Friday Favorites: Calm and Cozy

A weekly round-up of recent discoveries.

Image Credit: Naturopathica

Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm

I have been very upfront about my love for the autumn season; however, my skin can easily find its way into hot mess territory when the weather goes from warm to cool. This cleansing balm sorts me out and smells divine. I use it to cleanse daily and as a hydrating facial mask weekly.

Photo by Markus Gjengaar 

RIOPY Tree of Light Album

RIOPY just gets me. His new album has all of the moody, beautiful tones I crave in autumn/winter. I cannot stop listening to it. When I have it playing, even my high-anxiety cat can’t help but chill out.

Photo by Mae Mu

How To Make Mulled Apple Cider

Sweater weather has finally hit us here in the DMV (like, just now, today) and it is delightful. Indulging in warm beverages is now an enjoyable experience and this guide to creating your own mulled cider is the ticket to a cozy evening in. Throw on RIOPY’s Tree of Light and you will achieve proper homebody bliss.

Photo by Becca Tapert 

Vegan Umami Broth

I was drooling (but still keeping it cute) while watching the accompanying Bon Appétit video to this recipe. This delicious looking broth is in my very near future.

Photo by Erwan Hesry 

In Defense of Decorating Early for the Holidays

Yes, I do put my Christmas decorations up in November; sue me. Now I can kindly let any haters know that select psychology experts have indicated that festive behavior “too early” actually has a positive impact. Bye, girl: I need to go get my twinkle lights out of storage.