What does beauty look like to you?

What can I say, I love Dove. I love their expressions of valuing natural beauty and appreciation of each person’s uniqueness. It also doesn’t hurt that I am from generations of a “Dove family”. My grandmother, a natural beauty herself, used two beauty products that I can remember- Dove soap and Ponds cold cream (seriously, that’s it…oh and the little gold perfume locket she wore around her neck). The curvy white bar with the imprinted dove still adorns even our showers and baths. The scent makes me nostalgic and I couldn’t be prouder of the brand’s ad campaign. As a mom to three daughters, a woman, and frankly just a human being, I can’t imagine a better message. I am completely guilty of complaining about how tired I look some days or the wrinkles that are multiplying around the geography of my face each year, but this video is perfect. A perfect message. It is important to teach our daughters (the next generation) to have confidence, to love themselves, to see their beauty.

 

 

You are beautiful.

Better Late than Never…

I know Easter was this past weekend, but I found this great idea on Martha Stewart Living and I figured better late than never. Good ideas are ideas worth sharing. This is an easy way to decorate eggs without all the mess of PAAS dye. It’s a nice twist on an old tradition at our house. I boiled the eggs, rinsed them with cool water and let them sit for about 10mins. While they were still warm, I used the kids non-toxic Elmer’s glue stick to cover the bottom half of the egg. Then the kids dipped them in these pretty sprinkles from Target, several times until covered. I let them dry in mini sundae glasses, sprinkle side up. Once dried, we laid them on pink Easter grass and voila! Perfect Easter centerpiece or basket decoration. The images below were taken with my iPhone 4s, edited with PicTapGo and posted to Instagram. You can follow my day to day images via Instagram “karenforsyth”. Happy Spring! xo