Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hope For a Weary Morning


My daughter is sick. She's not been herself the past week. Twice now she has thrown up everything in her tiny two year old body. I'll spare you the details of her sickness but just know that we are low on bed linens and I'm low on energy. Did I mention that my husband is sick too? As I type, he's curled up in bed resting. Aubrey is eating an apple and watching "Max and Ruby". I'm sucking back the last bit of my lukewarm coffee. I completely forgot that I had brewed myself a cup and things took me away from drinking it right away. When I rediscovered it, I decided to drink it anyways. Keurig cups are way to precious to waste. Earlier I discovered that my Diet Dr. Pepper that I had placed in the freezer yesterday to get col had exploded in the freezer. Cleaning up frozen pop was not on my agenda today.

Do you know what was on my agenda?

Working out. Making a turkey dinner. Doing some business organization  Planning for my upcoming Scentsy party. Relaxing after an exciting but busy weekend. Getting ready for this weeks birthday celebrations. Going to an Eric Church concert tonight.

Most of that isn't in the cards today.

I was threatened to feel angry about that. But there was a very comforting Bible verse that soothed my soul today.





I'm thankful for social media. This morning I've already connected with four mom friends who have sick little ones. I came across that Bible verse because another mom of a sick little posted it. It was like water for my weary soul. I felt such peace reading it. Soaking it in. And I had to pass it along.

Today isn't what I planned. Today is going to challenge me to be more "on call" than I wanted to be. I'm playing nurse, doctor, wife and mom today. I can't promise that I won't get to the end of my rope today but I will rest easy knowing that there is peace to be found in this process.

Wishing you a happy day friends.




(P.S. Feel free to share the above image. I made it for y'all.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Life Planner!





Did you know that I love organizing? I do. I'm a nut. And I'm an even bigger nut when it comes to organizing supplies. I'm the girl who's searching hashtags on Instagram about organizing, planners and all other means of paper-ie goodness to keep oneself on track and on plan. (If you are on Instagram, feel free to follow me! I'm always looking for new friends to follow! I'm at Mandi_Joy).

Many of you know that I created my own paper calendars and organizing binder to keep myself on top of all the things going on in my life. But, it wasn't as portable as I needed it to be. I needed something that I could shove into my purse and take on-the-go with me. I've been LONGING for an Erin Condren Life Planner for a few years now but could not justify the extra money that it took to ship to Canada. A couple of months ago though, I advanced a level with my Scentsy business and became a Star Consultant. It was a big accomplishment and I wanted to reward myself in a big way. So I bought myself a Life Planner! Now I can see the reward of my hard work every day and am reminded to push myself when it came to my business. Plus, I just can't get enough of the colorful little personalized book! It totally fits my Type 1 nature. :)

My Life Planner showed up early in the morning. I was still in bed! My hubby brought it to me and my two year old, Aubrey, helped me open it. Oh what eye candy!

Here are a few photos of my new BFF. :)



Even the box is pretty! The phrase on the side of the box says "Celebrate Something Everyday". I can totally get behind that!



I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging. Every detail was totally taken care of! 



My little cutie who couldn't wait to tear into the tissue paper. I felt the same way! 



And there she is! I was able to customize my name and the tag line underneath. It says "Wife. Momma. Independent Scentsy Consultant. Living and Loving Life."



I added a Pen Loop holder to my order so that I'd always have a spot for my pen. Even the packaging for the Pen Loop is cute. Seriously, people, every detail was covered! 



Pen Loop Holder  




Inside my Life Planner. There are all kinds of quotes and lots of beautiful designs and colors. It's pure eye candy!





Super cute repositionable ruler. I know I'll use this all of the time!



Fun, colorful tabs mark the months. 



Sorry this photo is turned sideways but wanted to show that the days are broken down into "Morning", "Day" and "Night". There is also a section for "Goals" and "To Do's".




There were several pages of lined and unlined notebook paper included in the Life Planner. 



LOTS of fun stickers to put on your calendar for all of the special days in your life. 



Vegas! I know my hubby and I are both hoping to use these stickers again this year! 



There are lots of blank stickers included as well so you can write in your own activities. 



The "Keep It Together" Pocket. It's basically a little folder for all of your loose papers. I tucked in a postcard from Erin Condren because it had a coupon code on it. Don't want to loose that! That's actually Erin sticking out from the pocket. :)






I know some may balk at the price tag of a Life Planner. I think it's worth every penny - but the exciting thing is, there are LOTS of freebies that are included with your Life Planner! This is one package of labels that were included with my Life Planner. 



Super fun "get together" cards. Can't wait to hand these out for appointments that I set up with Scentsy and to give to new mom's that I meet!



More stickers! And, that super duper cute swirly clip was included in my order. You can kind of see this sealing zipper pocket that's in the Life Planner too. Love that it can hold my business cards! 



Many more stickers!!! 





My colorful pens for my colorful Life Planner! There is a different pen for each person in my family and for different appointments and my Scentsy parties. 




To help my family stay organized, I also purchased a desk calendar. I was able to customize this with our name and a tag line as well. 







There it is! My Life Planner! I'm so excited about these tools to help my family and I stay organized through our super busy life! Do you have a Life Planner or a planner that you love? Have you blogged about it? Leave the link in the comments!

Find your own Life Planner at Erin Condren!


Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

2013 Printable Calendar! FREE Download!


They are here! The 2013 calendar pages are finally, finally here! I thank you for your patience. Many of you emailed to ask if they were coming and I'm so happy to be able to post them. My laptop with my original files died this summer and I had to recreate them. It took a long time!

I hope you enjoy the calendar pages and that they help your 2013 stay super organized! Just click on the link below to download.


2013 Printable Calendar
Day By Day



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2013 Calendar Update


I've had many emails asking when the 2013 calendars will be available...and if they will be available. Rest assured, they will be. I'm working on them right now. My computer crashed a few months ago and unfortunately I had not properly backed up my files. So now I'm recreating everything from scratch. Live and learn I guess. But they are coming! Stay tuned! :)

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