Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Favorites

After seeing this post from my friend AND noticing that it's time to delete this very empty board on Pinterest, I bring you my Friday favorites:

1) BBW Aromatherapy Lemon Zest Body Wash
Once upon a time, I was a teacher.  And in order to make sure I could have a little play money left over after bills, I worked at Bath & Body Works.  (Side note: I soon realized I might as well work there for free.  Sales + employee discount = lots of fun & no play money for Laura)

Anyways, there are a few items I discovered that I will always have stocked up in my house.  This is one of them.  Honestly, anything from the BBW Aromatherapy line is worth the purchase (wait for their semi-annual sale or a coupon for a real steal!).  This is a new scent that came out recently that I am in love with.

Here's why: 
A) You don't get out of the shower smelling like Pledge.
B) Your bathroom and room don't smell like Pledge.
C) You actually feel energized when you're done with your shower!

**I'm not hating on Pledge...I just don't want to smell like it.  After seeing this commercial, I'm realizing how amazing that stuff is**

Other honorable mentions: Eucalyptus Spearmint (great for men & women) & Black Currant Vanilla.

2) Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Tins

These candles are ridiculously amazing.  Just to show you how much I am obsessed love these candles, here's a little story.  I was given a $100 gift certificate to Anthropologie a few months ago.  Naturally with each visit, I could not find a thing to wear that I wanted to buy--and I tried a TON of stuff on too.  So, I resorted to doing what any person would do in my situation...and I bought candles.

Eighty. Nine. Dollars worth of candles.

[Don't judge...]

They're that fabulous.  Simply.  Fabulous.

Honorable mentions: Goji Tarocco Orange and Crisp Champagne. TRY THEM!!!!

3) Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Surface Wipes

I don't love cleaning my bathroom.  I clean it, of course, but it's not my all.  In between cleanings, however, I use these.  They clean just as well as any Lysol product (without all the chemicals of course) AND they smell amazing!!

That's it for now!!  Stay tuned each week to see what I find next!

**Completely aware that this may evolve into a bi-monthly or monthly post, but here's to ambition!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Inspiration for the Day

   If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.   ~Anne Bradstreet

 **In case you're wondering, there isn't some artistic/emotional connection to the picture & quote.  Just liked them both =)

Hope you're having a great start to your week!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keeping Calm & Carrying On

Some days, that's all you can do, right?

Life has been relatively calm since I finished working on my last show.  Curious??  It's been a month of catching up on dentist/doctor appointments, un-pinned interests, having a social nothing terribly exciting.  Of course, there was the amazing weekend at Disney World w/ Jay & his family AND a week helping out my sister-in-law with their newest addition, so all in all, it's been a good month. 

Granted, even after wearing myself down for ten days straight, I didn't think a stuffy nose from a 2yr old would wreak havoc on me...but it did.  And here I am.  Five days later (yes, in my pajamas) and still not fully recovered. 


There were a few anxious weeks as I juggled the decision to move on to another show or spend the next few months (or more) searching for a completely new job in a new field.  After some careful consideration, I decided that another travel coordinating gig wouldn't be that painful...especially considering it's with this guy.  I don't know much about the movie other than that it's a period piece (yippee!!), but you can check out any updates here as we move along.

So, in a few weeks, I'll be back to work.  In the meantime, hoping to knock out some of this list, but we'll see =) 

One day at a time, Laura.  One day...

Btw, if you're curious where "Keep Calm & Carry On" came from, here's your history lesson for today.