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November 29, 2017

Homemaker Tag!

Homemaker Tag

  1. Have you ever had anyone say anything negative to you about staying at home/ working from home? Yes! Many times. But I try to not be bothered by it. I know that this is the right choice for us. I dedicate 110% of myself to my family and there is nothing wrong with that! 
  2. What is your favorite/ least favorite part of staying home? I am a homebody, I love to be home  I also love being the one to raise my children. And as most of you know, I actually really enjoy cleaning. BUT I feel as though I never get a break, so I’d have to say the lack of “me time” is my least favorite.
  3. What is your favorite/ least favorite chore? Dishes! Thankfully the Hubs and/or our oldest son (his chore) typically take care of them. 
  4. What time do you wake up/ go to bed? Usually we’re in bed by 8:30-9, asleep by 10. Chris gets up at 4:30-5 I’m up at 6
  5. Do you put anything on in the background while you clean/ work/ cook? (tv, music, etc) I love listening to music! But a lot of the times while I clean I chat with my other SAHM friends. 
  6. Do you get dressed most days or stay in PJs? I’m almost always in something comfy, rarely do I wear jeans.. leggings are my fav! But I do try and do my hair/ makeup.. as often as I can. 
  7. How often do you do your hair and makeup? I guess I kinda of already answered that. I pretty much wear makeup every day.. but my hair is on the top of my head in a bun most of the time. I’d say I blow it out like once a week? 
  8. What is your “trouble zone” area in your home that needs the most work? Honestly, no where. I have (diagnosed) OCD, so everything has to be in its place or I can’t function. 
  9. How often do you find yourself getting distracted? Rarely. Like I said I have OCD and I have a routine I follow daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Unless one of the toddlers is being super uncooperative I tend to complete my chores without an issue. 
  10. Do you enjoy staying home or do you miss going to work every day? I haven’t worked in over a decade. I don’t miss it at all! I do miss having the extra income, but I’ve done some work at home stuff and even having the extra cash isn’t worth the time taken away from my family.. which is ultimately why I quit LuLaRoe (I’ll fill you in on that at another time). 
  11. What is your “never ending” chore? LAUNDRY! 
  12. What is your favorite way to relax or have me time? Wine! And Date Night with the Hubby! 
  13. How often does your husband or significant other chip in? My husband is amazing. He will help with absolutely anything I ask him to. I try my best to take care of the house and the kids myself as he works all day, but if I need him he’ll do it! I couldn’t be more grateful. 
  14. If you have kids, when do you find time to do chores? I do 90% of the housework during nap time when the big kids are at school. 
  15. How do you balance being a homemaker and creating vlog/blog content? Being that my blog has been very slow lately, obviously not well! But I am promising myself to make more time for blogging and possibly vlogging! Stay tuned! 
  16. What is your favorite room in your home and why? Hmm this is a tough one. Either the front porch, which isn’t really a “room” but it’s my favorite space! Or our bedroom, it’s so relaxing and peaceful. 
  17. What is your least favorite room in your home and why? Probably the playroom. It needs a fresh coat of paint and I want better toy organization. 
  18. Do you feel your home reflects your personal style? Why/ why not? Yes! Rustic and traditional. Perfect for a country bumpkin like myself! 
  19. What does your house smell like? Scentsy! 
  20. What is your strongest and weakest point when it comes to homemaking? I pride myself on being a good housewife. My home is always clean, I cook every night, kids are well taken care of, etc. My weakest point is probably how hard I am on myself. If it’s not perfect I feel like I failed.

November 15, 2017

I’ll Show You The Things I’m Thankful For

This months I’ll Show You My post is Things I’m Thankful for.. because, Thanksgiving! You can read my list from last year here

I wanted to do something different this year, instead of just listing of all the things I’m Thankful one by one. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do, I’m actually still not 100% sure how I want to do this. So I’m kinda just winging it! 

I consider myself a lucky woman I have a wonderful husband who works hard for our family, is super romantic and loving and he’s really the best dad! I have six really great kids! They’re smart, funny, sweet and so well behaved. I always wanted a big family and I’m so thankful I got it. I have some of the best friends a girl could ask for! They are really more like family. And as for family, we have a few people on both sides who are always there for us (as we are for them) and we love spending time with them! I don’t think I could ask for anything more. 

But as I think about it, is it really luck? After all, nothing in life comes easy, you have to work at it and towards it. We work very hard for the things we need, have and want. We have a good marriage because we put effort into it. Our kids are such good kids because we work hard to raise them right. We have friends and family because we focus on maintaining those relationships and making our loved ones feel loved. So yes I am “thankful” for these things, but really I can just appreciate how much effort went into it all. 

Of course there are things we don’t have complete control over, for example we’ve been blessed with good health. Chris has a good job and provides for our family and we’re not struggling financially (which in this world is something that too many people have to deal with). So because of these blessings, we try to give back any chance we can. “What goes around comes around.” “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” I am a firm believer in karma and I like to put out a lot of good. 

I have a really good life, and I am so thankful for everything that I have. I’m a pretty positive person and I try to really appreciate the little things. So many people are so focused on things that don’t really matter. And for me, it’s really just about love and relationships. I so love being surrounded by my family and friends making memories that will last my lifetime. Because in the end, the “things” won’t matter..

Thank you for joining me this month for I’ll Show You My! Check out the other girls who participated and/or feel free to join our link up below! Next month is the last post for the year, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s Holiday Recipes!