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January 14, 2022
I’m all about comfort and coziness right now, but who isn’t these days? My favorite go-to’s right now are a combination of old favorites and new finds. For me, it’s become all about morning and evening rituals that give comfort and structure to the beginning and end of my day + comfortable clothes to help me navigate what the day throws my way!
Coffee is my morning ritual, and I love a great coffee sale! I’ve been a fan of Peet’s Coffee for a while, and now they have an organic option! When I find a new favorite, I get pretty excited, and when it’s at Costco AND on sale, well, it’s a good day! Peet’s Organic French Roast 2 - 2 LB bags are on sale at Costco for $30.99 through January 23rd.
A few years ago, I started adding coconut oil and a little MCT oil to my coffee and whipping it in the blender into a frothy “latte,” I recently discovered this whole kernel coconut oil. It’s fair trade, organic, grown with regenerative practices, and so healthy! The healthy fats from coconut oil are great for the brain, and I really need that! 😉 The healthy fats also keep me from getting the jitters and crashing afterward. Dr. Bonner’s Regenerative Organic Coconut Oil $11.99 for 14 oz
If you have dry hands, I’ve got the hand cream for you! I discovered this years ago when I was starting the business; in the winter, my hands would get so very dry from hand finishing the frames. (yes, I actually made the moulding kits myself in the early days!) Now, every year, I buy it for everyone in the company, and I keep a tube on my desk throughout the winter months. It’s a lifesaver! Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve 5 oz $24.00
I had been on the lookout for long-length sweaters to wear over leggings with room for added layers underneath, and the Coaster Luxe Sweatshirt by Athleta fits the bill + it’s soft and cozy too! I’m not the only one who loves this sweater; it has over 5,000 five-star reviews! It’s available in 17 colors, and although I’m petite, I opted for the XS Tall for a little more length. It’s my new go-to sweater! $79.99.
If you’re looking for a soft and cozy cashmere sweater without the big-ticket price, I found this by Halogen online at Nordstrom a couple of years ago, and it’s now available on NordstromRack.com in 9 colors for $59.97. It says dry clean only, but I wash it in cold water on the handwash cycle, low spin, with gentle detergent, and lay flat to dry…so far, so good!
I know, you either love them or you hate them. I resisted for a long while, but I gave in and got my first pair in pink years ago, and now I’m on my second pair. They are just so warm, cozy, and comfortable! This time I opted for the Classic UGGs® in grey. Be sure to spray them with a waterproofing protector such as this UGG Protector Shoe Spray; it really helps to keep them looking new. UGGs® $170 Protecting Spray $9.95.
I like to sip on Matcha green tea throughout the day not only for the warmth but also for the health benefits and a natural energy boost. I’ve tried a lot of brands, and this is my favorite. It’s made with pure Japanese matcha mixed with Japanese konacha. The teabag sachets are made from organic, plant-based materials specifically designed to release the fullest flavor and aromatics. I like to get a couple of uses out of each bag, so I steep for about 2 minutes for a soft, smooth flavor and save the bag. Rishi Matcha Super Green Tea is available at Whole Foods for $9.69 and is on sale through January 18th for $6.29 with Prime Membership.
To help me unwind before bed, I turn to a warm mug of hot chocolate, and this may sound crazy to some of you, but the organic cacao mix also contains Reishi mushrooms. This type of mushroom is supposed to help support sleep quality, stress management, and calmness. It really helps me! Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao with Reishi 10 packets for $7.38 on Amazon.
I hope you found at least one new product here that will become a go-to favorite for you too!
Stay well and take good care of yourselves,
April 21, 2022