As a mom, our day is filled with many responsibilities that at times we forget to truly take a moment for ourselves. Sometimes I take this break, but then I do chores at the same time... like preparing my dinner, folding laundry, or even edit photos. It seems like a good multitasking break but if I’m going to be honest, at the end of the day, I truly feel drained from everything. We don’t need much time to rejuvenate, so that’s why I want to make a reminder to take your break without any other tasks in mind!
THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH MANTRABAND. SHARING MY FAVORITE PHRASES TO LIVE BY THAT ENCOURAGES TO BE CALM, TO TRUST, & BELIEVE YOUR PURPOSE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU FEEL LOST.
Have you ever found yourself in a place where you are just unsure about what you're supposed to do in life? Perhaps, you may be questioning if the things that you are doing have any meaning because it feels like you are not at your full potential. At one point in your life, you know that what you're doing is your calling, but others around you sometimes make you feel otherwise or makes you feel that your gifts and talents aren't up to their standards? I'm almost convinced that most of the time, it is our own voice that creates those thoughts but it doesn't make it any less real or less painful. What we can only do is to move on from there, but the question always remains the same. How?
NEED SOME ORGANIZATION IDEAS FOR YOUR MUDROOM? YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! I'M SHARING SOME IKEA FURNITURES PLUS SOME EASY AND AFFORDABLE HACKS FOR YOUR DREAM MUDROOM. THIS POST ALSO CONTAINS SOME AFFILIATE LINKS DUE TO MY PARTNERSHIPS WITH A COUPLE SMALL SHOPS!
One of the most helpful rooms in our house is the mudroom. Helpful in a sense that it limits the messy shoes that ends up in the house to be contained in this room. We live in Washington, so the mudroom term is exact for this purpose. It rains a lot here and soon comes the Spring season so you know what that means! More yuck muck mud! It snowed a few days ago and since the kids love to play in the snow, I no longer fret about any of my kids tracking crazy snow in the house. This mudroom is part of the house, but it isn't part of the house that it drives me insane to care that much about mud or snow. Read more to see how we organized this area!
It's somewhat easy and difficult to just plan a little outdoor session with my kids. Easy in the sense that it's just a little day out at the park to enjoy the sun, but difficult to pack and plan for it. Gotta love parent life, there is never a dull moment! I'm sharing my must have items for a day out in the sun to help moms like it make it easier to plan for activities. Less is more! But honestly though, even it is less items that we bring, it somehow feels like a lot? What do you think?
SIMPLIFY MOTHERHOOD WITH A FAST MEAL FOR THOSE BUSY DAYS. THANKS TO TAIPEI & I-C FOR SPONSORING THIS POST!
As a mother of three children and running a business out of my home, some days can just simply be chaotic. I have what seems like a simple routine everyday. Simple, yet complicated because time seems to move even faster than I expect it to. I am a mama of many jobs: a chauffeur, cleaning lady, business woman, and lastly, a cook. My youngest has half day school so I have about two and a half hours in between not including driving time. After dropping off the kids at school, I turn the dial from chauffeur to work at home mom and get right to work. I enjoy being able to work from home and even though it can be stressful at times, I make sure to put aside a little time to take care of myself when it’s time for a break. I am not the type to spend thirty minutes or so to prepare my lunch because when it’s time for my break, I prefer the fast route without sacrificing what I’m actually craving. I love and prefer Asian Food most of the time and I am so thankful that I can have a quick yet tasty meal without any effort. Taipei single serve meals are such an easy way to quickly grab my meal and eat right there and then. I grab my iPad, put on my favorite Netflix show, and enjoy my lunch time before transforming to a chauffeur once again!
CREATE YOUR OWN CANVAS PHOTOGRAPHS AS A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO WALL DECORATING. THANKS TO PHOTOGRAPHY.COM FOR SPONSORING THIS POST!
Home decorating is one of my passions as a mama, there is something about this specific activity that just makes me so happy! There's a joyful feeling it gives when I decorate a room to create a signature that speaks our family. My husband and I both love taking photos especially for our family Christmas pictures that we take each year. This past Christmas family picture, it meant more sentimentally because it was our first Christmas picture in our new house! We are not quite finished with decorating and there is a large bare wall in our living room that we have been waiting to decorate, but wasn't sure how exactly. With all things, not just with home decorating, it takes time to fulfill a vision! Since we truly loved how our Christmas pictures turned out, what better way than to turn it into canvas wall decor?
The famous quote that says time flies is always so true. I don’t feel like I turned another year older, but my birth certificate says so! Each year I get older, the less interest I have to celebrate it solely for myself... so often times I’m quite confused on what to do for this day. My family and I used to live in a wonderful neighborhood close to where we used to live in Portland, and we haven’t seen our neighbors in a while. I thought this would be a great opportunity to take the trip down there! Realizing that we could even do something like this makes me extremely thankful of the life that God has blessed me with.
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Hello! I'm Livi and I am a mama, home decor enthusiast, traveler, a definite Jujube lover, and love living in this beautiful Washington state!