Mommy Monday {Giddy Paperie}

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I can’t believe it is already November and time for another amazing Mommy Monday post! If you are anything like me, the day after Halloween starts the Christmas season and all the decorations start to go up in anticipation of the best holiday of the year!  I have already started decorating and I can not wait to share with you some of the changes I have made this year. I love switching things up a bit and this year I am throwing in some blush tones and pinks into the decor and I am so excited to see how it all comes together.

One of my absolute favorite things to do during the holidays is to write Christmas cards and thank you notes for all the wonderful gifts and treats we receive.  I was SO excited when I received the most beautiful stationery from Giddy Paperie.  The Ho, Ho, Flamingo Holiday Suite is literally the cutest and perfect for my Florida Christmas. I also love this design and this design and can’t wait to add this suite to my collection after the holiday season.

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Setting a Fall Schedule {with Aleve}

Happy Fall Y’all!

I received compensation from Aleve to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own. #NeverBackDown #Aleve #CollectiveBias #advertisement

It is finally fall, my absolute favorite time of the year!  I love the cooler weather and the smell of hot homemade soups simmering on the stove.  I also love that the kids are back in their school routine and that this mama can start getting back into her workout routine and daily work schedule.  As my blog grows and as my teaching schedule gets more demanding, I have found it so hard to keep up! You would think that once the kids are back in school you would have all this free time, but for me, life has never been busier! Now that the kids are in different schools I find myself running all over the place, my to-do list has never been longer and work is always piling up!

Over the past few weeks, I have been working hard to fine-tune my schedule and figure out the best way to fit everything in.  Here are some things that have worked for me that I thought I would pass along! What are you doing to help you power through your day?

Make a List before you go to Bed

I don’t know about you but my mind is always going.  It is so hard for me to turn it off and I am always thinking about what I need to do next.  This is extremely hard when it is time to shut down and go to sleep. Recently, I have been making my next day’s to-do list right before bed. I keep the notepad on my nightstand and jot down any tasks I need to complete the next day.  This gets everything off my mind and I feel better knowing it is written down and I can tackle it in the morning. For occasional sleeplessness associated with minor pain try Aleve PM.

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Bloggers, Blow-Outs and Bubbly

One of my absolute favorite parts of blogging is getting to meet other amazing women.  It has been so fun over the past few years connecting to local bloggers and sharing inspiration.  I was so excited to host an awesome event at Blo Blow Dry Bar where many local Orlando bloggers came out for blowouts, bubbly and the best conversation.  Blo is a fun blow dry bar downtown that specializes in blowouts, make-up application and nails.  We had the best time being pampered and connecting with each other over champagne and delicious snacks.

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Twirling into Fall {What I’m Wearing Wednesday}

Dress / Purse / Shoes (Old but Similar) / Earrings

Fall is a tricky time to shop for me.  I love the cooler weather and all things pumpkin spice, but I am not a huge fan of khaki and muted colors.  I tried to go shopping for some sweaters last week and every store I went into was filled with the typical fall leaf shades. I love these colors on everyone else, but for me, I am always looking for bright pink, kelly green and bright yellow items.  In Florida, it is still in the 90’s and even though the evening breeze is starting to pick up, it is still too hot for most fall pieces.

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