Hello, my loves! Hope you all had a happy and relaxing weekend. Every weekend should be a three-day weekend, don't you think?
Highlights of this one included an impromptu visit from a dear friend from California, picking up nursery hand-me-downs from good friends (and getting to spend some quality time with their adorable baby in the process), and a long-overdue haircut for me.
I am so so excited to be pregnant, but I can't deny it's been taking a toll on me (and my back, and my feet, and my ability to sleep . . .). Plus, work has been busy and stressful, and it was time for some pampering. So I used the gift certificate J got me for my birthday and took myself to the Scott J. Aveda salon for a little me time.
Nothing like a fresh haircut and blow out to add pep to your step. Plus, the ladies at Scott J really know how to take care of a tired mama to be! (Seriously, if you're in Brooklyn and looking for some hair care, go see Marlo. After bouncing around different salons for ages, I think I've finally found my hair home.)
In addition to the cut, Marlo recommended a botanic treatment to revitalize my color-treated and winter-dried hair, which was just what I needed. Not only did it make my hair feel fantastic, I also got treated to a hand massage while the treatment was being absorbed by my hair - and a little shoulder rub before heading to my chair for the trim. And because my hair was too thick and heavy to hold any curl from a round brush by itself (one perk of pregnancy: crazy hair growth), Marlo broke out the curling iron and hair pins to make sure I left feeling bouncy and pretty.
My hair is so cute, you almost don't even notice the bags under my eyes. I also splurged on a new lip gloss - Aveda's Nourish-Mint gloss in Star Dahlia, which really does have a nice moisturizing texture. You can't really go wrong with Aveda products - responsibly sourced, packaged in sustainable materials and produced with renewable energy, plus they always smell great and get the job done. So all in all, pampering time was a success!
It was also a nice reprieve from the recent temperature drop. We finally had our first snow of the season! It's mostly melted away, but the cold remained. Below, a round-up of ideas to keep you cozy and warm as we ride out the rest of the winter months.
1. Super cute woolly sheep slippers.
2. Signature hot chocolate with house-made marshmallow from City Bakery (make your own marshmallows at home with Ina Garten's recipe).
3. Coyuchi's cozy striped wool blankets.
4. Fair trade, 100% organic, super comfy heather flannel pajamas.
5. Knit slipper socks on sale now at west elm.
6. Mulling spices from Greenpoint Trading Co.