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My Morning Routine on Weekends – Collab w/ Division Claudia

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Hey everyone! Hope you all are doing fine. So this post is a little different than my regular posts. I recently came across a lovely blogger from Italy and we decided to do a collab together sharing a sneak peek of our daily routines. Claudia is a young and talented blogger who writes about her life in Italy as well as shares Vegan recipes. Her blog is like a breath of fresh air and I have fallen in love with it!!ย So here is our first collaborative attempt where I’m sharing my morning routine on weekends –

Weekends… that’s the time for relaxing and unwinding for everyone. Call me lazy but I’m not that type of a person who will wake up at 6 am on a Saturday and go running. I mean even if I wake up early… I just like to laze around in the bed for some time. Besides, it is getting chillier here and cold weather and snuggling up in bed go hand in hand, right?ย 

Once I get up, I generally have coffee but since I love tea too… it really depends on my mood. So, last Saturday, I made a hot, steaming cup of coffee with a Healthy Avocado toast for breakfast. I just sprinkled a little bit of salt and pepper on it. It makes for a wholesome breakfast. Seriously, if you haven’t tried it… what are you waiting for?? I also had an apple along with it.ย ๐ŸŽ

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While sipping coffee, I usually catch up on blog posts from around the world, as well as check my Instagram & Twitter feed.ย 

Okay so here’s the thing – on weekends when we decide to head out… we generally have an early lunch and then leave. That way, if we are out for a long time, we don’t end up eating both lunch as well as dinner out (unless that’s the plan๐Ÿ˜‰) So after a hot shower, I made someย grilled chicken for lunch. I generally like to make quick, ย fuss-free meals since it requires less time for prepping and easy clean-up after the meal.ย โค๏ธ ย โค๏ธย I followed it withย one of my favorite yogurts – Yoplait in peach flavor.

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After lunch, it was time for me to get ready and head out with the hubby to do a little shopping (kidding, who does a ‘little’ย shopping?๐Ÿ˜‰) I generally reach out for drugstore makeup when I’m not heading anywhere fancy. A little dab of foundation, a little concealer and a pop of color on the lips is my basic go-to makeup. Except a little mascara, I suck at doing eye make-up even to save my life… so yeah.. that is crossed off from the list ๐Ÿ˜€ I am always experimenting and these are my current go-to drugstore make-up products –

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Oh yes, and before heading out, I always make sure to carry a bottle of water with me. Yeah, call me frugal but I don’t want to shell out money at the mall for double the price for a bottle of water.

So that was my typical morning routine on lazy weekends. What do you guys do on weekends? Do you follow a set routine? I would love to hear from you! And yes, don’t forget to show some love to Claudiaย aka ‘Division Claudia’ by heading onto her blog and checking out her post!ย โค๏ธย  Thanks a lot Claudia for doing this collab with me!

Until next time, have a lovely week and keep on smiling!

XOXO

29 Comments

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    learningbeaut

    November 24, 2015

    More than likely I’m definitely gonna try that avocado breakfast tomorrow! Great post!

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      Smiling Notes

      November 25, 2015

      Thank you so much for checking out my post… And if you love avocados, I’m sure you will love that!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    November 24, 2015

    Cool post Shamira ! Great routine ! I usually have a pretty fixed routine daily , nothing special ! And yeah this weather is perfect to laze in bed , it’s so chilly these days ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      November 25, 2015

      Yes the weather is perfect to stay under the covers in bed ๐Ÿ˜‹ thanks for reading dearie ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    Lina

    November 24, 2015

    The food looks yumm…a great way to spend weekends…really enjoyed this postโ˜บ I had nominated you for a 100 word story..If ur free do take partโ˜บ

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      Smiling Notes

      November 25, 2015

      Thank you so much!! And also Thanks a lot for the nomination!! Will check it out asap ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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        Lina

        November 25, 2015

        Sureโ˜บโ˜บ

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    Rachel Ann

    November 25, 2015

    I <3 watching these types of videos on youtube. Fun to do through blogging too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Division Claudia

    November 25, 2015

    Awesome post!! Your avocado toast looks bomb ๐Ÿ˜ haha yes really, who does a little shopping?
    Thank you so much for doing this collab with me!! I’m so happy โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    mopana

    November 25, 2015

    “I donโ€™t want to shell out money at the mall for double the price for a bottle of water.” – Hey! You and me both ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      November 25, 2015

      hahhaa…glad I’m not the only one sweetie ๐Ÿ˜€

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    anroworld

    November 25, 2015

    Lovely routine! I can also call myself a lazy weekend kitten, I do love to stay in bed longer at weekend. But still find time for little sport and gymnastics. Then breakfast. I usually eat some cereals for breakfast, but at weekend let myself something more nutritious. I prefer going out at weekends, if I am lucky and my friends are free. All have families, so we need to spend time with hubbies and kids, but sometimes girls can let to hang out somewhere in a movie or cozy cafe. I also like spending my weekend evenings reading or writing or editing my video clips, it’s the most exciting for me!

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      Smiling Notes

      November 25, 2015

      Wow..that sounds so interesting!! And I like the term ‘lazy kitten’ … sounds so adorable ๐Ÿ˜€ I should take a little inspiration from you and work out on weekends too!

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        anroworld

        November 25, 2015

        Lazy kitten came to my head when I saw your picture about cat….

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          Smiling Notes

          November 25, 2015

          hahaha I found that adorable pic on pixabay.. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • anroworld

            November 25, 2015

            At weekend mornings we look similar! Don’t you think so?

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    November 25, 2015

    Love this fun post Shamira!

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    Vajeea

    November 25, 2015

    Interesting post! totally enjoyed reading it!

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      Smiling Notes

      November 25, 2015

      That is such a sweet compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much dearie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lifestylebites3

    November 26, 2015

    Great post and I think nothing could be better than pampering yourself on a lazy weekend.

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    Vamagandhi

    December 9, 2015

    A busy delicious weekend morning. Spare me of make-ups for sure, but would love to wake up with healthy and yummy breakfast.

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      Smiling Notes

      December 9, 2015

      Glad you liked it!! Haha will spare you of the make up for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹

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