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.

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



Monday’s Masterpiece

The Portland Headlight…Portland, ME

AtoZ Blogging Challenge/”E”

This was a head scratcher ;{  What in the world do Planner’s and the Letter, “E” have in common.  It’s like I said yesterday, “Just sit down at your desk and start typing.  It will come to you.”  And it did.  Planner’s and the the Letter, “E” or any letter for that matter can be used to monogram your planner. This item can be found on Amazon…Here is the link…






There wasn’t much to say about the letter, “E” it’s more like monograms, but I’m still going to use it for the “E” prompt today.  Something very exciting happened because of my blog and doing the AtoZ Challenge that I want to share with you.

On the “C” prompt, I used Christy & Cori, they are my go to girls for my planner supplies and I just love them both.  They are really what keep me going and now that I’m getting up there in years (not really, but let’s just say I didn’t know I would get this old so fast)…Anyways after I do my post, I go around and put a link of my planner on Cori’s FB page and Christy’s FB page with a link of course back to my blog.  When I looked at my FB page tonight Christy had put a comment on my post.  She posted, “I love this !!”  OMG I’m still smiling.  To have her say she loved my planner or my blog, well  it was just very cool.  Something I would just like to share with you.  I think I’ll go and get the post that so you can see it again.  You’ll have to click on the highlighted post. I’ll put her link up again too, so you can see my planner layout for today <3…We really are all together in the crazy journey called life ❤ Love Ya’ll  ❤  I think this is a good song for some music right now.  I love the music ❤

I just want to share a blog I did with you Mz. Christy…I hope you like it.

 It really was so exciting.  I have been with her and using her planner store forever and for her to comment on my post, well like I said there are just no words.  Still Smiling 🙂 Christy you are the best, and you really made my day !!! 

Happy Weekend, Happy Challenge ❤

AtoZ Blogging Challenge/”D”

I am really behind.  Do you see my monthly planner for April, I haven’t even done it  yet…Really this is why you need to plan 😉


I was thinking about my post for today’s Challenge, “D”.  I could not let this pass by without giving it a mention because it’s a huge part of my Planner, Mz. Serena ❤

Probably the most important section of my (D)aily planner it the daily schedule and layout.  How could I even forget it, very sorry.  A few thoughts on the, “Daily Section.”  Try to set up the daily section the night before.  I can’t tell you what a much more restful sleep I get when tomorrow is planned.

Another part of the daily is a, “To – Do List.”  This is pretty much your chores for the day.  Mine go like this…Monday/Plan the week & housecleaning is weekly maint. w/vacuuming, Tuesday/Errands, Wednesday/Housecleaning, the deep clean like change bedding, scrub bathrooms.  The reasoning behind this is when you are a homemaker it seems as that’s all you do is clean the house or laundry.  If you give it a one day task, at least you can say you are done 🙂  Thursday/plan weekend, menu planning, read & write, Friday/Weekend Maint, grocery shopping.  Saturday basically I’m off the clock at noon, so I get some time off too.  You need to make time for yourself.  This is a much easier schedule now that all the kido’s are gone, Y A Y ❤  There is also the 15 minute list that can go in the daily plan.  The 15 minute list is when you have some down time, a task you can get done in less than 15 minutes.  Such as if you are waiting for the water to boil, you can fold a load of clothes, empty the garbage cans or the one I really like is to sit down and close my eyes and have a power nap 😉  It really does help ❤

Here is my daily layout for today.  I’ll admit I broke my own rule and did it this morning.  It comes out  much nicer when I do it the night before.  There’s not a time crunch thing when I do it the day before 😉


Just had to include this in the AtoZ Challenge Blogging for the letter, “D”. 


Blogging from AtoZ Challenge/”D”

Happy Blogging Challenge Thursday…Today the letter is, “D”  I have been giving you background on how I fell down the, “Planner Rabbit Hole.”  I’m pretty sure it has to do with my career choice.  I started out as a Secretary, oops they don’t call it that anymore.  I mean an Administrative Assistance, it’s still a Secretary though.  I worked  for the Railroad in Chicago.   It was a small office, underneath the Prudential Building.  Somedays I didn’t see the light of day because the train station was underground, Randolph Street Station.  I worked for the Chief Electrical Engineer, he was a great boss…really the best.

My duties were basically running the office and all things that included that.  I had to be organized so I had to get a plan going.  I was young, only 19 years old and it was my first job.  No worries though, I was union so basically I could be there for life and there was nothing they could do to get rid of me.  That’s where me and the husband’s paths crossed.  He was a suit, management.  Didn’t like the union so much.

Back to my letter, “D”  When I took a break, I usually would go upstairs into the Prudential Building.  They had a little book store that I would get my paper in and the corner of my eye caught this book.  “Confessions of the Organized Homemaker,” by Deniece Schofield.  I grabbed it because I knew it could help me to set up my plan for the Office.

It would also be useful when I could quit my job and do what I really had a passion for, Homemaking and being a Mom ❤

There it was, right in front of me Chapter 4…Calender, To-Do Lists and Schedules.  It has become my bible ❤  That’s the story of the birth of my Planner and boy has it ever evolved.  My first planner was a three ring notebook that probably cost me .79 cents at the time.  Things have certainly changed !!!

Fast forward to 1979, and I became Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady and the rest is history 

 After the kido’s started coming I knew the job in the city would end and my life as a homemaker would begin.  I knew it was a very important job and not to be taken  lightly.  I mean I had 7 lives in my hands (including my own) so I better not blow it.  Enter Mz. Serena, my planner.  Plus my 1st commandment… Write it Down, Make it Happen (which is my 2nd book I live and die by !!)

Homemaking is an art and very demanding.  Nothing less than 100 percent for me.  That’s my legacy and my planner is my Diary of Scarlett, My Confession of Being a Great Homemaker, and everything I Write Down, some how gets done ❤  Happy Challenge Day

Wouldn’t mind a little bit more glamour in my world, but I did my job and I did a great job.  I love my home, my life and most importantly my FAMILY ❤  Better get today’s plan going 😉