Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Embrace the Imperfect

As most moms nowadays, I am a part of my neighborhood's "mom group" on Facebook. It has its value and worth. This village I live in is full of support for one another. I love it. It's totally rad. And, really, nothing is off-limits or TMI. And people are always willing to give their honest two cents, their IMO's, IDK'S, and sometimes those rare FML's. It's all fantastic. That's why when someone posted a question regarding the quality of school pictures it really got me thinking. The astronomical price for these said pictures are not lost on me. Not only do I have to pay for one kid, now I have to pay for two! And I only get the cheapest package possible that will also keep my extended family happy and included! However, due to the craptastic quality of these pictures and the price, some have been questioning them at all. I say yes! If you can afford it, then yes! And here's why: 

* Family pictures are amazing quality, cozy, and intimate, but gosh darn it, why not have that awkward kindergarten picture to look back on and wonder what happened to your haircut? 

circa 1985
* By the time all your kids are in school, these pictures are going to cost the same as a portrait sesh with a professional but, boy, looking back on a crimped hairstyle and humungo bow just makes me smile...

circa 1987

* Lastly, why be so perfect? Why strive for every facet in our lives to be perfect. It's not. It's just not! And, it never will be. I want to remember that my son only wore green the first 2 years of school, or that he was once toothless before those adult teeth came in making him look like Peter Rabbit. I also want to remember the fakiest fake grin on my daughter because she was so excited about her new ear piercings that she actually is smiling so huge that it looks like she's not breathing. I want to remember my kids being goofy, silly, and adolescent children who don't care how other people project their lives to be; how they weren't striving for perfection. You know, we really could learn more from our kids mismatched socks, knotty hair, and chocolate or snot-stained sleeves. Life is meant to be lived... so live it! Even be so bold to just say IDGAF...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Accessorize Yo Bad A$$ Self

It's the beginning of December. This time of year is crazy ass BUSY! In actuality, I think that is an understatement. My mind is a jumbled mess of things to do, make, create, wrap, buy, you name it. I find peace in doing something for me each day. Today is this badassery of accessories.
Yes, I may be playing Duplo Legos with my 1-year-old or picking up my Preschooler in carpool, but I will at least feel like myself today. I'll feel like a supermom who has her sh*t together (is there such a thing?) with my armor of awesomeness. Sometimes our youness can be hidden behind closed doors. Actually, hiding out behind closed doors doesn't sound so bad some days... ;) Anyhoo, what makes you feel like YOU today?

Have a beautiful Wednesday, Bloggies!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rockin' Out in Carpool

There is one song that completely takes me away every single time. It's the Calgon to my sanity. It is this: https://youtu.be/1w7OgIMMRc4

I had it blaring (as loud as I could with little ears in the car) in the carpool lane today dropping off my 4-year-old. She and I were air guitar-ing it and I was singing and bopping away. She loved it and was following my lead.

Her teachers either a.) thought I was totally crazy b.) thought I may have put wine in my green smoothie or c.) were totally jealous that I was listening to this while they sing Mother Goose Rhymes all day. Either way, my morning was transformed. Just like this song always does, it put my mind at ease and ready to tackle another day!

What is the one song that transcends time for you?

Have a rockin' day!

Friday, September 9, 2016

My Vibe. My Tribe.

How true is this? Think about it. What you put out into the world is exactly what you will receive. If you are a grumpy-dumpy-cynical human being, then you will inevitably draw the same kind of people in. Then, you will just stare and insult each other all day every day. Karma, right?

Think about growing up. Your friends were those that liked the same things as you, be it sports, drawing, talking, etc. Why would being a grown up be any different? Now, as an adult, I do have an array of friends. I am blessed to have this. I have friends and aquaintances who all serve certain purposes in my life. All of them are great and fill my soul with what it needs. For these people, I am grateful.

Now, onto my tribe. I love my tribe. I respect my tribe. I NEED my tribe! As a woman who has a hard time asking for help, especially when it comes to my children (mommy guilt, what?), I need this tribe of woman for my sanity more than anything. They should be called my "sanity savers." I truly believe that by being open minded, non-judgmetal, and less cynical has brought to me my tribe of people. I've worked hard at it. I'm still working. Aren't we all? Nobody is perfect. Sometimes a great vent or gossip session feels good and then you move on about your life.

Listen, I'm in my mid-thirties. I definitely know there was a time in my life when I was with some others who weren't the best to feed my soul. It's truly not that they are bad people at all! It's just that our vibes didn't mesh. I sincerely wish "the others" the best in life; happiness, fulfillment, and grace. Now, I'm talking about friends and aquaintances through every stage in my life- not just one. So, don't go scratching your head wondering if I've written you off! Chances are, you are still fondly in my mind and memories, and often thought of warmly, with affection.

I wish you all, beautiful bloggies, a life in which you can find your tribe. Think about the type of people you want to attract, and send out those vibes. Just like in 'Field of Dreams,' "If you build it, they will come."

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." 
-Dalai Lama

p.s. for those of you who think I've fallen off my rocker. I may have! I'm holding on by a toe. It's still holding onto bad and inappropriate jokes, impatience, and sarcasm pretty damn good.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Product Review: Coconut Oil

It's back! My formal review on a product that I love (or not). I'm not really into talking negative about stuff, so I will only post bad crap if the things I'm using are truly bad crap...

COCONUT OIL! This is the one I use. I'm sure any of them are fine. I like to read the reviews on Amazon before purchasing. 

I use it for some many purposes! 

cuticle conditioner

WATERPROOF mascara remover: 
for real, yo. It works!


moisturizer (everywhere)

hair mask

wax remover (on body or hard surfacees)

diluting my essential oils

What do you use coconut oil for? I feel like there are so many great things to be had with it! 

Stay class, Bloggies. Have fun today.