Finding Beauty and Awesomeness.

This post may be a little sappy, crazy or a little bit of both
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maybe  you’ll agree  😀

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I’ve always noticed the beauty in everything around me, but lately I seem to be paying more attention and appreciating more.  I am starting to appreciate my friends and family even more than I did before, finding joy in the glitter on the snow at night when the moon is full, the silence outside early in the morning….what’s going on?   😀

We’ve received a ton of snow this winter and everyone has just about had it including myself, it seems to snow everyday and when it’s not snowing its brutally cold.  I still find myself looking at snow drifts and the way the snow hangs off the trees and roofs.  Looking at the moon when I’m out with the dogs and seeing nothing but blue all around me…and I love it!!  I’m smiling more, even if I see a funny looking vegetable at the grocery store I find my self smiling.

I was out on Friday night and it was cold and blowy, I was driving the kids to the dance that’s held every month ..  The wind was so strong it was blowing the snow across the highway , swirling and jumping across the highway and in the headlights it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen, I mentioned it the girls sitting in that back seat, they all just kind of groaned and went back to chatting and listening to music..I even noticed how the wind was blowing flags on the lamp posts around  town!  And again mentioned it to the girls and was greeted with more groans 😀

The more I think about it its a little bit like the book The Book of Awesome finding the little simple things in life that make us happy like warm underwear out of the dryer .  😀

I’ll have to admit its beginning to drive me a little crazy, everywhere I look I find something to appreciate. 😀

The author of The Book of Awesome Neil Pasricha says this:  “It’s easy to forget the things that make us smile.  With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it’s tempting to feel that world is falling apart.  But awesome thins are all around us – sometimes we just need someone to point them out.”  he goes on to say “it seems like maybe these tiny little moments make an awesome difference in many of our rushed, jam-packed lives.  Maybe we all love snow days, peeling an orange in one shot, and popping bubble wrap.”

I think Neil and I must have had similar mothers 😀

I do have my mother to thank for this, growing up she’d always say oh look at this, look at that, look how the waves are coming up on shore, look up close at the dew on the grass blah blah blah 😀  When I was younger I’d say things like “yes mum, that flower is pretty” ” yes I see how pretty the moon is” and on and on, she was and still is forever taking photos, when we are camping or going for walks, out for dinner there is my mum, oh stop right there, oh that’s beautiful, I’ve got to take a picture.  😀

Mum finds beauty and awesomeness in everything too, she even sees the beauty in a sushi roll 😀

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I now have a much greater appreciation for everything around me.  To see the beauty and the awesomeness in the little things.

Thank you Mum for showing me how to see the beauty in everyday things and people it is the best gift you’ve ever given me.

xoxoxo

Liberating

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I did something last night to Daughter #1’s horror that I don’t think she’ll ever be able to erase from her mind.

I went outside in my undies!!!

Oh the horror!!!!!

It was so hot in my house last night (85 degrees to be exact) that I stripped down to my skivvies and marched straight outside!!

“Muuuummmmm!!!! That’s gross.”  (a bit harsh….I don’t think I look that bad ) 😀

I said “Well it’s not like I’m sitting on the front steps of the house in my mentionables eating watermelon for all the world to see!!!”

I was in my very semi secluded backyard at 9 pm.  😀

There was something so liberating about it, I felt like as though I was breaking the law and getting away with it, or like when I was little ,swiping little bits of icing off a freshly iced cake that I wasn’t supposed to touch… while no one was looking…and fixing it up as though I was never there 😀

So lock your doors and close the blinds,

Mamas goin out again tonight!!!

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Painfully beautiful

Today I read an article about Anti aging secrets and this one just blew me away its called skin needling!!!

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Skin needling has been used for years by medical professionals but it becoming more and more popular for at home skin care.

Skin needling rollers have about 200 very fine needles of surgical quality.

In this so called painless procedure, you roll this needle-covered device over your face to  create tiny pricks in your skin, producing a healing response similar to what happens after you cut yourself.

It is supposed to help with

Wrinkles
Loose skin
Skin Aging
Striae
Cellulite
Hyperpigmentation
Scars

Needling does not cause permanent damage like chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser treatment.

It can induce skin’s collagen-building process and improve the absorption of anti aging ingredients applied after treatment.

You can buy one of these devices for around 200 bucks.  I don’t think soo….you know how much wine a girl could buy with 200 bucks?? 🙂

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I know I’m only just 44 , I do see signs of aging, I still only cleanse my skin with grapeseed oil and moisturize with Emu oil and use goatsmilk soap and think I’ll continue with that for now, my skin is starting to wrinkle and is getting a little saggier gosh that sounds gross but today I’d rather grow old gracefully than painfully. 🙂  After all I think I’ve earned every wrinkle, stretch mark, and sag and am kinda proud of em 🙂