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Monday Communiqué: 05/22/2017

Monday Communiqué: 05/22/2017

Welcome to a new week! I hope you found some time on the weekend to recharge and rest, spend some time alone and with friends and family, and step into this week feeling ready and energized!

I'm starting my morning reviewing my to do list, calendar, doing a quick financial check and about to make baby breakfast!

This Week on the Blog

Wednesday - This Wednesday I'll be posting an article called "How I Manage Our Finances". I'll go into how we budget, what tools we use, daily tracking details and everything in between!

Friday - "Becoming Organized Part Four: Systems and Routines" will go live! This fourth part in my series will look into how to identify areas around your home that aren't working, develop a system for them and start the routines that will help get them accomplished every day. 

App Love

When I was using a paper planner, or a bullet journal, I used to love tracking my habits and seeing them grow. When I switched over to digital planning I couldn't find a way to do the same thing until about a year ago. I now use the "Way of Life" app to keep track of all my habits that I want to build. It's incredibly easy to add a habit you want to build, tap it to track it and then watch the green line grow! If you're looking for a way to build some good habits, I highly recommend you check it out!

Amazing Reading

Crafty! - I recently was asked if I knew any tips on how to make paper flowers. I've never made them myself before, but a scan of Pinterest and I found an amazing article from 'Ash and Crafts' on how to make these beautiful paper creations yourself! Check out this blog post "Paper Flower Backdrop" for step by step instructions!

Style Inspiration for the Week

My mind is on beachwear this week as we head into our Summer months! I'm on the search for a new swim suit a'la 1950's and some outfits for the beach! 

Video's of the Week

"Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes" - Passion, work, focus, persist, ideas, good, push and serve - the 8 words that serve as the secret that lead to success! Check out this quick 3 minute video by Richard St. John as he discusses these 8 words and how they can help you succeed. 

Decorating cupcakes and cakes isn't hard and you only need a couple of things to make your baked goods sparkle! Check out this youtube video on "5 Cupcake Icing Techniques" and try some out the next time you bake some cupcakes or a cake!

Today I'm sharing a clip of one of my all time favorite movies - "The Pink Panther" I absolutely love this movie! And I have been searching everywhere for the cape that Clouseau's wife (Capucine) wears at the beginning of the movie where she is escaping the police. She reverses a stunning cape from black to white to disguise her identity and I have been looking for it forever!

I hope you have an amazing week!

Lauren


My Weekend in Pictures!

My Husband made this amazing strawberry shortcake for a treat on Saturday night!

My Husband made this amazing strawberry shortcake for a treat on Saturday night!

A new tradition - Saturday afternoon cheese board <3 

A new tradition - Saturday afternoon cheese board <3 

My Husband BBQ'd this amazing steak! It will be good for two dinners so super cost effective!

My Husband BBQ'd this amazing steak! It will be good for two dinners so super cost effective!

This weekend I went bike riding for the first time in well over 20 years. Conqured that fear and enjoyed an amazing day with my little family!

This weekend I went bike riding for the first time in well over 20 years. Conqured that fear and enjoyed an amazing day with my little family!

An easy frozen treat for Amelia - frozen yogurt dots!

An easy frozen treat for Amelia - frozen yogurt dots!

Sunday pool side! Enjoying this weather and the solar heating in the pool!

Sunday pool side! Enjoying this weather and the solar heating in the pool!

How I Manage Our Finances

How I Manage Our Finances

Five Ways to Show Love to your Partner

Five Ways to Show Love to your Partner