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I'm a mom, but I am also so much more. I'm a wife, I work, cook, shop, craft, try to stay healthy, keep up on the latest technology, and style trends, and much more! Come join me in my adventure of making a new blog that allows us to share the everyday things (ups and downs) that turns living an everyday life into living a lively life!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Be content with what you have

Lately I have had that hardest time being content with life. I am finding myself wanting more. I want a bigger house, a higher paying job, a better school for my child…… more, more, more.

Today I said, "ENOUGH!"

I need to be content with what I have. I don't need a fairy tale life. I don't NEED a big house. What I need is food, shelter, and love. I may want more, but I don't  need it. So many people have less than me, I need to enjoy what I have an not give into the temptation of wanting more.
So here I am at 11pm on the computer. Unable to sleep. I typed the phrase "Be content with what you have" into google and found this great blog post.

My favorite part from that post is this:  

"So, stop reaching, searching, and trying to buy your slice of happiness, as it’s not something that is out of your reach.
Know that, and next time you’re standing in line at the grocery store, don’t reach for the magazine promising you the Disney fairy tale happy ending. It doesn’t exist—it’s a fairy tale!
Instead, smile at the cashier and wish her a lovely day. You will make her day a little happier and in doing so, maybe some of that magic will rub off on you." ~Victoria Cox

Today I have a mini challenge for you. Think of 5 basic things in your life that you sometimes tend to under value. List them here and then spend the next 5 days focusing on the many amazing things that you already have around you. 

5 things i'm guilty of undervaluing and that I will strive to value more: 
1.My house (not my dream but it is nice and more than many people have.)
2.My car (works great, efficient, and almost paid off)
3.A job that pays the bills (might not make me rich, but i'm happy there)
4.Friends that allow me to escape and have fun when reality is hard
5.Hand me downs…. (I had to think long and hard about the last one but I'm actually really grateful for all the things that have been given to me. I have a fridge because my parents up graded at the same time as mine broke. I have lots of cute decorations from my mother in law who is clean out her supplies and its made my house super cute. My daughter has been provided with tons of cute clothes from my niece, none of which we could have afforded otherwise. Many times we look down on hand-me-downs, but i'm grateful for them, they've made my life more enjoyable.)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Biker shorts.... At Target

Went shopping the other day and ran into the best thing! 

Bike shorts.

Why you ask? My daughters current career goal is to be a princess at Disney  World, for practice she is wanting to wear dresses everyday. 

I have a feeling this will continue through a good good part of the summer. Now she can throw on a pair of bike shorts under her dress and play to her hearts content and it won't break my budget.

Looks at he color selection too! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Small steps towards a bigger solution

This seems to be a big topic right now. I wanted to take a quick moment to weigh in and would love to hear what your thoughts are as well.

We all remember the "pink slime" outcry from not that long ago...
I didn't frequent McDonald's back then and I still rarely go. 
However, Grandma and Grandpa take my daughter as a 'treat', on what seems like, a weekly basis. When my daughter goes she always picks the nuggets. 

So, even though I internally grimace when she tells me she went to McDonald's with Grandma and Grandpa, at least I know in the future the nuggets will be slightly healthier. 

But, yes there is always a "but"...

I wish McDonald's would make same effort towards changing their beef sources. 

From my view point it seems that chicken is a smaller part of their profit margin so they can "go healthy " to attract that market segment (or maybe it's marketing strategy?), but they still continue to serve low quality beef for cheap. 

I applaud them for making small steps but they have a long way to go. If they are this moved about thier chicken they should apply equal standards to their beef.

Your thoughts?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pinned it. Nailed it? Hair.

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

In honor of the birthday of Dr. Suess I created a little hat clip for my daughter to wear to school for their Dr Suess party.

I didn't take pictures of the entire process, but it is pretty simple. 

Hair clip
Large white button
Smaller red and white buttons
Hot glue

Glue the buttons together. Glue now to the clip and adhear the button hat on top. 

Clip in!

Dr Suess was an amazing man who contributed to the world of children literature but in doing so made contributions to the world as a whole. 

His wisdom spoke well beyond the pages of his books.

Dr. Suess has found a place of inspiration in many of our hearts.

So pick up a Dr. Suess book today and read with your child. Pass on the special messages in so many of his books to the next generation!