I previously wrote about the 5 Daily Things I Do As Self Care; self care is SUCH a big deal to me and it’s something I’m constantly working on. It’s something I try to make sure I make time for in my every day life.
Keeping calm isn’t something I’m very good at. I stress out super easy. The more I stress out the worst my anxiety gets and it’s a never ending cycle. So there are certain things I keep around to help me/remind me to chill out.
I am a person of tradition; I can’t help it. It’s how I cope with my anxiety and how I push through the times I’m feeling suicidal/that life isn’t worth living. It gives me something to look forward to.
Traditions have always been a big part of my mom’s life too, and she always made sure we did these traditions every year.
In that sort of sense, I have Spring Must Haves meaning every Spring I grab for these items. Some of I buy every time around this year (I have one of these for Fall as well) and others are discontinued but I still enjoy them every Spring.
These Egg Truffles from See’s Candies is one of those things I grab every single year. This started in 2015 so it’s a fairly new tradition. I’m a sucker for anything white chocolate and lemon. So put the two together into a truffle and of course I’m going to fall in love! I’m also a fan of anything dark chocolate and raspberry but I don’t remember that truffle all too much sadly, I just know I always finish the lemon ones in this set first. Every single year.
Sour Bunnies from Williams Sonoma is my Spring/Easter JAMMMM. I honestly don’t remember when this tradition started — 2008? 2010? This one has been around for a long while! I remember taste testing these in stores and I wanted a whole bag but my ex husband at the time was against me buying anything that would make me happy basically and shoved me out of the store before I could. So I bought myself a bag online and hid it (something I did often though it helped we didn’t live together for another few months). And I remember the next year buying myself 2 bags.
These come in 3 flavors; the pink is grapefruit, the green is key lime and the yellow is lemon. Tbh I’m only here for the key lime so imagine my excitement when I walked into WS to buy these a few weeks ago and I found a damn near ALL GREEN BAG. I might had squealed. My boyfriend didn’t understand what I was so hyped about so I explained it. He’s not a fan of sour candy so this bag is pretty much all for me because a word of caution: THESE BABIES ARE SOUUUUUUUR! I am a sucker for sour candies and especially sour gummies.
Something I grab also every year is Cadbury Mini Eggs.
This tradition started in 2002 when my best friend Sammie at the time had grabbed a bag from Target before we decided to sit in front of my boyfriend at the time’s house. He was on house arrest (don’t ask) and so since he couldn’t come hang out with us, we decided to go hang out with him (he literally lived like maybe 5 blocks from my parent’s house) however his parents also said no visitors and he couldn’t step outside the house.
So we snacked on these while we sat on his sidewalk and chatted it up with him as he stuck his head out the window lmao. My childhood was definitely interesting.
But since then these have been a repeat buy, they’re SO GOOD. And they’re the perfect comfort chocolate when your period has you feeling all kinds of weird and sad ways.
One of the traditions my mom had was Easter baskets.
I’m not sure when my brother exactly stopped wanting Easter baskets but I know that even now at almost 33 it’s still something I often look forward to.
When I was married my ex never made me an Easter basket, ever. I always made them for the both of us and I didn’t mind, it was my tradition anyway.
So every year I would make myself an Easter basket. And in it I would include a few things; one being a hollow bunny with icing eyes. Like Baby Binks usually. I didn’t opt for him because Target didn’t carry him this year, instead I thought of trying something new — a hollow squirrel. Typically as long as it’s a hollow piece of chocolate, it works. Though over the year it’s always been a Baby Binks.
This kind of blurs in with Valentine’s Day as well but these are my two favorite nail polish shades for Spring; Eternal Optimist by Essie and Starfish by Sinful Colors.
I haven’t painted my nails pink this year just yet and my Easter dress is mint green so… yeah. I meannn I might just paint them pink anyway.
Sugared Peony Petals from Bath & Body Works is hands down one of my favorite floral candle scents — ever! Well besides anything Lavender. I’m so sad that this was only around for Spring of 2016. This is actually my only back up left. I have a mini version but the throw isn’t as epic as the 3 wick one. And this candle started my love for Peony!
I have yet to find a dupe that smells as good as this one!
I normally just have this one laying around as decor. Which is fine cause even removing the lid gives off a nice throw either way.
But really Bath & Body Works, PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!
Pulled Taffy and Rock Candy wax melts from Walmart are also my favorite scents to melt in the Spring time. They’re really fruity light scents that remind you of sunny days! There was also a Pink Velvet one that came out around this time (these have been a part of my life since 2016 as well) but I have no idea where that melt of mine has gone off to!
I also buy Krispy Kreme donuts every Easter season but we haven’t gone to grab those yet so no photo. Maybe when we do I’ll insert a photo here and edit the post since I think that’s happening Saturday!