Weekend Shopping Hauls | Ingles Market, Walmart, & Dollar Tree |

May 23, 2015

Hello friends! I hope your evening is going well. Around here, I have been busy doing all kinds of odd jobs around the house. I thought I would drop in and say hello and share our latest shopping haul(s). I decided to put 3 shopping hauls in one because I have been running behind on videos. I just don't want to eat up 3 days worth of videos with hauls. So in the video below you will see our shopping hauls from Ingles Market, Walmart & the Dollar Tree. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your having a wonderful weekend. The rest of the evening I am going to continue working on some projects and enjoying time with the boys. If you are new here, I'd love it if you took a minute to subscribe! 


Late Late Night Edition of Friday Letters ♥

May 23, 2015

Dear God, Thank you for hearing our prayers about our kids and family. I think a lot of our last trip south went well because you heard not only my prayers but also the prayers going up from friends and family. Also God, I miss my grandfather/dad. I've asked him myself to come visit me in my dreams and nothing. Maybe he is up there hanging out with a lot of the family but I could use your help. Could just help him understand how much I want to see him. I think there is always going to be a hole in my heart and soul with him being gone. Dear Savolopoulos family, I am so sorry for what you went through. No family deserves to be terrorized in their own homes. It's one of my worst fears. We lift you up in our prayers.   Dear Romeo, you are so cute and cuddly. I like to think I can speak kitty cat but I seriously have no idea why you kept meowing at me earlier. Dear Brittany, could you please stop wasting food at your dads house and don't forget to be nicer to him. I am tired of you guys fighting. I love and miss you. Dear Spare Bedroom, I really want to get you cleaned up..and move everything into the garage that we have stored. I am guessing lots of stuff will end up in the trash.  Dear Mom, I hope you have been enjoying you quiet week. :) I love you and we are going to see each other in about 3 weeks for vacation!!! Yea! Dear Scott, Thank you for getting things figured out. I know it's been a bit stressful here but we are fine and being we are doing what's right...everything else should fall into place. I love you. Dear Body, why do you feel like you are having a heat flash right now at 2am? Maybe I should check the air. Thank you for healing my knee up. Now it's time to get back on the treadmill. Dear Jackson, you are getting a little more moody like Brittany Belle. I know you are teenagers now but come on. Be nice and remember that we are parents are not perfect but we try and we love you. Dear TV, you are about as useless as ever right now. Nothing good on expect CNN and one can only take so much of that. I kinda wish of doing away with you but the boys would kill me. But who needs you with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video???Dear Laura, We miss you! You are such a sweetheart. We are going to have to catch up sometime over the weekend. Dear Inkwell Press, I love your planners. Please don't change up the classic layout too much for your 2016 planners! Dear Jordan, I hope you know that I love and miss you.  Dear Skin, what is going on with you? You are so discolored and a mess right now. Thanks a lot. I just love surprises. Dear Shanna, I think I am just as happy about you moving as you are! I love you. You are a true best friend and I can't wait to come visit! Dear Zane, I loved seeing you. You look just like your dad! We love and miss you. Dear Bird Feeder, I have sat for countless minutes watching the neighborhood birds flock to you. Who knew I liked bird watching! Dear Laci, I miss you. I can't wait to see you on that big boat in a few weeks too. Dear Riley Parks, Thanks for the giggles this week! Dear Trina, thank you for all your love. People would die if they heard some of our conversations!! Your a wonderful sister in law and I am so grateful you are someone I....we can count on. Dear Desk, I am looking at you right now and could seriously spend 4 hours cleaning you up...sorting papers...paying bills and still need more time to work online and do other stuff like plan. Yea, I need a full day at the desk. And I think I need to get a more comfortable chair! Dear Blog/Youtube friends, I promise to catch up on emails over the weekend. They always pile up so fast. It's amazing how many really good relationships I have formed because of this blog and my videos. I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you for being so fun loving and supportive! Happy Weekend. xx

May 2015 Try the World Open Box | Argentina |

May 22, 2015

Hello friends! I hope your evening is going great. I have been busy all day and just getting around to getting this video up. I have tried a lot of different subscription services and have really narrowed down them to the ones I love. Try the World is a monthly food service that gives you treats and delicious foods to try from different countries. Scott normally makes these videos with me but this time you guys are stuck with just me! He's been super busy too and I feel like I have a lot of videos waiting on me to get up so I just went ahead and did it. This is the Argentina Box...hope you enjoy! 

This is such a fun box to get. As I explained in the video, I choose not to open and taste test items on camera because I didn't want to have to use them right away. But I will come back and share my thoughts on the box after trying out all the goodies. :) If you are interested in this box you can sign up right here and you will get $15 off your first box! If you are new here, I'd love it if you took a few minutes to get subscribed!


FREE Sargento Snack Cooler

May 22, 2015

Hurry on over here and click on the link to request a FREE Sargento Snack Cooler – while supplies last! I think this is perfect for your purse or bag to take a cheese stick with you! 

DITL Vlog: Week in Review May 18 -22, 2015

May 21, 2015

Hello friends. How's you'r Thursday going? For me, I feel so much better today. It's amazing what a good nights sleep will do for the body and the mind. I bet the boys are feeling better today too. :) I thought I would take a few minutes to share our latest Day in the Life Vlog. These videos are just little clips from the past few days. Hope you enjoy! 

I have a ton of little tasks I want to try to get done through the rest of the week. I think I am going do my weekly cleaning plus detailed cleaning all at the same time. Working on the 1st floor today and then finishing it tomorrow working on the 2nd floor. I also need to get some shopping in too. Anyway, I hope your having a wonderful day.Remember, you can get subscribed below and will be able to see the videos when they go live rather than waiting on the blog post!


What's Cookin' | Our Daily Meals | Video

May 20, 2015

Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful night. With us having to travel at the beginning of the week, I didn't get a chance to share our latest What's Cookin' video sharing our daily meals. I do these videos vlog style so you not only see what we had but also can see how I make them. Most of these meals are fast and easy and very family friendly. In some of these videos, I will be sharing a pizza dinner or some other takeout meals but to be true and accurate to what we ate, I include them. Hope you enjoy!

I know not everyone likes how I cook or the foods I eat but the bottom line is my family is always happy with the meals I serve up. I don't think there is anything wrong with taking some help from the store on a busy weeknight. I do think fresh is best but do what works for your family. I would rather families eat dinners together regardless if it's fresh and organic or if it's more of a processed dinner. If you have any questions be sure to let me know. If you are new here, I would love it if you took a few seconds to get subscribed!


Checking In....Life Update

May 20, 2015

Hello friends! I thought I would take a few minutes and give you a little update. Life has been busy and stressful the past few days and there has been little time for making videos let alone blogging. We had a long trip down south and then driving home last night was so hard on us. We were tired of being in the car...Scott and I switched off driving at different times because we didn't want to stop and sleep. Driving 11 hours one way is starting to become a little more difficult as we get older. But we did it. Jackson had to get back to school and Scott had to get back to work. Plus I just wanted to get back home. Our trip went better than expected and we couldn't be more grateful for all the love, support and prayers from you. You guys know I can't talk about it but we do feel like things are moving in a better direction. There is a process to how things must be done and we are trying to get everything checked off the list. Just going there and being able to hug, visit, and talk made it all worth it. We didn't get home until after 1am last night and it was hard to decompress to quickly get to bed. I actually woke up today feeling awful and I know Scott and Jackson both are probably feeling worse today than I am. They had to start their day only a few hours after we got home so I have a feeling its going to be a quiet easy going night. I am still not technically moving today. I am sleepy and still on coffee...yes I know it's the middle of the afternoon but I am still so tired. The house is not in too bad of shape. 

There are some things I need to try to get done like unpacking and laundry. Plus I might need to run to the grocery store. None of which I really want to do. But life goes on and if the boys can get through things tired and sleepy....so can I! I am sure by the weekend we will all be feeling ourselves again. We just need a few good nights of sleep. Sleeping in the hotel was not easy either. I think I got a total of 4 hours and Scott got even less. Thankfully Jackson got some sleep in the car on the way home since I had to make him go to school today. He only has a short time left and he can't be missing days when testing and such is going on. Brittany Belle and her father are not getting along right now so it's been a lot of phone calls between the two and it simply comes down to respect and manners. It's so hard being away from Brittany. I hate it. We are not in the position to move right now but I think in a matter of a year or so we might just move back up north so we can all be close. It's a decision I don't take lightly because I have doubts about being in that state...that area but it would be nice to be closer to all the kids and our family. We first got to see what happens with things in Louisiana and get that all handled before making any big life changing decisions. But it's for sure in the back of my mind. 

Also all the way home last night I was trying to avoid finding out who won Dancing with the Stars. I came home and sped watched Monday nights show just fast forwarding to each dance and then watched the finale. Right as I was falling asleep I saw Rumor Willis won. She was such an amazing dancer. I loved watching her and so happy she won! :)

So since, the schedule this week is a mess...here are a few of the things I need to get done over the next few days. 

:: Unpack suitcase and get laundry going. 
:: Pay some bills. 
:: Water the plants
:: Run to the grocery store. 
:: Bath and groom Gabby 
:: Work in planner. 
:: Pre Record some videos. 
:: Make a Vet appointment for Cooper. He doesn't seem to be feeling good. 
:: Find motivation to to really deep clean the house. 
:: Call Louisiana with weekly updates....something I didn't realize needed done....wonder if emails apply? I think I will check on that. 
:: Get back on a schedule from working out. We ate too much junk food on the car trip. 
:: Get to bed sooner. 
:: Remember to put the trash out on Thursday night. 
:: Clean up the DVR's. 
:: Go through, sort and file papers on desk. 
:: Try to do a quick pick up of the garage over the weekend. A job I really don't like. 
:: I need to make time to get my hair cut soon. I keep putting it off but it really needs to happen soon. 
:: Clean up files on computer. 
:: Make a fruit salad with left over berries before they go bad.
:: Get money from ATM for Jackson's field day at school tomorrow.

I hope you guys are having a great day. I have a video I am going to share later this evening.. be sure to come back and check it out!

Beauty Purge & Organization → KonMari Method ← Video

May 19, 2015

Hello friends! We are back in the car heading home and I thought I would take a few minutes to share a new beauty cleanup video of sorts. I decided that it was finally time to get rid of all the cutter from having so much makeup. It was becoming hard to store and I just got tired of digging through it all. Since reading the Japanese Art of De Cuttering, I have tried to put her process into use in our home. It basically it a way of De Cluttering by bringing it all out ( category by category not room by room ) and going through each and every item. It gives you a chance to really see how much stuff you have and you have to keep the items that you really only love. It's different for each of us. Here's how I did my makeup and beauty products. Hope you enjoy!

I think this is very effective and like I said....you really see what you have. You can see that I didn't sink a ton of money into the storage. It was overall around $50.00 which isn't bad at all. I wish the vanity had better storage but until I find the right house, this set up will have to work. I did keep a lot still. It was so hard picking and choosing when I felt like I love it all. But I did get rid of a ton and now have everything stored where and how I wanted. I hope that maybe this will inspire you to go through your makeup and really see what you have gathered up through the years and then start the de cluttering process for yourselves! You can always let me know how you are doing on instagram using the hash tag #kjaggers. :) I would love to see! If you are new here, I'd love it if you took a few seconds to get subscribed. xx


Week in Review May 11-18, 2014 | With 2 DITL Vlogs! |

May 18, 2015

Hello friends. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Right now as I type, we are driving down a very long and wet highway making our way south. It's pouring rain and Scott is at the wheel driving us through a thunderstorm...NERVE RACKING to say the least. Thanks to teathering, I am able to get online until the battery runs out. But I do think I can figure out a way to plug it in if I really want. Anyway, I am back sharing a new day in the life vlog from the weekend. I didn't do a ton of filming due to me having to pre film, edit and upload tomorrows video.

This past week has been a roller coaster ride. We have had slow easy moments and then we have been so busy that we have just collapsed in the bed. In case you missed the vlog from the first part of the week, here it is! 

It was just a mix of everything this past week and I didn't even take a ton of pictures. I kept busy most of the week and was able to check off a lot in my planner. This week is a little different than most due to us traveling but here are some of my to do's.

:: Make it to Louisiana tonight and get some rest.
:: Take care of things tomorrow and head back home.
:: Clean out fish tank. All the fish died again and I am tired of all the money we are loosing. No more fish for a while.
:: Drink more water.
:: Put up laundry that is waiting on me right now at home.
:: Go through bills...and get them paid.
:: Try to get ahead of video schedule...yet again.
:: Groom the kitty cats and have Scott bathe Super Cooper.
:: Figure out summer schedule with ex husband.
:: Go through handbags and do a huge clean out.
::Get back on a better sleep schedule.
:: Work in planner and figure out the weeks ahead.
:: With my knee feeling better, it's time to get back on the treadmill.
:: Reply to emails.

I am skipping the rest of the normal contents of my WIR blog posts today. Sorry but working in the car is not the easiest! Thanks for stopping by! If you are new here, I'd love it if you got subscribed!


Grocery Day Prep w/ lots of $ Saving Tips & Homemade Fruit & Veggie Wash Recipes | Video |

May 16, 2015

Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful evening. I am taking a break from a busy day to share a new grocery day food prep video. Grocery day is a big day in our home. First, its prepping with the list and coupons, then shopping and once but once I get home, the job just starts over. If you want to see what I am taking about, check out the video below! 

Many fruits and vegetables are grown with pesticides to get rid of bugs. Plus there is a lot of other outside elements that also matter. Fortunately, you can drastically reduce your exposure to pesticides and bacteria found on produce with a thorough vinegar and water wash.  Experts found that a white vinegar and water wash kills 98% of bacteria and removes pesticides.I have been using vinegar for years and it works great on vegetables. You can either make a spray or clean your fruits and veggies as I did in the video above. Here's the recipes:

Vinegar and Water Veggie Spray:

Mix 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar (3:1 ) in a spray bottle.
Spray on fruits and veggies to get rid of pesticide residue.
Rinse with water after spraying.


Fill a sink or a bowl with water and add 1/8 to 1/2 cup of vinegar, depending on the size of your bowl.
Place your fruits and veggies in the bowl.
Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Rinse with water and allow fruits and veggies to dry before storing.

I hope these tips help you save money by making your fresh fruits and veggies last longer. :) Be sure to let me know if you have any questions! If you are new here, I'd love it if you took a second to get subscribed! xx


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