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I will be entering many more giveaways as we draw near to the Christmas season, as well as hosting a few of my own! Stay tuned!!




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Goals: Week #1 Update

So I haven’t been very faithful in updating…but I have a moderately good reason: I was away in DC this weekend. That being said, my goals suffered a bit as well, but I did still accomplish some.


1. Bake something from Pinterest for the school – Completed!

This will be something bi-weekly, but I am so glad to have completed it this week!
2. Take care of 5 emails – Completed!
3. Post 30 Disney Pictures

I have moved 75% of them off of my phone and onto a folder on my computer which will make it easier to upload them. A small step, yes, but still a step!
4. Get down to 24,000 emails

Sadly, I haven’t made any headway on this at all. Next week!
5. Re-advertise on Curriculum Groups (Curriculum & Piano)

I’ve only done a little bit of work on this – more to be done next week.


So, for next week, my goals are:


1. Respond to 5 emails.

There are a bunch more emails that have crept up on me. I want to respond to 5 more this week.
2. Get emails down to 24,000.

Lots of work to be done here.

3. Post 30 Disney pics.

4.  Clean and organize room.

We’re getting a new bed this week, so that involves a lot of reorganization and cleaning.

5. Re-advertise on Curriculum Groups (Curriculum & Piano).

Lots of work to do here – hopefully I can get rid of a bunch of things this week.

6. Work out piano scheduling.

I have to work out my piano lesson schedule, so there are a bunch of things to do for that so I can start lessons as soon as possible!

7. Look into Etsy store.

I’m hoping to start up an Etsy store in the next month to sell some crafty things. I need to read up on what’s required and the details, etc.


So those are the goals for this week! I’m excited to accomplish a lot!


Weekly Goals: September 9-15

I have set myself five weekly goals and will keep updated every day with how I am doing with accomplishing them!

1. Bake something from Pinterest for the school
-I’m going to try to bake something for the Christian school teachers every week or every other week.

2. Take care of 5 emails
-I have various emails to respond to that have been piling up for a few weeks. I just need to take care of them.

3. Post 30 Disney Pictures
-Our vacation pictures are just sitting on my phone/cameras. They need to be posted to Facebook!

4. Get down to 24,000 emails
-A HUGE number, I know. But at this very moment, I have 24, 840 emails sitting in my inbox and that number increases by almost a hundred every day. I have to start taking drastic measures to cut it down.

5. Re-advertise on Curriculum Groups (Curriculum & Piano)
-I have tons of curriculum/books to sell as well as my piano teaching business to promote. I’m a member of at least half a dozen Yahoo! groups and a few used curriculum websites too. I need to keep my listings updated so I can sell the curriculum.

Fresh Start

Hello once again – let’s try this again. I’m hoping to keep this updated on a regular basis this time – we shall see how that pans out. 🙂 I’m implementing a lot of new things in my life, and blogging is one of them. I have set a theme for each day and am going to try to stick to it, as well as weekly goals, updating them everyday to see how I’m doing with them. I’m hoping to add lots more reviews and some giveaways too! Lord willing, I’ll be able to stay faithful with this latest endeavor.



Busy, Busy/Tracey’s 30 Day Challenge

Well, my best friend finally had her wedding shower this past Saturday. I traveled up with my sister to go and throw it. It went very well – more people cam than we expected and she got some very nice gifts (can I say Kitchenaid mixer??). I am so glad it is over as it has been a huge source of stress for me. Now there is just work and school – something I have been greatly neglecting and not giving my full attention to.

Today also marks the start of a 30 Day Challenge hosted by Tracey from 95.1 SHINE-FM. Tracey challenged her listeners to try something they’ve always wanted to try for thirty days. I’ve decided to write a thank you note or note of encouragement every day. It will not be easy, especially since I already almost forgot today, but I am excited. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but have never made the time for it. Hopefully seeing this post and the updates I will try to make will prove to be some motivation for me!

Today I will write to Mrs. Teresa White, our pastor’s wife. She is a great encouragement and a wonderful servant and I know I never thank her enough.

Friday Five – 6.25.11

I know it’s Saturday, but I wanted to get a post in this week, and I’ve been finding a few favorite things this week that I’m really wanting! So here’s five of my favorite things this week.

1. USMC Women’s Emblem Ring

  USMC Women's Emblem Ring

This ring is so cool! I love the Marine Corps and I think this would be such an awesome, creative way to show my support for the troops!

2. Honey-Can-Do 10-Pocket Hanging Shoe Organizer

Honey-Can-Do 10-Pocket Hanging Shoe Organizer

Yes, I’m still in the mood for organization, although that mood has been dampened a bit of late. Things are just so busy! Anyway, this organizer would fit perfectly in my closet and would help to organize the cardboard box I currently keep my footwear in! I might need a separate one for flip flops though. 🙂

3. Glamorous Tan Polka Dot Dress

Glamorous Tan Polka Dot Dress

This dress has been on my wish list for a while. I have an obsession with British and vintage clothes, and this is no exception! Plus, it’s on sale! I may put it in my closet yet!

4. Beauty and the Beast – Special Edition Soundtrack

Beauty and the Beast - Special Edition Soundtrack

I absolutely LOVE Beauty and the Beast!! I pretty much want everything associated with it, and I would completely love this soundtrack!! It pretty much is just a matter of me sitting down and ordering it, but I also want to make sure that the CD I get has the most songs and features!

5. Space Record T-Shirt

Space Record

Owl City, and Adam Young, is my latest obsession. I love his optimistic, cheerful, electronic tone and how his songs are infused with his faith. Adam is an amazing songwriter and I cannot wait to buy this amazing shirt!