1. Perfume two-a-days
This idea came about during a chat in the comments last week with Pamela (hey, Pamela!). I was feeling a little blue that day, and we were talking about the uncertainty surrounding these crazy current events. Something Pamela said stuck with me…
We are all feeling the same lows in one way, shape or form. Just remember, you cannot control everything around you. But you can control how you respond to it. I respond with a spritz of perfume.
So one thing I’ve been doing, and it has helped me feel like I have a little bit of control over life in general, is wearing my perfumes in what I call “perfume two-a-days.”
First thing in the morning after I rinse off after my workout, I spritz one perfume, and then I spritz a different one in the evening after my shower before I go to bed.
This evening’s will be Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana, me thinks…
2. Nudestix Cream Lip and Cheek Pencil in Mystic
One positive thing about being stuck at home so much is that I’ve been raiding my stash and rediscovering so many good things I used to love (and still do, apparently!), like Nudestix Mystic. This pinkish brownish semi-matte lipstick has pigment for days, and it doubles as a cream blush.
It’s one of those all-around neutrals that goes with everything.
3. Oatmeal raisin cookies with chocolate chips
I’ve never lost my damn mind over or passed out from sheer ecstasy while eating an oatmeal raisin cookie…UNTIL NOW. I’m normally nonchalant about them because oatmeal isn’t high up on my list of favorite things I eagerly expend my calories on (it’s like they’re too healthy or something).
Anyway, I made some at home, and they turned out BOMB. So, my tune has officially changed.
Turns out that oatmeal raisin cookies can actually be REALLY delicious, especially when you make ’em from scratch and add a sh*t ton of chocolate chips.
The main reason I made them is because I was under baking duress, because there’s been a flour shortage here in the area (people have been hoarding it), and I only have one bag of all-purpose flour left in the cupboard. But I was desperate to #stressbake and didn’t want to use too much of flour, so I gave these cookies a try because the recipe requires less than one cup of flour.
Crazy about ’em!
4. Watering can outdoor activities for kids (and adults!)
If you know someone who needs to keep busy for a while, take that person outdoors and give them a watering can. Then, let them water anything and everything in your yard. THEY WILL FREAKIN’ LOVE IT. I can’t believe I didn’t figure this out until now, but better late than never I guess.
If you can, give them two different watering cans for variety. I did this with Connor this morning, and she had a good ol’ time.
Added bonus: Now El Hub doesn’t have to water the front yard.
5. This choreography video to Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September”
Who are these amazing dancers, and why aren’t you and I (virtually) dancing with them right now?
We should be, really, because it looks like so much fun! Side note: The person in the background wearing the leopard shirt and the cutoff black shorts is my new style guru. 😹
What have you been loving lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,