{weekend notes}


Hello, Monday!

We’re at it again.  Another start to a new week.  We had a super low-key weekend.  Lots of sleeping in and relaxing.  Extra cups of  coffee.  Not much on the calendar for the week (unlike last week) And I’m really happy about it.

Hope you had a great weekend.  And here’s to a new week!

Intentions for the week:

  • Delete photos to clear up space on my computer + iPhone
  • Make someone happy
  • Create a springy mood + inspiration board
  • Drink 75 oz of water each day
  • Set a pretty Easter table
  • Balance checkbook (I’m off $1.83…makes me crazy)
  • Finish up our Spring To-Do list
  • Asparagus soup
  • Easter brunch menu

Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes}


Highlights from the weekend……

Friday night Beers + adult Connect Four tournament


When the Fricke’s drop off loads of asparagus

I’ve been googling asparagus everything today.


Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Green beer + green top

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{planning for 2017}

Last year I was given my first Rifle Paper Planner and it was amazing.  There is just something about a beautifully bound calendar that makes me incredibly happy.  And organized too!

From the first page to the last, every detail is perfect.  I prefer a month view planner.  And this one is all that.  It makes jotting down all the boring stuff we all have to do (doc appointments + meetings a ton more enjoyable.  And plenty of room for birth dates of my loved ones + happy hour outings.

Today I’m sharing my 2017 planner.  Isn’t she a beauty?!?!?  I love her.  She helps me look like I have my shit together.  Basically, if it’s not in the book….then it’s not happening.




The paper is pretty.

The design is perfection.

Tabs making it easy to navigate.

Pockets to hold notes + cards.  What girl doesn’t love a good pocket?!?!

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{weekend notes}

So I did it.  I got all Kondo on my closet.  It feels great.  I feel great.  I feel fucking happy too.  Marie Kondo is genius.


Get the damn book.  Or Audio version.  It’s a quick easy read.  I felt so inspired after reading about the closet transformations.  The basic concept it to ONLY surround yourself with things that truly spark joy.  I’m probably not going to thank my purse each day for it’s hard work or believe that my socks are alive…lol.  Trust me, you’ve got to read the book.

You can purchase the book here The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  Or go the Stacy route and reserve it at the library.  They have audio and book versions available.

I’m sure you’re completely sick of reading about the KonMari method that I’ve been writing about over and over.  But, the more peeps I chat with, the more I realize they don’t even know what KonMari is.  Here is a brief breakdown….

Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method’s category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!). With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home–and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

8 Lessons From The Decluttering Bible

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{baby, write this down….}

Baby, write this down, take a little note to remind you in case you didn’t know….

Had to throw a little George (my boyfriend) in there 🙂

I’m ringing in the new year with a new gorg planner.  In years past, my planners were borderline embarrassing.  Falling apart + too small + so messy.  Cory bought me this beauty for Christmas.  Definitely one of my top favorite gifts this year.  Not only is it easy on the eyes, but it’s the most functional planner I’ve ever owned.  There is just something to be said about physically writing shit down.   Is it me, or do you think that sometimes it’s easier to remember these dates once you’ve hand written them down?  I would die without my iPhone, don’t get me wrong, but I cant trust the calendar on it.  Maybe it’s just my thing?  There is even a spot where I can log my food + weekly meal plan too.  BONUS!!  Visually, I need a month in a view…and this one’s got it all.




Anthropologie Rifle Paper Co. “Wee Hours Planner”

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