After a bit of a breaking point earlier in the week I pulled it back together again finding such joy in this pause. I gotta say having Willow’s rolls to squeeze is everything to me right now!! But also, for me, keeping the house clean and tidy makes all the difference in my mood as well as moving my body, eating nourishing foods, FaceTime dates / phone calls with girlfriends (anyone else laughing at the conversations you and whoever you’re quarantined with are talking about–Tanner has told me more than I ever cared to know about the history of watch making)… and getting out in the sunshine. I’ve found home projects, gardening, making tea time a ritual in itself, and raiding the kitchen in an attempt to try new recipes with whatever we have on hand to be so therapeutic. What about you?
I have to admit that I’ve been a little jealous of my sister and those friends without kids who have a lot more luxurious me time on their hands right now…. but the truth is time is on all of our sides right now. So gosh darn it I signed up for Masterclass after my sister’s encouragement and have been loving taking a few classes each evening. I am currently taking Kelly Wearstler’s class on interior design. I haven’t been in the mood to turn on the TV so I’ve enjoyed tuning into another form of an escape while also learning as I go. Another to-do on my weekend plans: make homemade pasta. I remember making a walnut pasta sauce with my cousins from Italy and it took the entire day. Peeling each of the walnut skins off by hand… Same goes whenever I make homemade ravioli’s with my Nana. Well, with busy little ones right now I don’t necessarily have a day–but I do have enough time to make homemade pasta dough which is really so easy.
Okay so here’s your Friday night to-do: dress up (even if you just put some effort into your hair, no makeup necessary), set the table (inside or out if it’s nice). I’m living for al fresco happy hours right now… although it’s looking like it’s going to rain again this weekend. Try a new cocktail recipe–maybe themed around your dinner or open a special bottle of wine. Order takeout from a local restaurant but plate it on pretty dishes so it feels special. Oh and I like to eat after we put Rex and Willow down for bed so it actually feels like a date / is much more relaxed of an evening. Enjoy! xx
My Weekend To-Do:
Listen: Coldplay and Caamp on repeat
Watch: Kelly Wearstler & Annie Leibovitz MasterClass
Drink: Home brewed batch of iced tea–brew your tea and let it cool, add lemon or orange wedges and sip in the sun
Do: Plant an herb garden
Wear: Ozma Jumpsuit (Code: ALICIA15 for 15% off)