Monday, July 25, 2011

Life Planner..Follow Up & Major Deal!

So now that this is officially my third post in the past week about planners... I really DO look obsessed, but I'm not really that bad, promise!

If you viewed my post Life Planner..Might Be A Winner
and you were intrigued by what you saw, then you must read on!!!!

Thanks to my buffer (aka best friend,) at livelaughLenz
passing on some fabulous info that her friend Meredith at the tichenor family
emailed to her today...

I was able to get my LifePlanner for $23 bucks today!!!

Here's how:
1. Purchase the current deal on, a $25 voucher for 50 credit to use on

feel free to purchase from this link to help me get plumdistrict credit :)

2. When checking out on plum district, enter code inthenew to receive 20% off your order, making it only $20!

3. You will receive the voucher email quickly!
Follow the directions at the bottom on how to check out on erin condren's website

4. After picking out your wonderful items on the website and adding them to the cart, when you checkout enter your plum district voucher number then enter 2011off for an additional 10% off, you will see the final total on the next page!

Hope that all makes sense, feel free to email me if you have any problems or questions!

I'm looking forward to my package showing up on my door step on August 8th, just in time to start my last semester of college!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Life Planner.. Might be the winner!

Remember my post the other day, Do I want A myAgenda? Thank You to those that commented or emailed and gave your thoughts!

I might of found something even better, ok well not better but more beneficial for me personally...

I might seem a little crazy, but I'm pretty excited about this one..
The Life Planner by

If you go to the website and browse around or even watch the video you might either 1. think I'm crazy for caring that much or 2. want one your self :)

Let me share a few reasons why I'm smitten:

Nuff' said!

I love love quotes, especially in simple forms like this.. They just pop up, not necessarily looking at them via online etc...

I love the fun colors, makes it exciting to look ahead at the months to come!

Lined paper within.. Genius!

Workout log, maybe it can help be a motivation!

To do lists and Goals... Is my name written in there already?

Slot inside for extra papers.. I need this in my life!

Now as for my cover...

I'm a sucker for all things photo, but I don't know how I could choose only 6 and if I'm going to have it for a year+, I might get tired of them...

As mentioned above, I love quotes!

I love all things brown, especially with pretty colors mixed in!

How fabulous would it be for me to have these also?
But I'm not that crazy... One thing at a time ;)

Teacher Planner

Wedding Planner

So any suggestions on which one I should get?
Has anyone ever used this planner?

Happy Friday!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Do I want a myAgenda?

I might have a mild obsession with having a perfect organizer/planner..
This mild obsession leads to when I get a new planner for the year, I hunt for the perfect one, even if this means going to a few different stores to get "that perfect planner" and when I find this planner, it's like a high....

That being said, the past few years I have grown to like day runner planners, I like that they come in various color/themes and have simple pages with wide day spaces but not broke down by time slots (appointment style.)

I don't like that my planner has these additions:

"Long term to do lists" "another to do lists"
these lists move with me every week when I flip the week and re-clip the pasts weeks..

more to do lists.. One started last week, one started today.. stuck on the front of my planner

I have been eying the momAgenda for many years, well let's be real here, I am clearly not at that point.. SO then when the myAgenda came out, well hello this is perfect! I have just been putting off spending more on a planner.

What I love about the myAgenda:

For my life style the next 5-6 months I can use the 5 different sections to break down things to do for:
Daily/My personal life
Student Teaching
My college classes
Daily Exercise

Umm did the makers of this know the selling point for me, or what?
This is essential for me beginning in January!

This is important for me to know!

I love the weekly quotes, to bad there wasn't horoscopes also.. ha

I've also heard there is a gift idea section, simply perfect for me!! When I see something or hear about something and it rings a bell as a good gift for a family or friend, I write it down in the back of my planner to refer back to come Christmas time!

I think this is my FAV color to choose from.. Wish they still had the Purple or Silver this year!

SO ladies spill it, what's your favorite planner? Do you have a my/momAgenda? Would you suggest it?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Misc. Pics & Friends

It's been while since I've done a WW.. Oct 27 2010 to be exact! Since the planning was put on hold I 1. haven't been "up to" talking anything wedding and 2. didn't really have much to WW blog about.

Not much has changed but I've been up to looking at Wedding blogs again and stalking the internet for ideas and pics.

So here's a few things I'm loving lately:

This picture is great to really show the girls shoes! My girls are ALL awesome and already purchased their shoes, I knew when I saw them they were the shoes I wanted my girls to wear so they all jumped on it before they sold out!

I thought of this idea years ago and now I found a picture of it actually done! I wrote down some ideas when BD and I first got engaged last year, I need to try and find that piece of paper..

I showed this picture in my Pintrest blog the other day, but had to share it again! I'm always up for something 'differnt/creative.' I've had a few Guest Book ideas outside the traditional but never seen this one, def a top choice!

To make this post more exciting,I leave you with pictures of some wonderful couples I am blessed to share their upcoming Nuptial's and celebration events with over the next few months!!

Julia and Michael: An amazing woman and friend I met through our mutual friend H Ty! I'm so glad that she is doing what she really wants at heart, she is so smart :)! Private ceremony in August, Reception in September!

Rachel and Cullen: Rachel and I have been good friends since middle school! Their big hoedown is 9-10-11, she has put so much effort into everything, she is even making all the paper goods herself, she's quite a designer!

Mark and Kristen: Mark went to grade school with BD but I started hanging out with Mark about 8-10 months before crossing paths with BD. Mark started dating Kristen within the next year, from the first time I met her, she fit right in with everyone! I still remember the first time Mark told me about "this girl in his class." I can't wait to watch their dream wedding unfold,they are both so excited! September, Georgetown TX.

Monday, July 11, 2011

TOMS Wedges

Happy Monday my lovely blog readers!!

I've been eyeing/wanting a pair of the TOM Wedges since I 'heard' they were even going to be making them (probably for a year and half now.)

I have stalked them out online, Nordstrom, and Sun & Ski Sports on various occasions but continued to fight the urge..
While on the Strand in Galveston this weekend with BD, I slipped a pair on just to kill the curious cat anddd I'm SOLD, well not yet because they did not have the color I would like to have but I think I am going to treat myself to a pair now! Just as I heard and as are my TOMS shoes, they are SUPER comfortable!!!
I do not dress up often nor do I ever really wear heels.. Even though Summer is half over I feel that I can be a little more dressed up feeling sometimes with the TOMS wedges :)

These are prob my FAV pair...

I really like these, very clean, simple look but I can't decide if they are too summery...

But I'm leaning towards buying these for more practical reasoning- I can wear them this Summer, into the Fall, in the classroom, etc etc..

So what do you think ladies, the Linen Pinstripe or the Black canvas?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday #28: BD- My Love!

I'm not one to be too cheesy and all lovey dovey on my blog...
But I'm due for a Thankful Thursday update and well today just deserves this one :)

Thankful Thursday #28 is for my lovely fiance , BD!

Today we celebrate 4 years of dating! I realize more and more every week how much I appreciate him and his patience with my never-ending fast paced lifestyle that I enjoy living (not that he is one to just sit around, but I"m always on the go..)

Thanks to a family I'm super close with, we are able to celebrate our Anniversary together in style again on a budget friendly trip (aka no room and board, just food and fun is on us.)

Here is last years pre-celebration post,basically doing the same thing just adding some extras in!

Here is last years 3 year celebration post!

I was up for just hanging out with friends this weekend or even going fishing with my parents, but I'm so glad BD suggested we go spend some time togehter. Were together every weekend but seldom ever alone, so this quality time is much over due!!!

I'll leave you with a recent picture my mom snapped of us having a moment on the boat!

(sorry for the bathing suit pic, I don't like doing that.. But this picture makes my heart happy)

Hopefully next year at this time we will be celebrating a few months marriage anniversary rather than a dating anniversary!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My 4th of July Crafty Attempt

According to, this is what I did...
Crafty: Of, involving, or relating to the making of decorative objects and other things by hand

I tend to think I have some creativity in me... So I find these pictures and inspiration boards via online and I attempt to re-create things and have this really good envision of what I want and they just never look the same.. I'm not sure if it's a lack of funds to supply everything needed to make it look the same or what it might be, but over all I'm pretty satisfied with my fun 4th of July decor I've built up over the past few years from various sales, Target dollar section, etc.

My holiday weekend started out perfectly on Thursday with a lunch/car wash date with my precious little flower girl and her awesome mama! She might not look excited to see me, but I promise she was ;)

Table centerpiece: Old ornaments my parents were throwing away after cleaning out the Christmas decor from years past... I grabbed them out of the trash pile and figured we could create something Patriotic with them, along with some cylinders from Home Goods, this is what we came up with!

Close-up of one of the small cylinders:

Coffee table when you enter the house downstairs: all items courtesy of the Target dollar section a few years ago

Serve ware for the weekend:

Pinwheels lined in one of the flower beds:

American Flags lining the sidewalk:

Upstairs rail, downstairs doors, and 4th of July Banner:

Now for the food part:

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Strawberries:

My mom, cousin Lory, and I also made chocalte dipped pretzel sticks that I did not get a picture of but they are at the end of the dessert buffet line here:

I will leave you with a fun picture my cousin took of the strawberries on her phone:

If I get the patience later, I might do a fun 4th of July post to show all the good times and memories that were made!


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