You know those outfits where you’re stopped in your tracks with an audible gasp followed by a proclamation that you “Love that”? I had one of those recently, and it was after seeing Blake Lively sporting an aztec-patterned coat and boots. To my surprise, she wore this look while pregnant, which I adore because it’s not a typical look you’d find a pregnant woman wearing since it’s just a bit on the edgy side with her legs making a fabulous appearance. I was inspired.
Moving has a way of bringing things to mind that you’ve never really thought about before. Lately, with the big apartment move behind us and way more room to furnish than we’ve had in the city before, on my mind has been rugs.
You see, we have gorgeous hard wood floors, but with the combination of high ceilings and lots of windows, they’re looking a bit barren. With constant home decor magazines on rotation and a thumb that won’t stop fielding through Pinterest, it’s becoming more and more apparent that well-placed rugs are my solution.
And so I set out, searching high and low for rugs for our apartment. I recently purchased this Steven Alan Triangle rug from West Elm for our living room, which I love because it’s the perfect mix of style and traditional. Next on my “rug want list” is something to compliment the Steven Alan rug. Below are a few favorites that I’ve been contemplating. What would be your pick?
You know what I really, really miss? A glass of red wine with dinner.
Before I got pregnant, it was my drink of choice at night. My guess is that a lot of you can identify with me in that area. (Right? Please tell me Miranda Lambert isn’t the only girl who’s got my back.)
A glass at the end of the day was the perfect way to embrace conversations with my hubby or girlfriends. As a habit that I formed while studying abroad in Italy, drinking a glass (erh, okay fine, maybe two) helps to relax me and is always the perfect compliment to meal time.
A few years back while touring an Australian vineyard. The love runs deep!
Brace yourself, vino lovers, here’s the fun fact: A study by the University of Alberta found that the health benefits of resveratrol, which is a compound found in red wine, are equivalent to those we get from exercise. In other words, drinking red wine could help to burn fat. Mmmhmm, you read that right. Drinking red wine could have the same health benefits as a sweaty workout.
So, tell me, the next time you’ve had a particularly long day at work and are contemplating between heading to the gym or a relaxing night at home, which will you choose? Things to consider: 1. The fabulous news above, 2. Me not having had my favorite drink in over 6 months, and 3. Relaxing nights in can be just as mentally healthy as a good workout.