Cozy Day At Home

On Monday morning, my internal clock woke me up at 6:45. Note, that Monday was a Holiday, so I had no agenda for the day. So, I did what any one would do, and just laid there. It was really great. We all need that time of rest, to just relax and not think about anything- no noise, no distractions, not even my phone. (Actually that last one is a lie. I'm pretty sure I was pinning at one point...) It wasn't until about 9:30, when I finally got up and started doing some research. 

It was the coziest morning. The afternoon was filled with soul talks and baking, with a side of bourbon. A friend of mine is launching a new blog, and she uses a lot of bourbon in her recipes. It may or may not be the whole point of the blog. ;) These were chocolate chunk bourbon cookies with sea salt.

(Passes out on floor at the mere thought of the heavenly marriage of chocolate and bourbon...)

I've been working with her to get her blog and branding up and running, and when it goes live, you will definitely see it here!

I hereby give you freedom to do a solid 3o minutes of nothing today. It's good for your soul.

HIATUS LIFTED

Oh hey guys. 

I took a full month off from blogging. A. Full. Month. I needed to just be in my own space for a little while. On top of taking a long vacation over the holidays, I got sick promptly on arrival back to the sunny state of California, and was pretty much bed ridden for 5 days. After that I just found it hard to re-adjust. Sleep was always more important than getting work done. I'm not even sorry about it. Because let's face it, a world where I have to apologize for sleeping is not a world I want to live in.

In other, conscious news, there are some fun things coming up this year. New projects (see above mood board), new clients, new work, new relationships, and loads of new candles. Yes, candles. You guys, Target is the mecca for candles everywhere. I found an EXACT replica of the wildly coveted Volcano candle from Anthropologie at Target. Bella by Illume. You can by three for the price of one at Anthro. It will change your life. Starting your pseudo Monday off right. You're welcome. 

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GENTLEMAN

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Not going to lie, I almost had more fun putting this guide together than the ladies guide. Just look at it- in all it's majestic manliness. Out of the list, the cologne, camera strap, and watch are my top three. If you aren't willing to shell out a Benjamin for the cologne, they have smaller test and travel sizes that are a good option. The camera strap and laptop case are from Revisit, a company that gives 25% of their profits into preserving National Parks. The gift that just keeps on giving. 

I can attest to almost everything on this list, and I assure you that it is at full baller status. (Not sure how much a lady is supposed to say baller, but I say it a lot.) Boys get to have all the fun.