it’s time for what worked in march! march is typically my busiest month at work, so i’ve felt stressed and pulled verrrrrry thin: it didn’t always feel like a lot was working. but over the last week i’ve caught my breath and remember that yes, there are lots of things that are working for us around here.
+ snapbibs. let me tell you– i just hate bibs. they are horrible and crusty and never as clean as i want them to be. we recently ordered some cute girlie bibs for london, which turned out to be darling but a totally terrible product. she gave them a loving chomp (as babies do) and within a few days, they looked worn and damaged. then i discovered snapbibs on instagram… and this is the bib we’ve been looking for. london looks so cute with it on, and it’s durable! i can see these being a great go-to baby shower gift. i’m already picking out which colors i want next (for her! right?).
+ coffitivity. i love working at a coffee shop. i love the smell, the energy, and the social pressure to stay focused on my work. because i have two kids at home now, i don’t always get to escape to my local starbucks or coffee bean the way i used to. the coffitivity app or website helps make up for some of that. i can get the ambient noise going, and it really does help me to focus.
+ daffodils from trader joe’s. honestly, you can’t spend a better $1.29.
+ shampoo only. we could just call these next two tips “the lazy gal’s guide to beauty.” by this point you know that i am all about cutting out excess. and guess what? one morning i was so tired that i forgot to put conditioner in my hair and i ended up with a fantastic hair day! what the what?? i’ve now gone over two weeks without conditioner and i can only say good things about it. my showers are shorter, and because i’m using less product , i can go longer between washes. now, i have no idea if this will work for your hair, but isn’t it worth trying?
+ apple cider vinegar. i’ve been having wacky postpartum skin. think dry, fine lines, and the occasional breakout. i’ve been using apple cider vinegar on my breakouts with surprisingly good results! i keep a baby food container of acv in the bathroom, and when i feel a breakout coming on, i use a q-tip to apply a little to my face. it stings, but that’s how we know it’s working, right? (i could probably even use acv in place of conditioner! #lazygalbeauty)
+ do you ever do serious spring cleaning? for some reason, i’ve had the itch to spring clean this year. i’ve followediheartorganizing’s daily plan. i didn’t take on a project every day, of course, so there’s plenty to keep going with in april. there were some projects that i originally scoffed at, but later realized how desperately my home needed them! (cleaning the fronts of the kitchen cupboards! wow!)
want more things that work?