Goal Crushin! Making 2017 My Best Year Yet!

It’s that time of year….people are starting to think about the New Year: what lies ahead for them, thinking about all the things they want to accomplish, maybe setting a new goal or two. New Years Resolutions may seem cliche but you have to admit there’s something about a fresh new calendar year that just makes you reevaluate and makes you believe that things can, in fact, be different. The problem I’ve had with New Years Resolutions (and the reason I rarely make any) is that they are just so hard to stick with. Just like the majority of people I start off strong then life gets in the way and I slowly start making excuses to not follow through. My fitness and health has Read More

Monkey See ?, Monkey Do ?. Why organization is so important to me now, more than ever!

Finding out that I’m having a daughter has really had a strange effect on me. I was NOT expecting to have daughter, for some reason I had it in my head that I was going to have a little army of boys – my very own personal bodyguards! I was already planning all the things my boys would do together, what their rooms would look like, the sports they’d play together…it was just obvious to me, I’d have boys only. But then I heard the ultrasound tech say “It’s a girl” and I was completely floored. It took me a few days to process and probably an entire week to even let myself get excited. But in that week I started thinking “what can I Read More

Why You Can’t Have It All

Let’s just be real here. You can’t have it all. You see that mom on tv that has breakfast with her family in the morning (full makeup and dressed for the day), goes off to work, comes home to a clean house, makes a yummy homemade dinner (in her heels probably) then goes to bed at a decent hour with her husband where they sit and talk about their day….my eyes are rolling just thinking about it.   You can’t have that life. It’s just not possible. Sure you DO in fact have the same hours in the day as Beyonce as that stupid meme will tell you but what it fails to tell you is that you DON’T have a personal stylist, someone to come Read More

A Little Color

The boring beige walls in our house were starting to drive me crazy, I needed some color in my life! I wasn’t quite sure which way to go with a couple accent walls, bright and fun or warm and cozy. I’ve always loved gray’s and rich browns so after trying out some colorful samples that just didn’t feel right to me I decided to try out some warmer colors. At first I thought my brown/gray color choice, Complex Gray, was going to be too dark for the dimly lit hallway between the boys’ room (and I’m pretty sure no one else liked the choice either) after it was up and dry I LOVED it. I chose white accents on the wall that would really pop Read More

Meal Prep’n

Tomorrow is Week 3, Round 2 of my 21 Day Fix and I’ll be honest I haven’t been doing great! I started Round 1 super motivated and after I hurt my back and had to sit out on W3 R1, I just never got back into the groove. I fell back into bad eating habits and even when my back felt better I didn’t workout every day. Hey, it happens. The way I see it I have 2 options. 1. I can say screw it and continue on with eating healthy when I feel like it and working out when it’s convenient or 2. I can just DO IT! I choose the latter. So to finish off R2 STRONG, today I did my meal prepping Read More

No Picasso Necessary

No Picasso necessary in our house! One day way back when I was pregnant, my then 10 year old, now 11 year old, niece Makayla brought over a picture she drew for her little unborn cousin. When I saw it I couldn’t believe how much time she must have spent on it, she said it was just some cars on a hill – well each little car had exhaust coming out, all of the wheels had rims, the cars had lights, the streets had lanes, I just couldn’t believe she drew this for a baby she hadn’t even met! My pregnancy hormones kicked in and I just knew right away that I had to save it and put it up in his room. Well, I Read More

DIY Pallet Bookshelf

When I was pregnant and thinking about the nursery I just knew I needed a bookcase or bookshelf! I love reading and I definitely wanted to share that with Joaquin. So I searched Pinterest and came across a bookshelf made from a pallet. I instantly loved it. It was perfect for the look I was going for and wouldn’t take up floor space. So I tasked my hubby with finding a pallet, as always when I told him what it was for he just kinda looked at me and said “ooohkay” ツ.  This project was super easy and I absolutely loved the final product!   What you need: A pallet A saw for cutting Screws & Drill Sanding paper Stain Rags or brush for staining Studfinder Alex cut the Read More

Start Planner

Who doesn’t love To-Do lists? Who doesn’t love using your phone for To-Do Lists? ….ME! Who doesn’t love brainstorming on their phone or tablet? ….ME!   I think you’re getting the point here. I love being organized, I love To-Do lists, I love when the light bulb goes off and I have an amazing idea; but I’m really sick of using my phone to record all of that. I tried, I really did, I’ve downloaded countless apps: Evernote, Wunderlust, Life Balance…I even bought a moleskin notebook that can be used with Evernote, and although I love that notebook and use it constantly I never scan the pages into Evernote. It’s just too much. I went back to using a regular notebook but I’d forget where Read More

Mom’s…How Do You Do It?

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I absolutely need to be more organized with my time and space. My hurdles: a 9 month old baby, a 3rd grader, a hubby, 2 cats and 1 dog that are  N E E D Y, oh and we’re all in a pretty small house.   So Mom’s, how do you do it? How do you carve out time to work from home? How do you create work space that won’t get taken over by baby toys and junk mail? Have you created some pretty awesome desk space in a corner of your house or do you leave the house in order to get some work done? I want to know and I want proof! I’m going to Read More

Halloween Hangover

Not the type of hangover I’m used to but it took me a couple days to recoup after Halloween week! I remember when I was trick or treating age, we got ready the night of Halloween and my Mom drove us around trick or treating. Easy. These days there’s Trunk or Treats just about everywhere, we have to take the kids to see Grandma and Grandpa, multiple Halloween events throughout the week and after all of that you still have to go trick or treating Halloween night. Exhausting.   We started the week off at Still Water Hollow for their annual Harvest Party and wow, so much fun! But one thing I couldn’t figure out…why weren’t there more people there? This event is FREE with any donations going to the Rescue Read More