Step One: PLAN your week.
Meals and Outfits are two things I HAVE to plan or my week will be pure chaos. I have a weekly meal calendar that I print off the internet. Usually on Sunday nights or Mondays during my free hour at school, I plan what I'm going to cook for the week. That takes a lot of the stress out of trying to figure it out last minute. I will admit, I am TERRIBLE at following my meal plans. Meal plans also help create grocery lists, that way you're not wandering aimlessly in the grocery store for hours.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I try to follow a style challenge every day. This helps me create my outfits in advance. Usually on Sunday nights, I look at the style challenge, and start pulling my outfits for the week. After I plan my outfits out, I lay them out and stack them with the first day on top! I don't know about you, but if I don't plan an outfit the night before, my whole morning can get ruined when I can't FIND ANYTHING TO WEAR!!
Speaking of plans, I also have to follow a Bible-reading plan or I will just honestly not read my Bible consistently. I am doing a Read Your Bible in a Year Plan right now, and I listen to my Bible while I am getting ready. I LOVE listening to my Bible, I get so much more out of it vs. reading.
Step Two: PREPARE each day.
The first thing I have to do in the morning is praise God for all His blessings and then ask Him to use me and guide me throughout my day. As busy moms, we HAVE to walk in the Spirit! When we are in the flesh, BAD things happen and fly out of our mouths!
Free tip: I just recently started having "Second day hair" days! For all of my life, I have washed and dried my hair every day. But, just recently, I've started using some dry shampoo that came in one of my ipsy bags! I LOVE it! That saves me 20 minutes once or twice a week! :)
One of the BEST time savers that I have grown to LOVE is my crock-pot! I will be honest with you, I absolutely HATE cooking. I look for every easy recipe there is. I am going to give you an EASY recipe I tried this week and it was a BIG hit in my house! On Cinco de Mayo, I made tacos de carnitas!
Here's the recipe:
2 lbs. of boneless country style ribs
1 jar of Herdez Salsa Verde
A cup of chicken broth
Directions: Put all the ingredients in a crock-pot, cook for 8 hours on low.
I served it with tortillas and homemade guacamole! YUMMMM! :)
Step Three: PAMPER Yourself
Just because you're a Mom doesn't mean you can't buy things for yourself or take care of yourself anymore. When you work hard, you get to relax hard! :) I try to get a pedicure every other month or so. I did stop coloring my hair, because it got too expensive, but I do get my hair cut every 8 weeks. Keep yourself up! Eat right, exercise, and do your hair and make-up every day! You will feel so much better, when you think you look better!
L'eggs sent me the sweetest "Pamper Package" full of pedicure and relaxation goodies! Thanks L'eggs for the love! ♥