Hello, hello! I think most of you who read my blog are women, but just in case...men...this is a post about PMS. If you need to stop reading, leave now, but I encourage you to stay because you're getting to see inside that monthly occurrence that can cause some of us ladies to go a little bit nuts. You'll see some ideas with how to help your wife, girlfriend, and coworker, instead of going, "It's that time of the month again!" It happens, and we ALL might as well recognize that fact! If we get a bit bitchy...It's hormones...not a lot we can do there, but it doesn't help to make a huge deal out of it. Help us ease the symptoms...not make them worse ;)
Item #1 is from AlchemillaMakes
I know the first thing that most people (male and female) think of when they hear PMS is cramps. I was lucky not to have terrible cramps--I could pop a Midol and be good to go--but I know many women have really terrible cramps. The hot water bottle is something nice and warm that can ease the pain, but they are usually really ugly. This is a cute crocheted hot water bottle cover--who said periods had to be ugly? And even if you don't have cramps, these can be nice to put in the bed to keep you warm (I do not recommend doing this if your partner is a freaking radiator!)
Item #2 is from clearpink
Chocolate!!! I swear, I think it's the one thing that the majority of women crave when they're PMSing (or salty or a combination of salty and sweet). I know the other day right before that time, all I could think about was brownie brittle and chocolate chip Teddy Grahams....and yes, I went and got some right after I got off of work that night! I feel like these would've hit the spot that night had I had them. They're more chocolate than dough (they've already won me over), and they have three types of chocolate in them (dark, semi-sweet, and milk chocolates).
Item #3 is from FrankieandMyrrh
You know when you're bitchy, tired, hungry, and fed up with everything? Yeah. Sometimes I feel like a soothing scent would work. This is an aromatherapy spray/perfume aptly named "Spray the Bitch Away." I found this completely hilarious! This has the scents of rose germanium, Clary sage, lavender, vanilla, and Frankincense which combine to produce a nice calming effect. Sounds like I need this! The other day I had a customer on the phone at work who was a little less than pleasant, and I wondered if there was any way I could spray something like this through to her! (I know I can't but the thought is what mattered!)
Item #4 is from EminaBotanicBoutique
A relaxing bath is probably one of the best ways to ease the stress that comes with PMS. After a long stressful day, it would be so nice to be able to come home, draw a bath, and fill it with some wonderful smelling bath salts. These are organic and use a combination of pink Himalayan salt, dead sea salt, and Epsom salt with a scent of your choosing. That eucalyptus and peppermint is looking mighty nice, if I do say so myself. Each bottle will last about 5-6 baths and provide the relaxation you need.
Item #5 is from LaserCreationsGB
In addition to a relaxing bath, why not add a glass of wine? Treat yo-self! I've thought about this more than I'd like to admit, but I always come up with, "I don't have anywhere to put it!" Well, I present to you...the bathroom wine glass holder. It is acrylic, and you can have it engraved or just leave it blank--it's totally up to you. I'm just glad I finally found a holder!
That's all I have for you all this week my lovely readers! I hope this has given you some ideas on how to ease your PMS symptoms (or for your significant other) Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and some some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.