4.10.2017

Mommy Style Monday: Time Management

Time is such a weird thing.

I want it to pass quickly but be slow simultaneously, somehow.

The topic for Mommy Style Monday is Time, specifically how I manage my time.



Honestly, I am not a time manager for my personal life. Probably a tiny pinky nail size of time management is in me. It's not much, but its enough. There are dates and events that I need to remember, that I write on my big calendar for myself and my family, and that works.

When it comes to time management and being organized for other people though, that is a whole different ball game.

I would love to give you an amazing post about how I wake up early and get things done before the kids wake up (they wake up so flippin early right now, this could only happen when they are sleepy teenagers) or how I'm consistent with nap times for Leonard, or work outs( or more like work nots), but I can't.

It's taken me time for me to let go and stop feeling like because I'm not doing something on a schedule, or I don't have a magical chore chart for my kids, or what not then I'm doing it wrong. I've tried many times to do these things, and its not a passion of mine. I know it won't stick till I have that.


If you are a time manager, more power to you, some days I wish I could but, that's just not me. :)

You do you.

How are you with time management? Is there something that works for you? 




Want to join the Mommy Style Monday link up?
Visit Kiana // Glitter & Donuts or Madeline // CaseyLand and sign up! 

If you're wanting actual awesome with tips and more about by his topic,
Check out the other ladies that are linking up today! 

Kiana // Glitter&Donuts
Madeline // CaseyLand
Cayli // Nightchayde
Rachel // Tutus and Heels
Monica // It's All About




3.28.2017

FREE LDS #PRINCEofPEACE Social Media Images

The Easter season is upon us and our thoughts are turning to our Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.

Mormon.org is hosting a wonderful Easter campaign called #PRINCEofPEACE. Launching March 31st. I love each one of the campaigns the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints puts on during holiday seasons.

I am jumping ahead a little with excitement for this campaign. This year I wanted to do something special to celebrate the campaign so I created some FREE and simple inspiration gospel centered images you can use on social media, specifically for Instagram, but can be used anywhere.

Starting April 9th, one week prior to Easter, I have an image a day you can share that corresponds with one of eight Principles of Peace. Use these to correspond with the days, use whenever you want or need a little inspiration. :) 

When sharing on social media tag #PRINCEofPEACE. You can also tag me on Instagram @airkaka I would love to see who shares and read any thoughts you have.

I hope those that use these can feel love and the peace that comes from our Savior.


(just right click image and save as 👍)

APRIL 9th- Faith - Write a list of the reasons why you believe in God.


April 10th- Compassion - Think of someone you love. Make a list of their good traits and give it to them.



April 11th- Forgiveness - Pray for strength to forgive someone who offended you


April 12th- Repentance - Make a list of areas in your life that aren’t in harmony with Jesus’ teachings and set goals to improve.


April 13th- Gratitude - Share a specific example on social media of something someone did for you and how it made a difference in your life.


April 14th- Scripture - Think of a question or trial you’re facing. Find someone in the scriptures who faced a similar issue and learn from their example.




April 15th- Prayer - Share with a friend or write about a time when a specific prayer was answered.



April 16th- Hope - Create a playlist of songs that give you hope and courage.


3.27.2017

Mommy Style Monday: Spring Box Swap

Happy Monday. Today is a very special Mommy Style Monday. This last month the creaters Kiana & Madeline decided it would be fun to send boxes filled with fun springy items to another MSM lady. 

Now, I was hesitant at first cause the last time I did something like this for a Christmas secret santa with other blog sisters, I got burned. I'm over it now, mostly, but at the time I was pretty ticked about it, obviously.

I obviously went for it, because the mommy style Monday ladies that participate are absolutely amazing and I feel like I know them, even though I've never met them in person. :) 

The theme for the box was SPRING! It would be anything that reminds you about spring.  I sent a box to the adorable and fabulous Chandler at Life as a Larsen.  

My box came from the ever so sweet Kiana at Glitter&Donuts. Have you seen the things she does? Amazing. She's real, honest, and a wonderful mother and I adore her. 

I was excited to see the cute things she would send to me. 

I don't check the mail often, oops, so I ended up seeing the package in the mail on my birthday! So it was ever sweeter! 

So lets dig in and see whats inside. 

I immediately smiled at all the donuts, I mean she is Glitter and Donuts after all. :) 










I may have eaten the donut rice krispie, the second photos were done, and it was delicious! I've already used the cute bright pink nail polish, its the perfect spring color. I can't wait to find time to color, its such a great stress reliever for me. Kiana must have known that me being all old and 30 now i'd need some extra help in the tightening and toning of my face, cause I can't wait to use the treatment mask! 

I was seriously love, love, loved every single thing that came in my spring box! It brings me so much joy when people spend the time to give and think about others and let a lone send a box filled with goodies cross country to bring love and a smile. 

Thank you so much Kiana for my box! It was everything and also so much more than I expected. Perfectly capsuled you, and perfect for me! 



Check out what the other ladies in our Mommy Style Monday group received in their spring box swaps! I know I can't wait to see! Want to participate in a Favorite Things Box in June/July? Go here to sign up! 

Kiana // Glitter&Donuts
Madeline // CaseyLand
Cayli at Nightchayde
Rachel // Tutus and Heels
Chandler // Life as a Larsen

Want to join the Mommy Style Monday link up?
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3.21.2017

One year of Leonard

My sweet little Leonard is turning one tomorrow! March 22nd. 

This year has gone by so incredibly fast, crazy busy, but the best year.

Little Leo is one of the coolest babies I know.  He started walking just before 9 months and is practically running laps around us now.  He's got the cutest grin with his 8 teeth and knows how to work you with it. 

I could go on and on about how adorable, and special this little boy is, but i'd rather just look at pictures of him.


























So happy to have this little guy in my life and in our family. 💓💓💓

3.19.2017

30 years of Me


I'm 30!!


Yes you heard that right. Thirty with a capital "T" that rhymes with "P" and that stands for perfect!
If you know Music Man you'll have that song in your head now, you're welcome. :)  

30 always seemed like such a huge number when I was a kid, I definitely don't feel like a huge number, now that I am that "huge" number. 

I recently wrote a post about turning 30 for East Valley Moms Blog: Is turning 30 really so bad?  if you want to take a read on that too. I have a few of my friends point of views on the post as well.  Its a good read. :) 

I don't know about you but I think I look pretty good for being so old. ;) 






I got so much birthday love from messages, texts, phone calls, friends dropping off treats, and gifts. It was a lovely chill day.  Nothing elaborate, nothing planned, did some work, ran some errands, ate some food.  Enjoyed the life I've lived so far and am looking forward to the next 30 years of life.




3.13.2017

Day to Night: An attempt at fashion

Good morning! Good Monday!

Its Mommy Style Monday once again, and the topic this time around is a day to night look.

Lets be real this is gonna be a short and sweet post.  When it comes to making a look I'd be wearing during the day to the potential of going out at night has little to no change. 😭🙈

Number one in anything I wear is comfort, then, is it clean, then, I think about the fashion part.

Some of my favorite clothes for comfort is no surprise, Lularoe.  Dang it to heck, they make some cute comfy clothes.

For this post I'm wearing one of my favorite Lularoe shirts.

DAY LOOK

Shirt: Lularoe Perfect Tee
Black Leggings: Walmart
Sandals: Thrifted american eagle knock-off berks
Bracelet: goody hair tie

I'll happily run quick errands, drive to sonic, clean, and lounge on the couch watching Hulu in my comfy day look. Bonus, is i'll look put together is anyone randomly pops by, which happens frequently. :) 

On to bring my day look to night... don't blink or you'll miss the difference. ;) 


NIGHT LOOK


Shirt: Lularoe Perfect Tee
Jeans: Walmart
Sandals: Thrifted american eagle knock-off berks
Bracelet: goody hair tie

I told ya.  I really don't change much when I'm going out and need to fancy myself up.  I just throw on a pair of jeans and call it good, if i'm lucky and no big spills happened on my shirt during the day of course. If you remember my past Mommy Style Post about accessories, I normally don't. Comfy and plain. Just the way I like it. :) 



Don't forget to check out my way more fashionable Mommy Style Mommy friends day to night looks. 

Kiana // Glitter & Donuts
Madeline // CaseyLand
Rachel // Tutus and Heels
Monica // It's All About

Want to join the Mommy Style Monday link up?
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3.02.2017

4 Years of Camden

Camden is just one of those boys where when you meet him he just melts your heart.  He is stubborn and learning but he has a heart of gold.  From my squishy 8lb 10oz baby to a full blown 4 year old now. He is a social butterfly and is a friend to everyone he meets and just wants to share all the love he can. Always cracking jokes and laughing about something, his personality just keeps getting better. 

I learn so much from this fast growing little boy every day.  I am so grateful he is mine and bring so much joy to our family. 

I can't wait to see him grow more in this next year. 


Now enjoy random pictures of my sweet Camden through the years. 


















3.01.2017

Zoo Day

photo c/o Phoenix Zoo

This last week I was able to go to the Phoenix Zoo with some fellow East Valley Mom Blog friends for a special tour.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but this tour was above and beyond anything I could have expected.


photo c/o Ashton Kelly

We got up close and personal with the Orangutans, Momma & baby. They love crystal light squirted into their mouths with a spray bottle. My kind of mammals!

photo c/o Shannon Costello

Spent time talking with the workers that feed and go into the alligator area.  I was kinda super nervous for them but they were calm and cool.  The alligators can probably smell fear. 


We got to feed the stingrays little fish and shrimp! According to the stingray trainers shrimp is like cookies to them. It was so fun to see Camden jump right up and be the first to get his hand in the water and have s stingray suck food right our from his hand.






We also go to feed and get in the tortoise enclosure.  This lovable tortoise was named Junior, once she saw we were there she slowly turned around and wanted all the love and veggies. Leo really wanted to grab at Junior but even though they are slower you gotta watch out for that beak. They'll getcha! :)



It was a perfect amazing day at the zoo and it was amazing to experience the Phoenix Zoo in such a different way.  I'm gonna want a tour every time I go now! It was so amazing and was so grateful I was able to go and enjoy the experience with my boys and with my EVMB friends.


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