The Sound Of Music! Oh my goodness that movie makes me SING! All the songs get to me but this one in particular:
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen Mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things.”
I can hear Julie Andrews in my head and then I hear myself and know the gift of song is not one of mine! Never the less, I can at least share some of my favorite things with you and you wont even have to hear me sing. Trust me, that’s a blessing!
There are some things I love, one of them is working out. I found Ohana in a program called Kaia Fit, a women’s only workout program. Never before have I had so much fun getting into shape. We use our own body weight for many exercises but also these awesome handmade kettlebells we call handbags. My newest one is a hefty 20 pounder! When I work out, I definitely need to hydrate and I can’t do it without my Hydro Flask. I bought my first Hydro Flask on Oahu, but thankfully I have bought more on Amazon and it makes it to the mainland. Currently I am growing out my bangs, they get in my face when I exercise so I keep them in line with MeKeAlohaBands- so many colors so many choices, LOVE.
I started using Young Living Essential Oils about a year and a half ago and never looked back. I have some very favorite oil combinations that my family likes to diffuse: Daily- 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Lemon, 5 drops Peppermint, so incredibly refreshing. My all time favorite oil is Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood and today I diffused 2 drops with 2 drops each of Rose and Jasmine. My house smells like a fresh flower garden, its beautiful! Every month I have to reorder Lavender Foaming Hand Soap; it reminds me of the Lavender Farm on Maui. My hands smell so good after washing! And every month I have to order Deep Relief, a blend of Essential Oils that help me with my sore muscles, because lets face it, I go hard when I work out.
Today I am especially enthralled with my Mother’s Day gift: a new leather watch band for my Apple Watch. Which by the way, I love the Apple Watch and this new band just sings of Aloha.And my last two favorite things well, they are in argument with each other. I LOVE coffee. But I know that 3 or 4 Lattes a day are not good for me. I would not survive however without Nespresso and these fantastic little espresso pods. The foaming milk accessory is a must and I am trying to go to only 1 a day! I have purchased a brand new toy to get me through the rest of the day: Breville One touch Tea Maker. It is really fun to use and easy. And I am working my way through a bag of Jasmin Pearls & Citrus Lavender- green tea. This tea maker is so smart. It knows how hot and how long to brew the tea based on the type of tea it is! It will also keep my tea warm so I can brew more than one cup and come back later for more! I hope to lesson my caffeine intake so this here machine should help me get it together. Well back to singing and scaring the family pets with my voice…
“When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I am feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.”