Good For My Soul

I think this wonderful spring like weather is just so good for my soul! The last week of cold weather we had I feel like I struggled the entire week through.  My friend said, “I wish you had talked to me because I was feeling the same way!” I am just DONE with cold weather.. and rainy weather.  I heard it’s actually supposed to start raining here again, BUT.. maybe with this refreshed mind I have right now I will be OK with that.  haha.

Earlier this week after I picked the kids up from school and we all got home, they immediately headed for the front yard to play.  I didn’t even stop them.  I went to the summer stash and pulled out the sidewalk chalk, told the kids to play outside while I cooked, and left them to it.  I had probably 25 door bell rings to bring me flowers, but that’s alright.  Listening to them play and giggle and seeing them run around the yard was so refreshing and good for my Momma heart.  I ended up burning our dinner to where it was inedible, and that really upset me because it was supposed to last us about 3 meals..ugh.. BUT, our sweet neighbors took Tristan & Kate with their kids to get milkshakes! It was the sweetest treat for those two.  They had such a great time and I was able to just sit and “be” for a little bit.  I appreciated that so much! 

Yesterday they got to play outside some more with chalk and our neighbors.  It’s so good for their souls, too.  Patches even loves it! He is SO FRISKY and happy with the windows open.  Our evenings are filled with baths and comfy PJ’s for two tired little kiddos, and to me that’s the sign of a good day.

The week is gearing down and I’m really looking forward to the weekend! I hope the weather is nice and we can enjoy spending time together.  Have a wonderful day! 

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A New Way to Indulge

Life is busy with work and kids and a husband and a house.  I don’t always have the time to set aside to pamper myself or indulge in little luxurious things.  Pampering yourself doesn’t have to be a full massage at the spa, or a pedicure, or facial.  It can be as easy as washing your hands.  Something you can do in 60 seconds in-between picking dropped food off the floor and doctoring scraped knees.  

I was really excited that Purex Insiders sent me this new Boutique Collection from Dial hand soap to try. Introducing the Boutique Collection from Dial!

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Reading about it was one thing, but actually using it was something else.  

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It smells SO GOOD and has micro-scrubbers inside to give myself a little “mini pamper session” while I’m washing my hands. 

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The micro-scrubbers aren’t harsh at all.  They really do feel nice! My hands felt really soft afterwards! 

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As a “Thank you” for sharing about this new hand soap, I have a couple coupons to give away to you guys and you can try this soap for yourself!  Leave a comment and let me know how you like to pamper yourself even though you don’t have a lot of free time, and I will pick a couple to get one! I’m so excited to get some new pamper ideas! 

The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

Flowers, New Clothes, and a Tea Party!

The weather in Mississippi has felt a little warmer this weekend! I cannot begin to tell you how HAPPY that makes me!  We’ve had a LOT of rain, and a lot of cloudy days the past several days, but the warmer temperatures are helping my mood so much!  We have these random flowers blooming up all over our yard and property.  I went out a cut some for inside yesterday, and they really brighten things up! They smell SO GOOD, too!flowers

On Saturday I finally had the chance to get out and get some new clothes for work, and just to have.  I wear the same things a LOT, just try to rotate as much as I can.  This winter I wore a lot of clothes that weren’t really “weather appropriate”.  I know my co-workers thought I was crazy, and I’m sure I was.. but that’s just what I had.  We didn’t need a lot of winter clothes in Hawaii.  I’ve had a co-worker give me a coat and gloves, and another one give me a scarf.  A few weeks ago, someone placed an envelope in my purse with money in it to purchase some cool weather clothes.  I was SPEECHLESS! I still feel speechless.  I am continually blown away by the kindness of the people I’ve met here.  When we went shopping, almost all of the “winter” clothes had been replaced with Spring clothes, so I had a hard time finding lots of cool weather clothes.  I was able to get some new pants, tops, and cardigans for work.. and I felt like a million bucks trying them on.  I felt pretty and happy.  It’s amazing what some new clothes can do for you!  I still need to find some appropriate shoes, that’s been the HARDEST part so far.  I feel like I want to set some money aside from each paycheck to start building a better wardrobe.  Even if I can only buy 1 shirt, or 1 pair of pants, after a little bit of time I will have a nice collection.  I let things like my clothes, and my hair, and just MYSELF go way too much.  I usually put myself last, and it’s not that I mean to – it just happens.  I hope I can start putting myself first sometimes, and get some nice and useful things for myself in the coming months.

Kate had a Frozen themed Tea Party to attend this Saturday, and Tristan got to tag along, too! It was the sweetest set up.  Elsa even showed up! The little girls had the BEST time.  Tristan did, too.  I love being able to see Kate with her little school friends.  I hear about those girls everyday, it’s nice to see them together!  1 2 3 4 5

While we were out clothes shopping, I stopped in to Hobby Lobby to get the supplies for my upcoming Calligraphy Class, and I ran across these big mason jars.  They were 50% off, and I HAD to have them! They’re now my new canisters.  I know they make some even bigger than this, and I’d love to have those, too!  I really really really love mason jars, if you haven’t noticed ;) canisters

The weekend has been just what I needed.  Last week I feel like I struggled a lot (inside) and I wasn’t feeling like myself.  I’m really hoping I can start to feel like Miranda again soon! There are so many things I want to do, and want to enjoy, but I’ve had a hard time getting out of the bed and staying out of the bed.  It’s something I pray about EVERYDAY! I am so thankful that I felt like getting out and enjoying this weekend with my family.. and I’m SO thankful for some new clothes.  I know that’s just material things, but I feel so happy to have something new for myself!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

Tucci Herb Garden

This is something so small and silly, but I am growing my very own herb garden.  I am so excited! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but I usually put off things I want to do – not anymore! Tucci Herb Garden

I’m so excited to see these little seedlings grow and to use them in cooking and other things.  I hope to have a LOT so that I can share with my friends.  I think foods taste so much better with fresh herbs, I am so excited to cook with these!

I planted them day before yesterday, and I hope they grow fast! I put them in little seed starters that I can transfer into larger pots as they grow.  This summer / fall I hope to cook delicious meals with these!  I’m especially excited about the Lavender .. I may make my own lavender bath salts with those! Pass along to friends as gifts? Good idea?!

Does anyone else have their own herb garden? What do you do with your herbs??