It’s that time of year again!
Has anyone else been singing Christmas songs non-stop in the shower? My brain has been on constant repeat of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Santa Baby“. Lately I’ve been streaming the Holiday Pop Hits on Apple Music as well as other holiday albums like “Don’t Waste Your Wishes” by The Killers and “A Pentatonix Christmas” by Pentatonix.
I have to admit this time of year is usually not my favorite. Sure December is full of magical days for me, like my birthday, but most years I am the Grinch! This year feels a little different though. Maybe because Lilly is here and her one year birthday is also coming up this month. I don’t know, I am just feeling so warm and fuzzy! The thought of a hot cocoa and a cigarette on a cold, crisp day excites me. Ooo how about a good fat book underneath a flannel blanket…LOVE!
All of these crazy Christmas thoughts have me wondering, “What are my goals for Decembers?”. What do I want to work on or actually get done this month? December is such a chaotic month for most of us so it’s very important to remember what I call the 4 P’s.
- Prepare Ourselves For Stress
- Prevent As Much Stress As Possible Ahead Of Time
For once in my blogging history, I pre-planned out all my posts for this month. I have not written anything more than just the subjects in a saved draft but they are there in case the holidays decided to turn my brain into mush. I would also like to take more time to promote my posts and engage with other bloggers more. So many of you comment and share my posts so it’s only right that I return the love and affection more often.
Pinterest is another goal I would like to conquer. I have always used to Pinterest to promote my blog. I just know I am not using it to it’s full potential after reading “3 Blogging Mistakes That Will Kill Your Blog & How To Avoid Them” by No Drama Mama.
2 things to look out for on my blog this month will be our new Blog Author Spotlight and a giveaway for some Victoria’s Secret products! Also the winner to my Ulta Stocking Stuffer Giveaway has been announced in the widget.
Don’t be afraid to comment below a link to your blog or a specific post you’d like me to check out!
As all of you know, my daughters are my EVERYTHING!I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for them. Lilly will be one this month and I still can’t believe how fast it went. I have so many plans for her like getting her one year pictures professionally taken with a holiday theme. I am also on the search for a Bubble Guppies smash cake.
My other daughter, Kyra, lives back home with her dad and none of us have the means to get her here or go there. It sucks so bad but I am so thankful to have such a loving and amazing mom to take her my Christmas presents and call me to talk to her on the phone.
The guilt I have about my past consumes me sometimes and I am no good as a mother when I feel like that. This year my family goal is to be as happy and loving as I can be no matter what the situation is.
My personal goals play into my family goals because that is what makes me, me. I just want to be happy, loving, and thankful. I just started a new job a few weeks ago outside of the home so I have been practicing managing my anxiety and talking to new people. Every week it gets easier and I REALLY enjoy making some extra money lol!
Since I’m not home all the time now I can’t just be lounging in my jammies with a ponytail all day so a new goal for me is to wake up everyday and do my hair and put a little makeup on and actually get dressed! Sounds silly but when you have been a stay at home mom for as long as I have it becomes a definite necessity in order to keep some sort of sanity in your life!
I also have started a new adventure selling Plexus. For those of you who haven’t heard of this company, I will be selling all natural health, weight loss, and lifestyle products especially curated to fit my customers needs. Whatever your ailment is, there is a product from Plexus that can help. I will also be out looking for 3 people to sell Plexus with me this month! If this interests you or you would like to know more shop my Plexus Store or email me with any questions you have at email@example.com