Clean House, Clear Mind, Better Life

Now I am nothing near to a clean freak. Lets be clear, I am pretty moderate when it comes to clean. Laundry is done normally, folding and putting them away is a different story, dishes are done by Michael regularly, shoe rack gets fixed by Alexiis once in awhile, and the rest is done when needed. Not too shabby.

I’ve come to realize that for my household and I, we can let things go a bit sometimes. Maybe the clothes get out of hand, the dishes pile up, or our things are just disorganized around the home. Maybe it’s from sickness, fatigue, or some other unknown reason that  causes a ruckus in the cleanliness in our home. The cleanliness and organization actually plays a large role in how you feel. And the way one feels, makes an impact on everyone in the household. Not just yourself.

You wouldn’t think that would make a difference at all but think about it. When you take a vacation, the hotel is beautiful and very well put together. The colors are vibrant and make you really feel alive. Same with your own home. If you had to come home to a house that looked like a tornado went through it, you would feel a certain way about it right?

I had a friend that was less tidy than I. She would kind of let things go until it was really bad or difficult to clean. She was also very stressed quite often, irritable, and always felt lazy and tired. I would wonder if this was connected with her surroundings? What you don’t want to do is  wait too long because thats when the bigger problems arise from neglecting your home. In her kitchen she had two separate sinks and supposedly she never paid attention to the other sink and it just got backed up over time. Don’t ask me what happen to it, just understand it was so bad we had to call a plumber in Honolulu to fix it and it costed her a pretty penny. Ouch.  She now has a different perspective on her home and takes better care of it. She is way more energized, and upbeat, and happy.

So mothers, fathers, children, lets come together and help each other to make our houses into a home.  A place we can all feel comfortable in. A sanctuary where magic happens and our minds are free to explore the possibilities of the world. A clean house, is a clearer mind, to a better living.

Have you noticed a connection between cleanliness and happiness? What are your thoughts or suggestions? I’m exercising the idea of making DIY products to clean and organize our homes. If you’re interested to see this like and comment. Let me know, its about to get real!

Not All Treasure is Silver & Gold

I just had this stick out to me today for some reason. Besides blogging I do have a life when the computer is turned off. My boyfriend and I are really into our own business. I just find it funny because this stuck out to me, but not typically on one specific subject. This is diverse and I am applying to all of the aspects to my life and am contemplating it all right now. Step into my mind.

First thing I was really appreciative for was I thought about “Not all treasure is silver and gold” for our business. In our business we sometimes have to reach out to business owners. I was thinking just last week that quantity is more. It could possibly help but not necessarily either. Example, I’ll create a custom video for business owners. Last week I was basically making not very thought out videos, but I was just sending them out. Now the other day. I spent a lot of time with one video. I put in a lot of time creating this video to the best of my ability and hope and wish that business owner will get in contact with me. Ofcourse I’m emailing them and following up but you get it right?

Another example is with Michael and Alexiis. I am probably far away from being frugal. I really should be taking notes on Michael because he is so frugal its insane. You could probably give him a cardboard box and twenty dollars and he’s come out a millionaire. Im sure of it! Anyways I always think too big. My thinking is for us to have an amazing night we have to go big, go hard, spend all this money, etc. When in actuality, our most prized memories together is the most simplest of times. Its incredible how we can be playing cards on the floor, to chit chatting and tickling and how that makes you feel.

Its the small things that matter. Don’t ever forget that. What do you take from this? What are the small things you are appreciative for?

Bonding through Video Games

Wii Games


Video Games. Everyone has their thoughts and opinions on them. It can become a bad thing when it’s abused and it can have beneficial qualities when used sparingly from what I understand. Video games also have ratings for a reason. This is to inform parents beforehand if the game is appropriate for their child’s age. Being aware and being present also can help with this subject.

See, I grew up with video games in my childhood. Sega Genesis was the first console I ever laid hands on. Sonic and Street Fighter was my first video games! Oh the memories I had playing on that thing! I can remember it clear as day. Sitting on the carpeted floor, crosslegged, my eyes so mesmerized.  I was just amazed at the fact that I could use this controller and control this little guy named Sonic to get through a level full of bad guys and gold rings. That’s where my fascination with video games first started its blaze in my heart.

Now that I am older and with a child of my own, I don’t play video games as much. But I find it interesting to see my daughter just as intrigued as I was when I was as small as her. She wants to play different video games, learn new things, and explore the video game world. I kind of have to say, “whoa there, you’re getting way over your head.” She is very strong willed and believes she can play anything and be good at it. If it doesn’t work, she will blame it on the video game. Sometimes she would holler at it too.

Video games can be very beneficial to children and teens when played in moderation. If the hours played is abused, there seems to be a very negative affect. Playing games together or as a team is a sure fire way to bond with your children. Games have been played over generations and generations.  Board games was and still is a great way to play with the whole family. Now in this new day, playing a device with a controller to move a character or do something on your television is totally normal. As crazy as it may sound to our ancestors.

The Wii systems is a super fun console to play on, great for people of all ages. Yes even the adults! The controllers is simple, which you hold in one hand. Wii comes with some kind of motion detecting camera that follows where the controller is moving. Don’t quote me on that, I am not a trained professional! Therefore when playing the boxing game, you stand, punch, throw blows in the video game, while here in reality you are punching nothing but thin air. It’s great for exercise and getting all of the family engaged. It comes with all sorts of goodies such as bowling, tennis, boxing, sword fighting, and even dance. Boxing really gets me all pumped up and breaking a sweat!

Try it out for yourself and see how video games can make an a difference in the way you bond with your family. Also leave me a comment below explaining what you have been having fun with! I’d love to hear and try new things with my family!