Favorite Planners for 2018

Hope everyone’s 2018 is starting off strong! I know I may be a little late to the game (ok very late), but it took me a while to find a planner that I LOVED…and that didn’t break the bank (I’m looking’ at you Erin Condren 😂).

After two weeks of looking, I finally found the perfect one! The print is perfect, it’s girly, but not overwhelming. It makes me want to find wallpaper like it and do an accent wall in my bathroom. (Buttt I’m about to move, so I guess that will have to wait!)

Here it is! Ain’t she pretty?!

my planner 1

Also, it has the horizontal day-by-day spaces and full month calendar views, both of which were a must. (What can I say, I’m a little particular. 💁🏼)

my planner 2my planner 3

Paper Source has some of the cutest ones I’ve seen and for a good price. Right now, all their calendars and planners are 25% off! And if you sign up for their emails, you can get an extra 10% off coupon code. Here are two others that I almost got from Paper Source (just click on the picture for the link):

blue and gold
This one is like Cinderella in a planner!
Such a cute little planner! Don’t know if I’m trendy enough for this one though haha

Andddd if you didn’t like either of those, I created a collage of some of my other favorite planners, along with the links. These range in price from around $8-$50+, if you’re looking to customize the Erin Condren.


1) Marble Planner 2) You Got This 3) Pastel Ombre 4) Erin Condren Watercolor World      5) Grey and Gold 6) Desk Calendar

Along with personal calendars, I love the idea of a huge family desk calendar! We used to have one while I was growing up, and it was sooo helpful to see what everyone had scheduled for that week. I linked one above, but I found mine for $3 at Target in their dollar section. (Gosh, I love that section!)

I debated writing this post because I figured most people had already gotten their planners, but tons of people at work complimented me on mine, and asked where I got it.

Hopefully, this helped you if you’re still looking for a planner! And I hope that you have some great things in store for 2018 to fill it with!

xoxo, the blonde

(and of course you can’t talk about plans without this verse ☺️)


A New Approach to New Years Resolutions

Clearly Cooper didn’t want to be my New Years Kiss 😂

Happy New Years! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to hit the road running for 2018!

A new year for most people means new goals and resolutions. Continue reading

My Christmas Wish List


1. Felt Board 2.Macrame Wall Hanging 1  / (another option here)  3.Sweater 4.Blanket  5.Hydroflask 6.Pixter 7.Instant Pot  8.Pillow Cases  9.Perfume  10.Pj’s

Christmas just seems to be getting closer and closer 🎄! It has definitely snuck up on me this year. I decided that today, I would share with you some of the things on my Christmas list! I know that we might not have the same tastes, but hopefully you can find some good ideas. Besides, nobody hates super soft pjs 💁🏼. Continue reading

Urban Outfitters Inspired Banner (No Sew)

It’s officially the same month as Christmas! Hopefully everyone didn’t get too overwhelmed with Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping! I know I was definitely glad I got paid this week 😁.

Anyways in my post last week I had talked about a great gift option being a banner, there may even be a person or two on my list getting one of these! So here I am to tell you how to make your own, no-sew version. Continue reading

Gift Guide: Christian Edition

Me and my babe at Churchill Downs for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving week! Anyone else excited to decorate for Christmas now that it’s “socially” acceptable?! Christmas trees, movies and lights, oh my! Along with all the fun decorations comes gifting. There are tons of blogs out there with gift guides, and I love going through them for some general ideas on what to get (I can’t wait for my dad to open his gift this year! I know Christmas isn’t about winning but I totally would if it was 💁🏼). The one gift guide I haven’t stumbled across yet though, is a guide for your Christian/Religious friend. These are some things that I want or like and then some things that my boyfriend has mentioned wanting! Continue reading

Workout Essentials to Help You Stay Active this Holiday Season


Hope everyone is having a good week so far! So with the holidays ahead of us, (and all the amazing food that goes with it!) I thought now would be a good time to write a fitness post. The whole, “those who don’t prepare, prepare to fail” thing (raise your hand if you heard your coach say this 🙋🏼). So I’m here to help you prepare/share some of the fitness things I’ve been loving lately! Continue reading

Pumpkin Gingersnap Granola


Mmmm gingersnaps! They are my absolute favorite cookie ☺️🍪. My aunt makes me some every year for my birthday (which is in July!), even though they’re typically made around the holidays! The kick of ginger and the sweetness of the molasses make them perfect for when the weather gets cooler. I used those cookies and my love of pumpkin and came up with this recipe! 🍂

Now, just like any avid snacker, I love granola, but sometimes it can be quite expensive and loaded with sugar and artificial flavors. So to kill two birds with one stone I decided to make my own. Its way easier than you think! This recipe in particular is ahh-mazing and makes your house smell like fall…no candles needed! (Look at that! Another two for one!) Continue reading

Healthy, Easy, Yummy (Hey!) Snack Ideas

Happy Thursday! And happy fall! It’s funny even though it’s October here it still feels like July! We’ve had a few cool days but it’s still so stinkin’ hot. I need it to cool down because sweatshirts will forever be my favorite clothes!

Anyways, onto the actual subject of this post…my favorite thing, FOOD! Today I’m talking snacks, and healthy ones too. Unfortunately, those sweet sugary snacks don’t leave you full or give you energy for very long. So, when I started working 12-hour shifts I had to do a little nutrition makeover. I needed quick, easy to eat, filling and yummy snacks. Below I’ve listed eight that made the cut! Continue reading