'tis the season!

Who else is excited to kick off the season of peppermint flavored everything, hot cocoa, fuzzy socks, and the faint sounds of your fireplace crackling as you bundle up to watch Hallmark movies?

What is it about the last two months of the year that create moments of pure happiness and bliss. Moments like listening to the radio on blast while you cook passed down “I-can’t-tell-you-the-ingredients-because-it’s-a-secret” recipes, or connecting the dots between family history over dessert.

It’s the season we look forward to every year and as quickly as it ends we are counting down the days until it comes back around. I mean, it’s totally acceptable to watch Elf all year round… right?

Okay, so maybe celebrating the holidays for all twelve months would ruin the magic of the season. And yes, I guess it’s true that if I ate mashed potatoes as much as I eat them during November and December, I would probably turn into a potato. But there’s a reason we rely on this season to relax and rejuvenate…

Here are some holiday self care tips you can incorporate all year round:

  • Candles, candles, candles - test out customizing your home’s signature scent by lighting two fragrances in separate locations for the perfect holiday blend!

  • Festive drinks - you don’t have to break the bank at your local coffee shop to drink the joy of Christmas. Head over to your local Trader Joes and snag their new Cocoa Peppermint Almond Creamer (for only $1.99). Add some cinnamon and nutmeg and you’re in for a drink that will ring in the holidays!

  • Don’t neglect your skin - Obviously our favorite mask is our coffee scrub. With its caffeine and essential oil properties, our scrub will liven up and hydrate your skin.

  • Fuzzy everything! - cozy socks, sherpa blankets, and oversized sweatshirts, we love it all.

Our final tip: give in to another serving of mashed potatoes and treat yourself to another slice of homemade pie because you deserve it.

Comment below your favorite part of the holidays and if you have any self-care tips and tricks that keep you calm and feeling refreshed all year long!