Happy, happy hump day! I hope you had a wonderful day! It was a busy day today, honestly, I felt a little frustrated towards the end. Just exhausted, frustrated, you know how babies get when they’re sleepy/fussy? Yep, that’s how I felt. I could have gone to bed at 6 p.m., without eating dinner, and I would have been totally fine with that.
Can you believe Cinco de Mayo is only one week away?!? Sayyyy wuuuuuut?!? Ironically, I’ve created my version of a tasty strawberry mint margarita just in time for the occasion. This recipe was created last week on a whim and shared the process through Instagram stories! I had no clue how it would turn out but thank goodness it turned out to be delish!
Sharing tonight’s delicious dinner because why not?!? Most of us are at home cooking and exploring new (and old) recipes in the kitchen so maybe you can add this one to the list! It’s super easy and tasty.
Ok, ok, last blog post on this organizing tangent I’m apparently on, lol! (At least for a while…sooooo….yeah….I hope you’re loving these organizing tips because there’s more coming later, haha!)
When I discovered these bamboo drawer organizers, I was shook. Seriously amazed at how perfectly they fit and how well they blended with the drawers in our home. (I mean, I guess it’s their job to satisfy us crazies in this manner, right?!?)
It’s a good thing you cannot see how I am currently walking. The F45 workout from earlier this week kicked my ass and my lower back. My lower back was already achy from most likely sitting down too much, and for too long. Staying in the house most of my days is taking a toll on my body for sure.
I needed to make a change…and fast. I ended up purchasing Dr. Teal’s Restore & Replenish epsom salt. And boy, oh boy, did it restore and replenish my body.
It never crossed my mind to ever purchase Dr. Teal’s epsom salt. For some reason, I had this vision it was for athletes, people who trained hard. (I have no idea how I picked up this idea either.) Anyway, I was desperate for a solution so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try it.
After complaining all morning and afternoon to Jose, I finally got the massage I needed. After the massage, I filled up the bathtub, added a few cups of the epsom salt and a few rose petals from my dining table arrangement. I lit all of the white candles by the bathtub, put on a face mask for hydration, played the Great Gatsby album, and turned off the lights. Oh, and of course, I had a glass of LaMarca Prosecco champagne topped with fresh blueberries by my side.
It was a dream.
I soaked in the bathtub for probably an hour. Honestly, I didn’t have a timer so I am only guessing here. Before soaking in, I did my whole dry brushing ordeal first to really take advantage of the situation. (I shared more about this topic here.) After about twenty minutes, or five songs later, I began to stretch. I was able to reach for the toes!!! Huge win. That’s how bad the situation was, I couldn’t even reach for my toes without struggling like an old lady. (Maybe it’s my time? Who knows.) Anyway, I decided to take additional epsom salt and massage the sore spots. It was really helpful. I was finally able to relax.
After the bath, I was very surprised at how flexible I felt again. The stretching and massaging definitely helped. I couldn’t believe how tight my lower back was. I am definitely going to take it easy over the next few days until I fully recover. I plan to do a lot of stretching and foam rolling.
I am sharing this information because if there’s one person out there who is currently having body pain, experiencing discomfort, or needs a moment to relax, I am encouraging you to try any of Dr. Teals epsom salts. There is plenty of options to choose from depending on your needs.
There’s no going back for me. I am going to do my best to make epsom salts a part of my regular routine.
Since we are on the subject of organizing, I might as well cover what’s keeping my skin care essentials organized too. (If you missed yesterday’s makeup organizer, I’ll link the blog post here.)
When I spotted this collection, I knew I had to have it. I am so happy the entire collection is still available online! (I risked waiting too long to share it!)
If you know me, you know I love anything chic, dainty, and beautiful. I believe presentation is key when it comes to a lot of things in my life. I love organizing, creating patterns out of everything and anything. Did I say I love organizing?
If you can relate to displaying everything beautifully, I think you’re going to love this makeup organizer! I’ve been trying and testing this makeup solution for a few months and I couldn’t be more happier with it. Honestly, organizing my bathroom has taken the longest out of everything else in the house. Why? Because I am so particular when it comes to my makeup and skincare routines.
We had a little fun last night by having a…VISION BOARD PARTY! Because wine not? This has been on my list since late last year and never got around to it. Happy I was able to convince Jose to do his too! (Otherwise, it would’ve been a sad party of one – haha!)
The oh-so-fresh cocktail you never knew you needed, created by yours truly.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cucumber
- 1.5 cups of ice
- 3 lemons, for lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 tbsp of light agave nectar
- Mint leaves, ~4 stems (or pieces)
- 4 tbsp of vodka
- Ginger beer
- Cayenne pepper, optional
What the heck is a wellness shot? It’s basically a small (and potent) juice made of herbs, spices, vegetables, and fruits. Dependent upon which ingredients you choose, a wellness shot can boost your immunity, give you energy, help with digestion, reduce inflammation, and many other benefits.
I came across wellness shots a while back at my local grocery store. I was intrigued so I bought the Buda juice brand. The results? I loved them. In fact, I keep them in stock, especially around cold/flu season.