I’ve never met a donut that I didn’t like. My sweet tooth is next level but given my love for dessert-like items, and my proclivity for making things even more fattening, you’d think that I’d go straight for the most ridiculous gourmet donut a shop has to offer. But I’ve got to say, the perfect, sweet/salty treat always wins my heart. I got a chance to do a donut tasting (yes, that’s a thing and it’s part of my job. I love my job) at Poqet Donuts in Irvine. They just released their newest seasonal flavors but in case you haven’t checked them out yet, I’ll give you a breakdown of why you need to go. The Butter Salt donut, above, is a dang good reason. I literally just had to talk myself out of running over there to grab one for a snack…but they have so much more!
Do you ever have one of those days? Yeah, one of THOSE days where either everything is going wrong or you just feel blah? I’ve been having way more of them than I would like to. So I decided that I needed to figure out how to get myself out of my funk when I find myself in a downward spiral headed towards rocking back and forth in a corner. I love essential oils and have tons of them. So I decided I needed to be more intentional with using them. Regardless of your belief in oils, they smell amazing. And to me, good smells help me shift my mind frame. Plus I’m a border-line hippie. So there’s that. I made this DIY room spray to bring the good vibes. I think you’re going to like it.
We live really close to the beach. But we hardly ever go. Life gets busy (plus I’m SUPER high maintenance) so schlepping everything down there seems like way too much work. A few weeks ago, my family and I did a little staycation at a friend’s house in Carlsbad (about an hour from our city). Knowing that we were free of our daily stresses made enjoying the beach easier. To me, a staycation is any kind of getaway (metaphorical or literal) where you act like you are on vacation even if it means staying close to or at home. There were certain things that I planned ahead for that helped to make our weekend away the best time ever. These staycation ideas will hopefully help you plan a much-needed escape from reality for your family.
Baby showers might very well be my favorite kind of party. There is so much excitement and love in the air. A baby shower has multiple (unofficial) guests of honor and there are so many opportunities to create special touches. There is always laughter, often tears and usually really great food. Plus who doesn’t love watching the mom-to-be open tiny pairs of socks!? I created this boho baby shower to give you some ideas for the next party you have to throw. I’ve also created a fun DIY for word streamers, which let you hang messages as part of your decor. And of course they involve balloons. It’s not a party until there are balloons. AND THERE’S MORE! I’m giving away a huge boho baby shower hostess prize package of all my favorite entertaining items!
I’m super lazy. I love a good hack. And I love products. That’s all there is to it. While I’m not the most high maintenance person I know, I’m totally interested in beauty and the magic of great products. There are a few things I’ve used or learned over the years that I thought you might not know about. Here 5 quick beauty hacks that every gal should know. I’m a helper, what can I say!
I’m not saying you shouldn’t spend time with your family on Mother’s Day. I’m just saying that maybe part of your gift could be these 5 things plus an hour or so to enjoy them without having to run all over town or handle your usual mom duties. It’s pretty much the perfect Mother’s Day celebration if you ask me! Just send this post to your husband…