Making Time For Fun

Recently I have been so busy trying to consume everything on my plate right now. I am notorious for biting off more than I can chew and then proceed to scream, cry and feel super overwhelmed as I choke it all down. I love what I am doing, so in the end it makes it all worth it. However, I can't help but wonder if I am doing it all right.

I am trying to learn how to maximize my productivity and how to balance everything on my plate. I recently read a blog post that detailed the importance of creating balance in your life, taking care of yourself and spending quality time with family, friends and by yourself. I read this right before my weekend started and this quote really hit home for me.

"Balance doesn't just happen. You need to plan it."

I had two very important orders this last week and I wanted to get the house clean before the chaos of Blog Sugar week {I'm making the dessert for the speaker dinner & 200 cookies for the Swag Bags..I'm insane.} PLUS spend time with Dan and Ryan....and well my list went on and on. Then I read this and something clicked. Balance doesn't just happen. I, myself must create ways for it to happen....I needed to make myself take breaks and enjoy doing nothing and everything with my family, friends and myself!

So, that is exactly what I did. Here is how I made time for fun, work and relaxation.

Thursday I delivered a cookie order and then went shopping with two new friends! Alyson and Meagan. It was the perfect dose of girl time. Plus, I bought a little something for myself that made me feel happy. {and it was under 6$...score!}

 Here are the cookies for the Blog Sugar swag bags. I made 200 of these!

Here are the cookies for the Blog Sugar swag bags. I made 200 of these!

Friday Ryan and I went for a morning walk. It is starting to cool off here a bit so we went for a nice walk and at the end I treated myself to a extra hot whole milk vanilla latte'. During Ryan's nap time I decorated the baby blocks for the baby shower cake.

 Baby blocks I made from crisped rice cereal treats and butter cream frosting.

Baby blocks I made from crisped rice cereal treats and butter cream frosting.

Friday night I bundled up Ryan for a super fun outing. My good friend Tory and I took Ryan to Disneyland to see the World of Color. It was the best time! The 3 of us had a blast and Ryan LOVED the show.

Saturday I woke up early and baked and frosted the baby shower cake. Spent some time blogging while my boys were still asleep and grabbed a coffee all by myself.

Saturday afternoon we decided to do a family trip to Disneyland. Saturday afternoon was one of the best days we have had as a family! Disneyland brings out the kid in you! It makes my heart melt experiencing the Happiest Place on Earth through my son's eyes.

Sunday we woke up and had breakfast together. Then the boys went to a friends house to watch football while I went and delivered the baby shower cake.

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Sunday afternoon we had BBQ dinner with some friends.

Sunday night I cleaned up the house and made some plans for this week ahead.

{We all ended up like Ryan above...But the weekend was productive and fun!}

The important thing here is you have to make time for fun. And when you do it leaves you feeling refreshed and happy. Not to mention you create some fun memories!

Embrace the time you have and make time for fun.

I would love to know how you balance your time and any advice you have. What seems to work for you? What are you favorite things to do with the family, your friends or alone?