Self care during COVID

Self care during COVID

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing great! I’m sure at this point we are all feeling some type of way. The news this week really got to me. From the closures again, to the schools not opening this fall, it’s all too much. We usually sign off on the news over the weekend because it’s just overwhelming. I can’t even come up with words on how I feel about the kids not being able to start school normal. I feel so bad for my oldest. It’s his junior year and he has so much to look forward to. My little one I feel so bad that he’s not getting his experience as he should for his first years. But that’s another blog post.

Today it’s all about self-care and how I feel it’s so important ,even more so right now. I’ve always been big on self-care! From my workouts, to going to my Zumba classes, getting my nails done, giving myself a day to pamper my face with face mask and just relax. Well ya a lot has changed since early March and self-care is a lot different, but a must!

Self-care Covid style! I’m still getting my workouts in, it heals my mind and body! Luckily my Zumba coach does live workouts online, who I’m Forever great full for. I love Zumba! I give myself a day to pamper my face! I take a very long shower, give myself a nice exfoliating face scrub, and just nourish my face. I love summer Friday’s products a lot for my self-care days! They have everything you need! I also don’t feel bad for relaxing. In the beginning I felt like I had to be doing something all day! Now if I’m done with things around the house, I sit down and enjoy a show.

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Around the house! I’ve made my home more cozy, being home it gave me the opportunity to spruce it up! I finally have plants in my house, this has been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. And plus they aren’t dying. I make sure I do a deep house cleaning every Monday! So that the week doesn’t seem crazy. It helps doing this Monday so the rest of the week I just pick up the normal day stuff. It helps me a lot. I leave weekends to do family stuff around the house. I don’t like heavy cleaning on weekends. I also started my garden finally! I’ve been talking about it for a bit. I’m starting slow and will work our way up. This has been so therapeutic to me. It also gives us family time outside while we water and just admire what’s growing! Being home is not ideal 24/7 but it’s safe. Finding what works for you helps! Keep a positive flow around the house and it doesn’t feel so bad. Taking care of yourself is so important at this time. Keeping positive is so important.

Sending everyone some positive vibes! 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