Sunday, July 31, 2016

Show and Tell Sunday

Hi Lovelies!!

 I cannot believe today is the last day of July and that tomorrow is the first day of August. It's crazy to think that my daughter will be staring the 1st grade in just a couple of weeks!! Anyway, it's time for another edition of Show and Tell Sunday
This week's questions:

1. Three favorite songs right now.

I know these songs a tad bit older but I do love them and they just make me want to dance!

Call Me Maybe (my daughter's favorite song)

 American Girl (I love this video)

The No Song (my daughter loves this song)

2. Three favorite movies that remind you of summer.

Dirty Dancing
Now and Then

3. Three favorite articles of clothing that you wear.

Oversized t-shirt
My husband's shorts

4. Three items on your wish list.

Day Designer planner (for my business)
Leather travelers notebook
KiKi K A5 binder  

5. Three books you would recommend to someone.

The Help

The Notebook

P. S. I Love You

Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday Lovelies!!

Until tomorrow,


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

6 Incredible things that happen when you drink warm lemon water

Lemon water isn't just incredibly refreshing, it also powers our bodies with vitamins and minerals. It's a great energy booster and hydrates us first thing in the morning. Drinking warm lemon water in the morning provides our bodies with an immune boost.

Here are the benefits of drinking warm lemon water:

1. Lemon water powers up your morning with electrolytes.

I bet most of you wake up in the morning and have a cup of coffee. Now, see I don't do this because I don't like coffee, but I have been told by numerous people that coffee does taste better after drinking warm lemon water.

Lemon water contains hydrating electrolytes in the form of magnesium and calcium. Drinking lemon water will get your day started in the right way.

2. Lemon water helps keep joints healthy.

Lemons help to reduce joint and muscle pain and it helps keep your joints healthier.

3. Lemon water improves digestion.

Lemon water is perfect for digestion in that it stimulates the production of digestion enzymes. Drinking lemon water relives heart burn, burping, and bloating.

4. Lemon water gives your immune system a boost.

Vitamin C is jumper cables for your immune system. When you're stressed the level of vitamin C is the first to plummet which is why taking vitamin C is important.

5. Lemon water cleanses your system.

Lemon water flushes out the toxins that are in your body, and it also stimulate the liver.

6. Lemon water helps you lose weight and boosts energy.

Lemon water fights off cravings and it also provides your body with energy and helps reduce anxiety and depression.

Is lemon water part of your daily routine? If so, let me know in the comments.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

5 Quick Tips to Keep Your House Clean

Who else feels overwhelmed when your house is messy?

 As a mom, a messy house can be paralyzing. In fact it can become so overwhelming that it consumes you to the point that you feel defeated and throw up your hands, surrendering to everything else. This is when the mess can get really unbearable. The house suddenly becomes a never ending pile of laundry and dirty dishes and every other room becomes some sort of storage space for unwanted things.

Need a little help getting house in order? Here are 5 easy house cleaning tips to keep your house clean. These tips are quick to implement that will make your house feel super clean every single morning.

5 Quick HouseCleaning Tips:

1. Make your bed

Keeping your house clean begins first thing in the morning. The bed is the focal point in every bedroom. That's why if the bed and unmade and messy, the whole room just feels cluttered. Since the bed takes up most of the space in the room, the simple task of the making the bed instantly tidies the room which make you more organized.

Form the habit of making your bed first thing in the morning. It will soon become a mindless morning routine. Keep the bed linens to a minimun. A simple bed comforter and a couple of throw pillows is all that is needed to make the room more relaxing.

2. Shine the sinks

Do you have a pet peeve in your house?

Mine is the kitchen sink and it drives me crazy when dirty dishes are left setting in it. It's the one area in my house when it is shined and cleaned that gives my house a more organized look.

A shiny sink keeps the dirty dishes under control.

Not only do I shine my kitchen sink, but I also clean my bathroom sinks every night. A simple routine of swiping your bathroom makes the area look clean and tidy.

3. Swipe the surface

Just as shining your sinks, a quick daily swipe of other surfaces will instantly tidy up a space. Keep kitchen counters, tabletops, and furniture wiped clean of dust and sticky fingerprints.

This routine doesn't take a long time to do. Just simply wipe down surfaces in the breakfast area after breakfast, swiping the mirror after brushing your teeth. Doing these two things will make your morning a bit less stressful and a lot more relaxing.

4. One load of laundry a day

In order to keep the laundry under control I always toss in a load before breakfast. By doing this one simple step, my laundry pile stays under control and is more manageable.

 5. 10 minute tidy sweep

This 10 minute tidy sweep gets the entire family involved in the cleanup. I recently started designating 10 minutes to tidy up the living room and dining room before the kids bedtime.

Do you have a simple cleaning routine? Please feel free to share your tips and tricks you use to keep your house clean.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 7/18/2016

Hi Lovelies!

I hope everyone is doing well and are ready for a full week ahead. I cannot believe that summer is almost over that the first day of school is just right around the corner. Where did the summer go? I cannot believe that I will have a 1st grader and a one year old. Time is moving too fast, please slow down.

Here is my Happy Homemaker contribution!! Enjoy!

The weather:

HOT! HOT! HOT! It's supposed to be in the triple digits all this week. 

On my reading pile:

Right now I'm reading "Ruby" by V.C. Andrews from her Landry series. This one and the "Flowers in the Attic" series are my two favorites to read again and again.

On my tv:

I discovered a new channel on our Roku, tubitv. I have been binge watching Rock of Love and My Fair Brady.

On the menu this week:

Monday- Beans and cornbread
Tuesday- Roast with potatoes and carrots and fresh green beans

On my to do list:

Laundry and just general housecleaning

What I'm creating:

Nothing at the moment, but I do have some ideas for some new stickers and planner inserts.

Looking around the house:

It needs some serious TLC. I just finished picking up the living room and now I have to clean the kitchen and wash and sanitize bottles. Then I need to put the roast in the crock pot for tomorrow. 

On my prayer list: 

My husband and I are going through a tough time (finance wise). We could really use some prayers right now,

Have a nice evening and Good night.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Show and Tell Sunday

Hi Lovelies!!

It's Sunday and that means it's time for something called Show and Tell Sunday. So, let's have some fun and get to know one another a little bit better!

This week's questions:

1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through? Honestly, when I left home. Those first few years were the hardest, with the stalking (dad, brother, and sister), the phone calls, and the restraining orders. It was the hardest time in my life and it has made me stronger.

2. What was your best birthday? When I first became a mom. It was the sweetest and most wonderful day.

3. What has been your favorite thing you have done in your city? Driving the Festivial of Lights at our local park at Christmas time.

4. What is your idea of the perfect date night? Honestly just staying home with my husband, eating a yummy dessert (when the kids are in bed), and watching a movie.

5. Have you ever been to a blog conference? No, but I would eventually like to attend one. They sound fun!!

Next week's questions:

1. Three favorite songs right now.
2. Three favorite movies that remind you of summer.
3. Three favorite articles of clothing that you wear.
4. Three items on your wish list.
5. Three books you would recommend to someone.

Good night!!!


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday in the Park

Hi Lovelies!!

I just wanted to share one of my favorite Chicago songs!!

Good night!!!


Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hi Lovelies!

Happy Friday (what's left of it)!! Did the week fly by, or was it just me? Since our car is out of commission, we have been hanging out at home organizing rooms and closets, and playing with the Littles. I finally received my inter-library loan from our public library. I am so excited to dive into this book;

I haven't read this series in a long time, and I cannot wait to start reading this. Anyway, where ever you are or what ever you are doing have a wonderful weekend. In the meantime please enjoy some of my favorite finds from across the intewebs and beyond in this week's Friday Favorites.

Favorite woahOatmeal raisin cheesecake bites.   This combines my two favorites, oatmeal raisin cookies and cheesecake. YUMMY!!!

Favorite comfy:  This set from polyvore. It looks so comfortable that I could wear it all day, every day.

Favorite dinner: Slow cooker Lasagna. Pair this with a side salad and some yummy garlic bread and you have yourself one tasty meal!

Have a great weekend!!


Friday, July 1, 2016

Top 10 facts about July

Hi Lovelies!!!

It's hard to believe that it's already July and that the 4th of July is Wednesday! Where has the year gone? So..... a new month has begun, so let’s welcome it in with a few July facts.

1. The month of July is named after Julius Caesar by a decision of the Roman Senate in 44BC as July was the month of his birth.

2. Before that, it had been known as Quintilis (fifth) as it was the fifth month in the old calendar.

3. Until the 18th century, the word July in English had the stress on the first syllable and rhymed with duly or truly.

4. Although six months have passed, July 1 is not the mid-point of the year. The exact halfway point comes at 1pm BST on July 3 in a non-leap year.

5. No month ends on the same day of the week as July unless it is a leap year, when January does so.

6. Julius is not now in the top 500 names given to newborn boys in the UK, though Julia is 79th for girls in England and Wales and 74th in Scotland. Julian comes 326th in England and Wales.

7. July’s birthstone is the ruby, which is said to symbolise contentment.

8. Seven US presidents have died in July, which is more than any other month.

9. “The English winter, ending in July, To recommence in August, now was done,” (Byron).

10. In all parts of the UK July is on average the warmest month of the year.