle self love like confetti… Or whatever the saying is. Let’s not joke about self love though because it’s so important and we usually don’t do it enough. Most of us have a self care Sunday routine but how to do carry that feeling into our week? This weeks journal prompts are for just that! [...]

Self Love Affirmations.

Kick off the month of love with... ...self love! It's so easy to be get caught up in the love we give everyone else that we forget to save a little for ourself. Take 5 minutes a day to repeat these affirmations to yourself every day this week. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The Affirmations.

Gift Guide for Valentines Day

It's the month of commercialized love. So you're stumped on what to get your loved ones for the holiday, well you made it to the right place. Buying gifts is one of my favorite things to do and making lists is an other, so let's get into this gift guide. Photo by Birgith Roosipuu on Unsplash For your [...]

A Week of Journal Prompts to Help you Reflect.

It’s the final week of journal prompts for this month, what a grand time to reflect back on this month. The first month of 2022 came to a quick close and it’s always a good idea to take a minute and look before it”s gone for good. Photo by @contentpixie Start on Monday. [smartslider3 slider="1"] [...]

Gratitude Affirmations for the week ahead.

Having an attitude of gratitude is the best way to start your day, and to live your life. Often times we forget the little things until they’re taken away from us, like our sense of smell, the ability to move our fingers, and simply being able to breathe without thinking about it. This weeks affirmations [...]

What I Ate at Disney World’s Skipper Canteen – Gluten Free + Vegan.

I spent Christmas and New Years in Disney World year and it was my first time being vegan AND gluten free. To say I was a little nervous about what my options would be an understatement. I thought I’d be living off french fries the whole trip but I was super surprised and even more [...]

7 Journal Prompts for the Week Ahead

Journaling is a place to let your thoughts melt out on to a page so they’re no longer taking up space in your brain. It’s a place to be honest, to be silly, to grieve. Sometimes it’s hard to just sit down and write and that’s why I started posting prompts! Photo by Sixteen Miles [...]

Keep It Fresh – January Produce

New month means new produce. January is a time most people kick off a diet, but how about instead we simply just form some healthy habits. Eating in season is so important and tastes SO much better. Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash The Good Stuff @likejustjess This is a perfect month to make fresh juices with so [...]

Holly Jolly Journaling – Week Three

Journaling has been great to slow down and enjoy the holiday spirit. How do you make the Holly Jolly Journaling challenge part of your daily routine? I love to do mine while sipping on a candy cane tea or a cinnamon roll coffee. WEEK THREE You've made it more than half way through this December [...]

Holly Jolly Journaling – Week Two

The gift that keeps on giving. Welcome to week two of Holly Jolly Journaling, a fresh new set of prompts are waiting for you below! Let me know how last week went, did you get through all the prompts? What did you like most about this? Did you find it easy to work into your [...]

Holly Jolly Journaling – Week One

The little gift you can give yourself this season. Make a cup of tea, grab a peppermint mocha latte, maybe even a glass of wine and your favorite journal. It's time to give yourself the gift of time, a mind break, and a new holiday tradition. Below are holiday journal prompts for you to use [...]

December Produce & 5 reasons you should be eating it.

Keep it Fresh... Eating in season makes every meal super nutritious and even more flavorful. Winter produce is some of my personal favorites to cook and eat, the deep hues of color and the easy ways to prepare never get old. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash 5 reasons you should be eating in season Produce. It tastes [...]

Why you should be adding breath work to your routine

I bought a peloton for the spin classes but... ...fell in love with breathwork (and pilates but that's another story.) It's so crazy to think that every day every moment we are breathing and most people don't even stop and realize that. Imagine doing something 24/7 and you don't ever get a break, that's what [...]

Emotional Boundaries and how to set them.

Emotional boundaries are your rules of engagement. You know how on social media when someones post upsets you or angers you and you have the option to mute/unfollow them, you can do that irl too with emotional boundaries. Last month we talked about what boundaries are (you can check that out here) and this month [...]

Am shower playlist

There's no better way to start your morning than with a positive playlist. You know when a little song gets stuck in your head and you keep repeating the words? I made a morning shower playlist so you can have positive mantras stuck in your head all day. I mean they do say music is [...]

Vegan Southwest salad in a jar.

Salads in jars are the convenient lunch we all need. This is what has been missing in my life. If you're a visual person when it comes to eating these will make it easy to grab and go. This southwest-inspired flavor is full of flavor and takes about 25 minutes for four days worth of [...]

What are boundaries & Why do we need them?

Boundaries are one of the most helpful tools you have constant access to. They might seem hard or even scary to set, but they are ESSENTIAL to a healthy mind and life. Like most everything in life, you need to find the balance between healthy and unhealthy boundaries. Let's discuss the differences between the two [...]

3 Amazing vegan food spots in atx

There's no shortage of amazing vegan spots in Austin. There's somethings for everyone here it seems, even your friends who "could never go vegan." Photo by Claudio Schwarz For date Night The Beer Plant is a must for celebrating, taking your friends from out of town, or simply treating yourself. This completely vegan gastropub will [...]

3 Things to Stop asking 20-Somethings

As I sit here and listen to Sza's 2017 album Ctrl for the 1200th time I wonder are we all "Ms. 20-something?" Like, I can't personally be the only one who gets goosebumps and has a bi-weekly breakdown to the last track right? This got me thinking... I spent my whole childhood pretending I was [...]

5 things you can do to stay grounded.

What even is grounding? Grounding or Earthing is a therapeutic technique used to keep yourself connected to the Earth. The practice can aid in healing through Earth's natural electric charge. Think of it as the cheapest way to make a lifestyle change. Photo by Alex Perez on Unsplash How do you do it? There are many different ways [...]

Weight loss Goals for June & Workouts I’m Loving.

How is it almost June?! In January I made a goal for myself to lose 21 pounds in 2021 and the thought that I only have 6 months left to meet my goal has me thinking that I need some mini-goals along the way to stay on track! I'm here to tell you that losing [...]

5 Things I Learned When I Moved 2000 Miles Away from Home.

Almost 3 years ago, I packed up my WHOLE life in a tiny Uhaul and moved 2000 miles away from home. It was absolutely the scariest thing I had ever done in my life. I was leaving behind all I knew and loved. I went from Boston to Austin and I did it on a [...]

Money Music Affirmations

Bet you didn't know May 20th is "National Be a Millionaire" Day, and of course our manifestations this week are going to reflect on this! A couple of weeks ago I started this new way of sharing some manifestation mantras with you in the form of music, you can find last weeks' here. This week [...]

Affirmations for Moms

I hope all the mommas had an amazing Mother's Day yesterday! Today I wanna celebrate moms and all they do for the people around them. "Mom" can mean many different things to many different people, so these are for all my people that sometimes put others' needs before their own! Every day is a learning [...]

Designer Disney Pieces I WISH I had in my Collection.

It's no surprise I'm obsessed with Disney, after all this started as a Disney blog. I also have a love for designer handbags and items in general so I thought I'd share the designer pieces I'd absolutely love to have hanging in my closet! Disney has done amazing collaborations over the years that are so [...]

Affirmations in Music.

Your diet doesn't just include what you eat, it's everything you consume. That means what you watch, read, and listen to is also part of your diet, when you start to look at your health that way, things start to change. Think about that song you can't help but dance to when it's on and [...]

Affirmations for the Week Ahead

Happy Monday Y'all! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and holiday if you celebrate! I kept my celebrations super low key and made some s'mores brownies (you can find that recipe over on my Instagram!) This week the affirmations are all "I will" statements because some days are easier than others! Let me [...]

To all the people in the Misery Olympics

You ever see or hear something that gets your blood boiling, makes steam come out of your ears and has you left feeling overwhelmed? I know I have!! I used to find something wrong or questionable in so many parts of everyday life, and it finally clicked that maybe MY brain needed some rewiring. I [...]

5 Weight Loss Tips from a Former “Fat Girl”

Who doesn't want tips from a former fat girl... I went from 240 pounds to 177 pounds and it did take some time but the weight is STAYING off! I want to be clear when I say I didn't use any fast fixes or magic pills and to be honest, I don't support them. The [...]

March Money Affirmations

Alexa play "Bitch Better have my Money." I know it's "stimmy season" and everyone is feeling like they got a lucky come up. However, let's focus on what we can control, our thoughts! The same way we use affirmations for body positivity, sleep, and sometimes to just get through the day, we can do the same for [...]

Easy Vegan Veggie Soup

I always joke that I "come alive in the fall time" because fall/winter cooking and baking are my absolute favorite! The other day it finally got slightly colder in Texas and I thought it was the perfect time to make my first soup of the season. I use Imperfect Groceries for most of my shopping [...]

Vegan Tempeh Stuffed Mushrooms

The vegan Thanksgiving recipe you didn't know you needed. It always surprises me when people say they dislike mushrooms because I could eat a platter of these as a meal! The flavors are top notch and the texture is perfect. I have adapted this recipe from one of my all time favorite cookbooks The Superfun [...]

A Disney Treat for the Grownups!

I know, I know, this blog was supposed to be up Friday but I took a few days off for a social media reset! (I highly recommend doing this now and again). I promise this one was worth the wait! Disney Happy first day of Fall! I'm bringing you the EASIEST and YUMMIEST fall drink [...]

Mickey Monster Mash Burger.. but make it VEGAN!

Another Friday means another Disney veganized recipe! WDWNT This burger has called Cosmic Ray's it's home starting back in 2018 but it got a facelift for 2020 and I knew I had to make the vegan version! This burger starts with a toasted bun, a burger patty, bacon, potato barrels (aka tater tots) with spicy [...]

Back to School Disney Crafts!

How is it almost September?! Back to school is looking different for everyone this year and I just wanna say I feel for all the teachers and students! I used to be an educator at an early learning center and I could not imagine going back with all the new rules and regulations! However, I [...]

Veganized Disney Recipe from DCL!

Way back before COVID-19, I was a dedicated Disney thrifter, cookbooks were always my favorite find! I bought an older Disney cookbook, Delicious Disney by the Disney Chefs and Pam Brandon that came out in 2006. Disney Food Blog I decided to veganize everything I could from the cookbook to better fit in with my [...]

Disney Peloton Ride Review!

After canceling all three of my Disney trips this year, I decided to treat myself with something! I ordered a Peloton, I've been wanting one for a WHILE! Disney Wiki -Fandom A little back story, I started taking spin classes back in December almost as a joke with one of my friends, but got quickly [...]

It’s Time to Jazz up your Favorite Disney Songs!

I bet you already have a song stuck in your head, it's a small world, I'm looking at you! Pinterest I'm what's now known in Disney as a "childless millennial" and I couldn't be any happier with that title! I love Disney, but not having any children I don't typically settle down with my wine [...]