“Rock the Beat” by LMFAO

I found out about LMFAO by accident. I don’t even remember where I heard them, I just knew I had to get their music. When I heard this song it was all over, I was hooked. It isn’t so much about the lyrics, to me it is all about the beat. Can I dance to it? Can I let go to it? What can it do to my mood? I know this song is short but it does the job for me. I hope you like it as much as I do. Warning: It is not an actually video, just the music.

Me and Pampered Chef

Does anyone know what it is? Want to know? Well I will tell you… it is a brand of kitchen products that will change your life. They make cooking so much more fun and easy. And I am the lucky gal who gets to be a Consultant. I grew up with Pampered Chef, my mom would throw a party and all I could think of was how awesome the products where. Then as I got older I saw how much fun her consultant was having giving the parties.

So I decided a couple years ago to give it a whirl, soon after joining I found out I was pregnant with Monster. After a few parties I decided I need to bow out of a while because I wasn’t feeling confident and I knew that once baby was here I wasn’t going to have to energy to do.

Well couple years later and here I am again. I am at it again, with a renewed energy and motivation. I am super excited to get my business on the map. If you want more information please contact me and we can talk. These are truly amazing products and there is something for everyone.

I’M BACK!

My loyal readers, I am sorry (once again) for going MIA. I have been busy unpacking boxes and going to school. But as of yesterday I unpacked the last box for the house. Now it is just making sure everything is in its place, and putting up pictures. Next we will go into my husband’s garage and sort through things that need to go into storage. I am still renting a space, but the goal is to put everything into tubs so it can go into our little storage shed. Also, my husband is ready to use ALL of his garage. Should not be to hard to do in a couple hours. The hardest part will be taking them to storage.

On top of the household stuff I have been going to school. Thankfully I got a break in math, meaning the material my professor is teaching is stuff I either pick up quickly on or I already know it. So I have been able to relax a little. My computer class has been falling behind because it is self paced, so I have not been working on it, and now I really have to cram it in cause the quarter is almost done. My Communications class has been going great. We finished our group projects and I got a pretty good grade on it. Now it is just wrapping things up and studying to take the final. I am excited for the quarter to end because I am even more excited to take my classes for Spring.

I am a little nervous about one class but I am sure I will do fine. I have two online classes and one class in the evening twice a week. But I am excited to take these classes because now that I have my degree on track and I know for sure what I am working towards I am beyond excited to get started on it. Good things are in store for our family.

Monster is doing great in his swim lessons. We are to the point where I am not needed in the pool. The last two weeks I have been sitting on the side of the pool, and he hasn’t really noticed I am not in there. Then last week his teacher said that I could try not getting in at all. I am going to take my swim suit though, just in case. I have confidence that Monster will do fine though, he really likes his teacher and he thoroughly enjoys playing in the water. I am excited to see his progress, and I am not as sad as I was in the start because I know that him growing up is what is needed and there will be other things I can do with him, or things that he will need me for and I look forward to it.

As you can imagine with all the things going on I have not been able to read much. Sadly I have fallen behind in that category. Though since I am going to focus on potty training Monster next week I have been reading a potty training book. Once I finished it, I will post a review. I am still reading the health book, just very slowly. And speaking of health, I haven’t lost any weight, and I haven’t gained it either. I have restarted the squat challenge for a third time now.  I am currently on day four. Now that the house in unpacked I can form and get into the groove of a schedule. Also, with only one class on campus next quarter I can workout before/after swim without having to rush. And my kids hooked up the Wii Fit board so I can check that out. Even my husband is trying to find a Zumba disk I can use at home. I truly excited for it all.

I think that about covers it. Life has been busy, hectic and wonderful. My disk is uncovered and organized now so I can sit here and write all day if I wanted and not have to worry about putting it away. But for now I have to go… Monday is swim day. Oh and one last thing… it just occured to me that I have had this blog for a whole year now, so Happy Blogiversary to me! Thank you my loyal readers for sticking around. More to come later. Until then… Me!

More to Come

Good Evening my fellow readers, I fell off the grid the last week and a half because…. I HAVE BEEN MOVING!!!! It has been a wild ride of trips to Home Depot, dinner off of paper plates with a never ending trail of boxes. On top of all that life still goes on so I have been going to school and Monster has been doing his swim lessons. I unpack boxes so much during the day that my other things fall behind, like my lovely blog and books. So I am a little behind, this week my goal is to spend a little time catching up and getting on track. Just wanted to stop by and let you guys know I WILL be back, just need to get a handle on the boxes. Stay tuned my readers, it will be a wild ride.

A Rough Outline

Ok so as one of my plans for this year I want to keep up with my blog. That means making myself a schedule and trying to keep to it. I am tired of setting goals and not reaching them because I have set my own standards to high. So as part of this plan, I am learning my own limits and starting small. And this is where the blog comes in. The following is a rough outline of what I want to do with my blog, I am still working some kinks out but this is basically what is going to happen.

Mondays: Book Reviews. I have read quite a few books over the last couple months, and I am going to share those with you. Not only am I going to post about books I love to read (paranormal romance) but also on books that I find interesting, or that maybe I tried to read but for some reason I can’t get into them. If any of my readers have suggestions on books and authors I will gladly take them. I read on my Kindle as well as the old fashioned paper book.

Tuesdays and Saturdays: These are my fitness days. I am going to post pictures and my progress. And this is also where I am going to post about the progress I am making in a book I am reading that will hopefully help with my biggest issue… overeating.  I have accepted that it is my biggest problem and now I am ready to overcome it and be healthy.

Wednesday and Sunday: These are going to be my off days. Unless I have something I want to share, like a funny story or memory about my kids.

Thursday: This is a new section. I am going to share my journey as a college student and a mom. So far it has been an amazing journey but I will have a year and a half and a lot of classes to get out of the way. And life does not stop just because I am going to school. Kids still have things to do, family functions come up all the time and the bills don’t pay themselves. Not to mention that the house doesn’t clean itself either. So this is a new section, temporary because school will end and I will start my career in the next three years. It is part of my goal, to share with others that they are not alone in what they do in the world.

Friday: Maybe my favorite day for my blog. Music. I LOVE music, listen to it every chance I get. So I share my music and give a little reason why I chose to put it on my playlist.

There you have it. A little of what I want to do with my blog. Seems like a lot but I really feel like I can do it. I am not perfect and I know I will fall behind, but I am going to try and not be hard on myself because I know I have a lot going on in my life as it is. But I have been struggling to find something I can do that is all my own… and blogging is it. So please stay tuned for the journey that is to come, and please bare with me… life gets busy with three kids and a husband.

 

 

Almost a Week in…

Howdy everyone, I hope you all had a nice and safe New Years filled with joy and fun. I sure did. I had a relaxing night at my mom’s with my brother and his family. Then after midnight my husband and my step dad took the kids outside to light off some small fireworks. Even my two year old made it until after midnight. Now here we are almost a full week into 2016, hope that has gone pretty well too. Mine has not been too bad. My oldest went back to school and Winter quarter started at my college, my entire routine is being turned around but the groove we are getting into is a good one. So no big complaints. I enjoy going to school and I am glad it has resumed again. I just hope I do well this quarter, because I was not satisfied with the last.

With that being said I will get to the point of my post this morning. Every year people make resolutions, and we tend not to keep them for very long. I am not here to make a long list of things I plan to do but will never actually do. I am not here to bore you with a list of things I want to change. What am I here to do? Well, that is quite simple.

I am here to tell you what I am going to do this year. Not only for my blog but for my life as well. I really feel like 2016 is going to be my year. And I don’t have a long list of things I want to do or change. In fact, I only have three. Now, I thought long and hard about these over the week, I thought about what I really wanted out of this year and how I plan on getting there. The plans are not really new, just revamped and hopefully in a capacity that I can achieve instead of over filling my plate, something I am good at doing but don’t like that I do. What follows are the three things I have planned for this year. And this year I have the motivation to do so and keep myself accountable. So please join me in my journey and discover new things with me.

Three things I plan on doing in the year 2016:

  1. I plan on keeping with up my blog. This means that I will post regularly. I am going to spend at least three days a week on it. This weekend I am going to sit down with my calendar and map out everything I am going to post about for the next three months. It is important to me to do this because I love to write and I love to share information with people. I am going to write about the things I like… music, books, my children and funny little things that I come across. Another post will have a rough outline of when to expect different posts.
  2. I plan on finding more happiness. This part I am going to do as I go. Because what makes me happy is different each day or even each week. This week it is school and being able to get everything done on my to do list. But this year I am determined to be a happy person versus the downer I felt I was last year. And the last one is…
  3. I plan on getting healthy. This has been a huge issue for me since I got out of basic. And over the years it has gotten worse. After Monster was born it made me hit a real low. So I am going to come clean about it all and work on getting healthier. And I am doing it for me, no one else. I am seriously tired of not loving my body, in fact I don’t even like my body. So I am coming up with a plan to change it all. I am currently reading a book that will hopefully help me. I will elaborate more on that in a different post.

So that is my plan. The three things that are important to me this year. AI pray that I can keep up with it, because it would be nice to continue to follow through with things. I hope that you will join me in my journey and help me along the way with suggestions and feedback, both are welcome.

So here is to a New Year, and though I am the same now as I was last year, I hope and pray that I am different at the end of this one. I want to share my love of interests with the world, I want to be happy and most of all… I want to learn to love my body again (and not just the color of my eyes). Until next time… ME!

New Beginnings

First off, I want to say I am sorry to my readers. I have not posted anything in quite awhile.  But I have good reason behind it all. And before I explain why, secondly I have missed writing so much I am determined to make things right and post more often.

Now to explain where I have been… I started school back in March. I am on the road to get my Associates in Business. That alone has taken up a lot of my time. But I am doing good in my studies and will be glad when school resumes soon. As well as school, my kids have been growing like weeds. We have a full blown teenager in our midst. My son is in his terrible two, and doing amazing in swim class. Our middle daughter has started middle school and loves it, she seems to be in her element. And as for my husband, well he started a new job back in April and he is enjoying it, back to doing what he knows best. So our family is doing well, and I hope this coming year will bring lots of joy for us because I have lots in store.

One major project is my blog, it is something I used to enjoy doing. Sharing my stories so others don’t feel like they are in this alone. Posting music that means something to me and makes me get up and dance. And letting you guys know what good books are out so I can share the love of reading with my readers. And I want to get back to that.

So here is my plan… I am going to post music every Friday (My Life in Music), a new book twice a month, recipes at least three times a month, my path to getting skinny and of course the stories I get from raising my family and living life.  So not much will change, but I will be doing some revamping and really making this blog reflect who I am as a person. And I can gladly say that during the time I have been away I have found out a little more about myself. So stay tuned and please bare with me, life is ever so busy.