Have you ever been laying in bed at 2 o'clock in morning trying to get your mind to shut off so you can get some much needed sleep because you stayed up way too late the past two nights binge watching too many episodes of Scandal when out of nowhere craft inspiration hits?!?! This happens to me ALL of the time. It's like my brain finally clocks in for a productive day of work when the sun sets when it should be working on getting me some serious REM time; and then clocks out and screams "I'm tired" when the sun comes up. Go figure!
Anyways... I was finally able to muster up the energy and time to make one of my latest late night craft inspirations.
A cute little St. Patty's Day gift for my daughter's teacher who is an amazing person! She is fun, trendy, energetic, passionate, a Fashionista, and a lover of all things Pinterest. She ROCKS! If anyone can pull off gold fingernail polish, it's her! This would also make a great gift for any special lady (big or small) in your life.
This was super easy and inexpensive to make. Here's what you need:
Gold Fingernail Polish - I found mine at Walgreens for $1.99; it's SINFUL COLORS Gold Medal
A Sturdy Tag - I made/printed a shamrock print on regular paper, used a glue stick to apply it to a circle I cut out of green cardstock, & punched a hole using a paper punch.
clear tape - to secure your ribbon
Super easy! I hope Mrs. M likes it!
I know St. Patty's is just around the corner, but I'll try to get the tag printable posted soon.
That is if I can limit my Scandal episode intake and get a good night's sleep;-)
This post is a reminder to myself that it's OK to set aside some time to do the things that make me ME.
I can't be the best me unless I take time for myself to do the things that I really enjoy doing.
And late-night (when I'm too exhausted to do anything else) nonsense time fillers don't count as meaningful ME time. (That's right... I'm talking to you Netflix, People, and USWeekly!)
No more reading about and watching other peoples stories. Time to get back to writing my own.
I can live a balanced life. I can take care of my family and still make time for myself - and I will be a better mother, wife, daughter, friend, person for it.
I will live my life as I have always wanted to:
I will enjoy the simple pleasures in everyday life.
I will make every day count - even the quiet days.
I will get back in the habit of reflecting on three beautiful things about my daughter, son, and husband every night before bed.
I will continue to thank god for every day, every day I get to take part in my loved ones lives.
I will enjoy life for what it is, life.