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Traveling Smart

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Hey, friends! Do you like to travel, but you may be short on time, the work schedule is not as flexible, or the budget isn’t just there yet? If you live in a place where it’s colder, you may already be thinking about your favorite warm spots, or just need to get away to shake off the mundane. I know from experience that having cabin fever isn’t the business, and I need to do something fun between now and summer. That includes traveling!

I have some tips that may solve your wanderlust.


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February 1, 2019

A Quiet Weekend.

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I was able to use this free weekend to hunker down and get creative. Took pictures, watched a new musical, wrote blog posts, thought about ideas, checked out Pinterest and other bloggers that I enjoy.  It helped a lot.

Goals for the week?  Getting stronger physically (two more weeks of physical therapy), being productive, and making sure this year is on track to be better than the last.

Were you able to recharge this weekend? What’s on your to-do list this week?


April 25, 2016

My name is Mel and I am a planner. 

Posted in My Life, Planner Love by

I don’t know what it is, but there’s nothing more comforting and exhilarating to me than buying a new planner/agenda book. Just adds to my love for stationery, pens, and notebooks.  That’s fine, call me a loser. But I love it.

Over the years, I’ve collected different types of books to schedule my work load, plan events, and mark down social activities. I’ve used different sizes and formats. I don’t have a particular favorite; just looking for blank spaces to fill things in and use it consistently. Unfortunately, I’m of the mindset that if I don’t write it down, I won’t remember, and it won’t get done! So, why not find something that will work? Read more…

September 28, 2015