Monday, February 13, 2017

Staying Connected: Mommy Style Monday

Marriage can be hard! Its not always easy. However, I love being married to Zack! Though there are times where we are frustrated or have misunderstood, I feel that we are always able to refocus and work through things together. We have always made sure we were a team in any big decision that we have made and always make it a point to make the other person feel valued and appreciated.

Since having Mavryk, we have been on limited dates out by ourselves! Everyone tells us we need to go on more with just us. Even when we can't find a babysitter we still make time for each other. Here are some things we do to keep the romance alive!

1. Stay at home dates

When we can't find a babysitter (we trust very little people besides family haha), we plan a stay at home date. This usually consists of picking up dinner, (our last one being Olive Garden Take Out) getting movie theater popcorn, candy from the dollar store, and renting a red box movie or renting one through our cable! We wait until we have put Mavryk to bed, then we eat and put the movie in! Its nice to just relax together at home and be able to focus on each other.

2. Love Notes

Ever since Zack and I were dating, he started to write me little notes and leave them places. This could be on my car windshield, the mirror, my pillow, etc. He would even at times leave flowers or other presents on my car in the mornings so I would see it when I went to work! We will do those types of things now around the house! We will leave little notes of gratitude or love for each other. These are a great way to keep a spark alive and are always really sweet.

3. Putting our Phone Away

There has been a few times on dates or just at home when we are together that we just put our phones away. This allows us to be focused on each other, rather than social media or other things that would be on our phone. You find that you really spend time together that way instead of distracted!

Being present in a marriage is so important. Always being able to try and recognize the needs of your spouse and the things that they do for you is important. We all have needs and being able to meet them will determine the quality of your marriage. Like I said, it isn't always easy. However, you can do small and simple things to improve your communication and time spent with each other!

Check out these other amazing women for their ideas on how to keep a spark alive!

Kiana at Glitter & Donuts
Madeline at CaseyLand
Chandler at Life as a Larsen
Rachel at Tutus and Heels
Kahana at A Beautiful Life
Monica at It's All About
Andrea at Snow by Heart
Erica at Good Job Momma
Cayli at Nightchayde


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cooking with Hello Fresh

Life gets so busy and for me its hard to always have dinner prepared! With working full time away from the home and not getting home until around 4:30 every day, it can be challenging. I have to meal plan really well in order to successfully make healthy dinners throughout the week. When I first heard about Hello Fresh, I was so excited about the concept! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Joy of Reading + Giveaway!

Every since I can remember, I have loved to read. This is something that my mom instilled in me really young! She was always reading books and would make it fun. We would go to the library and pick out our own books. She would help us as we would sound out each word. I came to embrace the feeling I got of being pulled away into another world. You for a moment, were in a different era or time. It was like a movie in your head! Since I had developed a love for reading, one of my favorite gifts when I was having Mav was childrens books.

Monday, January 23, 2017

A New Year of Purpose

One of my new years resolutions this year is to be more present and live every day with purpose. Life is to short not to! As a working mom, time catches up to me. I feel like I have never have enough of it. It can be hard to stay organized and really focus on everything that I would like to accomplish. I feel out of balance when I am not organized! Something that I absolutely love to help me with this goal that I found is Purposeful Planners by Corie Clark!  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hands free mama is a happy mama!

Is anyone else ready for spring weather? I am the type of person who after Christmas is over the snow! I love it for the holiday season and then it becomes annoying! Plus its just freezing!!! I love being outside and its just so much harder in the winter. I guess only a few months away but I am counting down! 

To bring some happiness to these gloomy days, I am going to introduce one of my favorite new diaper bags! If you have kids, you know that you always need as many free hands as you can get! Its hard to carry a bag that limits that ability. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mommy Style Monday: Winter Activities

Happy Monday! After A long weekend, I am sure glad we have today off. I even kept forgetting I didn't have to go into work today so It was a nice surprise come last night when I remembered! I just want to say a quick thank you to all of you who messaged, commented, and sent prayers for my family and in particular my brother in law. It does not go unnoticed and I am grateful for your kindness.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thoughts on Motherhood

Lately, I have been really thinking about my role as a mother. Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to be a mom. This dream today isn't always the popular choice in the world. Growing up in Utah LDS culture however, this wasn't ever weird. I was raised with the belief that being a mother is the greatest role that you will ever have. This is something that I honestly believe for myself. In our society today, many value their life style or their career over children. That is everyones right and choice. Some never had a choice and struggle with infertility. I have many friends and family members who I love very much who have struggled with this. Its heartbreaking and can be a huge trial of faith! 

Blog Design by Get Polished | Copyright 2016