Do not do this EVER!

stopI’ve had my little blog for a couple years now.  I’ll get really into it and post regularly and then something happens.

I get writers block or feel like “who cares what I have to say” or some other kind of mentally freezing syndrome that shoves blogging to the very bottom of the ladder.

The anxiety of starting to post again with the used too often “I’ve been away for a long time and I’m so sorry” just makes me feel even more meh, for lack of a better term.

I realize that all my followers (which I can count using my fingers and toes) are impatiently waiting on the daily for my mind blowing, world changing posts about totally random things I find important but nonetheless, I needed a moment, or week, or month, or season to get back into it.

Maybe this is “ghosting”??

I digress….. the thing you should NEVER do if you have a blog is try to clean up your available storage space and delete most of your photos.  The little warning message that pops up asking are you sure you want to do this? …… Take heed to that.

What it should read goes something like this:
Yo, do you realize that you are about to delete all the photos from your posts too? Once you confirm that YES, I want to delete, ALL your posts that include ALL these pictures will be affected by this action.  Instead of a pretty picture there will be a broken image icon thingy in it’s place.  Therefore all the hours you put into finding or creating photos and inserting them into your posts WILL BE FOR NOTHING!!  You will have to go back and spend numerous more hours relocating the pictures and re-inserting them into the posts.  

*facepalm*   *facepalm*   *facepalm*

THANK GOODNESS I found a way to recover most of my accompanying photos from my posts.  However, this does not make it easy by any means.  I still have to go back through each post and insert pictures….. yeah, EACH POST.  *insert bad word here* Slowly I will do this.  Understand that it takes time and please feel sympathy if you read one of my posts that reads like there is a missing photo.  I will be over here accepting your sympathy and trying to find and repost all of them.

So, as with each day of my life, I learn.  Some lessons are harder than others and some have me thinking well lookie there while others have me face palming, my life lessons are in abundance.  And even though it’s a pain the the you-know-what, it’s what makes life interesting.

 

Happy New Year!!!

After a 10 day vacation from my desk job I am happy to be back into the swing of things… ie: a schedule!   I don’t flourish well when I’m left to flounder about for more than a few days.  But man, it was nice!!

We had a wonderful holiday vacation and indulged ourselves in family, fun and festivities.

 

Tyler Family Christmas Eve Lunch 2017

It’s January 3rd and we have already celebrated our oldest child turning 18.   I just can’t believe it.   If you follow my Instagram you will see a picture of him in his JROTC uniform.  He looks so grown up…. so mature, so ready for his adult life to begin. I am SO PROUD OF HIM!!!

Kyle 2017

This year two of our kids will graduate from high school and two are turning 16.  Life just keeps going…. no matter what!

Spring Break 2017 Breckenridge, CO

And now it’s back to our previously scheduled programing…. life, the 9-5, the rat race.
How about this year let’s try to do more than just do more?
Let’s try to do more meaningful, quality vs quantity, whole hearted 100% genuine selflessness.
Create joy in your life by creating joy in someone else’s.

Click, click, Boom!

BlackfridayimageAhhhh, the best way to knock out the Christmas List (in my opinion).

Laptop 100% charged, coffee in hand, cozy spot on the couch, clicker finger ready.

Ready, set, GO!

Wait.

What sites have the best sales?

Where do I find the perfect gift for the kids?

What’s the CODE???!!!!

Curses!!

Thankfully I have some BFF’s that have graciously given me everything I need to accomplish my goal.  (BFF’s in my mind bc they really have no idea who I am, LOL)

MsGoldGirl

BusbeeStyle

MakeupByTiffanyD

These ladies have leg work and listed code galore on their sites.  Thanks a bunch!!! You have made my Black Friday so much more enjoyable!!

I hope you can enjoy their vlogs and blogs as much as I do!

XOXO

Oh Master……..

I need a refreshing redo to our master bedroom!!!

I love the creamy neutrals but lately I’ve been craving a pop of color.

Navy & Indigo seem to be what my eyes are drawn to. 

I may be a bit behind on this trend but none-the-less I’m going for it!

 

 

 

 

Love this glammy set up by Classy Clutter!!

I’m not sure how “glammy” it will be or if it will just be a bit “coastal”.

This coastal feel I found on Pinterest is super chill!

Painting the wall behind my bed a shade of Navy/Indigo…. like this… 

I guess I just need to go for it!  After all, it’s just paint 🙂

“After” pics will be up soon BUT – I hope to remind my impatient self to get some “before” pics – haha

What’s your favorite accent color right now?

Keep it simple, sister

imageIt is so easy to get overwhelmed.

Daily distractions can derail your goals in a heartbeat.

Two days later you realize instead of taking steps toward your goal you’ve taken steps backwards.

Writing things down has been my “go-to” goal planning system.

Do I always follow it?  Heck no, I’m a human.  I make mistakes.  I get distracted by the pretty things that flutter into my head.  Just take a look at the 5 -10 window tabs I have open at any given time.  haha, Seriously.  It is ADD at its’ worst.

Anyone that knows me knows I love a good list.  I make lists for the grocery store, vacations, yard work, daily to-do, kids homework, housework, bills… it’s’ kinda weird. But it helps me get things done!

True story: I was pregnant with my second son and working full time.  I had a list of things that needed to be completed by a certain deadline, knowing his due date was fastly approaching.  The day I crossed off the final time-sensitive project, guess what happened….. I went into labor the night!!  Within 5 hours he was swaddled and the grandparents were cooing over him.  I truly believe crossing that final task off my list gave me the satisfaction I had completed my responsibilities to my position and I could move on the my next priority – my son.

In an effort to share useful information along with my randomness here ya go:  I love the following posts from Pinterest, I hope you do too!
Time Management Mistakes

How to Manifest Anything by Corey Buter

5 Minutes to a more Productive Day

 

And because I am who I am and will never apologize for it here are a couple other Pinterest Posts that caught my eye 🙂

Paleo/Whole30 Veggie Quichequiche

 

Pretty Potted Plant Project

plants

And then here’s my cute kitty for all the real ADD sufferers….

 

Hopefully that will satisfy your needs and help you get back on track by scrolling back to the more helpful posts I included.

Carry on friends!  And keep it simple 🙂

XOXO

 

Sunday Project: Buh-bye Blue Lamp

I forgot how much I love chalk paint!

This blue lamp looked more and more country each day.  I finally figured out how to achieve the look I wanted.

Instead of just grey I wanted a weathered wood-ish color.

I used Annie Sloan Coco and a light layer of her dark wax.

Voila!  I love it!! 

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