March Favorites

Yesterday was the first day of spring! Where did the first 3 months of the year go?! It feels like such a whirlwind. My goal for March was to “Restart” and with 10 days left in the month I’m at a steady pace toward the month end finish line. When I know I have less than 2 weeks left in the month something comes over me. This innate urge to make things happen. It must be the procrastinator in me lol!

March has definitely been a restart, though. I’m starting to find a routine in the madness of owning a restaurant among other businesses, I’m starting to blog consistently again, I’m about to start my podcast up again. Personally, I dove back into my skincare routine, I try to look somewhat presentable at work and not like I just rolled out of bed (haha!), I’m on a food diet (I don’t really like to call it a diet) that fits with my work/life. I’m able to do the things I was able to do before all this crazy started to make its way into my life and I’m starting to find some peace in it.

Every week or so I bought myself a little something just to give myself a little boost in morale – whether it be a treat, a cocktail, a new face wash, just a  small gesture to myself that I’m working hard and to keep pushing forward. Today I’m going to share my March favorites that got me through the last month.

Speaking of skincare I decided to try an new product for my face cleanser and I went with Pacifica’s Coconut Milk Cleanser. I love the way it makes my skin feel soft and clean.

 

I’ve been using my planner to keep me sane lately. Not only is it a place to jot down notes or input pending meetings and events, it’s a place where I can be a little creative. Every Sunday I look forward to planning out the following week – how I’m going to design my weekly layout and what colors am I going to use. I love using Crayola’s Supertips for hand lettering and coloring. The markers are really inexpensive, they don’t run out of ink quickly, and they come in a ton of different colors!

 

The weather in LA has been so.freaking.dry. My skin has been dying of thirst! Especially working in the food industry, you have to wash your hands a lot and it’s made my hands extremely dry. I’ve been using the St. Ives Coconut and Orchid Lotion to keep my skin moisturized. This lotion is great, it absorbs into my skin quickly. I hate those lotions that feel like they’re just sitting on top of your skin. Plus, I love the scent! For those of you that need to keep your hands constantly moisturized like I do, I bought a little travel lotion bottle and keep that in my pocket or purse at all times.

 

Last but not least, my air fryer! If you didn’t notice from my last post  I love my air fryer! It has changed. my. food. game. If you don’t have one yet I highly recommend the one we have – the Philips HD9641Airfryer Digital Turbostar.

 

xoxo,

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Spring Cleaning Series – Maintenance Hacks

So, we’re all clean. House is looking good and the things that you’ve been keeping on your long term cleaning list are complete! Well now the goal is to maintain it right? That way come next spring it’s not going to be so hard (so much easier said than done, trust me I know). I’ve put together a few of my favorite cleaning hacks to help you keep your house clean.

  1. First and foremost, you can clean mostly anything with baking soda and vinegar. Keep that on hand at home at all times!
  2. Fill a microwavable bowl with water and lemon juice and heat it up in the microwave for 2-4 minutes. Carefully remove the bowl and wipe away all the stains.
  3. Fill a spray bottle with vodka and water. When you change your sheets or wash your couch covers spray the surface with your spray solution. Once the cushions are dry put your covers back on. This will help prevent odors and bed bugs!
  4. After you’ve cleaned your base boards and they’re dry run your dryer sheets over them a couple times. The dust will jump right off.
  5. Have a grease stain? Use some dish soap and baking soda on the stain and run it in the wash on the hottest setting the clothing will take.

Hope these help! Happy cleaning!

xoxo,

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Spring Cleaning Series – Natural Cleaning Recipes

One of the things I want to do is start to purge my house of harsh cleaning chemicals. I’ve created a list of recipes from floor cleaner to glass cleaner so I thought I’d share!

Floor cleaner:

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap
  • 1 gallon water

We have tile floors at home so this is great for tile or laminate flooring.

Glass cleaner:

  • 1/4 white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbs corn starch

We also have granite countertops in our kitchen so I use a few drops of dish soap and water on a microfiber towel. This is gentle and won’t eat away at the stone.

For stainless steel appliances it’s a 2-step process.

Step1 – Stainless Steel Cleaner:

  • 1 part white vinegar
  • 1 part water

Step 2 – Once your surface is clean and dry polish with olive oil.

Happy cleaning!

xoxo,

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