January 4, 2021

Turning Your New Year's Resolutions Into plans

It is that time of year when people decide what they want to get done in the coming year and call these goals, resolutions. While New Years Resolutions can be fun to choose, they don’t often stick. But the reason they fail isn’t because you can’t achieve them, but because they are often not thought out and don’t have a plan. It's easy to get distracted when you don't know exactly what you need to do!

New years resolutions written on small papers

When you make a plan for your new years resolutions, you have a much higher chance of success. Lets say my new year resolution is to lose weight. While we all know what that means, it's easy to get distracted a few weeks in by such a vague goal. If I had a definite plan, I would have a better chance of sticking to it.

Now lets say my resolution is to lose weight, BUT I have planned to lose 15 lbs. in 6 months by going to the gym 3 times a week, eating a salad every day and having fruit instead of sweets for dessert 5 days out of the week. Now that's a plan with structure that will be easier to stick to!

December 30, 2020

Visiting Hollywood Studios during Covid.

 We went to Florida this year for a trip to Disney's theme parks and unfortunately, we were really disappointed. Covid and the resulting pandemic has changed a lot of things down in Florida, including pretty much every normal practice at all the Disney resort parks. Gone was fast pass and going to the park any day you want. In it's place was a flawed reservation system that is backed up for weeks...for certain parks.

Hollywood studios attraction, taken during Covid

You don't have to take it from me though, you can read the hundreds of bad reviews on the app! I mean, a lot of the things you'll experience are common in lots of public attractions now. Capacity limits, temp screenings, mask rules and hand sanitizer stations everywhere.

Unfortunately we didn't even get to go to the park we wanted to because of the flawed reservation system I mentioned earlier. I will explain the rest of our experience though.

October 11, 2020

Fragrant Jewels bath bomb review

I have been buying products from the Fragrant Jewels collection for several years now and figured it was time I wrote a review with my opinion of the bath bombs, wax tarts and candles. I actually have mixed reviews here, because some of my experiences were amazing and others kind of sucked!

Fragrant Jewels rings that were in bath bombs and candles.

It starts back in 2016 when I ordered a bath bomb & candle set from their Wicked collection along with the Warm & Cozy wax tart set. I've placed a few orders over the years and have tried their candles, bath bombs, mini bath bomb sets and wax melts. I will start by saying the scents are strong and have all been very nice and the rings are usually quite lovely.

Inside every bath bomb, candle, scrub or melt set comes a costume jewelry ring. You get a code with your ring and you enter it online to find out the value of your ring. All of my rings have been valued in the $10-$25 range. Supposedly you can get rings up to $10,000 value...though I've never personally seen anyone get them.

July 12, 2020

Do you need more self-care? Here are the signs...

Self care is one of those buzzwords that you hear a lot but it's not always clear exactly what it means. Let me decode it a bit. It's basically the art of knowing when to spend some extra time taking care of yourself. Unfortunately, if you don't enjoy it then it won't work. This can make it really difficult to find a self care routine and stick to it.

When you're not spending enough time on self care, it becomes self neglect. For a lot of people, it isn’t always easy to realize that they are experiencing the negative effects of self neglect. It can happen very easily to anyone when they have life elements like children, financial issues, feelings of inadequacy, or physical problems. 

The time and energy that these various obstacles take to handle in our daily lives can leech the energy of even the most resilient people. Fortunately, the mind and body have a way of alerting you to the fact that there’s some kind of deficiency. Here are some signs and symptoms to keep an eye on.