Holidays · Organization

Make Your Birthday Party Successful From Start To Finish!

This post was sponsored by Basic Invite I love celebrating birthdays - I think you know that about me by now! From July to September we have at least seven birthdays in our extended family, and we're wrapping up birthday season with mine next week. The other thing you probably know about me is my… Continue reading Make Your Birthday Party Successful From Start To Finish!

Organization · Time Management

My Planner Picks for 2021: Happy Planner Cat Lady

This is my 5th year to use a Happy Planner! My preference is the classic size with a vertical layout. I love that it has both the weekly spread with columns for every day and the monthly spread with the whole month on two pages. For 2021 I just had to have the Cat Lady… Continue reading My Planner Picks for 2021: Happy Planner Cat Lady

Holidays · Organization · Time Management

How To Prepare For Christmas In July

I know that many people are horrified with how early those Christmas displays begin to appear in the stores. It doesn't bother me - I love Christmas and really enjoy planning and preparing for the season. I find that planning ahead makes Christmas much less stressful financially and emotionally and helps me to to enjoy… Continue reading How To Prepare For Christmas In July

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Happy Planner (or any planner!)

this post contains affiliate links I've been using a daily planner for almost five years now, and it's made a huge difference in my ability to care for and manage my home. For the last three years I've used a Happy Planner (and it's still my absolute favorite), but these tips will be helpful for… Continue reading How To Get The Most Out Of Your Happy Planner (or any planner!)

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How To Prepare For Christmas In November {Without Skipping Thanksgiving!}

On my way home from Tennessee last weekend, I stopped at the Asheville Outlets (because Kirklands). Walking from my car to the stores I was completely in awe of the gorgeous fall leaves everywhere in the parking lot. The trees were just full of vibrant fall color. I turned the corner toward the first set… Continue reading How To Prepare For Christmas In November {Without Skipping Thanksgiving!}

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Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part 1: October}

I'm very excited to host Thanksgiving this year! This will be the third time I've hosted Thanksgiving in our home and I'm looking forward to all the fun. For me, a big part of the fun in any event is the planning. I also believe that doing things ahead of time relieves stress and makes things much more… Continue reading Hosting A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part 1: October}