Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

Those of you that are Mommy’s know how hard it is to find time for yourself, am I right? Any time I can cut corners (without it being sloppy) I am all for. Time just seems to escape pretty quickly and before you know it you were supposed to be out the door twenty minutes ago! Ok, so maybe that extra ten minutes of sleep (instead of doing a full face of makeup) wasn’t worth it?!?

Even though summertime is typically more relaxed for most people, for my house, its just as busy as the school year. Out the door by 8:00 to drop Ella off at camp and Charlotte at daycare, squeeze in any errands that have to be run (that don’t include groceries) before I have to be at the store by 10:00. Yikes!

When I say I welcome cutting corners sometimes (some people call them “life hacks”), I am totally serious. Like for instance, if I am wearing a dress that goes to my knees, I will only shave from the knee down. I mean really, who has time in the morning to shave the WHOLE leg? Both of them. Not this girl. Doing little shortcuts in the morning are things that I thrive on- brushing my teeth while in the shower, leaving my face mask on while I am doing my hair/getting dressed (for those mornings I really oversleep and don’t have time to shower. It’s not gross- you know you have those mornings).

Some “life hacks” or summertime hacks that I am particularly fond of, especially to help me get through my crazy, busy, rushed mornings:

~Freezing fruit and tossing it in my water bottle in the morning. It adds some extra flavor!
~I always have a box of those little flavor packets for water at work, and at home of course. Some mornings I forget the frozen fruit, and I am an awful plain water drinker, so after I get tired of drinking the plain water I will use one of my flavor packets. They aren’t as good as the real deal, but it saves time, people!!
~I hate ironing. It has never been something I do. But I will use my straightener to iron parts of my clothes that are super wrinkled. Quick and really easy!
~Like I mentioned before, because I dislike shaving so much, I love to use Veet. It saves time. I can do it while I am getting ready. Lather on the cream, let it set while I am brushing my teeth, doing my makeup, then remove it. It also moisturizes my legs (and is great for sensitive skin), so it saves me from having to lotion my legs. Win win, total time saver! (how smooth it makes my legs feel and look is a bonus!) Plus, it lasts longer and keeps my legs smoother than just shaving- also a time saver!

What are some of your time saving, life saving hacks that you swear by?

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  1. Crystal
    June 30, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Thanks Becky for the tips!!! I'll have give Veet a try;)

  2. Jennifer MommyLifeAfterPh.D.
    June 30, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    I'm a total Veet user–especially in the summer! So much easier than shaving everyday:)

  3. Because of Jackie
    July 1, 2014 / 1:36 am

    Love the straightener life hack, I need to try that! Also, I haven't tried Veet in years, I'm intrigued (again!)

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