Happy Friday Y'all!
Friday evening is probably my favorite time of the week. Growing up, it was the one time each week we ate out and followed with the weekly grocery shopping trip. For me, it's usually a lazy evening occasionally I'll try to get a head start on cleaning or meal planning for the week. Tonight, I thought I would dust off the blog a bit.
I wish I had been blogging more the past two months. In late June, I rejoined Weight Watchers. The primary reason I joined is because I believe 100% in the accountability the meetings bring to the program. I know there is a lot of science behind their program, but the meetings are what I need. They help give me focus and self-control. In August, I completed JillFit's 20x20 challenge -- it was amazing and deserves a post all to itself which I hope to compile this weekend. It was amazing on so many levels for me. In September, I've focused on goal-setting.
Sorry this post is so disjointed, but I really have some much I want to share and need to share! Even if no one reads this blog -- it is an outlet for me. In August, I used Instagram to chronicle my journey, but wish I had shared my thoughts here as well.
We are supposed to have a really wet weekend, so I should have plenty of time to write. :)
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Recently, I was intrigued by a 31 Day Clutter Challenge hosted by Living Well Spending Less. It started on July 1st & has been really easy to follow. Each morning I receive an email with the target area of the day. It gives guidelines for the space, suggestions on how to organize, and helpful hints on what to keep & what to toss.
I strive to maintain an orderly house & clean house. Although the "clean" seems to be the bigger challenge, we live here! Back to the clutter, I don't feel like I have a lot; but this challenge has encouraged me to let go of more.
While I cook a lot, why I had so many duplicates of things is beyond me. Some were hand-me-downs, others great deals, and others --- I have no idea!
The cabinets are looking much better now though!
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
It's been a wet day here, so I've spent the afternoon napping & scouring Pinterest for outdoor ideas. My outdoor to do list is growing by leaps! We are redoing the area by our front door. It will still have some containers for plants but we've added a chair.
It's a work in progress. Initially, I was going to stain the chair, but have decided to paint it. Paint will be easier to change up colors in the future. I think we are going to do black & add a pillow for a pop of color. I've been looking at outdoor pillows for a month or so. I didn't want to spend a fortune though. I found this one while shopping at Aldi on Saturday.
My "to-do" seems to be growing rapidly - don't they always! Our exterior really needs to be painted. We don't have money budgeted to hire someone, so I'm on the fence about DIY. We are one level & there are only a couple areas that are "high". Regardless of whether we paint or not, the exterior definitely needs to be cleaned & I know we can tackle that ourselves.
Do you have spring projects in the works?
Sunday, April 12, 2015
It's a week late, but we did celebrate on time! 😉 Super son turned FOURTEEN! It seems like yesterday we were anxiously awaiting his arrival, his first steps, his first day of kindergarten. Reminiscing makes me happy & sad... Ahhh, the joys (and trials) of being a mom! We are treading in the teen years - he's an independent kid with a bit of a stubborn streak (insert mom genes) yet a relaxed, laid back nature (insert dad genes) - he's funny with an old soul outlook. He makes my heart swell with love & pride and every now and again gives me a gray hair (or five). I pray he will allow God to direct his path and future! "As long as I'm living my baby you'll be"
Monday, March 30, 2015
Actually spring is struggling to convince itself to be here - we had freezing temperatures over the weekend, but a gorgeous clear blue sky! Super-son is on spring break this week, so he and I have ventured to the beach. It's a sleepy little fishing town which I prefer as I grow older. My parents are here so it's been nice to spend time with them.
I took a challenge this week to do a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times this week. Despite the temperatures & wind, dad and I got in a walk. Pace didn't matter yesterday - just time with my dad.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Hopefully, this post won't come across as pessimistic! I feel Valentine's Day is just another opportunity for retailers to cash in. Every day should be about showing love & acts of kindness to those we care about it. Quite frankly, I'd rather have flowers out of the blue - than the one day of the year they cost twice as much. Even as I looked at cards, I thought this is ridiculous to pay someone else to say how much I love super husband so I came home & made my own card. Enough about that!
Overall, it was a great week. Super husband started a new schedule. It's not ideal, but it's more hours & allows him to see super son when he gets home from school. He's also able to get him started on homework which is a huge help to me!
Sunday, February 8, 2015
I literally laugh out loud when searching for "small bathroom ideas" on Pinterest. Some of the bathrooms are 3 times the size of our truly small bathroom. About a year or so ago, I had the bright idea I would use paint leftover from the kitchen for the small bathroom. This worked out beautifully until I ran out of paint & bought a quart to finish the project which didn't match up 100% - project FAIL! I wish I could share a before picture, but it crashed with my phone - so just trust me on that one.
Super husband's coworkers came over after the holidays for a post-Christmas celebration. Apparently, I like working under pressure because I started the project on Tuesday & they were coming over on Saturday. I found a gray & white chevron shower curtain awhile ago, so it was the inspiration for the room (& we love the gray in our master bath).
I still want to: replace light fixture, add pops of Aqua for color; & fix ceiling (possibly headboard).
Have you done any DIY lately?
Saturday, February 7, 2015
It's hard to believe we already into February! Time definitely flies as you get older! Nothing incredible to share with my -2 readers! What's happening now...
- I struggled last year with finding my exercise routine (due to new job & superson starting middle school). I've found a Tues/Thurs evening class that is very similar format to the early AM boot camp I loved! Super husband gave me shoe tags for Christmas #soretoday #strongtomorrow - love!!!
- I am taking a break from Facebook for the month of February. I have a love/hate relationship with it anyway! It tends to become a time suck - hoping to read some books instead!
- Superhusband & superson are well! We are half-way through our second year of middle school. It's been an adventure to say the least.
Sorry this post is full of random thoughts! What's new with you?