the perfect planner, for me

First, let me start by clarifying a few things. These are solely my opinions based on using both of these planners for an extended period of time (not simultaneously). I paid for the Whitney English Day Designer and the Erin Condren Life Planner (2014-2015) edition ....more

Labor Day catch-up!

I have an extra set of hands around here today, so I’m actual going to try to get a blog post for each day this week. Lately, I can only make it to Wednesday before falling behind. These days, I have to do things in 30 minute increments (or so it feels) ....more

back to school

On Monday night, we went to meet BK’s new teacher. She was a little sad at first when I told her she wouldn’t have the same teacher, but thankfully, she warmed right up to her new teacher and was telling us how excited she was before bed. I’m so impressed with her personality, she thrives in new situations rather than shying away from them ....more

whole 30 results and FAQ’s

I finished up Whole 30 last week and I’m currently on day 2 of 20 before vacation. I debated whether to even call it Whole 30 anymore, because I think this is going to pretty much be a lifestyle change for me. I’ll probably follow the 85-15 rule and splurge at times, but I want my main method of eating to be aligned with Whole 30 ....more

Judson is 4 months old!

Judson- We are having so much fun watching you grow and learn new things. I told your dad the other day, it’s impossible for me to look at you and not smile. You’re always beaming a big, beautiful smile anytime someone looks your way and talks to you (except if you’re hungry, then you want to eat right then) ....more

Fill Me In Friday… Teaching Braylen

Each Friday, I’m going to be answering some of your questions from the post I did earlier and giving you a little more insight into how we do things around here. One of the most common questions that came from that posts was about teaching Braylen. Braylen has a really good memory, and she picks up on things really quickly ....more

Whole 30: Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning

Yesterday marked day 21 of Whole 30. It’s crazy to me that I’ve made it this far and only have nine more days to go. Although, truth be told, my plan is to stick with it until we go on vacation next month ....more

Home Tour: Dining Room

I’ve been on a roll lately with house projects. The craft room is basically finished, I just have a few boxes to go through and then I’ll be ready to do a reveal post, and I’m in the middle of turning our screened-in back porch into a cozy outdoor living area. I made a few changes in the dining room over the weekend and decided to call it complete ....more

Story Stones on Every Day Cheer

Since all of my teacher friends went back to the classroom last week and I’m missing those kindergarten projects and all the first of the year fun, I’m posting about one of my favorite ways to inspire creativity and imaginative play on Every Day Cheer. Click over to see how I use Story Stones and make a set for your kiddo or class tonight ....more

15 things I’ve learned in 15 days on whole 30

I’ve managed to stick to Whole 30 for about 15 days now. Today actually marks day 15, but I don’t intend on falling off the wagon today, so we’ll go ahead and call it half-way. Basically, it’s about 14 days longer than I’ve managed to stay on any other diet ....more