Taking Care of One’s self

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Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day, As you walk around today thinking about all the love that is being shown all around you I want to take a moment and focus on you! Yes you. Often times we tend to over look ourselves because we focus on others. Well I thought it would be appropriate to switch that up and share some ways that I do self care. Self Care is a term that we use regularly in social work and basically it means how are we taking care of ourselves. How are we replenishing our glass to be able to keep giving? Anyone in the working profession can tell you when you just give and give you burn out and that’s exactly what can happen in life if we don’t take care of ourselves we can and we will burn out.

#1: Pamper yourself

Okay so I know not everyone likes to pamper themselves, but hear me out when I say that when you feel good you actually de-stress and tend to accomplish more. So if you have been meaning to get that haircut or get your nails done do it! Spending time on yourself is one of the best investments you can do.

#2: Take time to do something you enjoy

Lately I have been reading and blogging a lot more because I know both of those things help reduce my stress and give me at least 30 min to a 1 hour of time where nothing else is pressing. Finding the time to achieve this is hard but totally worth it.

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#3: Enjoy a treat!

Take the time to treat yourself to your favorite treat and if you have the time to make it that’s even better. I opted to get some freshly baked cupcakes at my local bakery.

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#4: Take a moment to B R E A T H 

A way that I enjoy taking a breath is by meditating and I use this wonderful app that gives me a 5 minute guided meditation that leaves me feeling calm and ready to tackle my day or the next part of my day.

I hope this was a good reminder to take sometime for yourself this week! You are important and you need to make sure that you are looking after yourself.

What is your favorite way to do self care?

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

XOXO, M

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Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today we are focusing on all the lovely ladies who have a boyfriend and want to buy their boyfriends/Partners/Husbands something nice for valentine’s day. If you don’t have a  crafty bone in your body, but still want to make your guy feel special you can check out this unique list of gifts I came up with. Just remember its the thought that counts and you don’t have to spend a ton of money to show someone that you love them.

For the Sports Enthusiast:

 You can get him a jersey or a jacket from his favorite team. You can also check here for a variety of Sports apparel. Just make sure you know what your guys favorite team is and you are all set.

For the Gentlemen who like to look stylish:

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 You can buy him a monthly subscription to Sprezzabox . This monthly subscription box includes 5-6 handpicked products. Typical items will include ties, socks, pocket squares, grooming products & more.

For the car enthusiast: 

You can buy him a new car mount for smartphones that is compact and won’t be falling apart on him. If he likes to go on road trips you can buy him a  dashboard camera that will provide endless fun on all of the adventures he goes on.

For the Nature Lover: 

If your guy loves the outdoors and enjoys time relaxing you can buy him this premium camping hammock that will be great next time you he wants to put his feet up while outdoors. If your guy is always forgetting his pocket knives while he goes on hikes you can get him this XOPRO Folding Credit Card Pocket Knife.

Hopefully these ideas were helpful and that you walked away with a more unique gift idea for the man in your life. If not just get him a cute Valentine’s Day card and his favorite take out!

What are you planning on getting your favorite guy in your life this Valentine’s Day? 

Have a great weekend!

-M

You Look Good: Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a look that I came up with if I did have somewhere to go on Valentine’s Day. I decided to tackle this look by creating something that made me feel and look good. I wanted to play with a new palette I recently purchased and I love what I came up with.

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These are the products I used (pictured above). 

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The final Look! I absolutely how well these colors compliment my eye color.

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Have you tried this Wet n Wild Palette? What is your go to Makeup Look for the days you want to feel like a rockstar?

Remember Makeup is used to enhance your natural beauty, so let that shine bright!

Have a great day!

-M

Blooming in Love – Makeup Tutorial

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you all a makeup tutorial that I have been wearing recently that I think would be fantastic for Valentine’s Day. It features the beautiful Tartelette in bloom palette, which I am in love with. Feel free to try this look out and use your favorite products.

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Do you have any exciting plans for Valentine’s Day?

Have a great day!

-M

Pinterest Recipe: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Heart Pies

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Happy Monday Everyone!

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches I want to try and recreate one last Valentine’s Day themed recipe for the blog. I’m going to be honest I have pinned way too many recipes to begin with that I don’t know what to do. This quest will have to continue until next year.

Now on to the today’s post. I am trying out a pinterest recipe with a bit of a twist from the original one I found. Overall these were so much fun to make and are a different twist for Valentine’s day.

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What you will need: 

Ready to bake pie crust

Chocolate Chips or in my case Chocolate chunks

Various size heart cookie cutters

Color sugar crystals

Butter & a baking brush or a spoon

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These were so much fun to make. I would recommend instead of using the chocolate chips you may want to swap that for Nutella. Other than that these were amazing.

What are your favorite baked goods for celebrating with your significant other?

Hope you have a great day!

-M

A Target Dollar Spot Haul

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Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today I bring you a Target Dollar spot haul! If you are anything like me you know that I love Target and their dollar section. While I was at my parents house I stopped by the Target and found some awesome things. I am a huge fan of the items they carry for only a dollar.

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All of the items above were one dollar and I am so excited for some of the office supplies and of course the valentine’s day stickers!

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This last item cost $3 but I thought it was going to be perfect for a spring themed mantel.

I hope you enjoyed this small Target haul! I love looking at these post so I will try and post these more often or at least when I find awesome things at Target.

What are your favorite Target Dollar spot items?

Have a great day!

-M

Sweet Treat: Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Valentine’s is just around the corner and I hope everyone has a great weekend celebrating this holiday that surrounds love and friendship. For today’s post I have a super easy treat that will impress everyone you love. Everyone that has had these absolutely loves them and they are always a nice little change from all the typical dessert.

What you will need:

– One package of Oreos

-Cream Cheese

-Semi-sweet Chocolate

-Kisses’s

-Milk

-Baking Sheet

-Wax Paper

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Step One: Crush your Oreos as fine as you can. If you don’t have a fancy machine like I do you can place your Oreos into a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

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Step Two: Mix the Cream Cheese with the crushes Oreos.

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Step Three: Form small bite size balls and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the Freezer for 30+ minutes.

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Step Four: Cut your Kisses to top your Truffles with.

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Step Five: Melt your chocolate in a water bath and add milk to make a smoother batter.

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Step Six: Dip your chocolate balls into the melted chocolate and set back on the baking sheet.

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Step Seven: Top with the shredded Kisses. Place back in the fridge for and hour and enjoy!

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I hope your enjoyed this Sweet Treat Posts as well as the others I have done which you can check them here and here. I will continue to make these a regular series on my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day & a great weekend!

 I will see you on Monday!

XOXO, M