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You Look Like You Need a Cocktail....

You Look Like You Need a Cocktail....

A quick and easy cocktail that is refreshing, delicious and looks oh-so-pretty.

White Wine Spritzer

Fill glass half way with ice. We personally love to use our glass & leather tumblers or the new white and classic  Cambria set.

 Add fruit of your choice - whatever is in season or whatever you have in your fridge.

Pour a few (or many depending of the day) sips of chilled white wine - we also use prosecco when feeling festive.

Top off with tonic water, club soda, sparkling water or even seltzer.

Sip and enjoy! 

XOXO,

TGC

 

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Self Care

Self Care

It's easy to forget about yourself. Now more than ever, it is important to ensure you are your best self. Here are a few easy self-care practices we try to implement into our daily routines.

1. Burning Sage & Palo Santo. Purifying (sage has anti-bacterial properties) for both the room burning it in and the intentions you set while lighting it. 

2. Handwritten thank you notes for your friends, loved ones, and even yourself. During tough days moments of gratitude can help lift your spirits.

3. Make your bed. Even if the rest of the house is a mess, a made bed gives us a sense of comfort and control. A great feeling to both start, and end the day with. Plus, you know we love a good throw pillow

4. Hydrate. Dehydration can cause headaches, dizziness, feeling of fatigue and just plain ol' crankiness. Keeping pretty pitchers filled with water and slices of lemon reminds us to get our drink on all day. 

5. Walk it out. We don't realize how many hours we spend sitting. Whether at a desk, in the car or crouching over our kids while trying to figure out Google Classroom... A simple ten minute walk not only gets the blood flow moving, but also clears your mind and helps you focus on what is really important, like throw pillows, we mean family....and throw pillows. 

 

 

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Kids Charcuterie Board

Kids Charcuterie Board

Kids be hungry. All the time. With parents and kids working together for school it is important to keep everyone fueled and happy....because no one wants a hangry kiddo....or adult. Pick up one of our wooden cutting boards and get snacking. 

A few quick tips on how to create the ultimate charcuterie board everyone will enjoy.

  1. Grab a platter - a cutting board or big plate.
  2. Start out with food items that need to be contained - hummus, trail mix, ranch dressing. We love these mini bowls for putting snack-worthy assortments in. 
  3. Get cheesy. Whatever is your fave - cheddar, swiss, drunken goat - Trader Joes always had an amazing assortment at an even better cost. 
  4. Meat Time. Slices of prosciutto, salami, pepperoni or turkey breast to keep everyone protein fueled.
  5. Load up the fruits & veggies. Cut cucumber, blueberries, baby carrots, pickled radishes, freeze-dried strawberries, sugar snap peas, sliced bell peppers - whatever works best or what you have leftover in the fridge.
  6. Our favorite part....carb it up. Slices of baguette, whole wheat crackers or sneak in some more veggies with options like From the Ground Up cauliflower cheddar crackers or super food popcorn from a Laguna Beach local, Three Dads Natural Foods
  7. Eat and enjoy! 

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School is Back in Session

School is Back in Session

Here in California, and in many states across the US, parents are getting ready to embark on the start of the school year….at home.

While families are transforming their dining room tables or kitchen counters to makeshift classrooms, the blend of home and school is about to get blurry….if not straight up messy.

Being parents ourselves, we have a few thoughts to keep the divide solid, and of course looking good, for when the school day is done.

    1. You can never have too many baskets. Store school supplies in one of these beauties everyday so everything is easily accessible, but also out of site for when you just can’t handle another fraction exclamation at the end of the day. 

2. Dress up the everyday….because sometimes you need to feel fancy on a Tuesday, especially in between classroom Zoom calls. Make staying hydrated a bit more exciting by serving your H2O in our glass and leather pitcher set

3. Certain scents, including Jasmine and Sandalwood, are scientifically proven to increase student productivity. Our Signature Laguna Candle has hints of both and is sure to help you stay on your game, or at least smell good while trying to do it all.

4. Because flowers make everything look better; even when in the  middle of class worksheets and instructions on how to access the classroom portal that you still can’t quite figure out. Store your long stem florals in one of our cutout vases

4. Remember, things are not easy right now, but you are doing an amazing job. Treat o’self with a little something, like these sweet Nina Chain Hoops. You deserve it.

 

 

 

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