Vacations are both a blessing and a curse. I love the reprieve from the crazy schedules and busy days that tend to bog me down. That break from chaos gets me off a routine in a good way…until I’m back. I confess, I’m a hot mess after a week off in Miami. I have yet to get to the gym, I’m not drinking nearly enough water, my to-do list is scattered and my nose got slightly red from the Miami sun despite my best efforts with SPF.
This weekend, I’m going in to recharge mode. Bloggers to the rescue!
- Dani from Life’s a Journal created the to-do list of all to-do lists. I stocked up on her Daily Page Notepad at the start of the year and whenever I document my day on this, it’s always a good one. She conveniently sells them in her Etsy shop (she’s so cool!) I vow to plan my Saturday with this and get at least my Monday mapped out in advance.
- Editor turned blogger turned skincare founder Beauty Bets is teaming with One Love Organics on a plant-powered skincare line. Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics officially launches March 4! I’ve got a sample tucked away that I plan to put to good use this weekend. My skin wants in on the recharge action, too, and I think the Vitamin C Serum is just the answer.
- I met two fabulous and witty ladies at the Chicago Blogger Network Oscar Party at Nellcôte: Lenka of Healthy Fit Goddess and Lindsay of The Garden Apt. Their blogs are super awesome and are inspiring me to be more fit and do cool stuff for my home and closet. I plan to carve out some time this weekend to read through their archives!
- Lunch is my biggest weekday struggle. I’m always so hungry, which means if I don’t plan I eat poorly. My colleague Rachel, who covers Chicago eats for My Daily Find, was eating a homemade version of Whole Foods detox salad and though it looked like bird food, it was delicious! She uses a recipe inspired by Oh She Glows (#4 photo credit to Oh She Glows as well) and I plan to make a huge batch for lunch next week!
I’ll be getting in my share of blogger-inspired R&R, for sure. What are your weekend plans?
Thanks for the reference, Laurie! Enjoyed meeting you last Sunday, and looking forward to getting together again! – Lindsay