Kisha Check's In | Chit Chat Vlog |

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day. It's pouring down rain here and kinda cold. The kids are doing their own things and the house is super quiet. I thought today I would just jump right in front of the camera and talk with you guys a little bit. I had some holiday questions that I never got around to answering which I included in the video. Plus I talk to you about some youtube happenings and the Love the Home You Have Challenge for January. If you want to hear me ramble on for a bit, here's the video! :)

Tuesday Truths

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Welcome back to another edition of Tuesday Truths....hope you enjoy! 

- Scott worked super late last night and I hated it. The car business has taken care of our family but the sacrifices he makes day in and day out is crazy. 

- Our oldest daughters phone is broke and I HATE it. Thank goodness for her being able to call on facebook. Laura get your phone fixed!!

- I can't stand Donald Trump. I know you have probably heard it before.....but I would rather my cat be President than him. I think it just shows how screwed up the Republican party is. And guess what the real kicker is? My mom loves him. | eye roll |

Week in Review 12.24 - 12.28 with DITL Vlog - | Saying Goodbye to Vlogmas |

Monday, December 28, 2015


Hello friends. I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon. :)  I am back today with a new week in review and day in the life vlog. I have been doing vlogmas the past few weeks but Christmas is over I am done with vlogmas. I didn't particularly enjoy it as much this year and I don't think I will sign up for that again next year. However, I do enjoy the weekly vlogs. I plan on continuing to vlog a little each day to share in a weekly vlog so don't worry...I am going to continue vlogging just not as much! So here is how the last few days days went. Hope you enjoy! 


Sunday Inspiration | Self Care |

Sunday, December 27, 2015

I don't feel like I have truly taken care of myself in a long long while. Don't get me wrong. I still shower and do all the things that need to get done around the house. I still am making videos almost daily and I try to give my family as much attention as I can. But is that really taking care of myself? I think not. In 2015 I feel like I have been hanging on by a string a lot of days and all aspects of my life have suffered through bumpy times, depression, and even anger sometimes. 

I have carved out little time in my life to actually take care of me. What does mean? Anything and everything from painting my nails to getting on the treadmill. In a lot of ways, I have just been going with the motions of day to day life. Living in denial perhaps. I have always known that I had to put the oxygen mask on myself first to be able to take care of the rest of my family but putting it into motion everyday is a little harder. As I think about 2015, I can't help but to think of all the things I want to change going into 2016. I don't want to carry any of the negativity into the new year. I don't want keep putting my own self care and well being on the back burner for anyone else. I don't want to make a list of excuses of why this didn't happen or I didn't get to that. I simply want to change it. 

Vlogmas 2015 DITL Video → | Holiday Prep |

Saturday, December 26, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a great morning. Today I am back with another Vlogmas video for you guys! Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with some new Vlogmas videos. Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas 2015! DITL Vlog: | Holiday Baking |

Friday, December 25, 2015


I am back sharing the vlogmas video that went live yesterday. I feel kinda bad when I don't get them posted on here on the same day. The days just go by so fast sometimes. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. So here's to the holidays with some new Vlogmas videos. Hope you enjoy!

Christmas Eve Thoughts....

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Can you believe Christmas Eve is here? I sure can't!!! There seems to be a little more magic in the air right now...a little more happiness...a little more fun with the family over this holiday. I thought I would share a few of my thoughts bouncing around in my head today.... and maybe tomorrow I will update you with some more pictures and such. :)

* Belated Tuesday Truths

Wednesday, December 23, 2015



Welcome back to another edition of Tuesday Truths. It's actually Wednesday Truths because I just didn't get it up yesterday!  Hope you enjoy, 

- I found some really cute inexpensive gifts that I am giving out for Christmas to some friends and family. I think they will love them! 

- Donald Trump is running his mouth again. Yada Yada Yada....nothing new...all bullshit. 

- I have been loving having my phone on silent. It just reminds me of a time when I wasn't so overloaded with emails, messages, social media. It's felt good. 

- The boys are getting along at the moment. I don't think either wants to get grounded again. Especially over their holiday break from school. It's still like pulling teeth to get them to do their chores right but going to back to basics has really helped. Showing them exactly what to do, listing it out for them and checking it does them good. If they want a allowance then it has to be done right. 

- It's cold here. I seriously do not like the cold weather. Yesterday I was cold from the top of my head to my toes and nothing helped but a long hot bath.

- I watched the season finale of Homeland last night. It left me hanging and I am so so glad there will be a season 6. Sadly it won't be back on until October of 2016. At least we know that the CIA wants Carrie back and Quinn is going to live! :) It says something when a show leaves me hanging at the end of each show dying to know what happens next. I think this show might be the best thing Showtime has going for them.

Vlogmas 2015! | Shopping Hauls & Holiday Cards |

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Hello friends! I hope your Tuesday is going well. I am back sharing the vlogmas video that went live yesterday. I feel kinda bad when I don't get them posted on here on the same day. The days just go by so fast sometimes. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with some new Vlogmas videos. Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas 2015! | Doughnuts & Haircuts |

Monday, December 21, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a great morning. Today I am back with another Vlogmas video for you guys! Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with some new Vlogmas videos. Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas 2015! → More Lights & December Ipsy ← & → Normal Days @ Home ←

Saturday, December 19, 2015



Hello friends! I hope your weekend is going well. I'm sorry that I haven't been around. It's been busy around here and I simply haven't made the time for something I actually love so much. I am going to work harder at making sure blogging gets back on the schedule! Anyway, I am here today playing catch up sharing 2 different vlogs. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with some new Vlogmas videos. Hope you enjoy!

Everyday Happy | Product Reviews, Free Trial + Giveaway! |

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day. I am right in the middle of vlogmas where I am vlogging daily ( well most days anyway ) but I am back sharing a new review and giveaway plus a free trial for anyone who wants to check out these products. :) Who doesn't love all of that! I was contacted from Everyday Happy to test out and review some of their products. Once I checked out their website and products, I was more than happy to see how they worked for me! Here's the video where I explain everything. Also below are more pictures, information and the entry form to get entered into the giveaway. 

Catching Up: Vlogmas 2015! Twinkle Twinkle & Hanging Ornaments

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a great day. I'm sorry that I have been MIA for about a week. Sometimes I just need breaks! Today I am back with not one but two Vlogmas videos for ya! - Trying to catch up! - Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with some new Vlogmas videos. Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas 2015! DITL Video: Christmas Tree Fail!

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a great evening. Sorry I have been away for a couple days. I have had computer issues and just got them resolved this afternoon. It's been frustrating to say the least! I am here sharing a new video in the  Vlogmas 2015 series. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with another Vlogmas video. Hope you enjoy!

Week in Review w/ DITL Vlog(s) with Weekly To Do's

Monday, December 7, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. As many of you know... I post a week in review recapping what happened over the week & weekend. Its something that I have been doing off and on for years. Its just a simple way to give you guys a glimpse into our week. Right now we are in the middle of Vlogmas.Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and come spend an hour with us!  Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas 2015! | Shopping | Haul | Holiday Cards |

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Hello friends. I hope you are having a great night. Sorry I skipped out on blogging yesterday and most of today. I just didn't have enough time. :(

I am here sharing a new video in the  Vlogmas 2015 series. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with another Vlogmas video. This is how Friday went... Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas 2015 | Dollar Tree Haul | Cute Snowmen! |

Friday, December 4, 2015


Evening friends! I hope your night is going well. I have had a busy day which is why this is going up so late. Hello! I hope you are having a great evening! I am here sharing a new video in the  Vlogmas 2015 series. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with another Vlogmas video. Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas 2015 | Decemeber 2, 2015 DITL Vlog: Reflecting

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Hello! I hope you are having a great evening! I am here sharing a new video in the  Vlogmas 2015 series. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with another Vlogmas video. Hope you enjoy!

Vlogmas: December 2015 Plan w/ Me featuring The Crafty Pond Stickers | Video |


Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday. Most of you guys know how much I love my Inkwell Press Planner. Most years I switch back and forth with planners but for the entire year of 2015 I used just this one planner. I love functional planner stickers, and have really enjoyed using. I was recently contacted by Marta from The Crafty Pond on Etsy to try out and share some of her stickers. I couldn't be more excited to share what she sent me....plus some planning for the first week of December! Hope you enjoy. 

Vlogmas | December 1, 2015 | DITL Vlog: Happy December!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Hello everyone. I hope your afternoon is going well. I am here sharing a new video in the  Vlogmas 2015 series. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with another Vlogmas video. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Hello friends! It's been a while since I participated in this fun linkup. I use to get it done every week but sometimes life gets in the way....but today...I got it up! Hope you enjoy! 

1. Did you watch The Charlie Brown Christmas special Monday night? Who's your favorite Peanuts character and why?

Vlogmas 2015 November 30, 2015: DITL Vlog: Getting Back to Normal

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Hello everyone. I hope your evening is going well. I am here tonight kicking off Vlogmas 2015. Vlogmas or Vlogidays ( last year ) can mean different things to different youtubers and or bloggers. Most of the time it means a daily vlog each day. I am kinda going to go at it in my own way this year. I am hoping to vlog daily but I will sometimes be switching it up! I am not going to announce any changes before hand but instead we will just roll with it together in the moment. So here's to the holidays with my first video from vlogmas! Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday Truths


Hello friends. I'm back with another edition of Tuesday Truths. This is just one of 3 posts going live today...hope you enjoy! 

:: For the life of me I can't find a fast easy way to delete all the pictures off my iphone. I guess it's just going to take hours to get them all off. I think they did it that way so we would be forced to spend minute after minute...hour after hour deleting photos or we can buy more storage. They're not fooling anyone. 

Week in Review: DITL Vlog & Weekly To Do's November 23-30, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015



Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. As many of you know... I post a week in review recapping what happened over the week & weekend. Its something that I have been doing off and on for years. Its just a simple way to give you guys a glimpse into our week. I have changed up the vlogging schedule where I will be uploading a Day in the life vlog Monday...as always and then another on Thursday. However this week, I am only sharing one vlog and it's another long one! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and come spend an hour with us!  Hope you enjoy!

Weekly Food Haul | Aldi's & Ingles | VIDEO

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Hello everyone. I hope your Sunday night is going well. I have been taking it pretty easy today with the exception of a little shopping I had to do today. I share this upcoming menu plan with you in the beginning of the video just in case you need ideas...And also so you know why I am buying certain items. If your interested in checking it out, here's the video. ↓

Update! | Vlogmas | Holiday Card Exchange | Giveaway| → Video ←

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Hello friends. I hope you night is going well. Our company left today and I thought now would be the perfect time to give you an update of a few things going on! I have a new vlog up telling you all about our Thanksgiving which didn't go exactly how I had hoped. The boys gave us a run for our money and I was a bit emotional but we ended up having a nice dinner and Friday we had a night fun right in the kitchen. You can hear all about it on Monday. I really enjoyed seeing my mom and sister. It might have been kinda bumpy at times but seeing both of them made it all worth it. :) 

DITL Vlog: Week in Review: November 16-22, 2015 w/ Weekly To Do's

Monday, November 23, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. As many of you know... I post a week in review recapping what happened over the week & weekend. Its something that I have been doing off and on for years. Its just a simple way to give you guys a glimpse into our week. I have changed up the vlogging schedule where I will be uploading a Day in the life vlog Monday...as always and then another on Thursday. However this week, I am only sharing one vlog. Hope you enjoy!

What's Cookin' | Our Daily Meals | Video

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday evening. Our house has been wild today with three boys running around. :) I thought tonight I would share with you another What's Cookin' video showing our daily meals vlog style. These meals are sometimes fast and easy because they are weeknight dinners for the most part. The boys have school and dinner needs to happen earlier and faster! If you need some menu ideas, have a look at the video. Hope you enjoy! 

Ask the Housewife Your Questions Answered: Part 1 →Video←

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Hello friends!I sure hope your night is going well. I am posting a little later than normal because it's just been a busy family night. It's been a night of cleaning up the kitchen, laundry, making dinner, a bouncy dog, loud kids and a even louder husband. I just had to wait until things calmed down to share this video that I uploaded earlier today. These are the questions that many of you sent in and it's just part 1. There were just too many questions to get them all answered in one video......hope you enjoy!

Large Shopping Haul | Video | ....Ingles, Aldi, and Walmart

Friday, November 20, 2015


Hello friends! I hope your evening is going well. It's been a long day for me and I am totally happy to be home relaxing at this point in the evening. It's been a day of menu planning, searching and printing for coupons, and then shopping...bringing it home, making a video, editing, uploading...finally getting it all put away. - Woooooh....see it's a lot! - Anyway, I bought a lot from Ingles, Aldi's and Walmart. In order to get the best deals I had to shop around. Some of this is for Thanksgiving but some is also for us leading up before Thanksgiving and after. My mom is bringing the big turkey and a bunch of other stuff which is totally nice and helpful.

Friday Letters ♥


Hello friends, I am back on this Friday with a few letters. This post is always fun to write....so on to my little letters. :) BTW....these are never in a particular order...just how they flow out of my head. 

Dear God, Thank you for bringing through everything with Zane...and all the kids really. My faith in your endless possibles never waver. Thank you for listening to my prayers.

Tips to Save you Time & Money this Thanksgiving Video + so much more!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Hello friends! I hope your evening is going well. I am back sharing a video that I hope many of you find helpful. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I would share some tips on saving money and time over this big holiday. Hope you enjoy! 

Tuesday Truths

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hello friends! I am back with another Tuesday Truths post. I know it's going up a little late but hey...why not!? Hope you enjoy! 

Week in Review: November 9-16, 2015 | Vlog, Blog Post, and Weekly To Do's |


Hello everyone. I hope you are having a great Tuesday. I am back with another week in review with a new vlog as well. Normally I like these posts to go live on Monday but due to travel that was just not possible yesterday. This is a looooong vlog because again due to time constraints I couldn't edit, save 2 vlogs and get them uploaded this past week. Grab a cup of hot tea or coffee and come spend an hour with us. Here's the video....much more below! 

What's Cookin' | Our Daily Meals | Video

Monday, November 16, 2015


Hello friends! I hope your Monday is going well. I am back in the car and heading home with a full ♥. I'll explain more soon. Anyway, I noticed that last week I didn't get this video shared here so now is as good as a time as ever. :) Here is a video sharing our daily meals...family meals that I share with you guys for some menu inspiration. We all need it at times when we are menu planning and getting ready to go to the store. This video actually ends Halloween night and hopefully next week I will have another more recent what's cookin' video. In case you haven't already checked it out on youtube, here it is.. Hope you enjoy!

Reflecting/Looking Back { Video } October 2015


Hello friends! I hope your Monday is going well. I don't have a regular week in review post today because we are traveling so that along with a new vlog will be live on Tuesday! Be sure to come back and check it out. Anyway, I am back with a new Reflecting/Looking Back video and blog post. I love doing these videos because I have a bunch of new subscribers whom are not familiar with all my past videos. I enjoy looking back and reflecting and I hope you enjoy it too! I am going to continue to include this very in depth blog post with this video from here on out. Here's the video and the rest is below.  

Plan with Me! { Video } November 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015



Hello friends! I hope your morning is going well. I have been working hard to try to catch up with videos and blog posts. :) Today I am sharing a new plan with me video that takes you through my October pages and then we do some planning in November too. This is a overview where I share my planning in the Inkwell Press Live Better Planner. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday Rambles

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Hello friends! I have a little time so I thought I would sit down and say hi! Here are some of the thoughts jumping around in my head. Hope you enjoy.

- It's kinda cold here today. Last night we actually had to turn on the heat but we are trying to keep it as low as we can but still stay comfortable. It's hard when there are other people in the house who have their own ideas of what a comfortable temperature is. Thank you warm coffee. 


Tuesday Truths

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hello friends! I am back with another edition of Tuesday Talks and Truths. Hope you enjoy! 




:: It's been such a sunny beautiful fall day here. Now that the sun is starting to go down, things are cooling off and I am enjoying some hot tea while I write this post. I love fall. 

:: Our afternoon appointment went well today. It's never easy when you feel like you are under the microscope. However, we can only do our best and being ourselves. 

Dealing with the Flu....DITL Vlog: Week of November 2, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015


Hi friends! I bet you didn't think I would be back with another video today huh!? I thought that I would put together some of the clips that I did have to share with you in a new Day in the Life Vlog. I've been pretty sick but when I checked how much footage I did have...I was surprised that I actually had 30 minutes worth. :) Here's how the last few days went. Hope you enjoy!

Large Food Shopping Haul | Video |


Hello friends. I hope you are having a great day. I am still feeling under the weather but I refuse to let this flu take another week from me. I am back sharing a new food haul from yesterday. Thankfully Scott went and helped me get through the big job of shopping and then the kids helped me put them away. :) If you want to know the meals we have coming up plus the items we got, enjoy the video. 

Sunday Night Thoughts...

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Hello friends. It's been a while huh!? It's been a long week of being sick. I thought I would get back on here and say hi.. Here are some of my foggy headed thoughts. Hope you enjoy!

* This cold has totally kicked my butt. For days on end I have laid on the couch or in the bed thinking I was about to die. It's been hard. You don't really get sick days when your a mom. I still have a family to take care of. 

Shopping Haul(s) Dollar Tree, Aldi, and Ingles | Video |

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Hello friends. Happy Sunday to you all. I am back tonight sharing a food haul from the weekend. I share our most recent dinner menu for the upcoming week and the groceries to go along. Hope you enjoy!

Friday Letters

Friday, October 30, 2015


Dear God, I am so thankful I have you to listen and sometimes answer my prayers. I don't understand everything happening in our world but I trust that you will take care of us here just like you will when we cross over. Please watch over my children. Dear Grandma, it was so nice talking to you. I am sorry I don't call more. I normally hang up the phone crying but this last time I hung up smiling inside because you heard me say I love you. I miss you grandma and hopefully I will be able to see you over Christmas.Dear Domino's, Thank you for feeding my family tonight. Totally appreciated the help!

October Favorites | Household & Beauty |

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Hello friends. I know it's a bit late for a blog post but I thought why not! Tonight I am sharing a new video going over some of my October favorites. It had been a long day so please excuse the messy hair and tired disposition. :) I am just happy I was able to get in front of the camera and get a video recorded. Hope you enjoy! 


Today we had 2 major appointments and a busy day/evening at home. I am so ready for a long hot bath so tomorrow I can get busy shopping for a few groceries and items we need for the house. I'll try to record a haul and have it up tomorrow evening. I hope you have had a great Thursday! I'd love it you took a second to subscribe!

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Catching Up Vlog! | Dodging Fireballs |

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Hello everyone. Happy Wednesday to you all. I know things have been a little a lot busy around here and I just haven't taken the time to sit down and either blog or to film very much. There is not a ton of footage from last week, but I am sharing what I have and then I kinda catch up with you guys. Hope you enjoy. 


Life has been really busy and crazy around here. Lots of things have been coming our way and as I mentioned....I feel like I have been dodging fireballs from every direction. It's nothing we can't handle though. :) I am trying to get back on schedule but it's proved harder than I expected. I don't know why it is that when you do wander off the beaten path/schedule it's hard finding your way back. I feel like I have a ton to catch up with and the only way I can do that is to put one foot in front of the other and do it. 

If you feel like sharing, let me know how you have been doing and what fireballs you have been dodging as well! Life can be complicated for us all but it's how we face it that really matters. I'd love it you took a second to subscribe!

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