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Holiday Stress Relief!

Feel a little like this….

One helpful tip to beat holiday stress? Keep up your workout routine. Exercise = stress relief. How do you manage your holiday stress? #edithsanford

Want to be a little more like this….

What are your holiday de-stressors? Here are some great ideas... #BeHappyHolidays

Want to actually enjoy the holidays? Here are some ideas for some much-needed holiday stress relief! Please try, share, and pass on. 🙂

Quick Aromatic Blend Stress Relief with Essential Oils

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@Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita's 5 Tibetan Rituals will de-stress & energize you for the holidays! 1. Stand feet forward. Extend arms to sides. 2. Spin. 3. Lie w/ arms at sides, palms against floor. 4. Inhale, raise head, lift legs. Exhale. Lower. 5. Kneel w/ toes tucked, hands on thighs. 6. Tilt head, arch spine. Use hands for support. 7. Sit w/ straight legs, palms on floor. Tuck chin. 8. Tilt head. Raise body until knees bend. 9. W/ hands/toes on floor, tilt head. 10. Tent shape.

I’m trying this tonight!

stress relief

And when all else fails, remember it is just a day. It will be perfect because you are with those you love, NOT because of the meal, the presents, the clothes you’re wearing, your makeup,etc., etc., etc.

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Mama Needs Help

I am in need of some serious help.  Here is the scenario….my little sister and older sister are getting married next year.

WOW - Screenprinted card - YEAH BABY - craft * including dove grey envelope

Then reality sets in….I have less than a year to lose 25 pounds and get toned up.


Doesn’t sound too bad right. This is the part where I get seriously unorganized and feel like I have a TON to do while getting absolutely nothing done.  Or as my mother would say, I run around like a chicken with its head cut off. 😉

I start off with such good intentions but it never seems to pan out.  So rather than repeating the same old routine, I am turning to you for help.  How do you organize your day? How do you make time to exercise? What is your diet like? HELP!!

I was also thinking about vlogging about my journey. That means really putting myself out there; what I eat, when and how I exercise, my before images, and so on.  To be honest, it scares the crapola out of me but I think it may help me stay on track and hold me accountable. What do you guys think?

And last but not least….I just had to share this OH SO CUTE top. I am absolutely in love with it. It looks so cozy and you can wear it working out or just being cozy around the house.

C9 by Champion® Women's 3/4 Sleeve Brushed Cross Back Yoga Coverup - Assorted Colors C9 by Champion® Women's 3/4 Sleeve Brushed Cross Back Yoga Coverup - Assorted Colors

These are at Target for $22.00 and I just love the back. Seriously, if you have to work out, why not look cute while doing it. 😉

Okay – back to reality. Please comment below and let me know your thoughts, tricks, tips etc. This mama is in desperate need of some assistance.

Clean Freak

Do you get butterflies in your stomach when you see a well-organized closet, or bounce up and down in your seat when you stumble upon a blog which focuses on different tricks to keep a tidy house?

My friends, welcome to my life. To me, cleaning and organizing is a HUGE stress reliever. If my home is messy and unorganized, to me it feels like everything is unorganized and chaos ensues. Let me clarify, I am not such a clean fanatic that if a toy is left on the living room floor, I freak out. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a clean house.

Since I am by no means an expert at cleaning and organizing,  I’m alway searching for ideas, tricks, and tips on different ways to tackle projects. I found some really cool ideas that I just had to share.

I am drooling over Ingrid’s (from Now At Hom Mom) home office. I honestly don’t know where to start; from her DIY Desktop carousel  to her bright pink peg board, I am in love with this room!

craft room area spaces

Then there is, Cassie from Hi Surgarplum; she can fit more under her bathroom sink than I can fit in my entire bathroom. I love her use of labeled containers. This is definitely a must do for me.

Hi Sugarplum | Organized Bathroom Cabinet

Clean and organized isn’t limited to your house. Keeping all those bills/receipts out shoe box and filing them away in an organized fashion keeps money in my wallet and a smile on my face. A great site for organizing your budget (as well as your home) is A Bowl Full Of Lemons. I first stumbled upon this as I perused Pintrest and this picture caught my eye.

Her site is jam-packed with great cleaning tips, DIY home-made cleaning supplies, printable checklists and so on. If organization is your bag, you have to check this site out.

Do you have tips and tricks you use when cleaning and organizing? Or do you prefer the casualness of clutter and to let things fall where they may? 🙂

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