Thursday 14 January 2021

Cabin Life = Cozy Life

If you've been around for a while,  you know that I believe  that being at the cabin brings out the very best in me.  If you are new, WELCOME!  Although I seem to thrive being a busy, extrovert,  I've found over the past five years that I also like slowing down, being surrounded by nature, and keeping to myself for periods of time.  Lucky for me, I get the opportunity to live the best of both worlds.  Being a mom to two teen girls, full-time teacher and Vice Principal, exercise enthusiast and keeping up with my hobbies, it's busy but manageable.  That being said, I also burn out more often now that I am in my late 30's.   I get tired more easily and need downtime to recharge.  Enter our cabin in the woods.  Well it's not exactly in the woods, but there are plenty of woods and nature trails around.  We go up there all year long, but spend a solid 5 -6 weeks there each summer.  During the school year we get away from the city lights, the fast paced rat race, the busy shops, and the endless "to- do" once a month or so.  We go up Friday night and in 30 hours or less, we feel refreshed, re-connected to each other, to nature, and to our values.  We feel grounded, cozy, loved and refreshed.  

What do we do?  We walk in the woods.  We play card games or board games.  We craft.  We read.  We sit by the fire.  We talk.  We have endless cups of coffee, sometimes with Baileys.    We laugh.  We sleep.  We watch a family movie.  We just be.  

This little lounging outfit is basically made for this type of winter weekend getaway.  I work in a school and dress professionally, although not like I used to when I was a consultant in the office, but I certainly don't ware jeans (except of casual Friday) or a sweat suit (unless its P.J. day).  I like dressing up, but I also like to relax and have a very casual and easy going style on weekends.  I absolutely fell in love with this 2 piece suite, when I was shopping for my daughters prior to Christmas.  I tired it on just to see.  I certainly wasn't sold on the crop top look for myself, but as soon as I put it on it was so soft and comfortable that I instantly felt at ease.  I sent a photo of it to my husband and it was under the tree for me!  And it was also one of the gifts my daughter received from my sister.  So twins we became.  She was totally a good sport about it and even joined me for a few photos for this blog post.  There are many 2 piece tie-dye suits out there to choose from, at various price points, but we are both thrilled with how comfortable and soft this material is from Garage clothing, similar linked below, and also how well it seems to wash in the washer and drier.  Regardless where you purchase it from, I highly recommend having a cozy lounge wear set to wear around this winter season.

What's your favorite weekend outfit?

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Garage Clothing Tie-Dye Top & Joggers


  1. This is the cutest tie-dye set and I love seeing you twinning with your daughter! Your cabin getaway sounds wonderful! What a great way to recharge!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thanks so much. I know my days of twinning are very few and between but I have to capitalize on them when it happens and she is in the mood to play along. Hahaha. Life with tweens.

  2. Oh I want a getaway like that too! Including the outfit!!

    1. Oh Nancy, I hear you. Lately I've been thinking of planning a phantom trip just so I can find some joy in the research and dream of it all.

  3. Oh how cute you match with your daughter! you both look so comfy and cosy, and it's nice you are able to get away so regularly! Quiet time is so important, and time in nature is the best :)

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend :) We went to the rainforest again yesterday, the kids had the best time!

    Away From Blue

  4. You both look cute in this matching tie-dye set. Love the pictures!

  5. I have been loving tie-dye! It's so fun to wear!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. That is the cutest set! I love the purple and that you and your daughter match! I can only hope my girls are that agreeable to a blog photo shoot and matching me at that age!

  7. These matching sets are so cute!

    I hope you are having a great week!



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  8. Bo, I love this post and your adorable tie dye loungewear! And how fun that your daughter joined you in twinning! I need a cabin to escape to! You look so happy and relaxed.