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We all have those days that just feel like the world is against you. Where nothing has gone right, you’ve been treated like dirt, or you’ve made mistake after mistake and just frustrated yourself to tears. These times can be the worst and can make you feel like it has set you up for a few miserable days (or years) to come.

But, it doesn’t have to. There are some really great techniques that you can do that can wipe the slate clean and make tomorrow a new day.

Chamomile Lavender Bath Soak

Vent

Whether you come home to someone, or you call them, get someone you love on the phone and just rant about the whole situation. You will get angry, and probably cry as you relive the day from hell, but the physical act of retelling the story rather than keeping it bottled up, and having someone on your side really does help to relieve some of the day’s tension. If you’re with your ventee, then go for a cuddle – as simple as it seems a cuddle can reduce your stress levels enormously. And if you need to cry then let it out and ugly cry – you’ll feel so much better once you’re done.

Distract

Now it’s time to stop thinking about it. Pick up your favorite book, turn on your current binge-worthy program, or lose yourself in the pages of the latest vogue. Whatever you love to do in your spare time, even if it’s something high-intensity like going for a run or doing an hour of yoga, then do it. Get involved and engross yourself in something that has nothing to do with the day you’ve just had. By getting out of your head for an hour, you allow your emotions to settle down, which will calm the adrenaline the anger and crying will have brought on.

Relax

Run a bath, or turn on the shower if you prefer, make it nice and hot and add the personal touch of your favorite bubble bath or salts. Stick on a chilled out playlist and soak your troubles away. Aromatherapy is seriously at play here, the scents and warm air relax the mind as the hot water relaxes those tight muscles. If you have been crying, place a warm, damp washcloth over your eyes to really freshen up the tightness around your eyes – it will help to reduce the redness too.

Sleep

Now is the best bit – climb into bed and sleep. Set your alarms and put your phone down – don’t check Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest, just put the screen down. Staring at a screen before you go to bed distracts the mind and tricks your eyes into thinking it’s time to work. So while you’re in such a relaxed state, just turn it off and slip into a nice deep slumber, and tomorrow really will feel like a new day.

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Happy Friday! Our CFO is retiring next week so I’ll be busy all afternoon helping to set up his Margaritaville sendoff. Tomorrow, Sarah and I are shooting (Yay! Outfit posts coming!) then heading to Chaplin’s. Sunday, Kendall and I are going to church where we would like to be married and then to Baltimore we go for Simple Plan! I love going to concerts with my (now) fiance! PLUS we have some great news- we settled on a reception venue so things are really getting rolling for our wedding next year!

Engaged bride-to-be gift box

This video from Upworthy actually gave me chills- totally made me rethink the phrase “special needs.”

I am so proud of Kaylin Yost! She was a year below my sister in elementary school and her brother Alex was in my class. She’s overcome great obstacles to be a fantastic pro golfer!

Speaking of incredible female athletes, Allure‘s video of Alicia Napoleon takes a hard look at beauty standards for women and women in sports.

I am such a DC girl, but if I was a state who walked into a bar, I’d be a Maryland through and through. via The Federalist Papers

I love lavender + lemonade. I also have anxiety. This lavender lemonade sounds like it might be perfect for me!

I’m tardy to the party sharing this because I didn’t do a TGIF last week but how stunning are Dani + Jen in the new line from Blake Porter Studio?

Have a great weekend!

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Happy Friday, y’all! I hope you stayed cool and dry this week with the hundred degree temps + flash floods. #yuck. Plans this weekend include my movie night at Crumbs & Whiskers and a Bubbles & Bloggers brunch organized by the lovely Dani!

Remember a couple years ago when Mac had a Barbie line? At the time the was more than I wanted to spend, so forget about now that it’s collectors’ item status. But Barbie girls rejoice! Walgreens has a mini-collection with items under $10!

I am so stoked about my upcoming road trip! I have always wanted to go to Savannah so Kendall and I are stopping there on our way back from Alabama/ Mississippi. I’d love to check out the 7 wonders, but if anyone has any Savannah travel tips I’d love to know!

OK- so I’ve been slowly turning on my friends to lavender lattes, but how do you you feel about lavender toothpaste? Or jasmine toothpaste for that matter?

For whatever reason, the flooding in Lousiana is not getting the attention that Katrina did. When Katrina hit, I was going to a school that was very heavily philanthropy based. We sent trucks of supplies and donations to Louisiana and it was great to tangibly work on that. Not having the base of St. Andrew’s at my disposal, I did a quick search about what I could do for the flood relief. I found this great list of ways you can help here, and I encourage you to share.

Have an amazing weekend!

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