A little something for YOU

This is a slight different post than normal. Different, because it comes with an invitation and opportunity.

Are you ever dying for something just for you? A hobby or an interest that lets your mind float away from the dirty diapers and the dishes? I do. It seems like since becoming a mom, the urge is even stronger.

I crave activities that remind me of my femininity and encourage my own hygiene. Because lets just say, that since becoming a mom, I’m way more apt to run around the house in exercise shorts, t-shirt, and ponytail all day.

Recently I heard about Jamberry Nails. The vinyl, no chemical, easy application, cheap, 300 styles to choose from–nails. I’d been invited to multiple parties on Facebook, but just didn’t really pay attention. Then, I joined a party. They willingly gave me a FREE sample and It was enjoyable! I ended up winning a free pedicure and full manicure set. Awesome! But besides the free nails, It reminded me that I love getting dressed up and revitalizing myself.


The free sample I tried! A simple comparison between Jamberry and nail polish. It was amazing to me how after 2 weeks, my Jamberry nail look almost new.

So here’s the opportunity. If you would like to join my ONLINE Jamberry Party through Facebook, then click HERE. You can then ask for a free sample and they’ll send it to you right away. No pressure to buy, just simply an opportunity to try something new! Why not satisfy the curiosity?

Have you every tried Jamberry Nails? What is your favorite thing to do for YOU?

Happy Monday! To see my most recent, normal post “Motherhood doesn’t just happen,” click HERE.

Make it gleam

We put up our first Christmas tree this last week. I’m relishing in the joy of Christmas decorations and the pervading warmth that streams from the lights, the ornaments, the nativity, and the continuous Christmas tunes that waft throughout our house. Mmm, Christmas time just warms my heart.

Today I was gazing at our tree, as I often do during the day, and realized Christmas is what we make it. Life is what we make it.Make it gleam

Our Christmas tree is beautiful to me, because of the ornaments we hand-picked and thoughtfully placed. Our Christmas tree is dazzling because of the strands of beads we carefully strung around the tree. Our Christmas tree gleams because of the lights carefully arranged throughout the tree.

But without all our effort, our Christmas tree is just a tree. An ordinary tree that perhaps wouldn’t stand out in a crowd. It is what we did with the tree that makes it beautiful, dazzling, and gleaming with beauty.

My life may seem rather ordinary, and perhaps it is, but it’s what I’m doing each day that makes it gleam even more. The giggles I embrace, the prayers I say, the smiles I gift to others, the compliments I give my husband, the grace I extend to myself and others, all add a special gleam, a special dazzling effect to my life.

The more we invest and enjoy; the more willing we are to let our personality gleam and shine, the more our tree of life will gleam.

“Life is not always perfect, but it’s always what you make it. So make it count, make it memorable.”-Unknown

Life is what we make it, what we put into it. If life gives you a tree–decorate it–make it gleam.

How have you tried to make the most of your life? What is your favorite part of the Christmas season? Or how does Christmas revive you spiritually? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts!

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