Good morning, friends! After the roller coaster of the past few weeks, I was able to relax and not do too much this past weekend. Thursday night Bryan and I went out to dinner with our small group for the first time since the beginning of the summer. It was also our first time in weeks to actually get to sit down at a restaurant and enjoy a meal. Our anniversary was while my mom was in the hospital, and though we left for a little while to go eat dinner at a local favorite restaurant, it was hard to relax and not contemplate all that was going going on at that point. I cannot believe that fall is right around the corner and there are still so many summer outfits in my closet that I haven't gotten to wear.
Last night I went out with some of the girls (and Nick) to celebrate Dr. Ash's birthday. We had a great dinner at a local restaurant; my tuna was perfection. It was nice getting in some girl time and celebrating with my sweet friend.
As I've been going through boxes, unpacking and repacking, it has occurred to me that there are a few that I really like having for myself to use on a daily basis. You know, those things that make you feel special and girly, as simple as they might be.
Soap. This might seem odd to you, but there is something about good-smelling, special soap. Honestly, go buy yourself some sort of soap that makes you happy and you will always come away from washing your hands with a smile on your face. See, it's the little things in life that can add pleasure to your day. At Christmas I was given some NEST liquid hand soap and it is now among my favorites.
Skincare. When twenty-five hit and that first little wrinkle began to show I knew it was time to take the plunge and invest in a good skincare regimen. Why I didn't start it sooner I will never know. Lately I have gone through a number of products trying to find my favorite of each. Natura Bisse has the best eye creme I have used in a long time. The eye recovery balm is new, and I have been switching between it and the diamond eye extreme. Worth every penny, ladies. Do your self a favor and find something that works for your skin type. Your skin will thank you now and down the road, too.
Robes. In the summer I opt for a light-weight silk robe, in the winter I like something heavier that will keep me warm when I hop out of the shower or first wake up. My all-time favorite robe for using year-round is a waffle weaved robe that is monogrammed. Mine came from a local store, but I think the ones in this picture are the exact one I have plus they are on sale.
What things are part of your daily life that you enjoy but may not always think about?