This month NIVEA is focusing on Touching Moments and caring for others, and I was excited to participate! It is the month of love, right? What better way to show love than with a little lotion and cupcakes?
I knew immediately who I planned to give this little care package to, my sister. She has gone through likely one to the worst years of her life this past year, you can read more on it here on her post Fighting Fire with Fire. Basically in a nutshell she is now a single mom of 2 and has overcome a year which we would all love to forget.
Through it all she has remained strong for her kids and for herself. I admire her so much, she has walked through every step with integrity and keeping her kids first.
I think it’s funny how sisters are, as we grew up we could not stand each other. Literally, she put a lock on her door to keep me out and would tell me ‘I’m going to enforce the lock’. I’m not lying either. When she moved out of our parents house, I moved into her room. The first thing to go? That lock! Yep, I gladly removed it!
As I grew up our 4 year age difference seemed to disappear and we became very close. Now, I rarely go a day without talking to her by phone, text, email, or in person a dozen times! Our kids are very close as well and we have made it a point to be sure they stay that way! Her youngest son and my oldest are just 13 months apart so they consider themselves best friends and cousins.
I wanted to cheer her up with something special to make her day! She has been bugging me for weeks about how much she loved the Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes, so I knew that those paired with the NIVEA Lotion would make a great care package!
We headed to Sam’s Club to pick up the NIVEA lotion which is currently a great deal as you get a 2 pack for less than $9! Then, I had to swing by the store to pick up the ingredients for the cupcakes.
I surprised my sister in the morning as we dropped our kids off at school with a dozen cupcakes and NIVEA lotion! It was a welcome treat and gave her a little pick me up through her week. She was immediately ready to devour the cupcakes and use the lotion!
Oh and even better…today’s her birthday too!
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