About Lara Kulpa & #LifeGlitter

lara kulpaHi there! I’m Lara Kulpa, and I’m so glad you’ve discovered #LifeGlitter! Here you’ll find everything from printables and planner pages, to articles and advice designed around living a good, happy, and SANE life!

As a mom, I’m on a mission to manage my home, work, life, and yes – myself. It’s not about being a superhero¬†or living up to someone’s idea of that ‘perfect mom’ or any such thing. Rather it’s about that point in motherhood where every mom realizes that she deserves to have the peace of mind that comes with properly balancing needs, wants, and dreams. Not just for her kids, but for herself.

#LifeGlitter is NOT about going overboard with fashion or home decor. It’s not about covering everything you own in glitter (though that does happen around here). In fact, it’s about making sure you feel the sparkle in your life.

It doesn’t mean you have to spend a boatload of money or hire someone else to manage your personal finances. It doesn’t mean you have to scrimp and save and squish every penny, either. And it most certainly doesn’t mean you have to become a Pinterest Mom.

It’s about having fun. Enjoying life. But letting that inner control freak have her way, too. It’s like dieting… if you forbid yourself of something, eventually that’s all you want! #LifeGlitter is about making sure everything you NEED is aligned with what you WANT.

Being organized means less time wasted cleaning or hunting for things. That means more time with family. More fun and less bleach-stained tees. (I swear I have a whole drawer of them!)

Knowing where your money goes, and how to make more of it, means that you can focus on taking care of yourself – inside and out (I’m looking at you, the mom who hasn’t so much as painted her own nails in years). It also means you can work out plans for achieving your BIG goals and dreams!

You are entitled to more sparkle and shine.

My daughter was not quite 4 when I realized that I really wasn’t leading a great example for her – in several areas.
Our home has always been cluttered, but it was teetering on the edge of dirty. Some days it still is. For more than a day or two. This is something I’ve recently taken on, and here I’ll be inviting you along that journey with us.
I would let stress – work stress, family health issues, etc – really get me down instead of motivating me to think about how to take control – even if it was just taking control of my emotions. Yes, I’m the person who needs to know all the details, all the time, and I know my kid’s gonna hate me for it when she’s a teenager desperate for freedom, but I don’t care.

As an artist, I know that when I’m creating – be it with a computer or acrylics or clay – that I’m at peace. My brain stops focusing on all the things that I should be doing, want to be doing, or hate that I’m doing. And one of my favorite ways to create lately is with printables and planner pages. I have discovered a newfound love for planners and trackers and taking that time each day to focus on them is super important to my sanity.

There is no reason in the world why you can’t feel the sparkle every day.