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 →

My Word of the Year for 2019

When I thought about what I wanted to get out of 2019 I really connected with the idea of getting back to the activities I loved having in my routine, but I also wanted to use the year to rid my life of both physical clutter and toxic energy. Since I needed a word that could serve my dual purposes for the year I decided to go with two words – sort of. My word of the year for 2019 is ENGAGE, both re- and dis-.  Continue reading →

Happy New Year! 2019 Goals

Happy New Year yall! 

Somehow 2018 managed to be the longest year ever while simultaneously flying by in a complete whirlwind. I was going to do a whole 2018 highlights post, but I wasn’t even sure how to summarize the year. Our wedding was the only thing that truly stood out to me, which is fine because it was obviously the most important thing to happen in my life this year. 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 →