What’s up?? I haven’t updated in awhile. Work was crazy at the beginning of the school year and I just fell out of routine. Here’s what’s up this week!
We’re still so madly in love with the Giz-ball. Could he be any cuter??
It’s been hard returning to work after a 2 week break. I wish we were independently wealthy!
While on break I cleaned and organized the house. I’m so in love with my craft room again, now that it’s clean. Lol I had a lot of projects for Christmas stuff was just everywhere! Plus that’s where I kept the Gifts. It’s organized and pretty again. We had a few weeks of unhealthy eating and I’m feeling so much better since I’m clean eating again! Living my Arbonne lattes in the morning.
I slacked off on exercise, but hubby was killing it!! He did his 100th Peloton ride the day after Christmas. I’m so proud!! I’m back on the bike and will hit by 100th ride on Sunday morning! I’m also doing a 4 week strength challenge. The first workout was upper body on Monday night and I’m so sore! The good kind of sore!
What sets your soul on fire?? Besides my husband (rawr), being creative and making jewelry and other crafts is what sets my soul on fire. I’d love to grow my business this year, so I’m making it a priority.
I’ve been finding it hard lately to fit in time to work in my studio. I’m going to make a goal to fit in at least 3 hours during the week.
A new year gives us so many new chances to do well! I love that we get a FRESH start to make changes every year, although I fully believe that you do not have to wait until January 1 to start anew. I don’t want to make resolutions, but goals that I hope to achieve in the new year. Here are my goals for 2019:
Continue on my weight loss journey. I’d love to lose these last 50 pounds, but I’ll chose progress over perfection. Eating clean and consistent exercise are the goal.
Be more Present!! I have to admit, I’m addicted to my phone and facebook. When did family events and dinners become everyone staring at their phones?? I’m horrible about this, so I’m definitely working towards changing this.
Pay off credit card debt. We are pretty good with paying off our debt, but we made a few pretty large purchases in 2018 that I want to pay off. I have updated our weekly budget and should have it paid off by July.
Meal Plan!!! We’ve gotten into such a horrible habit of not planning anything and then being too tired to cook. So we eat out. Which is not only bad for the wallet, but also our waistlines.
Self Care. I need to be better about taking time for me. Time to read, paint my nails, put on a face mask, whatever!
Grow my business(es)!! I have really enjoyed adding on to Morning Glory this year. I had many special orders for the holiday season. I want to continue in this venture and learn ways to create without it taking over my life. I’m also hoping to grow in my Arbonne business. I truly believe in the products and love how I feel when I’m consistent.
I came across this post on facebook (of course), and love this idea! I’m going to incorporate these into each month:
What are your goals for 2019?? Comment and let me know!
Merry Christmas Eve!!! It’s one of my absolute favorite days of the year. My family will gather at my mom’s house later this afternoon and we will celebrate Christmas together. I love my family so very much. I’m hoping that you’ll be spending today with those you love as well.
Saturday was my last show for the holiday season and I was so sick! Not only was I not feeling well, they had me inside the door so it was cold and wet all day. There were 79 other vendors, so nobody really had great sales. The experience was good, and I got some special orders out of it. I’m glad to be done and can now focus on my personal gift making and spending more time enjoying my family and the season.
Woohoo!! We made it to FriYay, y’all!! I’m so excited to pick up Josh tonight from college! My baby is coming home!! I have a few projects to finish up tonight for tomorrow’s show. Tomorrow is our last show of the Christmas season. I’m taking tons of jewelry, aprons, potholders and a few reverse canvas signs. I’m ready for it to be over, so I can actually relax. I think all of this stress and constant working is making me sick. I started coming down with a sore throat last night and today my throat and ears hurt. Boooooo. Of course, I’ll start my personal projects on Sunday. LOL! We will finally decorate our tree on Sunday too!! It’s time to get into the holiday spirit. I’m usually set up the weekend after Thanksgiving.
To say life has been busy lately is an understatement! My sweet mama had surgery on November 30 to repair a tendon in her foot. The woman who never sits still is non-weight bearing and no driving. She has been such a trooper! I’ve been helping her with things she needs, filling orders for Morning Glory and getting ready for a show this week weekend. Our last show of the season is on Saturday. I am hoping all goes well. I think this will be the biggest show I’ve done. It’s to raise funds for a high school marching band. I was a marching band mama myself, so I’m making marching band bracelets and t-shirts, plus my regular inventory. I’m excited, but also ready for a break. After the show I’ll be focusing on Christmas!!! I have gifts I want to make and gifts that need wrapped.
Josh comes home Friday night from school!! We get him for 7 whole weeks!!! This mama is so excited….except for the fact that I know the house won’t stay as clean as it has. Ha! Hurricane Josh is coming home! I’m ready to slow down and enjoy my family for the last few weeks of the year. We haven’t even decorated the tree yet! We went to get our trees as a family this past Sunday. We picked Josh up for the day and then took him back. I’ve never had an empty tree in my living room for longer than 10 minutes, so it’s bugging me. Between work, gym, crafting, grocery shopping, etc there just hasn’t been time!! So here it sits.
Here are a few cute items I have going on for Morning Glory. I’ve been selling pretty consistently!