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Diary No. 22

First diary post of 2020! I have a lot of catching up to do… I spent a whole night wrapping gifts and felt a bit like Santa loading everything into my car. I love wrapping presents– it’s such a fun task. And I have an obsession with wrapping paper. I started collecting some beautiful rolls and…

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On My Radar

After a very relaxing break, it’s been nice to get back into the swing of things. The best part is that the blogging world (agencies, managers, etc.) basically shuts down too so I came back to a fairly manageable inbox. I’m going to be tackling my bookkeeping/taxes for 2019 today; usually, I dread this task,…

Personal

2020 Goals

Last year, I set some pretty specific goals. It was the first year, probably ever, where I felt like I actually completely nailed my goals. It helped that they were all things I genuinely wanted to either accomplish or commit to. My list for 2020 is slightly shorter but it’s because I loved my goals…

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hello 2020

For the past few years, I’ve been setting intentions that I want to stick to for the year. (Kind of like setting an intention before practicing yoga.) My intention for last year was to focus on my daily habits. I have to give myself some credit here because I think I did a great job with…

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Top Posts & Products of 2019

Wanted to quickly put this together with the top posts and top products from the blog this year! TOP 10 POSTS: One // Hi Mike Mike finally agreed to show his face on my blog & Instagram!! He’s still not keen on it, which I understand and respect, but I was glad I could finally share…

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What I Read in December

I had ALL these plans of cozy December evenings sitting by the tree reading with light from the fire… and, well, it didn’t happen. The first half of the month was spent cranking through work and then I kind of mentally crashed. The last thing I wanted to do was read. It didn’t help that…

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On My Radar

Ahhh! I’ve spent the whole week tying up loose ends with work and getting all my cards and corporate gifts in the mail. No joke, I went to the post office, like, eight times in three days!! I finalized all of the gifts for my mom, sister, and dad and got those in the mail…

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2019 Favorites

I seriously CANNOT believe it’s time for another round of my yearly favorites. It’s my eleventh (!!!) installment. You can catch up on past years: Here are my favorites from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Also, it’s funny to re-read how I was feeling in 2018 and comparing it to how I feel now. I knew I was just in…

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How I Use Amazon’s Alexa

So when we first bought our house, I was determined to make it a “smart house.” (Which, by the way, just so happens to be one of my favorite DCOMs.) I kind of thought it would be a one-and-done situation. You buy a few things for a few rooms and, bam, you have a smart…