Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Morning

There's only three weeks left of the year and there is still a thousand things to do it feels like. What have you been up too? Have you finished all your shopping, wrapping and running around town trying to check off everything on your December To-Do List? Between all the festivities, work and a few exciting things happening over the next month, I need some serious down time. I can't remember the last time I slept in until nine or ten, do you? If you can sleep in, read a magazine, listen to some music or squeeze in a nap time, do it. Enjoy your weekend and see you next week :)

this week's favorites...

There is no room to complain about the weather being freezing cold in Palm Springs, because it's not it is actually close to being perfect. But that still doesn't mean a nice warm tropical getaway isn't on my mind. Seychelles Islands, anyone?!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tree in a Basket

A few weeks ago at Thanksgiving, all the women gathered around after dinner and started talking Christmas decorations, a conversation that can last a whole day in my family. My cousin was telling us how she was going to try and attempt this whole tree in a basket idea. She had saved a picture for inspiration and showed us all, I have to say it looked very homey and not silly at all. So I've decided to follow the trend this year and try it out. For a small apartment like mine, I love this small version so it's not overwhelming. What do you think? 

Life Lately

I basically live in this turtleneck sweater. Whether for weekend errands, work, hanging around the house or date night, this is one of my favorite pieces this winter season. 

I'm always searching for decor pieces to put around the house and right now I'm really into copper taper candle holders. Its been a month long search and I finally came across these, I ordered them in bulk and plan on scattering them between bookshelves and the kitchen table. 

If there's one thing I like to talk about on social media, it's makeup and skincare. My skin has been extremely dry lately and between all my expensive products running out at the same time, I went for this heavy night cream by Aveeno and I absolutely love it. I've had no issues with dry skin for almost a month now!

My mom told me about this place awhile ago; so two weeks ago I finally decided to check out The Real Italian Deli. It's now become one of my favorite weekend errands. Their dry salami is perfection, the staff is very helpful and overly friendly and since it's run by a close knit family makes it all the better. If you are ever in the Coachella Valley, you should stop by one of their two locations!

Given all the paragraphs I've written about my job and career, I started listening to the podcast, The Librarian Is In. And needless to say, Gwen and Frank have helped me get through my work rut. I LOVE what I do. I read what they recommend, I laugh at their banter and like Frank I have become a library evangelist. Go to your local library and check out the programs they offer and peruse through the collection.
About four months ago, I started subscribing to makeup artists my sister recommended and that led to lifestyle you-tubers and then a YouTube rabbit hole from there. I somehow ended up on the Blogilates page, which by the way you should check it out. I've been doing my evening routines for about two and half months and I have regained nearly all my flexibility back. 

I could write a book on how much I love Lauren Graham, so for now I will just highly recommend that you read her biography, Talking As Fast As I Can. You'll be able to read it as fast as Lorelai Gilmore speaks, I swear.  I read it in about two and half hours and so enjoyed every minute of it, including her thoughts on the future of the show!

I am so particular about the lipstick I wear. Although I should be more careful about trying all brands, (my skin seriously reacts to everything) I have to say my absolute favorite lipstick of all time is Wild Card by Benefit Cosmetics. 

I first came across the Think Thin brand over two years ago from a friend. They are the best for mid morning/mid afternoon snacks. Occasionally I'll eat one for a meal, with twenty grams of protein, you'll be full for a good three hours.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up...

 my new favorite weekend errand, 
the local Italian deli. 
 wrapping gifts and watching holiday movies.
 literally the perfect weekend. 
 lemon mint water, pink pillows and Irish authors.
Palm Springs is Better!

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
-Henry Ward Beecher 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday Happy

I've been so busy with this week that I completely forgot about a special day. I didn't celebrate the fact that this blog has been running for six years!!! Despite it being an interesting and trying year I unfortunately had to take a semi-break from the blog. It's still something very important and dear to me, never did I think it would last this long. But for those who have stuck around and continue to read, I'm hoping to expand on the blog in the coming year. I've kept it secret for a while, but it's my resolution for the new year to sort of intertwine the blog into my career. So let's keep our fingers crossed for a brighter future :) 
Happy Happy Birthday Sit and Stay Awhile!!!!