Years ago a co-worker told me that the secret to planning your vacations is to always have the next one planned before you get back from the previous one- even if it’s just a weekend away. I never really realized the wisdom in her words until this week. We’ve thankfully got one more vacation on the books this summer, a family trip to the Cape at the end of August. When we first got back from Maine, I was worried that another trip would take away from precious time at my desk or even things I still wanted to do in the city this summer. But it’s actually had the complete opposite effect. Even though the Cape will be somewhat of a work-cation, too, my motivation at home has been at an all time high as I work to get as much done as possible before we head out of town once again. As someone who constantly feels like they’ve never done enough by the end of the day, I’ve had very little of that feeling as of late. And I have a sneaking suspicion that if we weren’t going away, I would not be getting this much done. Once again… the importance of time away crops up. This is me actively searing that message into my brain!
We have very little on the books this weekend, a product of wanting to get ahead on work and simply enjoy these dog days of summer on our patio. Given my schedule this week I don’t have two many links for you guys, but I do have a few pressing questions, for which I’d love your feedback!
- Since we’ve officially decided not to move, I’m really ready to take our home decor to the next level. The first step? Painting! Here’s my question for you- how do you choose a paint brand? Does it completely come down to color? Don’t they all have similar versions of the same color? If it helps I’m on the hunt for a very light and warm grey.
- Organic beauty products. I’m so invested in the food I’m eating in terms of where it comes from and how it’s produced, and I’m starting to feel like I should give the same attention to my beauty products. I’m intrigued by Tata Harper, but not sure I can keep up with those price points. I’m also considering One Love Organics. Have you tried either of those brands? Do you have a natural brand you love? And did you notice a difference in your skin when you switched to a more natural skincare regime? Send help!
- And lastly, tell me something about you! I spend so much time blabbing about my own life, it’s important to me I learn more about yours. Have anything fun planned this weekend? Going away this summer? Are you anxiously awaiting fall? Let’s do this.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend wherever you are! xx