Archive for January, 2012

So Saturday night I was waiting for something on my computer to finish…ok i’m not going to lie.  I was waiting for my Atomic Wings on Cafe world to finish cooking so I could go to bed.  🙂  I then decided that maybe a little bit of Pinterest would be a good thing.  Yes..I decided this at 11:15 PM when I still had to finish my lesson for kids church in the morning.

So…on to Pinterest I go. And I came upon this really cool idea called 40 bags in 40 days.  You can find the original post here: Little Lucy Lu . Basically she’s talking about going through various places in her house and cleaning them out.  A bag per day.  Check out her list it’s pretty cool.  Her first day is junk drawer in laundry room.  So she’ll go through that…clean out stuff she doesn’t need or no longer uses, put it in a bag to either throw away or give away.

Soooo starting on Monday I’m going to revisit this challenge and start it for myself.  I’ll show you my list before then and I’m going to stick through it and get some of this unwanted junk out of my house!!  I feel free just even thinking about it!

Who’s with me?????  Come on you know you wanna…just step out and do it…create a list and take a picture of each bag with the day written on it somewhere.  Just write on the comment for the day on my blog (no matter what the post) this: “I did it” and then send me your pictures each day to luvmyadopted1@gmail.com  At the end of the challenge I’ll post them!  I wanna see what we can get rid of.  If you miss a day don’t give up, just get right back on there and stuff those bags.  🙂

I’ll be back before Monday with my list!


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I know, I know it’s been a while.  I’m slacking and I have no excuse for it…ok well I have excuses..they just aren’t great ones 🙂

Here’s a laughable line from the other day.

Amazing A to Little E: “E what do you want to be when you grow up?  Teachers jobs are the best because when you have gym they don’t have to go and at recess they get to go home and relax!”

Hahah I thought that was super awesome and just had to share!  🙂


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Remember to check out the original blog for Fill in the Blank Fridays at The Little things we do

1.   My favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is   New York – more specifically Times Square.  It was so cool to see all the lights even at midnight and to go shopping then!

2.    Italy    is somewhere I’d love to go someday.

3.  I pass the time on a plane (or bus, or car ride or train) by   reading .

4.  My three must-haves when I travel are   my kindle, music and my pillow.
5.  My favorite travel companion is    my family  .
6.  The craziest thing that ever happened to me while traveling is    when we were in New York we were in the Bronx and we were walking under an overpass I thought I got shot.  Turns out it was just a pigeon that pooped on me.  I was pretty freaked out though and was crying.
7.  The most exotic food I’ve ever tried while traveling is  grits.  Haha yup…not much of a food taster 🙂

8.  If I could live anywhere else, I’d live   someplace warm 🙂

9.  I have been to    7  states in the U.S.

Hope you have had a great weekend!!!!
Blessing:  Watched my child worship in church today.  Was awesome!

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One of my first blog posts on here was talking about how I had read The Happiness Project By Gretchin Rubin.  I talked about how my goal was to laugh more and to be happy more.  See the blog post here:  https://mylittleblessedlife.wordpress.com/?s=happiness+project

Haha funny I now realize that was just over a year ago.  Jan 20th of last year.

It’s not funny though that I have failed this goal miserably.  UGH!!

I don’t know why…but I think in general I’m not a happy person….well wait…maybe I am…but maybe I just have a hard time showing it.  Lots of times I let stress overcrowd  all other emotions until there just doesn’t seem to much room for any happy left in my day.

FYI, I hate being like this.  I find myself breaking my promises to Little E, snapping when I really shouldn’t and sometimes just talking in an angry way.  Yes,  I know we all have our days but mine seems to be more  than just one day a week….try like four or five.

So, like I said..I have failed miserably in the laugh more section.

I want to change that though!  I want to be more fun, be  more happy, be less in control and less stressed in my life.  Do I think I can do it?  Yes, I definitely do.


Well, that’s a hard question to answer.  I think one of the first steps is to have regular, longer quiet time with God each day. Something to calm my heart and to prepare me for my day ahead or to calm me after my day.

Another thing is to not let things stress me as much.  I know that this won’t be easy AT ALL, but I can definitely work at it.  If you see me stressing…tell me to laugh instead.  I may look like I’m about to hit you…but don’t be scared I really won’t. (hopefully)

One more thing is to step back from those times when I’m not being happy and to look at them as an outsider and see how I may be hurting those around me.

The biggest thing though?  To remember my Little E when he says “Mommy, be happy!”

Yeah…that’s a big punch in the gut, but it’s true.   I don’t want my child remembering his mommy as not being fun or not being happy or just being angry all the time.  I don’t want him to remember me as somebody who was annoyed over ever single thing or just couldn’t relax enough to play with him.

So, that being said…THIS challenge for myself is my big challenge for the year.  My New Year’s resolution of sorts.  I want to be happy more.  I WILL be happy more.  I will enjoy the relationships around me more instead of trying to be in control of them.  I won’t stress the small stuff, and I’ll walk with hand in hand with my husband along the way.

My goal?  My goal is obviously to be happier…but another goal is to fall in love more with my family and to the best friend, relative, and person to those around me.


Blessing:  I’m having chinese food with hubby tonight!!!

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The other day Little E and I were playing.  I can’t remember exactly what we were doing but I must have been bugging him because he looked up at me and said:

“Mom is that really necessary”.

I kid you not…plain as day.

Just shows you how much your words impact your kids 🙂


Blessing:  I had a great relaxing day today and found a great deal on a new pair of jeans!

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It’s that time again.  I get my weekly fill in the blanks from the blog: The Little Things we Do (check it out!)

1.   The last thing I ate was     Zesty Cheese Crunchers (chips) .

2.   The last song I listened to was   One Elephant went out to play (By Sharon Lois & Bram)    .

3.  Using the letters in my name I can spell    {Laura} Al, a, url, aura  (haha there isn’t a whole lot)

4.  If I had to dress in one color for the rest of my life I would pick   Red…it’s bright and it makes people happy.
5.  If you were to look in my bag right now you’d find    a Pampered Chef catalog, gum, my wallet, Little E’s Wallet, nail file, lip balm, hand sanitizer, keys, glasses cleaner, wetnaps.
6.  When I finish filling in the blanks I’m going to    go to bed!  .
7.  My all time favorite song to dance to is  Anything by  TobyMac or Undignified..(that’s a fun song to dance to)
Haha this one was just a bunch of random stuff…but still fun!
PS.  My goal is to write more next week.  I had my first Pampered Chef show this week on Thursday so I have been overhauling with Pampered Chef info to the brain the last week 🙂
Blessing:  My husband had work today…AND we got oil in our tank!! (That’s a double blessing…kinda like a double cup at Tim Horton’s…..can you tell I want coffee!!)

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