1. Agadir Argon Oil and Conditioner
My hair is curly and unbelievably dry. No matter what time of year. I describe my hair as feeling like a horses tail...but it can be pretty. What keeps it in place is hair mousse and that makes it crunchy and dry...which I hate. My sister-in-law actually suggested I try this stuff when I was up for a visit in October and low and behold when I came home my Mama had some. I've been using it for a month or so and my hair is SO soft and healthy! I wash with regular (cheap) shampoo and then use this conditioner and a tiny bit of the oil before I use mousse and a diffuser (on my blow dryer). It also smells SO good! I'm obsessed with it! You can find it online or at hair salons.
2. Yankee Candle's Peppermint Swirl Jar Candle
It's no secret that I love all things Christmas (music, decorations, food, ect.) so it's no surprise that at this time of year Jason and I would fill our house with Christmas smells. He loves candles as much as I do...we have at least one burning nearly all day at our house. We usually each pick a holiday "flavor" we like and then also buy a pine-scented candle because we have a fake tree and want at least the idea that our house really smells like pine. This year I chose the Peppermint Swirl candle. Peppermint and vanilla swirled together for a perfect balance of Christmas cheer. Smells like a candy cane and sugar cookies all in one. I'm loving it!
3. Online Christmas Shopping
Yep, some people thinks it takes the joy out of Christmas but not me! I get even more joy by scouring the websites for cute things, looking up coupon codes or plucking items off of someone's Amazon wishlist (a link to mine, haha). It's so exciting to see the packages start trickling in everyday. I don't do ALL my Christmas shopping online but I can tell you that the vast majority of my Christmas shopping will be delivered to my door. My tired and pregnant body is very happy about this! Here are some of the sites I love best! Which sites do you love for shopping?
4. Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Tea
Confession: I want to be a tea drinker...but I'm really not. I do like the occasional cup but I am SO much more of a coffee drinker. Every year they have this tea available in our local supermarkets and every year I squeal with delight because this is a tea (a green tea at that) that I actually love. It tastes like peppermint vanilla (haha...sort of like I'm drinking the candle I talked about earlier). Try a cup of it and I'm pretty sure you'll be a fan. You can buy it here or almost anywhere (I got mine at Walmart), but do it soon because it's only a seasonal tea!
5. A 30-Day Blog Challenge
My beautiful cousin blogged over on her website at Ciao Bella about a 30-day blog challenge and I'm all over it! I love a challenge, especially when it comes to my blog. Click on the link to her website if you want to read each days challenge. I thought it would be a perfect time to start today since it's December 1st. Hopefully I won't miss any days...that'll be the biggest challenge. In 30-days we'll see just how well I did. Here is challenge numero uno.
Day 1 - A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
The pic is posted above. It wasn't taken today but that's because it's only 7am here. It is one of my favorite recent pictures (it was taken about a month ago while waiting on surgery for Rylie's eyes). I can only tell you my plans for the day so far. They are ambitious as usual...especially when I feel like I'm lugging around a bowling ball strapped to my belly all day. Rylie has school this morning so it'll be a mad rush to get a shower, get her dressed and fed (she won't eat much in the morning), get her to school and hopefully no tears today. Then I'm off to pick up Amy and I some Starbucks and meet our friend Jessi at Amy's house for some girl time, gossip and good coffee. Amy really can't take Elliot out in public yet so we decided to bring girl time to her. I'm sure we'll jabber away and kiss all over my precious nephew...he is SO yummy. Then I have to run a few errands before I pick Rylie up. I'll let her watch her favorite show (Yo Gabba Gabba) put her down for a nap and try and get my little Christmas tree up (we'll see if that happens). Then I'll probably spend the rest of my evening cooking dinner, playing with my girl and spending time with my handsome husband...you know...the usual good stuff. Join me back tomorrow for day 2 of my challenge or join in with me! Are you up for the challenge?