I have a slight obsession with jewelry. Especially necklaces and bracelets. We are in the process of moving in to a new house, and we finally have a nice sized master closet. It has built in shelves on two sides and two walls of hanging rods, but there was a huge blank wall of unused space. What to do? I decided that this was a
I just got back from a week in my happy place, Don Pedro Island, Florida. My life has changed a lot in the last few months. Son #3 went off to college, son #4 is a sophomore in high school, and my husband FINALLY came home after 3.5 years in Saudi Arabia, and is now working during the week in Georgia, and home on the
This is another one of my posts where I feel like I might be showing too much of my crazy. I have a desk, like a civilized person. I know this. But I just don’t seem to use it for anything other than storage. I usually end up working at the kitchen table, especially when I was homeschooling. I will be honest with y’all and
Anyone else out there obsessed with planners? Any one else sick of buying planners, only to find that you hate the format? I have a PILE of planners I have tried out and stopped using after a week or two. Imagine my absolute GLEE when I realized that there are planner companies out there that offer FREE downloads of their planners, so that you can
Now, I am aware that people make fun of me for being over prepared. People laugh at me when I roll up with my fully loaded wagon to a baseball tournament…but who do you think they come to when they need a lint brush or a safety pin or bug spray or a baggie for ice for a sore elbow? ME!! That’s who! I mean,
“Lord, have mercy!” I meant to take a blogging break back in March. A SHORT blogging break. It has been SIX MONTHS! So what the heck has been going on with me? There is a lot of change going on here at my house! Let’s see: Son #3 (out of 4) left for Furman University (ROLL DINS!) in August. Son #4 (out of 4)
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called What’s In My Car: Baseball Mom Organization. That post has been repined almost 10,000 times! Good grief! I look at it now, and it looks pretty cheesy. I have updated it a little bit, but it does need an overhaul! This post is a variation on that one. When you search for ideas of things
CURRENTLY I am loving…that we have our 5th wedding anniversary on the 2nd. I am feeling…cold. I am eating…a lot of eggs made in my new omelet maker. I am drinking…a lot of wine. I am watching…Married at First Sight, and I am really ticked off at the finale. I am reading…”Blueprints” by Barbara Delinsky I am listening…to a lot of classical music. The Carolina
I have been a total blog slacker so far this year. I took a break for the holidays. As many of you know, my husband has been working in Saudi Arabia since July 2013, and gets to come home for two weeks every three months. I have a son who is a cellist, who is graduating from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts
Who is ready for the holidays??? I am personally freaking out. I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is in two weeks! I have been sitting down with my planner, making my menu, shopping lists, and cooking schedules. I am certainly not a graphic artist, but I have put together a collection of printables for my 2015 Holiday Planner, that I have created in a Happy Planner.
Most of my diet slip ups happen because I am tired and/or lazy. Everyone seems to spend their time on the run. Whether it is running between work and home, or school and practices, or a combination of all of these, it is especially hard to stay strong when you are on the run. If you’ll be away from home during the day, cut down
I have been on the quest for the perfect planner for as long as I can remember. I am one of those planner/list/office supply junkies. You name it, I have tried it! I can even justify my planner purchases now by having a blog and reviewing them! I have finally narrowed down all of the elements that I need in my perfect planner, and
I have been obsessed with planners since I can remember. Lists, calendars, routines, schedules…I drive my husband insane. There are a few qualities that I have finally realized are necessary to me in a binder (not that I can actually find them all in the same binder): A monthly calendar A weekly spread A daily page for my bullet journal The capability to add and
Last week I was talking about what a disaster my summer has been, and that it is time to Get it Together.. I realized that my schedule and routines and plans had gotten so bad that I didn’t even know where to start getting myself and my family back in line. Have you ever felt like that? One thing I try to do on a regular
Am I the only one who makes plans every summer…and then doesn’t follow through with any of them? I was going to clean and organize my house from top to bottom, go on college visits with my teenaged sons, spend time at the lake, lose 40 lbs, , go to the flea market every week, get my puppy fixed and obedience trained…I could keep going.
Weather: WOO HOO!! The warm weather seems to finally be here to stay! Eating: way too many Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Drinking: I LOVE my mojitos made with my favorite Don Q Mojito rum, Sprite Zero, lime and mint from my garden. Watching: I have been binge watching Justified on Amazon Prime…I am on Season 6. Reading: I am liking this book a lot. My drawers
I really love doing the Photo A Day Challenge from Fat Mum Slim! It makes me take more pictures, and it’s fun! From the website: CAN YOU TELL ME A BIT ABOUT PHOTO A DAY? Photo A Day started in January 2012. Every month I create a unique list of daily prompts and people all over the world take a daily photo, using the list
Weather: temps in the 70’s, but too much dang rain! Eating: Whole 30 Drinking: a gallon of water a day with Clight (piña colada and mango flavors!)…and an occasional mojito! Supplementing: Plexus, of course! ( Slim, Accelerator, BioCleanse, ProBio and XFactor) Exercising: following the UltraFit program and working out four days a week at Workout Anytime with my trainer, Laura! Thinking about trying Couch to
What’s in my gym bag? Everyone has different needs and wants for their gym bag. When I go to the gym, I leave from my house. I don’t work outside the home, so I don’t have to worry about taking clothes to change into for work. If I go somewhere after the gym, it is usually to the grocery store and to run errands. The
So what is in my bag? This is my new favorite tote bag. It is a basic Lands End tote. I have always had LL Bean tote bags, but I was looking at the Lands End ones and realized that not only did they come in my favorite color, but they have tons of pockets! And are softer and cheaper!! Here is inside… That
Whew! My weekend was not very relaxing! I am excited about my new project I was working on, though..some friends and I are starting a new weight loss blog…SkinnyBet! It is going to be a lot of fun. You will be able to win money and prizes, we will have a supportive Facebook group, monthly challenges, a photo challenge, and daily posts. Go over
This is my second year buying a Hobonichi Planner. Last year it was harder to get one, and the website was SO confusing. Well, it is in Japanese. After using the Google yen to dollar converter to make sure I wasn’t about to charge $300 to my debit card, I pretty much had to cross my fingers and pray that I ordered the right thing.
I have a planner obsession that goes way back. I have tried, and spent a lot of money on, every planner system or gadget that has come out since the late 1980’s. Franklin Planner, Filofax, Palm Pilot, Blackberry, MomAgenda, Erin Condren, Martha Stewart, Levenger…they all have my money. LOTS of it. I am always in the hunt for the perfect planning system, that will finally