The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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2 of our pups are snoozing in here as it's nice and cool, thanks to @tiltsmarthome blinds. #sponsored -
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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And make sure to check out my stories to see the temp control settings in the app + watch how easy they are to use! -
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❀
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AND I'm having a bit of a mom sad-summer-is-over-and-my-kids-are-growing-up moment over on the blog. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Feel free to join the party and pop over to check it out. I'd love to hear how all of you other mom's are dealing! -
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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Man: I've been taking Viagra...

Goals….The Bad and The Fab

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I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately. As a mom/teacher/blogger/wife we are told to have goals (well anyone really man, woman, working or SAHM doesn’t matter) and for good reason. Β Goals help us to focus our energy in a direction towards achieving what we hope to see in our lives. Β A bigger house, more friends, a larger reading audience, being a bomb.com parent, losing 10 pounds, the next job promotion. Β All of these are goals that we, as adults, hope to achieve and work to achieve (with like a zillion others).

 

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I have been thinking so much about them for 2 reasons. Β 1. I am sucky at ENJOYING when I reach one. Β It could be to lose 5 pounds, to reach a certain engagement limit on social media, help one of my kids “get” something school related that they have been having trouble with. Β Anything really and when it happens, when that magical moment of reaching said goal occurs I give myself a high five for about 2 seconds and then the pressure is back to make another goal and reach that goal.

It’s happened to me a few times recently and my hubs actually stopped me and said “wait a second, why don’t you just take today and enjoy that you reached that?” Β And ya know what, he was right (mark it on the calendar, folks! hahaha). Β I didn’t even realize that I had become someone that worked toward a goal and then didn’t even take the time to appreciate the success of it. There wasn’t the excitement and happiness and soaking in all the good feels of a crossed the finish line moment. Β It took the hubs waking me up to it to really recognize that I was letting these happy moments pass by. Β What a shame!

Goals are amazing in that they give us that “eye on the prize” perspective. Β But be careful you don’t get caught up in the wheel so much that you miss the cheese. Β The next goal will always be there and waiting so take a minute to enjoy it when you reach one before jumping head first into the next.

 

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So let’s talk about the flip side of goals. Which brings me to 2. I want to reiterate that I am a goal lover but there is a downside to them, at least for me. Β If I set a goal for myself and don’t reach it in the allotted time frame, I feel like a failure. (There’s that self imposed pressure again!) Β I didn’t do enough, work hard enough, put in enough time, etc etc. Β Which isn’t always right. Β Sometimes it just takes a little longer to get things to come together to help you reach those goals. Β I end up getting discouraged, turned off and take a step back from it. Β I have learned to not take the goal achieving SO seriously and that if I don’t reach it in the allotted time frame that’s ok, that it will just take me a little longer to get there.

I have adopted the approach of do my best, work toward that goal and I will achieve it. Β I am giving myself a break of not always having a time limit because there are goals with variables out of my control. Β When a goal you have has these variables, it makes it tough to set a time limit to achieving them, because it’s not all up to you. Β For example, teaching my 4 year old his letters. Β I can sit with him and teach him but all kids learn at a different rate. If I say, we will know all of your letters within the next 2 days, that puts undo pressure on me and him. Β How is that helpful to either of us? Β If he doesn’t make it I will feel like I failed him and he will be disappointed. Β Where’s the upside here? Β My son is the variable and he will learn his letters, at his own pace, with me and my cheering him on the whole way. Β  It might take a week or even 2 instead of 2 days but we will get there. Β Job promotions. Β You can bust your butt, put in all the extra time, kill every project and still not get promoted when you planned to. Β Not because you didn’t do your best but because the outside variables (boss, availability of position, competition, etc) are out of your control. It WILL happen but maybe not when you want it too.

 

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Goals are fabulous things, I am a BIG goal’er. Β Just give yourself some leeway when there are variables that aren’t all in your control and never give up!! Β Just keep working at them. Β You will reach them and when you do ENJOY that achievement. Patience and persistence are what make goals possible. Sometimes it’s not all about the destination, but the journey to get there.

That’s your feel good, food for thought, life lesson, it’s a lil deep to read before coffee thought for the day!

Are you a big goals person? Β Are you able to enjoy them when you reach them? Β How about if you don’t?

Have a fabulous, rock star, kick some as$ day!

 

 

XOXO
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2 Comments
  • Jill Catrinel
    September 5, 2017

    I hadn’t thought about taking time to appreciate accomplishments. I was literally just saying I have one room almost done, so it’s time to start focusing on the next. Ha! Oops! You’re absolutely right that the next goal will still be there; it doesn’t need to steal the thunder of success.

    • ttbousu
      September 5, 2017

      I really am terrible at it Jill! I was focusing so much on reaching goals that when I did I missed out on the actual success of reaching it. On the flip side when I didn’t reach it I felt like a terrible failure. It was a vicious cycle and I am actively working to change my perspective to a healthier attitude. Congratulations on finishing a room!! That’s fantastic, take a sec to really enjoy and be proud of it!!

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