reasons to stay in this weekend


I don't know about where you guys live, but the past few weekends here have been super rainy! It seems like the weekdays are reasonably clear but once the weekend arrives, the weather is rainy and gloomy. However, I'm not complaining. As much as I love sunny days by the pool or perfect breezy weather for going out on the weekends, a proper rainy weekend can be exactly what you need sometimes.

Even if it's not raining where you are, here are a few perfectly good excuses to stay in this weekend:

Bake a batch of Milk Bar cookies at home.
I love my Milk Bar treats and recently discovered that Target sells Milk Bar cookie mixes! We ordered the Cornflake-Chocolate Chip-Marshmallow mix and the Compost Cookie mix. They're only $4.99 each, so pick a flavor and bake some up this weekend! One thing I will mention is that the first time I made these, the dough made according to directions was very wet and the cookies ended up being very flat and cakey. The flavor was still good but the texture wasn't. The second time around, I added some extra flour. The dough still felt too wet but I baked them anyway and they turned out much better (although still a bit too soggy for my taste). So my point is, you may need to add extra flour according to your personal judgment. 

Read this incredible article on manifesting from Goop.
Goop recently did an interview with Lacy Phillips about manifesting your dreams and it's so, so good. There really is a magic power within us all to create the lives we want. I can vouch for that!

Read two new books about royals and Greek gods.
Andrew Morton, the premiere royal biographer, has a new book out about Meghan Markle. Reading this is a great way to ease a royal wedding hangover. Also, there's Madeline Miller's book Circe which is about the daughter of the Greek god Helios. When she's banished to a desert island, she meets figures like the Minotaur, Medea, Daedalus and Icarus, and Odysseus. I've heard it's a really magical story that's perfect to read over the weekend.

Binge watch season two of The Crown.
I love this series and highly recommend it to anyone interested in the royals, history, or even just filmmaking. Season two spends more time following Philip, Margaret, and Charles. Episode nine follows young Prince Philip and Prince Charles at Gordonstoun, respectively, and is my favorite episode of the entire series. Perfect for a cozy weekend.

Cozy up in a pair of Iris & Ink pajamas.
This brand has the cutest pajama sets right now. I love this cornflower blue set and this classic metallic-trimmed pair.


Try out two new cooling face masks.
Perfect for summer skin, there are two masks on the market that are meant to cool and refresh. First is the Cold Plunge Pore Mask from Ole Henriksen and second is the five dollar Sephora Collection watermelon After-Sun Mask.

At home workout, yoga routine.
Yoga with Adriene has a great Peaceful Warrior routine while Juliana at Boho Beautiful does her routines set against the most beautiful, real-life backdrops from a beach in Costa Rica to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.

Chill with the Baltic Amber candle from Voluspa.
Cozy up with a blanket, a film, and light this baltic amber Voluspa candle for the ultimate chill experience.