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my everything notebook

November 14, 2013

I mentioned that I do most of my planning and list-making digitally, but sometimes there’s nothing like pen and paper. I decided I wanted a notebook to carry about with me that I can just jot down random ideas and lists  and notes in. Sometimes I transfer these ideas to my digital lists later, other times I just refer back to the notebook. I chose a Moleskine Evernote classic notebook to use. It’s a great size and very high quality. I liked that it could so easily transfer over to my Evernote, although I don’t actually use that feature very much. It also has a pouch in the back cover where I can tuck stray papers. The only other thing…
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erin condren planner review

November 13, 2013

As this year winds down to a close (whaaat) you might be thinking about how you’re going to do your planning for next year, at least if you’re an organizational and list nerd like me. This year I purchased an Erin Condren weekly planner because I won a gift card in a giveaway. Even though I do most of my planning digitally (and am very much entrenched in my system) I was curious about the hype and wanted to see if I could adapt it to my lifestyle. These planners are very popular so you might know what they’re like already, but in case you don’t: they are large, colorful, personalized, detailed, and include extras like stickers and labels. There…
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motherhood confessions

July 29, 2013

I have made a lot of decisions as a mother just to make life easier on us as a family. As long as everyone’s safety is taken care of, pretty much anything else is flexible. Especially now that I’m expecting again, things have taken an even greater turn for the laid-back, usually in favor of a little more rest or sleep. I know I can’t be alone in this, so let me tell you about it. Here’s a blurry picture of me in my post-work laziness, and Meredith copying me. Not pictured is her lack of pants or diaper. Can’t keep clothes on that girl. >Meredith doesn’t like bedtime and it’s hard to get her to wind down, so for…
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life updates and rambling thoughts

July 1, 2013

Remember how I used to blog? Those were good days. I used to have hobbies. And energy. I wrote posts like this one and felt like I had it all together. I made goals and achieved them. Well all of that has gone away for the moment. The month of June has been one big blur because on May 31 we found out that I’m pregnant. And now I don’t even know where to start explaining all of the thoughts and feelings I have about it. Even saying anything about it at all makes me feel guilty because I know it’s such a sensitive subject for some people, having recently been one of them myself. But I just feel the…
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what’s on your… (with a bonus vlog)

May 27, 2013

I saw this fun little list of questions on Ali Edwards’ blog and thought I’d play along. Then because it was a holiday I decided to record a video with my answers as well. Enjoy! Vanity: jewelry box, family picture, framed cross stitch, cork board with magazine clippings of outfit inspiration Perennial to-do list: chores, Project Life, random crafts & house updates Refrigerator shelves: lots of leftovers (yay!) Itinerary: blueberry picking with my mom Fantasy itinerary: Italy, Hawaii, California coast Playlist: listening to Delirium by Lauren Oliver Nightstand: a vase with branches in it, a pretty box with pens and chapstick, lamp Workout plan: try to do yoga ever iPhone: things, twitter, instagram, feedly, podcasts, candy crush, pictapgo, goodreads, peekaboo barn Top 5 list: still don’t understand this question Bucket list: be conversational…
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