Currently in January

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Currently loving…

I am currently loving quite a few things right now! Yay, life!

The sunrise this morning, I even grabbed my Canon to capture it…stunning. Bitter cold January mornings don’t seem so bad when you look up and see this.




My coloring Happy Planner…!


Check out these stickers I got that celebrate the fact that you woke up before noon, put on pants, and totally adulted. #YES

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My new office!


Working for a nonprofit, I cannot even begin to tell you how bad our old office was…not only that, but a lot of things about it were unsafe.

We have moved offices and I can’t stress how much of an improvement this is…I feel happier and more productive already.

We have bright windows.

We have a clean office with new floors.

We have a safe space for us to work and the youth we work with to come see us now!

I am no longer embarrassed to have friends and family visit me at work. (True story.)

And…we chalkboard painted the crap out of everything.

We also got an office fishy friend named Gill.



My little office nook area, where fishy friend lives by his plant 🙂



These pictures. 



Having some photo shoot fun after sissy’s yoga class…



Currently reading…



Last Currently post I talked about how I was reading  “Behind closed doors,” which I finished and was amazing! It was a page turner, can’t put down kind of book. Which is really hard to find for me…

Now I am reading “It ends with us” by Colleen Hoover which I honestly just started and have hardly gotten far enough in to comment, but- my mom recommended the last 2 books I read which were amazing and I finished really fast. So I trust her 🙂


Currently watching…


If you have been reading my blog for a little bit, you might know of my obsession with the show Strange things. 

For Christmas this year, I even strung lights all over my Stranger things pillows to be that much more festive.


My sister even got this specially made for me for Christmas (A quote from Stranger Things, in case you don’t watch)  #Coffeeforlife




I found a show to tide me over until the new season starts.

The OA on Netflix.



This show is really hard to put into words, so I will let Wikipedia explain:

“The series centers on Prairie Johnson, an adopted young woman who resurfaces after having been missing for seven years. Upon her return, Johnson calls herself “The OA”, exhibits scars on her back, and can see, despite having been blind when she disappeared. The OA refuses to tell the FBI and her adoptive parents where she has been and how her eyesight was restored, and instead quickly assembles a team of five locals to whom she reveals that information, also explaining her background story. Finally, she asks for their help to save some other missing people who she claims are currently in the same situation she has described to them.”

All you have to know is that it is binge worthy and you will want to keep going and going to find out what happens…

What are you currently doing this January? Share with me 🙂

Weekend roundup ; Sunday weekly planning

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I hope you guys are having a lovely weekend! 


This one was pretty busy for me actually. I am still not done yet- I have to study my butt off tonight and tomorrow night so I am blogging as part of my procrastination…



I spent all day Saturday volunteering for a “Fill the Van” event for the SPCA.


For this event, they focus on filling the van with supplies for the animals staying at the shelter. This includes food, toys, treats, etc.


We also accepted donations and sold a few items as well- it was a big success!


We were also accompanied by 2 furry friends that were up for adoption, to both lure people in to give donations and to hopefully get people interested in thinking about adopting them.


At our table, we had Jingles.


A2-3 year old Pit mix and the sweetest little girl ever. She got loads of attention and helped keep the 5 hour day fun!


We did pretty well on our donations, too ; )


Thanks Jingles!


Also, our Volunteer shirts are pretty great too. [ don’t mind my hair- needs to be dyed!]

“Keep calm and carry treats” 



After a quick nap and a delicious dinner at home, I headed out for a few hours to see some friends. I got to hear some surprisingly good Frank Sinatra karaoke, which I wish I filmed!


My friend really wanted to take a shot off of a ski [ ski town mountain thing I guess- we’re late on this one, considering it’s almost May- haha]


I am not a shot girl by any means but I agreed mainly for the picture and the sake of trying something new.


And so…we did….we can check that one off the bucket list, eh?


Lots of coordination involved in this one guys, the trick is to have everyone lift it at the exact same time.





Today I helped mom out in her garden . I love being outside and totally do not mind the outdoor chores on a lovely day.


I was multitasking between helping mom and throwing the ball around for the little squish, who let me know very loudly with her squeaky ball that she needed to play.



Sunday hobbies include: stalking chipmunks and squeaking ball while owners try to get their work done.


Speaking of chipmunks…


We came across this beautiful woodpecker [pictured left] and saw our usual cardinal friend perched on the tree to the right. The puppies found this woodpecker pecking and stared at in in awe, so I looked to see what they were looking at and found him!



I couldn’t be happier that Spring is finally here to stay.


After this,  I headed out to do some errands for mama such as a trip to the dump and the grocery store. Fresh fruit for my smoothies for the week, yay!

And then I sat down to plan out my week.


Weekly Planning…

I love to plan out my week in my Happy Planner on sundays lately.


I go into my week less stressed knowing what I have to do and what I have going on.


I think a trip to Michaels is due soon- I really want to try using scrapbook paper in my planner…


Here’s how my weekly layout came out this week:

I used permanent market this week instead of pen, but then realized it bleeds through onto the other pages- so I probably won’t be doing that again.

I really want to get some different colored pens and start color coordinating things [if I do that I will probably not use as many stickers]



My sister is having  a Harry Potter trivia night for her birthday this weekend. You don’t know how badly I wished I had Harry Potter stickers for this week…I will be sure to blog about that!


What did your weekend look like and what are your weekly plans?

Sunday weekly planning



I hope you all had a great weekend! I certainly have and am getting to the point where the Sunday blues kick in….


But, I always feel so much better about my week when I plan it ahead.


I’ve talked about my love for my Happy Planner before and how I got the big Happy Planner, only to find out the planning could not start until July…
So I am sticking to my little one until July comes and I can use it.


My sister says- how can you see everything you have planned with all of the stickers?!

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I just can’t help myself okay- when I bring out my stickers I go a little wild. Strawberry, cow, and peanuts stickers just somehow make their way in there even if they weren’t originally planned or don’t necessarily make sense… : )


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Been loving my new workout stickers. And I’m hoping to go to the aquarium this weekend, hence the turtle and fish stickers…

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Recently, I switched out the pink discs for these gold ones and have been loving them.


I tried to stick to somewhat of a color scheme, but then my random little cow and Linus stickers came out.


I also want to get some different colored pens and try a more minimalist style with less stickers and more planning based on pen colors, just to see how I like it.


But I just don’t think I am a minimalist kind of person. We’ll see how it goes, I love experimenting with my planning.


Hope you all have a happy and productive week!


If you are a planner, what is your style of planning?

The BIG Happy Planner!

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Hey guys! Happy Saturyay!


I woke up really tired for some reason- didn’t sleep great, had some bad dreams and night sweats. Anyone else get those? They are horrible…


Anyway- I have a day full of plans today, which is kind of rare for me. It’s mama’s birthday- so I’m spending some time with her before I head off to my friend’s 25th birthday party and then an indoor circus event [without animals] at this really cool club.


Pretty exciting!  What do you all have planned for the weekend? 


So if you have been following me for some time now, you may know that I love planning. It helps me stick to a routine, feel more balanced, and I specifically love the 365 Mambi Happy planner.


You can get that here: Happy planner site!


Soooo… in my past post about spring goals, I talked about wanting to start planning again.

I was going hard with the planning for awhile and then I started using my happy planner solely for work because the stickers and decorating aspect got a little too “busy” and distracting from all of my work things I had to write down and keep track of.


I talked about how I wanted to get an Erin Condren planner- which I still want.


Little did I know walking into Michaels the other day [for something else completely, by the way,] that I ran across the planning aisle only to see a big version of the Happy planner. You read that right.  Probably the same size or close to the Erin Condren.


I couldn’t resist…. I also had a great coupon.

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Yeah…. I went a little crazy…

Stickers, washi tape, dashboard, sticky notes, and page magnets! I ended up paying only about $50 for all of this.


Okay, so I got all of this, ran home, super excited. Only to open it up and find out that the planner does not start until July.  July!


Ugh. Okay- I have tunnel vision. So of course I looked up month extension pages- which I found out they only have for the smaller version of the planner, not this one yet- this big version was only released this month. Wahhhhhhhh.


The planner is beautiful inside, too. I am so excited to start decorating and obsessively planning again and want to use this one as more of a personal planner and journal/scrapbook.

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This section is new and I really like this:



The pages also seem to be a little bit better quality. Thicker and less easily to come out of the binding system.

I also love the new dashboard pages:


So I guess I will have to wait until july…. sigh… I was even thinking about buying the smaller Happy Planner month extensions and sticking them in here, using those for a few months until July. It may be look a little silly, but my other planner mainly stays at work now.


Are there any other Happy planners out there?!


Happy planning:Christmas and DIY

Listening now…. “I’m mr. heat mister, I’m mister sun….”


So I wanted to show off my current week’s planning in my happy planner. If you haven’t seen my first planning post, check here! [Goals; with gratitude post]

So guys- I actually loved this planner at first. Then I kind of hated the disk system it has instead of spiral bound- I was afraid of the pages falling out. I even went out and bought a webster’s pages planner in gold-silly enough, I didn’t realize how small it would be, even though it was a personal planner. It was just too small for me and my big writing. I also love to have lots of space to be creative with it lately. So- that made me realize my true love for my happy planner! And surprisingly, the pages have held up very well.  [And I flip through them a lot!]

Another thing I have realized- the happy planner is great for customizability. The disk system makes it way easier to change things in and out and you can even change the front cover and the color of the disks if you’d like. Not many planners have that option- so that is really cool!

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Michaels was having a clearance today, too! Here’s my little haul.    

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DIY– I used the back plastic part behind my sticker pack, the washi tape from Michaels, and a sticker I recently got and made this little bookmark- it still needs to be hole punched. But I thought it came out really cute!


I figured you can even use the bookmark for a dashboard if you want. 

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I also made this homemade sticker pouch, which needs to be hole punched also, I’m hoping it comes out as good as it looks right now once it’s hole punched!

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“Hey baby” sticker- also from my local pharmacy.


Also, I started planning  for January already… but let’s focus on the holiday, first!

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I got these Charlie Brown stickers at my local pharmacy  and I thought they were really perfect for Christmas week! Linus is tired from Christmas night and Lucy looks like she is checking her list twice.