Hello monday

(Bracelet: Stella & Dot, similar / Blouse: XO Veronika, find it here!)

So lovely to be back after a relaxing and refreshing weekend. This weekend, we decided to opt out of doing any outfit photos. We're attempting to use our weekends to rest and catch up on other life bits instead. Martin spent a part of the weekend marking assignments (he's a teacher), plus he's working on his masters. So, that's keeping him plenty busy. I spent the weekend puttering around our condo packaging shop orders, making jewelry, cuddling the fur fam and planning a fun giveaway for later this week (hint hint, it's for my shop)!!

Lately, I'm craving more time away from the computer too. Amazing how much time we can spend on here, hey?! My "computer free" plans include baking gluten free muffins (mmmm!), getting out for a mid-week hike with the dog, as well as wine + lots of bubble baths. We have a huge soaker tub and honestly it's the best thing ever! It's definitley my goal to take better care of myself and take time to unwind. I hope to stay more mindful, focused and on task with the things that bring me true joy & meaning. I'm excited to make these changes for myself!

I'm also trying, oh so much, to be less type A with the blog (as I mentioned in my 2014 goals). I'm working on finding a more lighthearted approach and reminding myself to have more fun with it. Yes, I love posting my daily outfits, but some weeks I'm busy and might only have time to post a recipe and do a quick "life lately" post. And. That is. Okay!! I'm not sure why I get so rigid and convince myself otherwise. Talk about kill joy. How do you guys keep your blog/life in balance? Spill please!

PS - I can't help but say I'm so overjoyed by your amazing support of the shop. It's keeping me mighty busy and I couldn't be more thrilled & thankful. Thank you!