When I signed up Emily Ley's coaching webinar a few weeks ago, I took one major thing away (among many amazing tips, tricks, and advice about owning your own business), but this one is ringing true to me for so many reasons and I am slowly but surely trying to master it. There are times when I am having to tell myself to say no...say no to opportunities because they don't make sense right now, say no to clutter that fills up my day and takes away time that I need to work on other things, and say no to the things that don't make me happy. It's a constant battle, but I am going to win this one and I hope you will too!!
Two. Easter Basket Goodies
Instead of going all out this year with the girls' Easter baskets, I did something very simple AND useful. I bought them things they actually needed, and asked family to do the same. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE us some toys, but it's overwhelming and we just did a spring cleaning/inventory check and sent a bunch of items off to kids who need it more and that felt great. So, the Easter Bunny is taking a break from toys and such and is bringing swimsuits, coverups, sandals, Easter books, and Carson is getting her very own Jellycat (because she always tries to steal her sisters). Simple, easy fun little presents for two very sweet babes!
easter egg by trixietat on Polyvore
Three. Lent Challenge
I've got a little more than a week to go my friends, but I can't lie, this challenge has been a struggle. It's sad that I have struggled with this sacrifice more than some of the others I have done in the past, but that's what Lent is about, right?? My challenge to not shop has allowed me to do things for others and has allowed me to not be so focused on spending unnecessary money on random things that fill my closet with clutter (i.e. back to #1 with the "just because I can, doesn't mean I should" mentality). However, with all this being said, stores better watch out the Monday after Easter because this mama needs to do some major shopping for vacation attire. The family beach trip is a month away and I have been pregnant the past two springs so I am in desperate need of new clothes and swimwear.
Four. Major Spring Weekend
The weatherman says it's going to be a glorious weekend here in Nashville and I am giddy with excitement. We've got plans for cooking out as much as possible, working on the yard to stock up on herbs, ferns for the front porch, planter boxes, and all sorts of goodies to test out CC's green thumb (my little gardening assistant), major stroller action at the park, and then watching the Masters with friends on Sunday. These are the weekends that make for the best memories!!
Five. A Big Thank You
Sugar Bit has been open a little more than a week now and I can't say enough thanks for all your kind words about the site, shop, and for everyone that has already placed orders with us. It's been so much fun seeing this through to fruition and it's been everything I hoped AND more. And just to say a big THANK YOU to all my blogging friends/family, I want to offer 10% off you order for the next week because without your support, none of this would be possible. Simply insert the discount code "READYSETSHOP" in at checkout to save 10%...easy peasy. So many fun things coming up so stay tuned!! I promise to try to balance my personal blog and keep on posting the things I've always talked about, but I can't help but share this new venture too, as it is a huge piece of my life...I hope you'll forgive me in advance.
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