Planning It All Out!

Well, we are a few weeks into the new year and I’ve been using my new planner.  I LOVE it!  I was really looking for a better way than using the app on my phone.  It worked okay, but I really love paper/pen planning.

Most of you know that I do NOT consider myself crafty, but I’ve been making my fitbit jewelry and I’m getting into decorating my planner.  Think of it a little like scrap booking, but I am having a blast with it!

So I thought I’d share with you how it is going for me.


The Erin Condren planner I chose is working out perfect for me so far.  The planner has it broken into morning, afternoon and evening.  I don’t use it that way.  I use it for my to-do list, important things to remember and my daily food and workout log.  Like I said, this one seems to be working very well for me.  There are MANY kinds of planners out there, you may want to do a little research to find the one that works best for you.  The Erin Condren planners are a bit pricey ($50), but you use it the whole year and it has so many wonderful features.

There is a monthly page like the one above and this one.  I LOVE the layout of this one!


Then there are the weekly pages – this is where all the action really is!



If you decide you’d like to get one like mine, if you use my link, you can save $10 and I get a $10 credit too!  Then you can share your link to get credit for yourself!  They have a lot of fun things to purchase to go along with your planner, or you can save it up for the next year’s planner!  Hey, It’s a plan!

Do you use a planner?  If so, what kind and how do you like it?  I’m always on the lookout for new ideas!  Do you decorate it????

Make those appointments!

I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve gone from happy hours and having a good time with friends and family to now having to getting a colonoscopy and other medical treatments…..  oh getting older stinks!

So, in that frame of mind, I want to take a moment to remind you to schedule those pesky medical checkups that are needed.  I find that it is always a good time to do it around the first of the year or your birthday.  This way you will remember when it is time yet again.

I recently had my colonoscopy and mammogram and bone density tests done.   What a way to start the year with a reminder of getting older!  I say that in jest because I really don’t feel my age!  I really don’t!   But, it is so important to get these check-ups as you need them.


So, pick up the phone and make that appointment TODAY!  Your health is so important and your family needs you to be around for a LONG time!