Weekend Notes: Back From Costa Rica & Cures for the Common Cold

By Camille Styles

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photo by @onahazymorning

Happy weekend, friends! Adam and I got back from Costa Rica last week, and it was exactly the kind of trip we both needed to get totally rejuvenated. The perfect mix of adventure (kayaking, surfing, and so much hiking!) and relaxation (beach time, amazing Latin American food, and so much rosé!), Costa Rica is on my new list of places I hope to return to again and again. Back in Austin, I’ve finally come down with this cold-virus thing that so many people I know have had. I woke up this morning super congested with tons of pressure in my head, and I’m planning to spend this day hanging with the kids at home and getting lots of rest. I’ve got my ginger-lemon-herb tea boiling away on the stove and ingredients for chicken soup read to go for later, but please please share any home remedies for a cold that have worked for you guys! I’m determined to kick this thing and will try any ideas y’all throw at me. Hope that you’re all having a fun (and healthy) weekend, and enjoy my favorite reads from around the web this week! xoC

Just started following these cool Amsterdam-based photographers for so much visual inspo (including the photo above.)

Give me allll the brussels sprouts.

Let’s settle it once and for all: is body oil better than lotion?

7 mindful ways to beat the winter blues.

These are the best non-cheesy ways to decorate for Valentine’s.

I’m trying out this warm cauliflower couscous salad for dinner tonight. Yum!

Currently obsessed with this Tumblr account for unique interiors ideas.

7 ways to smudge your home for good vibes.

The healthiest ways to eat your chicken.

And a few fun things you may have missed! 

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Why your forgetfulness could actually be a good thing.

Will these be the next big home trends in 2018?

These women who have been married for over 40 years shared their best love advice.