Get Ready for 2015 With This DIY Milk and Honey Mask

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 30, 2014

cottage decor living room 2015 is right around the corner, and the jump into a new year is surely always a time to reflect on the past year.

How fast it has come and gone is always amazing and somewhat of a downer — but then I focus on why it went by so fast: because I packed so much into 2014!

I’ve gone to two blogging conferences in Atlanta, worked with amazing companies and people on really fun campaigns, and I got invited by Benjamin Moore to visit Colonial Williamsburg, VA, with them.

Landon moved up to the next school, he started German school once a week, and my mom and brother came to visit. We went on a couple of mini vacations to the Thayer Hotel, Mystic, Vermont, and Pennsylvania. And we really settled into the Blue Cottage, and I adore decorating it for every season.

I’ll never forget 2014; it was a great year.

I don’t make lists of New Year’s solutions, but in the back of my mind I certainly have goals for 2015.

2014 was so crazy busy, and I’ve learned that I’m definitely a workaholic. And the thing is: I don’t have to be. It’s only me who is creating and taking on all that work.

Why? Because I love my job, so I blog all the time. And I love social media, so I’m always on there.

But 2015 is going to be the year I work smarter. I have an assistant now and am going to hire more people who are experts at what they do instead of spending hours figuring out things myself. I want to concentrate on writing and less on the technical side of blogging.

And since Don and Landon are currently in Australia, I have the opportunity to really do things for myself I usually don’t have time for.

Like getting a massage or a pedicure. Or sitting at Starbucks and enjoying a magazine, like I did yesterday.

One thing that I can already cross off my list: I got a physical a month ago. It’s so important to take the time for that, but I hadn’t had one in years.

Why is it that we don’t make time for ourselves — when we tell the people we love to take care of themselves every day? :)

All test results were good, except that I’m very vitamin D deficient. I’m not surprised — I spend most of my days working indoors.

Getting enough vitamin D is important for bone health and your immune system, so I definitely need to take care of that in 2015. Vitamin D acts as antioxidants that strengthen our immune system against free radicals.

My doctor wants me on a crazy amount of vitamin D pills for a while, but being the crunchy, homeopathic-inclined person I am, I’m a bit hesitant to do that.

I think going for walks and eating more Vitamin D-rich food in addiction to a Vitamin D supplement is what I feel more comfortable with.

Popping pills isn’t the answer — I need to change my lifestyle a bit. So I’ve been looking into what I can do to increase my vitamin D intake.

As a vegetarian, I don’t get vitamin D from meat. But I know that almond milk is rich with antioxidants, magnesium, selenium, manganese, potassium, unsaturated fat, flavonoids — and an excellent source of Vitamin D.

Bingo. Silk almond milk is a staple in our house anyway — I cook and bake with it and use it for my coffee.

French toast ingredients with Silk Almond Milk and chia seeds

I’m going to buy a few extra cartons today for an almond milk bath. Why not? The skin is our biggest organ, so this seems like a smart, and relaxing, idea. I don’t remember the last time I’ve had the time for a long bath.

milk and honey mask

And I also found a recipe to make a DIY milk and honey mask.

  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup water

Why water? Almond milk is made with water, so I’m going to skip the water and substitute it with almond milk to get more of its benefits.

DIY Milk and Honey Mask Directions:

Mix the almond milk and honey together in a bowl. Use a small amount of this mask on your face and massage in circular motion for about 10 minutes. Leave it for another 5 and rinse your face with warm water.

milk and honey mask

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2015, here I come! Get ready for me.

What is one goal you have for 2015?

{This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.}

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