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

8 month Blog update, life update

8 month Blog update, life update

Hello my Beauties! Happy first week of March! Yesterday marked a month till my Birthday. I have a post coming at you on my Birthday. I will be talking about getting older  and how I feel about it. So stay tuned.

As most of you know I update every month around the 1st on my blog. I started July 1, 2017. That was the date of my very first post and the day my Blog went Live. I will give a monthly update until my one year!

So for today It’s not about the pretty pictures, the cute clothes, the pretty makeup or the best new hair product. Today is about being real. If you are new to my Blog, I am a stay at home mom. I have been for the last 4 years. I have to say it’s not the easiest thing to do. I was always used to getting up going to work and being the best I can in the office. I’d come home and do what I had to do for David(my oldest) and my day would be done. I mean don’t get me wrong working mom’s don’t have it easy, No way!  I had my days that I wished I could stay home with my son. So now that I have the chance to stay home with Breaker(my second son) sometimes I wish I worked, LOL!

My days consist of waking up at 6am to get my oldest son up and ready for school. I drive him to school, come home and most of the days start my daily routine. Which is cleaning, laundry oh gosh never-ending laundry, LOL! I squeeze in a at home workout because it helps with my energy and just makes me feel good. My days are mostly in the kitchen, prepping lunch for Breaker and I. And starting dinner prep. I pick up David from school and finish dinner. I like to feed the kids by 5:30. I will most likely eat and clean up the dinner mess. Once the Hubs gets home from work, I will warm up his dinner and most likely finally take a shower. By this time it’s about 8pm. Everyone’s fed and the dinner mess is clean and I finally sit down for the day. Like really sometimes I don’t sit down till 8-8:30. Breaker does go to school two days a week for 3 hours each day. So those day’s I use to run my errands like target, market etc. On the fun days when he’s at school I get me a Mani and Pedi. Those are the best. I’m not complaining at all, I’m super lucky I get to stay home with my kids. But I bow down to all the stay at home Moms out there! I honestly bow down to all moms! Mom life is the best life but it’s not the easiest.

Now that’s real! Now to the blog update. I can’t say how proud I am of myself to have kept up with it for this long. My blog has been like therapy for me. Getting to take all those pretty pictures. Getting dressed up and putting makeup on feels so good. I live in work out gear and no makeup, So photo days are great. It’s therapy for me because it gives me something to look forward to on a weekly basis. I love putting new content up and sharing things with you all. On the daily I’m with my 4-year-old that all we talk about are trucks and toys. My teenager most of the time doesn’t want to talk. So having my blog I get to talk to you all once a week. I love that so much. I’ve gotten a better system when it comes to my blog and photos. I try to plan out at least 3 months of blog work so that I’m always working ahead of time. Sometimes I have writers block, Like what am I going to write. But like I said I love to share so I just try to keep it as real as I can. I want you to read my Blog and feel like we are talking over a cup of coffee. I’m trying my best and it brings me joy. I appreciate all of my blog followers, IG followers and all the comments left on my blog post so much. I truly feel so motivated by those comments.

Sending you all positive vibes and to all those stay at home Mamas, Cheers to being Bad ass! My working Mamas you guys rock! And the most precious to me because I was raised by one. The single Mamas doing it all, I think you ladies are the most amazing ever! Love you all. Till next post!

XO Lisa

Couple Goals

Couple Goals

Hello beauties! Hope you all are having a great week so far! So who else is slowly getting into their fitness goals?! It’s been a struggle the last couple of days to stay on track. Sometimes Motherhood is exhausting, I don’t even want to work out. I’ve been pushing myself everyday to do a workout. Even if it’s just 10 minutes. I’ve been obsessed with The fitness Marshall on YouTube. It’s basically 3-4 minute dance workouts. Take a look and try them out! I’m also super excited, I have some fun blog post coming up. Cute outfit inspo for Valentine’s Day, some cute spring looks and more. I’m also going to have a fun pizza recipe that takes 30 minutes to prep and bake. The kids love it! So please if you’re not already subscribed please do so! And thank you for stopping over on Stylesencillo.

So let’s get started, LOL! My little one says this all the time. Today’s post is pretty much a vision of what the hubby and I would love our year to be like as a couple. Sometimes with life, work, kids our relationship gets put on the back burner. And that can create some tension. For the most part we are pretty good together handling everything around the house and with the kids. I do stay home for my kids. I’m very fortunate, that I can do so. He is at work full-time Monday through Friday. Most of our free time is to be as a family. And that is one thing that is very important. But after 4 years ( since Breakers birth) I’m ready to re-kindle our relationship. We did vision boards on what our goals are  for a healthy year as a couple.

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My vision of a healthy year together would be to communicate. Which I found a phrase that said “Be completely honest about your desires” I think this is truly important. We as parents are so exhausted. I think being honest about needing a Break or even some sexy time. It’s ok to say it, I have a problem where I feel he can read my mind. I need to be better at expressing myself for what my needs are. Another phrase I liked was MOVE FORWARD, focus on what’s ahead not what’s behind us. I would also like more PASSION. He might kill me for saying this, LOL. But I love kissing and touching before sexy time and he has a joke that he tells me about that. He knows what it is. But I would love more passion. It never gets old. I would also like more Date nights. I love to hear music and Dance. He loves music it’s one of the things we love together. So for sure more date nights. My last one I will talk about is the phrase HIT REFRESH, and I’ll admit I don’t think he gets that much of this one. I’ve made it a point to go shopping alone, nails done, or whatever I have planned for me. I think time apart alone is also good. We all need to Refresh. He is already so good about this one, He encourages me to get out and enjoy me time. So this year I hope he does it also. It really does help. Sharing a little without giving all my dirty laundry out, LOL! So to conclude I would love for us to communicate honestly about needs, add some spice to life, plan more date nights and refresh! Parenting is hard and most important thing to good parenting is making sure Mom and Dad are in it together. Love you Babe! XO

His Vision Board was a little more Rated R, LOL! But we both have the same goal. Number one is to spend more time together alone. It’s difficult with kids, but it’s what we will work on. So hopefully more date nights this year. Hope you all enjoyed this short and personal post. Till next post!

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XO Lisa