Spring Break – Over.
Holiday stuff – Over.
This week, this is all I want to consume. Remember folks, drink responsibly, and never chill red wine. xo
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend, and enjoyed the extra hour of sleep! I’m sure we are all slowly coming back to life this morning. I’m partially glad it’s over, but had a great time during the parties and taking my son trick-or-treating. It was his first year doing it and he had a blast. He was nervous the first few houses but once he got into the swing of it, he wanted to knock on every door in the neighborhood.
What did you dress up as this year? Did you have a theme with friends? Some of those costumes are amazing!
This weekend will be busy, but a good busy. I am baking and cooking a lot of yummy items for my son’s birthday party. If all goes well, I will advertise my dessert options for sale. So many people are busy this holiday season, why not let someone else do the little stuff for you? I love doing it anyway!
For any readers that celebrate, I wanted to wish you a happy Yom Kippur. I hope you have a wonderful day!
I hope whatever you are getting into this weekend, it’s safe, and full of love!
I hope you were all able to enjoy Mother’s Day, spending it with those that meant the most to you. Whether it was the woman who gave birth to you, adopted you, or raised you; each woman in your life is special and deserving of the title “Mother.” This, of course, extends to those newer Moms out there who are newly pregnant or have young children. Enjoy the ride, take too many pictures and spend as much time as you possibly can with them. They grow up too fast, and you can’t makeup for the lost time.
With all the special gifts we can exchange over any holiday, the best gift to give is self esteem. Too many women of all ages are suffering, sometimes in silence due to not feeling adequate. You are all capable, beautiful, smart, and worthy! Remind yourself each day, and remind those wonderful women around you too. Let’s work hard to keep that gift going! Fresh flowers are always a bonus too.
I know I have spent many hours debating on which brand to buy, which is actually worth its price, and if it really removes all the makeup as it claims. There are different kinds of makeup remover to use. Some will remove all of your makeup and some specify that it is only used to remove eye makeup. We all know that it never really removes everything and you may end up with raccoon eyes before you have to wash, and in some cases scrub the stuff off your face. We’ve all been there and done it. I have to share with you a trick I discovered recently.
I’m a Mom so baby wipes are a huge part of my life. One night, I didn’t want to use my usual makeup remover because it tends to sting my eyes. I figured I’d use a baby wipe because it was there in the bathroom. I have to say it wiped everything off easily and without irritating my eyes or skin. When I say everything, I mean, foundation, eyeshadow, eye liner and some mascara. It doesn’t dry out my skin either or cause any kind of reaction. I still had to use a much smaller amount of my makeup remover on my lashes to get the rest of the mascara when I washed my face but since using less, it helped save my skin and eyes. It’s definitely worth a shot and is cheaper than most makeup remover brands.
The baby wipe brand I buy is Target’s store brand unscented wipes. I use Avon’s makeup remover. I only buy it when they are having a sale on the product. It’s not worth the hefty price tag they put on it. It’s not too effective and gets into your eyes easily, no matter how careful you are with it. As soon as you do remove your makeup, wash your face with a light cleanser. I usually use baby body wash because it works very well and doesn’t irritate my skin.
What is your favorite way to remove your makeup?
Mother’s Day is more than a day to honor the woman who gave you life. This day and every day should be a day met with high praise for all Mother’s, whether they are biological or not, such as Grandmothers, Sisters, Aunts or that family friend who took the kids in despite not being “family.” Every day should be a thank you, even if that day was a struggle. Sometimes we have to fight through the pain to realize they only wanted what was best for us. Sometimes that struggle was all too real and as an adult, you then realized how tough things were for her growing up and she did the best she could with the tools she had. Life isn’t a guarantee of perfection and promises but it is possible for all to do better and be better.
There is no specific definition or rule book on how to be a Mother. Yes, there are numerous experts that claim they have found the formula for Motherhood but can they really measure love? Can they really measure how many kisses given because you scraped your knee? Or crying because you graduated high school, college or beyond? That measure of pride and love is something no expert can compile. It is something personal and special, that bond beyond compare. I invite you to create something different this year for Mother’s Day. Make a book of memories that you want to share with your Mom and turn it into a keepsake for when you have your own children. This way you have something that can be passed through each generation as a symbol of what love is defined by in your family. I usually make photobooks, albums or scrapbook something. What will you do this year?