My magic trick


My magic trick

We all have a little something that makes us sparkle. A little magic about us. If you’re breathing, it’s safe to say that you were created with something special in mind. Something magically yours. I’m no exception.

I know kid magic. For Real. Keep your eyes open, because this one’s a keeper.

My youngest Daughter is enthusiastically engineered with words. (Where she gets this, I can only marvel. Ahem.) Anywho, it’s like trying to tame the Mark Twain of her deep thoughts, when she wants to talk to me when I’m talking to someone else.

Girl wants to speak, NOW.

I get it. Hey, I do. But since I’m all “A Mom” and stuff, I had to teach her the art of taking turns speaking. (I’m not even fully proficient yet – I get very excited for my turn too.)

Here’s the magic trick:

Scenario – Child wants to talk when I’m talking to another (probably girl) human. Instead of interrupting, THIS happens:

  • My Daughter puts her hand on top of my wrist, to signal to me that she wants to talk, when I’m finished.
  • I look down and give her a little smile, to show I’m so pleased and proud of her.
  • I place my hand on top of hers, to acknowledge her.
  • Then, when I’m done speaking (I wrap it up quickly at this point – She’s only 5 and I want her to see this magic trick works!) I bend down, and look into her eyes with my full attention, and girlfriend is free to share her heart and let it rip!

Moms: When you teach your kids the ‘trick’, get really excited and amp them up for this Really Cool Magic Trick that your going to show them – Because it’s exciting! It totally works.

Your Welcome.

Warmly, Sarah


Do you have any magic tricks to share?


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Favorite Essie polishes for Summer


I love nail polish. Particularly, Essie brand. Essie is known for its pretty neutral polishes, but they also have some great funky shades too. Summer is one of my favorite seasons to experiment with polish color, because you can be bold & playful with your polish, and almost every color looks great on sun-tanned skin. These 4 beauties are my favorite picks for Summer:

Watermelon ~ A raspberry shade with blue undertones. It’s absolutely gorgeous and super girly. This one’s my favorite! Especially on toes.

Blanc ~ The perfect Summer white. Clean, crisp, cool. The most versatile. Looks great with a tan!

Penny talk ~ Bronzed perfection. This coppery metal tone is equal parts gold & silver, complimentary on most skin tones. Boho & funky.

Bikini so teeny ~ (Not picked for the cute name, although darling.) A glittery pale blue. Tiny iridescent flecks sparkle in the blue, reminiscent of sunshine sparkling atop ocean waves. The quintessential Summery polish.

Beauty quirk: I always wear polish on my toes. Always.

Warmly, Sarah


Do you like Essie? What are your favorite polish colors to wear this Summer?


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