So this week I decided to focus on me. NOT that photos of me sleeping and eating are in the least bit cute. But you see, my husband and I share a birthday, and we celebrated it this week. They say life comes full circle from babyhood to old people(hood). Since I'm 40 now I guess I have crossed that line into old people(hood), right?
And since it was my birthday this week, this is going to be all about me.
I've recently become quite concerned about all of the chemicals I put on my skin. After all, the skin is the body's largest organ, and it pretty much soaks in whatever you put on it. In light of this, I have started using goat milk soap bars. I love them! They are so silky smooth and don't leave your skin feeling all dried out like a normal soap bar does. I get my goat milk soap from a local farm. The soaps are brought in from another local named Goatboy Soaps.
2. Getting Ready
Again as part of my Purifying My Cosmetics campaign, I decided to give homemade lotion a try. I used a recipe from Whole New Mom. My husband hates the smell of it, but I rather like it and the scent disappears pretty quickly so it's really a non-issue. I did add a drop or two of DoTerra Lavender Essential Oil but will perhaps add a bit more next time to cover the shea and cocoa butter smell so it is not so offensive to my better half.
The night before our birthday, my husband and I escaped for dinner.
At dinner, my sweet husband presented me a gift card for a massage and mani/pedi. So...I see more ME time in the near future!
So we got home from Outback, and as I walked in the door, I was surprised to find a darkened, quiet house. I was worried for a split second...until I saw all of the streamers suspended across the room and littering the floor. My husband had secretly contacted some good friends of ours to come over while we were at dinner and work with the kids to make the house look like Party City. I've never had a surprise party before, so how much fun is that?
Turning 40 is a little bit rough, but I had a WONDERFUL birthday!
5. Sweet Dreams
As I mentioned in the beginning, I'm quite sure you don't want to see any photos of me drooling on my pillow. No matter how sweet I look asleep. But I have to tell you...for the last few weeks, my life has looked pretty much like this:
So my SWEET dreams have been of Hawaii where Mark and I visited October 2011:
Obviously, I had to pull these photos out of the archives, but don't they look inviting? And so much better than life under two feet of snow?
Linking up with Ashley for Photo Scavenger Hunt.