Journalvsplanner

For a long time, I shied away from the Journal and Planner craze. I tried to keep up with tasks online or just using notebooks and lists. It sort of worked? But at the beginning of the year, I made it a point to be better organized. I started with an organizer on the fridge – Getting Organized in 2018 and then moved on to starting a Bullet Journal on the advice of a good friend of mine. I took my time picking my journal and I love it. In theory, a bullet journal can also be a planner but after receiving a Passion Planner IRead More →

Tools for bullet journaling

When I bring up bullet journaling or using a planner, people are always intrigued but convinced that they couldn’t do it themselves.  Most people seem convinced that you have to be an artist to create a beautiful journal or planner. This week I set out to prove them wrong. It’s possible to create a beautiful planner or journal spread with zero artistic talent. With these top 5 tools for bullet journaling, anyone can create a page to be proud of. I started a bullet journal earlier this year and I love the freedom this journal gives me. If you are still new to the Bullet JournalingRead More →

Running with Dogs Header A Golden Retriever and a pair of running shoes

Running with Connor has become one of the highlights of my day! The one on one time together has made our bond closer than ever and I feel like a better dog parent when I know he is getting the exercise he needs. Running with your dog can be one of the most rewarding activities you can do together. But only if it is done right. Done wrong it can end in frustration or worse! An injured pet or owner. Following the five simple tips below will quickly show you how to enjoy running with your dog. How To Enjoy Running With Your Dog TipRead More →

Bullet journaling has been all the rage lately and with good reason! In a world of increasing technology, some of us long for the old school nostalgia of a book planner or diary. Book planners and Diaries, however, have their pitfalls. Diaries take a lot of time to keep up and while they are useful for collecting thoughts they don’t really help us navigate our daily lives. Planners never seem to have everything we need or you end up with wasted space in sections you don’t use. Bullet journaling solves both of these problems. With a bullet journal you can spend as much or as littleRead More →

It’s no secret that I love survey sites. Don’t get me wrong, taking surveys is not my favorite thing to do! But it’s an easy way to save some extra money for the Holidays and that I do love.  Recently I have come across yet another site that can make you some extra cash if your willing to put a little bit of time into it – SurveyJunkie! As always I want to say that doing surveys online is not a get rich quick endeavor. That said I was able to make $1000 in 6 months when I really wanted to save for something.  SoRead More →

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 was to get Organized. Keeping the house from dissolving into Chaos (especially since having children) is an area of my life that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. I know I am not alone in this but I am determined, this year will be better. This year I will figure out how to get the house working like the well-oiled machine I know it can be. Getting Organized in 2018 As the first step in this project, I went searching for a magnetic calendar and organizer for the fridge. Originally I wantedRead More →

We all have those weeks, you know what I’m talking about – those weeks where the internet stops working and the kids get into a fight just as tech support finally answers, those weeks where your husband brings home stress from work or plans just keep falling apart no matter how hard you try and hold them together. Stress never seems to come in a manageable amount, when life decides to stress you out it likes to pile it on until even the smallest inconvenience seems to hard to bare. When you are stressed out it is easy to look at life and ask ‘whyRead More →

Tired of staring at your kitchen cupboards every night and trying to figure out what to cook? Me too! That’s why I started planning our family meals out in advance with this easy to use meal planner. Evenings got a lot simpler when I could wake up in the morning, know what needed to be dethawed or prepared and then go about my merry way without the hassle of that evening ‘What do you want for dinner?’ questionnaire. Family meal planners are not a new thing, but I could never find one that suited my needs exactly. They were all close but not quite whatRead More →

emergency preparation for famlies

  Being prepared for an emergency isn’t just for preppers in today’s world. Everything in our lives is so convenient that it is easy to forget how quickly one small thing could make it all very troublesome. My family and I were recently reminded of this when the local water tank exploded due to a faulty pressure valve. The entire neighborhood was without water from 8 pm one night until nearly 10 pm the next night. A day without water might not register as a full-blown emergency but it certainly made our lives somewhat difficult, I was melting ice cubes from the freezer to waterRead More →

Some of you might have read my post about Couponing a while back and I am certainly an avid Couponer. I love coupons, but sometimes the sales don’t match up with what my family needs or my family just doesn’t enjoy the items I happen to have coupons for. When that happens its good to have other methods of saving money at the grocery stores. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned for those non-coupon shopping trips. 1: Stick to the outside of the store – Produce, Meat & Dairy are generally the departments that ring the outside of the grocery store, theyRead More →