Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Weekly Downsizing Me Check In - 11/30/2016 (THANKSGIVING!!! - Leftover Turkey Casserole)

Date - 11/30/2016

Week Start Weight - 239

Week End Weight - 247

Weight Change - I don't want to talk about it...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Blog Challenge

I am going to do another blog challenge in December to get back into the habit of writing every day, at least MOST days...

My focus will be on the upcoming holiday and winter. Topics could include some or all of the following:

  • Thoughts on the last month of 2016 ✔
  • Favorite things to do on a cold day ✔
  • The meaning of cozy… 🚫
  • Sending Christmas Cards… ✔
  • Favorite drinks and food for when I am feeling down 🚫
  • “Christmasy” things to do! ✔
  • What my Christmas would look like if money/time was no object… 
  • SNOW…yes or no! ✔
  • Holiday Traditions, new and old.
  • Christmas Decorations at Work!!
  • Hopes for Future Christmases
  • Who I am Missing this Christmas
  • Christmas Pinterest Roundup
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Smells of Christmas
  • Christmas Food
  • Favorite Christmas Movies
  • Favorite Christmas Music 
  • Grown up letter to Santa
  • The Christmas Tag
  • Winter Solstice
  • Christmas is not always Happy…
  • Gifts : Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning 
  • Christmas Eve
  • Merry Christmas!!
  • Holiday Hangover
  • Major events in the last year
  • Favorite movies of 2016
  • Approaching the coming new year, feelings/thoughts/fears
  • Anthem for the new year
  • New Years Eve, what are my resolutions

I love the Christmas holiday season. I do not feel that I have done the holiday justice for several years, so, maybe this year! I also mostly love winter, except for snow, at least to drive in...

Monday, November 28, 2016


Hi, My name is Annie and I am a Planner addict…

This is something new. I have wanted an Erin Condren Life Planner for a couple of years, but they were always to expensive (I can not spend $65 dollars on a PLANNER, for goodness sake…). BUT… for black Friday, when everything was 30% off… sure, I can do that…

So I built my planner and added some extras, then I started looking at Instagram. I have become addicted to this hobby (lifestyle). I started a new Instagram Account JUST FOR PLANNER STUFF. I followed like 100 planner pages on Instagram in 2 days… I have 24 items in my Etsy cart. I want to go to the store and look at all the stickers…

I will be adding some planner topics to the blog. I will be showing off my spreads and also showing some other planners that I am following…

Follow along and indulge in my addiction with me, won’t you!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

100 THINGS I LOVE (and am Thankful for...)!!


🛏Getting into bed at night
When my mom comes to visit
Snow (but not driving in it!)❆
Nights out with my hubby
🍝Any Italian food
Fire in a fireplace🔥
My car!!
Bleeding Heart flowers
The smell and sound of rain
Overnight Oats
Bread and butter
The color purple (the actual color, not the book; although that was good too)
Getting a magazine in the mail
Banana Bread
Soft Green grass
The Walking Dead
Weekends and days off
"Pirates of the Caribbean"
Seeing Plays and Musicals
Laughing until I cry and my belly is sore!!
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
"The Seeker"
New Orleans
Pentatonix (music group)
Candles and candlelight🕯
Carrot Cake
"Harry Potter"
Air conditioning
Russos subs (restaurant in South Florida)
Books 📚
Reading those books
Cute Animal Videos
Baskin Robbins Pralines and Cream ice cream
Going out for breakfast
Mashed Potatoes
The color green (and I mean ANY green; well, maybe not fluorescent)
Napa Valley
Maxi skirts
NCIS (the original)
"Pitch Perfect"
Christmas Music
Laying in bed listening to the thunderstorm from #1
Ranunculus Flowers
Mac and cheese
💅Nail polish
The Phantom of the Opera
Vietnamese food
The sound of the waves on the shore
Red Hair
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Getting ANY mail (as long as its not a bill)
Being a Supervisor
Stationary (but who sends letters anymore?)
Chick fil a
Really good chocolate ice cream
Hot tubs
The sound of a babbling brook
Coffee with cream
Coffee Mugs to drink that coffee out of 😊
Jimmy Johns subs
Emojis (obviously!!!!😍)
Nora Roberts aka JD Robb
Eating pretty much any food!
All the dogs I have had and known
My friends
My family
My husband
ME (my life, my body, my soul, my dreams and thoughts)
A reminder from my friend Jamie!! She shared this on Facebook and it was a great reminder.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weekly Downsizing Me Check In - 11/16/2016 (Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats)

Date - 11/16/2016

Week Start Weight - 237.7lbs

Week End Weight - 236.9lb

Weight Change - -0.8lbs (6.4 total) its a small amount but I'll take it!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Dutch - Its been 3 months

Its been about three months since my puppy, Dutch, passed away (well, not a puppy, but you know...) I miss him but it is getting better. I don't constantly think about him anymore. I am not in tears, as much. Our other dog is still getting spoiled (extra treats, getting on the bed), but I am not as stressed that something is going to happen to him.

Last night, Dutch came to visit me in my dreams. It has been a rough couple months. I have been stressed at work, stressed at home (just life in general) and then, to top it all off, the election was yesterday. It did not go at all how I would have liked. I was so stressed last night. When I went to bed, I was so worried about what our lives would become, what our COUNTRY would become.

Then, in the middle of the dream, I turned around and there he was. There was no one else in the dream that I recognized. I was not at home, my other dog was not there, it was just one of those random dreams. But Dutch was there. I went to him and was petting and loving him. He looked at me and disappeared. I think he knew that I was stressed, so came to help. I woke up and actually felt better. I could breathe.

I miss him, but it is getting better.

Weekly Downsizing Me Check In - 11/9/2016 (Ham Kung Pao Noodles)

Date - 11/9/2016

Week Start Weight - 240.3lbs

Week End Weight - 237.7lbs

Weight Change - -2.6lbs (5.6 total)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016