Happy New Year!
I first started to post back in 2012, in fact my actual first post was 31st December 2011 (click here for recap). I am still very new to this blogging thing and I sometimes wonder why I started to do it, I enjoy reading others and I do gain valuable insight into other things, I always learn wonderful things from others and I like to be open minded when finding a new blog to read. For instance I enjoy reading blogs about beauty, education, fashion, organisation and lifestyle and I like to think my musings cover some of those things too.
I decided that I would not write resolutions for 2014 but have a mission statement instead, to me that feels like less pressure trying to stick with it and there is room for movement, to tailor it as the year progresses. My mission statement for this year is to build upon what I have started already, so continue to evolve and self improve, to learn from past mistakes never making the same mistakes again. I am going to learn new things and continue to do the things that make me happy. So there you go pretty open ended, I will say yes more and seek challenges more often.
Last night was lovely, for the first time in a while I have spent Christmas and New Year in the UK, I normally go to Washington DC for the holiday break. Although I missed spending time with that part of the family I was glad to be home for the holiday, it meant I could sleep in, mooch around in PJ’s go to the stores when I and Mr JAEG wanted and relax with my loved ones. Last night involved a few drinks with Mr JAEG and the family, watching the fireworks on the TV.
I am not going to do a complete 2013 favorites as I have used so many products and I have not kept a full note on them all but I will be reviewing what I have enjoyed using in December.
The first thing I have been enjoying is hot chocolate, I have finally found a chocolate powder I actually like when mixed with warm milk. It is Spanish drinking chocolate and very nice, not too rich and blends nicely with soya milk.
This machine comes with its own milk frother and is far superior to other disc machines.
Onto 2 beauty products to finish off. This time of year my skin really plays up it becomes dry so I absolutely love the Body Shop body butters, my current love is vanilla but is am also loving the gingerbread fragrance and the almond so I am switching between the 3 depending on what I am doing that day and what perfume I’m wearing. I also like using almond oil grape seed oil for the really dry days.