Learning About Boundaries: Your Garden

Your life is a garden, and you choose who goes through the gate.

Imagine your garden is a circle. You are in the middle, the gardener, and there are rings of different crops or plants surrounding you, the most favored being closer to you. On the very edge of your garden, there is a cute fence, keeping out all of the things you don’t want in your amazing garden that you take care of.

Think of it as Plants VS Zombies.

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My “Mom Cardio” Workout (+Podcasts to Listen to While Working out) 

Since I’ve been so busy lately, I’ve been gaining some weight due to my fluctuating eating habits and lack of time to spend at the gym. 

So, I’ve come up with a simple as heck workout that gets me sweating and doesn’t bore me to death. My friend Amanda and I hit the gym when we have time and do our “Mom Cardio” workout. 

I love listening to Podcasts while I workout on the elliptical because it keeps me from getting bored. My favorite one to listen to right now is The Myths and Legends Podcast by Jason Wieser. Another one that I’ve listened to for hours at work is TED Radio Hour. I use the iTunes Podcasts app!  

What I do for my basic, non-boring workout is: 

  1. 20 minutes on the elliptical listening to Podcasts  
  2. Stretches (every stretch I know)

I work out with my best friend and we have a routine. We ignore each other on the elliptical while we listen to music/podcasts, and chat while we stretch. This is a really flexible workout- so make it your own! Also, make sure you bring water! You’ll sweat like crazy on the elliptical. 

I have to give Amanda credit for the term “Mom Cardio”. She’s so funny! 

Put me on Pinterest! 

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Valentine’s For Your Single Girls! 

 We all have friends that get bummed out on Valentine’s Day because they don’t have a significant other. Well, this year you can make their day by giving them this yummy and super easy Valentine! I’ll show you how I made 3.
You’ll need:

  • A piece of construction paper
  • A marker
  • Clear tape
  • Sissors
  • French fries

Yes. French fries.  Who doesn’t ~love~ French fries?

To make the Valentines follow these easy steps:

  1. Cut the construction paper into however many strips you’ll need (1 per friend)
  2. Write “fries before guys” in a cute font
  3. Purchase said fries (their favorites)
  4. Tape your construction paper note onto the holder of the fries (the little cardboard thing they come in)
  5. Give to your single friends for a laugh and yummy food indulgence!

Here’s what my construction paper notes look like:


Happy Valentine’s Day!

❤ Jaedyn