the planner


It's that time of year. New calendars and planners. Even though I do own an iphone... I do not use it for keeping up with appointments, birthdays, etc. I am a paper calendar kind of girl.

For the past two years I have received this planner for Christmas from Paper-Source which I have really enjoyed:

Tonight while playing on Facebook one of my college friends asked in her status update what planners people recommend. I was blown away that almost EVERYONE responded (over 20 people) with the Erin Condren Life Planner. While I have heard of Erin and her work before... I wasn't familiar with her line of planners. The comments made me want to order one ASAP even though I have a brand new P-S one sitting on my desk!

Do any of you have a life planner by Erin Condren? Would love to hear your thoughts!

let's see here...


Where did I leave off? I have been a terrible blogger. I would like to say that I might get better... but see number three below.

1. Most (note: most) boxes are unpacked except for a few that are in the living room. Might just leave them there considering it's the only thing keeping the living room company. Oh, that and the Christmas tree.

2. O' Christmas Tree. It's in the stand but has no lights or ornaments. Hope to get to the lights tonight. Ornaments... they can stay boxed up until next year. Not worried about getting them on this week with an 18  month old eager to pull them off.

3. Baby clothes washed, nursery ready upstairs, cradle set up downstairs, my pjs in a pile on my closet floor ready to be thrown in a bag, and a pack of newborn diapers on the shelf. Guess we are somewhat ready for Baby Chamblee to arrive! Three weeks til the due date. Well, we are ready if Baby C is a girl. We have her name. Not so much if it's a boy!

4. Christmas gifts bought. Not wrapped. Hope to get them under the tree (with lights) by tonight.

5. A couple of new blogs that I've been loving. Go check them out if you aren't familiar with them. This one and this one.

6. One thing that I did knock out pretty early this year was our Christmas cards... Merry Christmas! Hope to be back blogging soon!

getting settled


we are getting settled in the downstairs part of our house and i am so thankful that the renovation is over. it took six months (almost the day). the team that worked was so great... i highly recommend them to anyone that lives in/near the meridian area.

i will post pics soon (though they won't look much different from my progress shots since we have no furniture for downstairs).

but i don't have time to focus on that. tomorrow's task is to purchase another crib to make room for Baby C that is due in less than 5 weeks. gosh... he or she will be here soon.

enough of my rambling... here are some pretty pics from House and Home that I've loved looking at since the Christmas decor in my house this year consists of a tree (that i have yet to decorate):