Another huge storm blew through Boston, delivering us 6-12 inches of snow! 🙃 I worked on some homework, watched some Netflix, and even played a few video games, but the tastiest part was the pancakes. This pancake recipe dates back to my childhood. My family had a recipe book with all the pages untouched, except for this one. My mom was cleaning the house and decided to get rid of the book, but keep this one page pancake recipe!
Happy March everyone! February flew by so fast, but I did collect quite a few favorites.❤️ Just as a refresher for everyone new to the blog – first, welcome to Beyond This Fence! This blog features posts about lifestyle, thrifting, makeup, and everything in-between, all from the perspective of a 22-year-old college student. Secondly, “B.L.O.O.M” is an acronym for my monthly favorites of Beauty, Literature, Obsessions, Outfits, and Music! Let’s hop into it.
Alarm goes off at 6:30am. I roll over, reach for my phone, scroll through social media, check some emails, and finally get myself out of bed. I head downstairs for breakfast. I get the pot of coffee brewing and whip up an easy breakfast. Breakfasts will vary on what time I wake up in the morning. I’ll eat cereal or toast with peanut butter and banana on early mornings or I’ll make eggs and toast on my later mornings. Today I ate cereal and a banana with peanut butter! You can never go wrong with peanut butter.
The power of a positive mentality has been a major focus in my life for over a few years now. I wanted to share some of the basic rules I try to follow when I’m focusing on my mentality when handling situations.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Over the past week, I’ve been fighting some sort of sickness. I’ve had a cough, some sneezing, a slight fever, and definitely feeling fatigued. Instead of letting the cold control my life, I decided to fight back. This week I’m sharing my essentials to help you get through any cold this season!
I’m back and settled in for the last semester of college! I can’t believe how fast time flew. I’m practically looking adulthood straight in the face. Before I get too ahead of myself, however, I still have four months to live my best life at school.
First things first, there are a few key parts of my lifestyle that I need to keep in check for a successful school year. I have to start off the year with an organized desk, a hearty grocery haul, and a few good books to have on hand. These might seem like random necessities, but I always feel grounded when I can check them off my list.
An organized desk and closet are essential for my daily routine – organized mind for an organized life! I have my knickknacks in one corner while my acrylic makeup organizer sits on the other corner. I have a shelving unit attached to my desk, which holds school supplies and my extra beauty and hygiene products. When this desk is neat and clean, the day is already looking really good.
Purchasing all the essentials for the fridge is the best way to promote cooking for yourself and not resorting to take-out. I picked up almond milk, coconut yogurt, chickpea pasta, salad dressing, kombuchas, eggs and tons of fresh produce; green beans, brussel sprouts, peppers, onions, and purple potatoes! This keeps me inspired when making dinner, alone or even with my roommates!
A few new items that I got in this haul looked really interesting to me and I had to pick them up to try! First is the honey roasted chickpea snacks from Biena. I’ve only had salted chickpeas so I was intrigued by this flavor. Next is the Organic Sparkling Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic. The buzz over apple cider vinegar is not over and I’ve never drank it like this so I scooped up this item. I love balsamic dressing and I thought this would be perfect to drizzle on top of roasted veggies, some grilled chicken, and of course on a salad. Lastly, I bit the bullet and purchased coconut milk yogurt! I tried some in a smoothie and it was delicious. I’m really glad I found an alternative to regular yogurt.
The books I chose to have at school are a variety of self-help, poetry, and educational. I love knowing I have books on hand for when my eyes need a break from a computer/phone screen. As the weather gets a little warmer, I can bring my book and a blanket into my backyard to soak up some vitamin D. When I was in Florida, I almost made it through You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero, so I have to wrap up the last few chapters of that book. I also picked up Astrology, A Cosmic Science, by Isabel Hickey. I also have a few wilderness journals that look fascinating! I have lots of reading to do this semester.
Nothing like starting off the semester with a clean room, a full stomach, and a stimulated mind!
Do you have any rituals you do before starting your day?
Thanks for reading!