This morning my daughter said the sweetest thing to me on our morning walk to school, “mommy you are the best mommy in the whole world”! Right at the moment she said this I had just been thinking to my self “I’m a terrible mother”! I had been feeling guilty about screaming at her over arguing with me about not wearing a jacket to school! Why did I lose my cool for just a moment? The morning madness crept up on me and stress started to boil and we were going to be late. Where was my mantra? the tools I use in my daily life and what I write about to help women with their morning routines. Gone! forgotten in the hail of cereal, coffee, shoes, coats, lunches and emails! When I thought about it later I realized that it was my daughter who remembered what is the most important thing and nothing else really matters the LOVE! We beat ourselves up trying to be the perfect mother but in the morning and at the end of he day all the things we try to do to be great really do make a difference in the lives of our kids and they know more then anything how much they are loved. So if you slip like I did today don’t beat yourself up, your kids certainly won’t! YOU ARE THE BEST MOMMY IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND THEY JUST LOVE YOU! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
When will Spring bestow it’s splendor upon us? Who knows but in the mean time find out how to get half baked from the inside out while we wait!
If you live in the North part of the Untied States or in Canada you know exactly what I am talking about when I say we have been hit with a hard, long and freezing cold winter. I hear it from everyone,everyday “I can’t take another day of this stinking winter”. I was thinking the same thing early this morning as I was walking against a piercing cold wind but I suddenly stopped for a moment to take in the blazing sunshine. I closed my eyes and I imagined myself on a warm tropical beach and I turned the roaring sound of cars and horns into the relaxing sound of gentle waves. I know it sounds korney and maybe even a little weird but I tell you what after my quick vacation to the beach this morning it did two things, made me giggle at the thought of what I was doing and it put me in a good mood! To add to my imaginary Vacay I added a little Baked Fusion Soft Lights bronzer from Smashbox on my cheeks to give myself a nice warm and sunny glow! Creating the warm place you desire from the inside is all in your mind and why not look good while your at it!
I have worn bangs for years! And much to my hairstylist friends dismay I always cut them by myself, for who the heck has time to get to the salon every other week? Check out my video on ehow.com to see how I do it!
As we recently embarked upon a new year and we all set out to make our affirmations to do better this year, I too took some time to reflect and set some goals for myself or rather some affirmations. As I try everyday to do something that will help me achieve my goals sometimes in fact often times my crazy life in New York gets in the way with life’s duties of being a working mother have to come first. I find that when this happens I feel stressed and overcome with a feeling as if my goals just wont get achieved because of lack of time. Later that same day as I finally was able to sit down after a 10 hr day I pulled out my sketch pad and started drawing as it is a major stress reliever. The painting below is what came through! For me she is a simple beauty with with a powerful soul! She reminded me not to fret so much over time and just continue to do and feel the joy in doing what you love in the moment and not worry of the final outcome.
Your hair is a mess and nothing can be done in this dreadful god forsaken ice cold weather, right? WRONG! Beach spray is my all winter long go to product and I particularly love this one by Davines! Check out how to repair that snowstorm hair by watching one of my latest beauty videos on EHOW! http://www.ehow.com/video_12328480_use-beach-spray.html
Your inner halo, that spark of light that we all have inside us sometimes can become a bit dim and we need a little Halo pick me up! Nourishing that inner spark with meditation or yoga is an effective tool for keeping yourself in tune but it isn’t always practical when we have little time in our busy modern lives. Sometimes the easiest way to accentuate that lit from within look is to put on a little makeup, because when you look good you feel good! Liquid Halo foundation from Smashbox will help you do just that! This coveted super silky translucent foundation creates a luminous glow on the skin and will light you up in an instant!