My 2022 vision board

My 2022 vision board

Hi Friends! What two post already, I’m gonna go give myself a hug! Hope you read my last blog post, I give an explanation on why I had been away from blogging. But I’m Here and glad to be back. I don’t know if i find these cheesy or cool! But I do them to set my mind in the right path, I’m talking about vision boards.

I honestly think they help and they can be super fun to create. I also believe in writing a list of things you would like to accomplish for the year. I do both, and I promise they really give you a good head space to start the year.

I wanted to share my Vision Board. A little fun fact, My 2019 vision board had a breast reduction on there and I ended up getting one in 2020. I manifested that and placed it on my vision board and it happened. This year I have more family focus visions. This year is special and also a little emotional. My oldest first off turns 18 next month and graduates from high school. Will be starting college in the fall, TBA where when we find out! Planning on blogging a lot on being a mom senior year. So on my board I plan to devote a lot to him, I want to be 1000% present for him. Planning to guide him on his first year of being an official adult. Crazy! But its my main focus. Also Planning a family vacay. In honor of his achievements, thinking Cabo! So that’s definitely on the board. Others are for me, because without nourishing my mind, body and soul, I’m no good to my sons. I plan to eat more fresh and natural foods. All of us, I told Breaker his lunches will be a rainbow for school, limiting packaged foods. I can honestly say I’ve been a year in with consistent workouts. It has been so great for me. So this year I Plan to challenge myself with a new workout, TBD. With the Pandemic its been the four of us a lot. I mean no alone time with the hubby. So that is one on my board. Hoping to get a romantic getaway with him. I love my vision board to be do-able. I have my dream list that I don’t share. It’s a good feeling. I really recommend doing one.

XO Lisa

Welcome 2022

Welcome 2022

Hello friends!!! It’s been way too long. Oh how I’ve missed writing here. My last post was in May and to be honest it was forced, I felt like I had to write. Last year in the beginning I was so ready to conquer it all. But having the kids home schooling was not getting easier! Even if it had been almost a year of it. I slowly started to feel less and less myself. I wasn’t happy with the way I felt inside and out. I had gained the quarantine pounds. In April of 2021 it was my birthday and I knew I had to make some changes. For my health. So from my last post in May I started to focus on me. That meant to stop blogging until I found myself again. The last thing I want to do is be phony.

So I made changes in my eating, workouts and my mind. April 7, 2022 will be exactly a year that I gave up red meat. I still eat meat just not beef. This has helped so much with my digestive system. After many many years of constipation and bloating, I feel so good since I’ve made this change. something so small has made such a difference. I went back to Zumba thankfully after so long because of the pandemic. This class has brought me so much joy. I really feel great. My mind is a work in progress, but I’ve learned to cut away the negativity. I have really opened up my heart and mind, I don’t compare myself to anyone nor do I let my mind feel like someone is better than me. I love my life and I love the path I’m on.

My family has been #1 this past year. And they will continue to be #1. But I’m making myself very much #1 1/2 I say that because I’m a mom first, but I’m also Lisa. And Lisa is ready to play. I say this with so much love, I am ready to Blog and hopefully inspire others. I will share what’s true to me. I will share my love for fashion, I will share my experiences with you. Might be once a week, might be once a month, I’m just going to keep it real AF!

XO Lisa

Happiest New year to you all, stay safe.

Rainbow French toast

Rainbow French toast

Hello my friends! I’ve missed you all! I’ve missed writing. I’m hoping to be back now full time on the blog. I just took a much needed break due to the circumstances we were all left to deal with. The boys should be done with school June 12 so that will give me some extra time to be creative! And hoping life can slowly get back to normal. I mean who is so needing some hair TLC and Nail TLC Lol! But Today I wanted to share a fun bright brunch, you can make to add some smiles to your friends and family!

I’ve been trying to make special brunch items for the boys, you know just to add some special touches to our day! I love French toast my mom would make us French toast a lot. I’m glad my boys like it! But I added a special twist to our French toast. First I ordered the rainbow bread from the little market, they offer fresh baked goods from homeboyindustries! They deliver too! You have to order at least $40 worth and be in the area for home delivery! Order before Wednesday’s at 10am and you get your fresh delivery by Friday of the same week! Let me tell you worth it! The bread was yummy! We even ordered a fudge brownie and that was delicious. I made a fun basket for my good friends babies first bday! You’ll see that cutie in the photo enjoying it! So here’s my recipe! Super easy and yummy!

  1. Rainbow bread( if you can’t get rainbow any thick good bread will do)
  2. Eggs
  3. half and half( or milk)
  4. vanilla extract
  5. Cinnamon 
  6. Butter        

    So get all your ingredients! Depending on how much you will make is how much egg you will use, so for me I used 3 eggs and mixed about 1/4 cup of half and half, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a generous dash of cinnamon! Whip your eggs with your ingredients, in a skillet heat butter on medium heat. Dip bread slices in your egg whip on both sides make sure it’s pretty soaked. Place dipped bread in the warm skillet and cook on both sides. Once done add some butter and your favorite syrup and you have delicious French toast! 

    Enjoy! Till next post! 
    XO Lisa 

Staying positive

Staying positive

Hello my friends! I’ve missed writing on the blog! I decided to hold off on post until I felt compelled to write. And I felt like writing! I hope you all are hanging in there!No matter what your situation is, We are all feeling this.

Today I wanted to talk to the moms at home. Only because that’s my situation. This week is the 7th week of the kids being home from school and us moms having to take on yet another roll. I say that because we already have a full load. We keep the house clean, we cook for the family, we do laundry for the family, we have to do the crazy shopping right now, btw is a chore these days. And now we must make sure the kids are getting their education. I’m so so in Awe of what our teachers do for our kids. Being home having to make sure they are doing their work hasn’t been easy. I’m not about sugar coating this situation acting like I have it all together. Because truthfully I don’t. I’m not forcing more on my kids besides what they have to do. I’m not even trying to get them to do a full day of studies. Honestly I’m lucky my little one who’s in kindergarten last an hour. Thankfully I think his teacher realizes this and assigns the perfect amount. My high schooler I feel he should work on his is own. Besides me sounding like a broken record asking him did you log on yet?! I told him if he chooses not to log on he’s only hurting himself! I thankfully have a good kid and so far is doing what he needs to. Screen time yes I let it go on for way too long ,but to be honest all of us adults are probably on ours more too. I just make sure they are learning something descent on those iPads and lap tops!

And for me I sometimes get angry and say when do I have time! I find myself in a bad mood because I can’t get that workout in earlier because I have to help with school work or I can’t sit and watch a show on my own because the house is full! All the things I was enjoying when everyone was at school and work. But I really try to stop myself from getting upset and say they are all feeling it in their own way. My oldest misses his friends so much and going to school, my little one cried saying he misses kindergarten and playing in the classroom, the hubby feels he has to be working 24/7 he misses being able to shut down at 6! So they all are feeling it. I just tell myself stay positive and just enjoy them being home.

So stay strong, stay home and stay safe! Till next post with lots of prayers and hugs!

XO Lisa

Crafts at home!

Crafts at home!

Hello friends! I missed you all so much! I really needed a break and honestly when all this corona virus started I felt so uninspired. I’m still not completely ready to be back, but writing in my blog makes me feel so much better. And right now besides helping the boys with school, mostly my little one. And cooking and just keeping the house in order with everyone home 24/7, I needed an outlet. My blog has always been that for me. Not sure being quarantined for the next 30 days will have me creating, But I’m going to try for my sanity! I’ll share as much as I can with not being able to take too many photos. You know I love to try all the new new! And right now I’m just not shopping as much! But I’m really going to use my crafty and creative side to get some fun blogs out!

My Birthday is this Monday and normally I have a fun birthday shoot with my girl, but I’ll save it for my 3 year bloggiversary in July! As for this birthday all I asked for was a no cooking, no washing dishes day! Like for real, who can relate to all the dish washing?! I’ll write next on the blog what kind of schedule I’ve made that is keeping me from not quitting,lol! Or throwing my kids out of the house! Joking, but not joking, stay tuned for next blog!

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Today I wanted to share my Pinterest arts and crafts finds!I’m trying to keep Breaker busy between certain times so he’s not glued to his iPad! And it gives him and I some fun time! I’ve rounded up some easy and fun arts and crafts. Fun fact Michaels store does online order with curb side pick up! In case you want to grab some supplies! Hope this helps and I added some adult crafts!

Praying for better days soon! And wishing you all a lovely week at home! #stayhome

XO Lisa

My sweet boy is 16

My sweet boy is 16

Hello friends Happy February! The month of love! Who all still goes out for Valentine’s Day? I haven’t in years but I think me and the hubby are going to this year, so cool it is on a Friday.

Today’s post since it’s the month of love, I thought how fitting is it to dedicate my first post to my first born. He is the reason my heart grew bigger.

My David, he just had his 16th birthday. Imagine 16 years as a mom, I remember the day I went into labor with him. He was my little big guy, a whole 6lbs 11oz but long, I knew he was going to be big, he had the biggest hands and his feet were too big for his newborn pajama. I had to always cut the bottoms. He was my gentle giant. And now he’s 16 a young man that has this beautiful heart. He’s so caring and loving with everyone. I know he has a bright future. But this year he will hopefully get his license and maybe get a summer job, lol! No but really He has his written text very soon. It’s crazy!

I’m so proud of him. And I can’t wait to see him grow more as a person. He has brought so much joy to my heart for 16 years. So Happy sweet 16 my baby.

Moms out there that might be worried about having a second baby because you feel you can’t love anyone as much as you do your first, don’t be scared. Your heart is capable of amazing things. You love them just as much and your heart grows fonder every year they grow. The heart is an amazing thing and gets bigger with the more people we allow in.

Till next post!

XO Lisa

No rules to Goals

No rules to Goals

Hello my friends!! Ok so I’ve kept my theme of January devoted to the new year and goals. This is my last post for January so I wanted to end it on a simple note.

Do not spend your year beating yourself up on trying to get through all the goals. I honestly don’t think goals have to take over your life. Life is way too short for you to stress over a goal you made for yourself. Enjoy life that’s important. A simple goal doesn’t mean less than a big goal. Who’s to say your simple goal isn’t a big deal to you. Don’t let anyone make you feel like your goals are not big enough. 

Goals are great to have they keep you in line. But don’t feel discouraged because others are hitting their goals and you aren’t. You are on your own path, don’t worry what path others are on. You make your path on your own. So no rush and just remember to enjoy everyday. We are absolutely never promised the next.

So like I said before, no goal is too small, and don’t ever feel a goal is too big. You have the ability to make it happen. With that you have 336 days as of today to work on what you have to work on. Don’t follow someone else’s goals. Focus on you and what makes you happy.

My number one goal is family, spend more time with them, make more memories and just enjoy the time we have with them. And day 29 of that I’m on the right path. Let’s all cheer each other on. Till next post.

XO Lisa

Starting 2020 right

Starting 2020 right

Hello my friends! Ok so I’m using January as a stepping stone into the new year! So why not share my steps with you! I don’t like to start off so crazy like giving myself all these rules and goals! Like for real it’s just torture to yourself! I like to start off with manageable goals! And once I start to see myself achieving these manageable goals, I add more! It’s less disappointing at the end.

So something I can already check off my list and let me tell you it’s the most important, is making our dr appointments and dental appointments. Health is the most important in my book! I made sure to schedule all appts so I know we are set and healthy! Some of us will put these off and let me tell you, if you have yearly goals that’s great! But nothing is more important than health. If you are not healthy, how are you going to accomplish anything? So make those appointments!

Dentist! Most of us hate them lol! Well not hate just scared of them. But oral care is just as important as physical. So get it over with and book those dental appointments! Believe me I have a huge phobia with the dentist but hell it feels good to get those choppers cleaned! So book your appointment!

Thats it! Getting those done for my family take a lot of stress off me in the beginning of the year! So we can proceed with our own individual goals and just be happy! Till next post!
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XO Lisa

Taking control of my time!

Taking control of my time!

Hello friends! Being we are mid January I’m still in the New Years mind set. So why not dedicate my January blog post to that! I didn’t do a vision board this year. I just made a List of things I would like to get done this year. And to be honest As far as career goals, I’m so lost. So this year I wanted to work on my time management and my family. With a few things here and there.

So time management can be everyone’s worst enemy. I think we all have said there’s just not enough time to do everything, Nope! But we don’t have to do everything in one day!

Being a stay at home mom,I felt like my days were so long and I was so tired from the day. I  have 2 kids and both in school. So mornings are as busy as can be trying to get everyone up and ready for school and hubby out the door for work. Once everyone was gone I felt like I had to keep busy like cleaning, washing, reorganizing you name it I did it. I felt guilty sitting down and also felt that it was my job to keep busy all day at home. And felt myself so tired and frustrated by the end of the day! So I decided this year, I would manage my time better and not feel guilty to sit or feel bad to make plans for myself during the day.

So I made rules to make my days better! Here they are! We go to target for daily stuff on Saturdays, unless it’s for my pleasure that would be my weekly outing,lol! Super market shopping on Sunday’s!  Honestly doing that makes my week so much easier. I have a day I wash all day, I fold it right away because I swear it’s easier then piling and piling! I make dinners that last about 2 days or more so I don’t feel like I’m in the kitchen everyday all day! Little changes like that have already made such a difference. I also promised myself to get dressed like I mean real clothes not workout clothes lol! Managing your time will make life so much easier. I don’t like to rush and I’m very organized. I honestly feel managing time and being organized is going to make your year much smoother.

A few tips to help, whether you’re a working mom or stay at home mom, get all your clothes ready the night before. Even my teenager does this for himself and saves him about 10 minutes in the morning. I usually clean my kitchen good at night and take out things I need to make it easier for lunches. That saves another 10-15 min. Just by doing those 2 things you are saving yourself almost 30 minutes! That’s how I see my day! Minor changes will make your time more manageable. And don’t think everything needs to be done in one day! Enjoy life! That’s what I’m doing! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Hello 2020

Hello 2020

Like crazy! I can’t believe we are in 2020! This is where you start to see all the new year new me,blah blah blah. I’d like to see it as a fresh year to be a better you. A clean 365 days to live life like you ,but try to add some more positive to your life. Try to push yourself to step out of the box a little. But don’t beat yourself up if you’re not ready for certain changes right away. Like I said you have 365 days!

For me I plan to give myself a few goals. I’m so over the lose weight crap! I’ve learned to just be healthy ,stay healthy, but live life and don’t deprive! I’ve found a way to stay active and I do want to eat healthier. That’s a goal but not just for weight loss, more for health reasons. I plan on staying healthy inside and out! Enough of that!

My real goals are to be more in the moment, I started that last year and I plan on getting better. Make small changes around my house, I’ve really liked the minimalist life. I’m all about living with what I need, not just to have. I’m teaching the boys this too! I think starting these habits early is great! Trying to spend more quality time with family. Life is so short I don’t want to regret not spending the time when I have it! Of course continuing my blog is a must. But I don’t care about numbers anymore. That was killing me! Giving me anxiety. I choose to be me and create from my heart! I don’t care about my numbers. If I can influence one person in a positive way that’s my reward. So overall my 2020 is just being a better me! Taking time for myself and enjoying everyday! So to a new year! Cheers to you all!

XO Lisa