First time doing this…Prompt for today, “Lip.” “This post is part of SoCS:  My lips have an “X” marks the spot.  Really it does.  Back in the early 60’s probably when I was around 1 or 2 years old, and just learning to walk I did what probably most toddler’s do and fell right into the corner of the Coffee Table.  Predictably it was a trip to the ER, (Mom) was an RN so she knew it was going to need stitches.  

They didn’t care so much back then about leaving scars on your face and from the looks of it the stitched it up with a fish hook.  I had a passel of children 3 boys and 1 girl who all, I think at one time or another ended up in the ER getting stitched up from a corner something.  You really can’t see any of those scars at all.  My scar is huge, a big, “X” right on the corner of my lip.  Connie, the youngest son has a divet in his forehead, but that wasn’t a cut.  Some little kid threw a toy car at him and it hit him right in the head so the fixing of that was not a precise as the other ones.

The needles they used on the kids when they were getting stitched up were these micro needles.  You could hardly even see them, or if the cut was strait enough they just would glue it.  

I’m proud of what I call my battle scars.  I also was born with a strawberry birthmark on the left side of my face.  It’s not quite as bad as some that I have seen, but it’s definitely there.  In fact every time I go to the doctor, (and it’s the same doctor) he asks what happened to the side of my face.  I usually just say the same thing, “I was born with it.  It’s a birthmark 😉 .”  Sometimes I might make up some stupid story, and then he remembers oh right it’s your birthmark.

I always tell the husband if I ever go missing and they find a body somewhere, just check for the birthmark and you’ll know it’s me ❤  Let’s hope that never happens.  Interesting doing this challenge SoCS, you end up somewhere totally away from the prompt.  It was, “Lips,” remember.  Happy SoCSaturdy ❤  I’m still working on AtoZ letter, “L” and no Lips wouldn’t go with my planner theme.  Then it’s Song Lyric Sunday tomorrow so looks like I’m going to be blogging a lot for the next 2 days.  I still have to catch up with the letters, “H & I” for the AtoZ challenge.  Enjoy the evening, Happy Weekend ❤ 

AtoZ Blogging Challenge/”K”

Happy Friday, AtoZer’s…I’m loving all the post’s for AtoZ, what a wonderfully diverse challenge ❤  I am learning so much following all the different Challenger’s participating…

I must say using this topic (Planner’s)is getting a little bit challenging, ah but that’s why they call it a Challenge 😉  Today’s letter is “K” and I’m going to blog about Planner (K)its…My favorite one is Christy’s, The Planner Society.  I can’t say enough great things about her kit. I know I have put a picture of the kit and the link up but it really does deserve some more blog time !!!

This is the kit for March/April.  She has a bi-monthly subscription.  She use to do it every month but then she just made the (K)its bigger and better and turned it into 1 kit every other month.  I thought I was going to not like that very much, as I would miss out on my monthly kit fix 😉 , but as it worked out I get so much more done with the one kit (I’m signed up for 3 kits,OMG) and get to use it all.   I’m pretty sure I could get a show for hoarding planner supplies (mostly Christy’s) or I could use an Planner (K)it Intervention 😉  

I must show you what I got from The Planner Society yesterday and I’m pretty sure it’s going to turn into one of my most cherished planner’s ❤ !!!  I just love, love, love that little planner girl ❤  You can see the extra wash, box stickers and planner stickers ❤  








This is the link you can use to sign up for your own kit subscriptions…(Disclaimer  I don’t get any commission from the sales of her supplies)  I think that if you are interested in starting a planner, this would be the best place to begin.  She has many different options in her subscriptions.   She has extra add on’s that I have too, ie washi tape, box stickers, and planner stickers.  My (K)its are complete and they are soooo pretty.

I am showing you all of the supplies that I use to help you set up your planner, but remember and this is really what is so important about planning.  Don’t loose sight of what I use my planner for…Writing it Down, Making it Happen.  When I write it down it gets done more times than not !!!  It never needs to be charged or looses a charge.  No one can hack into it.  It’s a hard copy and archival safe (thank you, Christy)…and for some reason, I never lose it like I lose my phone or forget it…Most importantly, it makes my day sooo pretty 😉 This is how I look forward to the day ❤

My featured picture is today’s layout using April’s Planner Society (K)it…Happy Friday ❤  Blessings Bloggers


AtoZ Blogging Challenge/”J”

Good Thursday morning AtoZer’s.  How’s your challenge going ?? I know I need to play catch up a bit, so I’ll just wait for Sunday and I’m pretty sure today is the letter “J”.

(J)anuary  is a really great month for a planner.   A brand new year with a blank planner.  It really is like Planner Heaven.  So much to do and plan.

I have stuck with the same daily planner for a couple of years now.  Franklin Covey’s, “La Vie En Rose.” She’s my Serena.  









I use a Websterspages A5 planner for what I call the, “Mother Ship.” That’s where I plan the month and then transfer to my daily planner…







AtoZ Blogging Challenge/ “G”

Happy Wednesday ❤

 Great/Greatful/Gratitude…is how I try to live everyday.  Oh by the by, I’m a little behind and today I’m going to get caught up 🙂  

First part of the AtoZ Challenge that pesky little pingback thing that I’m still not really sure about…


I have many planner’s, with many different sections.  When I first started down the Planner rabbit hole, it was advised to have just one.  So being new at this planner thing I only had one.  Fast forward a couple of years after I started planning.  I read in one of the myriad of organization/planner books that I have, you can have more than one planner.  Y A Y  so my planner world expanded and it really does work for me.  In fact I have a planner library.




 My planner area is going to be undergoing a total rehab aka redecorating the entire area and creating a very cool space.  The husband is going to buy me a Scrapbox !!!  Y A Y   That is what I am grateful for.  A life that is mine and a husband who supports my planner life and pretty much just lets me go and do…

One of my favorite planner’s is my Faith Planner.  It has my (G)ratitude section in it.




(G)ratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions ❤  Life is hard sometimes, gratitude keeps you going.  Always have a gratitude section in your planner ❤  

One final thought, Yesterday I was thinking about who was the person that was in my life who had the biggest impact on me…First I thought it was my (G)randmother, but then I realized, no she was probably the 2nd.  Then I picked up the phone and called my mom and said to her right then, “Thank you.  Thank you for all you have given me and thank you for my life.”  I had to do it right then because you just never know if there is going to be another tomorrow.  Remember to always say, “Thank You ❤ ” Blessings ❤  



AtoZBlogging Challenge – (F)unday, Sunday

Funday, Sunday … I’m getting caught up with the AtoZ Blogging Challenge ❤

It’s a great day.  The weather is warm, and I got to sleep til nearly 10am…OMG  House Wake-up (that’s what I call it in my planner) was an eleven hour night for sleep. That means if your go to bed at 10pm, you don’t have to get  up til 11am.  Saturday night is always an 11 hour House Wake-up.  Friday is a nine hour House Wake-up (Bed at 12pm/House Wake-up 9am) and Monday thru Friday is an eight hour House Wake-up.  It doesn’t always work out that way, but it’s my plan.  The husband’s response when I tell him on Saturday night, it’s an eleven hour night, “Yeah, right 😉 .”  It could be if we were 15, but were not and I couldn’t tell you the last time I slept 11 hours ❤

So let’s listen to some music and hear a story.  Such a talented guy and remember the husband got on stage with him and sang is oober hit, “Taxi ❤ ,” and he kissed me when he signed my program so his gets some more time on the blog ❤  He’s a great writer/story teller/musician…W O W

It’s a do nothing day and everything is going my way, Y A Y ❤  I’m playing with my planner supplies and it’s a going out to dinner day…Double Y A Y ❤

Here’s some pics of the planner that I’ve been working on today…  






I’m going to be working on my #CraftyClubPlaybook later on…Happy Sunday ❤  Hope everyone’s having their own kind of fun 🙂

One last thought…Our hockey season is over and I just really can’t watch the playoff’s.  Road to the Cup, Boo/Hiss.  Unfortunately when my Connie got me interested in hockey he did not tell me what do to when they lose 😦  Since I became a hockey fan, I have seen them win 3 that’s right 3 Stanley Cups !!!  I can’t deal with the losing.  I’m really sad that’s it for the Hawk’s and if the husband says one more time, “They are going to be really great next year…” I think I will just scream.  That’s a really long time, 5 months, but at least I’ll have much to keep me busy.  We are going to San Diego, Y A Y !!!!  Never been there, should be a blast.  Staying at a swanking hotel and it’s on the company, again Double Y A Y.  Also my #4 son Connie is getting married so I’ll have so much to do helping get ready for that.  Going to be really exciting helping him and his sweet Melissa ❤  She’s a real beauty and they are just such a perfect match.   So hopefully it will go by fast.

It’s been a great Weekend…Blessings and Happy Monday Blogger’s and AtoZer’s…<3 

Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday…Today’s prompts are Burn/Fire/Flame.  This is a fun song to sing.  The husband and me, yes sing it whenever comes on.  It’s fun to see how much of, “The Fire,” we remember.  He beats me hands down every time.  Probably because he’s older than me and let’s not forget that very cool university he went too (Northwestern up in Evanston).  Great son prompts, Mr. Jim….




South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio                                                                                     Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe 

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye”
Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen                                                                     Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it but we tried to fight it
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc                                                                                                 Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron

Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, “Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it but we tried to fight it
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, “Bridge on the River Kwai”
Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, “Ben Hur”, space monkey, Mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, “Psycho”, Belgians in the Congo


We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it but we tried to fight it

Hemingway, Eichmann, “Stranger in a Strange Land”
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
“Lawrence of Arabia”, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it but we tried to fight it
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
“Wheel of Fortune”, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on…
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it but we tried to fight it
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it but we tried to fight it

Now the last part of the Challenge and I don’t think I still no how to do it !!!  Yes it is the pingback, and it’s the weirdest thing I use to create a pingback by accident all the time but for some reason I just can’t figure it out 😦   Well what was it that  mom always said, “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again 🙂 .”  Or like the husband just said, “If at first you don’t succeed, let’s go golfing…”whatever.  

Happy Song Lyric Sunday ❤

So evidently I do know how to do a pingback because I just saw one on Mr. https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/04/07/the-place-is-on-fire/

Blog…Still not knowing how I did that, but whatever 😉



Monday’s Masterpiece

The Portland Headlight…Portland, ME