5 Ways to Avoid Laziness

IMG_4881 copyEach day we go to work, sit in meetings, listen to people rant about nothing, drive home and get ready to deal with the kids, spouse, pets, and anything else that drives us to want to walk back out the door. Let’s face it, by the time we get home from work we are exhausted, and the last thing we need to hear is a tiny voice telling us how hungry they are! All we want to do is sit on the sofa, watch a little bit of The Walking Dead, and catch up on other things that require us to do the least amount of thinking. We go into this phase every day will slowly make us want to murder someone or blow up like Rebecca did on the last episode “This is Us.”

We don’t want to lose ourselves and look in the mirror one day and say to ourselves, “geez what the heck happen to me?” Life can and will do that if we don’t tackle it day by day. It’s easy to not want to be motivated when we have a thousand and one things going through our minds every day. The good news is this…we can control what we think, we are the operator of our wonderful minds. So its time to get down to business! We can do it, we can get off the couch and tackle life when it tries to knock us off of our feet.

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Make Love Not War

Thanksgiving is a few days away and we all want to see our family and friends. This can become quite difficult when you are in a relationship.img_3634 Your husband may want to spend time with his family, or your boyfriend prefers to stay home and cook dinner.  Either way, our family is important and during the holidays it’s common to want to spend with them.

Where to spend the holidays is one of the leading arguments in a relationship. It’s an argument because you may not have discussed with your husband previously how you expect to spend the holidays. You might like your mama’s mac and cheese, while your husband destains dealing with your Uncle Pete’s corny jokes. It’s imperative to remain happy in our own home. There is no sense of arguing about where to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years for that matter. That is why it is MANDATORY to plan ahead and figure out what your household is doing for the holidays. Continue reading “Make Love Not War”

10 things I learn as a Wife in Just Two Months

October 27th marks two months since I said I do to Troy. It’s been great and there are a lot of things I paid attention to in a matter of two months. Prior to getting married people gave us advice. We even attended marriage counseling with our church, it opened our eyes and made us aware of ourselves. Counseling was good for us, it was important to tackle issues before we tied the knot. 14202520_10101306516896849_8155853393850228663_n
Planning a wedding can be fun and costly, but it’s good to be on one accord before you walk down that aisle. Now that the wedding is over, gifts are unwrapped, and some of the wedding money is spent, I’ll share what I have learned within 60 days of being a wife.

Weight Gain:  Love is in the air! What comes with love…food. Getting married is like dating all over again, it’s just now you know the person a little more and it’s not like a blind date. Don’t be surprised to step on the scale and see a higher number. That’s nothing but love weight, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s always gym memberships, Youtube, or a track nearby waiting for your company. Continue reading “10 things I learn as a Wife in Just Two Months”

4 Ways to Clean Out Your Closet

Last night I cleaned out our pantry. It was unplanned which took me by surprise. My husband brought groceries home and I realized I couldn’t put the food in the pantry until I cleaned it out. While going through stuff Iimg_4752 noticed most of the perishable items were outdated. Some had an expiration date of 2015, disgusting right? I filled the garbage bag with the outdated items, swept the bottom of the pantry, and replaced them with new groceries. Afterward, the pantry looked amazing and it was easy to get to certain things. I even got a compliment from my husband which made me feel enthused.

This is how life is. We keep undesirable people in our lives and expect our world to go in a positive direction. There are some folks you have to wean out of your inner circle. Especially if they are causing you more harm than good. You have to ask yourself who is a benefit in your life, who can you depend on when you are sick, or who motivates your wildest dreams? People can become a hindrance, and it can be difficult to pinpoint who they are. But think about it, if a person is not conducting positive energy in your life, why are you around them? Sometimes it’s not people, it can be things like electronics, cars, or even our jobs. Whatever’s causing distractions in your life it’s time to get rid of it. 
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How to Avoid Dull Dates

Dating is fun! It allows you to get to know someone better. Potentially, if all goes well the date turns into multiple dates, which turns into a relationship. Some people casual date and others take it seriously. There’s always a movie to catch or a local restaurant to try out. However, the novelty of dating wears off after you get tired of paying money to sit and watch a big television screen. After so many dates, you’ll run out of places to eat because you’ve been to them all, and now when its time to figure out what to do on a Friday night, you scratch your head and get annoyed at the limited options you can think of.  So what happens now?

Just know you are not alone. Every couple goes through this, but how do you avoid it? Sure there are times when you will rather stay in and watch a Netflix movie, or find something to watch on On Demand, but I’m sure couples want to do something different occasionally. You don’t want to nag the person you are going out with but after a while you have to admit, dating can get dull. I’ve experienced it with my husband on multiple occasions. Time is of the essence when dating. It should be a time for fun, laughter, and enjoyment of each other’s company. At least that’s what I continue to tell myself!  Continue reading “How to Avoid Dull Dates”