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January 2018

January 2018

on January 29, 2018
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Wow, is it the end of January already? I feel like it was just yesterday we were celebrating New Year’s! How is everyone doing with your resolutions? Personally, I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions. I feel like I never keep them and always end up feeling defeated. A couple years back, I started making monthly goals instead. That way, if I don’t/can’t stick with it, there is always the next month. I just don’t check it off my list and carry it on over to the next month. It doesn’t have to always be “New year, new me!” Each month is a brand new chance to start over fresh. So, if you started strong in the gym and didn’t quote follow through, don’t give up! You can still be successful at whatever you have set your mind to!

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365- page book. Write a good one” -unknown¬†

What were my goals for this month? Of course there is the typical “lose weight” that most women have on her list. I’m no difference. It is no secret I have always struggled with my weight. I’ve always had BIG goals, and I feel like that is what deters me from reaching them. So, this month I wrote down “lose 2 lbs.” Simple enough. I’m one to get discouraged easily when I do not have major results immediately. I guess it is because I am part of that “instant gratification” generation. I feel like working towards 2 lbs is much easier than working towards 20 lbs. And… this month I was successful!! Yay for 2 lbs. It is not much, but it is a great start to me! Once KB starts school in the fall I will be able to start going back to the gym. Charles works for Nissan. We have free gym access. The only downfall is, it does not have childcare. With his crazy work schedule it is nearly impossible for me to make gym time, too. As soon as both girls are in school from 7:30-2:30, this mama is getting in more than her 2 lbs!

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How to pack away the Christmas chaos for $20 or less!

on January 2, 2018

I love love love Christmas! The lights, the tree, the baking, time with family, the presents, the over all magic, I love it all. Our tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving, and our house explodes in Christmas cheer. I always have Christmas music playing. There is a chipper feeling in the air. It really is the happiest time of the year!

But once its over… it’s over. New years rolls around, and it is time for all that cheer to go back to the attic. Where to start? There is so much to put away and only so much space. You want to pack everything in the neatest way possible so that it’s easy to get out next year. Most importantly, you want to pack it so that nothing gets broken or lost!

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