Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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I love productive mornings, it makes my whole day better!
 I am working on school work and the business, in between blogging! : )
 Dishes all clean and an empty clean sink!
 Clean stove!
 Washer empty, all clothes are clean and in the dryer! Don't mind the mess on top of the dryer.  Oh and I obviously didn't check every pocket because there is Kleenex on the clothes but hey we will deal with that when they come out of the dryer.
 The bed is made and we have a smiley kid!
 Fire is going!
Max and Ruby are on!!

And all of this by 8:53 AM! YEAH!  

Disclaimer: Yes this is not a normal day for Mommy J, but thought I should share because it doesn't happen often.  Plus I can show my husband proof!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Great idea from The Green Goddess

I love finding ways to save money and new creative ideas of doing it!
I ran across this great blog and thought I would share.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

To-the-Top Tuesday

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The SUN is shining here today!
Yes this isn't a view that I get to see, but wouldn't it be nice! I do get to see the sun, I think it is the 3rd or 4th day in a row of nice temperatures, 50s! We have been having frigidly cold weather, windchill of -30 below, so seeing the sun, makes us smile around here. Even though the wind is blowing, but hey I think I can live with that!  

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

How do you STAY or BECOME Organized?

How do you STAY or BECOME Organized?
That is my question to you today.

Organization: n. The act or process of organizing. 
One of my goals for 2011 and for life in general is to be more organized. So far not to bad, of course it is only February. Wait let me rephrase that, I'VE MADE IT TO FEBRUARY!

 I have to give a HUGE shout out to FlyLady.com
The simple step of shining your sink seems so simple, but it really has helped me to at least have a cleaner house in 2011. It really doesn't take that long and of course my husband loves having a cleaner house. Don't get me wrong I still have that room, ROOMS, that no one is allowed to see!  Oh on the kids rooms and play room, yeah NOT clean, it seems like as soon as they are clean, they are destroyed, before I can even show anyone! And don't surprise visit me! But I wouldn't be completely as embarrassed as I was a year ago.

I am trying hard to keep my desk  area organized because I go to school part-time and have also started an at home business.  This has been hard but I really do feel in chaos when there is papers everywhere and I can't find what I am looking for.  If I had the money I would go and buy all sorts of organization stuff, but I think it wouldn't get used like it was suppose too.  Maybe I need to on a TLC show and have them organize my house, wouldn't that be AWESOME!!

I did recently find this article and it has some good information :Your Guide to Lifelong Organization

So I hope all of you are a lot more organized than me. 
And if you are how do you do it and make sure it stays that way?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pour Your Heart Out!

I am a WORRIER!  
Yes I am not ashamed to admit it, in fact I have been my whole life it did not just happen when I had kids.  My whole family is worriers, ya not a great family trait to have.

BUT being a mom just adds to the worrying doesn't it!

You constantly worry, in fact while I am writing this I am think I have been on the computer for an hour, while my kids are watching tv, eating dry cereal out of a bowl and entertaining themselves.  Do my kids have to much TV time?  Ha that is easy question to answer, YES!  Do I leave them by themselves to much while I am working on school work, working on my at home business, and playing online?  I am just in the next room and I can see them (MOST OF THE TIME!) ; )

My oldest child is running a low grade temp and is sneezing, I think NO not ANOTHER cold, but then you debate sending them to school.  I am keeping him home, for his sake and the other kids, but the temp is only 98, I should have sent him.  Maybe I just wanted to cuddle with him.  He probably would have been fine. See we as moms even worry about the decisions we make are right or wrong or even how to make a decision on the situation.  


My other worry right now, since I am sharing, hadn't been a worry until my before mentioned son told me it was his worry.  He is about to turn 7 and has not lost any of his baby teeth.  Of course he told me, 
So now he is always saying I think my tooth is loose, I say oh ya, but really no not loose at all.  Now I worry should he be loosing teeth, am I a bad mom for being a liar to my son!  I mean he will loose them sooner than later.  Do I need to go visit the dentist?
OH the crazy life of a mom, why worry over silly little things.  I think there is some kind of saying about don't worry about the little things and I try not to or I at least pretend like they don't to save my families sanity! Thanks for listening to me and don't worry I will be fine!!!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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What does a snow day bring You?

Glue on a dolls head and try to attempt to patch my husbands jeans.  My sewing machine, is not working so well, to put it nicely, maybe I could use the glue gun on it too??

CRAZY KIDS who stay in there PJs all day.  Hey I would be too, but had to go out in the cold and pull start my husband this morning, there is a post for another day!

Finding toys in odd places, oh wait this is an everyday occurrence.

Having the house look like complete chaos! Ahh Motherhood!


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Monday, February 7, 2011

60 tips For Stuningly Great LIFE! By: Robin Sharma

1. Exercise daily.
2. Get serious about gratitude.
3. See your work as a craft.
4. Expect the best and prepare for the worst.
5. Keep a journal.
7. Plan a schedule for your week.
8. Know the 5 highest priorities of your life.
9. Say no to distractions.
10. Drink a lot of water.
11. Improve your work every single day.
12. Get a mentor.
13. Hire a coach.
14. Get up at 5 am each day.
15. Eat less food.
16. Find more heroes.
17. Be a hero to someone.
18. Smile at strangers.
19. Be the most ethical person you know.
20. Don’t settle for anything less than excellence.
21. Savor life’s simplest pleasures.
22. Save 10% of your income each month.
23. Spend time at art galleries.
24. Walk in the woods.
25. Write thank you letters to those who’ve helped you.
26. Forgive those who’ve wronged you.
27. Remember that leadership is about influence and impact, not title and accolades.
28. Create unforgettable moments with those you love.
29. Have 5 great friends.
30. Become stunningly polite.
31. Unplug your TV.
32. Sell your TV.
33. Read daily.
34. Avoid the news.
35. Be content with what you have.
36. Pursue your dreams.
37. Be authentic.
38. Be passionate.
39. Say sorry when you know you should.
40. Never miss a moment to celebrate another.
41. Have a vision for your life.
42. Know your strengths.
43. Focus your mind on the good versus the lack.
44. Be patient.
45. Don’t give up.
46. Clean up your messes.
47. Use impeccable words.
48. Travel more.
50. Honor your parents.
51. Tip taxi drivers well.
52. Be a great teammate.
53. Give no energy to critics.
54. Spent time in the mountains.
55. Know your top 5 values.
56. Shift from being busy to achieving results.
57. Innovate and iterate.
58. Speak less. Listen more.
59. Be the best person you know.
60. Make your life matter.

Working Hard, Hardly Working

My busy life definitely keeps me on my toes!  From taking care of chickens and cows, to studying my online classes, to washing dishes, this lady would not change her life for anything.  My BIGGEST part of my life is my wonderful children, Colby and Kalli.  They are 6 and 3 and I would not trade them for anything.  Everything I do in my life is for them and I want to make the best life I can for them.  Of course I couldn't have them without my loving husband of 8 1/2 years.  We are high school sweethearts and have had our up and downs over the last 13 years, but that is what marriage is about the up and downs.
                    I'm excited to start this blog to let people know about ME, my family, and my life!