Resolutions – Keep or Delete

ny resoWe talked at the beginning of last year about how to make your resolutions last throughout the whole year. How did you do? I’ll be honest, I didn’t do great. I lost track of all the things I wanted to accomplish in 2014 and only got a few done here and there, but I wasn’t consistent.

I want to help you avoid this as we begin 2015. Hopefully, I’ll heed my own advice and be more successful with my own resolutions this year as well.

My big advice this year is to just be reasonable with yourself on your goals. No one benefits from making a list of 10 things they want to change about themselves in a year, you walk away unhappy with who you are and that’s not ok. Focus on 1 to 3 things that will make your life better overall and make a plan of how you will implement small changes into your day-to-day life to accomplish them. Baby steps are still steps moving forward and in the right direction so don’t get upset with yourself that changes isn’t happening overnight.

Lastly, I want to leave you with this: Go easy on yourself. Let’s make 2015 a year of self-acceptance. Change what you will make your life better but at the end of the day, be happy with who you are.

Fave Five Nadia

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The Power of the Right Haircut

curl typesMy whole life I’ve struggled with finding the right combination of products for my hair. Having naturally wavy hair, I went through the horrors of gel and hairspray, tried mousse and creams, and while some where better than others, I just couldn’t get it quite right. That is until my co-worker told me that his wife does a haircut specifically for those with curly/wavy hair. She went through special training for it and everything. I’d never heard of such a thing! I booked an appointment right away.

DevaCurl-300x125The style of cut was called a DevaCurl cut. The stylist cuts your hair dry because as all my curly-haired ladies know, your hair changes length and texture dramatically when going from wet to dry.  As she did the haircut, she also gave me tips and advice on how I should be caring for and styling my hair. I also left with DevaCurl hair products. And, WOW! My hair went from wavy to full and curly. The transformation was amazing, it was like she had unleashed the full potential of my hair in one haircut. My hair has never been this curly and beautiful.

My advice to all Modern Martha’s, find a cut and stylist that is the best fit for your hair type and face. You will not regret it, it’s life changing!

Miss Beauty Nadia

Motivation Monday V. 3

Today’s image begs the question, one year from now what will you wish you had started today? Two of my goals for this year were to learn to sew and to re-learn French. I know without a doubt, a year from today I will wish I had started earlier. So I will. Today, I signed up for a beginner’s sewing class at a local fabric store, and I downloaded the Duolingo app to help me work on my French.

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What about you?

Fave Five Nadia

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Mom Survival Kits

mom mason jarStill not sure what to get those Moms in your life for Mother’s Day? Here is an easy, budget friendly idea that they are sure to love – Mom Survival Kits!

Take a large mason jar and decorate as you desire, or print a pretty label with “Mom’s Survival Kit” on it. Then, fill the jar with little knick-knacks that every Mom could use, especially since Mom’s are always on the go. The items can range from gift cards to restaurants and spas to little things like hand sanitizer, lotion, tissues, lip gloss, mini wine/alcohol bottles, chocolate, pain killers, Tide pens etc. You get the idea!

Make sure to include a heartfelt note or card to complete the jar and that Mom in your life is sure to absolutely love and use all the items provided!

What items would you want in your survival kit?

Miss Martha Nadia