With Mother's Day coming up, it's time to get creative and not just gift mum the standard flowers and card on her special day! Here's 5 ideas for things you can do with your mum - one of them or all of them - to spend quality time with her instead!
1. Breakfast in Bed with Breakfast at Tiffany's
Set your alarm and high tail it over to your mum's place to prepare her breakfast in bed (with all the tea and trimmings), cosy up next to her and pop on the Audrey classic film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Of course, I'm sure a little blue box wouldn't go astray either, but box or not, I'm sure this is one many mum's will love!
2. Walk & Talks in Nature
3. Lunch in a New Location
We can be sticklers for routine, and for a lot of us, especially when that involves food. Pick up your mum and go for a drive this Mother's Day in search of a new lunchtime menu to try together. Maybe you'll venture to another town, maybe you'll brave a lunchtime cooking class! Who know's...but make it a gastronomical change by having an adventurous attitude.
4. Afternoon At-Home Pamper
5. Kick Her Out of the Kitchen!
Whether you've spent the day doing 1-4 with mum or you're starting here, this is one she is sure to adore! Kick her out of the kitchen and come prepared to cook her up a storm...well, a delicious meal made with love! The online ordering meals kits can help make this a cinch if you're not a master-chef by any means, or if you're feeling confident, try your hand at her favourite dish. Set the table with care and attention and sit down to enjoy the meal together, talking about the peaks of your day - maybe like old times, or maybe like never before! There's no time like the present to start a new tradition. And of course, the rules state that you are most definitely cleaning up afterwards.
Got a great Mother's Day idea? What's about if you are not nearby?
Drop your suggestions in the comments below.
And big love to all mothers, soon to be mums, mother figures and mums in memory.
INVEST IN A GOOD HAIRDRESSER
It seems so obvious, but it can be an easy to make the hairdresser a non-priority when you're busy and just throw your hair in a topknot and handle it...for six months straight! Visiting professional hair salons that offer a wide range of hair care services and offer a complete style cut and blow dry are worth finding. Always look for trained stylists and colourists who listen to your needs and are be able to give you expert advice that can be adapted to your exact type of hair, face shape, features, style and lifestyle.
Good hair days make me feel like I can rule the world.
SLEEP ON SATIN PILLOWS
Did you know that your hair can end up quite badly damaged after you’ve had a good night’s sleep? It’s true, and it’s all because of the pillows or fabrics that you sleep on. Hair can easily snag on cotton pillows, so it’s a good idea to switch to satin or silk. The fibers in satin are very smooth and will let your hair glide over, so there is less chance of the strands breaking throughout the night. It's also a great way to keep a style held in place longer - whether that be straightened hair, curled hair, or an up-do from the night before you want to get another day's wear out of. And, they're also great anti-ageing for your face and neck!
ADD A HAIR MASK TO YOUR ROUTINE
Need some extra moisture and shine in your hair? Add a hair mask or treatment to your weekly routine and protect, strengthen and revitalize. There's plenty on the market for every need including cleaner, safer, cruelty free hair treatment options as well. Really brittle hair could also benefit from the easy at home solution of some coconut oil rubbed into the ends. A tiny bit can act as a serum to add shine throughout the day or lather and leave in for a deep condition you can wash out silky and smooth tresses on a budget.
USE A QUICK-DRYING TOWEL
Generally speaking, letting hair dry naturally as often as possible is best for your hair, as too much heat can do the damage that all the above tips are trying to avoid. However, if you want to cut down using a hair dryer and cut down your styling time all in one go, try using a quick-drying towel. It will speed up your hair drying, and you can then start styling it in no time at all. A heat protector spray is also a must add to your routine if you're using lots of heat styling tools.
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Gone are the days of essentials oils only being found in massage parlours and gathering dust in the back of a crystal shop - these babies are rocking social media everywhere and for good reason. Here's a few simple ways to use essential oils in your every day:
ON YOUR PULSE POINTS
Whether it's a 6am wake up dot to the temple with pure peppermint, an afternoon lemon zest pick me up dab in the elbow, or a lavender dot on the wrist before bedtime to wind down and relax, essential oils have become part of my day as much as skincare. Aromatherapy works best on the pulse points of the inside of your wrist, on your neck and chest, inner elbow, bend of the knee and ankles. When using pure and highly concentrated essential oils like this, less is more, especially around the face. It's about transporting your senses to a place of well being and vitality and, with these, everyone around you will feel it too. Good Karma.
IN A DIFFUSER
AS AN ODOUR REMOVER
I was mortified to find my cutest, comfiest flatties are also the smelliest!! So in a clean spray bottle I dropped 10 drops of anti-viral lemon essential oil, and 5 drops of anti-bacterial peppermint essential oil, a few cupfuls of white vinegar and the rest water and sprayed the inside of my shoes to blast the bad odours. It works wonders and I'm particularly stoked to not use those nasty powders that make shoes slippy and blistery. Happy Camper.
FOR A RELAXING BATH
When was the last time you really gave yourself a good pampering? Here's my new favourite go-to bath bliss: First, as the bath is filling, dry brush your entire body in upwards circular motions towards your heart. Then, with a few drops of your calming oil of choice (I use lavender or the Harmony blend) massage into your skin all over, minus the face. Toss a scoop or two of the Rescue & Renew Detox Soak (with impurity removing and radiance boosting properties)into the water and sink in with a guided meditation by candlelight. Finish with the Detox Wash in the shower and lather in a skin firming body oil once dry. You Will LOVE the Skin Your In.
AS AN AFTERNOON PICK ME UP
Get thee an essential oil or two in your lunchbox or work desk draw and whip off the top come 3 o'clock - I guarantee there'll be such a pep in the room people will come from miles - at least, that's what happens to me! Feeling sleepy? Dab some peppermint on your temple. Sore neck from cramping over the computer? Massage some lavender into the area. Not only will you smell amazing but your senses will be invigorated and enlivened. Keeping it close by will mean you'll remember to use it because - I don't know about you - but any chance I get to insert some peace and self-care into my day, I'm making a conscious habit of remembering. 3pm Never Felt So Good!
What's your favourite use for essential oils?
Let us know your best tips in the comments below.
And enjoy exploring them and making them a
permanent part of your day-to-day routine.
*This post first appeared on samanthaclark,com.au
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