Happy Friday! I don’t know where this week went, truly flew by. I woke up on Thursday thinking it was Tuesday, all good things! 😉
So here we are, already here on the 12th day of 2018. Almost putting half of the 1st month behind us. As the years pass it’s clear the days pass so fast. All the sequences of moments that we call ‘now’ are to be seized and made extraordinary. Making the Most of even the Littlest Things and finding new ways to celebrate life, inspire me. Which brings me to my first favorite of the week! My first favorite this week is a phrase believe it or not! It goes along with the vibe of my 2018 in so many ways.
Carpe Diem (defined): Used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.
Now I am a avid planner so I’ve had a good amount of time devoted to planning for this year however I guess I’m so into the Carpe Diem Vibes because I’m loving taking each day as it comes and enjoying every moment! I feel so present in the ‘now’ and so aware and it feels so good to be so mindful and present for all the ‘now’s’.
I know I’ve mentioned my love for Erin Condren Planners before on my blog and I still love them. The cover I picked this year is a beautiful watercolor print of THE WORLD and it’s so inspiring to me. Every time I look at it, I am inspired to pray for the world and my desire to travel only increases!
As a Wife, Mother of Two, Blogger and, Full Time Analyst for one of the world’s largest capital goods companies, my days FLY by!
So I find that I rely heavily on pens & paper and yes I totally understand that I would be considered old-school in this aspect but it is what works for me. And I don’t know about you but there is just something amazing and inspiring when I am able to check items off as accomplishments on my to-do lists.
By doing what you love you inspire and awaken the hearts of those around you and this planner really is a great tool that keeps me on track and helps me keep my priorities in perspective so I stay on track of doing what I love day by day!
So with all that said, if you are looking for a great planner, I can personally & highly recommend the Erin Condren Planners (here). This is my third year with them. I love the quality and I save them as they serve as a journal in a great way, recording all of what we’ve done.
WILL ORTIZ JR.
This guy here, my first born, my smart guy, my little handsome man is such an amazing person! If there was one thing I could say about him… it would be that his heart is so sweet. He such a kind hearted kid and every moment I have with him is truly a gift. I cherish our talks the most. A lot of people don’t get to enjoy this part of Will as he doesn’t freely share his thoughts with everyone until & if he’s comfortable but oh how I love how he shares his heart with his Momma! I consider it a privilege & an honor and for it I am blessed. When he talks, I am listening! I love him so much and I love loving him. He is growing up on me a little bit! I’m just such a proud Momma Bear. He’s one of my favorites every week but this week, he let me capture these photos so I’m sharing them with you as they are a highlight of my week indeed!
I am only 5 seasons late, haha! But I have been watching season 5 of Dance Moms on Hulu and I enjoy how it inspires my Mackenzie to dance and create dances of her own when it’s on. It inspires her to be more creative and tap into those talents she has and I just love seeing that come alive in her when we watch this show together!
A few random faves from this past week! A lot of great go to’s!
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