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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

 

Give love and receive love

It’s really that simple.

We recently spent some time on the beach.

Sidebar:  We live a “stone’s throw” from some of the most beautiful beaches in the US – in my opinion – and we just don’t get out there very much, I’m sad to say. image

Anyways, we went took the boat and some of the kids to the beach recently just for the afternoon.  It was a gorgeous day!  We really had a great time.  I noticed my 14 yr old had been sitting in the softer sand for a while.  Letting him do his thing, I just keep an eye on him.  Eventually he got up and moved on to chasing a bird or something like that… boys will be boys.

I walked over to see what had held his concentration for such a long time and found this.

What I found absolutely melted me.

My 14 yr old, sometimes self absorbed, typical teenage son had been methodically carving a perfect heart in the sand.

What did this say to me?  His heart is full of love.

Our hearts should be filled with love.  We should give love without reservation.  In return we will receive love.

See? It’s as simple as that.

 

My Fitness Journey

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Ok y’all. This ain’t pretty. I never could pull off the messy bun look, haha. 💁

What’s beautiful about this is that I am dedicated to a healthy life. For me, this means setting my alarm for 4AM.

This gives me one interrupted hour to focus on myself. 💪🏻

Do I WANT to get up? Heck no!! But I know the reward I feel when I check off my to do list before the sun comes up. ☀️

Set your goal and stick with it!

Try this: Set your alarm for just 30 min early and get a head start on your day!

Go be amazing!! 😊👍🏻💯
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Pretty little things…..

You guys seriously??   Who can NOT adore this precious find???

SO pretty!

SO dainty!

SO full of Ashley-ness!!!

Ok that might be a little to many “!”  But I can’t help it….

This little gem has made me smile.

Do whatever makes you SMILE!!!!  It’s worth it!image

2 Years later….. My happily ever after!

I recently came across all these amazing pictures from our wedding in 2014.  It was a perfect day in so many ways…. the weather on the other hand was less than perfect.   Torrential downpours. ALL. DAY. LONG.

We dreamed of an outdoor wedding with the sun setting behind us. Umm yeah, not gonna happen right?

About 45 minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to begin the rain stopped!  Can you believe it?!

Our dream came true!  We were about to marry each other on the water at sunset with our children, families and friends as witnesses.

I could really go on and on about this next statement:  Our DREAMS came true in so many different ways!  We  were and continue to be undoubtedly blessed.  EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.