It’s been a crazy few weeks so I decided to plan a casual weekend. I got in some yoga on Saturday morning and then headed over to the MidCity Sidewalk Sale. The stores were packed, and while I was happy to see that it has become such a popular event, it did make it harder to look around as much as I had wanted to. Miss Pixies was having a 20% off sale, and I spotted some Lucite chairs that I am still drooling over.
Batch 13 was hosting some cool liquor tastings. While I’m not normally a big gin drinker, I fell in love with Barr Hill Gin. They add raw honey after the distillation process, and it tastes amazing. I definitely need to get a bottle and plan an end of summer party. I also checked out Current Boutique on my continued hunt for a dress to wear to my 10 year college reunion (I still can’t believe it has been 10 years). I didn’t fall in love with anything, but I was impressed that they were serving Chambord and cookies to their customers. A very chic touch.
I spent the rest of the weekend running errands and watching my new favorite Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.” During my trip to Trader Joe’s I found some gorgeous locally grown flowers. I always try to have bouquets of fresh cut flowers in my home.
I had enough flowers leftover from the first bouquet to make a smaller one for the foyer. I love a fresh pop of flowers when I enter the house. It makes me feel like I’m bringing some of the outside, inside.
Work has been pretty crazy this last month, and my poor skin has been looking dry and dehydrated. I decided to make a homemade face mask with avocado and raw honey. Raw honey acts as a natural antiseptic and helps heal and soothe irritated skin. It can also help with acne. Avocado is also great with helping to soothe and moisturize your skin. For this recipe, just mix a ripe avocado with raw honey until it turns into a paste-like consistency. And yes…this went on my face.
And here I am looking like a pretty pretty princess. I went back and forth about posting this picture since I look like a reject from a casting of Wicked, but then figured, it’s all part of the beauty process. After applying the mask to your face, let it sit for about 15 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water (I used the kitchen sink). The process is pretty gross, but my skin felt amazing afterwards.
I spent the rest of my Sunday evening working on this multi-chain, multi-tone statement necklace. I used to be very against mixing gold and silver, but it’s started to grow on my in the last year. I’m hoping to get this necklace done in the next week and up on my Etsy store.
I hope you had a nice, calm weekend too. Happy August!