Thursday, August 29, 2013

TBT baby Jaida!

Jaida's birth... June 19th 2012


Just precious right?!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Is it FALL yet?!

Vacation is over, Summer is over and fall is here!! Right?! Ok, so maybe I am a little premature on the fall talk BUT it was super gloomy here yesterday in the Pacific Northwest and I was loungin' around in my hoodie drinking a Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks!
yup burry because I may or may not have been driving... via my Instagram feed
Even the cat was lazy!!
That was a joke.... cats are always lazy!
My cat Meiko, who I conveniently left with my parents when I moved out at 17 ;)
We are watching him for the week.... he won't be staying 
School starts for the boy next Wednesday. Even though it doesn't make me mom of the year I am SOOOOOO ready for him to be back in school... I mean seriously mommies, is it just me or is it nice to have that scheduled "free time" in the middle of the weekday?! Don't get me wrong, I am NOT so much a fan of the alarm clock telling me when to roll outa bed, but I should be moving earlier than later anyway so it's probably a good thing.
On that note I have a list of things I really need to get accomplished on the daily and for some reason I am failing in doing so. It's all about time management people and I SERIOUSLY need help in this department! I need time for daily devotions, working out, Hair and makeup, meal planning and prep, blogging, working the business, responding to and sending emails, watching Giuliana and Bill, Family time, laundry , cinderelly cinderelly... am I wrong? Do any of you have a way to keep everything straight during your days? Maybe an app.... or even better a printout to keep on the fridge!
Enough about you know what day it is?
It's Trendy Tot Tuesday!
I found this little link up a couple weeks ago and I have to say I am super excited to join in!! Y'all know how much I love showin off the trends of baby J!
Since I am just joining the link up for the first time, I have decided to do a compilation of several trendy Jaida pics so you can have a taste of "her" style!


Gosh I LOVE this girl!!
Looking forward to next weeks link up! Also secretly hoping she will be sporting a new fall look!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Life without Social Media

Let me tell you about this past week. No, scratch that more like the last week and a HALF and YES that totally makes a difference.
So without blowing your mind and boring you to death I was without a computer for the last 10 days. When I first realized I would be without a computer for even a week I was devastated. Sad, I know! Imagine it though people.... do you even realize how often you are on the computer....or is that REALLY just me?! Then right after my initial freak out I went calm and thought "oh hey, mini vaca from social media" right?!
The computer is my everything!! It connects me to more than I realized. Yes, I could still visit Facebook and sort of read some blogs from my phone BUT I could not post where I needed to, write my blog, etc. Not to mention although I have several times I am due for an upgrade and this ratchety old phone can't hold a charge worth spit! ( Is that even a saying or did it just sound right so I typed it? Side note I think it sounds right because people would use profanity there....ohhhhh)
Now, after all the planning I had done to stay on top of my blog, and all of the scheduling and planning I had done for work I am struggling to get caught back up. grrrrr when will it get easier, and better question when will I get a new phone?! ( 47 days that's when ) So here I am, on a Saturday, trying to get my blog schedule organized, pictures edited etc.
Wish me luck.... or I may not be posting tomorrow!! ;)
Just an FYI I have a little contest going on for the biz... follow along if you want in!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

That time you just wanted to sleep all day

do you ever had one of those days...weeks...months (years maybe??!!) where things are so hectic and out of control that you cant even focus on showering daily?
yeah me either
BUT what has happened to me lately is that so many things are changing that I just want to sit down cross my legs and say "hmmmpff I don't wanna do ANYTHING!!"or maybe just eat far to many chips and dips while watching garbage TV.... ok you caught me.
I CAN be productive, I really can, but sometimes there is so much more that I honestly want to do in the day that just the thought of not stopping for any kind of rest is exhausting to think about...before I have even gotten out of bed. If you're still pickin up what I'm putting down I'll fill you in on some changes.
First, we have decided to start looking around for new churches. This may seem like just a normal every Sunday type thing to do but for us our church is HOME. At least it has been for the last 3 years (which as of tomorrow is as long as Jon and I have been married) Not only did the pastor marry us, but they have become our close friends and we even lead in teams there. The thing is, the church s about 40 mins from our house and even though I have so many great friends in that community it is a long way to drive for bible studies and community groups. We want to be involved but have found ourselves not going to things because we just don't want to drive that far. It is sad, and it is taking a lot out of me.
Second, I am going for a huge promotion in my business and man let me just tell you.... Life would be SO MUCH easier if you didn't have to deal with people. Excuses... I make them too sometimes but listen people you cannot be successful without putting in the time and effort! Trust me!! It just gets exhausting hearing them everyday!
Third, Jon is now president of the board for the HOA so he has lots to do on the side of having a "real" job to do 40hrs a week (at least)
Also, my mom and I have been arguing (for the first time since I was a teenager) and she is no longer helping babysit the kids at the moment. grrrrr.
Then there is the baby learning to walk, the baby refusing to sleep, and just the constant stress of everyday life, keeping up on the blog (not going so well sorry!!) eating healthy and working out, keeing playdates, keeping friendships, keeping the house clean, staying organized, watching Big Brother cooking dinner.....the list goes on and on. I know I don't have the option to just lay in bed and ignore the world everyday but shoot that would be so much easier than facing the fact that there is just not enough time in the day to do it ALL!!
How do YOU find peace and contentment?!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Vlog FAIL and a Coffee date!!

sooooo...... today I really was totally going to VLOG. I was planning to link up for coffee date and everything..... BUT after I gave a speal about loving the tablet I just got etc etc I couldn't (and still cant) figure out how to upload my video.
le sob
oh well. I guess I will not vlog today and will instead just TELL you what I would tell you if we were having coffee together :)
 linking up with Rags to Stitches
If we were having coffee together I would ask for your opinion on the following matter... I have this thing with hating when people need to drop something off or pick something up from you and they say they will "get it SOMETIME tomorrow." to me it is 1000 times worse than Comcast saying I need to be home for a "window" of 4 hours waiting on them...and I thought THAT was bad. Look, even if I am going to be home all day I don't like the thought that you are just going to show up out of the blue. A. I have a baby so I may be trying to get her to sleep, or changing her diaper, or doing anything else babies need. B. I may be just laying down to take a nap (see reason A for why I'd be napping) and don't feel like having the doorbell ring the second I drift onto dreamland! or C. I just want to lounge around in sweats all day and knowing someone will be showing up any second means I can't just look like a scrub! hehe
so am I weird?
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am so over Jaida deciding she doesn't want to take naps in the afternoon anymore. UGH. She used to sleep all night, wake up to eat breakfast, then go back to sleep....then STILL take a nap later that afternoon. Now, not so much....sister just wants to scream. Ugh again. Lets just note than when daddy is home this is not a problem, she will sleep whenever she is put into her crib! Not fair I say!!
Lastly, I would tell you that if you are a salon owner or even just work in a salon you HAVE to look into selling itWorks at your salon. People, this is no joke... I was just listening to a call where one of the top money makers in the biz (were talking over $100,000 A MONTH) started out just selling wraps as an add on service at her salon. That is where the money is at my friends so let me know if you want to add it into your business and make some extra mullah!! Makes me wish I was a salon owner haha.
Thanks for having coffee with me, next time hopefully I will have a vlog for ya!!
now to go calm this baby down... look at this cutie!!
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