My Planner

School is coming up soon. Even though I am a college instructor, school is already in session for me.

Its my kids! We just enrolled our two little girls into soccer, and my oldest will be playing for the high school team. Also my oldest girl is begging for us to let her do gymnastics and karate. She wont be able to do them all.

Oh Yeah.. the hubby has a crazy schedule … We have a busy household. I had this small planner on our wall, and small it was. We literally had papers stuck on top of papers and it was not cutting it. We had to get something that would accommodate our needs.

 

We decided on the Bislique. I am in love with it!

On the left hand side, you can see where we can write notes to each other. We can also erase the dates out and use it year round. The best part is that it is extremely durable and very well built. Something you do NOT see alot these days.

When school starts it will be hectic, but at least we have something that will keep us organized for sure. You should check it out, and I HIGHLY recommend this product.

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Pens and More Pens OH MY!

*SQUEE* I love pens. I love all writing instruments . I have a little bag I carry with me, and my students call it the goody bag. It has all kinds of pens, markers, pencils you name it. What i write it, depends on my mood. When I do math, it has to be a wooden pencil. When I write in my hardback journal, it has to be a very thin black smooth pen.

I was so excited to receive a package from BIC Pens. 

I am a teacher so anytime someone wants to send me school stuff.. you dont even have to ask.. just send it!

I got my package in the mail today and it had quite a variety!

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I do have some favorites though. The stylus pen, i expected to have some weight to it, NO. it is lightweight, and it has no cap to keep up with. Good thinking there BIC.  Also  kudos to you for having the pink pens in honor of breast cancer.

What caught my eye and is my favorite is the Intensity Bic pen. I love it and it has replaced a popular brand that I used to write with. I was provided these pens at no charge for an honest review. This is an honest review and I hope you guys go try these out.

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Space to Spare

Are you frazzled by your family’s hectic schedule and chaotic household? Then try Debbie Lillard’s “A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization.” This book walks you through simple processes and tips for organizing your time, your stuff and your space. The second half of the book addresses how to teach your children the life skill of being organized. Written by a busy mom for busy moms.

 

You can buy this book today!! Just click on the picture. I can not wait to get a copy  for  myself!!

Training to be an English Teacher

The title sums it up. I am training to be a full fledged English teacher. Some days, I’m like i am  gonna quit.Then some days, I can not wait to get started. I learn all sorts of new resources !Check out the link below, it is one a teacher shared with me. I do not get any compensation for you clicking the link or me writing this post so enjoy!

 

Free Link to Online Graphic Novels

Spring is Coming

My friends to the North of me are getting pounded by ice storms tonight and I hope they stay safe and off the frigging roads! The temperatures down here topped off at 45 and no ice but just a few rain droplets here and there.

However, Spring comes early here! We just moved into a new house and we still do not have all the boxes out of our garage.  We are waiting till it warms up, so we could build some shelves in the garage. Our last home, we had a nice big shed out back and here we do not have one.  Even though our house had more square footage, we are still figuring out where to put what. It has proved to be a feat so far!

We have a couple of things we need to get done to the house. We want to put gutters on. We need to get storms doors on the front and the back.  We want to repaint the walls because we are not happy with the one coat they so graciously put on the house for us. We also have looked into getting designer wallcoverings to give our house a new  wow look!

We have so much to do , I do not know how we will get it all done!

We also want to do it all by ourselves. Thank god for Pinterest with some great ideas!

Great Valentines Gift

Feb 14 is just right around the corner.  Do not forget to get your lady something special. Chocolates and flowers are overrated. Make your lady feel special this year and do something unique.  I  have a great idea for you!

Buy her a Pandora bracelet.  They buy her a couple of pandora charms that mean something to both of you guys.

I have seen this done and the lady absolutely loved it! It had a charm on their for horse because both of them loved to ride, an easel charm because she loved to paint. There was also a breast cancer charm because she overcame it !

Each year on Valentines or even Christmas, you can add to her bracelet. See something simple, but thoughtful.

 

What are you getting your significant other for Valentines?

Young Wife

Guest post by Gerard Mcdaniel

I don’t know the first thing about running a home. I really wish I’d listened to my parents when they told me we were too young to get married but now I’m totally knee-deep in this thing and my husband Jim has been deployed. I’m four months pregnant, too, so it’s going to be an uphill battle from here, that’s for sure! I love my husband dearly and I know we’d still be together either way but now that he’s gone and we own this house in Dallas near base I don’t know what to do with myself. I can’t get a job because of the pregnancy and I’d have to quit it soon anyway to stay home. I’ve been focusing on getting the house in working order – going online and looking at electric companies in Dallas to get our electricity bills down, buying paint that I can use while pregnant and researching whether or not we can afford a new dishwasher. But all in all I guess I just didn’t expect it to be so overwhelming and lonely to be out on my own for the first time! Most of my friends are off at college so they’re getting to slowly wade into adulthood but I guess I’m just having to do it sooner than them. I’m only 21 so it’s not like I’ve had a lot of time to adjust to not living with my parents or being able to use dad’s credit card! Thankfully Jim makes a decent living for us in the military but it’s really harder than I thought it would be being a military wife. Making friends with the other wives here has been more difficult than I expected because it seems like a lot of people already have set friendships and they’re not all that interested in letting anyone new in. Anyway, I’m going to keep on keeping on because that’s all I can do – I’m excited for our little family to start taking shape and since we’re already having one kid I guess we’ll probably have a second soon, too.

What Do you Collect?

Do you collect anything weird or unusual? Do you collect mexican silver coins or gold memorial coins?

I do not know what but people have this insight about themselves that they must collect things.Some people collect so much, they have no room in their house and they are classified as hoarders!

I know a few people I could submit to that show!

I know my husband does not collect anything. My mother collects certain craft supplies, as so do I. I think that is a family trait, since my Aunt does it too.

I am a collector sadly. I have this saying, If i have not touched it, used it, ate it, or smelled it in a year throw it away. I have several things in my craft room that this rule applies too. I can NOT for the life of me to bring myself to throw any craft related item away. I really need a bigger room for my craft stuff, but at the moment I will take what I have. It just needs organizing some more.

So what do you collect?

Harry Potter

 

 

Yep we are geeks. Yep we love Harry Potter. Its a thing between my son and I. I wanted my son to read really bad. He refused. I used to take him to the library. He picked books about dogs and read all he could. He then picked out books about states. Then one glorious day he ventured over to the kids section and saw Harry Potter and grabbed it. I made him a deal. If you read this book, I will take you to the movies when the movies come out of if they come out. But when you finish, you get a movie on me.

He read the book, and the movie came out. The movie made it more real for him and me too! We had something finally in common.

When it was all said and done, we have watched every Harry Potter movie in the Theatre, and now at XMAS time I get the boy something random that is Harry Potter related. I was super excited to HalloweenCostumes.com contact me about a Hat review.

I picked out the Gryffindor Hat and he opened it on Christmas day and has worn is several times so far. I took a look at it for the few moments I could and it feels super nice and it is NOT cheaply made whatsoever. If you check the website, I would have never thought to check a costume site for Christmas ideas. The hat is only 8.99 ! Most beanies I have seen are ten bucks or more!

Thank you so  much for the opportunity to review this hat! It fits very nicely with the Harry Potter snuggie we got him one year

Dreaded First of the Year Tax Stuff

Some people love this time of the year. Some people like me dread getting all their taxes together. That is me!  It is easy for some, because all they have is one job and maybe a couple of kids.

We have two jobs, 3 kids, and a business and medical stuff to write off. It usually takes us a month to get all of our stuff put together. Back home we had someone to do our taxes that we trusted , and now we have to find another person in our town. Preferably a reputable company.

Thankfully our neighborhood is so big, a person moved in a few doors down, and I know he owns his own tax business, so we may be asking him. We even may can write off some moving expenses! **Crosses fingers**

I have friends all over the state, and a bunch of them just moved. I was checking the internet and i found an accounting firm raleigh nc that may interest you.

I am always searching the internet for things, and today I was researching blog designs and tax people. I hope this link helps you out!

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