A Glimpse of the Future

I want to continue dating. With kids this will reduce a great bit. And yes I am referring to date night alone. Not just a night in the house without the kids while they sleep over somewhere. I am talking lets go out to dinner, dance around like we have just fallen in love, and not talk about our children. I know that will be hard to maintain when that is what we revert to after many years together; however, it is time for us.

Staying in Love

Do You Smell That? (Fall Edition)


With Thanksgiving growing nearer, the leaves changing, and the air getting chilly, I have rediscovered my love for my scent warmer. I have found several scents for the fall that I am in love with. I love bundling up in warm blankets with my book or Kindle to read with the room smelling wonderful.

All That Lovey Dovey Stuff

As a woman that is truly blessed by so many things around her, many of the smaller things become overlooked. I have always been a very sentimental person. I keep pieces of conversations, write down special things in my planner that happen, and cherish photos. One thing that I have done is keep a playlist of all the songs that Nathaniel has shared with me. I cannot count how many times I have listened to these songs just to put a smile on my face.

ECLP: Working Ahead Update

Erin Condren Life Planner

Earlier this month I did a preview for an upcoming layout. For me, decorating ahead of time isn't something that I normally do, so I promised to check back in with how it went. I am going to include a quick look of how it looked before adding things in; however, if you would like to see a closer view, you can see that in my previous blog: ECLP Upcoming Layouts.

Popsugar Must Have October 2014

Popsugar Must Have

Erin Condren Life Planner Note Pages

Erin Condren Notebook

When you look through social media sites and profiles of people that use the Erin Condren Life Planner, it is a well known that everyone is looking for ways and ideas on how to utilize the notes section in the back of the planner. I have looked through many ideas, but I ran across the same issue that bothered me. The information that was being documented would change. That bugs me. So I spent a good bit of time questioning what I could use them for that would not change and would be useful over the next 18 months. (If you are interested in more about the ECLP, I have several blogs available. Thinking of purchasing one for yourself and would like $10 off, just follow this link.)

Wiggle Thy Toes, Open Thine Eyes

Halloween Quotes

Tender lumplings everywhere. Life's no fun without a good scare. That's our job, but we're not mean. In our town of Halloween.
-Jack, The Nightmare Before Christmas

I Am Fat

Plus Size Body Image

I am a woman and I am fat. I have wide hips, a stomach that isn't flat, and a large chest. Most of all, I have rolls, dimples, and stretch marks. I will repeat this, I AM FAT. Some people are going to think that I am being harsh or that I am being cruel about myself. Let me start with saying, I am not being harsh on myself. For many years I have struggled with my weight. I have battled with depression, anxiety, and self consciousness. I am moving past that. Do I have friends and family that are working on this with me, yes; however, I am doing this on my own as well. I am motivating myself and encouraging myself. And not in the ways others might think. Some will say, "Oh you are finally going to start dieting." No I am not dieting. I may be making healthier choices, but this isn't about losing weight. This is about loving myself, loving my body.

Halloween Madness: Couples Costumes!

Couples Costumes

I wanted to share a bunch of couple costume ideas that I have and would like to do in future years. I hope that you enjoy. If you have any ideas for couples costumes, leave them in the comments down below.

You Can Take Anything, Just Don't Take...

Outside of God, Nathaniel. Yes lovelies, we are back to this topic again. I have recently taken a look at my life. Where I have been, where I want to go, the things I could live without, and more; however, he is the one thing I cannot live without or see myself being without. He is the one that can put the goofy smile on my face. It takes a magnificent man to do everything he does not only for me, but for everyone else as well. He is outstanding with his job. Being a father comes natural to him. His heart is so open and warm.

Dear Waffle, Let Me Be Your Spaghetti

Guys Are Waffles Girls Are Spaghetti

Guys and girls all over the world are trying to figure out the opposite sex. Woman wonder why their guys just won't talk to them about whatever has them staring into space all the time. Men look at women in confusion when they burst into tears for only she knows why, yet she keeps saying that she is fine. It is a never ending merry go round. And then you start all over when the person in your life changes.

ECLP: Upcoming Layouts

Erin Condren Life Planner

Many know how strange it is for me to decorate my spreads beforehand. But recently I decided to go ahead and use up some stickers with a somewhat theme in mind. I went ahead and finished decorating for the month of October. I am going to share with you my favorite week. I will check back after the fact to let you know how I like decorating ahead. I will give an update on what I like and dislike, plus I will show it off completed. Here is the pictures of my "Halloween Candy" themed week.

All Jeweled Up Jewelry

As many may know, I make jewelry. It has been a very big dream of mine to sale my jewelry. A few years ago, I started to sale locally. I had several people that bought pieces from me and even requested custom pieces. Making jewelry is something that I love to do. It is very calming and soothing for me. Around the same time, I decided to post my jewelry online. I didn't have much luck and was quickly discouraged. 

Spooktacular Halloween

Halloween Decoration Ideas

It is that time of year again!!!! It is time for all things hocus pocus, spooky, and creepy! Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. For me it isn't about going to every haunted house like Sloss, Atrox, or the equivilent in each area. I have watched horror movies since I was young; however, as I have grown, I have started to enjoy more kiddy movies. My favorites are Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown. I have comprised a ton of pictures of Halloween decorations that I like. I thought I would share them all with you. I hope you enjoy them and that it inspires you to decorate this year or give your ideas of what to do differently next year.

So Close, Yet So Far Away

Long Distance Relationship

Living in two different places is never easy. Many do not understand why I am doing what I am doing. The answer to that is simple: Love. Being away from the one person you cherish more than any other is not the easiest thing to do. There are many nights that you wish to be together. There are nights when you wake up, and while still half asleep, you reach beside you in a sleepy state just to sigh when you grasp only air.

Blogs That Inspire My Blog

When first starting a blog, you look to others for inspiration. For many, they spend hours searching the Internet for blogs or inspiration. I have been known to do this as well; however, my biggest inspirations come from my friends. I have done something similar as part of a challenge previously and I will link that here. This post differs in what blogs inspire mine and why.

Growing Closer To Him

It is common for me to find a Bible verse to go at the bottom of my weekly spreads. For the beginning of October, I found a verse that spoke volumes to me. I was inspired and encouraged to pray on the subject matter. Soon afterwards, things started to change and I didn't take it well. I cried more than my fair share of tears. I was questioning things I should not be questioning. My mind was getting the best of me all over again. This is the verse:

Breathtakingly Magical

Messages of devotion, love, and gratitude.
Unexpected surprises.
Picking me up when I least expected it.

ECLP: A Peek Inside

I wanted to share a few of my favorite things in my Erin Condren Life Planner. I can honestly say, this is the longest amount of time that I have kept up with a planner throughout my life. I have been enjoying keeping up with daily things even though I decorate and write them in afterwards. Sticky Notes are my best friends. I use a variety of things within my planner and it changes from spread to spread. I hope that you enjoy this little peek into my planner.

The Story of Billy and Sandy

Waking up cold is never the best way to start your day. That is when I knew that my day would just get worse from here. Many might consider my life to be minuscule and unimportant; however, I, Billy, still have a story to tell and for me it is quite terrifying. You might be curious as to what makes me who I am. I am a sock. I am married to a beautifully soft sock named Sandy.

Abuse Is Not Just Physical

Mental Abuse

Disclosure: This is not an easy blog to write. This blog is my opinions and view point. What is said in this blog will not be the views of every other person. I will be sharing my experience and how it has effected my life.

Classic Literature Reading List

Classic Books

There is something to be said for classic literature that withstands the tests of time. Many are a staple in literature course in schools and colleges. Many of those books I have not completed. Here is a list of ten of the classics that I want to read.

ECLP Supplies


When looking through any sites, blogs, or groups about the Erin Condren Life Planner, you are sure to find a numerous amount of information and pictures of inserts that are available. Anything from DIY dashboards to printable meal planning can be found and laminated for the ECLP. There may come a day when I attempt to make my own; however, for now I will be sharing the ones that I either bought myself or that were sent to me by very kind ladies. Please feel free to contact me for any direct information about where I received my inserts.

With My Whole Heart

For My Whole Life

Today's blog is something very dear and special to me. Six months ago today I was stunned. For several days I had been overflowing with happiness. I never imagined when I got up that day that things would go the way they did.