Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
The Glenn's
Shawn, Stacey, Hershey, Reese, & Molly

The Illusionist Tour and Visiting Friends

Back at the end of last year Shawn bought us tickets to go to the Illusionist's Tour that was coming to the Old National Bank Centre in Indianapolis.  The Illusionist Tour is a group of illusionists that were on America's Got Talent but didn't make it through to the end and they formed their own show. Shawn really likes watching this stuff and I find it interesting too, however there was a couple acts that completely grossed me out!! 

They didn't allow photography inside the theatre while the show was going on, so I didn't get any pictures like I had wanted too.  I did get a picture of the stage from our seats and then a couple pictures of us during intermission and before the show.

After the show we drove over to Terre Haute to visit our friends Wendie and Pedro who recently moved to Terre Haute from Nashville, Tennessee and see their super cute new house and to have dinner.  The restaurant we had dinner at has seemed to skip my mind, but it was a mom and pop place and definitely delicious and must to revisit the next time we are in the area.

It was my first time traveling north and to Indy and Terre Haute, however it was such a whirlwind trip and there was so much travel time that there wasn't any time for photography stops :(

A Beautiful Saturday Drive

The weather on Saturday was exceptional and I was itching to get out and use my new camera lens!  Shawn and I headed north to Pike County and drove around the Patoka River Wildlife Management Area.  While the drive didn't go exactly as I had planned, we had a great time and had great weather.  I definitely have this place on my list of places to go in the spring when all of the wildflowers are in bloom, and then again in the fall when all of the leaves are changing.

We also spent the morning at breakfast at the Rose Hill Cafe and then buying Gavin a new bed for his room at our house.

The Rose Hill Cafe is a mom and pop family restaurant that's practically been in our backyard for the last five year and we didn't know it.  Shawn went there once a couple months ago with a friend and said it was really good.  I've been wanting to go, but we hadn't had the opportunity until Saturday morning.  It was definitely delicious and we'll definitely be going back.  I had scramble eggs, sausage, German fries, and a piece of caramel apple french toast (oh so yummy!!), and Shawn had a made-to-order breakfast scramble and a chocolate chip pancake.

After breakfast, we ran over to Mark's Mattress Outlet and got Gavin's new bed.  That situation deserves it's own blog entry, so check back soon for that!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My Very First Erin Condren Life Planner

Ahhhh, she finally arrived!

I first heard about the Erin Condren product line probably in early November sometime.  I was actually online looking for an address book for my Christmas cards and came across the address books in her product line.  I liked it, but it wasn't what I was looking for.  I looked around her website and really liked her Life Planner though.  But it was $50.  Wasn't sure if I wanted to spend $50 on a calendar.  I signed up for her website and got a $10 off coupon code.  I still contemplated and then took the plunge.  It took FOREVER for it to come in.  It felt like months, but was really only weeks, but still too long!  I was stalking my email and stalking the tracking number daily, sometimes multiple times a day.  I even called the post office a couple times to see if they had it yet.  

Then she arrived....on my front porch...the day that Gavin and Zoe had their sleepover.  I opened her up and looked at her, but didn't really get a chance to play with her until a couple days later.

I joined a couple different FB groups for this planner and have become sucked into their madness. HAHA!  Maybe I'll blog about that in another entry!

But for now, let the unboxing begin!

Inside was not only the planner, but a coupon for $10 off any future purchase, an envelope full of personalized stickers, and a booklet of the EC product line along with a coupon for $15 of a $50 purchase.

Here she is.  My very first, and certainly not my last, Erin Condren Life Planner.  I chose the cover and what I wanted it to say.  Not very creative huh?  Since the covers on this one are removable, I've got my eye on a new one already, plus there is lots of tutorials out there on how to make your own.

I love that this is in here because this is my new motto.
Shawn and I both work hard, and we are blessed to be able to play hard!

I love that this little yearly calendar is here.  I plan on using it to keep track of when every women's favorite "Aunt" stops by to visit {insert sarcasm here}!

There is a monthly calendar for each month which I plan to use to keep track of birthday and anniversaries, and to log when I send cards.

And behind each monthly calendar are the weekly calendars.  There are spaces for morning, noon, and night appointments, a spot for weekly goals and notes, and room at the bottom for meal planning, exercise logs, quotes, notes, etc.  The list is endless!

After the monthly/weekly calendar pages, there are lined and blank note pages with decoration on each page.  So far I've only got my washi samples back here, but I plan to use it for weight tracking, meal plan ideas, list making, and whatever else I can think of.

There is also a 2 year at a glance calendar for 2016 and 2017.  It's crazy to type those dates!!  I remember when the big Y2K was about to hit!

There are also two pages of calendar stickers - a set with preprinted labels and a set with blank labels.

Behind the labels is a two-pocket folder with a perpetual calendar in it. 

There is also a removable ruler. 

And then the back cover.

Below is the perpetual calendar that was in the pocket folder.  While I like it, I must say that I was super bummed about it.  I guess in the past, the pages in this calender were actually in the planner.  When I watched a video on this planner it showed them in the planner and that was one of the things I really liked about the EC life planner.

So there she is.  My very first Erin Condren Life Planner.  I'm excited that I ordered her, and I am using her daily as a diary/journal in addition to a calendar.  The groups on FB I belong to have alot of inspiration for planning and designing with her....maybe too much. HAHA! I know I've spent well more than the cost of her buying stickers, note pads, washi tape, and pens.  Alot of it bring me back to my childhood days of stickers, pen pals and snail mail.  

If anyone is looking for their own Erin Condren Life Planner or any of her other products, please use the link below to get $10 off your first order!

Happy Planning!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Is it Fall or Winter?

Our first snow this year ... was in November!  What?  I still have pumpkins and mums out!  It was crazy!  I don't think I've ever had snow on my pumpkins that I can recall.  

While I'm not a fan of driving to work in the snow, I definitely loved looking at it.  Especially with all of the beautiful fall color underneath it!  Now I just wish the next snow would be on the weekend so that I can venture out in it and take more pictures, and pick up my nephew and go sledding!