Linkey Wednesday Party

One of my obsessions is planning and anything related to binders, paper, markets, pens, stickers. How to arrange my binder and most importantly which binder should I use??? I am considering a pretty binder cover from woodlandcottagefarm on If the three-ring binder works out I might have to buy this cover.

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Two inch, three-ring binder from Target.

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Flower pouch from Target.

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Dashboard made by me using plastic sheet from A.C. Moore. Weekly pages from Anima Vivo at

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Budget pages made by me using Publisher.

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Monthly made by me on Publisher


Monthly made by me on Publisher

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Check register pages from Pinterest.

I follow a few groups and everyone throws around names like Franklin Covey, Kate Spade, Filofax…. I have some of these planners but it’s not because of the name, I think. I have very specific wants when it comes to my planner and when my life situations change, so does my planner. Do I consider the adorable Kate Spade because it is a Kate Spade or do I really love it?

CK explores brand identity in her post Breaking Up With Brands.

Shana from Simplified Organized Style speaks to my own heart when she talks about the affliction known as Planneritis in her post, Perfect Planner Does Not Mean Perfect Plans . You know when you are obsessed with finding the perfect planner knowing that the perfect planner will bring you the perfect life, right? We know life doesn’t really work this way but deep down inside I feel a spark of hope that the more perfect my planner the better my plans will be and I will be more likely to follow my plans. Do you agree?

So Far So Good: Day 4 One Plate Challenge

photo (1)I took on the One Plate Challenge four days ago and I am still going strong. It has made a huge difference in the amount of dishes coming into the kitchen. I must admit that I was blaming my husband for the overabundance of dishes but I am partly majorly  to blame. I have a terrible habit of leaving dishes all over the house.

During this challenge I now find myself searching for my green bowl and my blue plate. It made me aware of how lazy I have been about taking care of my own dishes. I have a place  right next to the sink where I am putting my one plate, bowl, cup, and utensils. It is working out nicely, so far so good.

How are you doing with the One Plate Challenge?


UPDATE: I stink!! I only made it one week before time got the best of me and I was rushing to eat breakfast or hurrying to grab a lunch and I started grabbing plates and utensils from the cabinet. It is a great challenge and I will try it again sometime soon. Please let me know if you take on this challenge and if you are successful.

Linkey Wedensday Party

This Wednesday I am hosting a frugal living party. I will feature bloggers talking about simplicity and frugal living.

What do you think about living a simpler lifestyle?


I starting counting my dishes. For 2 adults we have 12 dinner pates, 24 bowls, 30 forks, and 18 drinking glasses. Eek. That is just too much for 2 people.  I would like to try to use the same plate,  bowl,  glass, and fork/spoon/knife for a few weeks and see how much it cuts down on the great kitchen pileup. My husband  and I both work really long days so our days off are for catching up. We both let things, like the kitchen, go until we have a day off to get it back together. Anyone else willing to take the One Plate Challenge  along with me?  Let me know in the comments. Good luck and welcome to the party 🙂

What inspires you to become more frugal? Fancyfrugallady

Srtivingforsimplicity shares misconceptions of the Minimalist Lifestyle. What is it really all about?

Living out of her car a Free Spirited Woman requires the most minimal of minimalism.

Jodi at Lunate and the Mermaid shares about the price we pay to live a simple life.





I find myself up in the middle of the night tossing and turning somewhere around 2am. When I look at the clock and I see 4:30 I know I have a problem. The hubs came home early with an unidentifiable sickness and I think I caught his cooties, yay. My achey muscles and pounding head keep me in bed most of the day and I find myself feeling like a lump. Where do you turn when you need to de-lumpify? My Adorable board on Pinterst of course. As a lover of dogs my Pinterst Adorable board is chock full of puppies and dogs in many states of cuteness. You might see a kitten or a baby goat too.

This is one of my favorites

This is my Adorable board just incase you need a little cheering up

Hi, My Name is Angie

I have many interests from baking to knitting to playing the flute to relaxing with my dogs. I love my job as a Children’s Librarian and my place in my world creating and inspiring along the way. I like to keep record of things in my life and blogging is the easiest way for me to this. I often refer friends to my blog for a recipe or a knitting pattern. I really enjoy reminicising over the archives of my life. Kind of like looking through a photo album with the added bonus of stories to go along with almost everything. I have a terrible memory and blogging helps me to overcome the fear that I will forget something important.

My tag line  library girl, knitting ninja, and lover of dogs sums up my loves but I have a hard time organizing all of my interests into cohesive blog. I feel like my blog is very scattered. I hope to find a sense of organizations as well as a chance to become a better writer. I have always enjoyed writing but time elludes me and life gets in the way. I hope to make blogging a daily routine.

I hope to connect with new friends with similar interests as well as those with new ideas. I can see my blog becomming a place friends will share, inspire, and enjoy.IMG_6428.PNG