sick day//

i’ve been kicking winter’s butt this season! plenty of sleep (when my social life allowed, obviously), tons of water, and ample emergenC kits down the hatch.

until this weekend.

started with the sore throat saturday morning. [and here i was thinking, i could flush it out of my system, ha.] went to bed saturday night, and BAM sunday hit me like a ton of bricks. i bailed on [probably the last day] skiing and was stuck in bed. the chills, snotty head/nose, killer headache and just downright ugly. slept for the majority of the morning, took a bath, drank a smoothie, and back to bed i went.

here it is monday, called in sick to work for my first 8 hours thinking that i just might feel well enough to work the last 4. but then i realized, that having a sick nurse might be the worst thing ever. and none of my co-workers want to be around me – it’s just gross. no amount of surgical masks or hand sanitizer could fix this. i’ve been sleeping on and off the entire day. it’s taken me about 3 separate naps to even get this far in my post! 😀

so here i am, with hands dryer than the sahara, because of all the soap and water i’ve used on them in the last 24 hours, a stuffy head, a runny nose, and unwashed hair. i need your help!!!! give me all your remedies, your fixes, your healing powers. if you have a tried and true system to beating a cold – or even symptom management – send them my way please!

so before i got to sick, my friend jordan and i went to the annual “mother of all sales” in burlington. it’s one of the best weekends of the whole year! or at least in my eyes it is.

here are a few things i snagged/stole/haggled from it this year….

[i didn’t actually steal anything, some of the prices were just so good, that it felt like stealing]

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i scored this bad boy from mirror mirror. i’ve been needing a good hydrating night cream, and i figured i’d give this one a shot while it was on sale. and i know what you’re thinking, “did you only buy it because it was on sale?” and the answer is both yes and no. yes, because what better time to try something that is usually over $60 – that way if i hated it, i wouldn’t feel that badly. and the answer is no, because bobbi is quite a power house when it comes to skin care, and when was the last time she made anything that sucked??

bobbi brown luxe lip color in sunset orange

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this was my first bobbi lipstick purchase and it most definitely won’t be my last. it actually feels more like a chapstick/non-sticky lip gloss to me, but it has this amazing staining power. it’s the best. i don’t even know what else to say, besides go buy it.


frye harness 8R boots

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these were majorly on sale and more of a last minute impulse buy, if you will…. which is sometimes the best and sometimes the worst. the best when you get home and really love what you bought with no buyers remorse. the worst when you feel guilty for buying what you bought. these, are definitely in the best category.

lafco tree scented candle 

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and yes, i know it technically says holiday candle, but who doesn’t love the fresh smell of pine year round?! it’s super clean, and can be burned all the time. and when i say all the time, i mean it. these candles last for ever. they’re the best. mirror mirror sells them year round! i’m quite a picky candle burner too. even if i like the smell of the candle, it doesn’t mean i will buy it. i’m big into the aesthetics of the jar as well. i can’t have just anything cluttering up my bookshelves and countertops. what i love about these is that they always come in a very neutral jar!

i’ll be sure to post some outfit pics with the boots and lip stick when i’m feeling a bit better. because if i were to post a pic now, you’d all run for your lives. hopefully i’ll feel better in a few days and i don’t have to work until friday so i’ll spend the rest of the week drinking fluids, scouring the internet, and sleeping.

happy spring, love birds!


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