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Friday, February 14, 2014

Lazy Day/Night-In Routine + Banana Oatmeal Recipe

Today being Valentine's Day, I took it as the perfect opportunity to show you guys how I'm celebrating the love-filled day with this Lazy Day/Night In Routine post. This is typically how I spend most of my weekends, when I plan on staying in all day. Thankfully, most of my days do consist of me actually getting out of bed and leaving the house at least once.

I usually sleep-in on lazy days.
When I finally wake up, I like to change out of my pajamas so my day can be a bit productive. Despite the logic there, I stayed in my pajamas all day (I wasn't expecting productivity anyway).
Slippers are a must.
Slippers- Target
Pajama Bottoms- Target
Fluffy Robe- Marshalls
I then like to wash my face and do other hygienic morning things at this time (brush teeth, hair, gargle, etc.).
I follow up with a few hours of watching Youtube videos, or Netflix. Maybe spend a few more hours on Tumblr, if I'm feeling ambitious, depends on the mood.

Awwe, Tumblr! I was planning on it.
Really weird fact... I love the Tinker Bell movies. So that's what takes up most of my Netflix's life. Tinker Bell. Didn't realize how lame that sounded until I typed it out.

This usually takes up most of the daylight hours.

The meals I eat on lazy days are nowhere near planned. I eat whatever I have in the fridge/cupboard. This is when buying healthy snack food comes in handy. Today, I decided to make myself Banana Oatmeal, since time was on my side.

Banana Oatmeal Recipe
Serving Size: 2

What You'll Need:
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup oats (I used quick cooking oats)
1 banana, sliced
1 tbsp. chia seeds
Dash of brown sugar

What You'll Need To Do:
Combine water and almond milk in pot and bring to a boil

Lower heat to a simmer and add in oats

Add banana chunks (the banana serves as a very healthy sweetener)

Mix in chia seeds (for protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium and omega-3)

Let simmer for about 5-8 minutes (if using quick oats) until water/milk is absorbed

Remove from heat

Sprinkle brown sugar on top

Let cool and enjoy!

Night Time:
A night-in, to me, consists of relaxation and even more relaxation. You can achieve this by taking a bubble bath (aromatherapy can do wonders), read a book or whatever else sets your muscles at ease. Showers relax me 98% more than baths, so your relaxation method is completely up to you.
After my shower, I like to wear a face mask. Face masks allow my face to relieve tension and I absolutely love the feeling of the muscles in my face relieving all the built up pressure.

This brand, Freeman Feeling Beautiful, is cruelty free

While my face mask is drying, I like to paint my nails. Since it's Valentine's Day, I decided to go with a pink nail color. I used e.l.f. in the color Flirty Fuchsia.

E.L.F. is also a cruelty free brand

I then light a few candles for about an hour before I fall asleep. It is very very important not to fall asleep with candles lit. We don't want a relaxed filled day to turn into a stressed and flamed filled night.

The combination of Fluffy Towels and Pink Sand creates a medley of beautifulness. My nose is very happy with me when I burn these two candles together.

How do you spend you lazy days/nights-in? Comment down below!

xo, Sarah Holt


  1. Just popping in to wish you a Happy Valentine's day.

  2. Such a cute post, im so going to make this recipe!!


    1. Yay! And thanks! I'm glad you like it!

  3. This is literally the cutest thing ever!
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  4. Aaah, I loved reading this post! It was actually very inspiring because of the delicious breakfast and the relaxing face mask. I should pamper myself too on a lazy day (treat myself for doing nothing, that's the way we roll, haha). The breakfast is on my to do list for next week!
    Have a lovely weekend!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

    1. Thank you! We definitely should treat ourselves for doing nothing... we all deserve a pamper sesh once in a while! And the oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast recipes, by far!

  5. I love your blog

    1. Thanks a bunch! I love your blog as well!

  6. What a lovely relaxing day! Love the nail colour!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

    1. Thank you! That was my first time trying that color and I absolutely love it!

  7. I love watching Pixar movies <3


    1. Ohhh, me too! Frozen is my all time favorite right now... not sure if it's a pixar animation, but I still love it!

  8. hey, lovely post! and how pretty is the nailpolish :)

    1. Thank you! It's such a fabulous color!!

  9. I always have yankee candles burning in my room, I love them!
    Great post X


    1. I do too! I swap out candles for different scents almost everyday. They're great! And thank you!!!

  10. This is a lovely blogpost! I also love Tinker Bell movies! ;-) I love yankee candles too. Fluffy towels is a gorgeous scent! I've never tried pink sands, I must try it.


    1. Thank you! Pink Sands actually smells like you're on a beach with pink sand, (although I've never been to a beach with pink sand, I imagine it smells exactly like that candle!) I don't know how they do it.