New year, new nothing?! Ha don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to see a new year and to have a fresh start but I think we all knew 2021 wasn’t going to THAT different from 2020. We’re more settled into our restrictions and at-home orders but I think we can all agree that the past 10 months have been really hard in a lot of ways. As I mentioned in my Fitness Confessions and 2021 Goals I’m working on lessening the wine (for better overall wellbeing) and focusing on myself and my health a bit- and I’m also trying to find ways to feel good along with all the heaviness and anxiety of this past year.
Now that I’ve covered 2021 fitness goals which is a major focus of mine for the new year (and lessening the wine consumption…), it’s time to tackle something else that’s veryyy necessary in our home right now. Between everyone at home, the holidays, and not a ton of structure, our house has definitely gotten messy. Time to reign things back in and go back to my own advice on ways to organize things- which honestly makes the days go much smoother in general.
Alright ladies taking a break from fashion and beauty this morning to chat all things tidying. Homeschool started today so I’m on an organization kick right now. I’m pretty diligent about trying to keep our house tidy (at least all the common areas) because it always makes me feel better mentally and the days just go smoother if the house isn’t a disaster from the get go. I try to clean up throughout the day as we go, or wake up before the kids and do a quick sweep of the house if I didn’t get to it the night before. And then I’m always looking for quick hacks to keep things tidy without a ton of effort. Here are a few of my go-to’s for that…
Morning loves! Super excited to share a new series with you girls called MONDAY MOOD. You girls seem to love the series and more Lifestyle/Real Life content so wanted to start bringing those to you weekly. All Monday Moods will be inspo or motivation to kick off your week on the right foot, especially during these crazy times! From fitness to clean eating to productivity to balancing it all, can’t wait to bring these to you girls every Monday. Definitely let me know if there’s a certain topic you want me to tackle that might help you out!
I’ll be honest, a trampoline is one thing I NEVER wanted in my backyard but enter Week 3 of quarantine and herrrrre we are. I had a trampoline growing up and loved it, but here in SoCal our backyards aren’t very big. We only have a small area of grass so a trampoline was something I never thought I wanted in our backyard but have to say, it’s been our new best friend during this quarantine. I always get asked where we got ours so today I’m sharing it along with some others at all price points (…if you’re in need of a little sanity-saving as well).
Week four of quarantine and it’s safe to say we’re settling into our new norm. The kids are home from school for the rest of the year so between all four of us home and trying to homeschool, cook, work, and live somewhat normal lives, we’re relying on online services more than EVER right now. We’ve actually been using some of these services since forever but some I’ve recently subscribed to because it’s #necessary and thought I would share with you girls too. If you have any other services you’re loving right now too, pllllease share!
Hey babes, I know we’re all struggling in our own ways, some more than others, and we’re all trying to support each other however we can. One silver lining about this situation is how I’ve seen people stepping up to help others – and I think once we can all go about our normal lives, everyone will be little nicer to each other – I hope! While we’re social distancing and stuck inside, I wanted to offer a few ideas for those of you looking to help. Some cost money, some don’t, but I hope there’s something on this list that sounds good to you. PLEASE add any other ideas on how to help in the comments since I know I’m leaving a lot out. But this is what we’ve been doing so far…
Alright #HBFAM how are we doing? It’s been a week of quarantine and it’s safe to say we are alllll still adjusting over here. When we first started our quarantine last week, I immediately took to the web to hunt for a few random things to keep the kids (and us) sane. Today I’ve rounded up a few items to have on hand whenever you feel your kiddos (and again, you!) are going stir crazy!
We’re officially on Week 2 of lockdown over here and I know a lot of us are struggling with everything. My kids are personally out of school for a month at least and I know it’s just a weird time for everyone. Not to mention a lot of you girls are working from home for the first time and it’s something you’re not used to. After asking you girls what you wanted to see from me during this period, I got a lot of requests for “normal content” and then always ways to help the lockdown situation – from working at home to ideas for the kiddos etc. I’ll definitely keep things pretty normal content-wise but I did want to bring you girls some of my best tips for working from home. It’s actually something I’ve done for close to a decade now so I’d like to think I have some good tips…though trying to that with the kiddos home is another story haha!
Thank you AKG Audio for sponsoring this post #AKGPartner
If you girls follow along with us on insta stories you probably saw that the hubby and I did a little date night in LA recently that was SO much fun. It can be a little hard to motivate him to get out of the house for a fancy dinner, but he was all-in with this date night because it involved checking out the new 2021 Cadillac Escalade (he’s alwaysss down for anything cars) and all its new features including the first-ever in-vehicle professional-grade sound system from AKG Audio. It was such an incredible event that we felt Cadillac pulled out all the stops for. It was a whole red carpet experience and was even hosted by Spike Lee which was awesome. If you’re like us and officially entering the ‘we need a third row’ car stage, you’ll definitely want to see the pics in today’s post!