January seemed to start off at such a great pace, despite our super random snow day, but towards the end of the month things really started to get going. I launched my Etsy shop, made my first 2 Etsy sales, hosted Michael's siblings for a wonderful 21st birthday party bash, and executed a few events. February is looking fairly similar to how January flowed - a nice leisurely start that rolls into a very busy March. I'm planning to hunker down and tackle a lot of back end items so that when March arrives I don't lose my mind.
How do you handle prepping for a busy season?
Last year I wrote a review about how much I loved these soy, essential oil scented candles from Element Candles. (A local to Charleston candle company.) Since that review I have burned through many of these candles as I've enjoyed their scents around my home, and have gotten my friends addicted to the scent of them, as well. A few months ago their packaging changed (still sleek and chic like before!), and I knew I needed to test them out and see if anything else had changed as well.
I love my pets, and I've always been more than happy to apply the term fur mama to myself. Max and Khaleesi are like my children, and I am so thankful for the joy they bring in to Michael's and my home. (Even though they can both be a little too full of personality some days.)
When Michael and I adopted Khaleesi I originally had dreams of doing "birth announcement" type photos with our brand new puppy. But then we saw her and I realized she was a little too big to capture the photos we'd envisioned - she was also a little too timid those first few weeks, and we were focused on making her feel safe in her new environment. So, I moved my photo aspirations on to our next pet and started dreaming up first birthday cake smash photos for Khaleesi. (I'm not kidding when I say they're like my kids.)
Taking Christmas photos every year with our tripod and a self timer (or camera remote) has been one of my favorite traditions. We have photos from our first married Christmas all the way through to this past year, and it's fun to see how much we've changed yet stayed the same. Adding Khaleesi to the crew this year definitely upped the challenge level of getting a good photo of all of us...we settled for a realistic one.
For the longest time I wasn't a big fan of using bar soaps - liquid soaps were always my preference. This was mostly because the bar soaps I'd used in the past have always left a mess of soap mush wherever the rest, and they always left my skin feeling stripped of moisture.
This was before I dug in and learned a lot more about artisan soap companies and what goes in to their soaps. As much as I dye my hair, I do try to limit the amount of chemicals I use, particularly with my skincare. After learning more about artisan soaps, I decided to buy some bar soap containers and give them a try.
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