My 5 Sick Day Must Haves

I had a wicked cold last week that really knocked me out of commission for a few days. It came on out of nowhere and before I knew it I couldn’t go 2 minutes without my nose becoming a fancy waterworks installation in the middle of my face. Being sick is positively the worst, but there are a few items I like to have on hand to make the healing process just a pinch less miserable. 

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My 2019 Planner

Today’s lets talk about something I used to post about non-stop: Planners! While I still love and appreciate a good paper planner, I don’t go quite as hard on the stickers anymore. Having a perfectly balanced spread became very overwhelming and didn’t feel fun anymore so I went back to basics. I still use stickers in my monthly spread, but my weekly view is about pure utility.  Continue reading →

Books I Read in 2018

One of my 18 for 2018 goals is to read at least one book a month over the course of the year. I’m less strictly tied to the idea of one book finished each month, rather the focus of the goal is to get through at least 12 books. I decided a great way to hold myself accountable to this goal is to keep an ongoing blog post draft of brief reviews for each book so at the end of the year I not only have my proof of ready, I also have several book reviews to share with you all.  Continue reading →

My First Time Christmas Shopping with a Budget

Christmas Budgetting

Ok. So what I’m about to say might sound absolutely insane to some people, but before this year I had never made a budget for Christmas shopping. Ever. Now, having spent the past year tracking every single purchase I’ve made it even sounds a little nuts to me too. I’m not sure how I managed to get gifts for everyone on my list and not go bankrupt in years past. Continue reading →