What Makes You Sparkle? #SparkleWithDasani

I’m a lucky girl today…I was sponsored by Dasani to share some fun information with you…You know, the water people.  I know you don’t live in a box, but yeah – THAT Dasani (Did you know they have a new flavored sparkling water? They do!)- including the details on how YOU can win a fantastic all-expense paid trip!  So read on!


But first, they asked me a question.   The question?

What makes me sparkle.

What makes ME sparkle?

Do I sparkle?

If I do, it’s because I feel like I am finally becoming ME.  Here I am, getting older by the day (aren’t we all?), and despite the new forehead wrinkle, despite the ombre hair color that may or may not be hiding some gray, I finally feel like maybe NOW I am starting to get it.  Finally starting to find a balance of who I am and who I want to be.   I’ve started hitting the gym pretty hard – heck, I even own multiple pairs of workout pants – and I do my best to eat better as well.  And I am seeing and feeling a difference.  I take time now to have my nails and hair done, I take the time to shop for myself and buy things I would never have tried on before.  I feel like age is maybe agreeing with me…I feel like maybe there is peace somewhere, and I am on the cusp of it.

I do believe that exists.

I have also started trying to find a happier balance between work, family, life, and ME.  I think we all struggle with this – where to draw the line.  Bloggers, we are lucky, but until you live with us, you really don’t know how much we actually work.  Sure, we can sometimes drop off early and hit the pool.  Yes, we can cook and write in our pajamas if we want.  But there are also days – many, many days – when we are up at 8, cooking, writing, photographing, editing, posting, checking social media – and we stay at it until after midnight.  Somedays, a desk job sounds like an amazing alternative.  But would I trade it?  Trade what I do?


I am finding a balance.

So now, I challenge myself to take time for ME.  To take time for Seven, to go to the movies or hang out by the pool or at the park.  To take the time to go out to dinner on a weeknight with Jon, on a whim.  Because don’t we all deserve good things?  Don’t we all deserve to know what it is we are working for?  If all we do is work, what’s the point?

So do I sparkle?

Maybe I do.  In my own way, in a way that I feel on the inside.  If anyone sparkles, it has to start on the inside.  It has to start with us.

So find you.

Find your own sparkle.  I know you can.


Sparkle with Dasani on an amazing Florida Vacation!


Dasani has an AMAZING contest that you can enter! It’s as easy as uploading a photo of what makes you sparkle to twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SparkleWithDASANI. You’ll also want to like @dasaniwater so they can contact you if you win. The Grand Prize is a Sparkling Getaway to the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale, and includes airfare, hotel and spa treatments for 4. The winner will be selected in early August, and I DO hope it’s one of YOU.  So enter!  You know you are on Twitter all the time anyway…so snap a pic, upload it, and tag away.  That’s all it takes!

Good Luck!!

Disclaimer:  As mentioned, I was sponsored by Dasani to share this information with you.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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