This post is sponsored by 7 Charming Sisters. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized that you’ve let yourself go?
I hope not. But that’s exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago. I looked in the mirror and realized that I’d let ‘being mommy’ completely consume my life and I didn’t like what I saw. My hair in tangles, my skin blotchy, and clothes covered in spit up. Yuck.
Now don’t get me wrong, being Kai’s mommy is my favorite thing in the world and I’d gladly wear the same clothes and skip showers forever if that’s what it took to be a mommy. But grudge isn’t a requirement and I think Kai will love me just the same if I let him sit in his swing for a bit while I shower!
So I decided that it was time for a change just in time for Christmas. This Christmas was different than most because I spent most of the day alone with Kai while Brian worked. We snuggled in our jammies for a while and then I did something that I haven’t done since before Kai was born; I took a bubble bath.
Yep. On Christmas day, with festive music softly playing while Kai napped. I could have swept the floors (because they are a mess!) or prepped dinner (because I never have enough time to cook anymore), but I chose to give myself a break and let myself be pampered.
Why? Because I’m worth it.
A few days before Christmas I took my gift cards and bought myself 8 new shirts. Should I have spent that money on bills? Probably. If you’re a mommy then you know that giving birth is expensive but I spent the money on myself.
Why? Because I deserve to have nice things.
Then it was Christmas week. During ‘Christmas week’ we spend 3 days visiting Brian’s family members before driving to Cincy to spend 4 days with my family. Things can be a little crazy whenever all my family is together for the holidays, staying at my parents house.
But in the craziness I made sure that I got cleaned up every day while someone else entertained Kai. I wore my new clothes, did my makeup, and put on my jewelry.
Why? Because I shine on the inside and out.
Jewelry makes me feel put together and fancy. I love rings and a new one always puts a smile on my face. That’s why I decided to wear my new jewelry from 7 Charming Sisters all week long. I love 7 Charming Sisters because the company is made up of 7 distinct jewelry lines by friends who are as close as sisters. Similarly, my sisters and I all rock different fashion styles even though we are so much alike. 7 Charming Sisters creates fashionable jewelry at reasonable prices. They have something for everyone, no matter what your style is.
My favorite piece of jewelry from 7 Charming Sisters is the Team Captain Ring. This ring was designed for the mom who holds everything together and it serves as a reminder that I need to hold everything together as well as make time for myself. I love that this ring is small and doesn’t have any stones that stick out and poke my little one. I’ve been wearing it all the time.
I also love the Teach Us Your Ways Earrings because they are so classic. I usually don’t wear earrings this big but I feel like these really make a statement. They make me feel good about myself and that is what jewelry is suppose to do.
So each day, whether I am working or staying home with my little one, I will make time for myself. I will shower. I will wear clothes that make me feel good. I will add a little sparkle to my life with my jewelry.
Why? Because I am worth it.
Friends, you are worth it too. Life pulls us in many different ways and we get busy. Don’t lose yourself while you try to hold everything else together.
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