• Intentional, mid-year view

    I have been aiming for good photography, great social media, flawless writing, designing and making accessories everyone will love, take care of my girls, keeping the house tidy, being warm and welcoming with others, and on top of all of that take some time for myself. Ufff… I am tired already. Can you see the pattern? I was trying to be and do perfectly every area of my life, and yet had no defined intention.

    Intentional #wordoftheyear / Reviewing my word of the year half way throu the year / Be intentional in everything you do and why you do it! / by Wanda Lopez #wandalopezdesigns


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  • Everything happens for a reason

    The girls have been helping around the house which is one of their simple ways for letting us know how much they love us. As a mom this act of love makes me feel happy. Like I’m doing a good job with them.

    Chores has helped them be more conscious with their own messes. If there is clothe laying around the bathroom floor, they’ll pick it up without being told to (well, we are still working on that “without being told to” part). It’s really cute to see from take action.

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    They are also doing the dishes. But, that comes with a price. Lets just say that we are running out of dishware. Last week we lost a couple of glasses. We are taking it slow. Lately, I’ve recruited the dishwasher. I enjoy having the girls pitch in around the house. I just know how long we can afford it. LOL!

    My husband always says that everything happens for a reason.

    31-Days-of-Simplicity-everything-happens-for-a-reason-coffee-mug-wandalopezdesignsWhile the girls help around the house and learn how to do it carefully I am taking it all in and enjoying the moment. That simple act of love they are showing is worth any coffee mug. Plus, I can take advantage of the phrase, “everything happens for a reason” and go shopping for new coffee mug, or dishware.

    We, like many families are in a budget, but it is also true that a coffee mug is not an expensive item. Someone must let Superman know that this gal needs a new mug!

    The most important fact here is that the girls are learning more about responsibility and working together. A simplicity lesson for them and for us as a family is that when we work together around the house things get done faster. This has also helped each one of us be more conscious about our own mess and about everyone’s contribution for helping out.

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  • Less is more…

    While reading an article on a business magazine I came across some words that for months have been re-appearing in different ways. In in my heart, on social media posts, on images, on conversations with my husband, friends and our home group from church as well. It seems that everyone wishes to accomplish more with less. Less stress, less time, less money or less _________ (you fill in the blank).

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