Thursday, September 12, 2019

This Happened On September 12, 2019 at 02:16PM


Week 36 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. It's September, but I'm already planning my holiday crafting. I have to make at least 60 Christmas cards (preferably 75 as a cushion in case I don't like a few... it happens). In preparation for that challenge, I got 20 birthday, get well, and thank you cards done this week so I won't have to stress if I need a quick card. I also ordered the supplies for my Christmas cards, and I'm working through some to do lists trying to clear space for the upcoming craftathon. I'm so excited! 🎨✂️✒πŸ–πŸ–Œ✉πŸ’Έ . School image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #fallplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/34FxGtl

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This Happened On September 11, 2019 at 05:39PM


Week 35 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I worked up some serious motivation this week and deep cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom. I pulled out the fridge and cleaned behind it. I wiped every surface, knob, and handle. I even used my big machine mop to scrub my floors twice! So much effort, but I finally (after 7 years!) got everything off the top of my fridge for good. Phew! . Pretty watercolor painting from the always amazing @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Nas5pc

Monday, August 26, 2019

This Happened On August 26, 2019 at 09:37PM


Week 34 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I went to the Oregon State Fair this week with my parents, and we had a lovely time seeing the crafts and animals. πŸŽͺ The only fair food I ate was a small ice cream cone from the Oregon Dairy Women in the Red Barn (the BEST!).πŸ¦πŸ„ Then on Saturday, The Man and I volunteered with a Habitat for Humanity group. 🏠 It was lots of work, but I got to poke nails into wood a few dozen times. πŸ”¨πŸ‘ I also ruined a jacket, sliced my finger on jagged metal, and got too much sun. I'm not cut out for life in construction. 🀦‍♀️ . Watercolor painting from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner #oregonstatefair #oregondairywomen #redbarnicecream #habitatforhumanity #housewifelife via Instagram https://ift.tt/2ZuFU3N

Thursday, August 22, 2019

This Happened On August 22, 2019 at 01:03PM


Week 33 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Things housewives traditionally do: clean, make dinner, shop... πŸ’‍♀️ Things I also did as a housewife this week: repaired a broken fountain pen, ordered touch-up paint to repair paint chips in my car, and mapped the electrical circuits to the entire house. πŸ’ͺ Our electrical panel descriptions were terrible, so I had to guess every time work needed to be done on our circuits. Now there will be no guessing. I know every outlet, fixture, and switch. The info is now on a two-page color-coded map with detailed descriptions. πŸ‘ Also, I bought a new toilet plunger. Because that's part of my job too. πŸ™„ . Hot air balloons courtesy of @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner #hotairballoons via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NrZbAf

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

This Happened On August 14, 2019 at 01:41PM


Week 32 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I got an early start making my family's calendars for next year. The design is done, the dates are in, and I just need to pick a different font by Thanksgiving. I am quite pleased with the progress! I use the same font and style of pictures here in my bullet journal each year, so it's personal to find just the right look. What are your favorite fonts? What style of graphics do you like (bold, cartoony, watercolor, etc.)? . This beautiful Sorbonne lily is from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/33wk3fs

Thursday, August 08, 2019

This Happened On August 08, 2019 at 12:40PM


Happy International Cat Day from @anniethekoratcat! If you're not following her, you should be. She posts her wit, snark, and sass daily. 😼🐾 . Also, she woke me up early this morning by making biscuits on my neck. Nothing says "pay attention to me" like 10 daggers to the throat. ⚔😼😻 . #internationalcatday #catday #koratcat #korat #koratcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #catsoforegon #catlove #cat #petstagram #catstagram #instacat #meow #kitty #greycat #graycat #adoptdontshop #russianblue via Instagram https://ift.tt/2MNiG6c

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

This Happened On August 07, 2019 at 02:54PM


Week 31 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I've bought and eaten so much fresh produce this year that I'm actually worried I might turn into a strawberry or a carrot. On the other hand, I just can't seem to pick a good watermelon, no matter what I do. Any suggestions? . Watermelon image from @freepik . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner #watermelon via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OKOVp5

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

This Happened On August 06, 2019 at 02:11PM


Week 30 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. After the last two weeks of busyness, I thankfully had an easier week. I even had time to play a computer game, The Sims 4. I've loved playing The Sims since high school (like, 20-ish years, *gasp*), and it was a treat to get back to it for longer than an hour at a time. Made a new character, built a new house, and leveled up to the top of his career in three real-life days without cheating. Thinking about killing him off now, but he's making good money as a doctor. 🀷‍♀️πŸ˜‚ . I thought this watercolor scene looked like some fields near my home, so I used it. Thanks, @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner #weeklyspread via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OJHeQe

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

This Happened On July 24, 2019 at 11:44AM


Week 29 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. The Man graciously gave up attending his family reunion so that we could attend mine this year. We spent two nights in Crooked River, Oregon, catching up with relatives and eating far too much tasty food. Between games and conversations, there was never a moment of down time. The three-hour drive there and back was beautiful as well. I wish more family could have joined us, but it was great to catch up with those we did see. . Beach graphic from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplannerspread #summerplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Z8AoUR

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

This Happened On July 23, 2019 at 01:36PM


Week 28 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. This week's rant: slippers. Er, shoes. πŸ₯Ώ So The Man and I don't wear shoes in the house, we wear slippers. But because slippers are cheap, flimsy, and offer zero support, we wear shoes as our slippers. These "slipper" shoes don't get worn outside. πŸ‘ž I've had two pairs of Merrell slip-ons for over two years, and they are DONE. Merrell discontinued that shoe (of course), and they aren't producing much with any quality over the last few years, so I spent days--weeks!--hunting for new indoor shoes. πŸ₯Ύ I ordered and returned a half-dozen pairs before trying a new-to-me brand. I found some Dansko mule shoes that meet 99% of my requirements for slippers, and the price was very fair. So finally, FINALLY my search has ended. Yay for new slipper-shoes! πŸ‘Ÿ . πŸ¦– Also, the watercolored dinosaurs make me giggle with happiness. Thanks, @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner #dinosaurs via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Ym0VkA

Monday, July 22, 2019

This Happened On July 22, 2019 at 03:56PM


Week 27 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. After celebrating the 4th of July with a lovely picnic at my in-laws' house, The Man and I took advantage of the weekend sales to go mattress shopping. I know, so exciting. πŸ™„ But we fell in love with a new bed and finally get to say goodbye to the bed that we got as a wedding present almost ten years ago. It was time. We upgraded from a basic coil mattress to a memory foam bed, and don't think we'll ever go back. . Watercolor flag from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner #4thofjulyplanner #plannerspread via Instagram https://ift.tt/2SueWHF

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

This Happened On July 09, 2019 at 12:20PM


Week 26 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. We picked about 7 pounds of raspberries this weekend, and I processed some straight to the freezer and several pounds into freezer jam. We also ate a bunch fresh, of course. The Man and I are debating whether we prefer fresh strawberries to fresh raspberries, and it's a close race for both of us. πŸ“❤ (no raspberry emoji, booo) I had a very pleasant, quiet week otherwise. . Raspberry image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #summerplanner #raspberries via Instagram https://ift.tt/2JrLuxC

Monday, July 08, 2019

This Happened On July 08, 2019 at 12:50PM


Week 25 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had a disaster of a leak under my kitchen sink this week. One second I was running the garbage disposal, and the next second my feet were soaked! Thanks to Dad for always letting me watch him fix stuff, I had the leak repaired in a few minutes. And, thanks to Mom's lessons, I had all of my under-sink stuff cleaned and rearranged just as quickly. I never hesitated or wavered about being able to fix the leak myself: I just rolled up my sleeves and got to work. Yay for self reliance, confidence, and really big towels. . Father's Day graphic from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #bulletjournal #bulletjournalcommunity via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Y0ai9C

Sunday, July 07, 2019

This Happened On July 07, 2019 at 08:19PM


Week 24 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. After the pain and frustration from last week's physical therapy debacle, I gave myself an easier week. I updated my budget records, got the chores all caught up, and enjoyed some quality time with family. If only every week could be this calm! . Bicycle graphic from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #springplanner #summerplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/2FZkrJp

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

This Happened On July 02, 2019 at 08:19PM


Week 23 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had an insanely stressful week, mostly because I had to fire my physical therapist. After 5 appointments, I had seen 3 different people, and none of them could give me any answers. I didn't appreciate having my time or money wasted, and I did NOT need the insults, condescension, or outright rudeness on top of one PT actually reinjuring me. No, thank you! I treated myself to a massage after that, a wonderful relief after weeks of pain. I had a productive week otherwise. . Happy cows from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #springplanner #digitalbujo via Instagram https://ift.tt/2xt62QN

Thursday, June 06, 2019

This Happened On June 06, 2019 at 01:48PM


I'm not great at the whole gardening thing, and I'm not really into flowers, but I grew these Penstemon plants in my junk soil next to my utility boxes. These are a native species, and they are rugged, drought tolerant, easy to care for plants. Penstemon flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and both bumblebees and honey bees. πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸπŸ¦πŸ¦‹ . #nativeoregonian #nativespecies #penstemon #penstemons #pinkpenstemon #garden #flowers #forthebees #butterflyhabitat #flowersforbees #hummingbirdflowers #gardening via Instagram http://bit.ly/2K0bkvz

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

This Happened On June 05, 2019 at 03:16PM


Week 22 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Sweet Oregon Strawberries, Batman! πŸ“ It's that time of year, and we're feasting on fresh berries every night. πŸ“ The Man and I went clothes shopping this weekend, and we both found things to buy! πŸ“ And my grass allergies aren't bothering me this year thanks to new meds! I've spent hours in the yard and on walks around our neighborhood and only "allergy sneezed" once. I mean, I'm still not going to walk through a pollinating grass field, but not having to wear a mask just to get my mail is huge! πŸ‘ . πŸ“ watercolor painting from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #springplanner #strawberryplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2IjdeUK

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

This Happened On June 04, 2019 at 04:22PM


Week 21 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. When I became a homemaker four years ago, I didn't realize that I would never get a day off. There is always something that needs to be done or could/should be done and never enough hours in the day or money in the bank to do it all. Days totally off don't exist. So this week I made it happen. I worked extra hard to force myself to not do anything for a whole day. No chores, no repairs, nothing more than making my bed. And it was glorious! Here's to a day OFF! πŸŽ‰ . Beautiful hummingbird from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #springplanner #summerplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2WekK88

Monday, June 03, 2019

This Happened On June 03, 2019 at 12:14PM


Week 20 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. We paid off my car and bought a new one for The Man! We didn't expect to be rushing out to get him a car so soon, but, after serious negotiation, some honest conversations, and getting our bank to drop our interest rate over 1%, we just couldn't pass up the opportunity. We traded in our 2011 Camry SE for a shiny new 2019 Avalon XSE. We went from not even looking at an Avalon to owning one in five days. What a whirlwind of a week! . Pretty mama and baby bird picture is from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #springplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2Kp7qvw

Friday, May 17, 2019

This Happened On May 17, 2019 at 06:17PM


My cross stitch piece is ON THE WALL! It took five years to stitch and two months to get framed. I am SO in love with the mat, a perfect match for the red stitches. The simple black frame matches most of the others in our home. Deciding where to put it was not easy, but we found a good place downstairs with no direct light. Phew! It's really, finally, officially DONE! . #mtvernon #georgewashingtonflag #flagsofgeorgewashington #usflag #originalrebelflag #crossstitch #colonialflag #countedcrossstitch #crossstitchflag #crossstitching #matandframe via Instagram http://bit.ly/2VOhWDt

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This Happened On May 14, 2019 at 02:53PM


Week 19 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. This is my fifth crazy week in a row! At least I was able to join The Man for a quick overnight business trip in Bend, Oregon. We had about one free hour on the way home, so we stopped at Eagle Crest for a round of golf on the real grass putting course. We both did well, just a few over par (but I totally won, just sayin'). It was a nice moment of calm and focus in a week of frantic insanity. . Flower graphic from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #springplanner #mayplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2HqKgSw

Friday, May 10, 2019

This Happened On May 10, 2019 at 01:18PM


Week 18 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. What a week! First, we discovered a few dung beetles in our bedroom. No idea how they got there or why they were inside, but we had them. Our pest company was shocked! Whatever, just make the poo bugs go away. πŸ™…‍♀️ I had an MRI on my hip to figure out why it hurts when abduct my leg or externally rotate the femur. Nothing showed up. Will start PT later this month. 🀷‍♀️ Did 5711 chores otherwise. I need a post-vacation vacation! . Umbrella graphic from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #mayplanner #springplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/30d46cj

Friday, May 03, 2019

This Happened On May 03, 2019 at 03:31PM


Week 17 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. πŸ”Ή️First, the bad news: early spring allergies hit me square in the eyes. So much itching! I will get the sneezing/snotting allergies with grass pollen later in May. Yuck! 😷 πŸ”Ή️Next, some good news: I got all of my gardening done for the spring, and our yard is looking better every day. The Man is out for blood with our moss this year. ☠☘ I'm cheering him on! πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ”Ή️And the best news last: I had a mini vacation with The Man and my parents at the coast for a weekend. We had a lovely time with beautiful weather! Also, I didn't have to cook or do any chores for two whole days. Hooray! πŸŽ‰πŸ’• . Easter image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #easterplanner #aprilplanner #allergiessuck #yardworksucks #hoorayforvacation #vacation via Instagram http://bit.ly/2UYijpZ

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

This Happened On May 01, 2019 at 01:11PM


Obligatory vacation selfie with The Man at the Oregon coast. 😎 It was a short weekend getaway with my parents, but we crammed 5 geocaches, 3 bowls of chowder, and some whale watching into the trip. ❤ . #oregoncoast #rockycreekstatescenicviewpoint #obligatoryvacationselfie #stillinlove via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GXbOzO

Monday, April 29, 2019

This Happened On April 29, 2019 at 01:06PM


Whale Cove, Oregon, as seen from a nearby geocache at Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint on a stunningly beautiful late April day. . #oregonbeaches #oregoncoast #centraloregoncoast #whalecoveoregon #rockycreekstatescenicviewpoint via Instagram http://bit.ly/2vu3OzG

Monday, April 22, 2019

This Happened On April 22, 2019 at 11:57AM


Week 16 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Remember that nice quiet week I enjoyed so much? Paid for it this week. Every day was non-stop going, doing, and fixing! I am not complaining though, because the fruits of all that labor are delicious. #hardworkpaysoff #workhard #nevergiveup . Sweet bunny image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #aprilplanner #easterplanner #ineedavacation via Instagram http://bit.ly/2XB2cA2

Friday, April 19, 2019

This Happened On April 19, 2019 at 01:39PM


Week 15 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Being a housewife comes with many challenges, from the financial burden of not having a second income to the constant labor that is laundry. But I learned a new skill around the house this week when the house painters blew a GFCI circuit. Our circuit panel was barely labeled, so I had to scour the entire house for the one little outlet with the tiny GFCI button that would reset the exterior and garage outlets. It's in the upstairs hallway. 🀦‍♀️ I've now mapped the whole electrical grid that is our home, and I'm labeling every outlet. Too bad there are no "level ups" in homemaking. πŸ’‍♀️⭐ . Easter graphic from the ever-amazing @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #easterplanner #aprilplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2VdBHmQ

This Happened On April 19, 2019 at 01:24PM


Week 14 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had a lovely, quiet week as it rained and rained outside. Nothing exciting, not too busy... just the way I like it. . Cherry blossom image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #cherryblossom #sakura #aprilplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2Go8FYd

Thursday, April 04, 2019

This Happened On April 04, 2019 at 01:12PM


Week 13 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I celebrated the completion of a five-year-long cross stitching project this week! I got to eat Mexican food! (The Man hates it, so it's a rare treat for me.) And I started playing computer games with The Man and his friends--and I'm not that bad at it. I'm worse than the rest of them by far, but it's nice that the guys are letting this old lady join in on the murder and mayhem. . Gorgeous watercolor butterfly from the amazing @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #butterfly #watercolorbutterfly #butterflyplanner #marchplannerspread via Instagram https://ift.tt/2G0i2yj

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

This Happened On April 03, 2019 at 03:35PM


Week 12 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Spring is here! πŸ‘πŸ™†‍♀️ And so are outside chores! πŸ‘ŽπŸ™…‍♀️ At least we are hiring out our big project this year: painting a two-story house is more than we want to tackle. We got 10 bids over the last year, so we feel like we picked the best people for the job. Do you enjoy outside chores? . Image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #stpatricksday #springplanner #stpatricksdayplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/2I6HOm9

Thursday, March 28, 2019

This Happened On March 28, 2019 at 03:07PM


It's done! I finished cross stitching this piece after five years of work (on and off). This piece was a souvenir from Mt. Vernon when we visited Washington D.C. in 2014. The flags depicted are the first U.S. flag and George Washington's personal flag (blue). While this seems like a simple pattern--and it is--the simplicity actually makes it hard. I had to be extremely careful with that big blue area to keep my thread tension exact, to make all of the threads lay parallel, and to watch how the threads entered and exited each stitch, otherwise it would look bumpy or uneven. It's done, and I am so very happy to not have this sitting in my to-do pile! . #theoriginalrebelflag #rebelflag #usflag #firstusflag #georgewashingtonflag #georgewashington #mtvernon #vacationsouvenir #redwhiteandblue #oldglory #betsyrossflag #starsandstripesforever #proudamerican #crossstitch #countedcrossstitch #crossstitchflag via Instagram https://ift.tt/2WtWTlu

Friday, March 22, 2019

This Happened On March 22, 2019 at 10:40AM


Week 11 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I had professionals come in to deep clean my carpet this week. It was so weird to be at home and have someone else cleaning something for me. I could very easily get used to that! . Bouquet image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict via Instagram https://ift.tt/2JHebtM

Friday, March 15, 2019

This Happened On March 15, 2019 at 12:56PM


Week 10 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. I am officially a volunteer! I am the curator to the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers online museum. I am tasked with updating the database with pioneer stories, facts, and details. I have been a member for a few years (yup, pioneer ancestors), and I thought I could keep my website skills sharp and use up some free time for a good cause. It's been fun so far! Check them/us out oregonsdop.org. . Mardi Gras mask image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #volunteer #volunteering #housewifelife via Instagram https://ift.tt/2HmWhe4

Thursday, March 14, 2019

This Happened On March 14, 2019 at 02:08PM


Week 9 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. We got even more snow this week! It feels like winter actually happened now. Around this time each year, some people start moaning and groaning about how they need sunshine already. Seriously, one day of that blinding brightness, and I am good with another two months of rain. #nativeoregonian . Gorgeous #peacock image is from #freepik, as always. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict via Instagram https://ift.tt/2JngAKm

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

This Happened On February 27, 2019 at 12:23PM


Week 8 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. What a week of frustration! I had to go back three times to get my brand new glasses readjusted. It was a huge pain (literally!), and I finally resorted to making a few adjustments myself (shh, don't tell), but they fit now. And then there were taxes... which should have been easy this year since we took the new, higher standard deduction! But no. We also had restricted stock units gifted to us last year--and the 1099 forms we received were incorrect! @turbotax was absolutely no help, but I'd already paid for their service this year, so I had to convince a human tax pro to help me in person for free. I found a wonderful lady at H&R Block that sat down with me. She went over everything, even dragged out her big tax bible, and she was stumped. No help. I resorted to tax forums online that I *pray* are correct. We finally filed and are confident we can "show our work" on everything if we get audited. Ugh! . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #februaryspread #februaryplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/2SyC8mg

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

This Happened On February 26, 2019 at 01:42PM


Week 7 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Apparently there was a holiday this week of some kind. I did not give or receive a darn thing. We have never been into Valentine's Day, though the chocolate sales are nice. I splurged on one 75% dark chocolate mint bar for myself. Self-love is a thing on V-day, right? Does that count? (Also, I broke it up and froze it. Cold, minty dark chocolate after dinner? Mmmmm!) . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #valentinesplanner #februaryspread via Instagram https://ift.tt/2BOxUBF

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

This Happened On February 12, 2019 at 04:58PM


Week 6 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. The weatherguessers kept saying it would snow, but all we got was a heavy dusting. Bummer. I kept warm this week with lots of little chores like swapping icky warm white lightbulbs for bright cool white daylight bulbs. Do you prefer warm or cool indoor lighting? . Sleepy cat image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #februaryplanner #catplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2thZy5h

Monday, February 11, 2019

This Happened On February 11, 2019 at 11:48AM


Week 5 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. This week started off with just two or three chores and ballooned into a full week of work without any effort. How does that happen? How do things just suddenly need attention? Pretty sure it's all the cat's fault. No other explanation. 🀷‍♀️ . Cozy winter cabin image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #watercolorplanner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2TKcX1E

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This Happened On January 29, 2019 at 01:11PM


Week 4 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Not much going on this time of year, but that's just fine with me. I spend my winter months restocking the freezer, doing inside chores, and enjoying quiet time. It beats the heck out of sitting at a desk being miserable, that's for sure! #ilovemyjob . Mountain scene from @freepik . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict via Instagram http://bit.ly/2HFV2Yl

Monday, January 28, 2019

This Happened On January 28, 2019 at 10:11PM


The Man and I have been loving this chicken, kale, and sweet potato hash this winter. I change it up with chicken sausage sometimes, or we use a different variety of sweet potato or kale. One pan dinner for the win! . #eatrealfood #realfood #glutenfree #mediterraneandiet #nutrition #mealprep #easymealprep #healthydinner #cleanfood #healthyeats #eatarainbow #healthyfood #eatyourgreens via Instagram http://bit.ly/2MCUUaS

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This Happened On January 22, 2019 at 03:48PM


Week 3 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. How I approach fashion: 1) find something that fits and looks nice. 2) buy it in every color possible. 3) wear it until it goes out and comes back into fashion. πŸ˜‚ I found some yoga pants that look great on me and drove halfway across the state to buy every pair in stock at three different stores. Got 5 pairs of pants and more than doubled my wardrobe! Now I can avoid shopping for another two years. πŸ˜… . Fox image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AWDxxe

Monday, January 14, 2019

This Happened On January 14, 2019 at 03:39PM


Week 2 in my 2019 #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Had a quiet week. I enjoy the peaceful weeks of mid-winter after the holiday craziness, and this week was not at all disappointing in that regard. I am also loving this new digital format. So easy to change and edit and fiddle and fix anything I want. Total freedom is the best kind of freedom. . Cute bird image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #planner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2RLYSTD

Sunday, January 06, 2019

This Happened On January 06, 2019 at 04:24PM


And so it begins: week 1 in my 2019 #digitalbulletjournal #planner. There is a trend in the #bujocommunity to go digital, but without iCrap products, I have to forge my own path using software I can use. Good ol' Excel and Publisher to the rescue! My #bujo is unlike anything I have seen on Instagram, so hopefully I won't get burned alive for my heresy. πŸ€¨πŸ€— . After using a traditional bullet journal, a hybrid bullet journal planner binder, and now a digital bujo, I have honed in on the things my organizational tool must be: 1) functional over pretty. This tool must keep me organized without much effort. Even as a homemaker, I don't have all day to spend writing and decorating a planner. I want my journal to help me get stuff done, not to be another chore on my list. 2) free. There are too many temptations in plannerland to spend money on journals, planners, pens, tape, stickers, stamps, etc. I don't need it. I can do this for free using software and graphics that I love. 3) mine. Traditional planners don't work for me because they are too date-specific. Bullet journals don't work for me because they are not organized enough (I don't care how well indexed they are: I like my collections all together). The saying goes, "if you can't beat them, join them." Well, I tried that, and it didn't work, so I'll stick with Sinatra and do it My Way. 😎 . The gorgeous 2019 image is from @freepik. . #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #digitalbujo #bujoweeklyspread #digitalplanner #freepik #happynewyear2019 via Instagram http://bit.ly/2FaDmC5

Monday, December 31, 2018

This Happened On December 31, 2018 at 04:00PM


While I am figuring statistics for 2018, here are my TV viewing numbers. (These take into account that some shows were 22 minutes, some were 44 minutes, and a few were longer.) 1,117 episodes of TV 41,850 minutes of TV 697.5 hours of TV 1.91 hours per day 3.06 episodes per day . What did I watch? These are current shows: Big Bang Theory S11-12 Young Sheldon S1-2 Alaska, The Last Frontier S7-8 Madam Secretary S4-5 The Good Doctor S1-2 9-1-1 S1-2 Caught S1 Bondi Rescue S13 Chrisley Knows Best S6 Jack Ryan S11 Last Man Standing S7 New Amsterdam S1 Ray Donovan S6 Scientology and the Aftermath S3 The Blacklist S1-5 . And I binged on these older shows: The Kennedys (2011) S1 Human Target (2010) S1-2 CSI (2000) S1-S8E10 Manhattan (2014) S1-2 Major Dad (1989) S1-4 Republic of Doyle (2010) S1-6 The Unit (2006) S1-4 JAG (1995) S5-7E15 CHiPs (1977) S1-5 Las Vegas (2003) S1-5 The Blacklist: Redemption (2017) S1 . What is your favorite show from this list? . #iwatchtoomuchtv #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SuEjs2

This Happened On December 31, 2018 at 03:38PM


Week 52 in my #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I got my weekly count wrong on paper a couple weeks ago. 🀦‍♀️ It has been a long year. Fun 2018 statistics: I made my bed 359 times. πŸ› I assembled 212 lunches for my husband, an average of four per week. 🍞 I made the dishwasher do the dirty work 267 times. 🍽 The laundry went around and around 385 times. πŸ™ƒ And I dusted twice. 🀬 dusting. πŸ˜·πŸ’¨πŸ˜‚ . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #statistics #2018statistics via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AnRvYL

Saturday, December 29, 2018

This Happened On December 29, 2018 at 03:57PM


Week 50 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I find myself having a #bujo #identitycrisis as I plan for 2019. I don't really feel like I belong to that community, and I am well outside the traditional planner group. I am thinking about going digital on a PC, which is definitely unlike anything in the #digitalbulletjournal camp. What to do? Where to go? πŸ€” What do you think I should do? Will these communities accept new boundaries? . Washi tape art this week. I like stripes sometimes. . #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #washitapeart via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EWIUQK

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

This Happened On December 26, 2018 at 02:43PM


Week 50 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. More holiday craziness, more chores, more crafting. Is anyone else thoroughly OVER holiday music? If I hear one more song about Santa, snow, or how cold it may or may not be, I'm going stick the little drummer boy's drumsticks up Frosty's corn cob pipe. 🀦‍♀️ . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #penguins #christmaspenguins via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EQaM94

Sunday, December 23, 2018

This Happened On December 23, 2018 at 01:55PM


Week 49 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. When it comes to the stress and labor of the holiday season, this week was my peak. I finished making all of my cards, got the house in top form, and spent one very late night writing a snarky and irreverant Christmas letter (which wasn't even included in the cards I sent lest someone be offended). I am so ready for this whole season to be done! . If you are family or a friend and didn't get the e-mailed letter, sorry. I either didn't have a good e-mail address for you, or I figured you would be offended by references to fornication, drunkenness, and a cat that vomits constantly. If your eyes just bugged out of your head, I was right. If not, DM me, and I can try to make you laugh. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AnsEnZ

This Happened On December 22, 2018 at 11:30PM


Felt Grandma M looking over my shoulder as I made peppernuts tonight. It took almost four hours to mix the dough, roll out the pencil-sized snakes, chop each snake into centimeter wide pieces, place each piece onto a cookie sheet, and bake them all. I ended up with two gallon-sized Ziplock bags stuffed full of peppernuts! Grandma would be so pleased with my effort to continue her tradition, but she'd have gotten after me for substituting shortening for lard. πŸ€—πŸ˜€ . #peppernuts #pfeffernΓΌsse #peppernutsfordays #traditionalchristmascookies #traditionalchristmassweets #germanchristmasrecipe #spicecookies #germanfood #familytradition #hardworkpaysoff #getinmybelly #canteatjustone #goodbyeteeth via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SjFRoK

Sunday, December 16, 2018

This Happened On December 16, 2018 at 02:45PM


Each year, The Man and I attend a Christmas party hosted by his best friend. This friend works at @garmin, and the vast majority of the other guests are his coworkers at Garmin. The Man wanted a sweater that would offend everyone in the room, so he asked me to make an ugly Garmin sweater. Using fabric paint and my own design skills, this is what I made for him. He didn't win, but everyone loved it! πŸš—⛵✈πŸ›° . Apologies to the Garmin marketing group for misusing the logo. The sweater was worn once and will not be sold or profited from. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2EmJZjA