A few days ago, a friend asked me a simple, but loaded, question. "Do you take time to relax?" Honestly, I didn't know how to respond. Relax? Ummm, not really. At Christmas, my sister-in-law asked me to give her a few ideas of things I might like to receive from Mack. My first item was a "bubble bath." In parenthesis, I wrote......"and the time to take one!"
To me, there is not much that can compare to a long, hot bath. It is completely relaxing (as long as my children aren't banging on the door and yelling "mommy!").
I know I am not alone in my love for a relaxing bath. My sister-in-law, Alana, loves them, too. But like me, she doesn't typically have the time to take one.
Alana's birthday was last week. She is the mother of 3 children and is always on the go. She, much like most of us, doesn't take time for herself. I decided that, for her birthday, I would try to encourage her to do so.
Alana's bathroom is very big. There are steps to get up to her tub. There is a lot of space around the tub (kind of like the tub in the picture above).
I started with some scented bath salts. I found a fabulous (large) glass storage jar. I added 4 packages of bath salts.
Then I bought two additional glass jars for candles. Her bathroom is decorated with black, white, and red. To keep things light and simple, I went with white. Since we both love coffee, I decided to put fresh coffee beans around the base of the candles.
The coffee beans bring in a pop of color.
Then I bought some of my favorite body lotion and bubble bath. Now, I am NOT a fan of the smell of gardina in lotions, etc. But, I love them when they are fresh cut. This lotion has a perfect hint of fresh gardinias. It smells wonderful. Not too strong or too sweet.
To top it all off, I bought two very soft, white towels.
To me, this gift is a great excuse to relax.
I hope she loves it!