Productivity Mojo

Heyyyyy 😀 How are ya? Hope your weekend is wrapping up nicely.

Flowers for the week:


“Pumpkin trees”!! So insanely cute.

When I saw that at Trader Joe’s in the flowers section, I thought they were fake.

Nope- real baby pumpkins (or pumpkin lookalikes?)

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SO fun and Halloweenie.

We were animals today. The Pilot tackled the yard (mowed, edged, weeded) and cleaned out the garage, while I did the inside of the casa.

I also dealt with my nemesis… the kitchen sink.

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It has horrendous water stains on it from who knows how long. The people who lived here before left some things in questionable condition (ie I don’t think they were cleaned.. ever), and the sink is one of them.

I’ve tried everything: baking soda, vinegar, Seventh Generation multipurpose cleaner, granite cleaner


+ lots and lots of elbow grease.

And the water stains remain….


Any tips, fellow clean machines??

Since we didn’t want to stop our productivity mojo, we ordered delivery from Renee’s Organic Oven.

I’ve waxed poetic about Renee’s pretty often, but it just makes me so happy that they have a mix of Pilot food


and Gina food.

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Bella stood by the table trying to look as pathetic as possible, praying for a pizza of her own.


She got a bite of crust and a piece of ham from the Pilot’s pizza 😉

After everything was sparkly over here, I hit up TJs for our groceries for the week.


Now that things have settled down around here and we don’t need to make any major non-baby purchases (like a new couch, bed, washer, blah) we can direct our focus back to our budget and adding more to savings. All of the above groceries were only $91 and under budget, which is perfect since I still need a handful of ingredients for Wednesday’s dinner 🙂 Baller. I <3 Trader Joe’s.

I think the grillmaster might make an appearance tonight. He seems to only come out on the weekends, and I love not having to cook or wash a ton of dishes 😉

See ya in the morning with a new bfast idea 😀



Something to do: Check out *this tool* to create your own personal mission statement. I found it via Britta’s blog and was so excited to create my own, as I’m a major goal, mission statement, visionary nerd 🙂

I am at my best when I am responsible for the success of what I’m doing, and when I’m doing something I love and am passionate about..
I will try to prevent times when I’m not passionate about my work, or feel like I’m being babysat or micro-managed..
I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can Interact with others.
I will find enjoyment in my personal life through Share the things I’m passionate about with other people.
I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as cooking, writing, dancing, organization, goal-focused and teaching.
I can do anything I set my mind to. I will open a health a fitness center for teens and young adults.
My life’s journey is I imagine myself accomplishing the goals I’ve set for myself (writing a book, opening a bakery) and also living for my family, helping to provide everything we need to live comfortably, debt-free, traveling often, full of love and happiness..
I will be a person who I’ll be surrounded by my entire family and friends. As a tribute statement, I’d just want to hear that everyone in the family felt like they were loved by me, that I supported them, and memories that we’ve had together..
My most important future contribution to others will be Kindness.
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:

  • Become more involved with charity and volunteer organizations

I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:

  • Inspiring others to achieve goals and the methods to accomplish them
  • Always putting family first, showing kindness and love to everyone I meet
  • Encouraging health, peacefulness and positivity

I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:

  • Work out for my health and sanity, instead of purely physical results
  • Continue to be thankful everyday for the gift of life and all of the blessings I’ve been giving.
  • Remain focused, present and positive
  • Continue to be a good friend to others, reach out to those who need me, and participate in as many events as my schedule allows, without overloading myself

That was fun, and I’ll be printing it out to add to my inspiration board 😀

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  1. Alyssa on September 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Hey the “pumpkin trees” are adorable! Unless I’m mistaken they’re actually a variety of eggplant. I’ve been dying to try and grow some that I’ve seen in my seed catalogue. Apparently they’re super popular in floral arrangements in Japan but they’re way too bitter to eat. I think I’ll have to go and pick some up if they have them at my TJ’s

  2. Janiek on September 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I love the create your own mission thing!! (And that tiny pumkin’ plant is soooo cute!)

  3. Diana on September 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I just tried the “create your own mission statement” and I loved it! Such a great idea and very much needed in my life right now as I am in at an important crossroads!

  4. Jane on September 20, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Looks like it might be lime scale build up around the faucets. Try CLR or Lime-away.

  5. Jenna on September 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, I love the “create your own mission statement.” Gosh knows I need to keep my goals in mind, lol.

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