It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means summer is officially here! I think it’s safe to say that everybody enjoys summer festivals, backyard barbecues, community events and the ease of getting together that the warm and sunny weather brings. What’s my favorite thing about all of these summertime activities? FOOD. I love trying new foods just as much as I enjoy the classics. Which brings me to the topic of this post, rainbow fruit pizza! Juicy rainbow fruits top a sweet strawberry cream cheese spread, all delicately placed on a sugar cookie bed!
I have been planning this post for a few weeks now and am so excited to finally get it all on the blog! It has to do with one of my favorite things…fashion! I don’t fancy myself an artistic or creative person per se, however clothes allow me to express what little artistic creativity I can muster and I love it! Since we are living on a military budget, I’m not quite able to satiate my inner desire for a fully stocked, coordinated and exciting wardrobe. So when something I’ve been hunting for months or – in this case – years pops up, I pounce! Which brings me to this lilac skirt.
What this winter lacked in snow, this spring has made up for in rain! However, the few days of clouds, thunder and the wet stuff that we’ve had lately is nothing compared to the weeks and sometimes months of rain that we would get growing up in Ohio.
Back then, I couldn’t stand rainy days. I would always feel so disappointed waking up to a dark gray day. I could never find the energy or positivity to appreciate anything about rainy days, and just saw the rain as a hindrance to living life to the fullest.
Attending college online while being a stay-at-home mom, moving to three different states and running a house (and now, planning our dream vacation!) certainly comes with its challenges. I need to be self-motivated and organize my day or nothing is getting done. It’s also very easy to get distracted by all the things that need taken care of around the house like organizing, cleaning, decorating; and things I’d rather be doing like playing with the kids, being outdoors, or online shopping (my kryptonite).
With all of these distractions and a full to-do list, it’s easy to lose motivation to sit still and get school or work done, but when I have an assignment due or tons of reading ahead of me I use a few strategies to break the distraction and find the motivation to get the job done. So here it is, a list of the 5 ways to find motivation to get the job done!
It’s day one of being a blogger…can I call myself that yet? With a head full of ideas and a stomach full of excited little butterflies, I am so ready to open up my world and share the best bits of life with you!
Though you’re joining me on a journey that began almost 6 years ago when I married Nate, the best is still yet to come. Which is precisely why I started this blog – to keep friends and family in the loop even though sometimes we’re hundreds or thousands of miles apart! Such is military life though, and I’m not complaining!