If you follow me on Facebook, you might remember this from this week’s edition of Sunday Funday. I have been having a little too much fun with photo editing lately. Enjoy!
Welcome to Tuesday Treats. Each week I will spotlight a new product or show different ways to use my products for parties, gifts, or anytime! If you have any suggestions, I always welcome them!
Welcome the newest member to our Stuff a Plush Family! Our new alligator is soft, cuddly, and ready to come home to your reptile enthusiast!
Our stuffable alligator comes with stuffing, a heart or star insert (so you can “bring it to life”), birth certificate, and instructions. The alligator looks great on its own but also fits any of our large stuffable plush animal clothing.
The stuffable alligator makes a great gift, but it is also great for reptile or zoo themed parties. You can use the kit as the main activity and play some fun party games.
Our stuffable alligator retails for only $14.00. We give volume discounts if you are ordering for a party. Just contact us for more information!
What do you think of our newest family member?
Mommy Mondays is a new weekly segment on the blog devoted to organization, time management, and other ideas to make life easier for busy mamas!
The kids and I have recently given up fast food again. We weren’t really eating a lot of it, but we thought it would be a good habit anyways with summer coming.
Last week was a busy week for us with recital and the end of a lot of the kids’ activities. I was running low on groceries since we were too busy to go grocery shopping, so as I ran over to the local grocery store, this idea just kinda popped into my head. It is easy and pretty cheap too! Here is what you need:
1 bag of shredded lettuce
1 can of black beans, drained
1 cup Shredded cheese
1 can of chiles, drained
1 package of flour tortillas
Heat oven to 350 degrees and place tortillas in the oven, wrapped in aluminum foil. While the tortilla shells are heating, grab a bowl, add the lettuce, layer with beans, chiles, and cheese. After 10 minutes in the oven, your tortillas are soft and warm. Dinner is served! Serves 4
My husband and I recently started trying to conceive again. As you may remember, I suffered a miscarriage last winter at 3 months. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to try again so soon, even though I was told that the first six months are the most fertile. The experience zapped my confidence. It robbed me of a baby that will never be but also left me feeling empty and questioning why we decided to have another baby.
I have heard everyone and their brother ask me the same question: “Why would you want another baby? Your kids are at the perfect age to do anything with them. You have a boy and a girl. Why do you need another?”
Honestly, I don’t know. We started young. After the ordeal I went through with my daughter, I was pretty sure I was done. However, I started realizing the last few years that I didn’t think our family was done expanding. I love being a mother. I love kids way more than I like adults. Having another baby just seemed right.
So here we are, back at the beginning again, trying for a baby, and I am scared to death. I am afraid of getting pregnant. I am afraid of not getting pregnant. I am afraid of losing another baby. I don’t think I could handle that again. My children are going to be 7 and 10 soon and are at a pretty easy age, and I worry what if I really can’t handle all three. I had to do single parenting for a bit when my son was a baby, and I wonder sometimes if I can do it again when my husband is gone at work. I am afraid that I might have to rely on my friends for support, even if it is purely emotional. However, I have trust issues, and even though I know I have a wonderful group of friends who have shown me so much love the past few months, I worry even though I know I shouldn’t.
I was so excited about my last pregnancy, and now I worry that if I get pregnant now that I might not be as enthusiastic. What if I spend nine months on edge? Will the baby still know how much I want it?
The miscarriage really shattered my perceptions of things for a while. I really never gave it a thought that I would get pregnant and not deliver a healthy baby. I don’t want to be preoccupied. We have been trying so long. I want to be able to get pregnant and enjoy being pregnant, something I was denied with my baby I lost and my now almost seven year-old.
It is scary to think that there are so many uncertainties in life. It is like going into the great beyond. You might not know what is out there, but you are willing to explore. I am readying myself to step into the great beyond again where I don’t know how it is all going to end or if I will be happy or if I will be hurt. Deep down underneath my fears, I hope for the best. I hope not to be hurt. I hope to conceive. I hope to have a sweet baby for our family to love. I hope to be a good mom, and I must continue to hope and let the hope outweigh the fear.
Starting this week, I am introducing some weekly memes. Mondays are Mommy Moments. This week, I will be discussing tips for organization.
The other week, I wrote a post about how I was feeling incredibly disorganized. Some of my readers gave me some tips on Facebook and here as how to get a bit more organized, and I thought I would take a moment and share what has been helping me.
First of all, I got a great wall calendar/planner. I love the Bold Blossoms Monthly Weekly Wall Calendar. It has not only the months but also tear off sheets for things to do and grocery lists. It has really helped me get organized.
Since I got this nifty calendar, I have been using it to keep track of the groceries we need during the week. I also have been writing to-do lists, which is helping me prioritize what needs to be done. I have all the bills paid two weeks ahead of schedule! I was so excited!
I also took some time away from things to figure out what I want in life. The past few months have held a lot of changes in regards to my business, my family, my husband’s job (as in he started a new job last week). I really should have taken a break last month to organize my life instead of diving headfirst into a ton of changes without a game plan.
It’s not perfect, but it’s a great start. I feel like I am actually getting things accomplished, and I am learning how to unwind more. Do you have something that keeps you organized? Feel free to share in the comments.
Lately, I just can’t seem to get it together. Ok, so if you have been following along, you may have noticed that I am occasionally scatterbrained. However, lately, I just can’t remember anything. I have started making lists again, trying to keep track of my appointments, and I was doing really well too for a few days. Then for some reason, I said yes to a million different things…and they all happened to be today! However, since I spent last week preparing for the fence project (which will soon be a part of the DIY series that hasn’t had a post in ages), taking some much needed mommy and daughter time, and finalizing some new changes for my business/blog/social media, I finally hit the wall today as well.
Honestly, as I have said on my blog before somewhere, I know I am not Superwoman. I no longer even want to try to be her. However, I do want some organization in my life again. I want to contain the chaos. I have dropped a lot of things from my life recently. These are my new priorities: husband, family, friends, building my business/blog, cleaning the house and chores, and maybe doing laundry since Mount St. Laundry doesn’t seem to go away on its own. Also, I think I need more “me” time. I also need to figure out how to unwind. I dropped a lot from my life to de-clutter my life, and I feel like instead of adding hobbies and relaxing projects, I find new ways to add stress to my life.
How do you get yourself together when you are spinning your wheels? How do you unplug and relax?