H4PPY IV-TH

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Urban Outfitters cut out silk dress, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, Steve Madden sandals, Zoya nail polish

Keeping it simple and clean. Okay, the dress got dirty because I was at a BBQ and when there’s food around.. I’m prone to spilling accidents. Paired this dress with my denim biker jacket but it was way too hot to keep any layers on so luckily I got my blue toesies to keep me dressed for the ‘merican spirit. Don’t mind that I posed by those white Roman pillars because someone thought it would be funny to match with my “gladiator” shoes. Can’t lie.. it’s pretty fitting.

Anyways, Peek a boo! I spy with my little eye… a scaredy pup! haha. Too cute to not share my kodak moment captured whilst two big dogs were play wrestling and this wee one was hiding behind the bike wondering “what’s all the commotion about” (I like to put words in to dogs’ mouths.. can’t help it):
photo (7)photo (2)Yesterday’s rooftop pic via iphone. Especially with the illegal ones popping off all throughout the Mission, I had a 360 fireworks experience like no other. Super stellar.

Hope everyone got a nice tan and had plenty of fun!

xo,tfny.

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basic breakfast

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A easy way to spruce up the most basic of breakfast; milk and cereal:

Since I need to do some grocery shopping and there’s nothing to eat, I went for the easy choice of milk and cereal but why stop there… An easy way to add some antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and all that good stuff into your body is by turning something simple, to be a little more complex.

If you’re lactose intolerant, a delicious substitution is Coconut Milk.
I’ll rave endlessly about this because I love almost everything coconut. Plus, it’s still a good source of calcium AND this contains 60% medium chain fatty acids. Just cause it says “fatty”, these are “good fats”, which mean they will actually be easier for your body to burn as energy!

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(sticking to morning talk, this is me – no make up, bed head, and my chipped nails… Bare with me here)

For the cereal, I know childhood ones bring back memories but don’t fall into the trap. Read the label! Those usually consist of sugar as their top ingredient and because cereal grains are so refined, they are striped and hold poor nutritional value.

What’s in my bowl? Nature’s Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola.
(Although, steel cut oats are the best oats to eat, this was already in my pantry… I used it with my greek yogurt, hah)

Easy Additives:
Chia Seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and minerals. Super helpful for your metabolism, people with diabetes and who doesn’t like having good skin! I’m impatient so I like to put 1tbsp or 2 into the milk first so they can soak. You want them to produce this clear little jelly layer around the seed.

Raisins can’t get enough of those antioxidants but they’re also one of the richest sources of the mineral boron used for building strong bones. Also, I like that they give a chewy texture to the crunch of the cereal. Ideally, you should try to buy raisins or any dried fruits that don’t use Sulfites as a preservative.

Blueberries high in antioxidants and low on the GI (glycemic index). Though they aren’t the lowest GI berry, they’re still favorable for regulating your blood sugar. Adding any fruit into your cereal is good too!

Give it a try and enjoy! Like they say, breakfast is the most important meal so start your morning off right. It’s what kick starts the rest of your day!

xo,tfny.

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