Wednesday, September 29, 2010

yipeeeeeee......french hen farm barn sale

you won't want to miss this sale.... i'm pretty sure i will be taking a day off from work to go shopping! hope i find some good "finds"!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

AWARD- cherry on top

thanks to my blog mentor mattie, i received this exciting award!!
the cherry on top award for beautiful blogs, with that little something extra- there are a couple things you are supposed to do with the award but I can only do 2 out of the 3 since i am still new...

1. If you had a chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
i always dislike these types of questions and struggle with an answer.... BUT if i had a chance to go back and change one thing in life i would have to say how hard school work was for me. it was always a struggle and didn't come natural to me so i just didn't want to do it. i was the worst speller and my worst subject was english/grammer (my mom was even an english teacher). the subjects i favored were math and art (i don't think art is technically a subject either). regardless i made it thru grade school, high school, and college. i manage to have a great job and use spell check often!

2. The second thing you have to do is pick 6 people to receive this award. You then have to inform those people on their blog about the award.
yikes... this is the one that i can't do.... i don't have 6 people to give the award to yet. :)

3. Thank the person who gave you this award.
thank you mattie! you are not only a co-worker but a great friend and i appreciate all your help and encouragement. believe me when i tell you i could plan my wedding over and over again. i loved hearing and reading about all your awesome creative wedding ideas. your wedding truly was the best i've been to in a long time all your work paid off with a beautiful day. thanks for inviting us and sharing all your thoughts along the way. hope we do start a blogging club and can share and learn more.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

country living fair- columbus, oh

to go or not to go…. it's that time again for the country living fair this weekend at the historical ohio village.. i have gone the last two years and having a hard time deciding to go or not to go this year…..

reasons to go:
~ the village is really cute and the perfect setting for this event
~ makes me think of fall
~ $5 subscription to the magazine
~ amy barickman will be giving a demonstration on "sewing vintage" on friday only

reasons not to go:
~ if i went on saturday i'd be rushed... we have a wedding
~ crowds
~ no real deals
~ if i go on friday i'd have to go alone and take a day off from work
~ some of the demonstrations/events seem to be the same as last years

Link to: Country Living Fair


Thursday, September 16, 2010

i miss my life... i miss my planner

i really have missed using my planner all summer long. i can't wait to get back to the days that i can open my planner everyday and see what i have going on (other than work). work has taken over my life and honestly i can't wait for my life to take over work again.  we have had a few weekends with friends but i haven't been able to really enjoy them.

actually i am going to start from scratch and get a completely new planner this will help me weed out old information and hopefully make me feel like i have some control again. some might think i am a little obsessive of my planner but it has been my key to saving me time. after all, that is what a planner is supposed to do right? i keep a list of birthday, anniversary, baby, sympathy messages within my planner to help me while on the spot. i know keeping important information like log in and passwords are not supposed to be kept in a planner but again this has saved me time in the end. i rely on my planner a lot and especially more and more since i can't seem to keep things straight in my head anymore.

i used to think that i needed the franklin planner system and had a semi medium planner book... but over the last 5 years i took it down a size to fit in my purse. this has been even more helpful .... i don't use the day to day pages that franklin system has just the overall month to month cally and than lots of extra tabs for web address/passwords, card messages, stamps, return address labels, christmas lists, and anything else that comes to mind.

here is my old planner...

here is my new planner :)....

here is to being organized again and having my life back!!!!