Category: Self Care

Cargo Shorts Are Sexy and Other Things We Love About Basic Dads

Recently Dude Dad released a video about the journey to become a basic dad and it went sort of viral. Of course I shared this video. The following is the conversation that took place between my husband and I a day or two later when he finally saw it. “I feel attacked!” Rob says. “Why?”  “Am I a basic dad?”...

What I’m Doing And Quit Doing In Quarantine

Ahhh, quarantine. This introvert loves quarantine and hates it at the same time and I’m sure you are wondering how that can be. I love it because I finally have a socially valid excuse for staying secluded in my home and avoiding social situations. I hate it because this means my husband and my son are constantly inside my sanctuary....

How To Have A Grateful Mindset

It can be pretty difficult nowadays to have a grateful mindset. Fact is the world just seems like it’s falling apart around us right now. 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people and to be honest, it’s been taxing on my own life. I started out this year with a lot of hope that this was...

Daily Self Care With Self Love Languages

I recently read a blog post on what’s quickly becoming my favorite self care blog, Blessing Manifesting. The blog post talks about how you can get self care by doing activities that relate to your own love languages. The self love languages follow the same love languages in the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. If you don’t...

When Getting Dressed Is Self Care

It’s time to be a bit honest here. For the past two years I’ve been struggling. My depression has taken over my life and I stopped truly taking care of myself. Sure I read, I binge watch TV shows, I watch movies, I apply the occasional face mask, and I participate in classic self care activities. Except I wasn’t really...

We Went Vegan For 6 Months – What You Should Know

About a year ago my husband and I watched a couple of documentaries and made the decision to try eating only plant based food. After about 21 days I was feeling great and wrote this post here. I figured it’s time to give an update on how we did, especially seeing that the post is getting quite a bit of...

How to Plan a Staycation – Plan a Vacation at Home

Lucky me my side gig doesn’t have anything for me this week. Which means it’s the perfect time for a staycation. I will not be leaving my house for anything. As I planned some personal time and self care I thought to myself “Crystal, Staycations are pretty popular. Maybe you should show people how to plan one.” Which is exactly...

How Your Husband Can Be Your Best Friend

A few years back I read an article and a response article about why your husband should and shouldn’t be your best friend. Well I’m on the side of should be and today I want to show you why and how my husband is my best friend. As well as how you can turn your husband into your best friend...

2020 Printable Self Care Calendars

Self care is more than just a beauty routine. Self care is taking care of your whole self. Taking care of your mental health and physical health should be a daily priority and these self care calendars and planners help you do that. Yes a glass of wine, a face mask, a bubble bath, and expensive chocolates can all temporarily...

6 Ways To Bring Self Care Into Your Work Day

If you feel stressed at work regularly you probably need to bring some self care into daily work routine. I’m not talking about a beauty routine, I’m talking about improving your mental and physical health so you handle stress better. Self care during the work day won’t even look like self care in the eyes of your co workers or...
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