It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.

September 2015

ASeptember (1)nother month ticks away at the year 2015. I am pretty happy as this month has already brought cooler weather (well, maybe it did start before today), and I am happy to be able to put on my long sleeves and jeans and actually look like I still belong. These are my favorites things to wear, but when I would wear jeans prior to now, my  husband would give me a look that would imply I was insane. For wearing jeans that is. All other times I can’t really say 😉

I am happy too as this means that the school year has started and we are getting into a regular routine. I missed this. The summer was fun, crazy, and trying at times. I loved it, but I am glad to be back to a routine that allows for quiet, and consistency.  I am a mess when I don’t have that. I myself am still trying to establish my routine again – but I am closer than I was two weeks ago!.

September Goal Call-With a new month also brings new goals. I love to make goals. I am not the best at sticking to them always, but I do love to make them. This month I am pushing to meet my goals for sure!  I also want to encourage you to meet your goals! Setting and then meeting goals is a huge sense of accomplishment I remember feeling when I worked out of the home. I don’t like I have that same sense of accomplishment as I am not with my team anymore. I want to replace that with a feeling of getting something done, and this month I challenge you to do the same!

I have printed off and marked in my planner my running goals for this month. Marked days that I will run certain distances. I am making it a priority to run. I may have to change some things up next week after talking to my hubby a little about it – I hate changing things from the way they are provided to me (even if I just found it on the internet) because I feel like I am not doing what I should. I do understand reasons why I should move some things around – we will see how this goes.

I got a couple books from the library so I have that part taken care of and ready to be met!

I am hopeful to get new team members for my Younique team as it is a perfect time to join this business with their biggest launch yet of new and amazing products!

I would love to acquire new clients this month – even if they are just for blogging working, helping those create their own blogs, or social media strategies – a client is a client in my book, no matter how big or small!.

What are your goals this month-What about you though? What are your goals for this month? Have you even thought about it? You realize, that it doesn’t matter what your goal looks like to someone else’s – they are yours and that is all that matters! So start writing them down and keeping them where you can see them. You can do this and that is what counts!

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List #1

List #1 in the new place. I know you have been waiting for one of my lists – it has been a while!

I made a video! Have you check it out yet?

Finally feeling somewhat settled. Not completely, but we are getting there!

I got the internet somewhat figured out. Whatever happened to unlimited?

No schedule set in stone for me. Still need to figure out how to get house chores, workouts, and Bailey taken care of 100% while I get all my work done as well. My work gets done – I feel like the others are neglected and I don’t like that feeling.

I am thinking of setting up a bi-weekly coffee date/play date with other military families around me – we will see how it goes!

I hope Nick gets his schedule from work soon, so I can maybe plan for taking a couple classes at the gym on base.

Having more time outside is a fantastic feeling. I really enjoyed playing outside with Bailey yesterday and seeing the girls off the bus. It allowed everyone to play and get energy out before school work and dinner commenced.

I am enjoying being home and do feel that I am productive – it is that I get easily distracted!

I think I need to put some things in writing so that I can see what I need to do.

I think Laundry is calling my name!

What are some things you do to stay on track, organized, and get it almost all done?

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A Day In The Life…Of Me!

A Day In The Life…Of Me! Oh you are in for a treat…..maybe?  My days are so much different than they used to be, but once I get the hang of this new life in Alabama (almost Georgia since we are stationed here at Ft. Benning, Georgia) I will be rocking and rolling!

My first alarm goes off at 5:25 am. I turn it off.

My second alarm goes off at 5:30 am. I turn it off.

My third alarm goes off at 5:35 am. I turn it off, but this time I roll over and check my phone to make sure it is really 5:35 am. It definitely is. I wait for my husband’s snooze to go off one more time, nudge him (elbow or throw a punch his way), and wait for my oldest to walk in thimage_1e room to let me know she is awake since her brand new alarm clock has, in fact, done its job and woke her up.

I tell her to go back up stairs to brush her hair, teeth, and get dressed. She fights with me for a bit then goes upstairs, and I get up for my first cup of coffee while hubby hits the shower.

I go into my oldest child’s room to get her back out of bed, walk in to the bathroom to plug in straighter as both her sister and her will have crazy hair. That is guaranteed.  I get her hair straightened and then I go wake the middle child and do the same routine.  This always brings about tears, fights, and lots of morning fun.

Downstairs I start hubby’s breakfast of egg whites and veggies, and my oatmeal. Once those are done I start on lunches. Once the kids make their way downstairs they eat, watch some TV, kiss Dad goodbye, and then make their way to the end of the driveway for the bus. I always go out there with them and wait to make sure they get on the bus. I am over protective I know.

Once they are done – back inside for me to finish breakfast and soak in the silence until the baby wakes. 30-45 minutes to myself in quiet is priceless. I don’t do anything either. I watch TV or just sit.

image_8Then she is up! We are off! This ball of energy wants cuddles for about 5 minutes and then it is busy, busy, busy! I do get her to at least entertain one episode of Mickey Mouse so she can jump around and dance (her fav). She helps me unload and load the dishwasher, move things so I can vacuum (yes everyday as I am crazy like that), and we pick things up in the girls rooms. Now we can play, name body parts, and repeat words.  Around 10:30/11:00 it is nap time. So warm milk and bed.

Lunch is quick – so quick no picture – but it was chicken, corn, tomato, black bean, balsamic, and good

The race is on and I shower, get dressed, get some self pampering in while I sit down and work. Today when I went in to shower – I found the dog hiding from the active one.image_3

Working consists of blogging, content creating for clients, and surfing around for new info, ideas, and other stuff that comes around. This lasts 3-4 hours. The child usually wakes up during this time and I get her something to drink and allow her to wake up on her own. Sitting on my lap, laying down – but about 30 minutes later she is up and moving. And so am I!

The girls get off the bus around 3:45/4 so we are outside to see that happen. Since the weather is nice – we don’t mind waiting and playing outside which includes some running and jumping. We also stop to watch the soldiers in Airborne school take part in jump week. This isn’t as awesome as F22 jets taking off daily, but it is pretty cool!

image_5image_4Then it is time to unpack the backpacks – start some homework, sign off and review on things, pack the backpack back up, and start dinner. Yesterday we had a guest – a family member (another soldier we knew from Alaska) – so we ordered pizza and subs and talked the night away.

The kids went to bed around 8 and we sat and laughed and introduced each other to new apps to play, places to go on base, updates on people we knew, and so much more, 9:30 rolls around and it is bedtime.  Yup. Bedtime.

I know – interesting, right?

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