I’d like to petition to make every weekend a 4-day weekend!
We closed the shop for the holiday, and I spent four glorious days lounging around the house in yoga pants, reading a little, binge-watching Netflix and Hulu a lot — currently loving Jane the Virgin and The Mindy Project — and only leaving the neighborhood to pick up burritos.
I didn’t realize how much I needed the mental break. I’ve been a stress case for the last several months, and checking out of the world for a few days gave my over-cooked brain a quiet, healing rest.
Now, onto this [short] week’s five things!
#1 :: Over the years, I’ve learned when my anxiety comes and stays for a while, it’s usually a sign that I’m not taking care of myself. I know mental health and physical health work hand-in-hand, but I’m often guilty of neglecting the latter. During the break, I committed to walking with Doak for at least 30 minutes every morning (which is basically speed-walking to keep up with those long legs) and my head already feels much lighter and clearer after just one week of extra sunshine and exercise.
#2 :: I love Farmhouse Fresh, an all-natural, epicurean bath and body spa line with yummy-smelling — and effective! — scrubs, masks, body oils, rich lotions and treatments. Two Wednesdays ago, I woke up in a jittery funk that stuck to me all day, so when I finished up at the shop I popped into Spectrum Studio and treated myself to a few new FHF goodies. A hot bath with the Fluffy Bunny body wash and honey lavender scrub fixed me right up.
#3 :: We’re kicking off a monthly creative workshop series at the shop, and last night we had our first class water marbling flower pots with nail polish. It was so much fun, and now I want to dip everything in my house that’s not nailed down into my old Essie polishes.
#4 :: I have a new obsession with pink and an old obsession with day planners, so when our new 18-month Rifle Paper agendas arrived at the shop, I grabbed this unsold 2017 pink hardcover for myself.
Can you ever really have too many planners? (Please don’t answer that.)
# 5 :: And speaking of things I can’t get enough of, @bookwormstatus combines all my favorite things in her Instagram: books, fashion, and pretty pictures. I enjoy her book reviews, and love her mission of “making reading cool, one book at a time.” If you’re a fellow bookworm, give her a follow!