How I currently organize my life


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Hi everyone! So up until mid March I was using my iPhone calendar as a planner. It has worked great even now, but I wanted to find a place to jot down all the meals that I would be cooking for the week, shopping lists and more. I found this amazing print-out online at www.thegraciouswife.com and that’s what I’ve been using ever since! It’s awesome and so colorfully cute! This planner has literally saved me. Here’s a link to it!

Home Management Binder – FREE Printables

As far as my cooking schedule…Now that I’ve got every meal of everyday of the week written down, I don’t struggle trying to figure out what to cook when the time comes. And even if I don’t cook the meal that I had written down for that day because I don’t have the ingredients, all I have to do is look at another day’s meal that includes ingredients that I do have and cook that! That right there is priceless! Then I just write down the things I was missing in the Grocery List it comes with and take that with me on my next grocery run.

I still use my iPhone calendar as a back-up, but this Home Management Binder is my go-to-planner everyday! I hope this is useful for all of you! It most definitely was for me! Share with me what you use to organize your life. I know it can be hectic being a mommy, but I would like to hear your ideas on organization! Well thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.

 

 

 

At-Home Newborn Photo Session

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Hi everyone! As I’m sure not many of you know, I used to do some photography work on the side. I worked with Portraits, Maternity, Smash-Cakes, Quinceañeras, Engagements and Weddings. I wasn’t getting much work in my later days and it sorta died out. I still have my camera and some equipment that I kept. I was looking at some YouTube videos yesterday on how to photograph a newborn at home. All the tutorials said that the best time to photograph a newborn was between 5 and 10 days! My daughter is almost 3 weeks old, but I really wanted to at least attempt to take them. She doesn’t have many “deep sleeps” during the day so I knew it would be a challenge. So I set up my room and took some photos. She looked adorable.

Here’s how I did it! I ran 2 heaters to make my baby nice and warm even with only a diaper. I grabbed a boppy pillow and set it on the bed. I set a large cardboard box on my bed and leaned it on the wall. 08I took a white blanket and stretched that over the bed on top of the boppy pillow and pulled up over the box. Next I put my baby on top of the boppy pillow and posed her and kept my hands on her until she fell asleep. My husband grabbed the diffused light and turned it on and I took the pictures. It took us about 30 minutes which I thought it was not bad considering it was the first time I do these types of photos. And we pretty much ended up in sweat because of the heaters lol!

My husband took a small video of the ordeal and I’ve linked it for you all to see! Have you ever tried to take “at-home” pictures? Please tell me how it went! Thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.


 

My First Post

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Hi everyone! Well as you can see by the title of this post, this is my first post ever on this blog. I’m a 28 year old mommy of 2, pregnant with my 3rd (about to pop). I’ve been married to a Godly man for 6 years now and I stay home with the kids as he works hard to make it happen for us. I’m really excited to begin this blogging journey with you all and as I am a stay at home mom trying to balance it all, like many of you, I want to share that journey with you. Not only that, but in the process I hope we can connect and share tips (and more) about being sahms, or simply moms. I am no expert of a mommy, if anything I am far from it, but I’m willing to experience it and share it with you all.  I will be posting 2-3 times a week or more, depending on how busy I am. I feel like this will push me to have some sort of constant motivation. I wanted something to call my own (besides my kids and hubby lol). Alright well I guess that’s all for today. Please share with me your blogs by adding links to them in the comments and let me know what your motivation was to begin one. Also any tips you may have for me since I’m a newbie!
xoxo Jenni C