Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How I Organize My Coupons

That cute bag above happens to be my coupon organizer, cute huh? I recently came across a website called Glow Girl Fibers that sells various items such as reusable snack and sandwich bags, produce bags, checkbook covers + much more!

Since having Jonah I quickly became tired of lugging around a binder full of coupons so when I saw this coupon organizer I just had to try it out. You can customize it to your liking. I happened to choose the zebra print with turquoise inside.

One of the best things that I love about this organizer is that is comes with the folders and the printed tabs! For me, that was super helpful. If I have multiple of the same coupon, I just paper clip them together.

If you decide that you would like to choose your own categories, Deb [the shop owner] would be more than happy to type those up for you. I thought that she did a excellent job with the categories so I stuck with those that came with the organizer.

If you are worried about your coupons flying everywhere, don't be. These organizers are much more sturdy than they appear. See the little button above [and below]? That right there is what keeps your coupons all snug so they won't move around. Plus depending on what size organizer you choose, it may come with a handle which is super helpful.

I can honestly say that I see myself using this bag for a long time. The quality is amazing and it is so easy to use in the store, even with a baby.

I purchased the 4 inch coupon organizer [they come in various sizes] and I also have a matching 2 inch as well to hold all of my receipts.

So what are you waiting for, go order your new coupon organizer [or something else] and be excited for it to come because shipping is super fast!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reading List

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

My goal is to read these three books by the end of the year. 
Have you read any of them? 
What are your thoughts? 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lets Not Worry

I am a worrier. I worry about everything. After becoming a mom, I realized that anything could happen in life. I learned that everything doesn't always happen for a reason and that life is unpredictable. To me, there is a difference between being a worry wart and a drama queen. I don't worry to get attention, I actually hate having all eyes on me. However, Im a planner which results in me worrying about things that could possibly never even happen or if they do, Im like oh my goodness that wasn't planned what do I do now? I hate to even admit that I have anxiety, but I do. I am prescribed medicine for it, and I don't actually take it unless Im at my breaking point. Which even then its a struggle to put a pill in my mouth. Lets just stick with I'd be a calmer, more relaxed person if I lived in say... Colorado. But thats a whole other blog post.

Just because you worry it does not make you a negative person. I have so many positive thoughts about my future with Erik, my kids future, life in general and just overall. Im a happy and content person, I just worry a lot. I try to fix things before they are even broken. Im working on this whole "let it go" and "suck it up" mentality which works somedays, while unfortunately other days worrying gets the best of me. If it gets the best of me, then its affecting me as a wife and a mother and thats what I don't want.

When Im in those moments of worrying, I try to always look at the bigger picture because when I do I always seem to realize that in the end everything will be okay regardless of the outcome. There will be a solution to whatever it may be that has caused me to get my worry on. You only live once and I am so damn guilty of forgetting that. I worry about the house not being spotless, or if dinner isn't on the table right at 5pm. I forget that its okay to not worry about what other people think. I forget to stop worrying about the unknown and the things that I can't control. I can't spend my life worrying when all I should be doing is just enjoying the people I have around me.

One of my favorite quotes is "Enjoy This Moment, For This Moment Is Your Life" … I actually liked that quote so much that I got it tattooed it on my arm. It has become a reminder for me to always enjoy life and to be nothing but happy.

So how about you, what do you do in those moments of worry?