Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Life in Lists: What would you hire someone to do for you?

This week for the "My Life in Lists" link up we are talking about things we would pay other people to do for us if money was not an issue.

Here are my top 4 things I would pay someone else to do for me:

1. Personal Shopper
I struggle so bad picking out clothes. I would love, love, love someone to buy my clothes for me and put them into pre-made outfits for me. Seriously, this would be the best thing ever.

2. House Keeper
Guys, I'm kind of a slob. Anyone who has ever been in my car probably has an idea of how messy I can be. I have gotten loads better since Maylie was born, but still, I struggle. If money was not an issue I would totally pay someone to clean my house.

3. Editor
One thing I think I have undervalued during my education is the free editing that teachers do. Teachers and professors are not required to go through each of my papers, point out areas that could be stronger, and where I misplaced a comma, but they do because they want me to be able to improve my paper even if it isn't for their class. I have revised several old papers that teachers gave me feedback on, and one of those was even published in UVU's literary journal, Essais. I will miss the days when someone is carefully looking over everything I write and helping me to make it better. I would definitely pay someone to help me out with this if I had unlimited funds.

4. Live-In Nanny
I don't necessarily think I need a live-in nanny, but there are times when I just want to run to the store by myself. Having a live-in nanny would seriously make stuff like that so easy.

So that's what I would pay someone else to do for me if I had unlimited monies in the bank, which I don't see happening anytime soon. Make sure to check out Kelli and and Marci's cute blogs to learn more about the link-up and even join in yourself!

What kind of things would you pay someone else to do for you?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Maylie Monday: Easters

We had an awesome Easter. We hung out with the Laws and drove up the canyon for an "Egg Roll" (does anyone else think it's funny that my Asian in-laws celebrate Easter with something called an egg roll?) Overall it was just nice to have a chill holiday. But today we all woke up with massive colds, so enjoy a picture overload while I just go to bed:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Life In Lists: What Would I Do With a Million Dollars?

So just a few days ago I mentioned that I have been slacking in the blog department. I attributed that to being busy with school and what-not, which is mostly true. But also I just have a little writer's block. Which is why I was so stoked to find out my cute blogger friend, Kelli, and her sister, Marci have started a new link-up called "My Life in Lists," which is kind of perfect since it'll help me keep on blogging even when I'm kinda busy.

So here it goes: What would I do with a million dollars?

1. Pay my parents back for school.
My parents are awesome and paid for my first two years of college, and I really under appreciated that. I was seriously the biggest punk about it and wasted so much of their money. I eventually told them I would just pay for college myself, at least that way I could feel less bad about it. If I had a million dollars I would pay them back for the money they pumped into my college education.

2. Buy a house, duh.
Who wouldn't buy a house? But I don't think I would buy a lavish house. Just something comfortable our kids could grow up in, but I would probably spend a ton decorating it.

3. Take Ryan to Machu Picchu.
I think this has to be the top of Ryan's bucket list. He brings it up all the time. I would love to take him on his dream vacation.

4. Upgrade our cars.
We are seriously so lucky and blessed to have two cars that work and run well, but they are getting a little old and it's probably just a matter of time before they break down and become money-holes. So I would buy Ryan a nice new four-door Jeep or a truck, and let him pick out a cute car for me. Cause let's be real, I honestly don't care what it is as long as it's cute.

5. Pay for grad school and probably save for a doctorate.
I think eventually I will go back to school. I love the idea of having Masters, but it is so expensive and there is no guarantee that having an MA will increase my ability to make more at all. So that's scary. If I had the money to just pay it outright I would go in a heart beat.

So that's what I would do with a million dollars.

What you you spend it on?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Maylie Monday: Nap Time

As you may have noticed, I have been slacking in the blog department. Sorry. I have two weeks left in the semester, so I will be back in full swing once finals are over (hopefully).

Anyway, Miss May has been resisting naps like crazy, so I've opted for "quiet time." Every day when nap time is supposed to happen, little girl is required to go in her room and sleep or quietly play for the same time as she would sleep. At first I felt a little guilty shutting her in her room, but she doesn't seem to mind at all. In fact, she kind of seems to like it.

I originally did this because, guys, I need nap time. Nap time is homework, housework, and mommy sanity time. I was devastated when I thought I was losing her daily nap, but this arrangement has saved me. About half the time she still sleeps, but when she doesn't, she and I don't have to throw a fit about it. The only side affect I've really noticed is when she doesn't nap she is exhausted by bedtime. The other night she just went and tucked herself into bed and was asleep before I even knew she had gone into her room. Then last night, she got grumpy at Ryan and shut herself in her room. When I went to go ask her why she was mad I nearly squished her with the door. She was crashed out on the floor right by the door.