Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stickers, Stickers, Stickers

When you delve into the planner obsessed world you realize there are a few things that planners consider a necessity: pens, washi tape, stickers. Lots and lots of stickers. Some people use their planners more like scrapbooks. The pages are filled with stickers, washi tape and fancy writing. Me? I need my planner to be functional. Yes, I do have some pens and washi tape I like to use. But I have so many commitments between myself, daughter, husband and family I need as much space as possible to write everything down. If I do not write it down, there is a good chance it won’t get done.

I do use the calendar on my phone. Specifically I use the Google Calendar. That is mostly for when I am out and about.  It is to convenient to check when the next event is happening to help me keep track of time better.

I do put some stickers on my pages. I like some seasonal ones like colored leaves, acorns, pumpkins, and Christmas trees just to dress up the page a bit. I have ordered personalized stickers from Erin Condren and I am just phanatic about a Etsy shop called Planner Penny. They are removable! She designs Monthly sets to match the color schemes of the Erin Condren Life Planner. They are imaginative and useful. I have a new shipment on the way. I cannot wait for them to arrive. I will post pictures soon.


Above is an example of a layout of a week in my planner.

How do you decorate your calendar/planner?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


There is a video going viral of Steve Harvey speaking to a Family Feud audience. It is called Jump. I have seen this video a few times and I am sure I will watch it about a hundred more times. If you haven’t seen it yet, I have the link below.

It has inspired me. God gives each of us gifts. Sometimes those gifts have absolutely nothing to do with our jobs/careers. Other times it could lead to a new career. Either way we need to take a leap, a jump, of faith. We have to trust our parachute will open and we will soar.

I love writing. I have been writing poems and stories since I was a little kid. There was a number of years I got away from it, but in the past year I have been doing more. It is like fresh oxygen for me. I have to write. which is why i have this blog. I would love to be published someday. I have been trying to think of my “niche” or speciality and I was stressing about that. Then I realized I don’t have to have a speciality. I realized it is essays that I love to write.

I have been thinking of some current topics and I realized I need to do some research. Research. It has been a while since I have needed to do that. But I did enjoy that in high school and college. There are so many resources available because of the internet, however, not everything on the internet is reliable. So it will take some figuring to see which sources are better than others.

Writing makes me happy. I’m ready to jump. Wanna come with me? What makes you jump? I would love to hear and cheer you on.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

There are three things I really enjoy: Planners, Purses, and Phootball

Planners - Erin Condren Life Planner (
I love planners. Paper, digital, Iove them all. I just had a conversation with my husband on how I needed to update our family calendar in the kitchen. I said I have three calendars going. 3? Why not just use your phone? I need paper. I just can’t go without a paper planner. Well, the past couple of days i decided to try just the phone calendar. I'm not convinced. we’ll see how it goes. but i do love paper planners and this year my favorite is my ECLP. There are interchangeable covers and i can personalize the covers too. So, even if i decide to go with phone calendar for appointments and such i will always have a paper planner for other things. perhaps this blog?

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Purses - I love 31 (
A few years ago I was introduced to 31 Bags. 31 is a direct sales company - consultants book parties/shows where the host can earn free and discounted products based on sales at their show. My sister hosted a show and about a year later became a consultant. She has a rapidly growing team and I am a number one customer.

I have several favorite items and right now one of my favorites is Everything Crossbody bag. I love it because i can wear it crossbody, over the shoulder and the wrist. Also my ECLP fits perfectly in the main zipper compartment. AAAAHHHHH! The bag is light weight before I add all my stuff to it and it isn’t much heavier with stuff in it.

More on my other favorites bags will be catalog starts February 1!

I live in the Philly area. Born and bred. I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan. My dad used to have season tickets when the Eagles played in Veterans Stadium. We have made it to the playoffs and even the super bowl a few times, but we haven’t won yet. Not once. Sigh. This past season was disappointing in a lot of ways. Our head coach was fired before the last game of the regular season. We weren’t going to the playoffs so it didn’t matter. However, we did win that last game. This week our new head coach was introduced. He’s a former player and former assistant coach. There is much speculation on how he will fare as head coach.i am optimistic. I don’t have much of a choice. More to come on that as well in the future.
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So these are the three things that get me excited and I love talking about. Of course since this is a election year, the candidates get me fired up too. of course it isn’t always because i support them. it is more of a reaction to what they say and the attitudes they project. there will be more, lots more, on them as well.

I look forward to hearing what you think about these things as well too.