my morning routine

This post is sponsored by Danone; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Goooooood morning, friendssssss!!! I'm not sure about you, but that's pretty much what I hear in my head, every time I climb out of bed haha. Some people (like my husband) hate mornings, some people love them and then there's me: I'd obviously rather sleep in but since I basically have no choice in the matter, I might as well put a smile on and GET. IT. DONE. ;)

I'm also the type of person that likes to get up, immediately do my hair and makeup and throw an entire outfit on, the whole shebang.. mainly because if I don't, I will literally accomplish nothing the entire day. There's honestly just something about getting ready for the day that helps motivate me to be productive in every area: my kids, errands, around the house, chores, everything! It's kinda crazy how that works, right?? I'm sooo curious how many of you out there feel the same way! Anyways, here's the breakdown of my morning routine:

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1) Wake up, roll out of bed. Check my emails, social media and then do my devotions (I've been slacking on this lately -- need to get back on the wagon!).

2) Get the kids breakfast and set up in their highchairs with a show (we're not huge on tv but it definitely comes in handy when I need to get ready). I turn on my curling iron and hair straightener, then do my makeup while those are heating up. My entire makeup routine takes less than 10 minutes -- I'm big on the natural look so I usually just stick to moisturizer, concealer, foundation, setting powder, bronzer, blush, brows, mascara and eyeliner. Okay, that sounds like a lot haha, but I promise it's not! ;) And then mayyyybe a touch of lipstick, depending on where I'm going! A quick makeup routine is key for me and I've got this one down to a science.

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3) Okay, hair! I get a lot of questions about how I do my hair and let's just say... it's not complicated haha! It usually only takes about 10-15 minutes, so super manageable!! Just like the makeup. Are you sensing a pattern here? Ha! Also, I typically only wash my hair every 10 days or so, which helps a lot -- and I know, WHAT?! But my hair is naturally very curly and very coarse, so it really doesn't require frequent washes! So I wash, dry and straighten it once and then just curl and touch up the curls every morning for the remainder of the time. It's simple, it's quick, and it's the only way I'm actually able to get ready every morning haha.

4) After I'm done getting ready, I turn off the tv for the kids and then make myself breakfast while they play. I usually stick to something sort of light but also full of protein because I have low blood sugar -- so a protein shake or avocado toast, soft-boiled eggs and potatoes, something like that! And, of course, a big ol' cup of coffee (sometimes I do decaf if I'm jittery, but I just like having something warm to drink in the mornings). Literally, you guys... it's my favorite time of the day: the kids are pretty happy and are usually playing nicely together (afternoons are a different story haha!), and I get to just sit there with them, nursing a warm cup o' joe and just watch as they interact. It's glorious.

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It's one of the reasons I was so excited to partner with So Delicious Dairy-Free for this post about their Coconut Milk Creamer -- I love talking about the favorite part of my day haha! So Delicious is the only brand we use for regular coconut milk AND coconut milk creamer in our household. We tend to avoid dairy as much as possible and I just can't say enough positive things about this brand. And let's be honest, the fact that I can purchase it at Target (the happiest place on earth) is such a PLUS!! In fact, my coffee mug, the coffee AND my creamer are all from Target haha -- it's safe to say I might have a problem ;) 

Also, if you download and use the Cartwheel app, you can get 10% off So Delicious Dairy-Free Creamer from June 10th through July 7th! I can't wait for you guys to try this one out -- I think you'll love it as much as I do!

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Love,

B

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Danone. The opinions and text are all mine.

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