Hello, my fellow Royals! I just realized it’s been so long that i actually posted and just a few days ago I began to post like i never stopped 🤦♀️. So now I feel weird 😂. So much has changed in my life that I must share… Wouldn’t you want to know?!
So who am I? I am a wife. A wife to an amazing man that I’ve been together for years. When I say years i don’t mean 6 years. We’ve been together since 2007. This is a guy I have known almost my whole life. Could you believe we first met in the fourth grade🤭. We got happily married in 2014. So then I have to ask again…
Who am I? I am a mother. When i first started this blog and stopped and started again I only had one daughter with another on the way. Well, yeah that’s different 😊. I now have three beautiful girls and my only little boy on the way 😦. Yup that’s right. A momma bear of soon to be four (4!) cubs… Hands full much?
Who am I? I am a creator. A design. I love to knit and crochet and draw and paint. I love to be creative in my own space. Move to whatever influences me. I love to try new things to say I have tried. To sum up who I am is impossible. Impossible because I am everything. I am all of the above. I am me, and this is who I am.
I have to admit. I love yarn. BOOM I said it. Its something definitely wonderful about making a purchase to actually having yarn in my hands. What is that “something” you ask? Satisfaction… It’s truly satisfying and exciting. To get yarn and turn it into something wearable… I just love it! Let me give some examples of this love that blossoms daily…
So fulfilling seeing items I’ve made go off to a new home or to it’s desired, owner. The warmth the items bring, the joy, the happiness, the laughter, the self-esteem. I not only make and create for my enjoyment I do it for others. Not every time I charge for my items either. You never know what someone may be going through in life, and something so simply made by hand can uplift them. God gave me the gift to create and why not share that gift?
Is there something you love doing that simply bring you happiness? Not only yourself but others around you? Have you uplifted anyone lately?
Hello, my fellow Royals! Hope you all are well and in a peaceful environment!
If I could say so myself, everything seems to be happening so fast. Could you believe September is coming to an end? To some, this may cause a little panic and anxiety. Looking back at unaccomplished goals, your kids growing up, trips you weren’t able to take, or just the simple fact that time moved so fast may cause an individual to panic. Believe me, I was that person. With being a mother there is little time for yourself, and every little thing starts to build up and bother you. Especially if your children are still young. To someone looking from the outside in, they may not see the chaos. The stress built up or the tears being fought back. I learned recently that a good amount of people deal with anxiety. Surprisingly I don’t. I did feel the need to share some things I do that seems to help me to keep a level head and stay positive through all the hair pulling moments that my day consists of.
My five tips are:
1) Self-care. Take at least fifteen to thirty minutes to gather your thoughts. Take a break from whatever you are doing to not tire yourself out. My favorite place to think things through and calm down from the day is in the shower.
2) Make a list. Write down everything. No need to try to remember or use that brain space on things to do or what to buy. I am such a big list maker. I keep a personal planner with me where ever I go and jot down anything that comes to mind or to do. This would surely save you on that brilliant idea or invention you came up with but keep forgetting!
3)Take your time. There is nothing more rewarding than having everything completed. Personally, I prefer not to be burnt out at the end of the day. Yes, things are left undone and I had to teach myself to say “tomorrow is another day”. Here is where prioritizing comes into play and saves you on accomplishing what really matters.
4) Find an outlet or hobby. Find something that you absolutely love doing. It could be something with the family or completely alone. Take time to try things out to see what maybe that “thing”. Some ideas are: painting, drawing/doodling, knitting, poetry, or crochet. These “outlets” can be very relaxing and satisfying.
5) Talk to someone. When I say talk to someone I honestly mean that. I find myself self-doubting sometimes. Believe it or not, I call my mother and talk. I don’t only choose her because she’s my mother, but because I know if it’s dealing with my children she could relate and calm me with advice. With picking someone to speak with, pick an individual that will not judge. Someone that would not only give you that ear you need but speak and give comfort.
Even though these five things are simple and may not work for some, these five things are just something I incorporated to keep me sane. A popular saying I see being said now is “Adulting is hard”. Honestly, I believe nothing is hard unless you want it to be! So own it!! Take control of what you have going on. Keep your head up and don’t give in to the madness! We can all do it together one step at a time and with lists! 🙂
Its another year that has came and gone. Last year was.. A year… To say the least. I’m so looking forward to 2018 and all it glory. I will challenge myself and will accomplish what I didn’t last year and the goals I have given myself this year. I told myself no one else has to believe… Just me. I hope you all are well and bring in 2018 with high hopes and belief in one self. Enjoy the year, enjoy family.. Just because its January 1st 2018 doesn’t mean it has to be today everything is accomplished!
As I start on my pile of unfinidhed …half finished… Why isn’t it finished items… I tell you thid .. If you wasn’t told already… YOU ARE AWESOME THE WAY YOU ARE!
So I am tired. I spent the day with few knitting time, but a lot of cleaning, throwing away, and running after kids. What can I say, living the mommy life. I have so many projects that I want to finish before Christmas gets here. Then I have another set of projects that I want to get done before 2018 meets us.
Now Christmas shopping… Have you finished? Have you even started?? Well I haven’t! Crazy am I? I don’t know, but this year we’re planning to be different. Like everyone else, we usually overspend on all of these things that is definitely not needed at that time. I’m so grateful to have children that doesn’t give heartache on not having things right away. For the most part they are understanding and I hope and pray they remain that way as they grow. It took me all these years to finally see that…WAIT why am I spending so much on ONE (1) DAY???? With a list of reasoning (so I don’t feel crazy) I noted that we actually purchase things for ourselves and children throughout the year just because. No reasoning no nothing…just because gifts throughout the year. So all in all we are going to make purchases BUT it will be a significant change. No need to have 9,999,9876,332 gifts under the tree and hardly any space to put them…LOL.
To sum it all up… I’m sleepy..I’m tired… I’m so done with today…
Hope this day was productive or relaxing for you!!
So time and time again I tell myself I want a scrappy blanket. This is probably try number four…maybe… Taking my scraps and attempting to start a blanket. I knitted and now attempting crochet. Believe it or not, but I plan the take out and knit it again😭.. Maybe I’ll give up this last time if no go. I just want something simple that takes no brain power. For some reason or another I think may be over thinking it. Ugh😧. Yeah this may be my last attempt… Maybe its just not for me.
What you think?
If you are a knitter or crocheter…Have you any luck with the scrappy blanket?
It’s the 8th of December!!! Wwhhhaatttttt😮.. A week gone and Christmas gets closer. The New Year is approaching… Time is a ticking. Crazy! BUT sometimes we need to slllow down and take a break from all the adulting we do. My oldest and I spent some much needed chilled family time with a few rounds of the board game “Sorry”.
This day was a more steady, don’t lose it kind of a day. Have you marked a day for relaxation or fun time? Everyone should have at least one.
As I did knit some, nothing new has been finished and off the needles or better yet placed on the needles. I really hope you all are enjoying the coldness and if one of them the snow…
How was the day? I hope awesome as awesome can be! As you can tell I’m a little extra right now. During the after Thanksgiving sales and craziness, I made a purchased with knitcrate. Amazingly when I went to just browse there was an coupon that I couldn’t say no to. Now look what I have!!!! This is Novembers box and yes I’m thinking of keeping the subscription…We’ll see LOL.
Today was a day and all the same. What made it worth while was getting these beauties!!
SOOOO can’t wait to knit something with these.. just what??
Do you treat yourself to something for Christmas? Well just treat yourself at all?
Today came and went. So busy with life in general and trying to be a successful smal business owner. With everything going and no time to say a really big WWWOOOOOSSAAHHHH, one good thing came out of it all. I finished the socks. NO I didn’t finish it over the weekend, BUT it is done. So puurrddyyyyyyyyy! Now will be shipped out to the rightful owner lol.
Here’s to getting things done and trying to stay afloat of the madness!! Did you accomplish something that needed to be? Hope so!
What’s going on on this beautiful… Hot day (for me)? I’m taking the time and working on some other socks I started which I placed down to do other things. I figured I may give these as a Christmas gift once I have finished them…. If I don’t keep them LOL. From all the socks that I have knitted, I have not knitted any for myself…. Come to think of it everything I started for myself I have not finished. What’s up with that???? I can’t even start to explain why that is. I’m going to try to spend more time today on things that has not been finish and have everything else on hold. Let see if i can get any of them off the needles.
Can’t gaurentee especially since mommy duties comes first and there is always something that needs to be done in the house…. Am I the only one that notices that? And once (if ever) you get all caught up you are too tired to even enjoy what you’ve been trying to do? Ugh mommylife i tell ya!
Hope you grabbed this day by its horns and owned it!!!!