Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday Morning

Good morning readers, how are you?! I woke up this morning completely ready for the new year. Not to say that 2017 has been a bad year because it wasn't, it was just a year of soul searching for me, professionally and personally. It was the year of hanging out on the sidelines, a little unsure of things and questioning everyone and everything coming at me. And before this turns into a lengthy post on life, (I promise I'm saving that for the next few weeks as we close in on this year), I just want to say, I can't believe I'm still here. Sit and Stay Awhile is still kicking at seven years old. There were times where I was ready to call it quits and move on with my life. But this space, there's something about it I just can't part with. It's helped me grow in so many ways. So even if I walked away, the blog is apart of who I am. So get cozy and stay awhile because it's only about to get better. Have a lovely weekend and see you next week :)

this week's favorites...

I've been a devout Man Repeller reader for a few years now so the fact I didn't know Leandra had a podcast, well shame on me. The good news, you can binge the last two years pretty quickly. Whether you are in the bath, doing yoga or just relaxing in bed, it sounds like you're in the middle of a great conversation with a friend. So do yourself a favor and follow Monocycle


Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Librarian Suggests

If you're wondering what to read to the little ones Christmas Eve, these classics have been a hit in my story times over the last few weeks. Mr. Willowby's Christmas is a must and A Christmas Stocking Story is a forgotten love of mine. What is your favorite holiday story?! 


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Daily Escape

When I think Copenhagen, I think Hygge, who doesn't? As I have said many times, Denmark is one of my favorite cities I've ever been too. Ten years ago when I traveled abroad and ventured into the Nordic countries, I fell in love with Denmark and Norway. Here a few interesting facts about this cozy city.  

1. Copenhagen is consistently ranked as the happiest city in the world. 

2. Tivoli is Denmark’s second oldest amusement park (the oldest one, Bakken, an hour north of Copenhagen) and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The rides here are all old-school, the oldest roller coaster is over 100 years old. 

3. If you are like me and prefer a cozy setting with warm lighting and your closest friends, well the Danes are the experts at relaxing. Learn more about Hygge.

4. More than half of the city's resdients, from hourly workers to members of Parliament, commute by bike along Copenhagen's 250 miles of bike lanes. 

5. Copenhagen is home to the longest pedestrian shopping street in the entire world, Stroget. You’ll find plenty of international brands here, but also smaller Danish chains, where you can pick up some unique souvenirs from Denmark.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Life Lately

As usual, A New Day just keeps getting better and better. Have you seen all their fantastic sweaters and coats. I'm especially into this draping turtle neck sweater. 

Part of my mission for next year is to take better care of myself. I have no excuse, I'm out of school and while work seems to be hectic and busy often, I still should make time for myself. To get back into tune with my mind, body and self, I'm starting yoga for the second time. 

I get the bags and the discoloration big time under my times, this jade roller helps so much.

I don't know about you but I have had my Christmas Playlist playing since Thanksgiving. 

Everyday is a mask day in my house, these are must haves. 

For the traveler, gypsey, foodie, music junkie and those who want to slow down and appreciate everything in your life, you will love Absent Minded.

It's soup weather and all I can think of is Matzah Ball Soup. If you haven't been to Sherman's Deli in the desert, than you have to put it on your must to do list for when you are in town.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

 patio goals achieved :)
 sunday jams...
a quiet kick back weekend with these two. 

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
-Benjamin Franklin