Wouldn’t it be nice if the bunny would kindly get your coffee going, maybe let you pee or throw a bra on before the festivities? Not in this house!
We’ve got Passover and Easter in one weekend which means lots of schlepping, naptime struggles, and an overall disregard for laundry and household tasks that’s sure to set me back for most of next week. However, at these ages, holidays are so much fun, since the kids really seem to really understand it. I was able to go into Grayson’s classroom to do a short lesson on Passover, and my bunny stash is complete and ready to roll. Now, if this rain would hold off so we can do an outdoor egg hunt, we’ll be all set!
Here are five things I’ve been loving lately!
1.) This chair. Sometimes, the simplest things are lifechanging. When I rested my body onto this seat during the guided meditation I attended at my weekend getaway to Canyon Ranch in the Berskshires, I was immediately struck by the release I felt in my lower back. After having a successful meditation and experiencing true comfort in a seated position that still allowed for good posture, I decided that these chairs were a necessity for Mike and I, who often work from home. I can’t wait to get mine and use it when I’m working and I think my boys will love them too.
2.) This book. Another Jackie Levine (my mama) loaner. How lucky am I to have a mom that vets her library and passes on all her favorite books to me, and how lucky are you that I share them? Well- you still have to buy your copy, so I’m luckier. 🙂 This story starts off a little slow, but if you make it past the first chapter or so, you’ll be transported into a haunting mystery about two tragic deaths, years apart from one another. This is a book that sucks you in and makes you even more desperate for bedtime so that you can pour your glass of wine or cup of tea and totally immerse yourself.
3.) The HydraFacial. This patented treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective. I treated myself to one last weekend at Canyon Ranch and the esthetician seriously tried to talk me out of it, explaining that this wasn’t a “relaxing, aromatherapy, spa type of facial, this was the use of a machine” and I was like “lady, I don’t want aromatherapy, I want results.” After the facial, she admitted that most customers come in and leave disappointed that they don’t experience the whole “relaxation” element (it’s more of a “medispa” type of service than most people are used to) so that she was hesitant to do it to me, but she agreed that it was a great treatment for me. My skin absolutely glowed after and my pores felt so much tighter and cleaner. I’m currently looking for a Hudson Valley HydraFacial, so please send your recs my way!
4.) This self tanner. I have the Tarte one and the St. Tropez that everyone swears by. And I’ve taken my time by exfoliating and using the mitt and making sure my body was moisturized prior. I even put Vaseline on the superdry spots (Togetherish Mom pro tip) so I don’t get random dark patches. But I’m here to say, that stuff just isn’t worth the time commitment. You can achieve the same thing without all the prep by using this $5+ Jergens knockoff. I use the fair to medium right now since I’m ghost-white right now. It works and requires no prep. Why spend more?
5.) This mirror. Cute story: last year, one of my favorite bloggers posted a Mother’s Day giveaway for this mirror. To enter to win, you had to post in your feed and tag them- so I did, because it looked so amazing. But I didn’t win, so I took down the post because it was a little awkward and embarrassing-feeling in my feed. A few weeks later, a couple days after Mother’s Day, a bug box arrived addressed to Mike (which never happens). When he got home, he said “oh yeah, I forgot I had another gift for Mother’s Day for you.” It was the mirror! We’d never discussed it but I love that he’d seen my post and ordered it for me. It’s incredible how helpful this mirror is. I’m able to assess my skin and makeup in a completely different way. I always say, if your makeup looks halfway decent in this mirror, it looks flawless in real life!
Wishing everyone a happy (and dry) Passover and Easter!