Sometimes it’s as simple as making a choice… happiness is a choice and today’s a good day to have a good day! Do something today to make someone else smile even if it’s as small as smiling at them or holding the door for them.  🙂

 

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Have a great day!

XO

T

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The daily to dos….

How do you organize your day? There is so much to remember from changing the laundry over when I get home, scheduling appointments, calling to cancel that free trail…without a plan, I would just get overwhelmed and for sure forget to do more than one thing!!

Life kinda feels like this sometimes!

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This cracked me up! It’s so true and I’m happy to say that if I follow my list, I only have to do the laundry once!

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Here’s what I’ve found helpful.. I ALWAYS have my calendar with me! That way, when an appointment is scheduled or an important date comes up, it goes on the calendar right away! For me, a good ol’ fashioned paper calendar works best. I just need to see it, touch it feel it… not quite converted to the electronic calendar… I think I’m weird like that 🙂

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Also, I have a daily to do list… this list I found on pinterest and it’s amazing! Falling in love with this blog life’s a journal

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I keep it in front of me at all times and it reminds me of my fitness goals, to stay hydrated, today’s goals, the everyday stuff and there is even a place for “don’t forget to” which for me was perfect for things like returning a shirt etc. that don’t really have a place otherwise. And for me, keeping it on a clipboard, helps it not to get mixed up in all of the other papers. I found a cute clip board at Staples for a couple bucks.

So that’s how I roll, what’s your method?

Have a blessed day!!!

XO,

T

Got Mom Guilt?

Whether you are a mom that goes to work every day, works from home or is a full time mommy… we all have guilt of some sort. When I go to work, I feel bad for not being with my son, when I’m working from home, I feel like we should be doing projects and my friends that are stay at home moms feel bad when they are cleaning and feel as though they should be doing flashcards with the kiddos.

The bottom line is, we all have struggles with our situations. We are all in the search of “balance.” I’m learning that quality is better than quantity. Yes, I would love to stay at home with my son but I am really trying to focus on making sure I’m “PRESENT” with him when we are together.

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I always tell him I’m never too busy for him. We all have things that we need to get done… dishes, laundry, paying bills, etc. but our time with our children and families are so precious. I feel blessed that Greyson loves to help. Acts of Service is definitely his love language. He loves to help me cook, do laundry, dust, garden.

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Don’t feel guilty for doing the things that you need to do. The laundry fairy is not going to come in the middle of the night and take care of those loads for you. Try to get your little ones involved. Let them clean out the lint for you (one of Greyson’s favorite things to do!). You are also encouraging good work ethic! G knows that as a part of the family, he’s got his “jobs” and he loves contributing!

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Find rewards or chore charts that work for you and your family! Here is a great reward system that a girlfriend of mine came up with for her 11 year old. (check her out)

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Let go of guilt, be present and enjoy you family!

Where do you want to be a year from now?

It’s so cliché but life is truly a journey, and I’ve decided to enjoy the ride! I feel as though it’s a book sometimes and different phases in life are different chapters.

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Currently, I’m in an epiphany chapter! I remember when I was 17 thinking I knew everything about life. Now I think… HA! That’s so cute! I feel as though I know less now! I guess that’s part of growing up and maturing right?

My thoughts now consist of; where am I now and where do I want to be a year from now? What needs to be done to get there?

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This journey is going to be a long one… but fun, exciting, rewarding and oh so worth it when I look back next year!

Here are a few things that are on my “to do by next year list” (btw- I’ve got many lists… part of the ocd thing..hehe)

To Do by Next Year

  • Spend more time with the lil man
  • Get Healthy (including but not limited to weight loss)
  • Run a half marathon
  • Happy, healthy clear skin
  • Become a leader with Gigi Hill and Jamberry
  • Balance – key to life I feel everyone is always searching for… let’s find it and KEEP it!

Thanks for joining me for this ride! In the words of my Grandma… sit down, shut up and hold on~

Hey y’all, my name is Tawnya. Nice to meet you! I am  proud to be the mother of the most wonderful 4 year old little boy, Greyson. I’m a lover of coffee, anything crafty, reality tv (yes i admit it) and I’m sometimes a little OCD. I’m a Christian and find my strength, peace and accountability through our wonderful creator.
In a lot of ways, I think I think I’m pretty simple… I believe in the golden rule and would rather sit on my front porch drinking coffee and watch my little man play rather than go to the mall any day!  I’m pretty certain that I’m meant to live in the country with a porch swing and lots of animals rather than the city.
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I like to keep a clean home, I love to scrapbook and I feel as if every moment is a memory and I like to capture those memories. My son would say I probably take too many pictures, I have over 2,000 on my phone at this very moment. I love to be creative whether it be with food, pictures, embroidery, making jewelry or art projects with G. My new venture… sewing. I bought my first sewing machine a couple of months ago, her name is Ellie. She and I didn’t get a long at first but we’re working through things.
I am also single mother however I do not let that define me. To be honest, sometimes I don’t feel as though I’m a single parent because I’m blessed to have the most amazing village in my corner always willing to lend a helping hand! I’ve learned a lot about myself the past few years… although I’m still trying to figure some things out, let’s be honest!
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In most areas of life I am a “take the bull by the horns” sort of person. My parents never had to drag me to school kicking and screaming. I was the kid that loved school and obeyed the rules. I’m still very much that way today. I am a rule follower! My mother taught me at a very young age a lesson that has stuck with me to this day.. she would say, “shoot for the stars and you’ll land on the barn roof… but if you shoot for the barn roof, you’ll land on your backside.” So, in most things I do, I do them full force! Don’t tell me I cannot do something or I’m going to prove you wrong! Oh yea, I’m also pretty competitive.

I work an 8-5 job that I very much enjoy but I also need to keep busy. I love sales. I’ve always loved the challenge of sales. When I got laid off from my sales position as a Loan Officer for a Mortgage company a couple of years ago, I took a job that was not in sales but had other good qualities.

I soon found out that I needed something more. I need to be able to reap the benefits of what I sow. I want to set new goals for myself and kick butt and take names! Wait, did I say I was competitive? I found this perfect balance when I got into direct sales. I was able to set goals for myself, I was able to sell, have a flexible schedule and best of all, I loved it! And I don’t feel like it’s work if you love what you do. I love people, networking, marketing, helping people feel good and improving their lives. I started selling Gigi Hill Bags because I loved the product and there was a great deal going on for one day only. So, I took a leap and signed up. Couldn’t have come at a better time! Shortly after signing up for Gigi Hill I was asked by my Jamberry Nails Consultant… “hey, you love these things and you keep sending referrals to me because everyone is commenting on your nail wraps… Tawnya, are you sure you want to keep sending them to me or would you like the sales for yourself?” Oh,well when you put it that way… sign me up!

So now, here I am, loving what I do. Every part of it! I think the things that we strive for most in our lives is balance. I’m learning that it’s okay to say “no” to things and people. It’s okay to take a break and do things for yourself, to make yourself feel better.. you can’t be anything to anyone without first “taking care of u.”

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