Monday Mood - Road Trippin

Summer in New York City is stifling, sticky and sweaty. The city is incredible at night when there is a slight breeze whispering through the heat, but during the day, it can be oppressive. I'm not complaining or anything, just feeling ready to escape for a little bit...

I've been jealously eyeing and simultaneously swooning over some road trippers on Instagram over the past few weeks. Whether told by a full-time nomadic family or by a few girls on an artistic road trip, the stories of the road are beckoning. Hot tar stretching out as far as the eye can see, dusty side roads, bug-filled plains, misty mornings and clear mountain air. I'm itching to hit the road, but for now, this visual inspiration will have to suffice.

Tell me, who or what is inspiring you today?

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Monday Mood - Insta Florals

Happy Monday, lovely readers! June has flown by with a trip to California and some changes in my work schedule. This past weekend I finally got the chance to take a moment to myself and visit the Union Square Greenmarket. If there is anything that is guaranteed to put a smile on my face, it is a farmers market!

So here I am on Monday morning getting inspired by some of the most simple yet beautiful things in our world - flowers. Flowers in the wild, flowers fresh cut and in a vase, or flower petals trampled and bright on the ground. Who can resist the incredible colors and delicate perfumes? Certainly not me. I spent some time looking through a few of my favorite Instagram feeds and brought together some floral images that make me feel fresh, summery and ready for a brand new day. I hope you enjoy!

Images and inspiration today pulled from @aurorabotanica, @annaandthering, @cnstzn, @facethefoliage, @zioandsons, and my own archives @fayelessler

Who are your favorite Instagrammers and photographers? What is inspiring you today?

Monday Mood - Beet It

Whew, I got through Monday. Life in New York has certainly been getting harder, and with a week-long trip to California coming up, I've been having a hard time focusing and scheduling. I have a few exciting things in the works for your reading/viewing pleasure, so I hope that I will be able to get it together this week! I do it all for you, friends ;)

Despite my lack of focus, I managed to be inspired by something very simple this weekend. Beets! Do you love them? Hate them? I don't think I was really into beets until about a year ago, when I learned just how delicious they are raw. My favorite smoothie recipe involves frozen beets and blueberries. When you drink that 3 times a week, you realize just how cleansing beets really are. They flush your liver and your bloodstream of toxins and yes, they do aid digestion. They are also delicious when made into a salsa or slaw. I am dying to experiment with beets as a DIY lip stain, too. Pinterest has also just revealed to me that beets are relatively easy to grow at home! So probably a lot of beets in our future, here.

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Try some of my beet recipes! And tell me, what is inspiring you today?