Learning to Bloom Where You are Planted

Spring is in full force, and each year it makes me think about personal growth and change. This year in particular I have been reflecting about what it means to bloom where you are planted. To me, learning to bloom where you are planted means learning to come into your own, maintain confidence in who you and find peace with exactly where you are in the current season of life. Today, I want to share with you a few of my latest revelations in hopes that they encourage you to BLOOM!

What to do when you are not where you want to be.

Life is full of ups and downs, and often times God plants us in a place where, frankly we do not want to be planted! When I was fired a few years ago, I was really upset. It was not part of my plan. So what do we do in those situations, when we are pushed in a direction that we don’t want to go?

Stop asking, “Why me?”

Of course, I asked that initially! I felt very confused and blindsided in the moment. But now, in retrospect, there were signs that I missed. After a week or so, I learned to consciously stop focusing on a question I would never get the answer to. I had to learn to accept what happened, even if I was still upset about it.

Focus on the lessons.

Getting fired taught me a lot of things about my work ethic. Most importantly, it taught me that my work does not define me. It was a catalyst that allowed me to find confidence in my skills and to speak up when something was wrong.

I am a firm believer that life is full of lessons, and these lessons should be shared (hence this blog post!). Even when we are planted in a place we do not want to be, there are lessons to learn about ourselves and the people around us. We just have to look for them and open our eyes and hearts to fully understand them.

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Don’t compare yourself to others.

We all know comparison is the thief of joy, but more important than that is remembering that we all have completely different lives. We are unique – through our circumstances, our personalities, our struggles, our weaknesses and our strengths. Some people may have one part of their life in full bloom, while the other part is in disarray. Comparing ourselves to others steals our time and kills our joy. There is no way we can truly bloom when we are comparing ourselves to others. It steals our time and kills our joy. But, if we focus on the good things within us and around us, then we can come into our own and reach a new level of confidence.

Look for a silver lining.

Sure, I was really upset for a couple days. But, I decided to focus on the good that could come out of the situation. I had time to think about what I wanted out of my career, and I had time to do a fun DIY project for our patio that I had continually put off. I took advantage of the time I had at home and I focused on my relationship with Will. For me, the silver lining was that being fired gave me the gift of time.

Now, I have to acknowledge that with some situations, it is much harder to find a silver lining or there appears to be no silver lining. Those are situations when the unthinkable happens, when it feels like we are incapable of ever blooming again.

I had a time in my life when I felt like that. It is something I plan to open up more about soon. But for now, I will say what got me through it was my determination to not have my life defined by that situation. It was not easy at first, but I focused on the good qualities within myself and the good things happening around me.

“Perhaps the reason you are drawn to flowers is not only for their outer beauty, but because they remind you: beautiful things will bloom after the longest seasons of waiting.” – Morgan Harpers Nichols

If you are struggling in the season of life you are in or feeling confused why part of your life is not blooming, do not beat yourself up. Find peace that you have been planted exactly where you are supposed to be. Remember you are strong. You are capable of blooming. And often times, the most beautiful blooms come after the heavies storms.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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FabFitFun Spring Box Sneak Peak + $10 Coupon

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Hello friends! Today, I am sharing a FabFitFun Spring Box Sneak-Peek. This is an insider’s look at the customization process for annual members and the product options for this season’s FabFitFun box. I have talked a lot about this subscription box, and while I love to share what’s inside my boxes after I arrive, I thought I would switch things up for you. But before we dive in, let me give you some background information on the subscription box options with FabFitFun.

The Scoop on FabFitFun

FabFitFun sends its members a box each season with a mix of beauty, wellness and fashion products, many of which are fun practical, fun pieces that fit the season we’re entering. Boxes are sent in March, June, September and December.

There are two membership options – annual and seasonal. With the annual subscription you pay $179.99 upfront for your first four boxes. That’s $45 for each box. Annual subscribers also get early shipping and the perk of picking out all the contents of their FabFitFun box.

Seasonal members can only pick a few items out and everything else is random. With a seasonal membership you pay $49.99 per box and you are billed per season. You can opt-out whenever you’d like.

In addition to the box and all its contents, all FabFitFun members get access to beauty tips, workout videos and coupon codes for the box’s featured brands.

The Customization Process & the Products

I chose the annual membership because I really like the customization options, and I just love this subscription box in general. The quality of the products is amazing and the value of the whole box always has me in awe. I could easily buy one or two products for the same price as the box.

Before each season, I get an email detailing the FabFitFun schedule and when customization will open. It’s always exciting to see the product options and pick out what will go in your box.

Here is what the customization process looked like for the spring box. I just went through each of these and chose what I liked best. The options I chose are in bold too!

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UNPLUG MEDITATION AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER, $55

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QUAY AUSTRALIA MY GIRL IN BLACK/SMOKE, $55

QUAY AUSTRALIA VIVIENNE IN BLACK/SMOKE, $60

SUNNYLIFE LOVERS PICNIC SET IN MALIBU, $30

KORRES WILD ROSE VITAMIN C BRIGHTENING SLEEPING FACIAL, $48

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GIADZY COPPER PLATED MEASURING SPOONS, $15

LAVIDO AROMATIC BODY LOTION IN MANDARIN, ORANGE & BERGAMOT, $19

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S’IP BY S’WELL, $19.99

CIATE LONDON EXTRAORDINARY TRANSLUCENT SETTING POWDER, $22

THE2BANDITS ATHENS NECKLACE, $30

NOTE: For this customization, I wanted to show you what it looks like once you select a product. You can easily add multiple products to your box for $10 each. Talk about crazy savings! PRO TIP: I have gotten really affordable gifts this way.

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TULA PURIFYING FACE CLEANSER, $28

DAILY CONCEPTS DAILY DETOX BRUSH, $18

ELEVEN BY VENUS JUMP ROPE, $15

In Every Box

The items below are included in every FabFitFun box this spring. I can’t wait to try all of these, but especially the Dr. Brandt Eye De-Puffing Gel. I love the Dr. Brandt skin exfoliant that I have shared before, so it will be fun to try one of their new products!

Manna Kadar Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub, $24

Ouai Leave In Conditioner, $26

Dr. Brandt No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel, $42

Now, there you have it! I am super excited about the products I selected for my spring FabFitFun box and can’t wait to try them out. I think I might be most excited about the Quay sunglasses I picked out. It’s so cool to me that I could buy those sunglasses for the same price as this whole box.

Click here for $10 OFF your first FabFitFun box!

Now, I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes. Are you a FabFitFun select or annual member? Did you like seeing a sneak peek of what’s inside this season’s box?

I would also love to know if there are any products in the FabFitFun spring box that you are eyeing for spring. Are there any similar subscription box programs that you have tried and recommend? Tell me all your thoughts in the comments!

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas & my Galentine’s Day Challenge

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February is finally here! So, today I am sharing a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas – all under $50 – for the ladies in your life. I also want to talk a little bit about the day before Valentine’s Day – Galentine’s Day! Unfortunately, we live in a world where it is totally normal for women to get really competitive, compare themselves to each other and put others down. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or both, this season is the perfect opportunity to spread kindness and lift up the ladies in our lives. I feel like so many of us can really use some extra TLC during the winter too. I came up with a fun challenge below that I hope you’ll take on with me!

Now, here are seventeen affordable Valentine’s Day gift ideas can be that little something to show them just how special you think they are. Of course, if you need to show yourself some love too, I won’t judge that at all! 😉

Gifts for Her

Another gift I love to give girlfriends, is a picture frame with a picture from a recent fun memory for you two. These can be such a lovely reminder of the strong and special friendships you have.

Don’t forget: there are also things you can do for each other or give someone, that don’t cost anything! Writing a little note to cheer up your friend or just texting them, “you’re awesome!” can go such a long way.

The Galentine’s Day Challenge:

However you decide to share the love this month, I challenge you to join me on Galentine’s Day, February 13th, by showing love to the ladies who mean the most to you.

Our friendships and relationships are one of if not the most valuable things in our lives. But sometimes we make the mistake of assuming that our friends and family know how we feel about them. We all need support and encouragement from each other, and it means so much when a girlfriend shows you that you matter – right?!

I would love to hear what you plan to do for your girlfriends. Do you have Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day plans, or both? What is your favorite Valentine’s Day gift to give or receive?

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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