HAPPY PLANNER | My New Purchases

Hello, so I bought some new planner goodies last weekend and I got so excited and wanted to share what I got and how I used some of them! I linked the products below so if you are interested in getting the same thing or want to see what else they have you can click each product and it will take you to the Me and my big ideas website to that specific item.

I purchased:

What are your favorite and must have HP products?



Christmas Tradition

Good morning, I thought I would share a new tradition I want to start this year.. As a child we always got to open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve, they were always pjs to sleep in.  Well I want to incorporate that into our Christmas traditions but instead I made a gift box that included pjs, slippers, a movie, popcorn, and some hot chocolate.. 

I seen this idea floating around Facebook a while back and I knew I wanted to do this for my kiddos.    

 Another tradition we have done for several years is going to my parents on Christmas Eve and watching Christmas Vacation.  My mom loves that movie.

Do you have any family Christmas traditions?  


Late Night Crafting

So it’s 9 pm and kids are asleep so I thought I would get my craft on!  I wasn’t sure what to make but I knew I wanted to use my Cricut. I looked on Pinterest and 1st image shown above with the yellow frame from Love & Renovations inspired me! I knew I didn’t have a frame I could use at this time so I went with a regular canvas covered it with some fabric I had from Walmart.  Next I cut out the words with my cricut and tada heres what I come up with.  Of course I love the inspirational piece better but not bad for something created in a few minutes.

I have been really bad about hoarding craft supplies and thinking one day I will need it or use it.  I need to stop buying stuff unless I use what I have haha.

On a different note it’s been a while since I blogged. I wanted to catch up and say HI and hope you are having a great weekend.


Eurika Springs | 7 Year Anniversary 

Hello everyone I am writing this blog post in the most comfortable bed from the beautiful cabin we rented for two days.  Today is Sunday meaning the day we go home. I am going to miss this cabin, I want to build a house based off of the features of this place..

 Anyhoo we did a lot of exploring the downtown of Eurika Springs yesterday morning/afternoon. It was great, stopped in at Nibbles Eatery for cinimon roll and a SunnyDay smoothie and then after a morning scroll of checking out all the shops we went to the Christ of the Ozarks.

 By then we were getting hungry so we stopped at The Filling Station. It’s was yummy Justin got the catfish platter and I got the crispy chicken club sandwhich. Both were great, we walked over to the ice cream shop and I tried the pistachio almond ice cream and fell in love with it.

Then after we went back to the cabin to relax for a bit we decided to go to Lake Leatherwood and we went kayaking for the first time, it was so much fun..

What fun things did you do this weekend?


My Life | Hearing Aids


I have had hearing aids since I was two years old.  So therefore I don’t remember life without them.  It is a pain in the butt sometimes, but I know God wanted me this way and I am thankful that I can still hear with my hearing aids.

Some of the daily struggles I have are having to taking them out for bed and putting them back in when I wake up before any one tries to talk to me.  Also I can not wear them in the shower, or when swimming and I have to be careful when it rains.  Talking on the phone can be rough I perfer texing, and I use closed captions so I can understand what people are staying on the TV.  As for the radio and music I love the sound of songs, and music especially country but I honeslty dont like the songs because of words, cause I have no idea what the singers are saying.   

Hearing aids are so expensive, and they are labled as cosmetic which I think is stupid.  Most insurances do not cover hearing aids at least none of the ones I have had do.  I have to have my hearing aids to work I would not able to function properly at work without them.  As for other cost the batteries seem to constantly go dead, which sucks.  I have had my Oticon hearing aids for 7 years, but they have about come to an end.  I am trying a trial now with a  new doctor and I have my first pair now.  which are the Moxi Fit by Unitron.  I may do a blog post for each type to I can document my experience.

Well I guess I have rambled enough about my hearing aid experience if you have any questions comment below 🙂 

Carson’s 20 Questions | 5 Years Old

Carson turned 5 this past week, so I thought I would document each year these questions and a picture.  Its hard to believe it’s been 5 years since my first born.


Carson: age five

1. What is your favourite colour:


2. What is your favourite toy?

Swing Set

3. What is your favourite fruit?


4. What is your favourite TV show?


5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?

PB & J Sandwhich

6. What is your favourite outfit?

Blue Ninja Turtle Shirt

7. What is your favourite game?

Hide N Seek

8. What is your favourite snack?


9. What is your favourite animal?


10. What is your favourite song?

Love me like you do (Ellie Goulding)

11. What is your favourite book?

Cat & the Hat

12. What is your favourite subject at school?


13. What is your favourite sport?


14. What is your favourite thing to have for breakfast?

Fruitty Pebbles

15. What is your favourite thing to do outside?


16. What is your favourite drink?

Cherry Pepsi

17. What is your favourite holiday?


18. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?

Stuffed animals

19. What is your favourite thing to have for dinner?


20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A Cop