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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Blog-Tember Day 7- Five Things that Bring me Joy

     This month, I'm participating in Bailey's Blog-tember Series.  Today's prompt asked for five things that bring me joy.  I'm a list-girl, so this one was right up my alley.  It was honestly hard to narrow it down.  Hooray!  (I actually had to take "Skinny Pop Popcorn" off the list...ha).  

My Container Garden-   Now that Labor Day is over and we are heading towards fall, I'm getting ready to "close up shop."  I'm pretty sad about it, but we got a lot of great sweet banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, and a few green peppers this season.  I loved cooking with my own  basil and cilantro as well. I learned a lot, and I'm so so glad I chose containers over raised beds this year- much less work and easier to water.  

Being a SAHM- I could shout this from the rooftops.  I can honestly say I am thankful everyday for the opportunity to stay home with our girl.  I love being a wife and mom. My new "job" has been the answer to many, many years of prayer.  

Not always a morning person...bless her little heart.  

My Cleaning Schedule-  (see here) This probably sounds a little obsessive/crazy.  I'd love to post more about this later, but in short, I work on one room a day, and it helps keep me from being super overwhelmed.  My house is not "perfect" by any stretch of the imagination, but on days where I feel very, "WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY LIFE!?!?!" having a schedule (sort of) keeps me sane.  I also find I enjoy being "out" more with Ella because I'm not as worried about chores/daily productivity.  As long as I worked on my scheduled room(s) that day, I don't feel as bad if nothing else gets house-wise gets accomplished.  

My Nightly Routine (Coffee/ Netflix/ Something Sweet)- Once Ella goes to bed, I feel like my day finally starts winding down. I love to settle in with some good (or horrible) TV...haha... a cup of decaf coffee and a little something sweet like these homemade energy bites.  

What list is compete without Ella Marie? -  She is my favorite, favorite, favorite and there aren't enough words in the universe to describe her cuteness, sweetness, and the joy she brings to our hearts.  She is joy personified.  

Love and you really need to try the popcorn, 


Elena Alice said...

Oooh I like that cleaning schedule and the infographic is beautiful. I handwrite my own schedule and do about an hour of cleaning a few times a week, which works right now with a 1-bedroom apartment but this looks like a great tool when we own a house!

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