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🫧☁️🌊 FRIDAY 5 FAVORITE THINGS: LIFE IS MESSY..

MAY 5, 2022

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Hello (waves hello).. Hello! It has been a while. I want to blog regularly but may need to change up my format so I can do it more frequently. Life gets busy and messy. That's the theme of this blog. And Mother's Day!! I'm still going to share 5 Favorite Things but in the context of what's happening now while keeping it real. So.. Mother's Day is next week and my Mom is a huge part of Cape Saltie. She is my number #1 encourager so we've got to celebrate her. On site, we're running a promotion for Buy One/Get One Hand Sanitizers. I try to think before I send out communication and sometimes I overthink. Like.. "Will people think I'm dated by seemingly implying that Moms are the stewards for cleaning in their families?" Because I am not. My LLC name is French (like me) and literally translates to "A Million Thoughts". One thing that's super characteristic of my mother is she's very thoughtful. I remember her doing things like preparing full pans of lasagna to bring over to a neighbor's home when they welcomed a new baby so that week was easier on them. I often see Moms anticipate the needs of others around them and they seem to be the ones that carry all the essentials (phone charger, sunglasses, Advil, *hand sanitizer, bandaids, etc.. the list goes on). It's impressive to me and I try to be more that way. Alas, I am a work in progress. We all are. I'm curious to know what you're currently working on. As I keep busy at work and with Cape Saltie, I am still trying to find time to enjoy my favorite people and things. Here's a list of what I'm currently loving now..

1. CENTERVILLE PIE

This week my co-workers and I picked up a Centerville Pie for my co-worker whose wife was just about to have a boy. Centerville Pie is a local Cape Cod pie shop that was thrust into the spotlight when Oprah named it one of her "Favorite Things". If only this Friday 5 column had such influence. Haha! These frozen pies are delicious and there are lots of great options which I will list in order of my favorites: Taco Pie, Buffalo Chicken, Regular Chicken, Shepherds Pie with Sweet Potato, Thanksgiving... and the list goes on. Life is too busy right now for me to list all the desert flavors. Just try Cherry!! You can get them from several markets here on Cape or buy online. Pie Night is a fun way to host friends or gift one to make life easier for someone experiencing a hectic week. That includes yourself!! I am actually making the Taco one tonight.

CENTERVILLE PIE CAPE COD

Hi, I'm Jenna


The blogs you'll find here are inspired by my interests in beauty + wellness which developed from collecting fashion magazines during my newspaper carrying days in elementary school. I later attended Umass Lowell and graduated from FIDM before working for world renowned estheticians and beauty brands like Sonya Dakar, Smashbox, Tarte & Tata Harper. Today I am an e-commerce marketer and Amazon specialist for 3 wonderful companies on Cape Cod and newly licensed LMT still studying for my esthetician's license. I'm a curious, color-obsessed creative.



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  • "Before #2-5, here's a little Lightning Round. A round up of little things that have been sparking joy for me lately. Ok, let's go."

    • Eating: Old fashioned donuts from Hangar B. Hangar B was the first restaurant I went to on Mother's Day while visiting Cape Cod before moving here. It's very special to me and I love sharing the food with anyone who will go with me.

    • Drinking: A mezcal cocktail at Yarmouth Port's new spot, Leonessa. We really enjoyed the food and I cannot wait to go back to try the Lobster Pizza.

    • Burning: Bedrock Tree Farm Shiso + Fir Needle Candle

    • Watching: .. Ricky Gervais' After Life.. It was OK.

    • Obsessed with: Cape Saltie's new Epsom Salt & Coconut Oil Bath Bomb in Taffy Rose + a LAB Sample for a new skincare facial cleanser I'd love to create. Soon I will be offering a skincare try-me box and this will absolutely be part of it. I am so excited for you all to try.


2. CAPE COD MOBILE MASSAGE SERVICES

It has been so long since I have posted that I have not even shared about Cape Cod Mobile Massage services. Wow, that makes me sentimental because there is already work in motion for the next phase. This is what I mean, life moves fast!! I have to stop to smell the roses (or, ACK Rose Bath Soak) and appreciate each step. Yes, Mobile services launched in early Spring and I have been "booked and busy" as they say in the industry. I am meeting wonderful people that are making my dreams possible and inspiring the next chapter. Their stories, design choices, their own thoughtfulness. One example of this is a tagline for mobile services that I came up with a client in a session recently — "We Go Out of Our Way to be Thoughtful" .. Get it? Because we're driving to go to you. And that's another thing I have realized.. I may not be the very best therapist out there (YET!!) but I know how I can set myself apart to deliver value to my clients (that includes online customers). I know I can be extremely thoughtful. My favorite service - so far - is the Total Body Glow. People are raving about it and I know it definitely sets me apart on Cape.
Cape Cod Mobile Massage Give yourself time™ to feel more relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated with Cape Saltie's signature Aromatherapy Mobile Massage — available exclusively on Cape Cod in Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, Yarmouth. Mobile Massage (quite literally) delivers all the key benefits you'd experience in a spa without the travel, shuffle and worry about being on time— plus there's no need to coordinate a babysitter. This light and calming Swedish Massage uses Cape Saltie's original Blended Essential Oil, Vacationer, to help reduce stress and increase vital energy.
Cape Cod Mobile Massage Give yourself time™ to feel more relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated with Cape Saltie's signature Aromatherapy Mobile Massage — available exclusively on Cape Cod in Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, Yarmouth. Mobile Massage (quite literally) delivers all the key benefits you'd experience in a spa without the travel, shuffle and worry about being on time— plus there's no need to coordinate a babysitter. This light and calming Swedish Massage uses Cape Saltie's original Blended Essential Oil, Vacationer, to help reduce stress and increase vital energy.

3. CAPE SALTIE EPSOM SALT & COCONUT OIL BATH BOMBS

I see Mother's Day Gift Guides everywhere and decided not to make one. I like the content but I think the best gifts are the ones that show you're keen to hear what that person appreciates. Who knows best what Mom wants? You! My mom has made it known - loud and clear- that she wants the new Cape Saltie Epsom Salt & Coconut Oil Bath Bombs this year so my work here is done. Nice choice, Mom!! Mom really does know best in this instance because these are my current favorites - especially the Taffy Rose. It smells like spun floral sugar candy! This is also what I would want someone to get me. Haha. If I may interject with just one more corny saying in this blip, I am my Mother's Daughter.. haha. Boehmian Marine, sadly, is already sold out but will be back. Don't sleep on these! 


4. NEW ART

Talk about stopping to smell the roses... I journal professionally and personally. I keep my personal journal in the cloud. That's something you might not know about me. I also want to be an art collector someday. There's 2! The pieces I want go hand in hand with my personal journal. I'll see something that connects with what I'm experiencing at the time (big things) and it gives my writing a framework so the pieces are chapters and my stories fills it all in with color. One day I think I will would like to give both, cloud and collection, to children. I think that would be so cool!! Many of us know our family history from like an ancestry.com perspective but not with such great context and thoughtful granularity. I got this piece, my second, almost 7 years later from seeing it the first time. Ironically (very VERY strange) I realized the other day that I sent payment for both pieces either leaving from or heading to Centerville Pie. The last time I had been to their standalone was over 7 years ago right before I wrote a check for my first. STRANGE! This piece is a little strange and it represents time when life life felt messy. Life is messy!! It doesn't always turn out as we expected it to ("It isn't a color within the lines exercise. It's a wild and outrageous invitation.") and there's real value in learning how to put ourselves back together in those instances. That's an idea I'll want to thoughtfully share.


5. LOCATION, LOCATION, LEGALESE..

If my chihuahua, Eddie, is my first baby then that makes a location for Cape Saltie my middle child, like me. Oo0o0oh boy. Buckle up. Already I feel, coupled with the real daily challenges of work and life, that I have grown more in the last couple months than I have in a while. The amount of fine print and liability legalese (thorn) I have consumed makes me want to spend an entire weekend soaking in the tub. That may be in my near future. After what I will call an immersive and intensive education in slip-and-fall hypotheticals with an aspiring underwriter, I felt better getting coffee with my Mom on Saturday morning. Ironically, we ended up in one of the most messy discount stores I have ever stepped foot in. Puddles of dish soap in isles. Boxes blocking isles. A lawsuit waiting to happen. We had to laugh, it was the comedic relief I needed after my brain was filled with a million thoughts and I was glad to have it with my Mom (rose). 

Stay tuned for the birthing of this lil zen Bungalow. Xx Jenna