It has been WAAAAAAY too long since I’ve been able to sit down and hang out with you all. So, in the mess of my life and own home, here I sit, Glory to God!
I have a friend that does Friday Faves (or whatever she calls it, prob something cooler, but this mind thinks very limited thoughts), anyways, I LOVE it, I usually learn about something I never knew about and who doesn’t like finding our about new things? So, I’m not trying to copy her, just sharing 2 awesome things that I discovered week and absolutely love! BUT before I tell you about them, let me give you a snapshot of this week…
Last weekend we were in NYC with our 4yr old. We had such a great time with our best friends, and Luciana really enjoyed it, but you guys, she didn’t sleep for 3 days. Like ZERO sleep! So, entering into this week- my kids have had zero naps the entire week (not bc I haven’t tried or threatened their lives), BFlo was in New Orleans the entire week, I was sick with some head cold thing (thx to 40 degrees in NYC and then 87 degrees in Texas), that monthly visitor just had to come too. Man, it’s been an UGLY week! Instead of cleaning my house up for the Spanish tutor that will be coming in a few short hours, I’m just gonna sit here and type for a few, with my band music on, hot dog parts all over the floor, chips on the floor, Ella’s clothes drenched sitting in my bathtub (it got quiet for a second and I found her just chilling in my tub with the water on, fully dressed), and instead of crying like I’ve done MANY times this week, I’m typing and telling myself that surely there’s at least one person out there that gets me.
Onto important things that will change your life! Like the BEST deodorant that has the cleanest ingredients and smells SO good that even my 4yr old couldn’t stop commenting how good I smelled. It’s called Native Deodorant and the scent that I LOVE is ‘Coconut & Vanilla’. The stuff works, has no bad ingredients. It’s not an antiperspirant, bc then that wouldn’t be natural, but it does prevent BO. And that’s the number 1 item of importance here. It is more expensive than regular deodorant, but in the scheme of things, $12 is not much. I did get 10% off with code “unknown10” that I found just by googling. If you’re looking for a natural deodorant with zero crap, this is it y’all!
Sooooo, yeah, something else I forgot to mention… 2wks ago I sprained my ankle REALLY bad while doing a boxing workout in my backyard. I wasn’t actually boxing when I did it, just jumping around in between doing running toe taps off the back of the patio while standing on a flat landscape rock, which my foot slid off of and into the gravel of our path to our fire pit and I went flying, literally. Luciana saw it all. I did think about not doing this before I did it (think long thing wrong- it’s true!) Her response “that was a really bad idea mommie, you have grass all over you, you’re dirty!” Thanks kid, that was encouraging. The pain was literally worse than having c-sections. I couldn’t look down, I just knew a bone would be sticking out! Thankfully it wasn’t. I caught my breath. And 2wks later, still trying to get the swelling to disappear completely. Guess what I discovered?! Frankincense oil!!! I only got it bc my friend mixed it into this potion we used on Ella’s Hand Foot Mouth sores and it worked. I mean, they gave it to Jesus, of course this stuff has to be awesome! So I just got it bc it was on sale at Sprouts, it was already mixed with a carrier oil (bc I’m lazy) and I just started googling what I could use it for in the car pool lane. Guess what it helps with? PAiN!!! I put that stuff all over my ankle bone, and the pain went away people!!! I mean, we are talking like instant miracle status of relief! Get this stuff right MEOW! It’s crazy amazing! I’m not partial to any particular brand, just whatever is on sale and Sprouts carries a lot of this brand so that’s what I tend to buy. but it WORKS! Like for real!
So, these are my favorite discoveries this week. There has been hope in the hellacious week and thank you GOD it’s Friday!!! Have a good weekend friends!