Hey there! Happy Friday! I’m going to keep this short and sweet because I have class pretty soon and plans for the evening, but I wanted to pop in and say thank you for your support this week. You’re the best. And, of course, I wanted to start the weekend on a happy note by looking back at my favorites from the past week. Let’s chat, shall we?
I always forget about hazelnuts, because I don’t really love them raw. However, I picked up these roasted ones at Trader Joe’s when I saw them last week and have loved snacking on them. They’re toasty, buttery, and lightly crunchy.
I mean, I’ve loved coconut oil for ages. It’s my favorite for getting roasted veggies nice and crisp, and it often works well in dairy-free baking in place of butter. However, it was just this week I started to love it as a skincare product. I have the world’s driest hands, and a tiny amount of this actually makes it a lot better. Weird, but it works.
This post from the lovely Kylie is wonderful. The things included remind me a lot of lifesavers, and having a bunch of things that make you feel good in one place is the best idea for any day you’re not feeling so hot… or whenever you have some extra time on your hands to take care of yourself.
I shared this on Facebook last year, and one of my friends just tagged me in it again a few nights ago. I could talk about all the reasons I find it meaningful and important, but I’ll just say that even though beginnings and change are still scary for me, they’re slowly becoming more exciting and manageable, and I like that.
My favorite line from the article: “You are not starting with nothing in this new year. You are starting with YOU—the very most important thing you could have, and all you need to begin.”
Phantom of the Opera
I saw this last night! I’d never actually seen the musical, just listened to the soundtrack over and over (often while cleaning the house with my mom…?), so it was exciting. I love the music and think this was beautiful and very well done, but I think the plot is rather weak and silly. My favorites of the musicals I’ve been to are still How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying and Wicked.
And that’s all for me for now! I have a weekend of reading, writing, cooking, and doing yoga ahead of me. Have a lovely weekend!
What would go in your self care box?
What’s your favorite musical?
Any fun weekend plans?
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