Hey there MMBH Community, I'm so glad you're joining us this week. Last week I was taught once again, DO NOT take one single second for granted. This quote by Martin Luther King Jr. was came to me at the right time, perhaps it'll do the same for you as it did for me.
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Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Friends, I’m so glad you are here to join the Mommy Monday Blog Hop! I cannot wait to read your posts this week. Last week taught me to not take one single second for granted, not one. When I read this quote by Marin Luther King Jr. this week it spoke to me, I hope it speaks to you too.

Wishing you a peaceful and happy week!

What post(s) are you sharing this week?

Let’s get this Mommy Monday Blog Hop party started!!

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A Bride on a Budget: A DIY Hot Chocolate Bar for your Winter Wedding

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Roots of Action: Daydreaming – Mindless or Meaningful?

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Blowing Away Out West: 2018 Interior Design Trends

 

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Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Baby, it’s cold out side!! I hope you are safe and warm. This weather has been CRAZY!! I wasn’t ready for all this cold. But enough about this cold because we’re going to stay in and have a jammy jam and you’re invited!

It’s time for the Mommy Monday Blog Hop!!

Let’s get this party started, friends!!

 

 

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All That’s Jas: Filipino Breakfast Torta Omelet

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Living Montessori Now: January Themed Activities for Kids

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Get Social with Rosie: 4-Instagram Updates you Need to Know

 

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Happy New Year, MMBH Community!! We cannot wait to share and connect with you this year. Come on over and link up your posts with us.
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3, 2, 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR, Mommy Monday Blog Hop Friends!

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy New Year, Mommy Monday Blog Hop Friends!! We’re so thankful to share another year with you. Wishing you and your families the best year ever.

Happy New Year, MMBH Community!! We cannot wait to share and connect with you this year. Come on over and link up your posts with us.

So, what post are you sharing this week? I’m sharing a Thank You Note to 2017.

3,2,1 Happy Mommy Monday!! Let’s get this party started!!!

 

“Mrs.AOK,

 

 


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Bites of Wellness: Benefits of BCAA’s

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Simply Darrling: SCilantro Lime Parmesan Popcorn

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3 Boys and a Dog: Top 10-Kid Gadgets for Holiday Road Trips

 

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I am sharing a true and honest thank you note to 2017.
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A Thank You Note to 2017

A Thank You Note to 2017

A thank you note to 2017? Seems kind of crazy for me to want to thank 2017, considering there has been some bellyaching on my end. 2017 has had its hard days. I’ve let the outside world consume a lot of me and I’m not proud of that, at all. I want to work better on not letting everything consume me in 2018. But then again, I’m the lady who gets all worked-up when I don’t see my favorite greeter at the store for a couple of days; I get all panicked. I’m also the lady that despite being a happy half-glass-full-kind-of-gal, I can create my fears in my head. I thought I beat FEARLICIA, but I haven’t. I’m working on that.

I am sharing a true and honest thank you note to 2017.

2017 has taught me a lot about myself and I’m thankful for that.

Thank you, 2017, for making me more aware that I can manifest and create what I want. And for that I will be more careful and intentional with my thoughts.

 


Thank you, 2017, for making me pay attention to things and teaching me that there is a time to step away.

Be who you needed when you were younger| Mommy Monday Blog Hop

2017, THANK YOU for letting me keep my dad.

Honoring Our Heroes| My Heroes

Thank you, 2017, for our new home.

Creative Space

Creatively Speaking: My Creative Space, a look into my creative space physically and mentally.

TWSS- THANK YOU

Thank you, 2017, for helping me find passion through calm.

Currently loving painting. This is one of my latest works. :)

 

 

 

 

 

This is pretty much an art bomb

My Etsy Shop

TWSS Quote Shop Flower Girl Painting

Thank you, 2017, for keeping my family healthy and safe, happy and filled with laughter.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, 2017, for helping me realize I need more out of 2018. I plan to be more, to do more, to connect more. Thankful to have the support of my rock to keep me going.

 

And thank YOU!

I haven’t been around as much this year and you’ve still checked in on me from time to time, I appreciate that.

Joyful, joyful Monday! It's time to celebrate the season with the Mommy Monday Blog Hop Community!
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Joyful Joyful Monday! It’s time for the Mommy Monday Blog Hop

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Monday, Mommy Monday Blog Hop Community! I’m so happy you’re here. We cannot wait to see your posts this week. 🙂 I want to remind you that next week we are taking a break, so the hop will be extended to the 30th! Until then we want to wish you and your family a holiday season filled with joy and love! XO

What post are you sharing this week? I’m sharing my post about my creative space. 🙂

Let’s get this Mommy Monday Blog Hop party started!!

 

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Pragmatic Mom: Left Brain STEM Toys for Kids

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Bombshell Bling: Snow Globe Christmas Pillow

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3 Boys and a Dog: 10-Christmas Movies on Netflix for Kids

 

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Happy Holidays! xo

Happy Holidays! XOXO - Dean

{Creatively Speaking} Creative Space. A look into a creative's mind/ creative space.
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Creatively Speaking: Creative Space

Creatively Space Lately, I have craved a form of creative expression. Although, I consider myself a creative person, I have doubts and droughts. With the move here creativity kind of took a back burner. Sure, I was creatively putting a space together for my family, but I was not completely focused on a little creativity time for just ME, for fun. I now have a wonderful creative space in my home. I can write, paint and craft my little heart out here. I’m excited about it, I love it. But sadly, it was one of the last places I put some energy in. To remain truthful to you, my space is not complete, but it’s complete enough for me to begin: creativity!

{Creatively Speaking} Creative Space. A look into a creative's mind/ creative space.

Physical Creative Space

Creatively Speaking: My Creative Space, a look into my creative space physically and mentally.

I have finally begun once again to pour my heART out. I have missed writing, painting, and drawing so much. I’m thrilled that the words of authors surround me while I paint or write. I’m even more excited to fill the shelves with some of my own original works. This creative space makes me happy. However, this creative space also makes me a smidge anxious.

Anxious?

Why on earth would I, a creative, be anxious about a creative space? Well, for so many reasons that I’m not sure anyone may understand, but I will try to explain anyway. I will begin with ME. I AM THE NUMBER ONE REASON. Not the room, really, it’s more me. I am in my head, my one true creative space. Often I question myself: is this good, should I really stick with this, will anyone like it, which route will I take, do I have time for this today, what else could you I be doing right now, etc… I could keep going. These are some of the words that occasionally float in my creative space and suck the color from me, which drains my soul.

Mental Creative Space

Besides the negative/questioning words, I have FOMO. Yes, I said it, I have FOMO, FEAR OF MISSING OUT, but on what? On missing out on the right outlet, the right creative form, the one that will hit the spot. I have been told that I have “talents”, you have no idea how that fills me up, but blows me up. I am filled with such a high when someone sees the talent in me. But I’m also over inflated with the pressure to keep these “talents”. It’s like I have to prove to myself that I am good enough to receive these kind words.

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Again, it’s me, not you. I appreciate all the praise. I actually need it, honestly. Praise and kind words pushed me to do something kind of HUGE for me.

Despite my fear, my lack of complete focus in one path, fomo, and a slew of other descriptive words, I decided to take a plunge.

Do What You LOVE

I have added a few of my paintings to my Etsy shop!!

I've added a few paintings to my Etsy Shop!!

TWSS Quote Shop Flower Girl Painting

I’m beyond excited to start this journey of sharing my work for others to add to their own creative spaces. Thankful to those that pushed me. ANNND I’m sincerely, thankful for those days when I can let the negative and the perfection go. 🙂

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creative space photo credit: Photo by Alice Achterhof on Unsplash

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Mommy Monday Blog Hop 278 #MMBH

 

Welcome to The 278th Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Mommy Monday Blog Hop Monday! It’s time to grab your hot chocolate and get warm, we’re having a pj party and sharing each other’s posts. What post are you sharing with us this week?

P.S You have to check out the MMBH Pinterest board!!

Tis the season to share your blog posts at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop!

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Five Spot Green Living: 25+ Printable Tags and Labels for Christmas

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Multicultural Customizable Children’s Books

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Flamingo Toes: Fabric and Felt Snow globe Ornaments

 

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How to create stunning DIY Watercolor Mugs for your friends and family this holiday season. Disclaimer: This DIY is super addicting you'll find yourself "watercoloring" all sorts of things, plus it's cheap.
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How to Create DIY Watercolor Mugs {Last Minute Gift Idea}

*This DIY Watercolor Mug was previously posted on another site, but it’s new here. So, I’ve changed some words here and there, but the DIY is the same. Enjoy!

How to create stunning DIY Watercolor Mugs for your friends and family this holiday season. Disclaimer: This DIY is super addicting you'll find yourself "watercoloring" all sorts of things, plus it's cheap.

Are you a little behind with your Holiday shopping? Don’t worry, so am I. I am thankful for Amazon Prime  (affiliate link) and DIYs to get me by this holiday season. One of my favorite things to give and receive is coffee mugs. I have a quite healthy collection of coffee mugs.

 

Here’s a mug I made for my swap Erika from Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans for the last year’s Sweet Progress Fall Swap. I used a Sharpie Paint Marker and it worked like a dream. (You must heat the mug in an oven for the paint to adhere permanently.)

Hello Pumpkin Mug: Fall Sweet Progress Box Swap

I even decided to make some for my daughter’s friends for her 11th Birthday Sleepover Party. (Last year)

A photo posted by Dean 👌🏽 (@mrs_aok) on

Today I thought I’d share another coffee mug DIY that is sure to please.

DIY Watercolor Mug

Looking for a simple and inexpensive DIY gift? OR are you looking for a way to spruce up your kitchenware? THIS IS THE DIY for you!! Learn how to create your own watercolor mugs for next to nothing :)

Just a quick warning: THIS DIY IS ADDICTING! (Plus it’s cheap, I already had the mugs and nail polish.) You may find yourself ransacking your cupboards for things to freshen up with color. Besides being super simple and addicting, this DIY is not expensive.

Here is what you will need to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs:

  • White or cream coffee mugs
  • Nail Polish (DO NOT USE QUICK DRYING NAIL POLISH)
  • A bowl you don’t care about or a disposable foil pan
  • toothpicks or some disposable chopsticks
  • a pitcher of lukewarm water
  • paper towels

How to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs:

How to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs

Add lukewarm water to your container, make sure the water is not too cold or too hot, it must be lukewarm. We kept a pitcher of hot water nearby if water began to cool. You have to move quick, so make sure you have all your supplies ready to go. Add a few drops of nail polish to the center of the water and swirl with a toothpick. Quickly dip your mug into the water. With the same quickness raise your mug, turn your mug upside down and place on paper towels to dry. You can pat dry if you would like, but DO NOT wipe. Make sure to skim the water before repeating the process with an additional mug. You can dip a mug multiple times, but make sure the water is not murky or cold.

Let your mugs dry overnight. Hand wash your mug and enjoy. Cheers!

 

What’s your favorite go-to DIY for last minute holiday/birthday gifts?

 

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Mommy Monday Blog Hop 277

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy December, Mommy Monday Blog Hop Friends! We hope this month is sweet to you. 🙂

 

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Our Unschooling Journey: Books my Boys Read in November

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Delightful-E-Made: Ginber Snap cocktail

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Simply {Darr}ling: Cranberry Holiday Punch Christmas Cocktail Recipe

 

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Welcome to the 276th Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Mommy Monday Blog Hop Monday!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend with your families. 🙂 My weekend was awesome, but too fast.

So, what post are you sharing with us this week? I’m sharing my post It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. 🙂 Let me know what number your post is in the comments and I’ll be sure to stop by!

 

 

“Mrs.AOK,

 

 


The mommy monday Bog hop #mondayformoms
 

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All That’s Jas: Easy Homemade Christmas Baileys

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A Simple Life Mom: 10-Budget Christmas Decoration Ideas

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Living Montessori Now: Favorite Handmade Learning Materials for Montessori Preschoolers from Etsy

 

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