It Takes Two + The Crew
Shut it down!
A fresh start to each day starts the night before...
At the German residence, I like to call it a community clean. This is a nightly task where we all pitch in to tidy up (and shut down) the kitchen and common areas before headed to bedrooms. It's great because it aids in common areas staying clean and renewed ahead of a new day of use. It also cuts down cleaning time. On average, it takes about 30-45 minutes to clean and shut down common areas. Lighten the load and start utilizing this directly after dinner!
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Explore nature and take in picturesque views
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This is my house goal of 2021!
Decluttering and creating order are two of the most freeing goals you can accomplish in your space! Get started in 5 steps:
1. Sort through and discard unneeded papers.
2. Throw away broken items (enough of saying you'll get around to fixing it. Just let it go!
3.Create a list of items that need an organization aid and note what you currently have.
4.Give away clothing you haven't worn in more than a year.
5. List important items in each room and make a plan to rehome what doesn't need to be on display but is a keeper.
Starting with these allows you to get rid of the clutter so you can see and think clearly on storage and organization solutions for remaining item. The more specific you get, the more likely it will stay tidy!
Give them flowers while they're here...
Often times, we allow the hustle and bustle to consume our daily thoughts and activities. As mundane as this may become, we should never become complacent with showing those we love how much they actually mean. Letting your spouse know how much they matter and showing them how special they are beyond holidays may be the push they need to feel like they can continue. We pay attention to all the details when we are dating but quickly recategorize our mates once we've been in the relationship for a while. Let's go harder with showing our mates what they mean and reaffirm to reignite the burn!
Routine to Reality
...because spontaneity sounds good but is not always poppin' in the hood!
This is one of the biggest struggles in our house. We are incredibly busy and no time seems to ever just present itself like the "right time". We have a nosy preteen, a newly needy middle and an infant that's not planning to loosen the reigns any time soon. While my husband always wants it to be spontaneous, he also fusses about frequency. Through experience, I have realized you can't have both 365. I am realistic and deem it necessary to plan. Guess what? Alexas for the win!! Sometimes its best to plan until you reach a new level of flexibility. You can Make intimacy a priority and schedule it until you're out of the woods. If you leave it to chance, those chances could become slim to none. What starts as routine becomes reality and increases in importance. I
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Petty can feel rewarding but productive progress is where it's at!
Sometimes, arguments can become so frustrating that you resort to being childish or hitting below the belt. The goal is to always aim for the Michelle Obama "Go High" but getting your point across becomes the focal point when you're seeing red; which can initiate the gloves coming off. Arguments and "heated discussions" WILL happen and how we go about them can be strengthening IF you:
Address the issue and not everything under the moon that you've been building up.
Remember that you are on the same team!
Listen to understand not to respond
Acknowledge and stress value in your partner's feelings.
Keep communicating until you get to the solutions phase of the conversation!
Top ways to #SimplifyandOrganize as a family!
Stay on Task!
BLACK HISTORY is so vital to progression. In fragile times, the black community continues to suffer injustices with little consequence.
Consistency and unity is vital in forward movement.
Strive to learn, support, give and love each other. Educate your children on those who have stood for equality and others that continue to drive change.
Easter Fun for Everyone!
The holidays may have changed but celebration doesn't have to end!
Small gatherings are intimate and can be more fun! Some fun festivities to enjoy are:
The togetherness matters more than ever. Create memories that will last and bonds that grow stronger. Start creating your traditions today!