yes all 3 of those all rolled into 1 post. be patient with me it might be a tad long. of course if you read my blog your probably used to long posts by now :) so lets start with the break. last week we had some things come up here at home that just needed to be taken care of. i was so torn as what to do. i mean i knew in the back of my mind what needed to be done, but i just kept putting it off. thank goodness for great friends! one of them was just up front and said hey you just need to take a break and get this taken care of! i knew this, but i guess like another friend pointed out sometimes you just need it acknowledged and then you can move on and do what you know you need to do. so i told myself that day that i was going to take a 2 week break to get things in order. now this is hard for me to do since i love what i do and it's hard to think of new ideas and not be able to act upon them. also i still have 2 projects that i had to set aside for the time being. so that being said this was last week when i made this choice. the good news is that things are getting better! so i decided to continue for a bit more with the time off only to get my product and paperwork in order. i know this will better help me when i go to put new product up in my etsy store. plus i have some things in mind and doesn't absence make the heart grow fonder? that could be the same for doing something you love right?! so thanks for your patience and i'll be back with updates soon!
onto the here and now! hadn't actually planned on doing this today until i was taking photos of a few of my favorite snacks. then i saw little things around the house that i had to snap photos of and went on the hunt for a few more. i love these little snapshots into here and now. tomorrow it may not be there!
this is a little scarf that kels made for her little sister from her dads. i didn't even know she was working on it. it's so cute. of course this isn't the first thing that's been hung on the railing and i'm sure won't be the last!
now this is done by my little cleaner! aliya has been on this kick lately where she really likes to help clean. i've noticed that she's been doing things on her own. like when she took off her jacket, she actually hung it up unlike the others i find strewn across the furniture or floor! the other day i even found her in my closet sorting laundry that hadn't been put in the basket yet. :)
now these, they will probably still be there tomorrow, unless aliya sees them and puts them away. hey i should be glad they were put there nice and neatly right? well funny thing is that they go in the bench that they are sitting next to.
now not sure why kelsey's pj bottoms are here!
none of this stuff here is even mine :) kels was with me when i ran to home depot the other night and she occupied herself in front of the paint swatches. she's wanting a new change in that room of hers.
now this isn't mine either. i guess he just forgot to put it away! maybe i should put it next to his sandals.
so on my way upstairs i found a pile of my own. this is a pile of receipts that i had to go thru to return a few things. guess i better go pick them up.
here is a little snapshot of one of aliya's shelves. she really likes to sort things and keep them all lined up.
see those little animals in the photo above? well i wasn't sure what they were sitting in until i picked one of them up and found out they are wheels from Kams lego collection. she's put them to good use.
so finally onto my friday fitness fun. so last week i made a goal about exercise! i had decided i was going to exercise 3 times this past week for at least 30 min. each time. well i'm so happy...i did more then that! monday - 30 min, tuesday - 45 min, wednesday - 45 min, thursday - 30 min plus 10 min in the evening, and friday 30 min plus 60 min. of yard work! i also did much better with my water intake and was very conscious of that. the hard part for me this week was tracking what i ate. something i need to work on this next week. so i will be trying to stay on top of that and continue with my exercise!
this week i thought i would share a few things that i like to have on hand.
now these are a hit at my house. well they have been mom and kid approved, dad still prefers real chips. i get this flavor along with the doritos, the cheetos, and the tostitos. they even have the flaming hot cheetos now. i know they cost more, but to me it's worth it!
now this is probably my favorite granola bar right now! for WW they are only 2 pts. plus they are very filling not like some of the other ones. these have also been kid approved in my house. in fact i have to keep an eye on them to make sure we aren't running low. i just pick mine up at costco. i like to carry a few of these in my purse just in case.
now these i don't buy very often and when i do have to hide them! they have been kid approved and husband approved. see how it says 6 packs in a box? ya well kam thinks that 1 serving is 3-4 packs. so you get 3 mini muffins for 2 pts. if your doing WW. i know they have other flavors, but these are my faves!
now these are those little packets of flavoring that i had mentioned before. i like to carry these in my purse as well. sometimes when we're out i like have something besides plain water. they are small and easy to carry.
so that's all i have for now. of course i want to say thanks for the comments and the emails! have a great weekend!