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Anti-Procrastination Update {9-18-18}

ANTI-PROCRASTINATION a mug and fall oil blends.

 

In this space of Anti-Procrastination Updates, I will periodically share with you all the things–things that are important to me, things I want to get to, and things that help make life purposeful and meaningful.

I will share items I love that I would share in a conversation with my sisters or a close friend, and give a brief update on life and speak whatever is on my heart and in my head at the moment.

 

THIS ONE LIFE I GET TO LIVE

It is getting close to fall season and I am giddy about it! I’ve been delighting in looking up during my daily walks as yellow, orange and red leaves fall from the sky like floating confetti.

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Anti-Procrastination Update {8-21-18}

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Did you see what my awesome kids did for me? Our living room walls were the golden yellow (similar to the hue of that chair in the above picture) and I have been wanting to change it for a few years now.

My Teagan and her guy gifted me with new walls, for no special reason other than to show love to me.

I chose Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams and just love how light reflects off of it.

Did you know that paint has an LRV (light reflective value) level? LRV is defined on a scale from one to 100…the higher the number the more light it reflects.

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Anti-Procrastination Update {8-7-18}

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Do you feel it? Summer is flying by and here comes fall! I cannot believe it.

The summer has been satisfying for me and I feel proud of what I have learned and accomplished.

I learned how to be fluid with my work schedule, releasing it to what is MOST important (my girls and their needs) but at the same time working hard when I do get the moments to buckle down and work!

Did you notice this site got a little facelift? It should look familiar but a bit more modern and user-friendly.

It was a lot of behind-the-scenes work and I am so very thankful it is pretty much done! Thank you to Laurie Cosgrove of Laurie Cosgrove Design and Dan King of Fistbump Media.

My site might look nice and tidy, but the rest of my life has not been without a little inner chaos this summer. I am breathing much more easily after learning that a biopsy was benign yesterday.

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Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update and Goals {6.4.18}

Fruit salad

Weekly Update

I’m slowly but surely getting into a summer routine. It is a very flexible one, but that is just fine during the summer. I love routine because a bit of structure helps to make sure the things that are important get done, but I am also enjoying the freedom that a summer schedule brings.

My Avery has soccer conditioning at her school 3 mornings a week, so I find myself unexpectledly driving to her high school even though it is summer break! It is a great workout for her, a chance to see her teammates, and it gives our week some structure, so it is a positive thing and I am taking advantage of it.

Those 3 days I am waking early to write and do admin work from 6-9, then while she is at soccer conditioning I have been going to the gym, to take advantage of the forced structure of our week. It is working well, and 2 of the 3 days I take a yoga class that my gym offers.

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ANTI-PROCRASTINATION/ FAMILY/ Holidays/Parties/ Kids/Family

Graduation Open House Party + Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update

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Last AP Weekly update I was talking about prom. Now I’m sharing about our graduation open house party!

This life of teenagers is a full one, and we are experiencing so many milestones all at once. It is crazy busy, but I’m finding pockets of time to slow, inhale and recognize how precious all of these moments are.

water dispenser with fruited water on a table with confetti

white globes hanging from a tree for photobooth backdrop

We celebrated our Teagan’s upcoming graduation and along with her 2 cousins who are also seniors this year. I had such a great time planning this party! It was a joint effort with my amazing sisters-in-law’s! We made a great team.

My wonderful Mother-in-Law opened up their home and hosted the party for us, which was no small gesture as we planned for 200-300 people to come.

pallet with pictures hanging on it for a graduation open house

table with items to celebrate a graduation open house

There was much planning to do, from figuring out parking (my 2 nephews on scooters did the job beautifully and made me smile while watching them) to seating, tables, tablecloths, flowers, grad tables desserts, food & decor.

It was so much fun but I must be honest and say I’m relieved it is over and needed a slow Mother’s Day to recover, which thankfully I got!

macarons and desserts on a decorated table

tray of macarons on a dessert table

My favorite part of the day was watching our Teagan welcome her guests so graciously and with poise. I could go on and on about the emotions I felt throughout the day, and may just write another post about how felt that day and also how we planned the party.  Let me know in the comments if you are interested in this!

 

Weekly Update

#NNThankful Challenge

I am going to keep the #nnthankful challenge going because it changes me!

It forces me to stay present, see all the beauty in the busy, have a slow mindset and notice all there is to be thankful for. It also gives the best mood boost!

Join me? Use the #nnthankful anytime you post something you are thankful for on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I will see your posts and it will let me know I’m in good company with finding my thankful in the busy seasons of life! I will also feature some of my favorites on my Instagram stories.

 

Anti-Procrastination Free Printable

A Visual Encouragement to Reach Your Goals

 

Anti-Procrastination Free Printable

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Weekly Goals

MEAL PLAN — grocery list +5 meals

DATES — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

DO A PIN — The Well Organized Linen Closet

 

stacks of linens organized on shelves in closet

 

Daily Personal Health Goals

SPIRITUAL — journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

MOVE BODY — walk/jog; yoga or strength training; Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor

HYDRATE & NUTRIENTS — water (80 oz a day); leafy greens & berries, vitamins, powdered greens, seeds

READING — Dr. Fuhrman’s Super Immunity,

HOME GOALS — everyday home chore systems to keep my home clean in minutes a day.

 

Photograph of a senior and geometric planter

Favorite Things

Did you see my post from last week called Creating a Spring & Summer Hygge Home?

I shared all my favorite items to create Hygge ( a Danish term that is defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”) and gathered them all into a Maven board for you!

You can purchase them through the board which will give me a small kickback, or you can find them at your local Shopko.

Recipes Goals

Recipes I Want To Make This Week

Eat All Week Chopped Vegetable Salad

Spaghetti with Zoodles

Detox Rainbow Rollups Dipped in Peanut Sauce

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole

Pesto Chicken Kabobs

‘Cheesy’ Kale Chips

Pancakes & Eggs for Dinner

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Lemon Bar Fat Bombs

Best Lemon Balsamic Lentil Salad

Watch my Instagram Stories to see some of these recipes. I often capture my cooking process!

 

Essential Oil Recipe of The Week

Rocky Mountain Oils are my oils of choice. I just love them–their scent is so pure and I really appreciate the free shipping!

My favorite spring blend for the diffuser:

2 drops lavender 

2 drops lemon 

2 drops peppermint 

 

Weekly/Bi-Weekly Staple Recipes

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Quinoa

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Black Beans

Restaurant Style Salsa

Stove Top Granola

Homemade Almond Butter

 


WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

Are you on Pinterest? Share a favorite pin you want to accomplish.

ANTI-PROCRASTINATION

Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update and Goals

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Weekly Update

It was prom week in the Bowman household! Did you seem my beauties on Instagram? It was so fun being a part of getting them ready. I am always the hair stylist and the photographer. Did you know I went to Cosmetology school and worked in a salon before having kids?  I always thought about doing my own girls hair for prom back in my hair stylist days, and now it has happened several times over.

 

Speaking of busy…

…Ya’ll. I’m up to my ears in Graduation plans. My Teagan is graduating and I still can’t believe it! Her open house is 2 weeks away and my to-do list has things on it like:

  • Order wallet size senior pictures + 1 – 5×7 and 2 – 8×10
  • Price lemonade
  • Rent 40 white wooden folding chairs
  • Reserve tablecloths
  • Text Grandparents and fill them in on grad plans
  • Update Qdoba catering order
  • BE PRESENT IN THE MOMENTS

It has been a constant battle to keep living slow and in the moment. Long to-do lists and planning can make it hard to stay in the present and in a good mood! That is one reason I started the #nnthankful challenge.

It forces me to stay present, see all the beauty in the busy, have a slow mindset and notice all there is to be thankful for. It also gives the best mood boost, which I’m noticing already, just after a week of looking for my thankful. There are so many things!

Join me? Use the #nnthankful anytime you post something you are thankful for on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I will see your posts and it will let me know I’m in good company with finding my thankful in the busy seasons of life!

 

Anti-Procrastination Free Printable

A Visual Encouragement to Reach Your Goals

 

Anti-Procrastination Free Printable

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Weekly Goals

MEAL PLAN — grocery list +5 meals

DATES — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

DO A PIN — I’m getting this haircut done today and a few highlights added around my face. Yay!

 

 

Daily Personal Health Goals

SPIRITUAL — journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

MOVE BODY — walk/jog; yoga or strength training; Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor

HYDRATE & NUTRIENTS — water (80 oz a day); leafy greens & berries, vitamins, powdered greens, seeds

READING — Dr. Fuhrman’s Super Immunity

HOME GOALS — everyday home chore systems to keep my home clean in minutes a day.

 

Favorite Things

 

Physicians Formula Organic 100% Natural Origin CC Cream

I have yet to change all my makeup to organic, but have been using this Physicians Formula Organic CC Cream foundation for a couple of years and like it. I decided it is a good start as it covers most of my face, and the rest of my makeup sits on top of it. This gives a dewy finish which I like as my skin is maturing.

 

Burt Bees Natural Tinted Lip Moisturizer

I have been having more days where I keep a full face of makeup off, and just put essential oils on my face for a healthy natural glow.

This Burt Bees Natural Tinted Lip Moisturizer is great lip balm and has just a hint of color. On bare face days, if I’m feeling a bit pale and tired I will even use a touch of this lip moisturizer on my cheeks as a quick cream blush.

 

finely chopped vegetables in a glass bowl

 

Recipes Goals

Recipes I Want To Make This Week

Eat All Week Chopped Vegetable Salad

Easy French Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Spaghetti with Zoodles

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Energy Balls

4 Ingredient Homemade Protein Bars

Seasoned Lentils

Watch my Instagram Stories to see some of these recipes. I often capture my cooking process!

 

Essential Oil Recipe of The Week

Rocky Mountain Oils are my oils of choice. I just love them–their scent is so pure and I really appreciate the free shipping!

 

Focus Blend

This week my featured essential oils blend recipe is a bit different. It is for a roller bottle instead of a diffuser. I love rolling this on my wrists or temples when I need some extra focus while working.

5 drops Peppermint

5 drops Orange

Carrier oil of choice.

Put drops in a 10 ml roller bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil of choice – jojoba oil, almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil etc). I used jojoba oil. Add top of the bottle and shake to mix. Roll away (on temples, neck, wrists or behind ears) when focus is needed. Need a diffuser? This is my fav essential oils diffuser!

 

Weekly/Bi-Weekly Staple Recipes

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Quinoa

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Black Beans

Restaurant Style Salsa

Stove Top Granola

Homemade Almond Butter

 


WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

Are you on Pinterest? Share a favorite pin you want to accomplish.

 

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Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update & Goals

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Weekly Update

I’ve been hit by the spring cleaning bug! The problem is, I need to organize and declutter before I can do deep cleaning. Well, today is the day. The sun is shining and I am finally motivated to hit an area of our home that just keeps collecting clutter.

We have a landing area in our upstairs.  I have to walk through it to get to my bedroom, and it is a disaster. I have not been able to clear it completely since we cleaned out our office room and gave it to our oldest daughter, Teagan.

She needed some extra space, and as the office was connected to her room, it made sense to give up our home office. She now has both rooms and I now have a whole bunch of clutter from our old office that I must get rid of or find a new home for.

Ya’ll. I cannot wait to have this DONE. I would do a before and after picture, but seriously, I am too prideful! It is that bad.

I sent a photo to my sister over Snapchat and she laughed at me. {Insert laughy face emoji here}

Ugh, why oh why do I procrastinate? I’m going to obey my own free printable below and Be Encouraged, Be Inspired, and GET SOMETHING DONE!

 

Anti-Procrastination Free Printable

A Visual Encouragement to Reach Your Goals

 

Anti-Procrastination Free Printable

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Weekly Goals

MEAL PLAN — grocery list +5 meals

DATES — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

DO A PIN — I want to do this in our sunroom!

 

Inspiration for sunroom, now to not pr

 

Daily Personal Health Goals

SPIRITUAL — journal, Scripture, pray, meditate

MOVE BODY — walk/jog; yoga or strength training; Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor

HYDRATE & NUTRIENTS — water (80 oz a day); leafy greens & berries, vitamins, powdered greens, seeds

READING — Dr. Fuhrman’s Super Immunity   Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood

HOME GOALS — everyday home chore systems to keep my home clean in minutes a day.

 

Favorite Things

Vitamix Professional Series Brushed Silver

We use the amazing Vitamix kitchen appliance several times a day. Our whole family uses it and I really can’t imagine not having a high-speed blender! We use it for smoothies and making homemade almond butter, pureeing soups and making homemade salad dressings.

 

Whole Earth Stevia + Monk Fruit Sweetener

I first tried this Whole Earth Sweetener when I ordered an iced green tea at Starbucks. I was pleasantly surprised that they offered a healthy sugar substitute. I have struggled with stevia because it tastes bitter to me, so when I saw that this brand added monk fruit to it, I was hopeful.

Let me tell you, I love this! No bitterness. It is so sweet that I only use half a package. I bought some on Amazon and I know these little packets will last me a long time! So easy to throw in my purse!

 

Burt Bees Natural Tinted Lip Moisturizer

I have been having more days where I keep a full face of makeup off, and just put essential oils on my face for a healthy natural glow.

This Burt Bees Natural Tinted Lip Moisturizer is great lip balm and has just a hint of color. On bare face days, if I’m feeling a bit pale and tired I will even use a touch of this lip moisturizer on my cheeks as a quick cream blush.

 

Paderno Veggie Spiralizer

I will have some posts coming up to show you how we have been spiralizing using the Paderno Veggie Spiralizer and eating a rainbow of veg! In the meantime, follow along on Instagram, and check out my ‘food prep’ highlights. You will see examples of me spiralizing away, and see how pretty it all looks stored in jars in my refrigerator.

 

Recipes Goals

Recipes I Want To Make This Week

Tortellini Minestrone

Bruschetta Chicken

Quick Korean Beef over Rice

Cranberry Walnut Salad

Easy French Lentil Soup

Spaghetti with Zoodles

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Energy Balls

4 Ingredient Homemade Protein Bars

Seasoned Lentils

Watch my Instagram Stories to see some of these recipes. I often capture my cooking process!

 

Essential Oil Recipe of The Week

Rocky Mountain Oils are my oils of choice. I just love them–their scent is so pure and I really appreciate the free shipping!

 

Focus Blend

This week my featured essential oils blend recipe is a bit different. It is for a roller bottle instead of a diffuser. I love rolling this on my wrists or temples when I need some extra focus while working.

 

5 drops Peppermint

5 drops Orange

Carrier oil of choice.

Put drops in a 10 ml roller bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil of choice – jojoba oil, almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil etc). I used jojoba oil. Add top of the bottle and shake to mix. Roll away (on temples, neck, wrists or behind ears) when focus is needed.

 

Need a diffuser? This is my fav essential oils diffuser!

 

Weekly/Bi-Weekly Staple Recipes

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Quinoa

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Black Beans

Restaurant Style Salsa

Stove Top Granola

Homemade Almond Butter

 


WHAT ABOUT YOU?

What are you wanting to get done this week?

What recipes are you planning on making?

Are you on Pinterest? Share a favorite pin you want to accomplish.

 

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