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My Route 66 Road-Trip Chronicles

My Route 66 Road-Trip Chronicles

My Route 66 Road-Trip Chronicles How did I make a long road-trip into its own vacation?! Plus, where to find the best roadside attractions and plan your road-trip.   God did not create me to live above the Mason Dixon line – when I accepted my […]

Erin Condren August Flip Through

Erin Condren August Flip Through

Erin Condren August Flip Through Pictures and Links of Every Week How is summer already over? August brought back to school commercials, the beginning of Grad School, a few family trips, and constantly trying to hold onto the last shred of summer! I have been […]

Erin Condren July Flip Through

Erin Condren July Flip Through

One of my favorite things to do is to flip back through my ECLP and admire my past spreads. Does anyone else get an odd sense of satisfaction by doing so? We are officially half way through 2017 which means my ECLP is busting at […]

“Adults Only” St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

“Adults Only” St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Special alcohol infused chocolate cupcakes with an Irish Cream flavored frosting sure to bring you the Luck of the Irish! Get Recipe Searching through Pinterest the other week during work (don’t lie – you do it too!) I stumbled upon this recipe from Brown Eyed […]

Erin Condren February Flip-Through

Erin Condren February Flip-Through

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Wedding Weekend Trip in Review

Wedding Weekend Trip in Review

I took a long weekend away from work to celebrate the marriage of one of my best friends from college. It has been almost one year since I have been back in Alabama and to say I was excited for the chance to go back […]

#FitnessFriday: Whats on My Workout Playlist

#FitnessFriday: Whats on My Workout Playlist

Last week, I wrote about how to beat the winter blues when working out. One of the methods I use is an upbeat playlist full of music that I don’t hear on the radio. This week, I wanted to give you all a peek into […]

#FitnessFriday: 6 Ways to Beat the Exercise Blues

#FitnessFriday: 6 Ways to Beat the Exercise Blues

This week marks the end of my fourth week towards my half-marathon training. Each week I have seen my stamina grow, my confidence in myself and my abilities flourish, and the distance I can run increase by a .5 mile each long run. After working […]

Checkered Flag or Throwing Caution to the Wind

Checkered Flag or Throwing Caution to the Wind

With five Saturdays until the beginning of the 2017 NASCAR season and the famous Daytona 500, the powers that be (plus so many others) confirmed changes to the ever confusing points system for the newly minted Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. I cannot remember a […]

My Daily Routine: How I Balance Work and Life

My Daily Routine: How I Balance Work and Life

One question I am always asked (especially during baseball season) is “do you ever sleep?” The answer to that is a big, fat, happy YES! I am not one of those people who can run on three or four hours of sleep a night. Eight […]


My Diary

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One question I am always asked (especially during baseball season) is “do you ever sleep?” The answer to that is a big, fat, happy YES! I am not one of those people who can run on three or four hours of sleep a night. Eight hours for me or bust! Balancing a hectic work life, a family and social life, plus maintaining a training schedule takes effort. I am happy to say that through my daily routine I successfully carve out time each day for each and every aspect of my life. My routine becomes well…routine with just the right amount of spontaneity to keep me on my toes!

A sample of my daily routine goes a little like this:

6:30 am – Wake, Shower, Breakfast (YAY! Coffee time!)

8:00 am – Travel time…AKA – my personal time with GOD. I listen to K-Love radio each morning on my ride into work. Working in the Chicago suburbs my commute is stop-and-go traffic. I use this time to have my daily time with the Lord. Sometimes that means singing along with Mercy Me and Laren Daigle at the top of my lungs. Other times, I spend the morning in conversation with him – expressing my fears, joys, and letting the holy spirit speak to me.

9:00 am – Work email response time

10:00 -12:00 PM – Sales calls and Client Meetings

1:00 – 5:00 PM – Marketing and Team Public Relations

* by splitting up my day into these two sections, I can compartmentalize my thoughts and better focus my energy.

5:30 – 7:00 PM – SWOLE Time! I have always been an athlete throughout high school and after college, my time at the gym has slowly become my personal time. I can be competitive with myself and others during this time. Elle Woods said it all when she explained “exercise give you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy, and happy people just don’t kill their husbands”. While I do not have a husband quite yet, endorphins absolutely help me work off the stress of a hectic job.


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7:30 – 10:30 PM – Family and Hobby time. I end each day by planning for the next. I have explained my obsession with my Erin Condren Planner and ending my day by preparing for the next not only serves as a creative outlet but also as a way for me to de-stress. I also have two dogs, a Border Collie and a Golden Retriever. When it is nice outside, I love to end the day playing with both of them out in the yard and on the cold winter nights, cuddled on the couch watching Fixer Upper or Shonda TGIT!

11:00 PM: BEDTIME! Call me a grandma or a bore – I don’t care! By going to bed at the same time each night, I establish a routine and allow myself to get enough sleep throughout the night to be chipper and engaged throughout the next day.

How do you balance your work and family life?