3 Time Saving Tips

Time Saving Tips
I am so excited to be posting along side Patty from MakeItCozee today! We’ve been wanting to share some ways in which we are able shave off some time in our weekly routines. So here it goes…

>> 1. Make a GAME PLAN >>
What was helpful to me was listing out all the things I need to accomplish within my week. So mine would be cooking, cleaning, packing lunch for myself and hubby, working out, my teaching job, to list a few. Then I  would figure out which of these things can be done ahead of time or which of these things can I prep for ahead of time. Lastly, I get my calendar and try to figure out when in my schedule things can get done. Now some people invest in cool planners, as for me what I found that works is Google Calendar. I have a calendar for work and for personal life. On my iPhoneI have my work calendar, my personal calendar, and even hubby’s work calendar all synced on my phone. This has been a huge help to both of us when making plans (plus we are aware of each other’s work load).

>> 2. Make a ROUTINE >>
Once I figure out my game plan and prioritize all the things I get done I figure out a routine.

Cooking: I have found meal prepping to be very helpful (to be honest it is a lifesaver). I find one day in the week to go grocery shopping and meal prep (this is usually Sundays).

Cleaning: I create my own weekly cleaning schedule. I stress the importance of creating your own, because for some people the pre-made ones you find on pinterest work, however I find that most of those are for stay at home moms. I found myself stressing out because I couldn’t get everything done on that list. Instead what I did was create my own weekly cleaning routine and made it reasonable for what fit in my life/schedule. I grabbed this free planner from Pinterest and I love it!

Daily Routine: On the free planner I mentioned above, I also pencil in my work outs for the week and other tasks I need to get done for that day.

>> 3. Make a LIST >>
Now if you are like me I love making lists! However, sometimes I write really long lists and I get discouraged. I have found myself to make several smaller lists. For example I have my grocery list. And then I create a daily list (of things to do). I keep it to no more than 5-7 things (the smaller the better). Then I also create a reward system for myself that once I accomplish everything on my list I reward myself! That reward could be a treat or simply could be watching youtube!

Now by no means will I tell you that I am an expert in these things however I am a work in progress. I find that the times that I do stick to these things not only do I save time but also money. Then the most gratifying reward from following these tips is the feeling of accomplishment! Let me know what your Time Saving tips are, I’d love to hear them. Also, do not forget to stop by MakeItCozee to check out Patty’s Time Saving Tips!

Stay tuned for my Cleaning Routine!

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Spring Favorites

Spring FavoritesWhy hello everyone! I cannot even believe that half the month has passed and I haven’t blogged. Well in reality I can believe it because the hubby and I have been in and out of hospitals visiting family and friends and of course balancing working. The past few weeks has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. As the past few weeks have been eventful we will have the busiest few days but nonetheless I want to share with you all some of my recent favorites along with Patty, so be sure to check out  Patty’s favorites on Make It Cozee.

Pretty in Pink: Here is my favorite necklace and nail polish. I recently had a function to go to and I paired these two with a simple black dress with pumps. It sure made a statement!
Necklace: Forever 21; Nail Polish: Rite Aid- Julie G

SPRING - Jewelry

Knock Off: I’ve always wanted a beauty blender but can never convince myself to pay $20 for a sponge. I found this for $2.50 and I was sold! I know it isn’t the original but it does the job!
Make Up Sponge: Forever 21

SPRING Beauty

2fer Sandals: Recently my black and brown sandals broke relatively at the same time. I saw these at Target and I was sold! Black and brown sandals 2 in 1… SCORE! However I recently found out I may have plantar fasciitis so these sandals aren’t exactly doctor prescribed.
Sandals: Target

Sandals

Totes Ma’Goats: If you know me I love big bags. Honestly my hubby hates it (because he can never find his things in it). But I love it because everything just fits! Every year my youngest aunt (basically the older sister I never had) on my mom’s side, gives me a purse every year for Christmas or birthday. I love the way she thinks because I get this rotation of purses going on, plus she has good taste! She has never given me a purse I did not like.
This was a gift so I don’t know where it’s from.

Tote

Jars Addict: If you know me, then you know that I am addicted to jars! I don’t know what it is about them that fascinates me but I just love them and hoard them! hehe! These are my recent jar finds. I wish I could tell you what I did with them (or in order words justified the purchase of these jars to the hubby). If you stay tuned in future posts you will see how these jars were used!
Both purchased from Jo-Anns

jars jars

Lunch Time: I love love love these two lunch accessories… Recently I received my first ever Influenster VoxBox and got this cool lunch bag. I had one similar to it but this one is bigger and way cuter! Then to feed my other addiction, Hubby got these free water bottles from work. It is the coolest ever! If you take a look at the little green tube-like contraption in the bottle, that little guy is like an infuser. So I can add strawberries, lemons, a tea bag, mint, etc. and it will give me a refreshing bottle of water! How fancy is that?
Lunch Bag: Free from Influenster; Water Bottle: Free courtesy of Hubby’s job

Lunch Box

 So these were my recent spring favorites. I’d love to hear about your favorites! Comment down below and share your spring favorites from 2014!

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