Happy Friday everyone!! It's finally time for the Cuttlebug Challenge Spa Retreat! We are kicking off the weekend with a blog hop! You've got all weekend to hop around so don't feel like you have to rush! Grab your beverage of choice, get comfy and enjoy. Do it all at once or space it out all weekend!
Here's what to do:
-- Grab the list of Blogs for the Hop found HERE
-- Leave a comment on each blog
-- "Follow" each blog
-- Each blog will have a spa weekend post with instructions, and a specific flower
-- Collect the names of all the Blog Hop Hosts and their flowers
-- Once done, email us at cuttlebugchallenge @ gmail. com to be entered to win one of the Spa Weekend prizes.
It's always good to take a moment to relax and rejuvenate! I chose Lavender as my flower because it is typically used to relieve stress and tension. And I think the fields of lavender growing in France are just lovely!
Ever since my little man was a baby, we have used the lavender scented bubble bath and lotion from Johnson & Johnson at bedtime. Lavender is believed to be soothing and relieve tension. I definitely think it helps him!
About 10 years ago I found some lavender scented linen mist and ever since then I love to spray my sheets with lavender scented linen spray/pillow mist. Just a light spray before crawling in bed. (It's a great trick for traveling too as I tend to have a hard time sleeping in a different bed.) That and a game or two of Sudoku and then I'm off to dreamland. You would think Sudoku would stimulate my brain; I think it's actually just a focused, easy activity and allows my mind to escape all the other stuff that builds up in it during the day! Without it I lay in bed thinking of all I wanted to get done and didn't and all that needs to be done the next day. And then of course I start stressing out about the sleep I'm losing!! LOL!!
You can find some more information here about other benefits of lavender.
Thanks for stopping by!! I do have a little treat to give away to TWO lucky readers!! Yep, TWO!! I love this stuff and want to share it with you! I'll be giving away a small bottle of Lavender-Vanilla Pillow Mist from Bath & Body Works and a small sachet of culinary grade lavendar, which you can cook with if you felt so inclined or use it in a craft project!
To win, all you have to do to win my prize is become a follower and leave a comment!
Cassie's Flower (that's me): Lavender (ETA: You only need the 30 flower names!)
Your next stop is: Jenyfur
Be sure to visit all the blogs - several of the design team have prizes to giveaway on their blogs and of course there are the big prizes over at the CBC blog!