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As most of you know, Mr. YUM and I have decide to part ways. While it has only been a few days, it already feels so much longer than that. I wish I could tell you guys I am all unpacked and settled in, but that is pretty far from the truth. I have stuff everywhere! And when I had a chance to go out on the porch and start sorting – Mother Nature dumped a ton of snow on us! Brrrrrrr So the last thing I wanted to do was sort boxes and figure out what is mine that needs to come inside even if the porch is enclosed.
My friends have been really supportive and that means a girls night is in order. In my life it is perfectly acceptable to go out on a ‘date’ with my girl friends. I have a feeling some group dates are in order too. That’s where a bunch of us go out just to have some fun and there is no other agenda.
First things first. While I am taking my time picking out that perfect outfit (right now, snow pants seem appropriate) I headed out to WalMart this morning to buy some date night essentials.
With winter weather is taking a toll on my life the last thing I want to worry about is getting sick. I picked up some Emergen-C in Pink Lemonade (YUM!) to give me a little Vitamin C, Manganese and Zinc boost. I love these little fizzy drinks. I have also tried the lemon-lime and orange flavors. With over 20 varieties of vitamin supplement drink mixes, Emergen-C offers the formula, flavor, fix, and FUN you’re looking for!
Did you know that Emergen-C doesn’t just boost your immune with 1,0000 mg of vitamin C, it also gives you seven B vitamins to give you energy naturally without caffeine. If I am going for a night on the town with my friends, I defiantly need an energy boost. Emergen-C also has electrolytes which is replenishing for when you’re out there shaking your booty on the dance floor!
Next on the list was some Advil tablets in a vial. As someone who is prone to chronic pain issues, carrying a pain reliever is a must, especially in a date night situation. People can get mighty loud and rowdy. This little vial is small and portable. Perfect for your clutch or in my case, a crossbody bag. The original round tablets providing safe, effective pain relief for over 25 years.
Date night always includes food. While I am practicing self-care and trying to get better about what I eat, there are times on date nights where I indulge a bit. Thankfully, Nexium24 has me covered when it comes to helping to keep the heartburn in check. Since I know I am going to be going out and prone to getting heartburn, I am starting my 14-day course of treatment now. Save me the pain and agony later especially since it may take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed. Just one day. All-day, all night frequent heartburn protection.
Lastly, I picked up some of this new ChapStick Total Hydration. Bonus: 100% Natural and Age Defying. I turned 40 over the summer and even then I was a little worried about that number. Now that I am going through a divorce I am feeling pressure from my self-esteem to make sure to spend more time taking care of myself. When I can find products that have double duty, I am going to buy them. This Total Hydration lip care is soothing vanilla, non-tinted, and is 100% natural with Argan oil. I LOVE Argan oil. It’s right up towards the top of my list with coconut oil and olive oil.
Plus, with this winter weather I need totally
kissable hydrated lips. 😉
In the morning, I like to mix my Pink Lemonade to give me all the nutrition I need to start my morning on the right foot. These days I am trying to slow down and practice self care; something I have neglected for far too long.
Divorce may be the end of one chapter; but my story isn’t over yet.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
My must have for date night is peace and quiet. With a house full of kids, silence is the best part of date night.
Betsy Segars says
My husband’s date night must is Pepcid AC! hahah 🙂 My purse looks much like yours!
looks like you’re all set for no matter what your weather throws at you. I hate when I make plans and the weather decides “NOPE, NOT TODAY!” lol. Date night or Girls Night Out, you definitely have the best tools in your bag.
MJ L. commenting for Mommyhastowork says
My must haves are pretty much the same!! Especially Advil and Nexium!!
Liz Mays says
You definitely have to keep some Chapstick in there this time of year. Advil and Nexium are great things to have just in case!
I love Emergen-C in the winter and while I am traveling! It helps so much!
Chapstick is definitely a must! We especially need it now that the cold weather is here to stay.
Marcie W. says
I can totally see how each of these items could come in handy, especially on an unpredictable girls night. There always seems to be plenty of laughs and adventures when I go out with the ladies.
Antacids are a must for me! And dental floss too! Seems like I always need both of those items after dining out.
First of all, what a great attitude you have! Second, this totally reminds me to put some emergen-c in my purse!
Ann Bacciaglia says
These are great things to have in your purse all the time. I always have Advil and Chapstick in my bag.
We have pretty much the same purse, but mine always has a collection of kid trash! You can never be too prepared when you’re away from home.
These are great things to carry in your purse. I always have Advil.
I always have chapstick in my handbag. I don’t go anywhere without it.
Yes, all the things that a girl who loves to eat need. You are fully prepared.
I am so sorry about you and Mr. Yum! I wish you nothing but happiness, and love!
I have never tried Emergen-C before. I think I will next time I’m feeling ick….. Ive heard great things. Also I take advil everywhere I go.
That sounds about right! I’m a more adventurous eater when I’m out, but I need the right supplies 🙂
Amber c says
That’s definitely something s foodie blogger would need! Come to think of it that would be some great stocking stuffers for some foodie friends of mine!