This post is sponsored by Kathy Davis.
A few days ago I saw a picture of grilled chicken tossed with pasta and broccoli and tomatoes and topped with cilantro and bits of grated cheese styled on a plate that looked like summer with red and blue pattern and the tiniest of lemon wedges next to a glass of sweet tea.
It stopped me in my tracks.
I think I stared at the picture for ten minutes.
When was the last time I ate grilled chicken with cilantro?
When was the last time I put anything on a plate that looked like summer?
When was the last time I drank sweet tea from a glass that didn’t say Chick Fil-A on it?
When was the last time I treated myself?
Sometimes we all need a reminder to appreciate ourselves.
Sometimes we need to take a moment for ourselves snuggled in the middle of the living room with a book that may or may not have pictures or take a walk with a dog that wants to chase frisbees or plant hydrangea or draw a quote on a chalkboard or play music that makes us want to dance.
For 25 years, Kathy Davis has been creating beauty with her home products and stationary and beautiful bedding and reminding us all to love our homes and share joy and celebrate life’s moments big and small and to appreciate who we are and create a home where we can relax and be inspired.
And who am I to argue?
So I thought it might be fun to come up with four ways to treat myself this week that do not involve chocolate brownies.
1. Put on a song and sing out loud
A song can fill up a heart like nothing else. But to get the full effect of a song, you have to sing it. OUT LOUD. If you don’t know the lyrics, just hum along until you get to the part you know. The key to success is to sing like no one is listening.
For me that’s a good thing.
We aren’t an innkeeper’s wife any more.
2. Pick fresh flowers from your yard
If you don’t have flowers, pick up twigs and add them to a bouquet of flowers from the grocery store.
Then take a deep whiff.
Until your nose smells like summer.
3. Draw a quote on a chalkboard
Think of the most inspirational thing you can think of and draw it on a chalkboard.
If you don’t have a chalkboard, draw it on a piece of paper and color it in.
Add flowers and hearts and squiggles and doodles and then put it somewhere to inspire you.
4. Finish a project
Most of us have dozens of unfinished projects that seemed like really good ideas at the time, until we they are sitting in our upstairs closet gathering dust (self I’m talking to you).
Preferably the one that’s the farthest along and finish it.
And then be sure and tell your three closest friends what you did and how you made it and treated yourself and did something just for you appreciated yourself.
You might take the opportunity to mention you’re a rock star.
Because we both know it’s true. 🙂
And now, because I’m spending the week treating myself, I want to treat you.
Simply enter below to win a the cutest set of Kathy Davis bedding (like the one I just added to our upstairs bedroom).
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This post is sponsored by Kathy Davis. All opinions are completely my own.
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