A habitual list-maker and recovering washy-tape addict, I have a special affinity for all things related to being organized and productive in our day-to-day lives. Here you’ll find lots of ideas you can immediately implement for how to be productive and get things done.
Hi friend! Can you believe we’re already in March?! It feels like the first two months of the year went fast and here we are, about to head out for Spring Break in a couple of weeks!
If you’ve been here for long, you know I love to be productive and get things done, but I also like to be intentional about how I spend my time. I can get lost in the concept of “slow living” but I also know that, in my life, sometimes I have to hustle in the present so I can savor the down time in the future.
Hi friend! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Brian and I went to his company’s camp and it was so good to get away for a few days – especially after all the craziness that is the Nordstrom Sale and Amazon Prime days.
I was starting to feel very worn out and as soon as we started heading into the country, I could feel my body relaxing. It’s a good 4-hour drive, so we had a chance to just talk in the car and of course stop at Bucee’s for treats.
There were several couples and customers at the camp and we all got up super early to go fishing in the bay.
Hi friends! I hope y’all are having a great week! It’s our first day of school! Cue all the feelings!
I’m definitely that mom that bawls her eyes out after drop off, but gimme about an hour and I’m good. It’s just so hard sending them off after enjoying months of being together at home. I actually like my alone time and then I’ll be sooo excited to pick them up and hear about the first day and how it went!
We’re still doing drop off and pickup from the car, as opposed to walking the kids inside,
Hi friends! I hope y’all are having a wonderful week! I’ve been working away and enjoying time with the kiddos. Jordan is in her second week of swim lessons and she’s doing so well! Hopefully, we’ll be able to go to the pool this weekend and get more practice in, but only if the rain stays away.
And today, I have a much needed hair color and cut appointment, which always feels so great! I’m gonna take detailed notes on my cut, color and share everything with you in a hair post soon!
Today, I’m turning our attention to one of my favorite topics- Getting Things Done!
Hi friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Yesterday was definitely a Monday, but I’m feeling good because I got great sleep over the weekend, had a killer Monday workout, and got lots of those to-do’s checked off, including giving my office a much needed clean-up!
For the past two years, I’ve been intentionally working on simplifying my home and life. It often felt like I was running around in circles, trying to do all.the.things, taking care of all.the.things, while working, raising two kids, exercising, and being in a relationship.
Thank you to ShopStyle and Outdoor Voices for sponsoring today’s post.
Hello friends! I hope y’all are having a great week! About a month ago I shared the routine chart I made for my son and it has been going really well. I’ve been waking up early and I will wipe off the previous days’ checkmarks, write today’s date at the top, put a sweet note at the bottom, then set it onto the counter for James to fill out as he completes the tasks in the morning.
I also fill up a cup of water for him and sit it nearby with his vitamins.
Hi friends! I hope your Summer is off to a great start! There’s no denying that this has been a crazy year with everything going on and we’re not out of the woods yet with Coronavirus and staying in most of the time.
Last Summer we had such a great time doing all kinds of fun things, going here and there and James was in a wonderful three week academic camp where he really thrived. Unfortunately, the camp canceled this Summer and we haven’t enrolled in anything else. We also haven’t made any travel plans. 🙁
Hi friends! Welcome back, I hope your week is off to a great start. Today, I want to talk about how to make the most of the rest of the year. The start of 2020 held so much hope and promise for a new decade, then so many devastating events occurred starting with the fires in Australia, Coronavirus, and the heartbreaking deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.
George Floyd was laid to rest in Houston where he grew up and our city is dedicating this day to him. May George rest in peace with his mama whom he called out to during his last moments here on earth.
Good morning friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Real life talk- I got a mammogram yesterday, so if you’ve been needing to get one yourself, here’s your sign to go ahead and get it scheduled! I’ve never had one hurt and it really only takes about 10 minutes for the imaging process. Just do it!
Hello friends! Welcome to the start of a brand NEW YEAR! Are we all loving it?? I know I am!
We celebrated the start of the new decade at Marianna’s home with her lovely family and several good friends, including Ali-Shaun and Stephanie. Marianna is from Venezuela and definitely has a knack for entertaining, providing delicious, beautiful food, and is just an awesome person to be around.
We ate, drank, talked and laughed and even Jordan lasted until the NYC new year countdown!
I recently shared on Stories what I do on the weekends when I’m home alone and I got tons of feedback from y’all.
Whether you’re single, married, divorced, with kids or without, taking time to care for yourself is critical for your well-being. The older I get, the more I learn that I don’t do well when things are too crammed together, overscheduled or chaotic. I need that ‘white space’ in my life to unwind and decompress.
Hi friends! Welcome back! Thank you for your patience while I got my thoughts together for this post. I’ve been surprised by how emotional writing about my journey has felt. I’ve cried many times while writing both posts. Remembering Dennis and now for this part, my Dad, has brought back so many feelings.
I hope parts of my journey inspire you in your own life, or that it simply helps knit us closer together. Opening up and being vulnerable tends to do that.
Thank you to Express and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.
When Jordan started preschool this year and I shared how emotional it was for me, many of you sent me the sweetest messages saying you’ve been following me since I was pregnant with her and can’t believe how time has flown! I’m with you- it goes so very fast! But did you know that I’ve been blogging since my son James was just 4 months old? He’s nine now! My 10 year blogging anniversary was this summer!
So many of you have been with me (and James!) from the very beginning and I’m so very grateful for you!
Good morning friends! Can you believe we’re already to August?! Where has this summer gone? I shouldn’t be surprised- every year it seems to fly by and before we know it, school is about to start again. For us, the official first day of school starts on August 14, but the two days before that is when the kids get to meet the teacher and see who will be in their class.
This is an especially big deal for Jordan this year since she’ll be starting PK3. Luckily, she’s familiar with the school and even many of the teachers since James has been going there since he was in PK3.
Good morning friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’m back from a quick girls’ trip to San Antonio and cannot wait to share the trip recap with you. We ate, drank, shopped and most importantly laughed til we cried! James mentioned to me yesterday that kids laugh 400 times a day and adults just 15! Isn’t that wild?! Bring on the FUN!
It’s so crazy to look back and remember how s l o w January felt and now we’re looking up and are already halfway through the year!
Thank you to Nordstrom & ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.
Good Monday morning friends! I hope y’all had a fabulous weekend and are looking forward to this fresh, new week.
Everyday, I’m grateful to receive messages from you commenting on my positive attitude. For today’s post, I wanted to dive into that because my true passion for this blog is to inspire you to ‘take care of YOU’. If you’ve been with me for long, you know that mantra was passed down to me from my Grandma Nola and I want to pay it forward.
Thank you to Bloomingdale’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.
I’m finally back to “normal” after our Memorial Weekend trip – it always takes me a few days back home to recover. And we’re looking at just one more day of school before summer break officially starts. This year started off so slow, but sure has sped up these last few months.
MORNING TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE DAY
Today, I’m sharing how I start my day so that I can get things done (GSD!) and be productive. I’ve found that when my morning is off to a good start,