2019: Word Of The Year

Happy 2019! Its time for my annual Word Of The Year post! Rather than resolutions, I try to pick a word or a phrase to focus my year around. 2018 was Breathe, which I lost sight of and honestly should pick again this year but I am moving on instead. For 2019, my word is […]

Read More

Stick With Kindness

My fears throughout the years: Youth (10-17ish): the dark, my mom being mad at me, the lunchroom on the first day of school, roaches Early Adult (18-23ish): failing a college class, getting a DUI, not finding “the one”, roaches Mid-Adult (24-26ish): losing my job, unexpected bills, losing a loved one, roaches After we adopted Quin, […]

Read More

On To October

You guys. It is freaking October. OCTOBER. Like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas then BOOM 2018 is OVER. Just like that. I thought time only flies when you’re having fun!?! Apparently it also flies when you’re stressed, over eating,  and having panic attacks. Alrighty, if the calendar insists, we will move along with October. As usual, new […]

Read More

No Spend September

A few years ago, shortly after I started this blog, I did a monthly challenge called “No Spend September“. I surprised myself and was pretty successful at it. I decided my spending habits needed a break and I would tackle “No Spend September” again this year! There is only 1 rule and it is pretty […]

Read More

A Quick $50

Over on Facebook I mentioned our April challenge is to clean all of our random junk spaces–think nightstands, junk drawers, hall closets, etc. So far this month, I’ve tackled 2 junk places. First up: Our Junk Drawer…I’m pretty sure every kitchen has one of these infamous drawers…a holding place for a bunch of random sh*t […]

Read More

March: Spring Cleaning Pt 1.

Happy March! Happy Spring! New Month! New Challenge! This Spring, we are going on a 3 month long journey to “spring clean” our homes! If your house & schedule are anything like mine, we are going need the entire Spring to get this cleaning done! So, let’s jump right in! I admit, I am a clothes […]

Read More

Monthly Challenge: Feb 2018

When I started this blog, I started doing what I called “Monthly Challenges“. Basically, picking things in my life that I wanted to change or improve upon and dedicating the month to making that “thing” better. In 2017, I got away from the challenges. No real reason why, I just drifted from them. However, I’ve […]

Read More

2018: Word Of The Year

  Welp, it is that time again. Time for a new year’s resolution. Up until last year, this time of the year looked something like this: Come up with some much needed resolution (like recommitting to a diet  or waking up earlier for a morning workout or having a nighttime routine full of journaling and […]

Read More

Checking In

Hey fellow Hot Mess Mommas! Remember back in January when we decided we would pick a word or a phrase to center 2017 around? How is that going for you? Are you still reminding yourself of your word/phrase? Are you seeing a difference? Did you completely give up and are just focused on surviving at […]

Read More

Enough

Earlier this year, while browsing Pinterest, I came across the idea of using a word instead of resolutions to focus your year around. For whatever reason, this idea stuck with me and kinda grew on me.So, that is what I am doing this year….I am focusing my year around a word rather than resolutions. My […]

Read More