Monday, 6 October 2014

Daily Routine as a SAHM

Hey peeps! As you’ve probably picked up on my blog, I’m not working at the moment. It’s a long story involving my visa, but that’s for another day! Right now, I’m adjusting to being at home. Unfortunately this means I don’t have daily access to a computer and therefore am not on my blog as much as I’d prefer!

We’ve spoke in the past about morning routines. Today, I’d like to touch on my daily routine again. It was actually harder than I thought to get myself into a routine while at home. I quickly fell into a habit of just wanting to take the day as it came and before I knew it 5 o’clock had come and I hadn’t even started dinner!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Mission Statement Step 1

There comes times in all our lives where we need to evaluate where we are and where we’re going. Sometimes this comes during a situation in which our lives seem to be falling right into place and we happen upon a crossroads. Other times this happens when everything seems to be in utter chaos and we have no idea what direction to move in.

I’m in one of these places now. During this time of trial I’m trying to re-evaluate. One way I’m doing this is to work on my mission statement. What is a mission statement you ask?

There are different forms of mission statements. Some are career focused and identify where you want to be and who you are. They give a company an idea of the person they are hiring. Others are more personalized. They take steps towards showing your personality and where you want to see your life.

This second type is what I’m working on. It is helping me identify what I want out of life. I’m working to identify my accomplishments and how I view success. This aids in presenting a guide of sorts towards my next move.

I came to develop my mission statement through the help of Randall S Hansen’s 5-step Plan. This works us through different stages and eventually allowing you to make a short but precise mission statement.

Today, I want to talk about step 1. Each time I post, I’ll take you a little further into identifying the important parts to creating your mission statement.

Step 1 talks about identifying our past successes. For each person, success is different. For me to truly answer this question, I had to first decide what success meant for me. Success is personal. Money is not success. Status is not success My character is my success and the recognition of whom I am and what I stand for is success! Allowing my life to embody these traits every day is success and carrying my family along is success. Going to bed at night in love, with happy children and a smile on my face is success!

I want you to take time to think and decide what success means to you! After you’ve done this, list 5 of your past success’.

For example purposes my success’ are listed as:

1.      Moving to South Africa: it took courage and required me to step out of my conmfort zone and walk out on a limb. I dreamed about it, worked towards it and jumped.

2.      Giving natural birth: this required a state of mind. It took family support, it took faith in God, and it pushed the limits I had set for my body.

3.      Moving into our own home: strengthened our marriage. It allowed for mistakes but learning as well. It takes patience, dedication and discipline I was not sure we had at the time.

4.      Learning Afrikaans: I am still learning, however, this takes patience. It means I have to be able to put myself out there and be able to laugh at myselt.

5.      Creating my blog: this required me to put myself out there again. It opened up a door for not only understanding but ridicule as well. I stretch my creativity and my openness towards others.

The second part of identifying your successes is to look for a common theme between these. Sometimes there may be more than one theme. Simply you want to see what attribute do all of your accomplishments embody.

For me, they all show me pushing the boundaries I had created for myself and allowing for a sense of creativity in my own decision making. They also show me creating independence and self-realization as well as developing courage I didn’t know I had!

I know it seems like such a simple step but it will open doors to how you see yourself. It will allow a foundation for the upcoming steps!

I would love to hear about your self-accomplishments! Feel free to share them below so we can encourage each other! What is your greatest accomplishment?

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tuesday Tunes: Give Me Your Eyes

This is another song I've shared before, but I wanted to bring it to your mind again. A couple weeks back I spoke about if we are the body and today I want to carry forward with that a little bit more.

If we are the body asks us why we aren't changing the world. Why aren't we healing or teaching or leading this world in the way of Christ?

This song carries on to ask God to let us see the world through His eyes. Imagine how much more effective our ministry could be if when we walked through the grocery store we saw the other shoppers the way God sees them and not the way the world portrays them! No matter how hard we try, we've all fallen victim to judging someone no matter how minor it was.

Yet, imagine the strength of Christs work through you if you started to minister to what the Spirit is reaching out to? I urge you this week to pray to see the world through His eyes. I pray that we may feel the joy He feels in our worship and the pain He feels in the broken!

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Asparagus Buns

Hey, peeps! How was your week? 

Each Friday I strive to bring you something new from the Organized Chaos kitchen. In addition to that, I'm going to start listing out what we've been eating throughout the week! That way if there was a previous recipe can check it out! You can always find old meals on the Recipes page!

On The OC Menu
Fri: Braai meat and Pap
Sat: Bunny Chow
Sun: Pap and Wors
Mon: Stewed Beef, Potatoes and Veggies
Tues: Spaghetti
Wed: T-bone Steak and Sweet Potato Fries
Thurs: Roasted Chicken and Butternut

How are you guys doing? You know, I’ve talked before about how big braai is here in South Africa…maybe just once or twice!

Today, I wanted to bring you a simple recipe for a great side that will go with any braai or BBQ! It’s called Asparagus buns! Now, I know some of you are turning your noses up at the idea of this but really it’s great! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone who hates asparagus ask for seconds on this!

6 hamburger buns
1 can asparagus (you can use fresh that has been steamed as well)
1 250ml fresh cream
1 c grated cheddar cheese

1)    Preheat your oven to about 180 C
2)    Cut a thin layer of the top of the bun off. You’re creating a bowl in the bun so you’ll then scoop out the center of the bun. You can eat this bread you take out. We aren’t going to use it.
3)    In a medium bowl, mash the asparagus into fine pieces.
4)    Whip the cream until it is almost like miracle whip! Mix it with the asparagus.
5)    Fill your bun bowls.
6)    Top with cheese and the top of bun.
7)    Bake in oven until just browned and cheese is melted!

And there you have it! You’re very own amazing Asparagus buns! You can really get creative with spices, different cheeses and even maybe adding some bacon! It’s really up to you! Try it out and let me know what you did differently!

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Summer Bucket List

Summer is fast approaching us here in South Africa! I can already feel the days getting warmer and have been so excited to actually break out some three quarter pants! My boys are definitely enjoying it as well as they stretch their feet in the mud and enjoy the longer afternoons outside! Summer seems to inspire a lot of emotions in all of us. I assume almost every season does this in some way!

A while back, I spoke about some summer inspirations I absolutely thrive on! Today, I want to focus a little more on how I plan to spend our summer! I grew up watching friends take multiple vacations all over the country and world, and saw how jealousy could play such an impact when we all returned to school. I remember as a child thinking, I will make sure my children have “those” memories. Now as an adult, I have a different view.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

BodyVega Omega 3 Fish Oil Giveaway

Disclaimer: I am not a health expert. All opinions in this post are strictly my own. While I was compensated for my post, as always I strive to only bring you products that I truly believe in myself! Remember that everyone is different and please consult with a doctor before making any changes to your fitness or health.

Are you interested in living a healthier lifestyle? I know most of us are. In today’s society, fitness and health has combined into a huge movement and a rapidly growing industry. Everywhere you look new centres are popping up and the TV is advertising a new method or trick. However, you all know me better than to bring you some scheme!

Today I wanted to talk to you a little about the health benefits of Omegas. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. They’re just about the hottest thing in health right now since Jane Fonda introduced the aerobics video! Everyone is raving about how amazing they are and what they can do for you. In all honesty, they’re right (who is they, we ask; a question for another post!)

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