Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #185! Our theme today is Summer Decorating Ideas!We’re here this week hoping to give you some inspiration for summer decorating around your home and garden – so let’s get to it! #SummerDecor #HomeMattersParty
Summer Decorating Ideas! + HM #185
I love decorating for the different seasons around my home, and I even decorated my offices for various seasonal celebrations when I worked full-time outside my home! My philosophy behind it is, life is a gift and it’s worth celebrating! So why not?! I hope you find some great ideas here in this post!
I’m coming up on one year of being out of the corporate work force and being home with my babies day in and day out, while trying to be productive around the house and running several small businesses. I’ll be perfectly honest: it’s been a HUGE adjustment for me! Mainly because I’m one of those people who MUST feel like something has been accomplished. If I can’t feel that way, then I pretty much feel like I have failed at the day.
For women, managing their home and work never seems to end. Working, cooking, cleaning and every other job come, again and again, in a cycle. This continuous routine can make you feel bored. The lack of productivity creates a sense of irritation when every household responsibility comes to your shoulder. A productive day means that you do things that seem important to you and give you pleasure. It is possible if you can balance your daily responsibilities and find some free time for yourself. Otherwise, your life can start seeming unproductive and annoying to you, which is not a dream of anyone.
Here are some exceptional tips to make your day productive at home.
Give yourself a purpose
You can start your day with a list. Include everything you want to accomplish on that day. You can add daily responsibilities and other goals such as reading a few pages of your favorite book. Every time you finish a job, keep checking the boxes on your list. This way you will feel more satisfied with your day. You will start appreciating your ability to complete tasks that you assign to yourself.
By the time the twins are in bed for the night, no matter what has happened throughout the day, I AM TIRED. Can I get an “amen”?! I tell my husband all the time, “These girls STOLE all my energy from me when I birthed them and they won’t GIVE IT BACK!!!”
I’ve decided that children are masters at exhausting their parents. There’s not much downtime for you and your partner during the early stages of infancy. The cries of your newborn at two in the morning keep your nerves on edge and ruin your rest, but I’ve also decided that it’s all worth it in the end. The rewards of raising a child outweigh the late nights and disturbed sleep.
Although raising a child IS a fulfilling experience, it comes at a cost to your health and well-being. Feeling exhausted all the time is no way to live life. There will be days where you feel like a walking zombie, fatigued to the point of barely being able to stand up, or keep your eyes open.
Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #184! Our theme today is Memorial Day Weekend Ideas!Do you already have your plans set for next weekend’s holiday? Hopefully you’ll find here something special to add, or something even more special to create celebration around! #MemorialDay #HomeMattersParty
Memorial Day Weekend Ideas! + HM #184
It’s huge in my book that we all remember the difference between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and why we celebrate each. Check out the following posts I put together to help us remember with reverence those who paid the ultimate price!
Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #183! Our theme today is Get Ready for Summer!(It’s hard to believe I just typed that – it’s the middle of May, folks! What happened?!) As fast as 2018 is moving along, it’s best to go ahead and get ready for the next season. At least WE thought it was a good idea! So let’s go for it! #Summer #HomeMattersParty
Get Ready for Summer! + HM #183
I have twin 20-month-old girls, so my motto literally is PREPARATION! Hopefully I’ve found you some great ways that you can implement in your summer preps! Check these out…