I give thanks every day for the internet and cell phones. I am so thankful that even while we are in quarantine, we can still feel connected through social media, phone calls, FaceTime, ZOOM, etc. Those who are under strict quarantine don’t have to feel so isolated and cut off from the world, and they can see and talk to their friends and loved ones. Today, I “needed” to get out of the house for just a little bit, so I hitched a ride with Joe as he went to the store to pick up a few supplies.
I didn’t even get out of the truck. Instead, I sat in the parking lot and did some people watching. It gave me a great reason to put on some makeup ( I hadn’t in a couple of days), and I felt soooo much better. It is funny what a little paint and powder will do for your psyche. I’ve been good about my skincare routines, but there are a few days when the makeup has gone by the wayside. I also added some sunless tanner since I will be showing my legs in a try-on session that will be this week. Just that tiny bit of color made me feel so much better! The CALM app is something that my daughter likes to listen to as she goes to sleep each night. If you have been doing something that makes you feel better, please share it with the rest of us. Have any of you wondered if you need to get dressed if you are going to stay at home? The answer is, yes! Like putting on makeup, this helps to make you feel better about yourself. It is a simple task that helps you to feel like you accomplished something. So much of this whole mess is out of our control, but this is something that we can control. Get up, make your bed, wash your face, get dressed and put on your makeup! That is an order. Lol!
I bet a lot of you remember seeing this top last week. This gorgeous blue terry lace-up hoodie was one of my QVC finds that I showed you in this post. I mentioned in that video that I thought this top would look great with jeans, so I decided to show you that I was correct. Can you see me patting myself on the back? Lol! I can’t wait to also wear this with a pair of white jeans or shorts because you know that it will look fabulous and so springy.
This top has that relaxed yet put-together vibe. I think that the large lace-up tie is what gives it this look. I love how the white pops off of the blue and how it brings your eye up to your face. A 3/4 sleeve is my preferred sleeve length because it is the most flattering. I am wearing a medium in this top, and it is still roomy and comfortable. This top is on clearance at 50% off, so don’t fool around and let your size sell out. Here is the link.
I am wearing a pair of Wit & Wisdom jeans that I recently purchased. I have fallen in love with this brand of jeans, and they fit and feel like a dream. They hug you so tightly, but they don’t feel tight if that is even possible. These are a jegging, so they are supposed to fit tighter than regular jeans. The website suggested to go down one size, so I am wearing a size 8 instead of my usual size 10. If you would rather your jeans not fit this tightly, then order your normal size, and you should be fine. I wore these jeans un-cuffed today (the inseam is 30″), but if you would like to see how they look cuffed, then check out this post. Here is the link to these jeans, and they are on sale for only $48.00.
I love these Sperry sneakers. Anything that is easy to slip on is my kind of shoe. My mother told me that she was worried about the shoes being white and not being able to keep them clean. There is a product called NeverWet that you can spray on your shoes, and it is supposed to prevent liquids from penetrating the material for 24 hours, and that includes mud. And, I am sure that almost all of you have used Scotchguard before, and I bet that product would also work to help keep your shoes whiter longer.
I ordered these sneakers once before, but the sizing was waaay off, so I had to send them back. I ended up ordering a 1/2 size smaller than I usually wear, and they fit perfectly now. These shoes will be great to wear all summer long, and they come in several other colors. Here is the link to the sneakers.
I would love to make a stressed-out, overworked health care worker’s day. I have an Active Hydration Body Replenish that I would love to surprise them with, so if you have a healthcare worker in your family, shout them out. That way, we can all cheer for them, and maybe they will be the lucky winner of this luxurious cream. I will be announcing the winner on tomorrow’s blog post, so be sure to enter your friend, daughter, cousin, neighbor, etc. by going to this post (here) and leaving a comment
I have to share a poem that my friend Dawn posted yesterday on Facebook:
Poem written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Meara: reprinted during 1919 Spanish Flu Pandemic. This is Timeless….
And people stayed at home
And read books
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.
Keep your mindset positive. We will get through this! If you know of someone who could use an extra prayer, send me a private message on FB, Instagram, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I’ll put them on my list. One more prayer couldn’t hurt!
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