Back to Reality

Hello The last day of the winter holidays is almost over. In a few hours I’ll be waking up before 6:00 a.m. to start my day. I’m glad the kids and I are going back to school but waking up before the sun comes up is going to be a challenge for the next five days. I’m going to miss […]

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Gift Wrapping

Hello Everyone! There are 2 days till Christmas Eve and 3 till Christmas Day. Today I would like to talk about gift wrapping. I think… I’m okay at wrapping gifts. To be honest I don’t have that much patience and I’m not striving for a perfectly wrapped gift. In our household I’m in charge of the gift wrapping. Every two years I get a gift wrapping kit. This year I’ve decided not to buy the kit and go for a sustainable option. In September I bought a bunch of baby safety gates, they were wrapped in a brown paper. As soon as I saw the amount of paper used on the giant boxes I received I decided to use it for Christmas. Once the kids were sleeping I set up everything. I needed enough paper for 12 gifts. I choose to wrap the big gifts first. Once they were out of the way I realized I had to wrap the rest of the gifts by using scraps and pieces of the paper I had left. I used a bag from H&M to wrap the last 2 gifts. I also ended up using masking tape instead of the clear tape. I’m waiting to see the family’s reaction when they see the gifts wrapped in this brown paper. I’m happy with the end result and will likely use this brown paper or newspaper for any future gift wrapping needs. Reusing the brown […]

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R.I.P. Mami

Hello everyone, For the past couple of weeks I have not posted anything…. they have been a rough couple of weeks and I have not been inspired to write or post anything. My mom passed away last week, she was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2018. She was a strong women, she went through chemotherapy since then.. until the last […]

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Spa time…

As a mom of 5 kids… I barely get time to sleep… so thinking about or having some “me time” is not a priority. In a perfect world… I would get my hair cut, wash and blow dry every couple of months, I would go to the nail salon twice a month and keep my nails long. But I don’t live in a perfect world but one full of little kids and adult dilemmas. Today, I had a doctor’s appointment. Hubby took care of the triplets and I didn’t have to pick up the older 2 kids for 4 hours. I decided to get my nails done… It felt amazing, I was able to relax and do something just for me. As a mother and woman is easy to just not do some things because there is always something more important. Someone always needs you and your image takes a back sit. I know this doesn’t happen to every women of mother but it has happened to me. At this moment my appearance is not as important. Hubby asks me at least once a month if I need some alone time… I usually say no. I’ve become so immerse in being a mom, wife and full time student that other things just don’t matter. Once in a while I need to step out of my routine and take care of myself. With everything that is going on in my life… […]

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30 Before 30

The countdown has begun, in 30 days I will be 30 years old. My 20’s were all about becoming a mother and a wife. This means that in the last decade I have not invested in my self as much. So my 30’s are going to be about growth and change while continuing my journey as a mother and a wife. I came up with many ideas, I chose 30 things that I would like to either accomplish, re-introduce and try in my life. I won’t call it a bucket list because my bucket list is mostly travelling around the world. This is my 30 before 30 list. Start a Blog Get those tattoos I’ve put off for years No Social Media for a day (Hubby will be posting on that day) Go Vegan for a day Loose 8 lb Water fast for a day Introduce a 15 min HIIT work out twice a week Review a product/products Read the Psalm book Reorganize my (our) closet No Netflix for a day ( I watch an episode of The Office a day) Spa Day Get in the habit of waking up at 6:00 a.m. Monday to Friday Try some Korean BBQ (I’ve been wanting to try it for the last 15 years! Get a painting from a local artist for the leaving room Decorate the dinning room (there is nothing on the walls of our main floor) Recycle all the cans […]

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