Update Morning/Night Routine… WITH A BABY.

Well, I promised y’all an updated morning and night routine. I’m actually going to do what I did with the How I’m Getting My Life¬†& House Organized post, and split it into two. So for this post, it’s going to be my Morning Routine! I feel like a beauty blogger on YouTube when I type that because I’m also saying it in my head like how they would, ha ha! So… let’s get started! ūüôā

WAKE UP
The first thing that I obviously do in the mornings is wake up. Now, I typically wake up between 8:00 and 9:00 on my own, or when Jaydynn wakes up, and starts making noises.

SAY GOOD MORNING
This time is very important to¬†me because it gives me a chance to spend a little bit of my morning with my daughter and husband. I’ll say good morning to her, and she just gives me the biggest smile she possibly can. I then pick her up, and sit her on my hip area, and she’ll wake her daddy up. I’ll spend about 15 minutes with them in bed, and then I hand her off to her dad, so he can get some time in with her.

CHECK PHONE
I do this every morning, and it’s habit I’m wanting to break. After I hand her off, I’ll turn over, grab my phone, and check everything. Snapchat is normally the first I’ll check if I haven’t been tagged in anything on Facebook or if someone hasn’t commented on a photo of mine on Facebook, but on this morning 2/10/17, I checked Snapchat first. Then, I’ll go on Twitter and catch up on what I missed on there while I was taking care of Jaydynn, and of course, sleeping. After Twitter, it’s normally a free for all from that point. Instagram, Gmail, and Facebook.

BATHROOM
Now, I know I’m not the only one who has to use the bathroom after waking up because I know I do. I won’t go into detail here as it’s pretty self-explanatory. After I use the bathroom and wash my hands, I’ll brush my hair out, and put it in a pony tail while I brush my teeth. I use the Oral B Pulsar Soft¬†Toothbrush with the Crest 3D White Brilliance toothpaste. After I rinse out my mouth, I’ll take my hair out, or leave it in, just depends. Let’s head off to the kitchen!

MAKE WATER
I got this tip from the same girl I mentioned about two blogs posts ago. Drink at least 1 cup¬†of chilled water after you get up. “But, Jessica. You’ve been up for about 30-45 minutes at this point.” Yes, I know. I need to get into the habit of setting my water by my bed at night so that when I wake up, all I have to do it just grab and drink. Anyway. One of the first things that I do is make my husband and I a glass of water. I add about 2-3 pieces of ice in my water because I’m like how my mom was and I have to have my ice. I don’t care if it’s 30 degrees outside, I will have a drink with ice in it. I’ll get an iced coffee or¬†Frappuccino ¬†from Starbucks, and drink it has if it’s a hot coffee. I have to have¬†my ice, ha ha. I’ll also make us some thing for breakfast at this time.

BREAKFAST
This mornings breakfast consisted of Eggo Strawberry Waffles for me, Brown Sugar Thick ‘N’ Fluffy Waffles for my husband, and grits for me to put on my waffles. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It’s good! I’ll have my water with breakfast, and if I’m awake enough, I won’t have coffee, but I had it this morning. I felt like a caffeine headache was coming on, so I made myself some coffee. Todays choice was Panera Hazel Cr√®me. We have a Mr. Coffee single serve coffee maker.¬†It’s like¬†a Keurig,¬†but instead of having the water there¬†already and you just choosing the¬†size¬†cup or how much you want, you add in the water with the Mr. Coffee. A little bit more work, but it gets the job done. For creamer, I use the So Delicious Coconut French Vanilla coffee creamer as recommended by the same girl I mentioned two posts ago. It’s so good!

HOMEWORK
“Jessica. You’re in college?!” No. See, when I was in high school, we had to take this test called the FCAT. I kept failing the reading portion of it, and so, I got a certificate of completion. I’ve been working my tail off since November 2011 to get my High School Diploma. There’s a school next to our Intermediate School (Grades 4-5), that does Adult Education. It’s basically like regular school, but for adults, and they offer night classes, and online (or distant) learning, which is what I’m currently doing. Sitting a classroom just doesn’t cut it for me anymore. You have so many distractions, and you can either sit there or leave, but if you leave, you’ll be missing stuff. Since I was about to give birth when I signed back up for school, I decided on Distant Learning, and it’s working out. I can stop whenever I want and come back to it later. I write down just about everything because it helps me a lot more than just looking at the screen, reading what comes across it. I’m getting to the point where I’m not only writing down what’s important for me to learn. So, anyway. I’ll do as much homework as I can while eating breakfast, and listening to a podcast. I’m not much of a podcast listener, but since one of my favorite vloggers on YouTube is doing one, I figured I give it a go, as I assume all of the viewers are doing, ha ha!

BLOG BLOG BLOG
After I’ve done my homework, and eaten my breakfast, I’ll take this time to hop on here, and start working on a blog post. I call this my “working time”, even though my “job” doesn’t start until my husband walks out of the door for work.

HUSBAND TIME
Normally after I’ve finished with a blog post, my husband and I will spend time with each other and watch Charmed on Netflix. We’ll normally eat lunch at this time if we’re still hungry. He’ll leave for work around 12:30pm, and that’s when my day will really get started.

Credit: Univeral Studios, Back To The Future

Why I decided to start blogging!

You’ve probably been wondering to yourself, “Jessica. Why did you want to blog? What got you interested?” Well, I’m here to tell you!… or try to tell you.

*I used the same photo from my blogging setup post as this posts photo. I tried to find something else to use, but I didn’t want to feel like I was taking someone else’s photo.*

I started blogging because I was bored one day. It was titles Jessica’s Everyday Thoughts. I’m sure it’s gone now, but I used it on blogspot. I had 3 blogs on there, including this one. I decided to have an actual blog with an actual domain name instead of domainname.blogspot.com. I heard that blogspot can delete your blog and its contents without letting you know. I got scared! Like, legit scared that it would happen to me. It was then that I talked to my husband about getting this blog, and he agreed, and here we are!

I guess I just wanted to do something fun, and something to take up my time. I’m not the one to sit and write a novel, or type for a long time, but I enjoy doing it here. I’m not an avid reader, but I’m actually going to¬†try and start reading more. There’s a¬†girl I watch on YouTube that said in one of her¬†vlogs that she got¬†like¬†5 books that I’m actually going to look up on Amazon.¬†Amazing website, by the way.¬†She mentioned that she reads¬†before she goes to bed in one of her morning routines I watched a while back.

As I’m typing up this post, I just¬†started having a small¬†anxiety attack, but¬†that’s another post for another day. I¬†will say it’s been¬†acting up here lately. I’m not sure if it’s because my¬†daughter is going to be having surgery within the next two months or what. I noticed it by¬†my hands shaking. That’s how I know it’s happening or about to happen bad, and it’s only my right hand, which is weird. But like I said, that’s a different post for a different day.

I’m actually bad at writing, ha ha! I get writers block bad, and I have it now. I guess I just wanted to cure my boredom, and that’s why I started blogging. I always tell people that if they’re bored, make a blog, and they always tell me that they’re not the writing type. I’m not either, and here we are!

Sorry this post is on the shorter side today. Like I said, I just get writers block easy, and don’t know what to write out. I have to write stuff down in order for me to have a good post. I just started typing, and got blocked! As I’m wrapping this post up, my 3 month old daughter is just talking, and it makes my heart smile <3

Blogging Set Up!

So, I was having a hard time trying to figure out what to write to y’all today. It’s a hot minute, and my daughter is taking a nap, so I thought that I was going to either write or do some school work. I’ll explain the school work in another post, but for right now, I’d rather talk about something else.

I took a picture of my “set up” on my new iPhone 7, which I love! So, I guess I’m going to talk about having a set up for blogging!

 

 

My set up is very simple. Computer/tablet, water bottle, notebook and pencil. That’s it. Oh, and something playing in the background.

My computer/tablet thing is a Windows Nextbook. It comes with a detatchable keyboard. When I first got it, I loved it! It was my favorite thing in the world. I used it for everything. Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, Pinterest, whatever! Now, I mainly use it for blogging, editing pictures that go on the blog, and to check Facebook from time to time. I’m really wanting to get a Macbook. I’ve always wanted one, but they’re over $1,000, and I don’t have the funds to get one, ha ha! No sweat off my back!

The water bottle in the picture is a Manna. I got it at my husbands family Christmas party, and I love it. It’s my first time using it. It’s kept my water at a cool temperature for hours! I took it out of the fridge around 9 o’clock last night, and it’s still cool at 3:12pm!

Now, the notebook and pencil are actually a funny story. When I first started blogging, I didn’t have a printer, so every post that I came across about blogging or homemaking, I would write it down. Every single word! I do that with my school work as well because it helps me remember stuff a lot better. As I’m sitting here typing this little section, I went back to Pinterest to write down a few things.