This photo sums up my Sunday:
IT WAS GLORIOUS.Â We did absolutely nothing but hang out on the deck for houuuuurs.Â The Husband and I desperately needed a break; work has been wild for both of us.Â Doing nothing was exactly what we were craving.
The things about the above photo that make me smile:
My Husband mug – A gift to me from my mom for a Christmas a few years back â€“ I love drinking coffee of out Kristienâ€™s face!
Cucumber water â€“ more on that below
The doggie toenail clippers – it was toenail day for ALL my pets, which almost as much fun for me as it was for themâ€¦
My ratty but favorite sweatpants. I will never throw those things away, I swear.
The stereo, which was blasting Dave Matthews Band. We just bought tickets for this summerâ€™s show!
The chipped toenails â€“ I NEVER paint my toenails anymore because toenail polish removal is one of those beauty upkeep things that fell to the wayside once I had a child.Â Easier just to not put it on than remember to take it off promptly. I painted my nails a few weeks back when I was in Miami, and as I did it, I remarked, â€œThis will probably be on my toes until Juneâ€¦â€Â So true.
And â€“ of course â€“ my little sun hat sweetie. When I snapped that picture, I think he was dropping cucumber circles into his water.
So â€“ speaking of cucumber water.
Hereâ€™s another habit thatâ€™s fallen to the wayside since becoming a mom â€“ drinking water!Â A friend recently joked to me that she never thought she could forget to eat until she had a baby, and I feel the exact same way about hydrating.Â So important, yet so easy to forget about.Â So Iâ€™ve been making a real effort to drink more.
I have THREE tricks to ensure I drink water:
Spice it up with cucumbers (my fav), strawberries, and lemon.
Fill a big pitcher in the morning and make it my goal to finish the jug by the end of the day.
Drink a glass of water with every meal and an entire bottle while working out = thatâ€™s 4 glasses right there.
Do you struggle to remember to drink water, too?Â Whatâ€™s your secret weapon for ensuring you stay hydrated?Â I feel thirsty as I write this â€“ time to go get a drink!