My Fave Cozy Items + Self Care Tips

Hello Darling,

 

If you watched my stories recently, you saw that I am undergoing a lot of medical testing the next few weeks. I have been feeling off the past few months and have put this off for so long. Just trying to get to the route of some health things that have been slowing me down and keeping me from the things and people I love. I will be focussing on self -love, care and rest over the next month. Sometimes, you just need to take a step back from everything, breathe and rest your soul. Florida was relaxing and I felt rejuvenated, but there is nothing like home sweet home. So many of you shared with me your favorite brands for all things cozy. I ordered a bunch of stuff and it came the next day! I already have on my new joggers and I am OBSESSED. If I can’t go out and enjoy the outdoors, than I want to look cute and cozy at home. They say when you look good, you feel good. I LIVE by this motto.

 

Leopard Outfit-  

Self Care Tips

  1. Something that has been helping to ease my mind and keep me calm is Magnesium CALM powder. I like to do this two to four times a day in just hot water. I find that nighttime is the best time to drink this. It definitely makes me sleepy. (Warning, it can upset your tummy…so take with caution lol.)

  2. Meditate- This is something I NEED to do for myself every morning and evening. Whenever I begin to feel anxious. I turn on the “Simply Meditate ” App, sip some magnesium water and take deep breaths.

  3. Cryotherapy- No joke, this has SAVED, healed and changed my soul. Cryotherapy works from the inside out and helps reduce inflammation. If you want to learn more on cryotherapy, click here.

  4. Applying heat to my back or shoulders to reduce stress. I LOVE doing this before bed. Not only does this help relax and reduce stress/inflammation it calms me down. I LOVE doing this for 15 minutes.

  5. Salt Cave- Breathing in Himalayan salt has been proven to shorten the duration of colds, viruses, bronchitis, and upper respiratory infections. This in the past has completely taken me off my asthma inhalers. I like to sit in the salt cave for 30 minutes to an hour. If I am ill I will go 3-5 times a week until I feel relief. I HIGHLY recommend this if you struggle with asthma or any upper respiratory disease. You can also pour Himalayan salt on your food to help open your airways. I always find mine at Marshall’s for less.

  6. CBD oil- This is something I just started…so I will get back to you with results. I have struggled with severe Asthma and anxiety and willing to try anything. CBD is proven to reduce inflammation and infection. (Planning to do an entire post on anxiety soon)

  7. Reading/Journaling while taking a Bath- This is SO relaxing and perfect for a night in. Take the time to REST, HEAL and RELAX!

  8. Vitamin D and B12 Complex- Vitamin D is NEEDED to boost immunity, energy and brain function. I have suffered from low vitamin D for years. I add 10,000 to my water everyday to get enough. As for the Vitamin B12, this helps calm your nervous central system down.

I hope this was helpful, as always- I am not a doctor or nutritionist. This is MY advice and personal suggestions. Stay happy, healthy and rested in the New Year.


My Current Favorite Cozy Things

 

 

 

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Palm Beach House Tour

 

 

Hello Darling,

Happy Monday! I am so excited to share my family’s Palm Beach House tour video with you all! We moved in about five years ago and visit every few months and stay for weeks at a time. We LOVE it here and love our community. I am so excited to head back in the Spring again. I have promised you guys this entire week; for the house tour. It took me a while to do it, because I hurt my back very badly. This is a fast version because we were packing up to head to the airport. I wanted to spend as much time outside as I could; soaking up all the sun. I’m sharing photos of the inside and outside of our second home. MY favorite spot, is the Tiki Bar/hut. It’s my favorite when we play games at night and watch tv under the stars. Can’t wait for you to see and exclusive look at our little getaway place.

xo,

M

 

 

Here’s a closer look at the house! Added a photo gallery with some shots.

 

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What I’m Packing For Disney

Hello Darling,

 

   We all know how much I LOVE anything Disney. I love voicing all of the Disney princesses and singing their tunes around the house. (I secretly think I am one of them LOL)! This has been my most requested blog post and I am so excited to share what I’m packing for Disney World. I can hardly believe that Mr. Darling and I are headed to Disney World in just 8 days. I know I am going to get a million questions on where we are staying and what parks we are going to.  I will be doing a blog post on my entire Disney trip, when we return. Included in that blog post, will be ALL of my Disney outfits, linked for you to shop. Some things needs to be a surprise! I am sharing everything I will be packing for Walt Disney World. Just click any of the items below to shop. I can’t wait to head down there and enjoy the Disney magic with my charming.

 


Disney Inspired Tops & Tees: 

Everyone needs a cute Disney tee to wear to the parks! I
am linking the ones I will be packing along with a few other cute ones! Most of the tops
I picked out are all under $30.00! Just click the image to shop.

Disney store is offering 25% off until Sunday!!!

Friends & Family Event | Code for Discount: DISNEYPAL

 

 

DISNEY EARS:

OBSESSING over all of these ears. I am bringing a few pairs to coordinate with my outfit!

 

Disney Bags/SHOES for Parks:

I am definitely packing my Steve Madden white Bertie sneakers, they are the most comfortable shoes and match anything. They look so cute with a dress or shorts.

Photo Equipment:

Alright ya’ll, you know how much I LOVE my photos, lol. I am so excited to print so many fun polaroids on my Disney film. Amazon has so many to choose from. I also will be bringing my Kipix printer as well. This allows me to print any photos from my phone onto polaroid film!
I am obsessed with this printer and think it’s the coolest gadget ever!

Travel Accessories


 

 

 

 

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How To Style A Bar Cart W/O Alcohol

Hello Darling,

 

   For those of you who have been following me from the beginning, know that I do not drink alcohol. Give me all the sugar and hot chocolate LOL! There are so many cute ways to style a bar cart, booze free. You will see Bar carts everywhere and they are quickly becoming the latest home decor trend. I recently added one in our bedroom, to give the space more of a trendy, chic vibe. I was originally going to use it as a nightstand, but now use it for my holiday decor area.

 

 

         This circular bar cart is SO trendy and priced very reasonably. To be honest, when I googled “bar carts”, this was one of the first pieces that came up. I IMMEDIATELY fell in LOVE. I think the rustic gold and circular design gives it a cute vintage vibe. I plan on changing the decor each month to correspond with the current holiday season. Right now, it is decorated for Halloween/Thanksgiving. This “Fall inspired” bar cart will give you all of the fall, cozy vibes. Call me basic, but this is pumpkin spice and everything nice!

Shop Bar Carts:

A Few More Ideas On How To Style A Bar Cart:

  • use as a nightstand
  • use as a coffee table
  • use as a birthday celebration table
  • use as a station for a bridal shower or event
  • use in the bathroom for decor and or storage
  • use as a hot coco bar (my personal favorite)
  • use as your office display table

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Kennebunkport Travel Guide

Hello Darlings,

 

     As promised, here is the ultimate guide to Kennebunkport (the place to be all year.) Taylor and I truly had the most beautiful time there in the most quaint, darling and unique town to visit. This little town is filled with antique charm and lovely inns ( our favorite is the Grand Hotel!) We are so excited to share some of our favorite spots and things to do while visiting KPT. This is one of our most memorable trips. We spent about four days there and we were able to get in all of the attractions, shopping and dining we wanted to do. We enjoyed our evening walks the most, alongside the dock on our night walks back to The Grand Hotel; eating our delicious ice cream.

WHERE TO STAY:

      We stayed at the charming Grand Hotel located on Chase Hill road, just steps into the beautiful village. You will find all of the popular restaurants, shopping and the BEST LOBSTER ROLL just steps outside of the hotel. I think the Grand Hotel was in one of the best locations in the town because almost everything was steps from the hotel. The Grand offers so many lovely amenities such as, complimentary bikes to ride in town and to the beach. This was so convenient, being that the parking was limited near Gooch’s Beach. They offer light bites in the morning, which was right up Taylor’s alley. He LOVED heading to the lobby every morning for a small bite to eat. This is great because it gave me enough time to get ready before we headed to Breakfast.

     We stayed in the Grand King suite which was decorated in rich and warm gold tones with saffron accents. It was clean, climate controlled and comfortable. Taylor’s favorite part, was the heated floors in the bathroom. It also included a huge stand up shower. We enjoyed having breakfast every morning, on our mini private deck which overlooked the lower village and marina of Kennebunkport. We were so in love with the Grand’s location in the heart of the their “downtown area.” We conveniently could walk to everything we needed to. The guest services were absolutely spectacular. They went above and beyond to make sure that we were satisfied and enjoying our stay. They recommended restaurants for dinner and things to do. One of our favorite restaurants that the concierge recommended was, The Boathouse.

The grand also offers complimentary kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals from the Kennebunkport Marina. I have never been on a Canoe/kayak before and Taylor and I rented a double seat kayak from the marina. It was one of our favorite moments from the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful river and sightseeing a few miles down. We were so appreciative that the hotel offered free rentals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other amenities include, free champagne upon arrival, beach parking permits, complimentary shuttle service to other sister hotels and restaurants, beach cruiser bikes, complimentary beach chairs and towels, a pantry stocked with complete snacks, games, magazines & more, infused water/ coffee available all day, curated art through out the hotel, and complimentary parking. Besides the unique charm of the hotel; there were a lot of amenities included, which made our stay worthwhile. I cannot recommend the Grand enough. We plan on returning next summer and look forward to another beautiful stay. Be sure to scroll through some more photos of the hotel down below! I mean, how charming is it?

    Obsessing over the charming and elegant lobby!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(We of course needed a mini photoshoot on our own Deck overlooking the town!)

 

 

 

 

We shot these photos on the deck of our private balcony! it was our favorite photo spot. We are so grateful for the memories and our stay with The Grand. This is our number 1 hotel when visiting Maine and we look forward to returning!

 


 

    DINING: 

Where do I even begin with restaurants? There are so many options. We took a few steps out of our front door and we were provided with many options to dine at.

Breakfast :

   We loved grabbing egg omelettes and bacon from H.B. Provisions which was across the street from The Grand Hotel. We would grab breakfast to go and bring it back to our porch and eat together. We recommend getting the lemon blueberry whoopee pies for dessert. I think Taylor had one for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We attempted to grab breakfast from All Day Breakfast on the way home, but there was about an hour long wait.

Lunch:

   We occasionally would skip lunch to save room for dinner, but I loved grabbing my favorite: turkey lettuce wraps from Old Salt’s Pantry. This is perfect, if you want to grab sandwiches to bring to the beach. Federal Jack’s, is a great American restaurant to sit down and enjoy a nice lunch over-looking the marina. I had the steak and Taylor had the calamari and it was wonderful! If you are wanting to grab something quick, then head to the Clam Shack for fresh lobster and more.

Dinner:

   We ate at the Boathouse and absolutely loved the atmosphere and vibe of this restaurant. The Boathouse is also  a sister hotel to The Grand! The portions were great and their waitstaff was lovely. Boathouse is extremely accommodating with food allergies. Being that I have a gluten allergy, they put my French fries in a separate fryer. Taylor had a tuna poke bowl and raved over it for the next few days. We also made a reservation for the Kennebunkport Inn, at the Burleigh restaurant. Our dinner was tasty and loved the atmosphere of it’s location. We only had one complaint and that was the 100 mosquitos that ate us alive during dinner. The waiter was nice enough to bring us a bottle of bug-spray! They even brought us complimentary desert wine for our anniversary. 

Dessert:

    Taylor is 100% recommending all of the dessert places to eat at, considering he tried almost all of them. His favorite was the Candyman, because of their amazing chocolate covered twinkies. For ice cream, Taylor loved Maxims Desserts, which was located inside of a food truck. Taylor got a strawberry rhubarb pie ice cream cone from Maxim’s and raved over it. If you have a peanut/nut allergy, Ben & Jerry’s offers a peanut/nut free ice cream option. It was delicious and I felt safe eating it. If you are a donut lover like myself, you must go to Satellite Donuts for the most amazing flavors and mini donuts.

Here’s a sneak peak of the Candyman!

 


 

Things To Do:

 

  1. You must visit the Kennebunkport Beaches. The water is absolutely beautiful and the surrounding homes are so elegant and charming to see. We were lucky enough to have a beach parking pass, since we were staying at The Grand.  We visited Gooch’s Beach, which was a mile from our hotel room.
  2. You can rent Kayaks, Canoes and Paddle Boards from the Kennebunkport Marina. If you stay at The Grand Hotel, you will recieve complimentary rentals all day everyday.
  3. Shopping, shopping and more shopping. Luckily,there were enough dessert spots to continue feeding Taylor while I shopped! Just when you think, you’ve hit the end of the town there are more shops. Taylor and I enjoyed visiting the unique, vintage shops. Each store had it’s own unique charm and feel to it. We loved visiting the thrift stores. 
  4. Tours- The town offered numerous types of tours. You could take the adorable Trolley for $16 per person and ride through the town. You can also do a whale watching boat tour/lobster tour. All of the boat tours can be purchased, at the Marina next to Maxim’s Desserts! We didn’t have the chance to do a boat tour, but everyone raved over the whale-watching tour. If you wanted to skip the tour, you could always head to the bridge and take a walk alongside the Marina. 
  5. Scooter Rental– This was the highlight of our trip. We enjoyed every second riding along the ocean’s coast. This was one of the coolest things I’ve experienced. I LOVED every second of it. It was $55.00 for three hours. 
  6. Horse & Carriage Ride- I’m not entirely sure how much this would have been, but it looked so lovely. 
  7. If you have a few minutes of your day, you should ride the scooter to Saint Anne’s Cathedral church. The architecture was absolutely exquisite. 

 

 

   We truly had the time of our lives and made beautiful memories that we shall cherish forever. Returning to Kennebunkport is definitely on our agenda. KPT is charming, elegant with a pinch of salty air. See you again soon Kennebunkport!

 

(This post is sponsored by The Grand Hotel, Kennebunkport Maine. Of course all opinions are my own.) 

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