Sunday, September 25, 2011
25th Day in a Chic September
For the month of September I plan to document daily steps I have taken towards a chic, elegant and healthy life. My goal is to keep uppermost in my mind the kind of life I want to live. I will be focusing on all the small things I do each day that lead me towards my goal, rather than away from it.
Here are today’s mini-chic accomplishments:
Made pizza dough from scratch for a lazy Sunday evening meal. We had salami, mushrooms, fresh tomato, capsicum, onion, garlic and mozzarella for toppings with dried oregano and basil. I divided the pizza dough up to make four really thin pizzas and made different combos with the ingredients.
I also thought it might be a fun idea to have a carpet picnic. We pushed the coffee table aside and laid down a blanket. Sitting on this, leaning against the sofa, pizza on a big chopping board and a glass of wine each whilst watching Love and Other Drugs = bliss.
Exfoliated my face and hands, and wore a five minute mud mask before my shower this morning. Applied my thick and creamy olive oil body lotion afterwards. It was like a day spa in thirty minutes.
Washed my hair and let it dry naturally. This is a rare and luxurious occurrence.
I have discovered an ‘enzyme repair treatment’ product I have been using is meant to be washed out as it exfoliates the hair and you brush the flakes out then rewash. I only discovered this by Googling the product this morning, because I didn’t quite understand the instructions.
I’ve had it for months and obviously walked around shedding everywhere. I would put it on damp hair, dry and style and then go out. Oops.
Tidied and picked up the house and thoroughly vacuumed. Tweaked little areas around the place so they looked neater and more stylish. The corners you notice and that irk you the most are the ones that need your attention!
Did a bit more work on my Style Statement ‘studies’. This is the second time I have borrowed this book from the library. The first time I didn’t realise the work involved, read it, did a few of the exercises and then returned it. I am ready to put in the effort this time as I can see it will be worthwhile.
Already the questions posed and answers I have given are quite illuminating. And freeing too, because no-one else sees the answers so I don’t have to self-censor. I can even shred the notes afterwards if I want.
Not that I'm paranoid or anything.
If you feel like you want to make September a chic month for you as well, please join me. You are welcome to share your mini-chic accomplishments for the day (or the previous day if you read in the morning) in the comments section. It would be lovely to have you along for the ride!