Sunday Scrolls: February edition

By Kaylea

Jan 28, 2024 | Blog, Sunday Scrolls

You might be able to tell how long January actually felt, and how much I’ve missed Scrolling with you based on the overflowing bits & bobs about to envelop you in a warm squeeze inside. Starting with the ridiculously easy and delicious focaccia recipe (that I’m making again tonight!), a 1000/10 book recommendation, habit helpers, favorite finds, growth mindset moves to bring into February, and so much more:

Meals

This homemade, less than an hour, spectacularly scrumptious focaccia cannot be hyped enough. It is absolutely outstanding and you can doctor it up however you like based on what you’re serving her with:

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour (I used the Jovial brand because I find it is the cleanest and most digestible, plus it’s packed with protein!)
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 1 T. honey (or agave)
  • 1 T. sea salt
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • Whisk your yeast into the warm water, then add honey and wait until it gets foamy on top (10 min).
  • Combine all dry ingredients while you wait for the yeast combo to bloom, then add the wet + dry to a large bowl, plus your 2 T. of olive oil. Don’t overmix, and bonus: you don’t need to knead it!
  • Cover with a towel in a warm spot and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. After your dough has sat for 30 minutes, finger-poke a few spots on top like the picture above, then drizzle a little extra EVOO on top along with any other toppings and seasonings you might like.
  • Bake for 30 minutes (or until the top is a deep, gorgeous, golden hue!

Fun food fact of the month: if you eat berries regularly, you have a 21% lower risk of all-cause mortality! And that number jumps to 31% if you consume blueberries regularly.

I really want to try this hummus alternative – it looks gorgeous and is loaded with nutrients!

On the meal front, I liked this perspective a lot (and it happens to be my nutritional focus for the year, especially going into the sweetest month): The One Diet Trend a Nutritionist Says Is Worth Focusing On This Year.

Movement

Grey just had a belt test in Taekwondo and Jon won himself Dad of the year only one month into 2024 by learning every single routine, kick, and combo so he could go over it with him 9,768 times before the testing ceremony. One of the more rewarding parts of parenting – seeing your tiny human work hard for something they want to achieve – and your bigger human helping them make it happen. I was reminded several times over that modeling is the best way to teach; their eyes are always taking in what we eat, how we move, how we deal with tough situations. Our mission for February – find an activity to enjoy with someone you love and bonus points if you’re both learning something new!

I need to be more mindful of weaving this practice into my daily habits. Especially since I was carrying a 5 gallon jug of paint and it was tough!

People Swear the 3-2-8 Method Is the Secret to Getting Toned – agreed! Leave a comment if you’re working on a fitness goal and need an accountability partner. I’m here with you!

Mindset

It’s the 5th and the 6th for me 💯. Which message resonates most with you?

More

I couldn’t put it down, I’m still losing sleep over it, and it was 10000/10. 📖

From the Pack: Our January Joylights (a photo diary)!, If You’re Feeling Run Down…, 10 Free Things To Boost Your Mood, 9 Proven Ways To Build Success, 2024 Well of Joy daily non-negotiables.

This Is How to Make Water Taste Better and Healthier.

Have you heard of niksen?

The hero product quenching my dry winter skin. Clean, luscious, smells like a spa 🧖‍♀️.

And this bedside humidifier is terrific if you’ve been looking for one.

I Asked an Abundance Coach How To Have the Best Year Ever, and Her Tips Will Change Your Life. Lots of golden nuggets in this one!

This has been my design (and life!) aesthetic far before I found out it was a trend. Now maybe if Jon reads this, he won’t complain about moving 92 boxes of books each time we sell a house 😅.

Why we should say no more often ((a compelling study!))

Ordered these cutie v-day pajamas for Grey! 💝

Do You Have “Perfect Moment Syndrome”?

3 Ways To Make Drinking Coffee First Thing in the Morning Easier on Your Stomach

And on that note, I tried all the ways to have coffee without the jitters, but none worked for me. I would get this sick feeling in my stomach no matter what – until I switched to this. It gives me a boost, supports my mood, adrenals, and is positively delicious (plus all you need is hot water!).

For a Happy Marriage, Find Your ‘Needle-Movers’

The Biggest Wellness Trends of 2024, According to Experts (love the mental wellness components as well!)

9 Things To Do At Home Alone For Introverts.

The Sleep Secret To Improving Your Memory Consolidation, According To Research.

14 Ways to Eat Healthier Without Going on a Diet

60 Fun and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids (I like the easy part – so many good ones!)

Feeling Stuck on a Task or Problem? Tons of Science Says You Should Take a Walk (Yes, Right Now)

I’m putting the finishing touches on a few posts that have been months in the making. I can’t wait to share them with you this week 💙. thank you for being here and spending a slice of your day with us. you are the special sauce in sunday supper and we appreciate you so much!

be well + joyful, kind friend.

XO, Kaylea

Written by Kaylea

Kaylea Nixon is a Certified Wellness Counselor and Certified Health and Nutrition Practitioner who loves sharing practical, purposeful ways to cultivate a life of well-being and joy! When she's not developing fresh anti-inflammatory recipes, or researching new wellness trends; she seeks adventures, experiences and tasty travels with her incredible husband, son, and rescue pup, Gemma.

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