Chaos Saving Planning Tips

People always ask me how I have time to do everything with so many people living in my home. The answer is simple.


Planning is crucial to making my home and business flow properly. Without it, everything is everywhere. The kids are walking around aimlessly and my house suffers. My projects don’t get done when they need to, and I’m completely nuts!

So here are several things that I always plan out thoroughly.

franklin planner opened on desk with a mug of coffee beside it.
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Birthday Turnover Cake

The amazing Cayla had her 18th birthday. It’s insane how quickly the time goes by with our children. Ever since she was little, she’s imitated me. She’s an early riser, proactive, and this girl covers me when I need it most!

So when she asked to spend her 18th with her family, it touched my heart.

cherry turnover pastry
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April Coffee and Decor

Can you believe it’s already April? I mean month four of the year already! It’s made me think about how much I’ve actually accomplished towards my 2019 goals over these last four months.

Every month has met a new obstacle, but I’m still determined.

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Probiotics & Easy Greek Yogurt Dip

I’ve spent a lot of time doing research on gut health after being diagnosed with acid reflux. I don’t want to be on medication, and the only other way is to change a few things.

Many of you friends emailed and sent me Instagram dms about your faves and you all were a huge help! I’m so incredibly grateful. You all made this so much easier than it could have been.

So here’s what I’ve come up with.

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6 Entertaining Hacks You’ll Love

Hosting a small or large gathering is a fun way to bring together family and friends. The problem for me seems to be that there’ s always so much to do.

There are some shortcuts I just don’t take. For example, I tend to stay true to my food ingredients and stay clear of processed foods. So, I’m always looking for a few good hacks to simplify the other areas of my entertaining.

The good news is that there are easy tricks that could make the hard and daunting entertaining tasks so much bearable and manageable.

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DIY Valentine’s Day To Spring Wreaths

A wreath is the symbol of eternity. These days we use them, quite frequently, to adorn our homes as a sign of welcome. There are so many wreath designs we have to choose from that can add more depth to that symbol. Bright colors, greenery, soft tones, and seasonal hues are only the beginning.

Valentine’s Day is a great time to add a little love to the loop. With just a little creativity, you can create something that makes the symbol sing!

And if you think you’re only limited to reds and hearts, you’re sooo missing out on some of the cutest V-day decor around.

So let’s get those creative juices flowing  to decorate.

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Dawn’s Southern Sour Cream Pound Cake

It’s Friday eve and I’m about ready to start my weekend early! So, to gear up, I’ve whipped up one of my Southern Sour Cream Pound Cakes.

Pound cake is that cake staple in the south. Sunday seemed to be the day we’d get to have it the most, and my grandmother could be found in the kitchen whipping one up. She could put a hurting on some pound cake!

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How to Create a Vintage Style Hot Cocoa Bar

A vintage style hot cocoa bar is can add such charm to a kitchen. Just thinking about all of the possibilities makes me super excited.

The first thing to remember is that imagination is the limit. The second thing to keep in mind is that you are like nobody else in this world, so adding your own special touch to make your vignette perfect for you is what you want to do.

So how exactly do you give a hot cocoa bar a little vintage charm?

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New Year…New You

Every single year I toy around with doing some fitness stuff that gets me back in shape after being all kinds of a ginormous pig during the months of November through January 1.

It’s almost like I wish I could just say no to the candied yams and then, omgosh, the Christmas cheese!! And let’s not talk about the carrot cake my Cayla makes. Ughhhh!

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Why Shop JC Penney’s Holiday Sale

Why Shop JC Penney’s Holiday Sale?

There’s something about Christmas decorating that makes me excited. So in my quest to determine my 2018 holiday colors, I ran across JC Penney’s holiday sale and it may have just given me the inspo I needed. [Read more…]