Tuesday, October 23, 2018

2019 LDS Mutual Theme Binder Covers | FREE Printables

2019 LDS Mutual Theme Binder Covers | FREE Printables
2019 is just around the corner and its time to get ready for next years mutual theme for the youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

2019 mutual theme is John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments

Included in this FREE 30 page packet are Presidency binder covers, spine covers for 1 & 2 inch binders covers, & invitations!  CLICK HERE to download your FREE binder covers.

I hope you use and enjoy them! If you see any issues or need something else created for you please let me know! 

Thank you! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Jenkins Take California: Beach Edition

At the end of last July we skipped school and headed to California as a family. We hadn't been to Cali in a few years and wanted to make the best of the trip.

Setting out on a Saturday morning we arrived in Anaheim around dinner time. I'd forgotten what a long drive it is from Phoenix with children.

Sunday we loaded up the family slathered on the sunscreen and headed to the beach.

Bolsa Chica beach was perfection!

Camden was probably the most excited about seeing the ocean and hanging out at the beach for the first time. We played, collected sea shells & sand crabs, dug holes, ate snacks, got super sandy, and had a fun time. I think we'll have to try and do this again next summer.

It was an amazing day spent as a family. These are the memories I want for our children. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Here is my story, my WHY!

Everyone has a reason they do the things they do. Here is my story, my why, my reason that I decided after many years to jump full force into using essential oils.
*This started as a Facebook post then got wordy 😁

I had read many testimonials and stories from my friend Jenessa, and the success she was having with certain young living essential oils. She was just sharing her results and her heart in simple Facebook posts. Around that that same time Evelyn was having issues with taking short deep breaths constantly, we thought maybe it was asthma. We consulted with her pediatrician about it and she said it wasn't that, but more possibly a nervous tic.

I was kinda freaking out on the inside a little bit. She was involuntarily doing this, she couldn't control it. How do I help my child deal with something she can't control, and something I can't control.

We went home from that appointment, and was just kinda baffled at what I was supposed to do. I thought well maybe some essential oils would help? I had some lying around the house still from years ago, I found one and applied it to her.

That night I was on Facebook and that same friend who had been sharing her love of oils, posted about a deal on a starter kit with young living that came with all these extras and such. I thought about it for awhile actually. I was hesitant because $160 was quite a bit for me spend, but then thought, wouldn't I give anything to help my daughter? This could be the answer I was looking for! I messaged her the next afternoon.

I was nervous, excited, slightly skeptical, but I was determined to help Evelyn in any way. To answer your question, her tic is under control with the help of essential oils. πŸ™ŒπŸ™πŸ˜­πŸ˜

I am so freaking grateful for Jenessa for not being afraid to share her love of essential oils and helping me get started. I only wish I can help someone else like she helped me. This is why I'm sharing.

I have seen so many amazing results using these precious oils. Personally, my hormones are more balanced, my skin in clearer, my cycle is totally manageable now, I just feel better than I ever have. 

My kids are requesting to use the oils, they love using them, and I love it. I've been slowly switching out chemicals, soaps, deodorants, you name it, to be as close to a toxin free home as possible. I never thought I would be that person, but so glad I am now. 

I feel so much better about my home and our health. I'm getting some serious peace of mind and perks of an amazing smelling home. 

So there you have it, that is my story, my why. I'm so glad I took a leap and got a starter kit in my home. It's changing our lives. πŸ’—

Friday, August 10, 2018

Flush then wash your hands please!!

Please tell me I'm not alone in the struggle bus of kids not flushing the toilet or washing their hands after using the bathroom. I can not be the only one!

You would think after every single time they come out of the bathroom and me yelling from across the house "FLUSH THEN WASH YOUR HANDS PLEASE!!" They would get it, but sadly hasn't sunk in quite yet.

So in my effort to try to yell across the house less, I made a couple signs, laminated them and everything, taped them to the doors and mirrors of the bathrooms my kids use the most.

Yeah, 1000000% ineffective πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Month later from putting up the signs I'm still yelling across the house " FLUSH THEN WASH YOUR HANDS PLEASE!!" I say please so its all good folks.

I'm not even joking you that the bathroom Gods heard my sorrows and frustration and the clouds parted, entered P.U!

You guys no lie P.U is a little device that sits on the back of your toilet and has a motion sensor (no video people, don't worry) and when your done a message plays to remind your kids to flush the toilet and wash their hands for you! No more yelling across the house! P.U. does all that for me!! Best of all I can record myself saying whatever I want!! YESSSSS!!!!

A friend of ours created this amazing product and it's literally genius! P.U is what they call a potty training assistant, I call it a parents best friend.

They just started a kickstarter campaign to get this product into as many home across the globe and I for one am excited to support and see this happen!

Check out the Kickstarter and make a pledge!

Check out the P.U facebook page to learn more and watch some hilarious videos of what you could say with your P.U device! 

This isn't sponsored I just think this is a freaking genius idea and wanted to share!!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Shenanigans

Every summer is different. Obviously each year my kids are older, they have different ideas of what is fun and what is not. I try to be the "fun" mom but fun mom can be expensive. πŸ˜‚Especially with 4 kids.

We don't leave the house every day, cause sometimes just thinking about getting in the van makes me want to curl up into a ball and hide forever. It's so hot. BUT I still do try to let my kids experience new things along with the same ol' summer stuff. 

Obviously #1 summer activity is anything that involves water. Swimming, splash pads, backyard sprinkler, whatever has water we try and do. 

Summer Shenanigans | Everyday Airkaka

Summer Shenanigans | Everyday Airkaka

#2 anything inside.

Like a said if we can avoid not leaving the house we don't and if we do its to a water hole or somewhere else inside. 

I surprised the kids and took them to a super fun indoor play park. Slides, trampolines, rock walls, etc. I was a little worried about Leonard, only being 2 how he would do. He was freaking out when we got there and didn't want to wear the grippy socks but when our hour play time was up he was freaking out cause he didn't want to leave. Totally worth the trip and the expense! 

Summer Shenanigans | Everyday Airkaka

We're planning on taking the kids again, and trying out a couple of the other indoor places we have in the valley. 

#3 Everything elseπŸ˜‰ card games, video games, Lego building, movies, sending my kids to friends houses, and having friends over.

One great thing about older kids is they have friends that invite them over, and want to come over. It doesn't happen all the time, but its a nice change for everyone.  

With only a couple week left of summer break, 3 out of 4 kids are in school this year and it starts July 18th, we are making the best of spending time together. 

I'm linking this post with Mommy Style Monday. Check out the other posts 

Kiana at Glitter&Donuts
Madeline at CaseyLand

If you'd like to join in the next Mommy Style Monday head on over to Kiana or Madeline's blogs 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

When your toddler doesn't want to nap anymore

When Leonard was born I already knew then that this kid would be something else, and oh boy is he ever. 

Perfectly placed in the line up of kids, the caboose, thank goodness. Just over 2 years with this little engine that never quits. He has recently graduated to a big bed, which was the tragic end of consistent naps. This stage I dread the most in motherhood, but I guess good news is this is the last time I will be going through this phase. 

Precious naps are few and far between now, but they happen usually on days when he decides to wake up between 3-5AM. He's not one to sleep in, unless we have somewhere to be in the morning and since its summer no sleeping in. I would blame the sun but I'm pretty sure he gets up before it peak through his window. 

I cherish the times when he sits on the couch and is quiet for longer than I'm used to, and he's fallen asleep. Everyone in the house needs to immediately not talk, not move a muscle, and even breathe quieter. We just let the tired boy sleep, and so I can remind myself that he is a precious little angel, before he wakes up again. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sometimes the only solution is to CHOP!

When life gives you thin hair, you make the best of it. 

I've come to the realization that my hair will never be the same as it was before children. I've finally excepted my fate. Even after all the hair loss, and regrowth it is what it is.
Sometimes the only solution is to CHOP! | Everyday Airkaka

After a few hair cuts and keeping my hair shoulder length, I realized even with it that length I was still putting my hair up every single day. I never had my hair down. If you have thin hair you know that having your hair pulled back into a bun or pony tail is basically the worst thing you can do. Every time I took down my hair my elastic would pull out tons of my hair. YIKES! I couldn't afford any more hair being lost to keep it up. 

So one day a few weeks ago, I texted my talented and amazing friend 

Sometimes the only solution is to CHOP! | Everyday Airkaka

I'm that client and sent her a photo I had found on Pinterest of a super short cut that I wanted, but I'm also that client that doesn't expect it to look identical. 

She worked her magic and figured out what would work best for my hair and still keeping the image I sent in mind. 

Sometimes the only solution is to CHOP! | Everyday Airkaka

Sometimes the only solution is to CHOP! | Everyday Airkaka

I feels so good to have my hair short again. It is a perfect cut for my thin hair, I don't know why I keep growing it out. I'll be keeping it short for a long long time. It actually feels thicker and fuller, because its not being weighed down.

Sometimes when you have thin hair the only solution is to chop it!