Currently – December 2019

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of the month and end of the year no less. I have another post coming as a re-cap of the year, but let’s just say there are a lot of mixed feelings with this year ending.

This past month has been both chaotic and quiet. Work was chaotic…completely chaotic. Home life felt pretty quiet. For once in our life we were actually ahead of the game for Christmas shopping (thank you Amazon!). I was even in the mood to bake a couple batches of cookies, which is pretty rare. We also welcomed a new little baby nephew to our family. I was so excited to finally meet him last week! I’ve had my share of baby snuggles, which makes me one happy auntie. Christmas came and it’s suddenly over, just like that.

Anyway…here’s what we’ve been up to this month.

Currently Watching

I think we’ve watched a bit of everything this month! Amazon Prime had a Hallmark quality Christmas movie, “Snowed-Inn Christmas”, which I was not at all disappointed to watch. Of course there is a big cheese factor to these Santa Christmas movies, but it was kinda cute.

On Disney Plus, Mikey and I are watching “The Mandalorian” and Gryffin watched Mickey Mouse’s “Once Upon a Christmas” and “Twice Upon a Christmas” a couple times.

Currently Reading

Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World that Loves to Be Noticed by Sara Hagerty

I’m still not done with this one. This is a book that I just can’t listen to for hours at a time because I really want what she’s saying to sink in. I’ve had to re-check it out twice and I’m pretty sure I might have to make it 3 times, but I’m getting there.

Currently Making/Baking

Ooooh I have been making and baking up a storm! Well…a storm for me might be more like a sprinkle to others.

For cookies, I made these Andes Mint Cookies by Six Sisters Stuff

PC: Six Sister Stuff

I found this recipe via Pinterest years ago and I’ve made them almost every year since. It’s probably the easiest cookie recipe ever. They are so soft and minty and yuummmy.

I also made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction

PC: Sally’s Baking Addiction

I have talked about these cookies a few times on my blog because they are just so darn good! If you love pumpkin and love chocolate, then goooo make these cookies!

In the none-sweet world, I have also made Pozole. I use a recipe that was handed down from a friend – my favorite kind of recipe! We recently won a Ninja Foodie and it’s quickly becoming my best friend. I used it on this recipe and it turned out so, so good! It’s on my to-do list to take a pic and put the recipe on my blog. It’s rich and spicy in flavor and delicious!

Current Obsession

I actually don’t have anything to share this month here. My focus has been on family and spending time with them…everything else has faded in the background and I’m definitely more than okay with that.


I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the rest of the month…all 2 days of it! :)

Much Love,


My Thoughts and Struggle with Self-Discipline

“Adulting is hard”. We’ve all heard the phrase. You know…cause it’s a problem for us “millennials”. But really, self-discipline and mounting responsibility is difficult for all of us at any age.

Some people are really great with routines and schedules and have no problem sticking to them, but if you’re like me, while the idea sounds great and wonderful, creating and maintaining those habits is a hard task.

After struggling for the past couple weeks trying to get to bed on time, wake up on time, pick up the house, workout, etc., it didn’t take long for me to realize that I have an awful case of the “I don’t wanna’s” – I don’t wanna workout, I don’t wanna clean the house, I don’t wanna get up…

In the moment, I don’t realize my adult self is acting like a 2 year old. I have become an expert at coming up with logical reasons and excuses to do not the responsible thing.

I figured after becoming a mom that I would be immune to behavior like this. Clearly that is not the case and in some ways it’s gotten worse. I’m incredibly embarrassed to admit this.

My drive is lacking these days. I think part of it is that I’m in a crazy cycle. I stay up late and I wake up tired. I manage to make it through the day only to find that the struggle continues on and on, every day, and every night.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on how I can break this cycle and I’ve come up with a small plan of action and I think it can be applicable to many situations. Here it is…

~ Start Small

Focus on the one thing that is the most important and go from there.

For me, my #1 priority is going to bed on time and waking up on time. The rest can come later.

~ Be Intentional

You have to think, plan, and take action for what you want to acheive.

This means I have to think and plan around my bedtime. If I want my light out at 10:00 then I better get ready for bed well before 9:59.

~ Sheer Determination

You have to make to make up your mind, right here and right now, that you’re going to _____ (fill in the blank)

I could do everything leading up to my bedtime, but when it comes down to it, I’m still faced with a choice – am I going to shut off light or am I going to say “just 5 more minutes”? I need that sheer determination that I will do this, even if I don’t feel like it.

~ Don’t give up

This is what makes it a routine and helps you do this each and every day. Try, try, and try again until it sticks.

~ Have an Accountability Partner or Mentor

Having someone come along aside you and encourage you is huge! Maybe you know someone else who is struggling with the same problem and you can hold each other accountable- or better yet, maybe you know someone who is really great at achieving what you’re struggling with and is able to help coach you through it.

~ Prayer

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always include God with the small and seemingly insignificant parts of my life. I got to thinking though, God CARES about the small and insignificant parts of our lives. God is in the details both big and small and he wants to be involved with all that we do, not just in the really important parts. Definitely commit it to Him.


If you struggle with your daily tasks and routines, you’re not alone. I would love to know your thoughts on the issues of adulthood and the struggle of responsibility.

Much Love,