OK, raise your hand if you get eaten alive by bugs. My hand is way up! I cannot tell you how annoying it is to be the magnet of a group for mosquitoes and more.
I don’t mind spraying myself with bug spray if I am going camping or hiking, but if I am eating al fresco or going to an outdoor event, I don’t want to be smelly and sticky! Yuck! So, while I love using my bug repellant bracelets for hiking and camping, I want to use something more discreet for a party, patio dining, and the like.
So, when I spotted this Citronelle summer body spray from Diptyque, I was thrilled! It is a non-sticky, perfume-like bug spray! Love that! I can apply it just like I would any EDT or EDP and it works like a charm. I feel like this summer body spray works even better than just putting a candle on the table.
Speaking of candles, Diptyque makes a Citronelle candle too! Love it! Of course, it has the sweet smell of citronella but it looks quite chic in comparison to the typical bug repelling candle. It really does work too. Yay!
In case you are wondering what the summer body spray smells like, well, it smells like a floral citronella candle. It smells a thousand times better than bug spray, in my opinion. That being said, people will guess what you are wearing; not in a bad way. It does smell good! After all, it is Diptyque!
I will rate Diptyque Citronelle summer body spray five out of five stars! Love!
Can you believe schools have been closed for a month already? Time flies! With three kids at home, I have to get creative in order to ensure they are doing their required P.E. time everyday for school.
My kids are required to combine strength, stretching, and cardio, into a thirty-minute workout, five days per week. They have to keep a log of what they do for exercise, and then turn it in to their P.E. teachers every Friday. If they aren’t logging their exercise daily, they will lose precious points on their grade!
In order to ensure they are keeping their P.E. grades up, and to also stay fit, we have devised a weekly at-home P.E. plan! This has turned into a great workout for myself, and my husband too! After all, we are all sheltering-in-place at home right now, so of course the gyms are closed. This makes working out at home even more important. We have no other place to go!
There are three important concepts my kids are required to incorporate into their daily P.E. routine. They need to incorporate stretching, strength, and cardio. We always start our workouts out with strength, then we incorporate cardio, and finish with stretching.
Here is a sample workout of what we do each day for P.E. This is a great workout for adults too! It has turned into my home workout routine.
This can be done in the backyard, or on the floor inside a home or apartment.
10 jumping jacks
Basic stretch routine: stretch legs, back, and arms.
25 squats with feet wide, and toes pointed 45 degrees outward.
Walking lunges: you can go around your yard, back and forth inside a room, or save these for an outside walk.
Plank: on elbows or raised on hands for 30 seconds.
10 traditional sit-ups
60 seconds of ab work, your choice.
Gently stretch legs, core, and arms.
Go out your front door for a thirty minute walk. You can incorporate walking lunges! To mix things up, we run in a circle around any cul-de-sac we see. If you are in an urban setting without cul-de-sacs, try doing a sprint down the block after ten minutes of walking. Then repeat after twenty minutes of walking.
You can also substitute jogging, bike riding, riding a scooter, or roller skating for walking. It’s good to alternate your cardio each day.
When you return home, do a ten minute stretch routine starting with your legs, followed by arms, and ending with your core.
That’s it! This workout never seems to get boring since we do it as a family, and we mix up the cardio segment of the routine. I’m so thankful we have our fabulous adidas gear for these workouts. They look and feel amazing, so we can continue working out everyday with ease! Love that!
What have you been doing for your home fitness routines during this time? Feel free to share in the comments below!
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Whichever holiday you are celebrating, I hope you are enjoying a relaxing and special time with your family, friends, or any way you wish to celebrate!
I am home, enjoying this ultra soft bathrobe given to me by SOMA Intimates. I cannot even describe how soft and cozy it is! I wish you could touch it through your screen! If you live near a SOMA Boutique, please check it out, it’s fabulous. If it came in more colors, I would buy them all! Did you notice SOMA Intimates embroidered my Instagram handle on it? I’m in love! You can personalize one too if you would like! It would look so cute with a name, or initials, on the front; or the back too!
This is such a special time of year. My kids are on vacation from school, my husband is on vacation from work, and my cousins are home for Christmas. I love seeing everyone, all at once on Christmas. I hope you are enjoying this time of year too!
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Enjoy the holidays and stay tuned for my winter coverage to start in the coming week!
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