Friday, May 17, 2013

What are you doing this weekend?

Happy Friday, friends—it's the weekend, yay! How were your weeks? Mine was good. In fact, it ended up being a week of little treats: I made that chai coconut ice cream on Monday, which aside from tasting awesome was a fun project; on Wednesday I bought the brightest pink peonies I could find and splurged on some Maldon sea salt (which is amazing, something I never thought I'd say about salt); and yesterday, I got my first facial in an attempt to take better care of my skin and it was fabulous. (My aesthetician is wonderful, by the way; if you're in Sarasota and need someone great, let me know.)

I'm becoming a big believer in occasionally rewarding yourself with little things like flowers or candles or—sometimes—with bigger splurges like a facial or a new piece of clothing or even a trip somewhere. In the past I usually did this with food—a candy bar here, a scoop of ice cream there—but I'm quickly learning that that's not the best thing to do. So candles, flowers and facials (!) it is. Here's to being gentle with ourselves.

No links today--just a wish that you all have a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday. xoxo

Photo: J.Crew


  1. Those peonies you scored are the best thing I've seen on instragram ALL week. So thank YOU for that reward. I'm like this too. Often if I'm in a bad mood, it takes a drastic change in activity or something like a treat or fun experience on the horizon to pull me out of it. I've been using running and sushi lunch specials as the treats for myself lately: alone time & my favorite food. Happy weekend, love!

  2. Beautiful picture Megan! And I think those splurges sound wonderful and very well-deserved for you! :-)

  3. Same habit!! Food is my go-to treat, but I've discovered that other things can be just as, if not more, rewarding. Flowers and candles are common choices for me too. =) And if I DO want a food treat, I try to avoid a super serving of ice cream and opt for something like a latte instead...not that food treats are bad, but they don't always have to be over the top, you know?