Apparently I blinked and just like that spring break was over and I found myself packing a lunch and driving Annelise to school this morning. After a week of no alarms and no schedule we both thought this morning was a little rude, but she was ready (mostly) to get back to her routine and see her friends and such.
The first day of spring break I had a mysterious, yet thankfully slight, fever making me feel achey, alternately cold and sweaty and so forth, so that was fun.
Tuesday's highlight was our extensive St. Patrick's Day celebrating. And by extensive I mean the opening, pouring and consuming of Lucky Charms.
Wednesday afternoon Annelise went over to Grace's house for a sleepover. Skylar was there too and the three of them had the BEST TIME EVER (her words) with the highlight being several epic Nerf battles (also known as their version of the Hunger Games).
When I picked her up Thursday afternoon she was running on fumes. After an earlyish dinner she voluntarily took her shower and retreated to her bed, from which she did not emerge from for almost 12 hours. What in the world?
I have a confession. I'm becoming a hoarder of my current favorite lipstick, Julianne's Nude from L'Oreal's newish Privee Nude collection. It's the prettiest pink-y nude, which as y'all know is one of my weaknesses. Since I am worried they will spontaneously discontinue this line I've decided to pick up a tube (or two) whenever I find them (they're often sold out). Smart or obsessed, you decide.
My March Essential Rewards order from Young Living arrived last week and I did my happy dance. This month I'm trying some new-to-me oils (Release, DiGize & En-R-Gee) along with restocking some favorites. I guess I'm also turning more crunchy granola suite (Neil Diamond anyone?) because I am in red hot love with my new all natural Thieves toothpaste.
I've been meaning to blog about my new oily adventure and of course I haven't yet.
After hemming and hawing for months I finally took the oily plunge and ordered my Premium Starter Kit, wholesale, last December. The kit comes with 11 everyday oils, a diffuser and a few other samples and is a great way to try several essential oils at a manageable price. I started out using the oils, mainly Thieves at first, then several others for various things and was quickly hooked. I started out diffusing them, then applying topically and some I mix a drop or two with water (or hot tea) and drink them.
I soon branched out into other oils and products and am now fully on board the oily train. Choo-Choo! One reason I was so anxious to try essential oils was for help with crazy hormonal issues and insomnia, which is a post or two on its own, but I will just say for now that I am feeling better and sleeping better, so score another win for YL's awesome oils! I also joined the Essential Rewards program, which is totally optional, to save on shipping and earn points for future products. The two small oils above on the right, marjoram and balsam fir, were freebies this month, YAY!
Annelise woke up with terrible reflux (her words) the other night and I used her as our guinea pig to try out DiGize (which is an oil blend for digestive issues) for the first time. I mixed a drop with 4oz. of water for her to drink and it helped almost immediately. I'm thankful to have these oils on hand for all kinds of things.
I also treated myself to a few goodies from Ulta, but that's no big surprise, right?
Happy Monday, y'all!