Topic #12 from the Baby Making Machine playlist

Things change depending on the day but here is a brief summary of my day...enjoy...

A day in the life of ...Me...hmmm....Since I am a night owl, I wake up at around 9:30, I know...lucky. Well, I am blessed to have children who wake up in the morning and play in there room or who come in my room and just lay next to mommy until my alarm goes off. After I wake up and get ready for the day (brush my teeth and wash my face)...I make the kids breakfast, then I get dressed. After breakfast, I start to clean...normally the kids have to help clean...yes, my kids do have chores and once they are completed they can play in their room (hence, they barely ever clean there room the way I like it...but they do pick up the mess). After breakfast and a couple hours of being up, my baby is normally tired and lays down for a nap. While napping I do a little school/learning time/story time/mommy-daughter time with my girls. Depending on the day, normally around this time we will go to the library, grocery shopping, DIY some stuff,  or run errands. Since my children are little their attention span is not that long...we are only at the library for an hour and school time last max two hours....they do learn throughout the day and if watching tv...they can only watch educational tv. After learning time and running errands, lunch is served, with snacks followed....mommy cleans some more. Baby boy wakes up, cleans/organizes some more....the kids play a little more, do crafts, artwork, etc... Mommy gets some much needed break and has down time. Once the evening starts to set in I start to prepare dinner. After dinner the kids are up for about 1-2 hours...mommy and daddy cleans kitchen, then they get ready for night time (scripture, article of faith, prayer, jammy j's, brush teeth, etc...). Off to sleep they lay and mommy browses the internet, sews, or works on projects until tired. 

Topic #11 from the Baby Making Machine playlist

Before I start...I may sound like an OCD jerk crazy person....but hey these are TRULY things that bother

1.When there is trash on the floor and someone walks by and does not pick it up.

2. I cannot, CANNOT, cannot stand when grown folks (ppl over the age of 18 who are CAPABLE of helping out) are lazy. yes, I said it...this is the most annoying thing ever!!!! If you see someone cleaning...ask them if they need help or get up and take the initiative to do so...don't just sit there and watch them that is RUDE! 

3. Here comes the word..."cannot"...I cannot stand when people misspell words, especially on craigslist and social media. Use spell check...I don't really ever call them out on it...but I do think it....

4. I cannot stand when you call someone and they don't answer, but then you text them right after and they text back....but then when they call answer, every single time. 

5. Too many people talking at one time...I guess this gets to me sometimes...I guess when you are a mom...your kids will always be talking over each other....

6. This isn't really a pet peeve....this is more awkwardness....basically....being too affectionate with your partner, especially at church. Hey, I am all for holding hands and hugging to some degree...but when someone starts rubbing on thighs and popping their partners pimples  in just gets weird and makes me feel like I would like to undo what I just saw. 

7.This is more of a personal pet peeve. I love my husband but half the time he talks to me in a way that annoys he is mimicking me...maybe he is testing me...but although I laugh every single time he does it... I cannot stand it. 

8. I would most definitely have to agree with Jenn on this one...Unsolicited parenting advice. just as it is stated...

9. When "people"...*my husband*....does not throw away empty cereal boxes and doesn't put his cereal bowl up once he is finished. 

10. My last 'cannot'... I cannot stand, absolutely cannot stand when people sugar coat things. There are people who do it just because they ARE nice and then there are people who ARE sugar coaters...they live their lives sugar coating drives me crazy; I cannot stand being lied to in such a way and I absolutely cannot stand when I see people do that to other people. If you have a relationship, whether it is marriage, friendship, "associate" or what not...shouldn't you still be honest? I know I am going on a rant...but doesn't honesty stand for something? I know some people are just nice...and I forgive them if they are that truly nice person that I see in them...but hey there are others who just lie to make them feel good about themselves....that is what I cannot stand. I know I am not perfect and I may do things to annoy others....but if you have a relationship with me or even know me...just be honest with me and those that are around us....or just don't say anything at all.

Topic #10 from the Baby Making Machine playlist

Okay brace most embarrassing moment was about 8 years ago....I was doing a performance for my sisters bf's 18th birthday and my top fell down and my ____ were exposed. I just wanted to leave... I leave not much to the imagination.  I was humiliated and so embarrassed, I think I cried....

Although not the "event", I still to this day think this photo is embarrassing...I don't think I act like this...

I was introduced to Plato's Closet six years ago, while working at an architectural firm...but it wasn't until I after I was married that I started shopping there. At first I just purchased a lot of regular plain shirts, jeans, and capri' that I am older and like more than just normal plain shirts I frequent Plato's to look for cool, nice, age appropriate and body size appropriate shirts and dresses. Since I am LDS, I try my hardest to look for modest clothing that appeal to me at a great price....I find a lot of great things that I would not otherwise be able to afford or even window shop it that catch my eye that IS appropriate for me to wear. 

I love Plato's because I FEEL as though I am saving the world buying used instead of new. Again, this may not be everyones cup of tea...but I don't have a problem with used things....I tend to like it better than new things. I know I am a mom and I know Plato's is catered to teenagers and college is the deal...I look young, I feel young, I am young (in some peoples eyes)...just because I am a mom does not mean I need to start dressing like a mom...and you know what I mean...plain shirts and jeans. 

As a mom, and I would know....sometimes we let ourselves go without even trying or noticing until someone points it out. I know this...I don't think I ever let myself "TRULY" go, but I did neglect myself for 4 years to sacrifice my needs for the greater good of my family...basically, I did not buy or shop for myself because I thought at that time that the money used on myself would would serve better for my children and husband. I felt guilty if I ever bought something for myself. Now I know that in order to take care of your family, you need to take care of yourself. A happy mom = a happy home. No I am not saying new clothes, shoes, purses, always needed to make someone happy...but when you feel good about yourself, you tend to live a happier life...Don't think I go crazy there or spend all my money there...I don't... but I do "TREAT" myself there every once in a while and I always try to keep a budget in mind. 

*maybe in another post I will take some pics of some outfits I got there. 

 Topic #9 from the Baby Making Machine playlist

1. My husband is my biggest cheerleader....He is not perfect and he definitely annoys me to the 10th degree... but he is one of the most influential individual's that I know...He shoots high and he goes for it...even if he fails...he still gets up and just runs with whatever it is that he is after. He never gives up. He is spiritually uplifting and has a spiritual vibe that always seems to be with him even when he is not trying. He is just nice, ambitious, and he influences me to be that goal chaser and to chase after ALL of my dreams not just the ones he knows that are practical...but to go after all of them, even the ones that I KNOW I cannot do.

2. My mother would definitely be on this list, if it was not for her I would not be who I am today. She is strong, independent, wise, blunt, caring, and giving. I am her daughter...I am a true reflection of her.

3. My sister. If anything my sister is the MOST and I mean...THE MOST...compassionate, giving person I know. Through my sisters small acts I can see a BIG heart...I can honestly say that is something I do not have, that I wish I did. She has always been this way....I love her for it. She is always willing to serve others, even when they do not ask.

4. My bf...not just because she is my bf...but because she is spiritually grounded. She helps me to see the spiritual side of things not just what is right before me. She is there when I need her ...ALWAYS have been. She is the ultimate best friend who listens and is spiritually uplifting to talk to.

5. My Children influence/inspire me to want to be a better mom. They challenge me all the time...they encourage me...they lift me up....they depend on me....they love me....that alone makes me want to be better.

6. The Ellsworths and some of my other friends. They say you meet your best friends in college, but I met a few good people post college who inspire me to think outside the box, to do good to this world, to be more grounded. These are the people who are my "true" friends....they don't point out my faults, but they help me through their example to want to be a better person. I love them for that, I truly do.

7. The Payne family...what can I say...they are a perfect, ideal family to want to follow or look up to. I have nothing but good thoughts and a thankful heart towards them. They have influence me in so many ways and the memories I have shared with them has help mold me....mother Payne, is certainly someone I would love to aspire to become. Besides my mother, when I think of an AWESOME, compassionate woman, I think of her.

8. The William girls (Karen and girls)....Nothing but good thoughts and a sense tough love in loving way when I think of them. I hope I can be that type of mom that can inspire her children and be the example to them the way she is towards her girls. I remember being a teacher in primary and her talking to the youth in a stern, but loving way and I remember feeling the spirit and how much the children loved her. Those memories of just watching how amazing she was with her own children and the youth makes me hope and dream that I too can raise my children in such a Christ-like way to where they are respectful, kind, loving, compassionate, and just exude that Christ-like atmosphere/personality. I so love this family and I am forever grateful for having known them.

I know the list ask for 10 and I may sound like a loser...but I honestly cannot think of 10 people who influence me....this was a hard one.

Me and my bestie...back when we were "younger"

Topic #8 from the Baby Making Machine playlist

1. First and number 1 passion is motherhood...from this point on I will always be a mother and that alone goes before any other goal or career that I have for myself. I love my children more than I can say and I strive daily to be the best mom that I can be...even when I am upset or scolding them....everything I do for them is because I love them. 

2. I lllllooooovvvveee to decorate. I love the stress that comes with it...the endless nights online looking for furniture and inspirations. I love shopping for furniture. I love viewing homes just to see how it is decorated. I love decorating other peoples homes. I just love decorating and the complicated stressful days that come with it. Decorating challenges me and gives me a rush that I cannot explain. When you love something you just love is hard to explain. This is my true career passion. 

3. I have a passion for learning. I like to challenge myself. 

4. If cleaning is a passion....than I guess is stressful, but I might have OCD...I don't know. Is my casa super spotless clean...'NO!'...I have kids and a husband. lololol!!...I wish it were...but I can guarantee this...I am ALWAYS cleaning even when I am trying to rest....mess just gets to me...and I can't think when it is around. 

5. Being creative...this goes with my decor sense of mind...but I love to create, diy, sew and just spend my free time doing projects...I know I am boring....but the that is what I love to do. 

Topic #7 from Baby Making Machine playlist

When I was younger my absolute dream job was to be a "flygirl" aka back up dancer. Not just any back up dancer but a back up dancer for Miss Jackson...Janet Jackson. Yes, I said it. When I was younger dancing was my passion....I LOVED IT. hence, I am using past tense. Don't get me wrong...I still love to dance,  but my talent went unused...I still dance around the house. I cannot change the past. I was a good dancer and unfortunately I chose not to pursue that career. I hope my children follow their dreams.

Lets not dwell on the past....for the future is new DREAM is to own my own business doing something I love and being my own boss. I have a degree in Industrial Design  and I minored in Interior design and I would love to use my talent to create, decorate, and explore the design world. I love decorating and I would love to share my love of it with those who are willing to invest their faith in my decor knowledge...and style. Before I had children, while I was pregnant with my first 2, and after I had my first 2 I was blessed with the opportunity to design buildings, decorate interiors, as well as design kitchens. Hopefully while I am on a break from working, I can build up enough confidence  to start my own business. I have the talent...I am we will see what happens. 

Anyone and everyone knows my family is very frugal...I mean EXTREMELY frugal...we have always been this way. When it comes to family outings we typically tend to look for a good deal...but recently we decided to be spontaneous and just go...without worrying about price or anything...and I am glad to say price was NOT an problem. We discovered a hot spot...inexpensive family fun...called Frankies. This place is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!! It is literally a mini amusement park with out the price tag. My children LOOOOOVED it and what more can I ask for? I just feel anytime you spend with family where no one is crying, whining, or is throwing a must be a good day...all smiles here. Family time + Smiles on my kids faces = PRICELESS!

Again...days like this are priceless! These are timeless memories...oh happy day!!

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