Project Life!!! Project Life!!!!


I am soooo excited to finally be starting Project Life!! I bought all my goodies/supplies for it back in October, but I was undecided when/how/where I would start, and it was a bit overwhelming! I realized that it should be fun of course, and not overwhelming, so I decided I would just start fresh in 2014, beginning right from Jan 1! I’m keeping track of the weeks in my planner, and I’ve been making sure to keep photos extra organized to make the printing process weekly as easy as possible.



I went a little crazy and got a ton of PL items (I couldn’t help it, they were all on sale at Michael’s for 40% off which makes everything pretty cheap, and I’m pretty sure they have these sales often!!) I went with the Honey edition of the core kit, along with the matching Honey binder/book (at first I didn’t even realize they were meant to be together, I just liked both of the designs the best!) I also then added the mini Holiday and Seasons kits, which are full of adorable cards!



And of course, when I get obsessed with something I dive alllll the way into it, so I had to find some Etsy shops and buy even MORE loads of cards so that each and every part of my year can have cute corresponding decorative cards 😉 haha


I also picked up extra pages that fit instagram photo sizes!!! (along with the normal pages I purchased first, I got the variety pack #2)




I am PUMPED to get this started and start sharing my book on here.
I hope to have a great year and be able to document all the little things throughout the day that make me smile. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited to start a new craft!! Project Life, here I come! : )

all love & smiles,


Life Planner 2014


Is this not the cutest planner you’ve ever seen!?!?

I’m obsessed with my new Erin Condren life planner. I have been wanting to save up
and buy a super amazing planner like this one for some time now, and I figured
that starting one for the new year would make the most sense. I spent a whole day
going through this marvelous planner and marking down birthdays, events, important dates,
etc., for the year, and I am so pumped to keep up with it! I’m using it as a money
tracker and also blog notebook too. Everything all in one!!!! SO AMAZING!!!

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It arrived at my doorstep in a cute box, all wrapped up like I was opening
a present (which essentially I was!!!) I ordered the life planner, along with colorful
cute bands to hold the planner together. They also send you goodies, all
these monogrammed tags and goodies! How nice!

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Here are the many different features to the life planner (and all the reasons I absolutely love it
& can’t believe I’ve been without one all this time!! haha):
The covers are sturdy and lamenated, and along the ways of the planner
there are inspirational quotes, cute designs, etc., as you can see from the start of the planner.

The calendars are set up so you can see a monthly view, and then also a weekly view,
where you can space to write for morning, day, and night. I’m using my weekly views to track activities
and then to monitor my money and keep notes for the blog. It also comes with colorful
stickers with various events, along with extra blank stickers to fill in yourself. There is a folder for keeping
random papers, along with a lil pencil case that will be storing all my receipts… perfect!!!

There are pages for keeping track of birthdays/anniversaries, along with pages for notes (lined
and blank), address book, and calendar views from 2013 + 2015.

This thing is phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Couldn’t recommend it more! Yes, it’s pricey,
BUT if you make a vow to actually use it throughout the year, it can be super
helpful and can be your go-to book throughout the year for all your notes,
dates, thoughts, etc.  PERFECT!!

all love & smiles,


New Year, New Me

Happy New Year & a very Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!

I was on a slight vacay from the blog during the last 2 crazy busy weeks with Christmas,
New Years, errands, dinners, parties…. and now (at least here in Chicago), all this crazy snow!!!
I’m not complaining at all because I sure do love all the pretty whiteness everywhere, but it is slightly harder
to get around, which makes little tasks like running to the drug store or even taking out the trash
a much bigger deal. Oh well, I love it! It’s been absolutely FREEZING here (Monday’s high is -8),
YES, you read that right, NEGATIVE EIGHT. But I’m just gonna pretend like it’s
not gonna happen, because then that way it’s less scary! haha

I have so many fun projects and ideas that I want to conquer this year of 2014, and
I am trying to start fresh and new from the beginning! I will be posting about this later,
but I am starting Project Life, organizing/finally decorating all
the lovely spaces I have in our home (with some intense before
and after shots!!!), really trying to be conscious about documenting my meals, using more
of my extensive wardrobe & accessories, taking more pictures of everyday life,
cooking more meals at home, staying crazy organized and NOT forgetful with my new Erin Condren Life Planner,
and I guess the list can go on and on, but I am honestly excited
about it all and can’t wait to start documenting my whole year
RIGHT HERE!!!! : )

…… Starting with the end of good ol’ 2013,
+ into the first couple days of the New Year.

On New Year’s Eve I took off work so we could finish some chores around the
house. We ran out to Target for kleenex, dish soap, + milk…. and ended up
with all these goodies, plus some excellent comfy-lazy onsies to lounge around
the house in… oh! and Michael gave me my Christmas surprise: a 3DS! May
sound weird at first, but this lil gameboy thingie is so much fun haha.
Suffice to say, the rest of the day consisted of laying around in onsies
playing games & finally relaxing for a day.

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First picture of all 3 kittys in the new year, first meal…BACON haha,
crazy amounts of snow that looked like it was piling up on our 2nd
floor!!!.., and then new year’s day, when all we did was spend the
day in jamies and relax AGAIN, it was marvelous… only time
we left was to a delicious lunch with the family.

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my new pan fried pepperjack chicken experiment that
was so delicious, cheap buffet sushi from inside my building
that I find to be delicious (and yes, I was playing games on
lunch break hahah), along with some yummy turkey
wiener pigs in blankets.

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all those cups? yuuuup, water + apple juice + hot chocolate + milk + coffee…
like i said, it was a lazy day.

anywayyyyyy, I’m gonna go off and play with my new planner : )

all love & smiles,