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The summer of 2015 was a whirlwind of activity for our family. Both of our daughters were married within seven and a half weeks of each other. To say that we were busy is an understatement. One of the biggest challenges for me was dividing my mother of the bride attention to them equally and knowing when to keep my opinions to myself. Looking back I think I did well.
Now that all of the glitter has been swept away we have time to get back to our normal routines. What’s normal for me are daily walks where I connect with nature. It is one of my most cherished activities and definitely my “me-time”. When I was teaching wellness classes this was something I stressed to my students. I drew the connection between finding time to regroup and renew and how this was an aid in staying healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. In addition my lessons included moderation in their favorite indulgences. When I found out that goodnessknows® snack squares are made with real fruit, dark chocolate and real nuts they became the perfect me-time indulgence.
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As well as being a great treat for me, I knew that my newlywed daughters would appreciate them as well. With all of the wedding activities it was also a challenge for them to stick with their health and wellness routines. With that in mind I put together baskets featuring goodnessknows® snack squares to encourage them to continue to reach their goals and to let them know how proud their dad and I are of their accomplishments. A quick trip to Wal-mart netted the the flavors I know they will love.
In their baskets, both girls received Cranberry, Almond, Dark Chocolate and Apple, Almond & Peanut Dark Chocolate snack squares. Peach & Cherry, Almond, Dark Chocolate snack squares are also available.
Charisse who was married in July is a Respiratory Therapist. She works 12 hour shifts sometimes 6 days in a row. She also has a 11 yr old daughter who is involved in lots of extra curricular activities. The items in her basket are me-time/spa oriented. A movie gift card for date night with her new hubby. Spa socks, a facial skin care kit, candle, lip balm and lotion. All perfect for pampering at the end of a long shift.
Samara was married over Labor Day weekend. She is a hair stylist and runs and online baking business. She is on her feet for long hours and her tired tootsies and hands deserve a little pampering. Included in her basket are hand and foot care items, soothing aloe socks and her fair share of the snack squares.
To keep the momentum going I gave them each a card with a handwritten sentiment inside. They are deserving of so much more, but it’s the series of little things that add up to big accomplishments.
Encouragement Gift Baskets For my Girls
These were quick and simple to put together. Even though my girls are grown women I still make sure that I keep all things equal between them as much as possible.
2 woven baskets
Shred to fill the baskets
2 small fabric flowers
Hot glue gun or other adhesive.
I hot glued a simple silk flower to the front of each basket. No fuss, no muss! Then I filled each one with their personal items and card. It couldn’t be simpler.
Charisse lives here in town so her basket it ready for gifting.
Samara lives in Dallas and I will pack her basket in a box and ship it to her.
I hope that these baskets inspire goodness to greatness and convey how proud we are of the women they have become. They hold a special place in our hearts and souls and we are always in their corner encouraging them along the way to all of their goals.
Zip on over to Wal-mart and stock up on goodnessknows® snack squares for you or someone you want to spur on to their goals. Follow this link for coupons. Here you will see how others are using goodnessknows® snack squares to motivate themselves and others.
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