A day in the life

Now that I’ve been living in my new apartment for about a month, I’ve finally settled into a new daily routine. It isn’t always easy to make that kind of transition, especially when moving to a new city (and moving in with someone new!). I have definitely started feeling a lot more “at home” in the new place since starting to get my routine down:

Wake up

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It isn’t always easy to get out of bed when the person you’re sharing it with snoozes a bit later than you, but I find that forcing myself to sit up and filling myself in on news for the day (hello, theSkimm) helps a lot.

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IKEA HEMNES Bed Frame $199
Target Colette 8 Piece Bedding Comforter Set $80
West Elm Full Stripe Sheet Set $107 $57 code SWEET
Society 6 ‘Two Zebras’ Art Print $52

Run

Go for a run

I quit my gym membership at home when I moved and haven’t quite found the right new one to join just yet. I still like getting some exercise in where I can, so when it isn’t too humid I like to go for a run outside. It’s a great way to learn a little bit more about the area you live in, too!

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Old Navy Go-Dry Graphic Tank, similar $15 $9 code COOL
Old Navy Cami Sports Bra, similar $15 $8 code COOL
Nike Women’s Legend Slim Capris 2.0 $48
Puma Running Shoes, similar $100 $70

Shower

Shower

I tend to wash my hair at night to save time, but after my run I like taking a quick shower to cool down and clean off. I love using AVEENO SKIN RELIEF BODY WASH $7 for everyday use, or SOFTSOAP SEA KISSED BODY SCRUB $3 with a loofah when I need to exfoliate!

 

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Coffee

I have a Keurig at home, which is perfect for my mornings. I’m usually running a bit late by this point, and popping a K-cup in the coffee machine takes about 2 minutes total. I like to walk and drink to save time!

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kate spade new york Daisy Place Crème de la Crème Teacup Mug $20

 Breakfast

Breakfast

I tend to have something light in the morning, such as cereal with almond milk or oatmeal. Every now and again I’ll plan ahead and make CHIA SEED PUDDING with fresh fruit, or an easy egg bake with spinach and turkey bacon that I can have all week long.

1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup light or full-fat coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon honey
mix all ingredients together and store in tupperware container or jar overnight
stir and top with fresh fruit or nuts, and enjoy!

Work

Work

I work in marketing at an architecture firm, so my days are full of working with people and making sure that everyone has what they need from me. I fill one of those positions that does a little bit of everything, so every day is different!

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Eccolo ‘Notes’ Cream Faux Leather Notebook (similar here $20 + here $20)
Sugar Paper, Los Angeles Gold Luxe Planner (similar here $24)
Warby Parker Newton Glasses in Striped Molasses $95

Lunch

Lunch

I try to pack a high-protein lunch that isn’t too high in carbs, or else I’m totally falling asleep by 1:30 p.m. One of my favorites is a mix of broccoli, shrimp and whole wheat pasta that’s super simple to throw together.

 

Dinner

Make dinner

I get home at least an hour before Eric does, so I tend to be the one to cook dinner. I’ve gotten really into finding new recipes to make – THE SKINNYTASTE COOKBOOK $18 has a ton of great recipes that are perfect for beginners who are trying to eat healthier.

pictured: Easy Broccolini Flounder Bake
with asparagus switched out for the broccolini, served with brown rice

 Shampoo

Shower

I tend to switch my hair products up a lot, but lately I’ve been using the JOHN FRIEDA SHEER BLONDE GO BLONDER LIGHTENING SHAMPOO $6, and TIGI CATWALK HEADSHOT RECONSTRUCTIVE INTENSE CONDITIONER $30 $13. When I feel like my hair is really burnt out, I use a deep conditioning masque, such as the UMBERTO REPAIR TREATMENT MASQUE $10.

 

Reading

Reading

Summer always tends to make me want to read more – it’s nice to relax in bed with a good book. Right now I’m reading EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU $10 by Celeste Ng.

 

Then it’s off to bed! 

XO
Amanda

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