Monthly Archives: January 2017

What’s getting trashed this week…

This is my version of an empties/products I can’t force myself to use anymore post.

The Bobbi Brown mascara was awesome, but this tube was getting dry and flaky. I’ve like the Urban Decay Perversion in the past, but this tube was oddly sticky and really wet (never seemed to dry out either). 

The younique Uplift Eye Serum just didn’t agree with my skin type, so put it goes!

The lotion was fine. I mainly used it on my kiddos. 

How I Stay Organized: Home Binder

As a stay at home mom (SAHM), I try to stay organized and on top of things. It gives a little sanity to all the day to day crazy!

One thing I do is keep a home binder. 


I use a Happy Planner (I buy mine at Michael’s). For this particular planner, I took out the monthly pages and added in the home extension pack. You can have the standard planner pages and extension packs in one planner, but I prefer having them separate. 

My first section is my to do list.



This is great for daily task lists or shopping lists. I us mine for weekly lists/calls to make. There’s something satisfying about checking things off!

The next section, and my favorite, is the meal planner and grocery list maker.



It makes it so easy to write down needed items as I run out of them oras I think of them. I like meal planning a bit at a time and this makes it really easy and convenient.

The next section is a home cleaning checklist. This isn’t something I have utilized much yet, but it is nice to have everything layed out. 


The final section is for household budgeting. My husband and I are trying to get better with a budget and I think this will come in handy! 



There’s an overview of my home binder and how I use it! I’m still new to the world of planning and organizing, but I’m excited to keep learning and trying new things! 

2017: Goals and Wishes

Ah yes. Here I am making promises on the internet. I’m not usually a resolution kinda gal, but this year I’m making an exception. 

1) Make time for me. I’m a SAHM of 2 little boys and a husband who travels a lot for work. “Me time” isn’t something that happens, but I’ve been noticing the lack of self care is having an effect.

2) Get organized! I love planners so perhaps I should use them! 

3) Make time for both of my kiddos. My oldest will be 6 soon and I have a 15 month old. My big boy needs more Momma time. I owe it to him.

These seem like simple, but they are things that need to be done; for me and my family!

What are your goals for the new year?