Friday, December 7, 2012

This thing called change

Change. It's such a simple word and it's almost too easy to throw around. I use this word I use often. I will change my eating habits, I will change my work out routine, I will change that diaper etc. 

We as humans {as women mostly} we seek change in ourselves almost constantly to better ourselves. We all do it and it can be such a  good thing. It's only problem is that it's harder to do than say. We all start off doing really good I am sure. I will run everyday and increase my strength training 6 days a week instead of just 4-5. I will eat healthy everyday and say no to my sweet tooth. I will work from daughters up to daughters down. I will get everything completed on my to-do list and feel accomplished. I will get dressed, hair done and makeup on before my husband comes home from work. I will take the kids to the park everyday. I will in essence work hard to get at-least close to my own idea of perfection. I strive to get here and stay here. My only problem, is staying here. I can't last  several weeks of this and then I crash and get into a funk. I lose my motivation and just want to relax and get the bare minimum done on my to-do list. I break, just like every human out there who has broken before but I am sick of it. I want this life style. I want to feel the way I do when I am on top of things everyday. I love that feeling. I feel like a good mom, a good wife, on top of things, fit and healthy and happy. So I am going to start working on one thing. Changing my breaking point. I would like to change my breaking point from 2 weeks {usually} to 2 days. These 2 days I can be as lazy as I want {of course I would still need to care for the kids}, but screw laundry and hard work outs and cartoons. Those 2 days will be like heaven and I will get a max of 2 days a month, so I can still keep up on everything else and not get to that breaking point. 

Change. It's so easy say and hard to do, so I am going to list the tools I use to be changing. 

1. I make lists. Lots of lists.
2. I like waking up and getting all computer stuff done in the morning then no computer till later {unless I am working} because I could spend all day on pinterest and twitter. 
3. I clean the house before nap time, working during nap time, and workout after nap time. Who needs a clock I just need to know nap time. 
4. Have a bed time {this is hard for me because I am a night owl}. My new bed time is 9:30-10pm. 
5. Eat breakfast lunch and dinner and plan it the night before. 
6. Make my family happy daily. tickle time, dancing like a goof ball with my kids, making my husband happy {wink}, talk to them and listen to them {even if your two year old only babbles and your husbands job is too complicated to understand}.This way they don't notice you are working so much. 
7. Have an escape. {like running, or drawing, or cooking, or bubble baths. Something that you can do if you have a bad day}
8. Have something to look forward to all the time. I look forward to clothes that look good on me, being able to chase my kids for more than a half hour. I look forward to having a successful etsy business and having a craft table at the big craft fair this fall. I look forward to having a beautiful DIY crafted home and so so much more. 
9. remember that I am not perfect and if I screw something up. Well there is tomorrow or right now. Try again. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Toys for Tots Drive pick up! What did you all get?

For the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend 20% of every sale went to buying toys for the Toys for Tots drive and here is what you amazing customers bought for the children who have not the life we are a custom too. 

I was thrilled about how much I was able to get and so excited to gather it all up today for my husband to drop off at the toy drive. I want to thank everybody who bought from my store for you are putting some smiles on little kids faces this year. 

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