I’ve been meaning to tell you guys about this for a week or two now! I posted a picture on Instagram before Christmas of my Fresh Balsam candle burning, and said how I loved it, because it made it really feel like Christmastime. I tagged Bath and Body Works, and hash tagged them just because that’s what I always do. I got a private message from BBW telling me that if I give them my address, they would ship a little Holiday present to me. At first, I was like, is this a hoax? So I double checked their Instagram, and it really was legitimately them! So I gave it to them, and look what arrived at my door a couple of weeks later!!
They sent me a three-wick candle and a bottle of soap in Fresh Balsam!!! I’ve never gotten love for putting one of my favorite brands on blast on social media! See what happens when you give credit where credit is due!? Lesson to learn: Always use your hashtags and tag pictures. Another lesson (if you didn’t already know this): Bath and Body Works is AWESOME!!! Thanks again SO much you guys!! You really helped my #perfectChristmas become even more perfect with your sweet gift! Have you guys smelled Fresh Balsam?? Do you want to know what Christmas smells like? Smell it!
It really was the perfect gift!
I took this random picture of Ali that I just had to show you guys! How adorable does she look all bundled up!?
One reminder to any of you who have even had a thought about joining my Nerium team: 2015 is going to be a huge year as far as product launches! In April, there will be two new products released that will have the impact of a “rebirth” of our company. The sooner you get yourself in position, the more you will benefit from this launch. I am making money already that I never expected to make when I started being a brand partner! In fact, I really just did it to get my product for free, and make a little bit of money to go toward my other business expenses. It has, and will continue to, fully surpass my expectations! My goal is a Lexus by this summer!!
Here is another adorable one of Ali just because I can :-). You’d think Ali took over my laptop and hijacked my blog again!
I saw this look on Instagram today, and I’m totally obsessed with it! I have several colors in my collection that I could use to recreate this. It’s such a gorgeous spring and summer look!
When I got home from California, I spent a good 30 minutes just hugging and kissing and playing with Ali. (And taking Pelfies, as you can see.) She really is the best dog in the world!!
This shot was so random, but it turned out SO good!! I might actually frame it. OMG, print a picture? How do you do that? It’s been so long that I forgot!! Lol!
Last, but certainly not least, I finally got my FitBit to charge so I could start using it again! For some reason, out of the blue, my old charger just stopped charging. I had to get my extra one from Lisa so I could see if it was the FitBit or the charger. Thank goodness it was the charger. I also finally got it to sync to my new phone. That wasn’t working last week, either. Now I can start using it and my calorie log again. I think keeping track of my calorie intake will really help open my eyes to what I’ve been doing to myself lately. I know I missed something from today, but still, look at those numbers!!
1500 Calories in a day is really not that bad, but don’t forget that I can’t do cardio. I bet that with 30 minutes of faster paced strength training and super sets I could make up for those extra calories. I am also planning on cooking one day this week. I’m not going to say what I’m cooking, because it is a highly modified healthified recipe that I’m not sure is even going to work! I will definitely post a recipe for it if it does, though. It’s one of my favorite Italian dishes with a twist!
I came across this chart in my pictures today. I think it is SO interesting! I remembered the magnesium and chocolate connection, so I’ve been taking magnesium before bedtime (I know, I know, it probably sounds crazy. I am desperate for a solution though!!) Trust me, dark chocolate is a much better experience. Everything that they suggest to eat instead is so healthy, though! it definitely can’t hurt to incorporate more of those items into your diet! Just don’t forget that the key is moderation, and not to screw up your whole day just because of one mistake! You know the whole attitude of “screw it, I already ruined my healthy eating for the day, so I’m going to just eat the whole package of cookies and start good again tomorrow.” Don’t lie to yourself, you know you have!! I’ve learned that if I am truly living a healthy lifestyle, the day continues on healthy, and I don’t need to plan to restart tomorrow. It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet! Try doing this sometime. It really does help!
I’m not sure where I got this chart, but thanks a million to whoever made it! What a great resource!
Well, I hope you guys have an awesome rest of your week. I’ll be back soon with more fun and new stuff!