Affirmations

I am a strong woman and I am full energy.

I am at peace with my inner self.

I am healthy and vibrant.

My home is my sanctuary.

I am a patient, loving parent.

I will love and relish each moment.

I am beautiful and I am a positive woman.

Today I will conquer the world.

Taking a step back

Hey there!

We’ve all had our days when we are on the right path and feeling the thrill when we cross off things on our to-do list. Especially when it feels like such a commitment, it still feels awesome to check it off.

Today, I am taking a step back from the following to do list:

  • Reading in the evening
  • Washing my face (so bad, I know!)
  • Picking out my outfit for tomorrow (ugh!)
  • Washing dishes (the worse one yet!)

It may sound petty and as some people would call it #firstworldproblems but this seriously affected me!

I didn’t read this evening because I was trolling on instagram and Pinterest on silly things when I could be feeding my brain with my most recent self-help book as opposed to figuring out how I am going to make zucchini and sweet potato fries. Sigh.

On the plus, I did read this morning. It still doesn’t change the fact that I missed my evening read train!

I didn’t wash my face because I didn’t feel like it. The worse part: today is apparently a blue moon for me because I ended up putting on foundation this morning, which I very seldom do and the one evening my face needs washing the most is the one evening I don’t do it. It’s like I’m asking for zits to please pop into my face!

Picking out an outfit for tomorrow is something I do almost every evening before bed. I can literally get up right now, set my blog posting down and pick out an outfit. I chose not to because I’m lazy and I’ve already done the trifecta of things I do daily, so what’s the point right? I did manage to pick out my son’s clothes for tomorrow, as always.

The good news (if I want to look at it in a positive way) is that I own less than 30 item of clothing. It will not be that stressful to pick out an outfit for tomorrow. It will take me less than five minutes.

Not doing the dishes is going to haunt me in my dreams tonight. A little bit of the dishes piled up today and it will take me no time at all to wash them and put them away, but today has been such a drag!

I’m not using the cold weather as an excuse. It’s just one of those days. People get them all the time. I am not even strict on my day to day schedule.

Another plus side: I did manage to work out, declutter a drawer and my closet (again).

Venting done!

Yoga

Yoga has been amazing so far! I’m stoked that yoga is back in my life. Very much needed for my mind, body and spirit.

I’ve had my yoga mat for about five years now. It’s the best yoga mat so far and I love how portable it is.

Enjoying this New Year resolution thing! I hope you enjoy yours too

Pulled Pork Potato Chips

If you have left over ribs from the night before make these delicious pulled pork potato chips!

Easy bakin’ delicious makin’!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Idaho potatoes
  • Left over rack of ribs or bacon bits
  • Sprinkled cheese
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

With the perfect potato slicer slice up all 2-3 potatoes and lay them on pan. Add olive oil, salt and pepper.

Place in oven for 10-15 minutes after oven reaches 400 degrees or until golden brown.

Turn off oven and sprinkle some cheese on each potato chip and place it back in the oven for another 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Add pulled pork or bacon and top it off with green onions and sour cream. I added cilantro as well and it’s exquisite!

Enjoy!