Life Lately and a Reset

Hey there friends!! {tap, tap} is this thing on??? I totally didn’t intend on taking time off, but I did. And it was good. Sometimes we don’t know we need a reset until we take one. And this is what happened to me last week. I’ve told you how busy things have been around here on the home front – things have not slowed down yet. And, then I decided to open an Etsy shop. That in and of itself consumed my time for a couple of months. And while I know it was the right thing to do – mostly because I was tired of talking about it and thinking about it – pushing “open shop” and telling everyone about it was extremely stressful and nerve wracking for this little introvert. So, I decided to go visit my mom for a couple of days, because, again I have been telling her for a while that I would!
mom and I at the Lodge on the Drummond Ranch where Pioneer Woman films
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I Can’t Do Everything {and Guess What You Can’t Either}

Pardon me while I ramble. (and I’ll share some fun and hopefully relaxing photos) I had a revelation this week while trying to figure out how I was going to fit in all the things…again. I know I’ve already talked about that many times I’m sure. So, maybe this revelation is not new. All that aside, I realized that it is impossible for me to do everything. And guess what, it’s impossible for you too. Because you see I have friends who are going through the same thing and feeling exactly the same way. It’s just too much. We have expected too much.
I know, I know, some of you out there would probably beg to differ. You’ve got everything under control and you are doing everything every single day. Well, if this is you, I say ‘hat’s off to you’! Maybe you can share your secret with me or even just a tiny bit of your super powers.

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Monday Morning

Monday morning. Ugh right? Every Friday we’re all “TGIF” WOOHOO TO THE WEEKEND!” And then Monday comes around and we’re all “ugh”. So ya there’s that. And, by the way, what happened to September?? How is it already October?? ūüôĄ

This Monday is no different. Fall has seriously been uber busy around here! Somehow we have allowed our younger two boys to be way more active in extra stuff then we ever did with our older two. Ya, they had their things, but just not as many. These boys¬†literally don’t have a free evening, except for Saturdays most of the time. But then we usually have¬†a game or a band thing sometime during that day. So, never a full free day ever. Which makes me kind of sad. These poor adolescent boys are ex.hau.sted people. My middle kiddo was so tired that he couldn’t even think to decide what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday… How did we get here?? I have been letting them skip things lately that aren’t required. (But, they love all of their things, so they don’t usually want to skip.) I have so been there. All the things are good. How do we eliminate a good thing??

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Bringing Wood Bowls Back to Life

Hey there friends! Hope you are doing awesome! Things have been crazy as usual around here. Fall semester = all the activities. Each week it seems a new thing is added to the agenda, which can leave¬†this mama a bit frazzled.¬†We keep busy, but really do try our best to not be too busy. And, we definitely intentionally take time to rest! Think about it, do you do that? Your body and your brain craves it. Give yourself (and your family) permission to sit. and. do. nothing. for a few hours one afternoon. You won’t regret it I promise! Ok, encouragement and challenge given, let’s move on to today’s topic – thrifted wood bowls.

A couple of weeks ago while thrifting I stumbled across some wood bowls.

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Get Fit Friday

Okay, so today we are getting personal. Lately I have been making some lifestyle changes (which¬†I mentioned briefly here). I married an athlete. He is always moving, doing something. If he’s not, he’s not happy. So, whether it’s basketball, softball, ping pong, whatever he can fit in he’s doing.
I¬†on the other hand have never been an athlete. I was blessed with amazing metabolism which served me fine until I turned 40…
Over the past 4 years, my weight has continued to rise.¬†Gradual enough that I didn’t notice until the last couple of years. I was doing¬†a great job of ignoring it. But, that wasn’t the only problem. My energy, my mood, my motivation all declined. I chalked it up to hormones and getting older and just went on. This year however, when I went for my check-up and stepped on the scales, I was shocked honestly. And then, the blood work. Some numbers came back not so great. Not horrible, but definitely not ok.
So, all that to say that was my breaking point. I really wanted to HAVE a fit! I was done ignoring my health, and I knew I had to DO something whether I wanted to or not. I wanted to be in control of my health, rather than letting my health control me.

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