Right now, you are probably hearing a lot about self care. It truly is important. It is a investment not only in yourself, but in those you love. Remember, an empty vessel cannot pour out.
So how does one achieve self care? Take time each day, even just a few minutes, to do something that fills up your cup. You can sit quietly while the kids nap, have a cup of coffee (the temperature you mean it to be), pray, practice mindful breathing, listen to a favorite song, take a relaxing bath, or even take an online class.
A while back, I was just browsing around and came across an app we had on Apple TV. As a photographer I was intrigued by some free tutorials I found by respected industry pros. This app was Creative Live. They offer a wide array of categories and classes within those categories. Some are free and some are paid. After a long day (or maybe even before you start your busy day), invest in you by learning more about a interest. Their websites says it well: "Master your craft, your passion, or something new."
es taught by the world’s best.
It took us TWO YEARS.
We were spending tons of money on a certain big brand sanitizing spray because it was the safest one I could find. Then the pandemic happened. So, not only was it very expensive, but I couldn't even find it anywhere.
How were we in a situation where we had to sanitize everything, but could hardly
(if at all) find the tools with which to do that???!
I couldn't even find the stuff that had horrible EWG scores.
That was the deciding point. We bought the Force of Nature cleaner!
It is fabulous. As I try to keep these blog posts as quick reads, I will point you to the link to read about the science and effectiveness. It is really easy to use (and fun for the kids to watch)! To make the "family-friendly, multi-purpose cleaner that replaces kitchen, bath, glass cleaners, disinfectants & deodorizers"*, you simply fill the base to the fill line with clean water, twist open and pour in the contents of a capsule, and push the start button. Once, I pushed start before I added the capsule and it actually knew and alerted me to that. That boosted my confidence even more.
I really enjoy not feeling like I am overpaying for a much-needed product and not having to worry about toxic chemicals in the house via "cleaning" supplies. "It’s on the EPA’s List N, the disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19."*
The kits include everything you need. Note: each bottle of cleaner lasts for one week, so keep that in mind when deciding on capsule amount.
I cringe at the thought of going back to other cleaners. We hope you love it just as much for your home!
Check them out here: Force of Nature
*Quotes taken from the Force of Nature website.
I am a parent as well as a photographer, so you can probably imagine that I love products that are high quality, as durable as possible, and that I can customize with my photos. Enter, Pinhole Press.
They have tons of products and are continually innovating new ones. We have personally used their Memory Game (matching game), matte prints, greeting cards, albums, and Names and Faces Book (see some examples below). My kids really enjoy their products and use them daily.
For my business, I have used their perforated wall calendar, reusable wall stickers, and photo puzzles. Everything is beautiful and high quality. They also have excellent customer service, and we all know how important that is.
Check them out here: Pinhole Press
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