I am so glad to be in my summer wardrobe. My spring clothes were getting to be much too warm for the weather. I spend most of my days chasing kids, doing housework and gardening. My wardrobe has to be comfortable and easy to work in. So far this wardrobe has worked beautifully.
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Thursday, 11 June 2020
I read a lot. I have really stuck to a non-fiction in recent years, but I do love fiction. I like the romance genre, but I don't always get caught up in the story the way that I want to. I want books to draw me in a hold my attention.
I read a book by Alyssa Cole and I was instantly hooked. Her books are well-written with strong, intelligent female characters and her books are inclusive. Her Reluctant Royals series made me fall head over heels for her novels and I am now working my way through the rest of her books. If you love romance novels, you need to check her work out.
Tuesday, 9 June 2020
I have my summer capsule wardrobe all ready to go. I am looking forward to warm days. Our weather has been mostly cool and windy so far so I made sure to include some warm clothes so that I will be comfortable throughout the summer. My Summer Capsule Wardrobe consists of 32 pieces. I am excited to start wearing this wardrobe and I am hopeful that it will serve my clothing needs until the fall.
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Sunday, 7 June 2020
It is a new month and we are nearly halfway through 2020. It has been a challenging year with a lot of things going on globally. I am trying to focus on a few goals this month that will make my home more organized. I have been struggling lately to feel motivated and I think that having some clear goals might encourage me to be more productive with my time. My home goals this month are:
- organize the gardening shelves in the garage
- go through and organize the dog's items in the garage
- go through Miss. Em's clothes and remove items that aren't being used
- complete our 2017 family photo book
I plan to achieve my goals by using my 20 minute resolution. Taking 20 minutes, 3 times a week will certainly help me find the time to work on these projects.
Thursday, 28 May 2020
I have decided to dedicate every Friday (in the foreseeable future) to something that is adding a lot of value or joy to my life. It will be a podcast, Instagram account, or blog post that I think you may enjoy.
Let's kick off this week with a podcast that I have been loving (especially during these times). Brene Brown (the shame researcher, author, TED talk giver and all around amazing person) has created her own podcast called "Unlocking Us". I have been a huge fan of Brene's work for years and this podcast doesn't disappoint. She even tackles the topic of coronavirus and why this time has been so strange and difficult for most of us to wrap our heads around.
I hope you give her podcast a listen and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Have a great weekend!
Sunday, 24 May 2020
As the mom of 2 young children, I have become pretty good at taking care of everyone else, but I am not always great at doing it for myself. I can go almost a whole day before I realize that I haven't drank any water. There are things that I just let slide that affect my overall physical and mental health.
Recently, I created a daily self-care checklist. I am a list person. I love lists and I love checking items off of my list. I am generally realistic about what I can achieve in a day and I find that lists are a great tool for me to use. I have a Samsung phone and the list app offers a checklist option. (My guess is that most phones have this capability.) I created a list of items that I need to do in order to practice good self-care every day. The items are simple, but the list has been a game changer for me in terms of getting my list completed.
I have been pretty good about rolling out of bed in the morning to check a few items off my list. I like to write in my journal, write down 3 things I am thankful for, drink some coffee and do a 5 minute meditation before my kids are up for the day. I am able to be a happier mom when I have started my day with some self-care. The other items are just as important and I fit them in throughout the day.
I go over my list before I go to bed and this helps me to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. I have felt my anxiety easing and I feel much more centered now that I have made my self-care a focus.
How do you practice self-care? Do you have a routine that you stick to?
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
We spent our weekend in the yard creating a new garden and planting our other gardens. I am so happy it is done. I love this time of year. I love the birds chirping and the leaves budding out. I am starting to consider the clothes that I want to include in my summer capsule wardrobe which I will start using in June.
Happy Wednesday, friends!