Day off!!!!

So for the past few months I have worked 10 hour days basically 7 days a week and that definitely is NOT working smarter instead of harder. So I decided to take a day off my daughter went to school so I had a good 6 hours to myself. I had plans on cleaning up (spring cleaning) shopping and starting a nice dinner for the kids.

The plans well 50% got done the other half I found myself doing nothing absolutely nothing just sitting on my couch with a snack and the T.V. on. A few times I said to myself get up go do something, but my laziness prevailed lol. I watched shows like Maury and Judge Judy shows I’d never normally watch but they had my attention yesterday.

Soon it was 3:30 and my daughter came home, so mommy mode turned back on. I made her a snack and started dinner.

To be honest I don’t know how I feel about taking the day off. I feel like it was something needed and had to be done to save my sanity. I should have gotten a lot of things done but of course my body had other plans. Maybe I needed to just do almost nothing for a whole day.

Next time hopefully I’ll have more than one day off and I can feel like a productive person, what’s better though taking a day off during the week or the weekend? Hmmmm….

Winter = Dry Skin = Sadness

Here in Colorado you should already expect to have dry skin. Winter time is horrible for my skin I feel like I should be applying lotion every 10 min. I don’t want to do that, I don’t think anyone would lol. So I broke down and went to Bath and Body Works because I had a gift card and a coupon. I bought the “Hello Beautiful @ Ultra Shea Body cream. The scent is light and refreshing not to over powering which is awesome.

I used it the first time just in the morning by the time I got off of work 6 hours later I noticed I could use another application.

The next day I did he same application in the morning and while at work I did another to my arms and when I got home I showed and did another application.

The next morning I noticed an improvement overall in my skin texture. I’ll keep it up for the week and see how it improves. Or not…..

My 1st Ipsy bag!

So I am certainly low maintenance when it comes to getting ready normally I put some mascara on, some lip gloss and brush my hair.

My friends talked me into getting an Ipsy bag because I can customize it to what I enjoy as far as beauty regiments.

So yesterday I received my first bag. I never even heard of these brands but they must be good.

So first up I am trying Bio Republic: Aloe Rescue face mask. I chose this one today since I did just go tanning and it is recommended for after sun. I’m pretty sure I didn’t put it on the right way I had some issues un-folding it I’m sure it’s my fault. It felt nice and cool the whole time I had it on and after 15 min I took it off and rubbed the rest in it left my face feeling softer and refreshed.

Next up Ciate:Fierce Flicks eyeliner. I love the fact that it is like a pen to apply easily. It’s black and goes on smooth.

After that I used Doucce: Punk Volumizer Mascara. It’s color is black as well and seems to be a winner with my eyelashes.

Last but not least I used the Hello Neon: Velvet Liquid lipstick color DF. Nice and smooth and doesn’t cake on I love that nice color for my complexion I think.

So far this Ipsy bag is a winner I can wait to see next months .

I’m including pictures of before during and after please be nice lol.

Denver Weather, Tanning and Work

It’s a cold one out there Denver! Roads are slick and it sure doesn’t look like it is going to get any warmer. Since the schools are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. day the young one is sleeping and my oldest is playing video games like usual.

I forgot to turn the heat on.(until 5 min ago) So I write this from the bed in my covers where I do not want to leave anytime soon….

Since I am the adult and I do have work I must get up and out of this comfy bed. I think I will stop and tan, you  know to warm my soul so I can take on this cold weather, stop at Safeway and get some food for the day and then head on into work. Since I have demoted myself I don’t have to go in so early I do like that, then again I am supposed to show my replacement how to do the basic functions of my job :/. I guess I will go in a little early nothing like working 10-12 hour days after you demote your self…it’s okay I guess overtime is appreciated these days..but I must find a way to not work so much! That is the whole purpose of this right?

It is currently 19 degrees out so cold it is there isn’t any snow as of yet so I wonder if it will come high of 24 that seems about right, I guess I shouldn’t be complaining we have had a pretty warm winter and I do live in Colorado. Make sure to bundle up and stay warm my friends!

**UPDATE**(15 min later)

It’s not lightly snowing and everything on my car is frozen 😢be careful out there!!

Couponing woes

Good ol’ coupons. Where would I be with out them? Well for one I would probably be doing something more constructive with my time (probably not).

I actually love the game of couponing the thing that bothers me is I never save what I think I should be lol.

Every Sunday morning I get up go outside to see my paper was not delivered once again but there is one at the house next door, no one has lived there for almost a year and all the sudden they get papers?

It’s like a part time job really. Thank goodness for the papers coupon line up every Tuesday or Is fail miserably at this job.

I really do refuse to pay for anything full price. It’s hard doing it but it is so worth it. I enjoy getting discounts and saving and then most places I shop I have a rewards card with and I get a reward here and there depending on how much I spend in a month, week or day.

I really don’t like those couponing extremely shows, it’s not realistic and it is annoying to know they got to break the rules for coupons and get a buttload if stuff for free basically and I can’t do the same.

I have actually slacked the last few months and my pantry and linen closet are looking very empty. I have been working 60 hour weeks as of late and I just don’t have the energy to look clip and shop. I do still use the savings app provided from my grocery store so I am still saving just not as much as I’d like.

What can I do? How can I get myself to balance my hobby and work? Time will only tell. If your reading this and you have some ideas throw them at me PLEASE!

Purposeful Mommy!!

Hey there! My name is Jessica and I have decided in my attempt to find a way to make my life easier, balance work, home and life I’ll share all my ups and downs with you the reader. You can laugh at me, cry with me or just be angry for me. You can be all 3 if you want. I usually have 3 to 4 feelings in an hour.

I am determined to make my life balanced and worthwhile, I want to raise my kids with ease, save money and work less.

So join me on my journey and feel free to help me with my errors!