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My name is Jessica but you can call me Jess if you'd like. I am 32 years old, younger at heart, artistic, crafty and I am a down to earth woman who wears her heart on her sleeve. I am also a Mother of 5 beautiful children, from 9 months up to 12 years old. I love being a Mom. I am married to the love of my life; almost 13 years now. It has been a long hard road with many wonderful memories in between. The last 13 years has truly been full of learning for me. As hard as life has been, I wouldn't trade any of it because I would miss out on all the beautiful moments I got to experience with my family. 

Sunday Morning Coffee

You get up fairly early in the morning. Start the coffee pot and hope you get at least 30 minutes to yourself. Taking in the aroma of the coffee and opening up the portals of your here the pitter patter of tiny foot steps coming toward you. Hair sticking up on the top of his little sweet head, sleepy eyes and little arms reaching up to you. I love his morning hugs and even those sweet morning breath kisses. His little voice low saying, "Mommy I tirsty." Before I can get my first cup of coffee it is time to tend to the little one. I reach for the Spiderman cup and he says, "Mommy I am hungry." His voice is louder now. Time to make breakfast. The girls will be up soon. 

Everyone wants cereal. Fine by me. Have you realized yet that I don't do mornings? My mind has still not woken up. Oldest child spills milk all over table. This is when she forgets how to clean up. But it's okay. I got this. Count to ten....done. Getting the dishes done now. Such a monotonous task. Small messy haired child says he is done. As I gather up cereal bowls I noticed he forgot to mention his little mess. Well gosh child thanks for believing that Momma has this! Always something to clean up. Counting again...

It's Sunday morning and I have a list of things to do. This is my day to prepare myself for the new week ahead. Cleaning, meal planning (well my attempt at it) and figuring out what we will learn this week. I make a list and hope to check off each thing before the day is over. Instead of cleaning one room at a time, I try to do everything at once. Everything looks messier than when I started. "Oh well." I clean and organize and the kids do chip in here and there. I like to give them their freedom on Sunday.

 They choose to write stories and make a book. Right now they are looking for portals to another universe. This other universe is where dragons live. They have to figure out how to open these portals so they can be the first to discover these magnificent creatures. A combination of Minecraft and the movie, How to Train Your Dragon. I love these kids. I want to be just like them when I grow up. Unfortunately, I already did. So who learned something today? Mommy did. She learned a little more patience in the morning, she stopped what she was doing and enjoyed her kids playing in their own world. A world that most of us has forgotten since we "grew up." 

Not everything on my Sunday list got checked off. It never really goes as planned. But that's okay. Tomorrow is another day. I finished most of the cleaning, did a little writing, fed the family and enjoyed the rest of our evening outside. Sometimes a plan, "our" plan isn't the best one but at least I used my time for them. Because at the end of the day what is most important is them. They remind me every day that life really is that simple. We just make it difficult for ourselves. So, enjoy the time you have with your kids before they grow up and make a family of their own. 

I hope you all had a wonderful, time well spent weekend! Don't forget to enjoy the moment with those little ones. Here's to a new week!

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Thieves Laundry Soap by Young Living Oils

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Good Monday everyone! Can you believe I am writing another blog post so soon? Haha yes! After weeks of feeling in no mood to write or anything for that matter, here I am sharing another great review with you. It is true that so far I have not had one bad product experience that I have wrote for you. I would think that is an amazingly great thing. I just want you to know that each review and post I make is my complete and honest opinion.
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I stumbled upon a really cool homemade paint recipe.....
You see, my kids love to paint so much that it was starting to get expensive. Acrylics, watercolors, the list goes on. Young kids don't usually care about they type of paint. They just want to have fun and be creative!
So like I said I stumbled upon this great, simple and cheap paint recipe. With ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen. Can't get any better than that ;)

Check below for this simple recipe....
Here is what you need:
1 Cup Salt 1 Cup Flour 1 Cup Water Food coloring Jars are squeeze bottles.
That is it! You mix those well together and you have paint! I made four batches so the kids could have four colors! Fun to make and fun for the kids to use :)

Preparing to mix...

Once you have all the colors prepared just pour into jars or squeeze bottles. Really, you can use just about anything to store it in.

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