I changed planners for the first time in a couple of years and so far I really like it. I went with the Happy Planner after doing a lot of research and have had fun playing around with all of their accessories. It's a little pricier than what I've been using the last couple of years but still cheaper than the Erin Condren planner I used to buy.
I make iced coffee almost daily and recently noticed these at Wal-Mart. I bought some to try out and I think they give my coffee just the right kick of extra caffeine. I only use one a day but will definitely keep them on hand.
I've been attending PIYO once a week. I'm not going because I love the class (even though the teacher is a sweetheart) as much as I NEED the class. I'm so stiff most of the time and need the extra stretching. I also sweat more in this class than I do after my own workout sometimes. I would much prefer lifting weights but I'm going to make it a point to try some new things this year. There's also sled class at a newly opened gym and I want to try that too!
I had never heard of Karin Slaughter until last year. I read Pretty Girls and although that book was a bit too much for me I liked her style of writing. Her books are fast paced and she gives you the answer to the question you are asking in your head and puts another one in it's place. I've read some of the Grant County Series but I think my favorite are the Will Trent books. I finished the one above and have already started a new one. I've promised myself to read another author after this one.
The girls are crazy about their new dog Ruby. I'm saying their dog even though she is asleep in my lap as I type this because I told my dad NO to the dog. I do not want another dog but she is very sweet and the girls have been "helping". She is a Blue Heeler and they are my favorite breed. My parents had a Blue Heeler named Girl and she was the best dog ever..I hope Ruby follows in her footsteps!
The girls have really enjoyed Girl Scouts. Bella and Hannah recently got to participate in a service project with GS and have fun with their troop when we have meetings. I hope this is something that the girls continue for a long time.
All of the girls are so crazy about Barbies. They love Barbies, Barbie clothes, Barbie Dreamhouse, etc. Makayla likes nothing better than playing with her Barbies all by herself. Bella and Hannah prefer having someone else to play with them when they play Barbie. I have learned a lot (good and bad) about how I am as a mother by eavesdropping on them playing. There's always a mom, dad, sister, etc when they are playing.
Barbie has come a long way since I was a little girl. They have different body styles and there's basically a different Barbie for any interest your child can have. I found this article interesting about Barbie