Live your best life. Experiences bring more happiness than material things. I’m always trying to do as much as I can as quickly as possible, so I can get on with my daily life – juggling kids, work and marriage, but let’s try to incorporate happy experiences to help live our best life.

1. JOY: Do things that bring Joy to you as a person. After traveling to Pebble Beach for a PGA golf tournament with our family. I asked myself — “How do I find more time to relax in my primary home”. So, after I returned from my trip – I rearranged some areas in my home with cute seating nooks and new magazines, to help try to slow down my pace for a 5 minute relaxation session.

This Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist was a gift from my mom that I use daily in the shower. I love it! The scent of the eucalyptus is my all time favorite to get the Day Spa feeling with just one spray.

2. MOTIVATION: Surround yourself with people that motivate you. Whether it’s work, friends or fitness… we all need a little boost in different areas in our life.

*Work: Have a weekly “work” session with a friend at a local coffee shop – to get motivated to get emails out, etc.

*Fitness: Do it with a friend, maybe a walk around the block with a friend every Monday?  Join an online fitness group – I love www.beachbody.com  –  email me if you are interested in joining Beach Body and I can help guide you. suzanne@signature23.com

3. CELEBRATE:  My hubs is all about “Celebrating Life”. He always says life is short let’s schedule a “Life Dinner”. Whether it’s inviting your family friends over or meeting up at a local restaurant – go celebrate life. Enjoy good food, conversation and laughing. Now hubs is sponsored by Tommy Bahama and their philosophy is about celebrating life. Cheers to life!

Hugs. Hope these tools help you smile more throughout the day.

 

 

1. Kids Bath Bombs – The Perfect Gift for Kids that is not a Toy

The kids love these bath bombs because it makes bath time something to look forward to, and I love them because it doesn’t add to our collection of toys. What I love about Sky Organics is that they put organic essential oils into their formula along with organic coconut oil. It’s moisturizing, which I love for the kids in the winter and the oils really help them relax which helps me get them to bed. Also, they have no artificial colors or scents, they are completely safe for kids! Bath Bombs $26.99

 

2. Mini Checkers- Get your Mini Checkers here

This is the perfect gift for your little gamer.  We love miniature games like this because they’re cute and easy to travel with- perfect to pull out when the kids are getting little bored on the plane. My son is 6 and loves playing checkers!

3. Inflatable reindeer antlers Get the Antlers.

Aren’t these hilarious?!  These antlers are so simple, but I know the kids will go crazy for it.  The great thing is about these is I can deflate them and put away for next year.

4.  Spirograph Playlet Buy the Spirograph

Another awesome activity that will fit in a stocking AND in your little ones carry on…so entertaining.  Comes with 6 different wheels and 2 pens!!

Hope you enjoy! Try to keep the holidays simple. Hugs.

 

Life is busy. . . Work, kids, travel, family, bills etc.

I work towards finding balance in my life every day – but some days are better than others. Prioritizing and focusing on what matters most helps keep a positive lookout.

Stay Centered – find time for yourself, prioritize family time and give thanks to what you’ve been blessed with.

Savor the little things that make you happy!

BALANCE: I work on finding balance in my life every day – but some days are better than others. One thing that helps me is prioritizing and focusing on what matters most – my family.

AT HOME – BE ENGAGED: When it comes to my kids, I try to make sure I’m present with as few distractions as possible during breakfast, dinnertime, and bedtime. As hard as it may be to put my devices down, during these times I try to not have my devices in sight.

DATE NIGHTS: It’s important to connect with your spouse. Keep date nights simple, but special. During most of our date nights, we find ourselves talking about our kids over dinner.

ROUTINES and RITUALS: Kids love predictability. Establishing routines with bath and bedtime etc. and prep your kids in advance if there will be some changes in the routine.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE: Being in Nature as a family may make every member of our crew happier. In the summer, take a cruise on a bike. In the winter, try to squeeze in outdoor activities.

1. Moisturize

I layer my moisturizers, which makes my complexion fresher. Especially after I’ve been on the road for weeks at a time.

First I smooth on a lighter daily lotion, then I follow with another layer of lotion or an SPF lotion, depending on the time of the year.

2. Sane Workouts

After having kids I used to think that I didn’t have time to do an hour long workout class. But now, I make sure to do a little something every day: a brisk walk for 10 minutes or a T25 Beachbody workout for 25 minutes at home. Then a few times a week, I do a longer workout.

My friends who exercise a little every day look the best by far. If you are interested in learning more about beach body workouts you can send me a separate note: suzanne@signature23.com

3. Coconut Oil

I buy a jar of it at the store and I add it to my daily body lotion. It makes my skin incredibly soft and smooth – and it’s cheap, so I don’t mind going through it fast.

Here is the one I use and love!

4. Smart Snacks

I try to eat fewer process foods, reduce carb intake and fuel my body with lots of fresh fruits and veggies. This a much easier in the summer time, when produce is in season and amazing!

To satisfy my carb craving I munch on Blue Diamond Almond Nut-thins crackers.

 

 

5. Love

Express your love to the ones you care most about! With your kids – find 10 minutes a day to be present with a few distractions as possible. Prioritize time with your spouse too.  Try to keep it simple and special.