You know that magical feeling when you’re on a little vaca or weekend getaway? Well lately Michael and I have been trying really hard to recreate that feeling even when we’re just at home doing our ordinary routine! It’s so easy to fall into a rut and disregard weekdays (looking at you, Monday) as special days. Over the years I’ve picked up a few habits to make every day feel glam & lovely. Keep scrolling 😉
For the longest time I only spritzed my favorite perfume on very special occasions. Who else is guilty of this? Chance by Chanel was my very first “sophisticated” perfume and I’ve been wearing it ever since. This was the perfume I wore on my wedding day! It has such beautiful memories associated with it that I can’t help but be happy whenever I wear it. I’ll wear it even when it’s just Shadow and I hanging out at the house.
2. Fresh flowers
Is there anything more charming than a vase full of fresh flowers?? (The answer is no). Seriously though if I have a vase of flowers in my home office or bedroom I can instantly feel my mood lift. They’re such an easy way to make your home feel polished. Bonus points if they have an amazing scent. These peonies ^^ smelled so good.
3. Pamper Your Skin
Putting on new body lotions always feels so therapeutic and super luxurious. There’s something about having glowing, dewy skin that makes me feel like I’m at a spa instead of just at home! My mom sent me the body scrub and oil (pictured above) and I’m obsessed! They smell so good and make me feel so pampered. If I’m going out in the sun, I put the oil on and it makes my skin look super tan and bronzed. I put it on after I’ve applied SPF though so I don’t get burned…
Y’all. The words that come out of our mouths are crazy powerful! There have been a few times when I’m wearing a brand new dress and my makeup is on point but my words are super negative and just plain ugly. The way we speak can transform our day (and honestly our lives). I’ve definitely fallen into the trap of speaking negatively about situations, circumstances, and people. Over the past few years I’ve consciously made an effort to season my words with grace and truth and it has made a radical transformation in my quality of life and just overall happiness (#AMEN).
Michael and I were so fortunate to get a lot of beautiful china and kitchen accessories as wedding gifts! These items are sooo gorgeous and it can be so tempting to just leave them in the display cabinet instead of using them. Even if it’s just the two of us we try to use our fancy cutting boards, wine glasses, and serving bowls. I’ll also try to wear my “special occasion” lipsticks, dresses, and outfits. I find if I don’t wear these for just normal events, they sit in the closet and never get worn!
I love sharing little snippets of life with you guys! What are your fav ways to make each day glam & lovely? I’m curious and would love to know in the comments.
Have the best Thursday 🙂