Posted in Bucket Lists, Challenge, Life

2022 Bucket List and Goals

I know I am not alone in feeling this way, but am so bummed out about not reaching most of my goals from 2020 and 2021. I am hoping to achieve more goals this year and I think one way to do that is by not setting unrealistic goals like i did in the past. Here are my goals for 2022, I decided to categorize them to make it easier to follow them.

Financial

Pay off all my credit cards

Save $5,000

Grocery budget $350 a month

Business

1,000 followers on Instagram (Athena Rose)

10,000 followers on Tiktok (Athena Rose)

Make 4 figures every month

Fitness

Run 250 miles

Run a half marathon under 2.5 hours

Run a 10k under 1 hour

Run a 5k under 30 minutes

Personal

Read 50 books

No Amazon shopping

Travel 

Seattle and Portland weeklong Birthday Trip

Weekend in Las Vegas

Weekend in Arizona

Week in Texas

Family 

Take Selena to the LA Zoo

Disneyland

Posted in Life, Mom Life

My Morning Routine

My morning routine is very simple. I don’t wear makeup, so it only takes me a few minutes to get ready in the morning. I actually have two morning routines, one that I do Sunday and Wednesday and one that I do all the other days.

Sunday/Wednesday Morning Routine

  1. Wash face
  2. Use a scrub
  3. Use a clay mask
  4. Put on moisturizer
  5. Put on sunscreen

All Other Days Morning Routine

  1. Wash face
  2. Put on moisturizer
  3. Put on sunscreen

Both morning routines are very simple. With the exception of the moisturizer and sunscreen, I usually buy my products from small businesses or I make them myself.

Posted in Grocery Hauls, Life, Mom Life

Grocery Hauls

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or because I’m a mom, but I love seeing other people’s grocery hauls! Whether it’s on Instagram or YouTube, I always find it fascinating to see what other people are buying. Which is why I will be posting my grocery hauls on my blog. I will include how much I paid and what i will be using the ingredients for. Most of my grocery hauls will be from Sprouts and Ralph’s, though I will occasionally have some grocery hauls from target, Aldi, Grocery Outlet, and Trader Joe’s. Next week I will be posting all my grocery hauls from this month, but in June, I will post the day I do my shopping. Hope you guys enjoy these posts!

Posted in Holidays, Life

Mother’s Day Ideas

We are less than 2 weeks away from Mother’s Day! Have you bought something for your mom? (Or wife, grandma, other mother figure in your life). I haven’t done any shopping yet, but time is running out. We all want to make the moms in our lives feel special, especially on Mother’s Day as a way to thank them for everything they do for us. But sometimes it can be difficult trying to come up with a gift. I made a list for you with 10 things or experiences you can gift the mom in your life, ranging from budget friendly to luxurious. Let me know if I forgot anything!

  1. Take her out to eat (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) This one is a very simple thing to do and very popular for many of us. Now that dining in restaurants is allowed in most states, this can be something you do for your mom.
  2. Gift card to her favorite store or restaurant. Some people don’t like gift cards because they seem impersonal, but it’s so easy. Plus some moms might request this to make it easier for their kids.
  3. A day at the spa. This one might be pricey, but if you can afford it, there are many moms who would love to be pampered for the day. Some places offer massages, facials, steam rooms, and more!
  4. This one is more affordable, but maybe treat the mom in your life for a day at the salon. Take them to get their nails done or their hair done.
  5. Self care is so important. Some things you can get for moms are candles, clay masks, and beautiful handcrafted artisan soap from small businesses.
  6. Customized mugs, phone cases, pillow cases, key chains, or magnets with pictures of her kids. I have given my mom mugs with pictures of my siblings and she loved it! One great place to get these from is the Shutterfly website or from Walmart.
  7. A ticket to your mom’s favorite museum or garden or event
  8. A kitchen appliance that your mom has been wanting.
  9. Does your mom have a sweet tooth? Maybe you can get her a fruit bouquet from a place like Edible Arrangements or some chocolates or even a tray/box of her favorite desserts.
  10. If your mom is a fitness fanatic? If so, a great idea for her could be a fitness watch from Fitbit or Garmin, depending on your budget.

These are just a few ideas. There are so many other ideas out there, after all, every mom is different. Hope you find these ideas useful!