Week in Review w/ DITL Vlog w/ Weekly To Do's + a Giveaway!

Monday, August 31, 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!



This past week:


Getting Jackson up from school last week was harder than expected. As he quickly moves into his teenage years, he has been wanting to stay in bed longer and longer. It's been a struggle getting him up and motivated for another day of school. I think the boys are always shocked to see me up early in the morning when they are simply not use to it. I am still not sure what happened, but as you heard Scott say in the video above, it just started happening.  Monday we had contractors over and they pretty much stayed until Wednesday. They had a lot to fix up around here and I just tried working around them so I didn't get too behind.


Tuesday while Willow slept,  I just stuck around the house again and ended up cleaning out the 1st floor desk that seems to be a catch all kinds of clutter. I don't use that desk often but I wanted it cleaned up and organized a little better so I could at least open it up and find things without a struggle. I also switched back to my Erin Condren Planner just for the rest of the year. Sometimes I just feel the need to switch things up. I have been loving my Inkwell Press Planners but after a while, I get bored with one setup.


Wednesday and Thursday was all about cleaning the house up. The contractors left kinda early and I got busy dusting, vacuuming, and just giving our home some love. It's no secret, I am not a huge fan of living here but for the time being it's still our home. Maybe in the coming months I can find that perfect home out and about on some property but house hunting is hard...and complex. We don't want to change Jackson's school...and we require a 4 bedroom...in the country...all has to be considered making the job even harder. Who knows...we might just pack up and head up north for our next move in the future. Where all our kids can be together. But again...everything takes time. 


Later in the night after Scott got home, we went out for a little while to run even more errands. I hate the hours he works every day. I guess we just have to make the most of the time we do have together. So even errand night becomes date night. Anytime when we can talk to each other without the distractions of the world. It was a beautiful night out and the breeze felt amazing, the stars looked beautiful and I was happy to be out with the love of my life.


Friday night Scott walked in with a new Ninja Blender for me. How nice was that? He thought it would be a nice addition to our kitchen and now I can get rid of the old blender. :) Thank you Scott. ♥ Over the weekend, we relaxed and just enjoyed being home together. We watched movies and played games.....spent time outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Its been so hot that some 80 degree days have been such a welcomed relief. I think the animals like it a lot better too. We enjoyed a simple dinner at the Crackle Barrel where I did a little more owl shopping. I got a huge mug and then some wooden utensils with owls on the top! Cute huh!? I always find items I want to buy at the Cracker Barrel. :) It was nice time with the boys. Sunday night we were in bed pretty early. All of us, myself included had things going on this morning that required us to be out of the bed early. Here's some additional things I have to do this week:

- Answer emails. 
- Check PO Box and mail boxes
- Pay Bills
- Pre Record some videos for this week. 
- Clean Jewelry 
- Dust ceiling fans. 
- Work on September family calendar. 
- Take some morning walks with Cooper. 
- Deep clean 2nd floor. 
- Get Jacksons new glasses fixed...a screw is loose. 
- Pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy. 
- Clean 2nd floor hallway closet out. 
- Clean out purse. 
- Wash Jackson's sheets and blankets. 
- Dump photos from phone
- Call about firewood
- Scoop cat boxes...yuck!
- Shake out rugs
- Eat less fast food
- Call and check on grandma
- Menu plan
- Wash Nikes
- Groom cats
- Change air filters in house. 

Here's some inspiration to take with you through your week:


So if you watched the vlog above, and want to enter the Flirty Apron giveaway here is the details...

What you will get is:  1 flirty apron in the color and design as the video and picture to the side. This giveaway is open to everyone but you must be 18 years or older to enter. This giveaway is going to go on until Sunday, September 06, 2015. I wanted to give everyone plenty of time to watch and get entered. Good Luck! 

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can help.

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I love sharing with you guys. I hope you like the apron and don't forget we have the Midori Giveaway also going on right now too! 

I am sorry for this post getting up later than I wanted. I had a Dr. Appointment which went fine. I worked in the waiting room on this post hoping to get it up as quick as I could once I got back home. However, in the parking lot a elderly man hit me...basically he didn't see me when he was backing out of his spot. I took the pictures for Scott but I ended up having to go to the dealership so he could really see what had happened to the car. I didn't notice the bottom at first..I just noticed the scratch above the wheel. No police were called and it's not serious damage. With Scott in the car business, he can get it fixed pretty fast.  


So all that took a little longer than expected. It's already been a crazy Monday and I have even more that I have to do...so gotta get busy! Thank you so much for stopping by. Let me know how your week is going. I'll be back a little later. Good luck to everyone with the giveaway! 

K Jaggers