How To Stop Juggling A Million Things At Once

Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Monday!

Do you ever feel like you're juggling a million things at once and you just can't catch a break? I know I feel this way all the time. I feel like women in particular struggle with this more because our minds never stop thinking about things. I've had numerous nights where I couldn't fall asleep because I had a thousand things going on in my head that I couldn't get rid of.

Today I'm sharing three ways to help you feel more at ease in your life. I know I have to remind myself of these all the time, so don't worry if you do too. Nothing happens overnight and there's always room for improvement.


1. Think about the one ball (or in this case orange) that you could drop without any consequences. 

I try to do so many things at the same time all at once or maybe even in the same day when physically and mentally it isn't possible. I'll make super long to-do lists with things that could really be spread out throughout the week. I had (and still have to) take a look at everything that's on my list and ask myself three questions:

  1. Does this have to be done today? 
  2. Can it be done two days from now? 
  3. Is it really necessary at all? 

If you answered no to the first or third question then move on to the next item on your list! 

2. Learn how to delegate without criticism.

This is probably one of the biggest things I struggle with. Ever feel like someone can't do something because it isn't the way you would do it? I know I do this all the time with Chandler and I've been working really hard on this. For instance, it's awesome if you ask someone to do the dishes because you don't have time to do the dishes and the laundry, but it's not okay if you go and redo their work 10 minutes later. I was usually never that bad, unless I actually saw a ton of stuff on a dish that was missed. However, I have stopped myself from giving him a task because I didn't think he could do it solely because he took a different approach. When you think about that, it's actually pretty rude. You're basically saying that you don't have faith in them to do something even if it's really simple.

The first step to overcoming this is to look at what's on your list and what you moved from doing step one. If there's things that you want done but can't really get to, delegate those tasks to someone else! When you do, at the beginning tell them exactly what you want done, but not necessarily in the exact way that you would do it. As long as the task gets done, why does it matter?

3. Improve your communication skills, especially when you need help with things.

People aren't mind readers yet we all think they are! I know I always wait for Chandler to do something because in my mind it's the most obvious thing in the world, but to him it's not. People don't know that when you get home you do the trash first, then this, then that especially if they're not even home when you do it! Make a point to sit down and have a conversation with whoever you're delegating tasks too and let them know that you need with X,Y, and Z this week and that if they do those, you'll be able to do A, B, & C without any stress!

I hope these three points help you and if you have any questions or have any additional ideas, I would love to hear them in the comments below!

Photography: Christine Ribeiro 

Weekly Round Up

Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Friday!!!

My weekend plans got switched up a little bit this weekend because it's supposed to pour all day Sunday. So, when I usually go to the stable on Sunday's, this week I'm going tomorrow which is fine by me! 😊 What are you guys up to this weekend?! I'd love to hear in the comments below!

I'm super excited for you all to read the articles below. They're extra great I promise! 😊



Food:

A few months ago I tried spinach artichoke dip for the first time and it's so good! I don't know why I never tried it before. Silly me I guess! As I was scrolling through BlogLovin, I stumbled upon this recipe from Jenn from Peas and Crayons for spinach artichoke won top cups. They look and sound amazing!

Read it here: https://peasandcrayons.com/2018/04/baked-spinach-artichoke-won-ton-cups.html

The one type of food that I have NEVER been picky about is salsa. I love salsa so much and will try practically any kind. The only kind I don't usually like is the chunky jar kind. However, the mild one from Aldi is amazing. Any who, I have been wanting to try to make my own lately, so I got super excited when I saw this red salsa recipe from Cookie and Kate this week! I definitely want to make it soon!

Read it here: https://cookieandkate.com/2018/best-red-salsa-recipe/

Right now, this spring weather is perfect camping weather. I've never been (want to though!) but I know others who are going! The Frugal Girls shared 59 recipes for every part of your camping trip (i.e. the drive there, at the camp site, and more).

Read it here: http://thefrugalgirls.com/2018/04/use-these-59-recipes.html

This next dessert has the most angelic sounding name. It's called Berries on a cloud. I mean seriously, doesn't that sound wonderful? Kristin from Iowa Girl Eats shared this delicious looking dessert on her blog this week that you've got to try!

Read it here: https://iowagirleats.com/2018/04/13/berries-in-a-cloud/

I have been really trying to use up food that is in my pantry so that I'm not being wasteful. There's always some way to use an ingredient right?! If you're looking to do this too and love granola (yes I know that's pretty specific haha!), then this recipe for raw-nola from Nutrition Stripped is for you!

Read it here: https://nutritionstripped.com/amazing-raw-nola/


Entertainment/Funnies

So I was seriously upset that I wasn't at Coachella this year because Destiny's Child reunited for an incredible performance! I mean all the music was phenomenal but that was historic. If you haven't seen a video of the performance yet, check it out below!

See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBr1ifENpOY

Who else was totally pumped and ready to kick some serious ass after watching Wonder Woman when it came out? I know I felt like I could do anything! Well, I am super excited to announce that there's going to be a SEQUEL!!!!! This movie comes out November 1st, 2019 which feels like forever but I know it'll be here before I know it!

Read it here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a19417310/wonder-woman-2-news-date-cast-spoilers/


Fashion:

I loved this cute casual outfit Cortney Dryden posted on her Instagram yesterday. Plus, she also shared a wonderful personal post too!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhwhg2KH1IA/?taken-by=cortneydryden
Read her post here: http://cortinsession.com/20-things-i-learned-in-my-twenties/

I have loved seeing all of the photos from Coachella! They are so creative and unique every year. For Love and Lemons shared a quick recap on their Instagram this week that has some stunning outfits.

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhxB__fHAF4/?taken-by=forloveandlemons

I love flower field photos. Pretty sure I've shared a ton in my weekly round up posts already but what's two more right? Marina McAvoy shared a gorgeous photo of her in a maxi in the more beautiful pink flowers. Sophie Loghman also shared a stunning photo in a multi-colored flower field as well. Plus - make sure to look at her recent posts for a super exciting announcement!

See Marina's post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhwj7TxgM85/?taken-by=marinamcavoy
See Sophie's post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhwO_8yni8Q/?taken-by=sophlog

That's all for this week's round up post! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week right here!

BuddyLove Panama Maxi Dress Palm Beach

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

I love that beach weather is finally here. The pool at my apartment has been packed the last few weekends and the slightest hint of weather in the 70's has had the beaches packed as well. I love it! Warm weather also means I get to wear my favorite style of clothing: dresses! I think I've said it before, but I could and basically do, live in dresses. They're so feminine and a one and done piece.

This maxi dress from BuddyLove is probably one of my all time favorites. My closet is filled with bright colored pieces like this because they're just so happy to look at! Bright prints always remind me of summer and my favorite state no matter where I am. This is my first and definitely not last piece from BuddyLove and I was very happy with it. My hips are on the bigger side and I was able to wear a size small with no problems at all! The dress has adjustable straps and is super flowy at the bottom.

This dress is sold out on the actual BuddyLove website, but I linked a few other boutiques that I found that have it in stock. This dress is getting harder to find so I would shop it fast!















 Dress: BuddyLove - find it here, here, and here 

Spring Date Idea: Sidewalk Chalk

Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Monday!

Who remembers spending hours outside drawing pretty much everything with chalk? I know I do! I would spend so much time in our driveway drawing. I also remember using chalk to draw hopscotch or four square. Man I miss that game. I think I might have to rally up some friends to play that this coming weekend. Who's with me?!

I love sharing date ideas from our childhood because kid things never get old! I mean, that's why we have kids right? To play with Barbie dolls and G.I. Joe's again. Well, if that's not your reasoning it's part of mine! Polly Pockets here I come! 😂


This date idea is something you could do with your significant other or good friends. This date is so cheap it only costs one dollar! I had to top last week's date price of two dollars. 😂 I purchased this container of chalk from the Dollar Tree. It came with five different colors, a.k.a. all you need to make a beautiful masterpiece!











Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (sold out) - Similar options here and here

Weekly Round Up

Friday, April 13, 2018

Happy Friday!

I am so happy that it's FRI-NALLY the weekend! I feel like this work week had some really long days and I can't wait to just spend some relaxing time at home. Now, I do have a funny story for you guys. So, my mom and I make fun of my dad a lot. Like a lot. No really, a LOT. But he makes it so easy. Like, he does stupid/funny (to us haha) stuff all the time like it's regular behavior! So this week, my parents had roofers come out to inspect the roof after last year's hurricane - yes it took the insurance company THAT long to get out there. The list is long though so it's not their fault. Any who, my dad was home to talk to the roofers and right before they came he had gone to the bathroom. Once they left he went back into the bathroom, only to discover he had a decently long "tail" I would call it of toilet paper hanging out of his butt. I almost died when my mom told me this. So, he has no idea if it was tucked into his pants or if it was hanging out. If it was hanging out, the roofers were nice enough not to say anything. I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face if I were them though. I'd lose it so fast and so hard! 😂😂😂

I hope that gave ya'll a good laugh! Now, onto today's round up!


Food:

I'm not sure why, but I found two delicious looking grilled cheese sandwich recipes this week. The first recipe, from Cooking Classy, is a sun dried tomato spinach and ricotta grilled cheese. Like what?! That sounds amazing! The second, equally delicious looking grilled cheese recipe is from Chelsea's Messy Apron. Her recipe for a Margherita grilled cheese combines two amazing things: pizza and grilled cheeses! If either of these sound absolutely mouth watering, click the links below to check out the recipes!

Cooking Classy's Recipe: https://www.cookingclassy.com/sun-dried-tomato-spinach-and-ricotta-grilled-cheese/

Chelsea's Messy Apron Recipe: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/margherita-grilled-cheese/

In this week's round up I also wanted to include a new recipe that Chandler and I tried for dinner. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it is super delicious and easy! P.S. I also have this recipe saved in my recipes board on Pinterest. If you love pesto, tortellini and more then this recipe is for you!

Read it here: https://juliasalbum.com/one-pan-pesto-chicken-tortellini-and-veggies/

I LOVE cereal. It's kind of a problem. You know how everyone has their go-to snack? Mine is cereal hands down. I actually stopped buying it for a while because I would eat it at night even if I wasn't hungry. I just loved it! I let myself have it this week though. It was nice. :) I found a recipe this week for a triple oat breakfast cereal that looks great. I have always eaten non-sugary cereals like corn flakes or regular cheerios (not honey-nut), so this one instantly caught my eye! Check it out below!

Read it here: https://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/tripleoat-breakfast-cereal-recipe.html

I am very unsure of this final recipe. You know when you're at a restaurant and someone lists something on the menu that sounds like an interesting combination and you're very unsure if it will taste amazing or if the combo is so wrong it's impossible to be right? That's how I'm feeling right now. I do think it could be interesting to try though. Kalyn's Kitchen has a recipe for roasted asparagus with creamy tahini-peanut dipping sauce. Up for the challenge? Check out the recipe below!

Read it here: https://kalynskitchen.com/roasted-asparagus-recipe-with-creamy/

Fashion: 

I love jumpsuits! Like a dress, they're a one and done piece that takes little to no time in the mornings. Camille from Charmed by Camille shared the cutest jumpsuit from the splendid X Margherita Missoni collection and it is adorable and a staple summer piece!

Read it here: http://charmedbycamille.com/splendid-x-margherita-missoni/

Andrea Besson shared the cutest little white dress on her Instagram this week that I had to share! White looks are so trendy right now, and this simple but elegant dress is the perfect essential! Plus, like Andrea mentions, it's perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and more!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhfRk27gXTi/?taken-by=andrea_marie311

How cute is Jacqueline Woodwell in the pic below? I mean really, she's adorable! Her entire feed has some really cute photos and her filters are on point you guys. Make sure to check her out!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BheokVflquU/?taken-by=jacquelinewoodwell

I have shared a few looks from Venus (with more to come too!) before and so I couldn't help but share this cute look from Lisa of Pancetta & Prada! I have a dress very similar that I love so this dress instantly caught my eye!

Read it here: http://www.pancettaandprada.com/2018/04/striped-blue-strapless-dress-with.html

That's all for this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to share some new posts next week!

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