Monday, May 18, 2015

Modest Mondays: Easy like {Saturday} Morning

My mom loves white tops and owns several. For some reason I shy away from them--I always want colored everything. But there are just some times when white looks so classy and perfect (kind of like my Mom!). Instead of trying to find something to match the pretty but hard-to-match tone of my skirt, I threw on this easy white top, skipped doing anything to my hair (which happens often) and added a hat with a little pop of color. Such a fun, easy like Saturday morning outfit.

 (Because if you get 4 kids dressed up and out the door every Sunday morning at 8:30am, there is nothing easy about Sunday morning). ;) 
 Needless to say, I will be on the lookout for more cute white tops for this summer!

The wedges were a recent purchase from Ross. Higher than what I normally wear, but they are Clarks and honestly thee most comfortable shoes I've ever worn which is why I bought them in the first place. Maxi skirts/dresses are always dragging, so a good comfy pair of wedges is perfect to raise me up a bit. ;) I've literally worn them almost every day since I bought them a few weeks ago, because the comfort, plus they go with everything!

Outfit Details:
Fedora Hat: Target
Necklace: Local boutique ($4)
White Top: Target (I also have light green and black because I love the style)
Skirt: JCPenny, free with coupon ;)
Shoes: Ross (Clarks)

We are in the last  half week of school and could not be happier. Bring on Summer!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Life Changer: 15 Minutes of De-cluttering a Day

I started a 6 week weight loss/healthy living challenge almost 5 weeks ago. I'll probably do a blog post with how I ate and exercised and what my results were when it's all over, but this will be about one of the healthy habits I chose to do during these 6 weeks.

 15 minutes of decluttering a day.

 As soon as I saw it on the list of choices, I knew it was the one for me! I struggle with keep my house orderly, and honestly if you have small kids I don't know how you wouldn't struggle with that. Anyway, I knew that the push to do something extra each day was the perfect motivation for me. Plus, because the challenge is a "game" with points, if I didn't do it I would have to subtract daily points and nobody wants to do that!

 Each day, I choose a small area. A corner in my room, a closet, a drawer, laundry room shelves, even a basket of toys. Shockingly (haha) I haven't run out of an area to de-clutter yet! 

 It's super simple, even for the busiest of people.

 1) Pick an area to declutter or straighten up
 2) Set a timer for 15 minutes
 3) De-cluttter!
 4) Leave it when the timer goes off. This might be the hardest part. Whatever you're not done with, leave until the next day, so you don't get carried away. The idea is small amounts of time every day to keep it fast and easy. Slow and steady wins the race! ;)

 That's It!

 Over the weeks I've seen little areas in my house that I've been avoiding shape up, and it's so nice to open a drawer or look at a corner and see it neat and tidy. It's SO simple, but pretty much life changing!

And now I leave you with some pictures of a baby eating watermelon.

Happy Friday!

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