Monthly Faves: October

by Meg on October 30, 2014

Please excuse me while I ask a question that I am sure many of you have asked yourselves already…

“Where did October go!?”

The months seem to just fly by. I’m scared to blink because I’m sure when I open my eyes it will be Christmas! Which wouldn’t totally be a bad thing seeing as how Christmas is my favourite time of the year!

But, before we start thinking too much about Christmas… let’s chat about October.

October was a busy month for me. I’m getting my holistic nutrition consulting business launched, so there is a lot that has to get done in order for all of that to be “official”, but I did receive my business cards yesterday, which makes things seem a lot more “official” than ever before!

The first time I held these I totally got butterflies.

Yes, October was definitely a very busy month, but I’m sure November is going to be even busier. So, Eddie and I are taking a mini vacation this weekend. At noon we’ll be hitting the road and treating ourselves to a little getaway and will finally be able to celebrate our 2 year anniversary together!

But, before we take off for the weekend, I wanted to pop in and say hello while also sharing some of my favourites from the month with you! My good friend Sarah wrote a monthly fave post yesterday and I loved the idea, so I thought I’d follow along :)

Here are my favourites for the month of October:

Sexy by Nature. I already shared some of my favourite quotes from this book with you earlier this month, but I had to include it in my monthly faves post, too! I’m already half way done and plan to finish within the week. If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend it!

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Toasted Walnut Pesto. Eddie created this pesto for one of my clients that we cook for and ohmygosh it is so good. Many of you have already asked me for a recipe, but Eddie said he will have to make it again to put together an exact recipe for you all. All I know is that it contains spinach, toasted walnuts, EVOO, garlic, basil, and some parmesan. The measurements have yet to be determined! Once I do get the recipe; however, I will share it with you because it is amazing. Too good not to share!

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Resistance bands. My friends over at Rubberbanditz sent me some resistance bands to really take my home gym to the next level. I’ve been incorporating them into each of my workouts and have been absolutely loving them! I plan to share some videos/demo pictures on how I use them in my workouts. Currently, I’m really trying to improve my pull ups, so I’ve been using them consistently when doing those. Actually, Nia Shanks just posted a really great post on how to use resistance bands to help you improve your pull up. If you’re trying to improve your pull up, too, I highly recommend reading this post.

Yoga. For the past week or so, I’ve been incorporating at least 20 minutes of yoga into my nightly routine. I’ve been focusing on Vata pacifying poses and I find that they’re really helping me with balancing the excess Vata I was experiencing. I’ve been particularly loving the Pavanmuktasana (wind-releiving) pose.

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Earl Grey de la Creme tea. In the mornings, I’ve been meeting my Mom for tea at a local coffee shop called Fresh on 5th. It’s the cutest place Yorkton, SK has to offer (if you’re from Yorkton or live in the area and haven’t been yet, go now!). They have daily lunch specials and a great assortment of teas, too! Each morning I’ve been getting their Earl Grey de la Creme tea. Mmmmmm. So cozy and perfect for chilly fall mornings.

I’m going to make these monthly favourite posts a regular thing! So, throughout the month of November I will be constantly thinking of my faves for that month ;)

What are your favourites this month?

Love always,

Meg xo

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