Unwinding after a long day

We’ve been on the go all weekend and it’s been incredibly amazing having my husbands family here. Three off them ran the Sacramento marathon on Sunday and it felt extra special since it was my sister-in-law’s 30th birthday on Sunday, so she got to celebrate it by running with her Father and Brother.

While I enjoy keeping busy and spending oodles of time with my husband, our friends and family, there’s still nothing better than unwinding after a long day. I’m afraid I may be coming down with something. You know the sore feeling in your body throughout the day. So what better way to potentially cure what may be an oncoming sickness than a nice bath and treat myself to an at-home spa evening. Once that’s done with, put on my cozie’s and curl up with a tasty hot drink and catch up with the family. Does the trick!Relaxing-in-chair

Our house is finally decorated for Christmas, so you can see a bit of a sneak peek at how it looks with the little feather Christmas tree next to our new grey armchair from O.co. It’s a bit firm, but overall pretty comfortable to sit down and relax. As you know, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect grey (or green) arm chair. Ideally I wanted it to be a velvety fabric, but I was pleased with the Inspire Q, so I got it!Alfie-looking-up

Alfie-on-chairAlfie has taken possession of the chair, I don’t blame him. He’s either on the chair, or our new Moroccan Shag rug, it’s so cushiony and soft you guys. I’m no longer sitting on the couch on the other side of the room, I’m always sitting here with my feet up on a foot stool, wrapped up in this huge Christy Linens blanket watching YouTube videos, listening to music, or it’s where I go to chat on the phone with my parents.

grey-arm-chairI love that I now have a “me chair”.

I love to draw myself a bath and have a little soak to warm my body up. I bought the candles at H&M, but they’re unscented. Great if you’re not feeling up to smelling all those heavily scented candles. As for smelly candles my favourite candle is the World Market Bougie candle in the scent gardenia. I’ve been using Pure Brazilian shampoo ever since I dyed my hair — I love how silky and hydrated my hair has been feeling, I’ve been letting it air dry a lot lately, so it’s getting healthier and this is only helping. Thank goodness it doesn’t cause my hair to get frizzy.Candle-and-bath

I’ve been described as having a hotel-like bathroom. I love the way hotels present their towels for guests, and I try to mimic it at home for ourselves. It’s a little bit of luxe with handsoap not from the popular soap shops and just different stuff to decorate with.

Basket-of-towels

Pure-Brazilian

Nutcracker-and-basket

Candle

Once my bath is over I’ll head back downstairs and make myself some hot chocolate or tea to sip on in my Santa Mug (from the Superstore/Loblaws in Canada last year). I mean, tis the season, right? How come no one has told me about Celestial’s peppermint tea? Is it limited edition? It’s amazing, and kind of reminds me of peppermint white mocha’s from Starbucks.peppermint-tea

Alfie trying to get up in my business, I don’t blame him. We both like to cuddle.Alfie-on-my-lap

…and a little while later, he’s on the floor conked out. Alfie-napping-on-rug

What do you do to unwind or treat yourself after a long day?

Disclaimer:

Supreme Hygro towels + throw and cushion c/o Christy Linens
Inspire Q arm chair c/o O.co aka Overstock.com
Moroccan Shag rug c/o Rugs USA (just spotted that all shag rugs are 60% off plus you get free shipping!)
Shampoo, conditioner + hair mask c/o Pure Brazilian

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55 Comments

  1. I’m with your sweet pal, that area rug looks comfy! A warm bath, candles and some tea, sign me up please! Inspired to do the same now.

  2. Beautiful photos! Your dog is so adorable too. I love to just sit back and relax after a long day. Watch a movie/tv or read a book.

  3. Your house & decorations are beautiful! (And so is your pup!) I definitely need a cup of tea and a bubble bath after a long day

  4. Your house looks amazing! I love the colour scheme, it’s so calming, the perfect place to unwind in the evenings I’m sure. You’ve inspired me to have a bath and relax on the couch in front of the fire this evening.

  5. Wish I had a little pup to cuddle up with! I absolutely love your arm chair. It looks so cosy! I would be rubbish with it though – we have a sofa but always end up sitting on just one side of it. I practically sit on Ben – poor thing!

    I adore your bathroom – can’t wait till I can afford a beautiful home!

    katie <3
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  6. Gah, that all sounds heavenly and I love the way you’ve set up your bathroom!
    For me, a long bath is a rare treat- I’ve got two toddlers and, as soon as the door closes, they’re banging on it to get in. If they *are* inside the room then they’re putting one foot over the edge of my tub :P
    It’s showers for me- for the next year or two anyway!

    My way of unwinding is curling up on the couch with some late night TV (Jon Stewart, normally), a glass of red wine and some old cheddar. Bliss.

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