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Hi, how are you?
For some of you, the school may be off for your kids, and you are spending time chilling with them or running after them. But some of you may still be pushing through with your curriculum during these warmer days.
Whatever the case, I am sure you are having lots of fun spending time with your family.
Recent Stint Of Short-Term Homeschooling
Recently, I had to homeschool my child again due to the pandemic. It was a lot easier this time as I am more used to short-term homeschooling. And I also adopted a more relaxed homeschooling attitude.
I do not try to sit down for long blocks of time with my child to do worksheets and learning. I also split up his learning schedule into shorter blocks of time, which was much easier for him.
If you are struggling with homeschool productivity and time management, please read my free blog here for tips and ideas on managing your time.
Things I Have Been Trying Out As Part Of My New Healthy Lifestyle
My skin seems to be a lot clearer since I started juicing. Although I still get the occasional adult pimple here and there on my face, overall, I notice that my skin feels a lot healthier.
I wouldn’t say that my skin is glowing because I am not one of those whose skin glows and radiates with good health. My skin is rather pale as I stay indoors a lot these days.
But overall, I feel healthier and “cleaner” with my new diet. I will continue to endeavor with my juicing every day and let you know how it goes.
I have also started exercising daily since I had a lapse in my fitness routine a while back due to sheer exhaustion, family and work commitments, etc.
I think I was exercising too hard to the point when my body couldn’t recover in time for my next workout. I felt so tired to the point when I didn’t feel like exercising anymore.
I decided to cut back on my workout and instead do a bit of exercise every day but for a much shorter duration and at a lesser intensity than before.
So far, I am enjoying my shorter workouts and feel better because I get a bit of exercise every day rather than have to rest for more extended periods in between my more intensive workouts.
I have also joined the skipping craze and upgraded my pretty pink skipping rope to a heavy and mean-looking weighted skipping rope that weighs 3lbs!
I am completely in love with my new skipping rope, which gives me such a great workout due to its sheer weight. I feel so strong after each skipping workout!
The only complaint I have is that it is very heavy, haha, but I guess that’s the purpose of a weighted skipping rope!
The Latest Pursuit Of My Relaxing Hobbies
But I have been trying very hard to curb myself by just browsing on Amazon and then adding stuff to my save for later list rather than my shopping cart.
This has worked very well for me in dealing with my online shopping addiction, as I often get so busy later on that I will forget about my impulse additions to my save for later list.
I have also been experimenting more lately with fun recipes, and I have discovered these awesome sites and videos, which make cooking seem so fun and easy:
I have tested out quite a few of their recipes, and I love them!
I do not follow recipes exactly as I will use whatever I have in my pantry to substitute for the ingredients I lack.
Having said that, I love to hoard essentials and more in my pantry, and very often, I have the ingredients called for in the recipes.
One ingredient that I decided to cut back on in my bakes is butter because, generally, I’m not particularly eager to eat very dense and heavy bakes. I prefer lighter food and desserts in general.
I don’t have a sweet tooth, so I prefer baking bread. I cannot live without bread and carbs, and rather than push these yummies out of my diet and lifestyle and make myself feel miserable; I have decided to live with it and moderate my intake of bread and carbs.
Also, too many carbs make me bloat and sleepy, so I limit it to stay more alert and productive throughout the day.
I should remind myself to take pictures of my bakes for you in the future! I am not the sort who actively takes pictures of my cooking creations as I am an extremely lazy cook, and often my creations are pretty ugly, haha. As long as they taste good, I am happy!
Anyway, I have waffled on too much! Let’s get back to pretty printables!
Pretty Printables For You In July
Here are all the resources you can download this month:
- 1st July 2021 – Creativity Journal For Your Creative Spirit
- 3rd July 2021 – July Menu Planner Pages
- 5th July 2021 – Kindness Coloring Pages For Your Family – Color Your Way To Kindness
- 7th July 2021 – Create The Life You Want Today Guide, Workbook, and Action Guide Bundle
- 9th July 2021 – ABC Word Searches Makes ABC Learning Fun
- 11th July 2021 – Summer Articles and Reflections For A Breezy Summer
- 13th July 2021 – Super Fun Surprise Planner Pages
- 14th July 2021 – Juicy July Coloring Pages
- 16th July 2021 – Travel Journal For Your Family
- 18th July 2021 – Happiness Checklist For A Happy You
- 20th July 2021 – Who Wants ABC Fun Mazes
- 22nd July 2021 – Crazy Fun Heart Shaped Mazes For Ya
- 24th July 2021 – Pretty Bird Journaling Pages For Your DIY Journal Or Notebooks
- 26th July 2021 – Unicorn Coloring Pages Yaye
- 28th July 2021 – Crazy Camping Planner Bundle For Camping Fanatics
- 30th July 2021 – Kids Journal For Your Cute Darlings
If you are a member of my Homeschool Club, please check this page for all the latest printables you can download.
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I hope you enjoy your pretty printables and digital resources.
Enjoy your beautiful summertime and pretty printables!
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My name is I-Ping Yeo but I write in my alter ego Ashley Yeo cos when I first started online, I was too shy to be me. Silly! Now that my whole website and brand is built on Ashley Yeo, I am gonna stick with it (cos I am too lazy to change it and too much money has been spent on Ashley Yeo) and spread some sweet cheer!
I am a previously jaded ex-lawyer and now positively charged mompreneur who founded AshleyYeo.com. Ashley Yeo is a “fictional” character who is very different from me in personality. I am formal and boring while Ashley Yeo attempts to live a bit more dangerously but within acceptable boundaries.
I produce and publish content under my brand Ashley Yeo. I produce content mainly about homeschooling, education, digital and online learning, self-care, gratitude, ikigai (Japanese term for “reason to be”), infectious happiness strategies, passion, positivity, planning, and productivity for moms. And I also share boss girl e-commerce strategies I am testing, and resources I am using, on my own small boss girl indie business.
I conjure seriously juicy journals, notebooks, planners, coloring stuff, printables, and pretty kawaii products out of love, peaches, and cream.
I am the author and publisher of the "Big Grateful Heart: 52 Week Gratitude Journal". This is one of my best-selling gratitude journals, and it was a number 1 new release on Amazon as well as on several of Amazon's Top 100 bestseller lists.
I especially love to produce premium printables complementary to your homeschool curriculum, and for your family's positivity and self-care.