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Rituals

I am a creature of habit.  I love routine and when I am wanting to change something about myself or my life I try to find simple ways to incorporate habits that will create the outcome I want.  I am certainly not perfect at this but have found it works.  I have several goals that I am working on that I need to be more disciplined on and include in my weekly routines; like meal planning and healthy family activities.  But we are getting there!

One of my favorite fun rituals are Sunday nights.  Now that I am working outside of the home more often I can understand how Sunday nights can almost be dreaded.  The end of the weekend is not usually something to look forward to.  One way I have found to make it more enjoyable is my Beauty Night.  On Sunday evenings I take a long bubble bath, use a facial mask and give myself a manicure.  We usually eat snacky food on Sundays for dinner as well so it all adds up to a relaxing night that I have come to look forward to.  I also try to save any magazines that I get during the week to be looked at and read on Sundays.

What are some of your favorite ways to start a habit and change your lifestyle?  What are some of your favorite rituals?  Any beauty secrets I should try?  I’d love to hear what you have to share!

Comments are welcome!

Egg Carton Swap

I love any excuse to get creative and I love to give gifts!  Why not join me in a swap where you get to do both?

 Each participant will email me at amusingprovincial@yahoo.com with the subject line reading:  Egg Carton Swap. Please do so as soon as possible but by March 10. I will then pair you up with 2 other participants and you will contact one another.   You will then briefly let each other know your interests and mailing addresses.  For instance I love anything farm related and I love neutral colors.  Then you will get to work crafting your egg carton.  There are lots of fun examples online like this one from The Other Side of Me.

Now is the fun part- you can dig through your stash of goodies and fill each egg carton space (please use a 6 egg carton I have even found these in the Easter candy section) with goodies in your friends favorite colors.  Also decorate the inside and outside of your carton and mail it by March 29 for a sweet Easter surprise.  I love to find fun vintage goodies for my recipients at antique stores or online at my favorite novelty store the Speckled Egg

Here are some of my favorite Pinterest examples.

http://pinterest.com/pin/114630752987585697/

http://pinterest.com/pin/114630752987585697/

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/277604764501361622/

http://pinterest.com/pin/277604764501361622/

 

http://paperpiecesofme.blogspot.com/2010/09/egg-carton-swap.html

http://paperpiecesofme.blogspot.com/2010/09/egg-carton-swap.html

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/390546598906156357/

http://pinterest.com/pin/390546598906156357/

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