Hey y’all! Yesterday, I saw one of the blogger I follow on instagram (my username: sporadic_obsessions) use the hashtag #treatyoself. Of course, I than clicked on the hashtag to see how others used it! Most seem to use the hashtag on drool worthy food pics. I have a serious sweet tooth, so I don’t consider deserts to be a treats. Cookies, ice cream, and cupcakes are just a normal part of my week!
But, I loved the idea of this hashtag as inspiration to do nice things for yourself. I think that self-love and taking the time to care for yourself is very important, especially for women. It’s easy for women to become so consumed with taking care of others (spouse, children, parents, boss, friends, ect.) that they put their own wants and needs on the back burner. And sometimes we neglect ourselves for so long that we can’t remember what we actually like, want or need. Now if the above self-care statements were not enough of a justification for “treating your self” keep reading.
I know that Easter was over a week ago, but my Easter basket was such a big hit I decided to write a #latepost. This Easter, I made an Easter basket for a pre-teen young lady. I’m not trying to brag or anything, but she LOVED it! Since my basket recipient was not a little girl, I didn’t want to make the traditional girly basket with coloring books, candy, and toys. I wanted my basket to be “on fleek” (that’s what the kids are saying these days). So, I asked myself what do teen girls like and where do teen girls shop (because at the end of the day pre-teen girls want whatever teen girls have)!
After, channeling my inner teen girl this is what I came up with. Continue reading
Recently, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon on the Kissimmee River in Central Florida. As a South Florida girl, I’ve spent a lot of time at the beach. Not so much on a river. So this was a new experience for me. And I loved it!
We cruising on the Kissimmee in a pontoon boat, playing I spy blue herron birds. I don’t know if it was the fresh air or the tranquility of the water, but the boat ride felt incredibly relaxing.
The Kissimmee is being restored and its a massive undertaking. Here’s the deal with the restoration:
“They straightened the river in the 1960s into a canal to drain swampland and make way for the state’s explosive growth. It worked — and it created an ecological disaster. So officials decided to restore the river’s slow-flowing, meandering path.
That billion-dollar restoration — the world’s largest — is a few years from completion. ” via NPR.org
Now, to the river…..
Back in December, I proudly announced that I was starting the 21 Day Fix exercise/diet program. I was really pumped about it too. I was saying things like, “December is the new January”! Well… it turned out that December is still just December! With all the holiday parties and holiday deserts in the lounge at work, December is probably the worst month to start a new healthy lifestyle regime. You would have to be super discipline to start a program like 21 Day Fix during the holidays. And as you can probably tell from the title of this post, I was not disciplined enough! #dontjudgeme… lol
Happy Galentine’s Day!!
What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, Leslie Knope and her lady friends leave their husbands and their boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Are any of you celebrating Galentine’s Day this year?