I Signed Up For BirchBox!

For Valentine’s Day, my husband got me a year subscription to BirchBox, and I’m SO excited to start receiving my surprise boxes in the mail each month! If you don’t know what BirchBox is, I highly suggest looking at the website and checking it out HERE. It’s $10 a month, which is 1-2 fast food stops.. 2 coffees.. Or the waste of buying a new product at the store and not liking it because you couldn’t try it first. Super cheap, if you think about it that way! You get 5 samples in each box, sometimes you’ll get lucky and have a full sized product thrown in. And they have a rewards point system! Every 100 points in $10 in your account towards your full sized product purchase OR towards subscription renewal. Every person you refer gets you 50 more points. Every product you review gets you 10 points. All of the products they send out in boxes are listed on he website for sale, and free shipping on full sized brands that are sent out in boxes. So they make it really easy to purchase full sized products directly from their website if you love the sample you receive! I could rave about this forever, and I haven’t even received my first box yet! You should definitely do yourself a favor and sign up for a surprise every month! Can’t wait to review my first box!

Sign Up Here!!



Turning Insanity Into Sanity

You wake up and everything gradually tumbles downhill.  No matter how positive you try to be, everything ends up negative.  Everything that can go wrong DOES go wrong.  Your house is a disaster, your kids are making messes faster than your tired hands can clean them, and objects are broken.  You try to unwind from the tornado, but nothing you attempt seems to make you happy or make things better.

Does this sound like a day you have had lately?  If you’re a mother, I’m willing to bet that it is.  And I’m willing to bet that you probably went to bed with the frustration of the day still hovering over you.  I have gone to bed like that several times, and why?  In the midst of the crazy you need to remember that YOU matter.  Even better, your SANITY MATTERS.

I’m going to share with you 4 simple things that make me feel more like a human, less like a robot, and SANE.

1- My first resort: PERFUME

My favorite scent right now!

It’s amazing what a good scent can do!  Not only do I spray some perfume when I need to calm down, but I also use it before studying/taking exams, and it makes all the difference in the world.

2- My second resort: SWEATPANTS

Nothing is better than your favorite pair of comfy sweatpants!

I don’t know about you, but the first thing I do when I get home is throw on some comfy sweatpants.  It makes me feel like I can breath.

3- Thrid resort:  MAKEUP

When you feel attractive, your attitude is attractive!

Even if you are not the ‘makeup’ type {and by that, I mean the type that prefers not to wear eye makeup, blush, or things that make you look like you have make up on} you can’t deny that a little coverage on your discolored spots, blemishes (or any thing that you want to conceal ) can make you feel a little sparkly.  Especially when you’re a mother, it’s a rare occasion that you get to throw some makeup, get dressed up, and feel like yourself.  So even if you don’t have anywhere to go, DO IT!

4- Fourth resort: When all else fails.. pull out the comfy footwear! In my case, TOE SOCKS!

I’m not normally a ‘sock’ person {I prefer bare feet}, but toe socks hit the spot when I’m down in the dumps!

If none of these things are your normal ‘go tos’, I would say try them {there’s nothing to lose when you’re already having a terrible day, right?}. Or maybe you should just utilize those things that you DO love more often.  Take the time to take care of yourself!  Even if it’s something as little as smelling good, dolling your face up, or wearing comfy clothes.

What do YOU do to turn your insanity into sanity? Let me know!