Monday, November 3, 2014

Getting Organized

I like to be organized. Granted, if you looked at my closet {floor}, you'd think otherwise. However, my closet aside, I like to be organized. I like to have my ducks in a row. I like to know what I have going on this week, month, year. I like to plan ahead. I like a schedule. I like routine. To keep myself organized, calm, and {relatively} together, I need to write things down. If I don't write it down, it's like it never happened.

I love love LOVE a to-do list. You'll find my to-do lists all over: on my iPhone, on my desk, on my refrigerator, etc.
{Is there any better feeling than checking the box when you've completed a task?}

I dig an old school paper planner. I know I can just put everything in my calendar on my phone, but there is something so satisfying about flipping open the pages of an agenda and seeing the whole month's plans. This year, I opted for this Lilly Pulitzer agenda. The girls here in the south have quite an obsession with them, so I hopped right on that bandwagon.

{I didn't get it monogrammed... rookie southern lady mistake}

I meal plan, or else I eat nothing but pizza. Don't get me wrong, I love pizza, but I don't love feeling like the chubbiest girl in Pure Barre class. When I eat well-balanced meals, I don't over indulge and I don't meet any unwelcome inches to my waistline.

I make my lunch the night before.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Welcome, November!

Now that October and Halloween have come and gone, it's time to focus on November and Thanksgiving! Here are a few things I'm looking forward to this month:

A Bell's Beer event right across the street from our place! I'm a big fan of Bell's beer (Oberon in the summertime, Winter White in the winter) and am excited to go to one of their events and see what's what.

Early Christmas shopping and a sleepover with my best friend from Winston Salem. I've missed Caroline so much! When we lived in the same place, we would get together all the time; wether it was to lounge by the pool, walk around the neighborhood, or to do nothing at all but hang out and chat. Now that we live father apart, it makes our get togethers that much more special.

{shopping & catching up are on the itinerary}

Thanksgiving! My brother and his girlfriend will be joining us from California and will be staying nearby with my family. My fabulous father-in-law will be spending the holiday with us, too! He'll be staying with us, which will be so nice.

{thankful for family}