I’ve been thinking a lot about how to manage my full plate. One of the things I’ve started doing recently is keeping a master to do list that has everything I need to get done. Then, I have a daily to do list. I try to not overwhelm myself with tasks and I try to make sure I have appointments and deadline reliant tasks listed. Once those are complete, if I have time I can jump over to the master to do list to knock some of those out, other than that, they wait until they can fit easily into a daily to do list.
This has been helping, but it doesn’t work well for me unless I also schedule in some me time. It’s one of those things I do well with for awhile then start slacking off until I get overwhelmed again. With all of the kids activities and canning projects I’ve been slacking again.
Luckily the kids will be gone for a birthday party this weekend and I’ll have some uninterrupted time to knock out all of the stuff on my to do list for the day, then I’m taking a break! A well deserved break. I’ll watch a movie, or work on a craft project. Maybe I’ll pull out a coloring book and have a coloring session with the kids. Or, maybe I’ll take a nap with the cat. I haven’t decided yet. No matter what I do it will be relaxing. At least that’s the plan.
For now I’m going to indulge myself into some of your work. It’s time for the featured posts!
First indulgence is cookies. So many amazing recipes thanks to Altamonte Family’s newest feature #CookieSwappinGood a virtual holiday cookie swap! Each week a new selection of cookie recipes will be posted and I can’t wait to try them all! It’s going to be a wonderful thing for my tastebuds.Next on my indulgence is art. I’ve been getting more into art again thanks to my kids, our homeschool co op and Girl Scouts. I’m learning some new things and figuring out how to be creative again and it’s been a beautiful thing. Thanks to ParentWhiz for this fantastic collection of Art Supplies Beyond the Basics. It’s inspiring me to get creative even more!
Now it’s time for this week’s link up! Post your family friendly posts! I’d love to see more crafts and recipes for the upcoming holiday season.
Sunshine Life Blog Link Up Rules
What can I post?
Each blogger can share an unlimited number of posts per week, but please try not to go too crazy with it, we still want to make sure everyone gets visibility. Blog posts shared should be related to positive living. This involves anything to enhance a positive lifestyle including, but not limited to recipes, crafts, ideas, and family. Please make sure all posts are family friendly.
Please do not post links to other link ups, stores (including Etsy shops), giveaways, contests, affiliate links, or content that is not family friendly. Sponsored content is okay as long as the post itself is related to a positive lifestyle. Any post that does not follow these guidelines will be removed from the link up.
When can I post?
The Sunshine Life Blog Link Up will go live on Saturday and close the following Friday. You can post all week long, then post again for the next week! Times for the link up will be listed in Central Standard Time (CST).
I’ll be sharing my favorite posts of the prior week’s link up in the current link up. By submitting your post to this link up you’re giving me permission to link back to your featured post and use one of your pinnable images for the announcement of the featured post. Don’t forget to grab this button for your blog if you are featured!
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Spread some Sunshine
Since you’re sharing your positive life moments with all of us and will probably gain a bit of traffic, social shares and maybe even some comments on your post, it would be great if you could pay it forward and visit a few of your fellow bloggers who link up. This will be a great community and it will be enhanced if we’re all getting to know each other better.
Remember to also share the love of the link up! The more people who know about the Sunshine Life Blog Link Up, the more people who will visit and discover new blogs and the more bloggers who will come to participate and shout out the link up resulting in exponential exposure for your posts! Now that’s a ray of sunshine!
You can share this link up by sharing it on social media and by grabbing the button below and adding it to your sidebar and/or on the posts you share in the link up. The button isn’t a requirement, but it will give you higher priority for being the featured post and it will be a great way to spread the word about the link up.
That takes care of the details, let’s link up! Thanks for joining us!
Have fun, smile and let’s get social!