Saturday, February 23, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday: It's all about me.

Playtime. Scrub-a-dub. Getting ready. Time to eat. Sweet dreams. I have four babies' scrapbooks full of photos that would illustrate these prompts very nicely. However, at this time in my life, I am the proud owner of 1 sometimes grouchy teenager, 2 usually not too unbearably smelly boys, and 1 Princess who just recently discovered Modesty. Photos of them sleeping and eating wouldn't really be all that cute anymore. Or welcomed (by them).

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.

1. Scrub-a-Dub-Dub
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.

That duck? He (or she?) comes from a "small" collection we have. Every time we go to the orthodontist both the patient and the tag-a-long little sister get to choose a new one.

Um...we've been to the orthodontist just a few times.

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.

3. Time to Eat
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!

4. Playtime
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?


Tamar SB said...

Love all those ducks! I can relate to the snow pics! Hawaii sounds nice right about now!

Sarah said...

We have are sharing the same dream. I had a moment today where I thought "I should take a few snow shots" followed by "Nah. I have enough of them." I think I may be over winter. :)

Courtney said...

Happy Late Birthday!! I love the clear blue of Hawaii's beaches. That rock in the upper left of the pic of you looks a little like a shark. LOL (Maybe it's just me...)

Kathleen said...

Haha! You're right, Courtney. Never noticed it before! :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Happy belated birthday! :)

sradiaz said...

Great shots. I love the ducks and the sweet snow dreams ♥

Dina Lettre said...

So good to see you, Lady! Love these choices...especially the ones of Hawaii. Wow!

MyJourneyBack said...

Great snaps. Great ways to show the prompts. Thanks for sharing. Mine are up too.
Come by and visit.
Have a great week,