Feeling the Love
It's the official holiday of LOVE this month, and we are sharing ways that can share this holiday with your best gals, your kiddos, and the special someone in your lives...or simply treat yourself to a little extra self-love! Hey, that counts too!
In order to make the most of your holiday, we want to share some delicious recipes, charcuterie (of course), travel ideas, and some of our favorite products for the season. So, let's dive right in!
While the weather is a bit all over the place, you may find yourself in t-shirts one day, only to be bundled back in your winter coat the next. (At least if you're in TX or FL) To help you cope with all of this cold weather chaos, here are a few tasty recipes, inspired by the season:
First and foremost, Valentine's Day should be celebrated in any way that works for you and shares the love. Whether you're hosting a Galentine's Party, sitting alone with a bottle of wine and Netflix, dating your beaux, or running around like heck just to make sure your kids have all of their treats, you should definitely treat yourself to a gorgeous little board of delectable delights. Here is one example of a super easy board of love, that you can whip up and enjoy solo or with your loves.
Gorgeous Valentine's Day Inspired Charcuterie - for one!
From @Brieandthings on Instagram
From the lovely, Ansley at TheFitPeach.com
And of Course, you can finish these off with a delicious, refreshing Non-Alcoholic Sangria that won't ruin your fitness plan or challenge!
Best Travel Destinations in February
According to Travel & Leisure Magazine, here are some of the best places to visit in February to thaw out!
We'll go with, yes please! Who isn't already hearing the islands calling? With a beautiful trip to Aruba, you can get some r&r while you catch some rays close to the equator.
Only a short trip from my hometown, I can personally say that St. Augustine is one of the coolest, historical towns with lots to do! This time of year, you can usually find some fantastic jazz entertainment downtown and live entertainment while you dine near the harbor.
3) And third on our list, is Key West, FL
At the southernmost tip of the US, you'll feel like you're in the Caribbean. There is plenty of nightlife and relaxation along with tons of daytime activities to fill your agenda. While you're there, you can book a tour or shop with one of our local favorites, Courtney at @CocosMonkey
Make sure and bring a little sand back in that suitcase!
Once you've taken that trip or at least day-dreamed about it, you can add a little self-care back into your routine. I don't know about you, but one of my all time favorite ways to relax and unwind is a great bath ritual.
Whether you're a lukewarm bath gal, or full on "lava" bath like me- here are a few things you can do to enhance your experience.
1) Hands down- Epsom Salt to soothe and relieve sore muscles. The main ingredient in epsom salts is magnesium, which can help remove toxins from your body, relieve stress and assist in weight loss. But don't be shy, for a full bath, use about 2 Cups of it to get the benefits.
2) Drink LOTS of Water. Have we heard this before? Absolutely. Why? Because it's one of the easiest ways to give your body what it actually needs.
Not only is your body mostly made up of water, but it is essential to almost all bodily functions and can improve digestion, curb appetite, and improve your energy levels. Check out this list of benefits from Healthline
3) Stretch and get active - No-gym membership needed!
My FAVORITE go-to "in-home," no equipment required workouts are
Both of these ladies provide a variety of workouts at different levels and targeted for different benefits. And bonus, you can get in a morning stretch or quick cardio workout in 20 minutes or less, so there really is no excuse to not get yourself feeling better and FEELING THE LOVE!
Lastly, If you want to jumpstart your self-care journey, or are in need of a gift for someone special, check out our dear friend, Dana's wonderfully curated gift boxes over at TheRareBlooms.com
These boxes are great for kick-starting your self-love, or for giving a thoughtful gift to friends and kiddos all year long!
February Product Spotlight
Our stunning "Palms #11 " Is moody and romantic - and still available. While most of our Palms collection is brightly colored and super fun, this darker take on it, with stunning gold leaf throughout, really takes our breath away.
That's it for now! I hope you've enjoyed this edition of the RT Blog!
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