Friday, June 7, 2013

Morning Must Haves (School Days)

Halle at Across the Hall in 2nd Grade is hosting a fun linky this week - Morning Must Haves!
***I seem to be having trouble linking up, so I will try again later to make it official. 



I've enjoyed reading about the morning must-haves of others, so I thought I'd share mine. Though I will be revealing a lot of my "quirks." Here goes:


During the school year, I usually start my day with a workout. I roll out of bed at 4:45 and get right to it. This last year, Kristi got me hooked on these 10 Minute Solution videos. I love them because they each come with 5 ten minute workouts and you can create your own personalized workout. I also like that they have different trainers, so I don't get sick of them as quickly. The one pictured is my *favorite* ab workout ever!
 
 
Next up, shower, and I "must have" this normalizing shampoo. My hair is very oily - yuck - and this stuff really helps. My sister is a licensed (not practicing anymore) beautician and can get me really good deals. :-)


After my shower, I settle in for some quiet time with Lord. I chose this tattered Bible picture because mine is starting to look that way, but I don't want to get a new one and lose all my notes and highlights! I like the saying, "The Bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions."
 
After my quiet time, I use my Ninja to make the homemade "coffee drink" that I'm completely addicted to... My kids just love waking up to the sound of the Ninja chopping ice. Ha! The blender was a gift last Christmas and I do use it every day! By the way, if you like Mocha Frappacinos, try this:

1 heaping tablespoon of sugar (I know, I know...)
1 heaping tablespoon of cocoa
6-8 oz. hot coffee (depends on how strong you like it)
Splash of milk (or more if you like)
Ice
This is my breakfast of choice lately...it is delicious and helps with a certain "issue." I'll let you figure that one out. :-)

After breakfast, I start the mad rush to get ready! Like my hair, my skin is super oily. When I first started teaching (4 years ago), I had never found a make-up that would stay on my face very long...it would just slide off. At the end of a busy day, after sending the kiddos off and talking to parents and coworkers, I would go to the restroom and look in the mirror and think, "How long have I looked like that?" My sister-in-law introduced me to MAC... I use Prep and Prime with the studio-fix foundation. It stays put, but now I notice it settling into my wrinkles (ugh). Hmmm...maybe they have another option for me. Oh, and by the way, don't let that Prep and Prime bottle fool you. When it won't pump, I pry the lid off with a screw driver and get at least another week's worth of primer. :-)
Chi flat iron - no explanation needed. :-)




Flat, thin hair meets Powder Play. I sprinkle this on my roots where I need some more volume after styling. Throughout the day, you can "pump up" the volume again by rubbing where you put it...not sure that explains it well, but if your hair needs some "ummph," I'd recommend it.

Well, that was plenty long--and revealing! If you're still with me, I hope you have a great weekend.

The pool is looking clear...now if only the weather would heat up a bit more...

Crystal


13 comments:

  1. Oooh, thanks for the frappucino recipe! I'm trying that out tomorrow! Your list looks so similar to mine, except that morning work-out thing...I'm not sure I could roll out of bed before 6! Yikes! You're dedicated, lady!!
    SynonymRolls&AntonymMoments

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    1. I consider it a trade off...if I work out, I can have a little more freedom in my diet!

      Crystal

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  2. Thanks for the recipe. I love that you spend time with the Lord each morning. I always end up reading the Bible in the afternoon after school-something I want to work on next year. I'm a new follower.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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    1. I have found if I put off reading my Bible, it seems harder to fit it in. Mornings are best for me!

      Glad to have you as a follower. :-)

      Crystal

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  3. Hi there! I'm a Kansas girl; I was born and raised there. We moved to NC about 7 years ago but we visit KS quite often! I agree with you about the CHI flat iron! Have a great weekend! We are also a 2 person blog!
    Tamra (and Sarah)
    First Grade Buddies

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I just love finding new blogs--especially team bloggers like us.

      Crystal

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  4. That granola sounds so very delicious. Looks like something I could eat for every meal!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  5. oh my goodness! I use powder play, my chi, and love normalizing shampoo (basically for that heavenly smell!} we are hair sisters!
    Rachel

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  6. Wow! Up at 4:45 - I struggle to get up by 6! I really need to get back to working out. I'll have to check out those videos.
    Teachin' First

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    1. Go for it, Kristy! It is so easy to talk myself into doing 2-3 of them...20-30 minutes.

      Crystal

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  7. I so have to try that mocha frappe recipe. I just need to get the blender first! And my chi is never not used in the am!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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    1. Hope you liked the recipe. It was the fist thing I had to have after spending a week at church camp in CO. Ha!

      Crystal

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