Life is a Beautiful Mess….

Sometimes life can get you down… Things aren’t going right and you feel like you’re banging your head against the proverbial wall. I don’t mean to sound like Debbie Downer but every once in a while life seems to overtake us and we can’t catch a breath. Mine has been this way for about three months now. The ever going crazy schedule of two boys with school, sports, Boyscouts… The youngest needing my attention every second of the day because he’s bored out of his mind and the transition of my hubby taking a new job and moving to a new city. Let’s just say it’s been panic attack city for me lately.

Don’t get me wrong I love my life so much and wouldn’t change it for the world but I’m about to pull my hair out! We have been running non stop since January! I pray daily for patience and the ability to calm myself through these situations but I still feel overwhelmed. I feel God’s presence each and every day but sometimes I wonder if he’s listening completely to my prayers.

We are still in the process of trying to sell our house and just that issue is super stressful! But I know he’s here.. He’s watching over me and he is slowly guiding me to where I need to be. Even if I don’t feel like it sometimes he has a plan.. Even if I feel like he’s not moving fast enough to answer my prayers I know he’s teaching me the patience of which I prayed for. Life is hard. But life is beautiful.

Sitting here this morning waiting for my oldest to finish golf camp I was inspired. It’s beautiful despite the rising temperature. It’s beautiful with the birds singing and the bugs buzzing even though those said bugs are eating us alive. It’s beautiful to see the green grass and large trees despite my allergies and stuffed up nose. It’s beautiful because I get to see my son do something he absolutely loves. It’s beautiful because my two youngest are sitting here with their iPads in their own world just for a bit. There is no fighting.. there is no bickering or karate chopping. It’s silence and its beautiful. My life might be up in the air right now but I’m taking this moment to be blessed by the beautiful things that surround me.

It’s ok to have a down time in your life, I sure the hell do, but let’s not let it stop us from enjoying the beautiful things that surround us. It might be something little but it might be something big. Find the good in the world and maybe you’ll find the good in yourself. We must be strong. We must be united. We are beautiful.

Life is the most beautiful of messes, don’t let it get you down or pass you by.

My favorite saying for when I end a yoga class is..

You are strong

You are beautiful

You are everything

The light in me loves the light in you.

Namaste and God bless! 😘😘🙌♥️💜💙


Summer Fun ~What’s on your bucket list!?!

Every summer my kids are dying to do something fun! They drive me crazy most days about how bored they are! So this year I was prepared with a bucket list of things we are going to do! Super mom to the rescue, am I right!?!? Being a stay at home mom has always had its challenges but as they get older summers have become more of a dreaded time of year. Don’t get me wrong I love my kids! But they are bored, it’s hot outside, their are bugs, my oldest is allergic to sunscreen, etc…etc…. The list goes on and on so tell me how you are getting creative this year!!! 🙂

  1. Go to a Public Pool
  2. A zoo
  3. Day of card and board games
  4. Make a tie-dyed shirt
  5. Water balloons filled with paint
  6. Visit a river
  7. Ride bikes
  8. Make a board Game
  9. Stay up late
  10. No electronics day
  11. Home movie night with homemade caramel popcorn
  12. Watch the stars
  13. Make a fire and make smores
  14. fly kites
  15. visit an orchard
  16. Make popsicles
  17. visit a splashpad
  18. Surprise day trip somewhere
  19. Bowling
  20. Pro Baseball Game
  21. Jump Park
  22. Clay Play
  23. Make Playdough
  24. Make cookies
  25. Visit a lake
  26. Write nice notes and stick them on cars
  27. catch bugs
  28. Make pet rocks
  29. Make cupcakes
  30. Scavenger Hunt
  31. Fondue night
  32. Roller skating
  33. Visit a farm
  34. Make a photo booth
  35. Visit a museum
  36. Donuts with Daddy
  37. Have a dance party
  38. Go to a park
  39. make kinetic sand
  40. make art and mail it to family
  41. Visit a candy store
  42. Make ice cream in a bag
  43. Eat watermelon
  44. Face paintings
  45. mini golf
  46. Breakfast for dinner
  47. Drive-in Movie
  48. Movie theater
  49. Water Park
  50. Make homemade ice cream

Some of these are super simple, but it’s the fun and the memories that we are making! Get out and get those kids busy! 😉 Let’s help each other fight the summer blues!!!

Share your bucket list! 


“How to Raise Happy Kids: An inspiring guide containing expertly reasoned, loving advice and practical tools for a different aspect of child-rearing” ~Vitaly Buchatsky~ Review



Help your children actualize their uniqueness and fulfill their purposes and dreams!

An outgrowth of the author’s extremely successful parenting website, How to Raise Happy Kids is comprised of 61 short chapters, each containing expertly reasoned, loving advice and practical tools for a different aspect of child-rearing. Even those with limited time to spend at home with their children will find this book extremely useful.

Be both inspired and informed by this indispensable parenting guide!

Effectively illustrated and explained parenting techniques include: encouraging your child to help out at home with praise and positive reinforcement rather than threats; creating a “Success Journal” together with your child for recording his or her daily accomplishments, large and small; the importance of parents setting a good example and showing leadership in the family, showing respect as a way of fostering respectful behavior; and creating great relationships among family members. An inspiration for parents, educators, and therapists!


After drawing hundreds of thousands of parents to his Facebook page, “How to Raise Happy Kids,” Vitaly Buchatsky published his first book, which sold more than 15,000 copies in Israel in 12 months. A great achievement for a book that is now on its way to becoming a best-seller!
Married with two kids, Vitaly holds a bachelor’s degree in medical engineering and is a project manager at a start-up company that develops medical devices. Even before his first son was born, he realized that his work would not allow him much time at home. So, he decided to study parenting. He read thousands of articles and hundreds of books, listened to many lectures, went to workshops, and found that almost none of the experts talked about the connection between adult behavior and child development. In addition, no one gave simple, practical explanations about how to create a strong connection with one’s kids, even if you can only spend an hour a day together.
When his son was a year old, Vitaly decided to begin sharing his conclusions on Facebook. Within six months he had 60,000 followers. Today, with over 100,000 followers, he decided to publish his first book based on his Facebook posts. At the same time, he founded the “Success Diary” in which the parent and/or the child write what they have accomplished each day. “Success is not always important,” he explains, “the path is important. And this diary is about the path.”
Look me up on Facebook: How to Raise Happy Kids: Parenting Tips- Vitaly Buchatsky


This is such a great book! I always strive to make my kids happy but let’s face it sometimes I fail at keeping my cool. I want them to grow up strong, responsible and loving adults. This book really puts it in to perspective, you don’t have to read every self help parenting book out there, just this one lol! With that being said, it really isn’t a self help book. It is simply a book from a person that has experience raising children and whom has found a great way to rear his children and he spreading the word.

We all have our own way of parenting, the way we parent, the things we believe and don’t. But sometimes we get stuck in ways that aren’t working or are not beneficial to our overall family needs. This is when you need to read a book like this. It his helpful, it comes with a lot of tips and tricks. AND it is not from some nut job that isn’t even a parent. This is information from a man who has definitely done his homework and he is putting his input on parenting out there for others.

Overall a great read, not too overbearing with information and definitely helpful. If you need a little pick me up in the parental department look no further than this book right here! Definitely would recommend this! 🙂

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#blogtober Fail….

So at the beginning of the month I decided I would take on the challenge of #blogtober. A blog post a day for the entire month of October… Sounds simple right???

Well first of all I am a mom….and things happen like all the time, every day. First my hubby gets sick and brings home his yucky germs to my children. Then my children get sick not all at once of course but one…then another and finally the last one…. Then once I think all of the germs are gone I get it. So now my hubby feels better he is back to school, two of my kids feel better and are back at school. Now I am stuck at home feeling like death with a hyped up 4 year old that is bored out of his mind because Mommy doesn’t feel like playing.

Then after this cold of death swept through our house it became birthday party time for my middle son… YAY! Not so much…. I despise having birthday parties (I know that makes me sound like a horrible mom), but seriously it is so much work to have ZERO people RSVP. Not knowing who is coming or not coming…did I make enough cake…etc…. Seriously, I love my kids and the joy that they get out of these parties but I don’t enjoy hosting them!

Then after the birthday party I lost a filling in my tooth (boo to dental work!), which you know costs a million dollars for them to mutilate your gums and fix it. Then here is my birthday (yesterday the 25th), where the hell did that come from?? With the mantra being am I so old all day……waaahhhhhhhh…..sad sap story! Now we have fall break and teacher conferences tonight a full weekend and then Halloween! I am still not finished with the costumes! Almost there but omg this has been a crazy ass month!

Unfortunately, being a mom and wife things happen and as much as I hate it, I failed at #blogtober…..But you know what that is OKAY! Sometimes we just need to take a break…because if I would have tried to cram blogging into an already crazy day after being sick and just wrestling with life I think I would have gone completely crazy!

I love blogging and I love interacting with ALL of you! But sometimes life just gets too hectic and things become blurred and Monday turns into Friday and you’re not sure what happened! But it is OKAY! A big thank you to everyone who has followed me this month!

Anyone else have a #blogtober fail!?!?! Besides me?!?!?

#blogtober day 16th! How do you costume?

Every year is a challenge for us to figure out what we want to be for Halloween. We always do a themed costume for the whole family! Last year the kids were Pokemon while my husband and I were Ash and Misty! It was super fun! Here is our costumes from last year! Halloween

This year we are the Super Mario characters!  I am super excited and I always put a ton of work into our costumes , it is so much cheaper for us to make them than buy them! Costumes are so expensive!!  My kids love to see the costumes come from nothing and they are excited to tell everyone they helped make their costumes!

It is quite the experience and sometimes challenging but definitely worth it! I will post pictures on Halloween of our costumes!

What do you do for Halloween?!?

I want to know! Are you crafty? Do you have a family theme? (Even if it is not a family costume, I’d love to hear about your costumes!!) What are you going as this year?!??!

~~Happy Haunting~~

#blogtober day 15 If I have to watch that movie one more time I’m gonna….

So I love my kiddos more than anything in this world but when they latch on to a favorite show/movie, they will watch the crap out of it. Here lately it has been Captain Underpants. Cute movie the first couple times I seen it or heard it from the other room…. Then it was also cute when they asked me to buy the music from the movie on Amazon.

Super cute when they sang the I Love Saturdays song the first time….. Now that song is permanently stuck in my head (singing the song in my head as I type)….. I could quote the entire movie and unfortunately my husband has taken on the persona of Professor P… because well he’s a teacher and he’s a tad crazy. (one of the many reasons I married him!)

We just bought the Emoji Movie and watched it for the first time this weekend, again cute movie but I feel it will be on repeat for the next few weeks. I love it when new movies come out that they like, it gives me a reprieve from whatever their current fascination is lol!!!

What movies do your kiddos love to watch repeatedly?!?? Is it just me or does it drive you crazy sometimes!!!

#blogtober day 14! Did I just break my foot?!?

So today was a fantastic day! I went out with my mother-in-law and had drinks, lunch and a fantastic pedicure! Then we did some shopping and rounded off the day with pizza and my kiddos.

So when we got back home after being gone all day…. there was a rooster out of the damn coop! The hens tend to get out all the time.. they are super sneaky little creatures… Anyways the two roosters we have never get out! Like ever! So we were definitely surprised to see him out. He is lovingly called Raymond….he is a Rhode Island Red and he reminds of Raymond Reddington from the Blacklist!!

This rooster does not want to go in for anything. Here my husband and I are running around in the dark with flashlights cursing Raymond. Their is a storm due to hit our house in about 10 minutes give or take a few lol. So of course we were not happy! My husband the aloof guy he is has forgotten to pick up his weights that are sitting in our yard. I mean the big giant bar and heavy weights! I did not see said weights while I was chasing Raymond through the yard and ran right into the bar 😦 I screamed, Raymond crowed and my husband laughed as he caught Raymond by the feet and lovingly threw him back in the coop.

I am pretty sure that I broke a bone in the top of my foot…I don’t know I could be wrong.. I am quite a baby when it comes to pain lol. Long story short it hurts like the dickens and I have a massive bruise…. Moral of the story: leave the stupid rooster to fend for himself, or get rid of my husbands weights since he leaves them outside before an impending rainstorm…. Hmmm maybe I’ll just get rid of the rooster…or the husband lol! Just kidding! 🙂

Hope you all have a happy Saturday! 🙂

#blogtober It’s Friday the 13th!


It’s Friday the 13th and honestly I didn’t even realize it! We didn’t have school today and my kids were being crazies loving their day off, and lets be honest, I am terrible with dates! All day Wednesday I thought it was Thursday… I blame it on the mommy brain.

So in the spirit of Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to tell a little ghost story (true story!). Growing up we lived in a very small town (500 people). We lived in a house that was half an old school house. It was brought in town to be added on to an existing house (confusing I know!) But anyways it was to make this house bigger. It was a pretty awesome house. There were the really old heavy charcoal chalk boards and our laundry room had a gym floor!

But this house was haunted! I don’t know why but most every night as I was growing up I would see young children playing in our living room ( I could see this room from my bedroom). It honestly never bothered me seeing them. I would talk to my family about it and they had seen and heard things also! Spooky right!? Well we moved out when I was in 6th grade to live on our family farm and the people who moved into that house called my mom one day and asked her if we had ever seen/heard anything weird! So it wasn’t just our family!! We weren’t crazy lol! They never bothered us and it’s always a fun story to tell!

Fast forward several years and I am a senior in high school. My parents have divorced by this time and my mom and I are living in a different house. We get bored one night and decide to look in the attic of this house (there had once been a fire and we were bored and curious). So we peeked up into the attic and found some crazy stuff! A model-T tire, some old porcelain dishes, a bunch of old insurance fliers and some other random stuff. We thought it was so cool, we love history stuff so it was neat to find this stuff. So we decided we had enough (it was well after midnight!).

I headed to bed and was laying there trying to get comfy.. All at once I felt something in the room with me… You know the feeling where you feel like someone is watching you and you get goosebumps or your hair stands up on the back of your neck?!? Yea well at the end of my bed was a scary ghost! It was a man in a business suit looking angry at me! I screamed and ran to my mom’s room! It scared the living shit out of me! I had never been so scared in my life! We promptly put everything back in that attic where we had found it and needless to say I slept in my mom’s room that night! The weird thing is I never seen that ghost again!

So I blame it on the fact that we messed with the stuff in the attic and it pissed off a ghost lol!


Tell me your ghost stories! I love to hear about them!!! 🙂 🙂

#blogtober day 12! Favorite Halloween Movies!

I love everything about Halloween! We have a tradition of watching all of our favorite Halloween movies every year! Here are some of our favorites!!!


  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown ( great book too!)
  3. Corpse Bride
  4. Casper
  5. Halloweentown
  6. Coraline
  7. Hotel Transylvania #1 and #2
  8. Frankenweenie (the cartoon one)
  9. Scared Shrekless
  10. Mickey’s House of Mouse Villains
  11. Room on the Broom
  12. Alvin and the Chipmunks Frankenstein

What are your Favorites?!?! We would love to know!

#blogtober day 11!! Courtesy of my Husband

October 11, 2017

Mid-October can mean only one thing…


Chances are if you are not a football fan, you know more than one person that is.  All around the United States there are games going on at every level of competition, every single week.  In your community, there are little-leaguers running around like crazy every Saturday morning with proud dad’s and worried mom’s looking on.

On Friday nights, we get to go see those kids keep playing on a brighter stage. High school football still brings out those dedicated parents, but also brings out other football fans that come out in droves to support these boys and their hopes of moving on to the next level.

Big time football fans will usually split here into one of two categories: collegiate or professional.  To the untrained eye, football is football. How can watching a college team be any different than watching an NFL team? Many view collegiate teams as the purest form of the sport. These athletes go out every Saturday and play because they love it. It is illegal for these players to receive any form of compensation, other than a college scholarship. To an extent this is true, for most of these student-athletes their time at whatever school they attend will be their last time playing football.

For a select few however…

The National Football League awaits.

Elite college players are selected in a draft format by the 32 professional teams that make up the NFL.  I enjoy watching my University of Oklahoma Sooners play when I can, but its my Kansas City Chiefs that I cannot go without. I am a professional fan at heart, always will be. The NFL has the highest level competition available, and every Sunday almost all the games played are exciting to watch because each team is talented enough to win.

I firmly believe that football has eclipsed baseball as America’s pastime.  If you don’t believe me, go check out your local high school’s game this Friday night. It’ll be worth it!