Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ready for Christmas with My Christmas Holiday Planner

Can someone please pinch me?!  Is it REALLY Thanksgiving week?! I don't even think I can remember the last two months, they have gone by so incredibly fast.

As much as I would like to call myself a planner, I JUST put my Halloween decorations away on Saturday.  I haven't even started planning what is going on for the month of December.  Didn't I just do a post about my November goals?!

OK, OK I got it, it's almost December. I just picked up my Christmas picture/cards, picked up stamps and FINISHED putting my Holiday Planner together.  I did good by planning our pictures earlier in the month.  I thought I was a little early but I think the timing was perfect.  By the time I get them out, it should be right around the beginning of December.

I started toying with the idea of a Holiday Planner last year.  I knew I didn't want a planner that I actually carried around with me.  9 times out of 10 when I start buying gifts for my kiddos, I buy them, then go Black Friday shopping and EVERYTHING I bought was quite a few dollars cheaper.  So last year I decided that this year I would just buy all their gifts on Black Friday.  I also decided that I have no need to make a Black Friday shopping list because I don't want to be disappointed when I walk in to Wal Mart for that 80 inch TV that's on sale for $5 and it's gone.  Psssshhhh Yeah RIGHT!!!

To make my shopping experience a little more fun, I decided as long as I make it to Target, I'm happy.  Anything else is just a bonus!  It truly is just easier that way.  What ever deals I find on the way will just make it that much more fun.

Every year when the stores start bringing out the Christmas decor, I always browse.  Every once in a while I see some ornaments that I like and think, "hmmmm will these go with my ornaments?!"  It's very frustrating.  Last year I came up with a plan.  I took pictures of EVERY. SINGLE. ornament and saved it.  I had a couple of ideas on how I wanted to do the planner and when I finally decided, this is what I came up with.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

My Recent Ikea Trip

So by now I am pretty sure that my friends are done listening to me obsess about Ikea.  I can't say enough about how much I LOVE going in to that store.  I mean it's a good 1.5 hour away but I. DON'T. CARE!!!  I will go back again, soon!

Recently my handsome hubby went back home to Minnesota to go deer hunting with his family, a tradition he very much enjoys.  I didn't enjoy taking him to the airport because I knew I would miss him but I did enjoy the stop I was able to make at Ikea on my way home.

I found out that one of my friends had NEVER been so I took her with me to drop off my hubby.  I know, might be a little weird for some but I literally dropped him off curbside because you can't do much in the airport these days.  It was the easiest thing to do at the crazy airport we were at.   

Siri doesn't like me much because when I asked her to take me to Ikea, she took me to the area, NOT the store.  Thankfully we were only 10 minutes away from the actual store.  My friend Sunny and I spent a good few hours there.  BUT, I was so happy because she LOVED it.  She bought some stuff and so did I.  

Four days later I went again with my friend Tina, and I have pictures to prove it!!!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Music Playlist

"You could have been getting down to, this, sick, beat..."

OMG I am OBSESSED with Taylor Swifts new song, Shake it Off!  I'm sure everyone has heard it and is probably already sick of it.  BUT me, NO!!!

I am a LOVER of music.  I think that my kids probably know just how much.  I have also passed on the, as soon as I hear a song I like, I start moving, to Kyle.  He is so funny to watch sometimes because as soon as he hears a song he likes,  he'll just start dancing.  I LOVE THAT BOY!!!

I definitely like POP! Ha!! 30 something and I am listening to POP.  Oh well.  I have to say that I love to dance and sing and move around.  I'm not a good dancer by any means but I love dancing to fun music and good beats.

Here are my TOP 10 songs playing on repeat in my house, car and phone:

1. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
2. Katy Perry - Dark Horse
3. Glee Cast (More like Lea Michele) - Don't Rain On My Parade 
4.NKOTB - Hangin' Tough   ***TOTALLY serious!!!
5. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble 
6. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
8.  Victoria Justice - Best Friend's Brother
9. Katy Perry - Legendary Lovers
10. Katy Perry - Unconditionally

Yup these are all currently on my play list and I LOVE every.single.one.

Now you know the music I like to listen to daily.  If you ever pull up next to me while I'm driving, don't be surprised if I am singing at the top of my lungs with the music blaring.  Only when I'm by myself.  Hey it's better than catching me on my phone!

What songs are on repeat for you?

Until Next Time
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Goals

I still can't get over the fact that we are in November.  I feel like I haven't quite recovered from October.  I looked at my planner to see what the month of November had in store for us and I was quite relieved to see that it wasn't going to be that busy.  Please tell me why, in this not so busy month, I have yet to stop and it looks like there is no end in site?!

With time flying by I decided I needed to really sit down and figure out what NEEDS to get done.  I'm working on a lot this month but I really need to focus on a few goals.

So here it is, in PRINT for ALL THE WORLD to see and call me on my bluff if I don't get it done!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014