No so long ago I started following an Instagram page called Healthy Tahls. I’m always looking for healthy influencers that inspire me. Healthy for the mind, but also for the body.
I enjoy seeing people succeed and this page always gives me inspiration in various forms.
Tahlia who is the account owner of Healthy Tahls, is a hostilc health and nutrition coach. Tahlia posts some great recipes along with loads of positive affirmations and information on how to be a better healthier version of you.
So after clicking onto her webpage I’ve been even more inspired.
Do you want to be inspired?
Let me help you.
A quote from her website reads,
‘Women are slowly learning that we should be empowering, not competing with one another… and this really is the key to success. There’s no doubt that women can have it all, an abundance of health, wealth and love, however, in the pursuit of this, I think we tend to forget that achieving all of this DOESN’T mean achieving more than the woman next to you. Let us explain, and help you shift your mindset.’
I always try to have healthy snacks at the ready, that are quick and easy but also yummy.
Dont get me wrong, I eat not so healthy food and quite often find myself reaching for the double coat Tim Tams 😉 BUT if I’m organised I try to have better options available.
Food prep takes no time at all and your body and mindset will thank you for it.
I hate to say it, but what you fuel your body with is how it responds. Much like your car, you put good fuel in your car and it will drive well. You eat well and your body and mind will perform well.
No bake muesli bars.
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup agave syrup
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
¼ teaspoon cinnamon,
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup cashews
½ cup pepitas
¼ cup sunflower seeds,
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup chopped dried apricots.
Melt the agave syrup with the coconut oil.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl then add the melted coconut oil and agave mixture.
Stir well or blitz in a food processor.
Pour into a lined or non stick tray and refrigerate for minimum 3hr or until the coconut oil has set.
Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
– note –
You can swap the dried fruit for whatever you like including dates, goji berries, sultanas or even a mix.
You can also swap the nuts to almonds, walnuts or peanuts. Again whatever flavour you prefer or maybe to a mix?
You could also add extra seeds and add chocolate chips if you like or try drizzling either melted chocolate or yogurt on top prior to setting it in the refrigerator.
Who says healthy isn’t easy and yummy!
These babies took no time at all. Actually about 15 minutes without setting time.
As a qualified interior designer myself, I’m often looking at other designers work. I find inspiration and ideas that I may not have seen or thought of myself.
Design is constantly changing and evolving.
One thing I always tell clients is that your space reflects your personality and the way you live. Your space should be comfortable and suit your needs.
Sometimes we all get a bit lost in wanting our homes to look like something from a magazine shoot, however what we need to consider is the variables that are in our lives. Do we have children that we need to cater for? I mean, my kids are allowed to lay on the lounge, no shoes of course, they often throw the pillows at each other and I don’t mind.
I want them to be comfortable in their own home and enjoy being children. I don’t want the picture perfect home where they can’t touch anything. After all, I believe childhood is about experience, exploration, learning and growing.
I also want my visitors to feel welcome and comfortable, there is nothing g worse than going somewhere and panicking that your children will break or put something out of place in another’s home. I don’t want my visitors to feel that.
A home to me, should emit happy and welcoming feelings.
The below article is a great write up on how we can design our homes in simple and effective yet liveable spaces. I’ve also added the images for sone Wednesday inspiration. 💕🏠
6 STYLING TIPS: GET YOUR HOME TO LOOK LIKE THE HOME OF AN INTERIOR BLOGGER
Posted on June 22, 2017
You like when I do lists and you also like it when I show gorgeous stylish homes, so today I am going to combine the two. So if you are looking to give your home a quick makeover – and make it look just like the interior blogger’s home, then just follow these easy tips for great impact.
Group Your Picture Frames
You do not always need to hang your pictures for optimal exposure. Group on the floor or on a sideboard, and do as Norwegian blogger Katerina from Only Deco Love, add a few empty frames for a more delicate arrangement. Do not overdo it though, add just one or two, as it quickly can look over styled.
Simple Book & Art Display
Displaying books and favorite pics can be tricky, often the books just collects dust in the bookshelf, while some might end in a pile on the coffee table. With simple ledges from Ikea, which can be painted in any color to match the wall color, you can easily make any corner into a gallery, which would make any gallery owner envious. Norwegian blogger Nina from Stylizimo is the one to copy.
Keep It Simple
Danish blogger Caroline from September Edit do simple like no other. Simple doesn’t need to be dool and boring, far from it. Choose a few colors that you like and stick with them. Do not deviate for any means, unless you change the entire color palatte of course.
Style That Couch
A super easy and cheap way to update your living room is to change the pillows on you couch with the season. Choose different sizes and freshen up the style with different prints and textures. And by all means, do not just fold the throw over the side of the couch … NO! Learn from The Design Chaser Michelle and make it look like you just threw it there recklessly.
Show Them Your Chairs
Stools and chairs are the new status symbols, rather you spend some serious cash on them or not, there is no reason to hide them under the table. Showing them all the way in tends to look to neat. Pull them out like Norwegian blogger Elisabeth Heier just a few inches to underline their beauty.
Style The Bookshelves
Make it into a habit of rearranging your bookshelves at least once a month. You don’t have to go all in taking everything out and then replace everything. Simply remove all your accessories and find a new spot for them. Take note from Kasia from My Full House, she knows how to style a set of shelves like a pro.
When you want to be strict, but not too strict, but not a push over.
I often find myself feeling torn. Confused and yes guilty.
I know I come across ‘together’ looking like I know what I’m doing, sure yes, I’d like to think that I do ‘have it together’ but I also question myself everyday.
I want to be a strict parent / mother. I want to raise good people. I want my children to have morals, respect, be caring, thoughtful, kind but also happy and loving.
I also want to be a bit carefree. I don’t want to be a ‘sergeant’ or ‘drill master’ (no offence).
So where is the happy medium?
I don’t want to be the ‘lucid’ parent. I think children need structure and routine. (My kids do anyway) they like to know what each day holds and they are possibly becoming like me, dare I say, organised within how their day is planned / structured.
I recently had a conversation with a fellow mother about being a parent rather than being a ‘friend’ to my children. Yes it’s important to have a friendship with your children, however, these children I believe are vulnerable and absorb their surroundings so why wouldn’t you want to set a good example for them? You want to be a role model, something for them to look up to, possibly be proud of. I’d love for my children to be proud of me as their mother.
Now I’m sure at times I will or possibly have embarrassed them, but as a whole I’d like to think that my children and I have a loving, fun and respectful relationship. I am their parent and mother first and foremost, I’m then their friend. I hope to also be their confident.
So how do you make being a parent and friend a happy medium?
I think children will respect you more if you parent rather than friend them.
What are your thoughts?
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