Love runs wild in our family. We share love with just about everyone and everything. We’ve been known to just randomly say “Hey, I love you!” and mean it 100% to whoever we happen to be talking to. Anxiety also runs wild in our family. Well, at least for my daughter and I. We both…
Living a Sunshine Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Every year I promise myself I’ll get back to my love of reading and it never happens. Sure I read…
I’ve told you how much I love my bullet journal. It’s helped keep me on track and I no longer have several planners for a variety of different aspects of my life. Now, it’s all kept in one place, and I can do anything I want with it! A bullet journal is awesome because it…
Somedays it’s just too hard to get off the couch, especially when there is that one item on the to do list that has to be done.
You know the one.
It’s that to do list item that stares at you, and the longer you put it off the more daunting it seems to be.
This is also the same to do list item that, once complete, will feel like a huge weight off your shoulders and you’ll be motivated to do even more.
This is your frog, and it’s what Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy is about.
In the introduction Tracy mentions a quote by Mark Twain that basically says if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog then there is nothing worse you could do for the rest of the day.
In other words, if you complete that daunting task on your to do list right away, it will help you become more productive and more motivated to complete your to do list.
Vision boards are a great reminder of the focus you want to keep at the front of your mind. It’s easy to set a goal then let life bury it. A vision board, if kept in a visible location, can act as that visual motivator of what you are working toward. This year I created a vision board…
I’ve done some soul searching and business thinking. A little vision building and needs analysis. All of this with a little dose of what my lifestyle is all about, since this is a lifestyle blog after all, and I’ve determined it’s time to make a few changes around here. Don’t worry, it’s not going to change…
When your kids find a place they absolutely love it’s hard to not visit frequently. When we visit someplace frequently I like to start creating themed visits to help give the kids a new perspective on a place they’ve been to time and time again.
The Omaha Children’s Museum is one of those places that offers a wide variety of activities the kids love. When I pair my own creativity with the imaginative, educational exhibits and events they offer, it means it can be like a new place almost every time we visit.
This technique can be used at just about any place you can think of, museums, zoos, playgrounds, trails and more.
To walk you through some ideas I’ll share our Rainbow Theme at the Omaha Children’s Museum with you.
We love to laugh in my family. We’re not picky about our content either. I’ll admit we do have a few inside jokes that aren’t the most family friendly (I’m sure you do too), but all in all we have a joyful family. Everyone is looking for something to laugh about or something silly to do to make others smile. For the most part we’re all about seeing who can outdo each other to make someone else laugh. Anything from trying new things, enjoying the younger kids in the family, playing games, or just having a good laugh about what’s going on in our life.
This is the part of the holidays I cherish the most. Spending time and laughing with my family. We make sure to not only encourage the usual family banter, but we help things along by leaving some conversation pieces out. Nick’s Victory award for example.
Family meals are important to our household. We’ve recently taken on the tradition of Taco Tuesday and the kids have been all over this wanting more themed weeknight meals. I agreed and decided to start Mangia! Monday’s.
There are a multitude of Italian recipes we can make, although my Monday’s are usually filled and I don’t have the time to make a full, family style meal for friends and family. Luckily I can pick up our favorite Bertolli frozen meals and we’re ready to go with a fantastic Italian meal in less than 30 minutes. Perfect for the busy family who still wants to sit down together for dinner.
What I love about the Bertolli frozen meals is that they are crafted from authentic Italian recipes and ingredients, so it’s just like something made in an Italian kitchen. Bertolli has an authenticity expert who is classically trained in Italian cooking. The authenticity expert tests recipes and makes sure they are true to Bertolli’s Italian heritage.
Security blankets have been a necessity for me since I can remember. Honestly, I don’t exactly remember what my first blankie looked like, but I know it was always with me. When I cracked my head open on the corner of an old TV, that blanket went directly to my head as I ran screaming…