Sunday, January 31, 2016

The life-changing magic of tidying up

Sadly this book did NOT help with the Magic of how to clear my driveway!  Needless to say there are some other fantastic Ideas in here.

This is going to be a slow going process of me cleaning out my house one step at a time.  "Rome wasn't built in a day" Therefore Barber Dream House, will not be organized in one either!
This book has been all over the internet for the last year or two.
I love to blog stock, and play on pintrest so I saw different things.
-You should thank your clothes and send them on their way.  Is it a bad sign that I didn't see that as odd ?

Maybe I should be tested

My sweet Chris gave it to me for christmas,  no he is not giving me a hit, I asked for the book, and no hit was necessary I know I have a hard time getting rid of things.

When Chris and I first got together he used to tease me all the time.  THROW IT AWAY. Was a normal phrase he told me when I wasn't sure what to do with something. We have come along way.  But if you look back to these images.


We have a PROBLEM.  2 moving trucks. Granted we did have a pool table taking up the majority of one, but still NO GOOD.

Knowing we plan to make this our FOREVER HOME also makes me realize I better start purging now or our stuff will over run us, and quick.

I honestly LOVE the book.  I know there are things that I am going to struggle with as I go through step by step, but I know it is for the best and I will end with a beautiful home that I can keep clean and tidy by just doing a few things everyday!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside!

As a kid I remember shoveling snow with my dad.  It was amazing.  When I got cold or tired, I would go inside get warmed up, some times drink hot coca, and SUDDENLY the whole drive way was clear IT WAS MAGIC!!
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Now as an adult once again in a North Facing House (No clue how chris talked me into that one) When I go in after getting tired and cold, I come inside and the driveway is NOT CLEAR!!! I want the Magic back!!  (daddy can't you just come every time it snows and shovel with me)!
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I do however love to shovel the snow.  Chris grew up in a south facing house with a snow blower, I don't feel like he got the WHOLE FEELING of growing up with a dangerous driveway!
We were super blessed our first year in our house. We only really had 2 snow storms and they cleaned up nice and easy.  This year however is the TOTAL opposite, It is totally making up for the easy year last year.  It is great for our mountains and rivers and lakes that need the water and so we can have a beautiful Green lawn this summer, HOWEVER right now I think I should win a prize!
Shoveling is HARD WORK!! and anyone out there that thinks a 3rd car garage and RV pad sounds like a good idea. Walk away SLOWLY! it is NOT! ;)
Chris is pushing me to fork out the money for a snow blower, however I think I'll keep building up my arm muscles and Work my best to keep my back safe.  Maybe another year! 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

So my blog and I have been not as awesome as we once were.  I have become LAZY!!! And no good reason for it.  However I had to share this totally awesome thing about work today!!
I have some awesome co workers.  I used to work in a place where people were out to get others! 
That is NOT the case here. 
I am DEFINATLLY not in "Kansas" anymore! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Follow up to resolutions

My first week was amazing. Second week was equality ok, HOWEVER I did not add in the exercise I had wanted. And It was only one persons fault (THIS GIRL)  I lost stamina, and gave up.  I had accepted that its alot of work to eat right and get exercise in and I was just EXHAUSTED!!

January in UTAH kicks your BUTT! 

This is a pic of the Salt Lake Valley covered in Inversion.  It is nasy yucky air trapped for us to breath every day.  When you take that and add SAD.  It is just NO GOOD!

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD

What is seasonal affective disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is type of depression. It occurs during certain seasons of the year — most often fall or winter. It is thought that shorter days and less daylight may trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to symptoms of depression. Light therapy and antidepressants can help treat SAD."  

With all that doom and GLOOM :) aside. I am going to keep pushing and keep myself accountable.
I will be drinking my water and eating better.  No excuse.

However those of you dealing with SAD I am so sorry, and know im Praying for you!!   

Sunday, January 24, 2016

100 SAY WHAT!!

So crazy thing about blogging it just gets away from you.  As I have been working on some things since the beginning of the year I thought well I have alot to say maybe I'll build up a few posts then once I get pics ready to upload do them one at a time.  So thats still in the making. But here I am 100 posts since I began.  Wow our house sure looks a WHOLE lot different

Step One

To NOW!! before it was all covered in snow

House as been quite a journey, however thats not the only thing thats changed in our lives over the last 99 posts.
Chris has a new job where I work and we are both working hard and lots of OT to get stuff ready for summer projects and maybe a family vacation.  
I have started on some personal journeys, with my new years resolution. :P and I just completed the book The life changing magic of tidying up. Add that to this blog with my hopes of making our house into our prefect DREAM house.  I think these posts really have built me and this blog into what I want for my home!`

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Real Life resolutions

#1 resolution nation wide is to loose weight!
I'm a money person and just like dieting we all know what to do and how to do it. It is the doing it that is the problem.
Many who know me think of me as normal!!! (What the heck is that!!) I've always been normal height normal weight etc!
When I had my boys I made a goal to myself to never weigh over 150 lbs. dumb maybe, but I worried about it.
After kid one I had some serious un diagnosed post partum. 
Fast forward 5 years later and kid #2, needless to say postpartum was much worse this time around.
Needless to say when dealing with that personal health and weight are far down on the list.
I didn't own a scale but if I were to guess I was prob hovering around 100 lbs at that time. About 8 weeks after having my 2nd kid. I weight 149 lbs the day I delivered and he 6lbs and 3 oz.
I had the most amazing support system and made an awesome recovery. Here I am approx 3 yr later, and now ready to face anothe challenge head on. 
I know that where I am in the weight department isn't crazy, but to me, after growing up "normal" it sucks to have s physical and told you are overweight!!

I started a personal challenge to myself on January 1st!!! Yeah for stereotypes!!! 
I went about mine a little out of the ordinary! (FYI! I'm not ordinary!) 
I knew when I had surgery last year I had hovered around 150 lbs.  When I committed to myself I was gonna change, I bought a scale!!! (Euck) and reality sunk it. January 1. 158.6 lbs!!! Wtf where did those 8 lbs come from. 
Needless to say I was quite disappointed to find out that my challenge just oft harder. 
I started with a very obtainable goal, write down everything I eat. This is a well known weight loss help is to know what you are putting in your mouth. I didn't stop myself from eating anything, just had to write it down. I also started a bad habit that I'm going to try to stop. But it is to weigh myself each morning. The first week was awesome!!! I knew those 8 lbs had to be a combo of eating too much and holiday blagh!!! For a week straight I lost weight, and did nothing but keep track of what I ate. 
Today was a step backwards. Not really in a real way but in a way that kinda punched me back into reality. I like to live in the clouds!! ⛅️ 
I for the first time in a week when my up in weight. I know that is normal for people who exersise, however for me at this point, all I do is write down what I eat! And yesterday I ate the least amount of calories I had in a long time, but I know that's not good either.
I could have started today on step two, but why do that when you can have a donut at church and champagne while reading!
Tomorrow starts step two. I make very small steps!! I will try to keep the fat and sugar I put in my body to a minimum, an di will start doing the silly target 5 min work out from my app.
I did that work out last Monday and was stil sore on Wednesday. I did it again today and by the time I was done my body was on strike!! I'm hoping I'll be able to build up to do that daily and then once it gets warm again get out biking!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


I have decided rather then planning to post then not following through I need a Hibernation break! I love you all, but with the cold weather and busy tax season at work, posting is just not something that happens.
See you again when it is warm!
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