Let the games begin! <3
Yes two years have passed.
Resistance is real.
BUT!!! I am now an official .COM and I'm SUPER excited about it.
Let the games begin! <3
Yes two years have passed.
Resistance is real.
I hope everyone had a great Easter Weekend!
My son is on spring break this week!
I am going to love "sleeping in" hehe.
So April is upon us.. here's the awesome stuff about April:
Well April starts this week!
I wonder why I put Decorating Month on the thingy twice... jeez.
OH well I guess I was excited about it haha ;)
I'm kinda glad my son is going to be home for April Fool's Day.. it's never really been one of my favorites and things can get carried away pretty quickly especially when you have a classroom full of boys as my sons teacher does (he is in Kindergarten)
Kinda weird that we had St. Patricks Day and Easter in March...
March went by super fast and now April is upon us!
I guess it's kinda nice that we are getting a break from hustle and bustle. Earth Day is in April and I figure we can start to get our garden together. I really haven't put a whole lot of thought into it yet. I have made some mental notes and there are things i really want to grow but I haven't made any real decisions.
So I will at least have time to plan out what I want to do with the garden AND I have weeds everywhere. I really need to get out there and start pulling but we have been getting a lot of rain and cold weather still so I have yet to do it.
Lots of things always going on. I am happy to know that things are always working out and I am always on my path. I've been really enjoying life lately. Just going with whatever flow is present at the time. It's working out really really well.
I hope you all have an Awesome April!
I know that we sure will! Not sure what all is going to show up on the blog but I'm sure it will be more of the norm.. printables, recipes, ideas all the cool stuff.
Until next time.
Much love all.
Yes I have been scarce but little things are still appearing on the blog so yes I'm still working... right now it's a balance. I currently have the opportunity to help a family member and I have been dedicating a lot of my heart to that.
I do still have lots of things left undone but I'm also getting a lot of well needed time to plan and think... which is nice.
So things are going well and I will be back on track very soon!
Yay for March!
Kind of a weird month though eh?
Weirded out by St Patty's and Easter sharing a month..
Seems like April got jipped this year.
(I was never a fan of April Fools so let's just move along from that haha)
I did make a menu for St Pattys and a menu for Easter so please feel free to go check those out!! They are in my printables section under HOLIDAYS.
As for our menu this week.. well.. I'm sure there will be chicken and tilapia and rice and veggies... maybe potoates somewhere along the week..
THERE WILL BE FOOD!! Hahaha.
OH well. Life is life. You just roll with what you have.
Sometimes you're the shining star and sometimes you're just a stage hand..
Either way... it's still your stage.
I hope you all have a great week!!
I am going to work on updating more often even if it's just some thoughts...
It's great to be able to look back and see where I've come from..
It's nice to watch all the pieces come together even when you feel like they're just tumbling around you.
MUCH LOVE ALL.
I AM. MOM. WIFE. ARTIST.
Over the past while I've been making lots of lists.
Even though I don't make New Year's resolutions I still make monthly and yearly goals.. and when the time comes I make weely goals too. So not only has my son been out of school for ... however long it's been... It's also a new month and the huge holiday madness just ended and I kid you not my Christmas tree is still standing..
but alas I degress and herein lies the problem. I have all these things that I want to do and I guess I'm hesitant to begin. I feel like I need to have a more solid plan in order but honestly I think I've pretty much planned myself to death. I believe a time does come when you must take action... otherwise I'm lingering over from productive into perfectionism which causes procrastination because of course I don't own everything in the world to make my situation perfect at this very moment. However, there are proactive things that I can start doing that will kickstart the change I want.
The goal here is progress not perfection.
I can say lately that I've been getting things done. Yes I mentioned the Christmas decorations.. I have started to take them down so the process has begun.. I then had hubby's birthday and my parents came to visit today so it was still kind of Christmas for my kid... either way the excuses or what not I'm okay with my tree being up still.. because it will come down and the world won't end from my tree being up into January.
On the upside I have been able to spend lots of time with my son while he's been on Christmas break. I feel like him being at school now has caused a bit of a disconnect between us...not bad just different..he's growing. He's learning to be more indepedent and of course school comes with lots of peers and authority figures and things change constantly. I'm thankful for the time I have spent hanging with my little dude. The house may not have stayed spotless, but it was worth it and who cares. It's temporary.
I can say over the past year I have been able to worry less. I can still maintain my happiness by expecting less.. realizing I don't have or need control over the world. Just over my own actions.
I think I surprised myself by the things I have completed. I had monthly calendars done for the blog a month early. Granted I have kind of paused on the printables, I added quite a bit to the collection and after adding the calendars I felt pretty satisfied. I will definitely start making more printables again! I've also got my paper binder ready-Home Management Binder- and sorted, I also have a monthly calendar this year.. I will still use Google but I need a paper calendar as well. It's just who I am.
I am seeing major results from my planning so I know that when I take action this all will pay off.
I guess for some reason I just needed to get the stuggle out visually. I don't know the reason but it helps me move on to the next step once I can account for my progress and have a way to remotivate myself. Hopefully I can motivate another.
Even though I don't make New Year's Resolutions I decided that my overall yearly goal is to Organize & Minimize. It seems like this goal repeats yearly but since having a kid our clutter has increased and it continues to increase lol but now that he's at Kindergarten age vs baby age I think I can get a better handle on it. We'll see I guess.
I plan on tackling each room.. I have made a LIST.. lol as usual.. with things to clean out and ideas to try.. so hopefully I will be able to share some successes and/or other stuff. Hopefully successes though. I have managed to do a few small things so far..
I did clean out one of my kitchen drawers,
Also the top shelf in the laundry room and
I cleaned out the pantry.
So I'm feeling good already getting a little bit of momentum going.
I haven't actually decided what to tackle first beyond these small things which, do make me feel good, I gotta say. The kitchen is dying to be cleaned out but I know it's going to take some work. I would like to think I could go cabinet by cabinet, but I know that's going to start getting me into some rabbit holes. I want to plan that before I decide to dive in..
I think my bedroom will be the first. We do spend a lot of time in the bedroom and I'd like for it to be a more comfortable environment. Right now the clutter is seriously injuring any flow of energy. It feels anxious for sure. Busy.
I also think since it's already so busy I can do it in small chunks and make real progress in small amounts of time.
I will also have to include under my bathroom sink and our closet...
I'm working on a full wardrobe clean out as well... this will be a very cleansing year. That's not to say that I am getting rid of everything or throwing things away.. I may just find a better way to store some things.. but I also know that there are things that I need to let go of. Things that do nothing but get moved from this spot to that spot etc. Things taking up space and energy being useless. Or space just not being utitlized properly. It's a goal for sure. I am very passionate about this and my results lol.
I am looking forward to this no matter how long it takes.. But I plan for it to take 6 months to a year... I want to make budgets for each area.. as well as ideas/solutions to issues I'm having with storage.. such as for my crafts which are currently in my dining room also stored with Jaxon's crafts lol
Ready to make some changes!!
I think now that I've said all that I am feeling ready to get some things done that are lingering on my brain right now.. giving me that anxious feeling I hate so much. That thing just poking at you because it needs to get done. Yes laundry I hear you. And it's all good because I am coming for you...
AND. I'm gonna fold and/or hang it all up.. and put it all away.
Excellent play if I do say so myself.
So do that thing that's bugging you. I know I'm going to. So I can enjoy more minutes of my life without feeling anxious or overwhelmed or rushed by something that I can easily eleviate. =)
Make an awesome day.
I feel a bit frozen this evening. I've been feeling kind of blah lately but I'm thinking that it's only because of the holidays... and honestly my shifted perspective of time. This all happens quickly.. and this whole "Christmas Vacation" from Kindergarden thing with the Kindergarden happening. Everything has just felt weird.
I suppose it didn't help that it was 75 degrees on Christmas Day.
Either way, we had a fantastic Christmas! It just happens fast.
We got most of the things on our bucket list done but a few we opted out on because it was just too warm. We didn't turn on the fireplace so we skipped roasting marshmallows and Jaxon made Reindeer food at school so we didn't do that either. He also didn't show much interest in baking cookies and it's been raining here for what seems like weeks so Chrismas was a bit different this year BUT we did do some pretty cool other stuff.
We made snowflakes. That was fun. We put lots of decorations up around the house. Watched our traditional Christmas movies of choice. All the Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen.. Grinch (both Jim Carey and original).. The movie about Fred Clause.. I think it may be called Fred idk it's a good one though... and I can't remember what else we watched.. maybe a few of the Chevy Chase holiday movies as well. They are funny. Anyway... the holidays went pretty well. I'm just trying to figure out where to start to get myself organized. There are a lot of things I want to do and some things that are rolling over from last year which I am totally okay with.. because I would rather reach a little too far... I like to be ambitious.. I can be realistic enough to not be devastated when every little thing isn't accomplished. I am able to instead admire the things I did accomplish and it does help me to see what my limits are.. I suppose I am still testing my limits but I guess I will do that for life...
because I do wish to grow so this all seems to be working out pretty good for me. I am happy with my results so far so on to the next!!
Fall is my most favorite time of the year!! I love getting out my scarves and boots and beanies. I love the crisp air and the trees are vibrant oranges, reds and purples. I absolutely LOVE this area! We only moved to the Birmingham metro a year ago, the Pelham/Alabaster area, but I don't think we'll be leaving anytime soon! The scenery is stunning and fun is not hard to find! Whether you're looking for a family event or something to do alone, you won't be disappointed. They don't call it the "magic city" for nothing!
Holy snap this year is just about over!!
But we still have a full month left and I'm starting it off well. I got some free printables ready-menus and agendas you can click the image below.
You should also check out the rest of my FREE PRINTABLES..
I have monthly sets and calendars.
Holy snap it's November!!
And now almost Thanksgiving but ya know I figured I should go ahead and update because there are still new things happening and I want the blog to be current.
I did make a few new printables for the fall so be sure and check those out I am going to make more! I think the PDF format is where it's at.. I haven't really had any issues with the regular picture files but I think the PDF is more user friendly.
It sure is feeling like fall today right on time!
Cold front came through last night it's dreary, misty and foggy this morning with a high of 71 today... that's pretty good for Alabama..
But I am loving it.. even though everything is soaking, dripping wet, the leaves are changing already and some are already falling!
I really really want to go for a little walk and get some photos of the trees...
I love admiring the changing leaves.. and they make such pretty pictures!
There's lots of awesome things happening...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pizza Month and Fair Trade Month.
You can CLICK HERE to find all the "National" and fun days of October!
So I've been doing this new thing with Wifey Wednesdays and I love it!
It's actually really nice. I think my hubby enjoys it too =)
Speaking of my hubby.
That's what today is all about!
The little things that make a big difference!! Simply showing you care.
My husband ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS considers me.
He is freaking amazing at it. No joke