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What is Elderberry Syrup?

I made my own elderberry syrup today, including umcka! I have been using the store stuff for a while, and it’s quite effective with colds and flu. When a friend of mine had these make-your-own elderberry and umcka kits, I jumped at the chance to try them out and I loved the results. All I …

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Wishing for Wednesday

I have so much going on lately with tons of reading, highlighting, and drafts for National Boards. Coffee is my constant. Day or night. Is it possible for some people to have some biological barrier to caffeine? I can drink it at 11pm and fall asleep with the cup in my hand. In fact, nothing …

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2020 Word of the Year

Relentless adjectiveUS  /rɪˈlent·ləs/ continuing in a determined way without any interruption This is going to be a big year. I have made some big commitments to cross off by December 31st. Taking on all of these will require a big head change and major heart change. National Board Certified Teacher For some strange reason, in my 21st year of teaching, …

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Fall Bucket List

Whether you live in perfect fall climates or live on sunny southern beaches, here is a fall bucket list for the pumpkin lover is us all. Fall in the Deep South is a state of mind. If we waited for fall weather to enjoy the boots and hot cider, we would be waiting until late …

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Plan With Me March

March birthday week! Most of these stickers are from Krissyanne Designs. Her Celebrations binder has a St. Patrick’s Day kit for March. Since that day is always my birthday, I decorate with as much SPD as I can. If you are new to Krissyanne Designs, check out my review of her Celebrations Binder. Those date …

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Erin Condren Meal Planner

Meal planning around my house often involves random pieces of notebook paper, the backs of kindergarten student work, and a bunch of sticky notes stuck to my bag. When I am ready to go shopping or order groceries, the first hurdle is to hunt down my collection of notes. It can be frustrating. Then, I …

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Minimalist Skincare

Let’s talk about skin care. Specifically, I’m all about minimalist skincare. I wish I could say my reason for something like not wanting to use a bunch of chemicals or the need to watch a budget. No, my reason is simple. I just don’t take the time to slather on stuff. I have bought sets …

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Friday Favorites #45

March favorites coming up! This is another short list but that’s okay. I have this thing about not buying clutter just to clutter up a new house. This list is full of consumable items and 1 book. But, these are some new favorites and some that I’ve had for years. 1. Kettle & Fire bone …

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Plan With Me February

My Plan With Me is abysmal for this month. Take a look why. This is called “When Plans Fail” Here is my weekly spread for last week. Spending Valentine’s Day home sick with the flu wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for last week. In fact, when I opened my planner on Sunday, I …

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printable house cleaning schedule

Whole House Cleaning Schedule

It’s time for the February edition of Show and Tell. This month, let’s talk about a whole house cleaning schedule. So, I know some of your are saying “You don’t have kids, why do you need a cleaning schedule??” Because…priorities. And Netflix. And Kindergarten. And a beautiful dog named Atlas. And a gazillion other things …

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Let’s Look February

It’s time for the Let’s Look….. for the month of February. Join me each month as I link up with Shay and Erika to talk about the little things going on in 2019. This month we are talking about our favorite books. I could talk books for days. I spent many summer days in my …

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Friday Favorites 44

I have a longer list of favorites this week. I’m starting with coffee. Like I do most of my days. 1. Heritage House Coffee If you are local to Tuscaloosa and have not tried Heritage House, I’m not sure we can be friends. In addition to their amazing coffee creations, their bakery has some gluten-free …

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Erin Condren On the Go Folio

I have been waiting on this item for many moons. This is the Erin Condren On the Go Folio and it’s glorious. In the planner community (yes it’s a thing. There are many of us.), there is a high demand for “traveler’s notebooks” or TNs. These are covers with elastic bindings that can hold individual …

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Plan With Me January

There’s nothing like getting off to a great new year like cracking open new planners. Many people organize and plan by traditional calendar years. I use traditional calendar year for my blog planner and my book planner. For my main planner, I use academic year July through June. I need to have all my school …

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The Bookworm Life Planner

Last year, with the introduction of my book review blog, I needed an easy-to-use planner to keep up with books read, publication dates, Goodreads reviews, book review dates and publisher archive dates. I had a lot of information to keep organized and I didn’t have a great way to do it. Yes, I adore all …

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