Sunday Night Prep Night [Day 24 of 31]

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Today is Sunday.  So here is a post that I wrote earlier that is a little time management tip I love!  Sundays are our days for rest.  And worship.  And rest.  And family.  And rest.  We work so hard all week – that by the time we get to Sundays, we crash hard.

sunday night prep night    Sunday Night Prep Night [Day 24 of 31]

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Love Your Body [Day 23 of 31]

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Join us for this series [Not] Keeping Up With the Joneses! You can see all the posts here and sign up here to get updates via email! (The series link is also in the menu above under “categories”.) via Let me tell you some things about myself: I don’t tan. My hair is halfway wavy (in not the good way). My legs aren’t long and lean. I gain weight too easily in my mid-section. I have bad vision. I have an acne-scarred complexion. I am a [Continue Reading]

You are Here [Day 22 of 31]

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Hello! If you are new here, you are entering A Modern Commonplace Book in the middle of a super long (super fun!) series!  The series?  [Not] Keeping Up with the Joneses.  The goal?  To find a balance between being ourselves while living in this competitive consumer world.  In case you haven’t noticed, the challenge of writing every day is hard!  I am losing steam, and am really just proud of myself for not throwing in the towel :). I want [Continue Reading]

You are Enough [Day 21 of 31]

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Join us for this series [Not] Keeping Up With the Joneses! You can see all the posts here and sign up here to get updates via email! (The series link is also in the menu above under “categories”.)   Today I am re-hashing an idea I’ve thought about for awhile – and repeating a favorite post on this site.  I have been struggling with “Just One More Thing” syndrome. The syndrome that views blogs as resources for the “perfect thing that will change my life” (I [Continue Reading]

Mary Kay’s $35,000 list [Day 20 of 31]

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Join us for this series [Not] Keeping Up With the Joneses! You can see all the posts here and sign up here to get updates via email! (The series link is also in the menu above under “categories”.)   I recently read the book Miracles Happen by Mary Kay Ash.  I really enjoyed the book – especially her tips on balancing a home career and family.  One story she tells has change the way I structure my day – the story of Mary Kay’s $35,000 list. [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Battle Discontent [Day 19 of 31]

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Join us for this series [Not] Keeping Up With the Joneses! You can see all the posts here and sign up here to get updates via email! (The series link is also in the menu above under “categories”.)   I am sure we all battle discontent.  I think being discontent is one of the biggest struggles in life.  We spend our lives working for something and it is rare we “get there” and “have it all”.  I would love to tell you that I have the [Continue Reading]

Blog Love: 31 Days Favorites [Day 18 of 31]

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Join us for this series [Not] Keeping Up With the Joneses! You can see all the posts here and sign up here to get updates via email! (The series link is also in the menu above under “categories”.) So, you all know I am doing a CRAZY long series for 31 days.  If you have read this post at all in the past 19 days, you know that :).  And today, I just wanted to share my other favorite 31 days series that are going on!  [Continue Reading]

Free Beauty Products: L’Oreal Consumer Testing [Day 17 of 31]

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Join us for this series [Not] Keeping Up With the Joneses! You can see all the posts here and sign up here to get updates via email! (The series link is also in the menu above under “categories”.) Today I wanted to share with you an awesome way I win free beauty products!  I really love this program – and recently got tagged on Instagram by a girl that picked it up and also won a whole bunch of products! I joined the L’Oreal Consumer Testing [Continue Reading]

Lies we tell ourselves [Day 16 of 31]

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Join us for this series [Not] Keeping Up With the Joneses! You can see all the posts here and sign up here to get updates via email! (The series link is also in the menu above under “categories”.)   I just wanted to write a whole post about the lies we tell ourselves.  Actually, about the lies I tell myself.  I find myself repeating a few phrases to myself when I am trying to justify a purchase.  This post is really just me preaching to myself [Continue Reading]