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I should have seen it coming. Our director came in after the holidays grumbling and sneezing and coughing and generally miserable because his kids got him sick. The poor guy. I’m not really supposed to talk about my company on my blog but I will say this- these guys work hard, long hours and travel constantly, so they can’t really let anything slow them down. So, Big Boss came to work sick for the majority of the week. I even picked him up some chamomile tea because it was so sad to hear him try to talk (and because he requested it for the next grocery delivery- which would have been two weeks away).

But yes I should have seen it coming. Between Big Boss’s cold and the cold I seem to have come down with something/ back down with something because since this cold snap I haven’t felt altogether healthy. Sniffles, sneezes, chills, and a cough that won’t quit. I was face timing with Kendall on Thursday and after like 20 minutes of hacking, he insisted that I make myself a cup of tea.

My mom is a huge tea drinker and my dad drinks several cups of coffee a day, so I grew up with quite the collection of mugs. This is also due, in large part, to my mom being a teacher who’s students knew she loved tea and would gift her mugs. Plus me working at Pier 1 and bringing home clearance mugs that caught my eye. I do NAHT drink out of plain mugs thank you very much. I even keep two at work that are very Caroline and very mine and I dare anyone to use them. I’ve even started selling mugs in my Etsy shop!

I like to see my coffee and tea as a ritual, especially since learning about hygge last year. Something to help me start the day, break up an afternoon, or settle me before bed. Therefore, I think it’s imperative to drink out of something that makes you happy. How do you take your coffee or tea?

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Contrary to one of my favorite sweaters, and this may be an unpopular opinion here, but I’d rather be cold than hot. Cold = more cuddles, more blankets, more lovely layers (perhaps in a nice plaid?). When I’m hot, I’m cranky- and don’t let me get hot, hungry, and sleepy at the same time or else. Granted, I don’t like it too cold, but I can deal. Some people in my life, not so much.

Fixing the side effects from the cold does not just mean warming up. A winter chill can dry out the skin and ruin your mood. If you have friends or family who would rather spend winters where the sun always shines, help them flip it around to enjoy what I like to think of as “snuggle season”. Think gifts to keep cozy: comforting scents, soft textures, skin soothers.

Personally, I love curling up with a cup of coffee, candles lit all over the apartment, and tree decorated to watch a favorite movie. What’s your favorite way to keep warm when it’s chilly?

SONOMA Goods for LifeTM 14-oz. Toasted Marshmallow Candle Jar||Cozy Flannel candle||Whipped Body Butter||Hot Sticky Cinnamon Bun Whipped Soap||Snowflake Bath Bomb||Baby it’s cold outside top||The Big One® Supersoft Plush Blanket||Raglan Sleeve Slogan Print Sweatshirt||Sweater Weather Mug||Maple Gingerbread Marshmallows

 

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I find it a little poetic that the same week I had scheduled for my #bossbabe gift guide, I was actually picked to be part of one. I am so honored and thrilled that Lee thought my Like a Boss print would be a good fit for her blog post! And it’s too funny that we had and idea to do a gift guide with the same idea behind it. Great minds do think alike.

I want to address something semi-political before I dive into the good stuff. I went through a phase where I really wasn’t sure if I liked the terms boss babe, girl boss, etc. because what’s the difference? We can build our empires just as vast as men so why do we need to add our gender to the term boss? But now I see it as a club. As a boss babe, I am joining so many other women who are carving out a space for themselves- business owners, bloggers, entrepreneurs, role models, activists, advocates. Women who are not afraid to take risks and just do it. I’m proud of that, and they should be too.

And to be perfectly honest, sometimes just getting up, putting on a brave face, and going out into a world that historically sees you as less than is the most boss move of all.

So treat yo’self or a fellow boss babe to something sweet this holiday season because they earned it, and so have you!

Girl You Better Work / black & metallic gold journal||Boss Babe Bottle||Inspired Women Desk Signs||Girl Boss Bag||Girl Boss Throw Pillow||Boss Lady Pen Set||Boss Lady Mug||Girl boss lip print shirt

 

 

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While Kendall + I absolutely adore our Glover Park apartment (aka Pride Rock), we often talk about what it’ll be like to have our own home. We’ve done a pretty good job of compromising on decor here- our bedroom is grey, blue, and black; living room is navy, grey, and orange- nothing too girly in either space- but I think we would each love a space that is purely our individual style. I grew up with pink, pink, pink everything, and left that with my college dorm room opting for combos of the colors above instead at my room at my parents’ house and my first apartment.

However, I’m kinda digging the idea of a perfect pink sugary office space for me to expand on my girl boss dreams. Right now my “office” is my spot on the couch, and I’m happy with that for the time being, but a girl can daydream. There will be pink. There will be gold. There will be rose gold. Light, airy, feminine, maybe with a hint of western/ Native American motif.  If you had a space that you could decorate, just for you, what would it look like?

Ameriwood Home Owen Retro Hairpin Desk with Drawer||American Atelier Zephyr Clear Chair||HomePop Faux Fur Square Ottoman – Pink||Jaipur Antique Collector Rug||Animal Skull in Blush + Gold Glitter||Daily Planner Notebook||Pink and Gold Dream Catcher||Anthropologie Rose Gold Table Lamp||kate spade new york Tackle Box||Pink Eyelashes Gold Coffee Mug

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Y’all. July was a month if there ever was one. I resigned from my position at the firm to start a new chapter (next week) and have jumped a few personal hurdles- one of which I think will be coming to the blog soon if I’m brave enough. I’ve been terrible about working out, which I’m feeling and need to get back to that. Working 12 hour days to prepare myself and the firm for my departure was not conducive to working out or really healthy in any way.

Kendall has started traveling for work, which he loves, so I love. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen more and cooked shrimp for the first time in my life.

Life happens and it keeps moving- that’s kind of the theme for me right now. I’m taking this week off between jobs and I couldn’t be happier to catch my breath. I’m currently blogging from my parents’ basement while my dad cooks a steak. I’m waiting for a call from my wedding DJ. I’m relaxed and I’m happy.

Here’s what I’m craving this month:

I’ve been eyeing the Steve Madden Dainna-L in leopard as the most perfect heel for fall. It has that chic pointy toe and the block heel I require.

There are a ton of Betsey Johnson work appropriate dresses included in the #NSale, but I’m digging the short sleeves and applique on this Fit & Flare Dress.

Speaking of applique, I’m not sure why but I am seriously loving destroyed and appliqued sweaters like the emory park Embroidered Rose Distressed Sweater.

Summer may be starting to wind down, but my Maryland self would use this Don’t Be Shellfish Tote Tote always.  And I mean really I need another purse like I need a hole in the head but I can’t get over this Ted Baker London Blossom Leather Tote. Got the MD vibes with the crab, DC vibes with the blossoms.

Also from my post yesterday, I love love love love the Banana Republic Embellished Sheath Dress.

I have an adorable Miss to Mrs. tumbler that I use always, but how cute is this I’m Getting Meowied Mug? It’s my time to enjoy this stuff right?

I have somehow scratched both pairs pink cat-eye sunnies I got this spring, and these 46mm Round Cat Eye Sunglasses are under $15 so…

My Macbook case has been through the wringer and is now cracked. Upgrade to this super gorgeous Hard Case Macbook Pro Case or nah?

I have been looking for a perfect rose gold nail polish. Oh hey Kendra Scott with your Rose Gold Metallic Nail Lacquer.

Treasure & Bond High Waist Crop Jeans fit my personal jeans requirement perfectly- high-waisted, cropped, and distressed.

I have yet to find espadrilles that I love and that also feel good on my feet- but Platform Sandals? I could try that!

 What are your August plans and wishes? Let me know in the comments!

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