A Typical Day of Blogging. It’s Not Always Smooth Sailing. 

I’ve heard so many times, “I wish I could just sit around and blog all day.” Like it’s just so easy peasy.  You have no idea how hard it can be. I mean sure it sounds easy and glamorous but don’t quit your day job just yet. Here’s a typical day for me: I get… Continue reading A Typical Day of Blogging. It’s Not Always Smooth Sailing. 

Coffee Chat & Giveaways!

Today I took over the blog and social media accounts at Coffee Chat Girl and blogged about why I started Midlife Margaritas! Check out her blog to read it! She’s doing a giveaway too that you will just love. If you love coffee, girl time, giveaways and margaritas…you won’t be disappointed! What else do you… Continue reading Coffee Chat & Giveaways!

Midlife Margaritas is Turning 1! And Other Crap You Probably Don’t Care About….

  So what. My blog is one year old today. I CARE! I am so thrilled about how much fun I have had blogging this past year! I have met some very cool and funny bloggers and fans. I started a Facebook page a few months back and have over 600 fans now. Strangers write… Continue reading Midlife Margaritas is Turning 1! And Other Crap You Probably Don’t Care About….

A Sneak Peak Into My Blog Emails

Here at Midlife Margaritas, we get lots of emails. And they can be spectacular. Some are just so random and weird though. So I thought I would give you a peek into what I deal with in my inbox. Makes for good material. Message: “Hi! I love your blog! You give such great parenting advice!”… Continue reading A Sneak Peak Into My Blog Emails

Midlife Margaritas Won another AWARD!

Can you believe it? Thanks to Bleeping Motherhood, we have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! It must have been our Sunny Disposition. 🙂 So you know we are celebrating with bottles and bottles of Champagne! And you know what that means? DANCING! Not the stripper pole kind but the cool kid kind like… Continue reading Midlife Margaritas Won another AWARD!

Organizing the Free-For-All That is My Life

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My definition of Organized is:

     *To be able to find my crap quickly in any room, space or file. And it has to look neat and prettily arranged.

Usually my blog is all about my crazy family and weird stuff that happens to me but recently I have become obsessed with getting organized. With that said I am just going to bore you with a blogpost about it today.

So I am working on this huge goal to be completely organized at home. I started with my home office over spring break and pictures are coming soon. Just have to sell an ovary to afford the cool office chair and rug I want. But I must get to my files. There is currently no system there at all. I thought there was but really I was kidding myself. You can see what I mean:

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 Then there’s my supplies drawer that is horrendous, just look at that mess:

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 So I have a lot of work to do. I admit I get started then I get overwhelmed then I just need a drink to calm myself and try again. That method seems to work pretty well. So as you can imagine, there is a lot of running back and forth to the grocery store beer aisle and the liquor store. But I am kicking it friends, I really am. I will be organized by the end of the summer, even it kills me.

I truly envy those organizers I see on Instagram and Pinterest. Like check out this site called “A Bowl Full of Lemons”: http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/2016/03/home-organization-challenge-week-11-the-office.html I want my office to look this organized dammit! Her entire site is loaded with tips, ideas and challenges. Makes me weep with envy of her skills. I’ll get there.

Why do I need to be organized? Is it OCD? I have no idea but when things are all neat and in their own place, I get such a rush. Am I nuts? Remember my post on Bullet Journaling? https://midlifemargaritas.com/2016/03/21/life-goals-bullet-journaling/  I am still working on that and I have discovered cool “planners” like calendars on drugs with stickers and colored pens and cool sticky notes too. I think I may need an intervention.

If you have blogs, Pinterest Boards or websites that are all about getting organized, let me know and help a sister out.

Why I Blog

not a rapperI blog because my life is so crazy that I want to capture it in words without having to pay out the expense to write an actual book. You know the saying, “you can’t make this shit up”? Well that is how just about every day starts at my house. I live in a house with 4 boys/men. Big Daddy, Thing 1 & Thing 2 and Bailey the dog. All males. Yep, I drink. Hence the name of my blog.

I blog because I like to overshare. I tell way too much and my family is desensitized to the trauma it causes them. We may or may not have all been in counseling at one time or another. Including the dog. Nothing is sacred or off-limits. This is the reason my kids go by Thing 1 & 2. They don’t want their names out there on the interwebs.  So I’ll just post a picture of them here: (I love that they pose with me for selfies)

I blog because I like to connect with other bloggers. There is this whole world out there of bloggers who have the same issues I do. Nice to know I am not alone in my craziness. Sometimes I am just grateful I don’t have triplets or more animals or step kids… and I love to laugh at those other bloggers who do! I mean some days I read their stories and think, “thank God I don’t have that to deal with!”

I blog because everyone needs a hobby. I have friends who actually run for fun. They run before the sun comes up, in the cold, in the rain and when it’s over 100 degrees. I would rather blog about how crazy that is from inside my air-conditioned home office. While drinking a White Russian.  We had a treadmill once. I got tired of dusting it so we sold it in a yard sale to one of those runner families.

I blog because it keeps me busy and from living a life of petty crime. Big Daddy is very appreciative that blogging is a pretty cheap hobby.  I know other people who shop all day and party all night. Or others who spend hours and lots of money on scrapbooking. Is that still a thing? Only Thing 1 has a baby album. Thing 2 will be lucky to have graduation pictures. 

bloglifeThese are some of the reasons why I blog. My intentions are to continue putting it out there about my family and the world around me. Good, bad or ugly. If I can make someone chuckle that was having a bad day, then I can say it was worth it. Worth all the brain cells it takes to write a post, create graphics and pictures and literally pull stuff out of my @33.

Interested in how my days go? Check out my post on adulating here: https://midlifemargaritas.com/2016/03/05/grownuplife/

That’s it for now. Thing 2 just texted me from upstairs with the following: reedtextpants

 

Then there was this earlier about where to take Big Daddy for his birthday dinner:hooterstext

So I am off to find pants for Thing 2 and get my cocktail on.

Peace out. And No we are not going to hooters for Big Daddy’s bday celebration!