Guilty Pleasure

Wednesdays seem to be the hardest day to get through for me. It’s the middle of the week and I still have 2 more days until the weekend! I try to be positive and make the most of every day. I don’t want to spend my life living for the weekend…but sometimes it is just difficult!

I make time for myself during the week so that I don’t feel like I am dragging along – and this means indulging a little! I am not going to tell you that I make time for the gym and make sure that I am eating well… I do this, but sometimes you just need a little “pick me up”.

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One of my favorite guilty pleasures is taking a warm, bubbly bath. I love getting Epsom salts and bubble bath mixes that are scented. I particularly enjoy the ones that smell like eucalyptus or lavender. Not only is this super relaxing, but it takes a while. To fully enjoy the bath I make sure I set aside 30 minutes. Put on a show, bring a drink in the bathroom with you and get ready to unwind!

Another guilty pleasure for me is nail polish. For a present one year, Chris bought me a nail polish rack to hold all the polishes I have- currently over 30 bottles! I love to paint my nails at night after work. It makes me feel put together and more feminine. This is also something that takes some time as I have to wait for my nails to dry. My secret is that I sometimes paint my nails in my parking lot before I go in to work. Easy and no danger of smudges.

Overall, my guilty pleasures are little activities that make me feel more like myself. These activities become my “me” time and allow me to settle down, reflect on the day and get ready for the next one.

Do you have a favorite way to end your day? Let me know!

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Everyone that knows me is fully aware that I love puns. I use them at work, I send them to Chris during the day, and the worse the pun is, the harder I laugh.

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a quick new freebie for everyone today. Grab this free print here, or under the Digital Prints section of the blog.

This is perfect for your kitchen or bedroom!

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Hope everyone’s Tuesday is filled with cheese and tacos (don’t forget the queso)!

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Gifts for The NewlyWeds

Today’s gifts are perfect for the new couple on your shopping list. Recently  engaged, I looked for things that we would appreciate, and typically most couples could find use for.

Each link opens in a new window to the Etsy page where you can purchase the items shown.

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1.) Monogrammed Throw: Let the couple cozy up under their newly shared name! Great timing with cold winter nights ahead, and cute enough for the back of their couch.

2.) Wall Art: This piece is listed as an anniversary gift, but any decorations declaring their love for each other is always welcome in a newlywed’s home. Deck the halls!

3.) Custom Luggage Tags: Great for an upcoming honeymoon, or to help them get started on their travel dreams. This listing features leather tags that are beautifully rustic, with trendy embellishments.

4.) Custom Cutting Board: Another reason for the happy couple to start cooking together. We personally have a custom cutting board, and even though we only use it for decoration – we adore it!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the work available from these Etsy sellers.

On tomorrow’s gift guide: Gifts for Parents & Grandparents

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Gift Giving

Tomorrow I will be starting a week-long guide to gift-giving for the holiday season.

Stay tuned for the following posts:

  • Gifts For Her
  • Gifts For Him
  • Gifts For The Newlyweds
  • Gifts For The Parents & Grandparents
  • Gifts For The Little Ones
  • Gifts For Coworkers
  • Gifts For Those That Have Everything

 

At the end of each post, don’t forget to share your own ideas on how to give the perfect gift!

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Small Business Saturday

Today is a great day to celebrate local and small businesses! Be sure to check out your local businesses in your town and show them some love.

If you visit my etsy shop, you can also receive a discount until November 30th. Use the code: small2015

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Update

New page:

I have added an acrylic painting gallery available to view on the “Art” page. You can also visit directly by this link.

Social Media and Contact Information:

I have updated my “About” page to include more social media information. You can now follow me on Instagram and pass around my digital business card.

Many (most) pieces I will feature on this blog will be available in my Etsy shop, which I have also included on the about  page.

I hope everyone had a happy holiday and look forward to bringing more to this site with the new year!

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