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!

deoderant

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. 



Life with Three

There are days when I don't even fathom the fact that I have three children. Then, something will happen where I totally feel like "mommy." Like this right here:


It's like, "oh! I DO have three children! Well, kids, mommy needs to get her workout on, so into Childcare you go!" 

What do you do for yourself? 

Stay beautiful, Bloggies...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Experiences

Experiences. We all have them. They come in sizes big and small. Some are monumentous, and some can be small. Intimate, quiet, loud, good and bad, experiences are what help us travel through life.

I could write for days about my most joyful and monumentous experiences. I could probably write more about my not so great experiences. I wouldn't want to bore you. 

I am just here to tell you that, yes, my dear friend, life isn't always sunshine and rainbows. Hell, some weeks and days have more grey in them than we care to admit. Sometimes life is consumed with the mundane, worry, sickness, chaotic crap that we don't want to deal with. But, you know what? All of your experiences are for you. Everything is happening in such a way for you to move forward and extend your light to those around you.




Keep experiencing life in all of its forms, Bloggies. Joy will come. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

I am Female.

I am female. Here me roar. No, really.  I'm serious. Ok. I'm half serious. We females have a once in a month while grumpiness. You hear me ladies? Can I get a "holla?" It is expected. It is reoccuring. However, it still sucks. I'll call it Pissed-off  Maddening System-overload. My once in a month while gets me every single time. All little life instances annoy me. I can't get over it. It's hard for me to find the happy. Today,  I am thankful for all of my body regardless. Within this inside tension that is, I get to use my body to walk it out furiously, even in this ninety degree weather. I get to bend, stretch, breathe, and stay strong at yoga amongst my inner chaos. For this, I am grateful. Now, I'll try to stop being a little shit and focus on the happy. Lord knows that we can all use a little happy in our lives... and chocolate. I'm wishing you calm during your inner storm and peace throughout your beautiful chaos. Happy Tuesday! 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rock On with your Bad Self

In which picture do you think I feel like my bad ass self?





All of them! Some days I feel like a total asswipe of a mom and wife, but you now what? I got this. WE got this. Whether I'm taking lazy selfies in the first baby months with my kids for entertainment, getting my rock on in my 80's Goonies tee, or dressing up for date night with my hubs, I got this. Everyday is not sunshine and rainbows, but we all do the best we can. We show up and do this adult thing every single day. The moments may seem like forever and a day, but how quickly they do go past. I am grateful for this thing called life. Let's let our light shine in these moments. Be bright, Bloggies. Have a beautiful day! 


Make it Happen.

There are more times than less that we feel like "moms" (whatever that means, but you know what I mean, right?). What makes you feel like "You?" Sometimes all it takes is a little time to put some makeup on and a favorite comfy hat. I swear, it's the little things in life for me. Whatever your style is, work it. Make it work. Make it happen. For you. Stay happy. Stay sassy. Stay beautifully you. 



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

True Mommy Fashion

What else would you accessorize a "boo boo" with? Even if I had somewhere fancy to go today, I would still rock it. It's these little things in life that make us human. Kid band aids are a way to show you are living life, not taking it too seriously, and enjoying the moment. Or... You don't even own adult band aids anymore! Either scenario is the truth. Am I right? Stay beautiful, beautyFULL mamas. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mom! Mommy. Mama! Mom.

Is anyone else going summer crazy? We are having a glorious summer. Our mornings are consumed with a napping baby, but that give the bigs time to use their imaginations and play together. It also gives me time to plan the rest of our day and enjoy a second cup of coffee. However, man! Are these dogdays of summer tiring. These kids are up my butt for the better portion of the day. I'm ok with it most days. This is my life. This life is great. This life is happy and fulfilled. For this life, we are grateful. When does school start? And, are you wearing your sunscreen? Don't forget ladies! Stay beautiful. Smooches!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Blog in a Blog

This is one blog that I read and probably related to every single word. The ending really made me cry. 

http://austin.citymomsblog.com/2016/04/20/stage-life-hard/

My oldest baby is slowly, very slowly, growing up and out of my lap, even though I will always offer a space for him there. The middle is a cute and adorable little girl who is always on the go, dancing and singing. My littlest is a baby. He's stares deep in my eyes like I'm his world. Like he will never want to leave me. 

Every word from this women's blog rings true. Even on my toughest mommy-ing days, I know this doesn't last long and before we know it, our kids are going to be grown and more independent than we realize. 

Ok, now my heart is aching. I might just need a super long cuddle sesh tonight with these precious little people of mine. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Your Mind is a Muscle

Hey y'all. I know I've been MIA and I probably will be again. I'm so not great at keeping up with things right now.. It's just not the season for me to be so! I am ok with that. My third baby is almost 6 months old. I'm getting there. It's an adjustment, but it's gradually getting a little bit easier to carve out time for me.

You may or may not relate, but one of the first things that makes me feel like my normal self is exercise. I have been back at it for a couple of months now. I would say things are progressing slowly, but at least I'm on my way to getting my after-third-child body back! I don't like to say "Pre-baby" body because I've had three babies. I'm in my mid thirties, and things just aren't going to go back to they way they were when I was in my 20's. I'm not unhappy about that! I'm excited to see how strong my new body will be! My clothes may not fit the same, but they fit. My body has just shifted and it's time to accept that and appreciate the great things to come with some hard work!

Running has been a huge stress reliever for me. I don't get out to run every day, but I try to at least three days a week. It does not come easy for me. Some days my legs feel like stones and my mouth feels like cotton as I breathe in this pollen-induced air. I have run 5Ks before and can never break the 32:00 mark. My goal is to run at least a 10 minute mile. Yesterday, I talked myself inot running a 5K around my neighborhood. I envisioned the 10 minute mile and told myself I could do it! The first mile was fun. I felt as though my stride and pace were on target. The second mile was ok. I was getting frusterated because I wanted to run even faster, but my body was sayiing, "No!" And, just like the Little Engine that Could, I kept on truckin.'

You mind is a muscle. That's was my mantra. As I kept saying that, my fatigue dissipated and I kept my eyes ahead and ran and ran. You know what? I did it! I finally hit my goal!

You see, beauties, you mind is  muscle. Just when you think you're about to tap out and call it quits, your mind can make you do things your body says you can't. Next time you're facing a physical challenge, remind yourself that your mind is a muscle too and tell me your success story! As a mom, I like to celebrate small successes, even for my own self. We are all just doing what we can to survive and feel great. My goal may seem small to some, but for me, yesterday was a BIG deal! 

Here's to staying strong, beauties! In mind, body, and soul. 

Have  a BEAUTIFUL day!