4th of July Manicure

Recently I’ve discovered that when my nails are painted, my legs are shaved, and I have a bit of makeup on, I feel like I have my shit together. So in an effort to feel more like a human and less like a messy stay at home mom/housewife, I’m going to try to keep up on these things.

It all started when I took a “Mommy Weekend” to my favorite little river town, a trip suggested by my incredible hubby. I rented a small apartment and for 2 days and nights I drank wine, ate whatever I wanted, went window shopping, sat by the river, watched movies, read, and relaxed. I also shaved my legs and painted my nails, and oh… I felt like a real lady! Not just a mom covered in someone else’s boogers who wears leggings and sometimes goes a couple of days without leaving the house. The wine and sleep helped, of course. But when looked in the mirror and saw real clothes, nice nails and smooth legs, I felt good about myself. Like I gave a damn about me. And I think that’s something worth putting in a little effort for on a regular basis.

So for the 4th of July, I decided to do something special, and I gave myself a festive manicure! Normally I would’ve wanted to do it, but brushed it off with the excuse that it would take too much time. It did take a bit of time, but when it was all done I loved it! Plus I got compliments all day, which was pretty awesome. All in all, totally worth the time, and I plan on doing something special for each holiday, and probably for some events too (like my  Little Dude’s first birthday party – stay tuned!). You’ll also be happy to know that I’ve been keeping up on my legs… Really great, especially since it’s summer and HOT, so I’ve been wearing lots of shorts. You’re welcome. 🙂


What do you do to make yourself feel great?


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