Prioritizing...When life gets in the way

Trying to prioritize when life gets in the way is really hard.  I started this new blog several months ago with the idea that I was going to post 1-2 times per week.  Everything started out great, then life got in the way and there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done!  I am a full time real estate agent as well and some big changes have taken place.  I was working as part of a team (for 20 years by the way) specializing in the luxury real estate market.  Things were going along normally, when I ran across a colleague who was looking for a partner.  We got to talking and decided that we might make a good pair.  Fast forward 2 weeks and I left my position with the other team and started working at a new company and formed a new partnership.  I have been spending so much time planning this new venture, that I haven't had time to post.  Have a very Happy Holiday and I will see you 2018.  

Weekly Prep & Meal Planning

Weekly Prep & Meal Planning

Weekly prep and meal planning is so important.  It can save so much time and money.  I have noticed if I don't take the time to plan my meals and my grocery shopping, I wind up going to the grocery store 1-2 extra times (that is precious time and more than likely more money than you would have spent than if you had planned your shopping trips.) 

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Top 5 Sites for Personalized Gifts, Invitations & Holiday Photo Cards

Top 5 Sites for Personalized Gifts, Invitations & Holiday Photo Cards

Looking for great personalized gifts for birthdays, holidays and Christmas?  Look no further.  Here are 5 sites that have great personalized items from Boatman Geller, Clairebella, Whitney English, Dabney Lee, Emily Ley, Sweet Pea Designs, Embossed Graphics and more... They have fast turnaround times and provide top quality products.  They all run a monthly sale, so it is good to check back often.  

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Healthy "Chunky Monkey" Banana Ice Cream in 3 Easy Steps

Healthy "Chunky Monkey" Banana Ice Cream in 3 Easy Steps

Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream has been one of my favorites for years, but unfortunately, not very good for you.  It has 290 calories and 18 grams of fat per 4 oz. serving.  Healthy Banana ice cream in just 3 easy steps has only 163 calories and 3.7 grams of fat per 4-5 oz. serving. 

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The beginning...

The beginning...

My love for paper began at a very young age.  I was always the one stacking and organizing papers, filing, stamping, etc.  I would literally play with stacks of paper and magazines for hours. It was so exciting to get a new pack of file folders, stickers, pens, markers, notepads, etc.  The office supply store was one of my favorite places to go.  

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How I walked off 40 pounds using Fitbit...

How I walked off 40 pounds using Fitbit...

Life can take some very weird turns when you least expect it.  In July of 2015, I started to realize how sluggish I had been feeling.  I was selling real estate full time and running an online stationery shop (HappyNotes and more…), in my spare time.  When you are busy all the time, taking care of everyone else including my husband and 2 dogs, and you forget the most important thing-yourself.

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