Cooking, tidying, cleaning, doing laundry, ironing, grocery shopping...
I like the results of a little elbow grease and everything looks so much better.
The Humble Bungalow is actually a nicer place to relax when the mess is less!
I have entire days where I get out and about to walk, play bridge and go out to meet friends for tea! Playing catch up can take its toll but if I put on some music and wear my fitness clothes (with a few pearls) and my trusty French Linen apron I find that I have way more energy to tackle the jobs that need attention.
Today I tended to my orchids...
I watered them, removed the wilted flowers and cut away some of the brown stems then tied up the new shoots to the stakes in the pots.
I wiped down the counter tops and cleaned out the fridge.
Polished the silver and cleaned out a few cupboards and drawers.
Did some laundry and ironing...
love the look of my linen tea towels all pressed and ready for service.
My hands got a little special treatment...
before putting on my cleaning gloves
I applied a layer of this wonderful hand cream,
moving about doing chores added extra warmth inside the gloves.
The cream worked its magic and it felt like a Spa Treatment!
With the fridge cleaned out the few bits of leftovers were turned into soup.
~ Leftover Soup ~
Cook and soften in a few tablespoons of oil
a couple of onions
a diced carrot
2 -3 stalks of celery
1 cubed pepper (I used a yellow one)
5 sliced mushrooms
cooked about 15 minutes then added
a piece of cooked steak (about 5 ounces) cut into small pieces
tetra pack of stock (beef or vegetable)
salt, pepper, thyme (to taste)
Simmer for a few hours so the flavour really blooms
a handful of dried noodles
cook until soft and serve or cool and freeze for a later date.
While the soup was simmering I took a wee break and gave myself a facial.
The aesthetician at the Spa mentioned that this was her favourite formula for her clients that have rosacea so I figured it was worth a try...
you mix the mask with a wee bit of water and leave it on 5-10 minutes
(while lying down with eyes closed relaxing and breathing deeply)
then gently wipe it off with a warm face cloth.
I loved how soft and clean my skin felt after this mask.
I used the Eminence Coconut Age Defying cream after and did not put any make up on for the rest of the day.
~ Mascara and lip gloss ~
My home day spent productively actioning domestics and focusing on my skin...
~ life feels better with a wee bit of pampering ~
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~