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Minimalist Morning Routine in St. Croix

Minimalist Morning Routine

By popular request, I bring you today’s video on our minimalist morning routine.  I love the morning time, especially since our move to our little island since we naturally wake with the sun as light pours into all of our open windows and we can luxuriate in all that mother nature has to offer.  We try our best to stick to a natural rhythm and sleep cycle and begin most mornings with warm lemon water which I’ve found to be such a cleansing ritual that I actually look forward to the time when I can sit, sip, and plan the day.

As you can see in the video, we’re pretty obsessed with our little girl, Nala.  Most of our off time in general is dedicated to playing with her.  It’s really easy to when she’s such a well behaved puppy.  The vet places her at around 5 months old and in the first week she was with us, she learned how to sit and lay down.  Recently, she’s coming around to stay and “drop it!”  She loves to cuddle and because this is the first dog I’ve ever had, I’m not sure if it’s normal, but she especially likes to be cuddled like a baby.  As in flipped on her back and cradled in the crook of your arm as she gazes oh so lovingly up at you.  Can’t.not.love.her.  Can you believe somebody dumped her in the rainforest to fend for herself?!

I digress.  To be honest, when you guys started asking for a morning routine video, it was so out of my element that I wasn’t quite sure where to start.  Shortly after filming the breakfast shot, I realized that I would just capture our normal, typical routine.  No frilly fuss or fancy this and that.  Just us.  I hope you enjoy.  I know that I was digging the opportunity to film something different and J actually found it interesting to play back our time spent together from a different angle.  It also made me appreciate our new home that much more.  There’s not a day I wake up that I don’t feel a gush of gratitude for our blessings.  Thanks for the request and keep them coming!

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