A few months ago I started a practice of sharing with you all what I am grateful for at the end of each month. I began this in hopes that we could together recognize the beautiful moments in our lives, small though they may be, that light a fire under us and make us feel safe, loved and appreciated. I very much plan to get back to that practice in July however I’m having a challenging time with it in June. In interest of being true to myself and as transparent as I can be I’m going to share with you why.
I took the saying “it’s all in the details” quite literally when it came to creating my new workspace. I was meticulous (possibly overly so) about everything from finishes to what is holding the inspirational images on my DIY bulletin board in place.
While classic silver thumbtacks offer a traditional and polished look, I wanted to take my bulletin board one step further. Fueled my desire to find beauty in even the smallest of details, I was inspired to create this unique gemstone push pin DIY.
Let’s talk about the oh so pleasant topic of hair loss, shall we? It’s one that, as women, we don’t give a lot of thought to unless we are personally dealing with it. We see men losing their hair as they age but don’t expect to encounter that particular side effect ourselves as the decades pass. The truth is, women can deal with excess hair loss and thinning throughout their lifetimes just as men can. Hormonal imbalances, emotional stress, medications, and even certain hair products can trigger and contribute to loss.
I have spoken in the past about my ongoing experience getting my body back on track following a hormonal imbalance. After trying to heal my body on my own I finally accepted medical help and was prescribed hormones that have greatly helped get me back to “normal”. Prior to starting on the hormones I’m on I did A LOT of research and encountered some glowing reviews and some less positive ones. Those less positive spoke frequently of weight gain and hair loss. The weight gain didn’t concern me but the hair loss did and almost kept me from starting the course of hormones.
You see, I have always had very fine hair. I have quite a bit of hair but each individual strand is finer than average, generally resulting in an overall limp look. The thought of losing any of these precious hairs was not something I was keen on. Ultimately the benefits outweighed the possible side effects and I began taking hormones, but let me tell you…I was watching my hair growth obsessively and ready to stop the medication if I saw even the slightest increase in daily hair loss.
Just a month after going on my new medication, an opportunity presented itself to test Reviv Serums new RevivHair Stimulating Serum, a product designed to boost the appearance of hair density, thickness, fullness, strength, and overall health. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity. After all, a helping hand never hurt anybody and there were even some claims that the product could increase hair growth. Sign me up!
With the 4th of July a little less than two weeks away, those of us in the United States have barbecues, fireworks and red, white and blue on the mind. While the extra day off work for the national holiday is great, the best part of the historical day is coming together with family and friends and dedicating an entire day to pure celebration, fun and food. If you are looking for a refreshing alternative to the gallons of beer consumed each Independence Day, I have you covered with this quick and easy 4th of July cocktail.
My new workspace is coming right along and I am finding that I am much more productive when working at it than I was when working at the couch. No surprise there! I have gone on a certifiable blogging frenzy and could not be more happy about it.
When I shared my workspace inspiration a couple of weeks ago I expressed my desire to create a streamlined space full of muted colors and toned down metallics. The simple DIY bulletin board project I’m sharing with you today has definitely gotten me part of the way towards my goal and has completely transformed my little desk into a cheery spot full of inspiration.