Anders is teething. Molars or something. I don’t really know, but I know it’s driving me batty. Since I have a busy week next week preparing for our trip to Kentucky (I’m going alone with two kids… kill me), I’m trying my best to stay ahead on my “important stuff.” None of which is actually a necessity, but the stress of having things to do makes me feel alive. I work best under pressure.
I just got finished writing a letter to an old friend. In it I explained how I’ve been making these little to-do lists and rewarding myself for crossing things off. I read once that productivity motivates you. Apparently it’s best to put easy things on your list and get those feelings of accomplishment because it actually helps you to obtain those bigger objectives. And in the end more things get done, even if it is a bunch of silly stuff that simply brings you happiness with doing the weekend dishes thrown in. 😉
Like craft challenges, swaps, and a personal goal to use up my already existing craft supplies. You know, just a few things here and there. But I’m happier for it and filling my days with those things make me happy.
In my effort to fill my day with fun and easily accomplished goals, I often find myself spending tons of time on Pinterest. And on Pinterest I see stuff I do all the time. And I’m thinking, “Jeez, there’s a pin for that?” Tricks, hacks, was to reuse objects around the house… I just feel like it’s a little overkill sometimes.
And then there’s the blogger in me who wants to help out those of you who may not think the way I do. We all have little tricks up our sleeve and what may be habit for one person may not be so obvious to another.
For example, in my recap of 2013 post I talked about how my DIY hands-free pump bra was a post that almost didn’t exist because it seemed so easy… so “common sense” to me. I’m not trying to gloat or make you feel bad. I’ve totally come across stuff and been like “Oh duh! Why didn’t I think of that?!” I’ve been there. And I’m here to tell you that it’s okay!
So I’m packing up the breastfeeding support package from my most recent giveaway, and as I’m folding up the nursing cover I realize that sometimes boning can be tricky. You don’t want to fold it or it gets little crinkles in it. But you can’t let it be all free either… not since most have a specifically designed matching pouch to go along with it.
Here’s how to fold up your nursing cover to go into a pouch, without damaging the boning.
Don’t mind that teething baby photo bombing me…