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Today I bring you a different post all about heading into the New Year and focusing a little bit more on self-care. Hitting that reset button always seems to be something we crave right about now each year as we are in sugar overload from all the holiday sweets. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some dessert, but I also love getting back on track and packing in those green veggies, mindful intentions, and a little more self-care, whatever form it comes in. I decided to start 2019 with more of a self-care attitude. As I am 7 months pregnant and headed into the third trimester, I’ve been trying to take a little extra time for me. That includes making sure my diet is balanced, it means taking longer showers for some “me” time, and indulging in a massage or two because my back has been hurting a lot more this pregnancy. And I think with being a working mommy to a wild two-year old, I deserve a little pampering 🙂
Happy Cards to the rescue! If you’re not familiar with Happy Cards, they are awesome because you can get more choice and flexibility with multi-store gift cards for all of your “Happy” occasions! As a dedicated mommy and wife, I often put myself last, which can mean by the end of the day there is little room left for me, and I am just exhausted. With my New Year resolution of spending just a little bit more time on self-care, I decided to select the Happy Bride gift card from Happy Cards! Now, I know I am not a bride, but the store choices on this particular card were awfully appealing to me. I can use this gift card at:
So basically lots of pampering in my near future depending on what I’m feeling like. Maybe I want an impromptu massage (Spafinder), or maybe I want to buy myself some new makeup/skin care (Ulta Beauty), maybe I want to update my space at home with something that makes me happy or a new kitchen appliance, because I need yet another one lol (Bed Bath & Beyond), or buy myself a new outfit (JCPenny). I don’t even know the last time I went shopping for myself was! I haven’t quite decided, but that’s the amazing thing about Happy Cards, is that you don’t have to right away. That’s also why they make the perfect gift for anyone, so you don’t have to spend forever staring at the gift card carousel at your local grocer stressing about which one to get. Happy Cards has lots of different options, the one I chose was just one of eleven choices! Check your local grocer to buy the perfect Happy Card. Head over to their website to find Happy Cards in a store near you!
Now, of course for me, self-care also includes eating right and feeling my best from the inside-out. These Green Goddess Pesto Bowls are the perfect recipe for that. It’s packed with nutrients, is made in just 30-minutes, and is so tasty you’ll forget it’s actually good for you! You can certainly modify it to include whatever veggies you’d like too. In this version I chose to include:
☆ brussels sprouts
☆ my favorite pea pesto from Minimalist Baker
☆ crispy chickpeas
☆ toasted pumpkin seeds
** pea pesto slightly adapted from Minimalist Baker
** vegan parmesan cheese from Minimalist Baker