March Favorites

It’s a new month, and that means it’s time to look back over the old one! Here are five of my favorite things from March.

yankeecandle

These are two candles I’ve been burning for springtime. They are both clean scents that remind me of spring cleaning and the freshness of the season. The Coastal Breeze candle is literally the best aroma I have ever encountered from a candle – I think it must remind me of something happy from my childhood.

My only complaint is that the scent is not very strong from either of these candles. This is fine for small rooms, but I might stick with Bath and Body Works candles after this.

hemphandprotector

Next up – Hemp Hand Protector from The Body Shop. This is literally the best hand lotion I’ve ever tried! I love it so much! I initially tried this because I had a free sample. I applied it before bed and was startled by how well it worked. I even felt like my hands were continuing to heal and soften throughout the following day.

This is a thick cream so it’s best for nighttime. Also, I’m not madly in love with the smell, but it’s mild and some people do like it. I highly highly recommend this lotion! (I asked the sales associate what makes it so great and she said one of the ingredients is beeswax, so that might be what sets it apart.) Also – I purchased mine on sale for $10 (it’s usually $20) so keep an eye out for sale days.

Essie

I’ve mentioned before that I have a little bit of a nail polish addiction. These are my two favorites right now. They are so bright and cheerful, and I’ll probably continue to wear them into the summer. They are “Bikini So Teeny” and “Peach Daiquiri” by Essie.

nails

On another nail note – for the past couple of months I’ve been suffering from nails that flake and peel at the tips. I think it has to do with winter. (I’ve tried taking a break from polish but it hasn’t helped.) So I’ve declared war on this issue, and these are my weapons: a nail buffer from Ulta, Biotin (a vitamin for hair/skin/nails) from Target, and Sally Hansen Miracle Cure (which I use as a base coat). I’m still in the process of getting my nails strong again, but I like all these tools so far!

I’m curious – do any of you have peeling nails? Any advice for healing them?

And lastly, my favorite memory/moment/day of this past month was March 4, when I presented my cookies on New Day Northwest! I had such a good time – I enjoyed exploring the station and seeing the director and producers at work. Margaret Larson was so friendly and pleasant both on and off camera. The Girl Scouts were also really helpful and a joy to work with. It was an amazing experience and something I’ll always remember. If you would like to watch the clip, I’ve included it below.


March was a great month for me, and I hope for you as well. Now on to new adventures!!

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  • Missa

    You’re famous, Jessie!! =D She called you Jessica, tho! =(

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      yes my 15 minutes of fame haha! The whole thing was so fun I didn’t even care she called me Jessica. :)

  • cynthia hershberger

    Hi, Jessie! I just bought 2 oz of lavender buds and a little bottle of lavender extract from a tea shop! I’m so excited to start experimenting! Too bad the Girl Scout cookies aren’t available all the time… But I’ll try some of your other mouth-watering lavender specials. :)

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

      Oh I hope you have fun!! One note on the Girl Scout bars – I made them for Easter and was short of Girl Scout cookies by about half a box. I substituted in some lemon wafers from Fred Meyer, and you couldn’t tell the difference. I’m pretty sure these bars would work with most shortbread/wafer-type cookies. Have fun experimenting!

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