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Beat the Post Vacation Blues

How do you beat the post vacation blues?  You know that feeling...somewhere between "happy to be home" but "missing life at the beach too?"

I've got a few tricks up my sleeve today.  They're tried and true and sure to take away those blues.

1.  Pre-order Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook due for release the end of this month.  Any other Mrs. fans out there?  She makes everyday spectacular!  The simple anticipation of this books arrival on my doorstep is enough to put a smile on my face.

2.  Continue rocking out to your favorite beach jams.  Jimmy Buffett radio via Pandora has been playing since I got home.  Music is good for the soul and also helps with the dreaded unpacking.

3.  Give yourself a new shade of polish.  After a week of sand and sun, you're probably due.  How about this new spring color "Kiss Me on My Tulips" by OPI?

4.  Continue to Self-Tan. So what if you're not frolicking in the sun all day.  Fake it, right?

5.  Schedule a workout date with a friend who makes you laugh.  (And will possibly fill you in on any gossip you may have missed while away.)


  1. I have heard great things about that St. Tropez brand. I use the Clarins brand which I like but it does have a little bit of the tanning smell to it. And then for weddings and stuff I go Versa Spa tanning

  2. HEY! Was that last one about me? I certainly hope so! xoxo

  3. HEY! Was that last comment about me? I certainly hope so! xoxo

  4. @Carol- I've heard great things about Clarins too. I can't wait to try the St. Tropez.

    @Sarah- Ummm, of course!! :)

  5. I happened to just have covered myself in San Tropez tanning spray. Love that stuff!

  6. Glad to read this post! We are in the airport waiting to fly home from a wonderful week in Nashville. We enjoyed the resort where we stayed- sat pool side with drinks, read book by waterfalls, went to Grand Ole Opry twice! Nice to be away without the kids even though we missed them! My pedicure/ kiss me on the tulips:) we have similar tastes! Now, back to the routine and the rest of my SFG preparation! Keep us posted on your garden.

  7. Great ideas for the vacation blues ... I need to do the workout one more often!

  8. I love that nail color. Officially, on my shopping list.