This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Real Simple® and InStyle®. The opinions and text are all mine.
A lot of people think I cook constantly. The truth is I spend just as much time cleaning. Of course I blog too and answer to Watson’s every beck and call. I do these things because I love them. Well, the cleaning part I do because I like cleanliness, not because I get some kind of sick pleasure from the smell of ammonia.
Between the things that have to get done every day and the time I spend with my husband when he comes home there are a few fleeting but precious moments of “me time.” I have to use this time wisely, because “me time” can be wasted. I could stream something on TV and space out and then the moment is gone. Worse, I could sift through endless options never finding what I want. No thank you. I prefer the low tech way to unwind and recharge. I turn off all the electronics and sit in my comfy sofa a recent issue of InStyle, or Real Simple.
While I was doing my shopping at Safeway, I decided to pick up the newest Real Simple and Instyle issue. They were easy to find at the checkout.
One DIY I have found to give me relaxation is making succulent planters. They take only a few minutes to put together
All you need are small containers (I even use antique tea cups), potting soil, and succulents.
Add small amount of soil into the container then add the plant and you are done. I love succulents because they are pretty and you need to only water them every 10 days or so.
There is something special about flipping through a magazine and gleaning nuggets of advice and tips about style and beauty. I like the interviews because they feel personal and not trashy. I like the way everything is packaged in one of these magazines because I don’t get information overload or get lost in a sea of links.
My favorite thing about taking a break from the monitor and housework for my “me time” is that I get a chance to pause and take in new inspiration for the day or the week or the month. The things I read are like food, they nourish me and give me energy to tackle the rest of the day. I love these magazines because they are comprehensive lifestyle guides that challenge and educate me on topics I’m drawn to, so that When I put it down, I am more informed than I was before and I have new tools and ideas for bringing more creativity into my work and home.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE®, Real Simple®, InStyle®, CookingLight® and Sunset®. The opinions and text are all mine.