Things I Like: Hobbies Edition

This isn’t going to be a “traditional” things I like kind of post because I’ve been doing some soul searching about my hobbies and realized that my hobby was/is socializing.  While I’m always good for a night here or there of relaxation and vegetation I much prefer to get my fill by being around people.  This new phase of my life, parenthood, which will never end at this point has gotten me to think about how I spend my time.  As an adult you do not have infinite resources but as a parent you have even less and when you have your priorities out of whack then your actions and your life are at odds resulting in something uncomfortable or wishing it was different.

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“It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”

I was at the Jimmy Buffett concert with a few friends the other night and having a great time so that inspired the name of this post although it’s content has nothing to do with the concert or the song per se.  I’m talking about something I’ve implemented here in the Messy household that seems to be helping.  I’m hoping it’ll stick and it has to do with 5:00pm.

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In Depth: Batch Cooking

I thought I would give you a little more insight into my batch cooking that I first discussed as a great time saver here.  Today I amazingly got up before 6am and the Munchkin and Mr. stayed asleep until after 7:30am.  In that hour and a half I made 4 meals, my lunches and some veggies ready to go for the week.

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Current Favorite Healthy Life Apps

I’ve already discussed some apps that I love in the past and decided to do another installment.  In this edition I’m going to share my new favorite running app and another app that I mentioned in my New Year’s post that has really put me on notice about using my phone.  Once again this is going to sound like an advertisement, but I promise it’s just me living my life (sometimes I wish I was compensated for these posts!)

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Time Saving Tips Pt. 1

Everyone wants to save time doing the required stuff so they can spend time doing the fun stuff, whether you’re a mom, dad, living the single life, or whatever.  When you’re “adulting” there are some things that are required which aren’t always glamorous but if we can make those things take less time then we have more time for the fun stuff. Continue reading “Time Saving Tips Pt. 1”