• Sun came out this weekend in Atlanta but it’s gone again.  This hoodie from @mikaela.pabon line is bringing me spring vibes today.  I’m also going on my first field trip with Peyton’s class.  Pray for me and send 🍷.
  • Yesterday I laid around watching HGTV and thought about how dreams can become reality. I still can’t believe this is my bathroom. God blessed us with a new bathroom via a leak. It was stressful and we still had to come out of pocket but here we are! Dreams are possible with faith, hard work and perseverance. A lot of us started with nothing but here we are.  Don’t give up. Once I get my life together I plan on producing some of the content I promised y’all. #heytrinashome #babyshopahome #bathroomremodel
  • This pretty little lady has her first science fair next week! She did a fun experiment that I’ll share once’s it’s complete. I’ve taken on the role as creative director. That means her display is going to be doing the most. I remember how bad my projects looked when I was little because I had to do everything by myself. This is my chance to redeem myself 😆. How involved do you get in your child’s projects? Links to this look on the blog (in profile).
  • I heard it’s #nationaldrinkwineday. I thought that was everyday 🤔. I said I would keep wine to the weekends but since it’s a holiday.... 🥂. I also want to take a poll, how often do you have a drink? Daily, weekly, social or never? 📷 @kaynjames
  • Yesterday I had the honor of speaking at @trust_your_strength first mama mixer.  The founder @alena0916 even presented a few mother’s including myself a Supermom award.  Hearing all the stories from these ladies I don’t feel worthy because I don’t know if I would have the strength to go through what they’ve been through.  Alena herself deserves all the awards.  She put on this amazing event and is passionate about supporting nicu moms of color. She deserves all the awards. Thanks for having me! PS, I’m not short, these ladies are extra tall 😆.
  • Be your own Valentine and make sure you show yourself some love! Whether you’re celebrating with a partner or not, loving yourself is the most important. ❤️
  • Put together a quick & easy Valentine board inspired by @rosalynndaniels.  She made a dessert board and since I’m on a charcuterie board kick, this is perfect. 
What’s included: 
Flowers from Mr. Grapes, choc strawberries (bought the dip cup of chocolate), blueberry muffins (jiffy mix), bowl of choc covered pretzels, and Hershey kisses.  The box of chocolates are from the dollar tree. I put some little lip balms I bought for them on the board. #charchuterie
  • My main gals on Galentine’s Day! They are both out of school tomorrow so i need to figure out what we’re going to do 🤔. Outfit dets on the blog.
  • Happy Galentine’s Day! I’ve been blessed to have some amazing women in my life! From my OG besties to my blogger boos and all of you that show love on the daily! Love you all! #blackgirlmagic #galentinesday 📷 @kaynjames
  • My 3 dates for Valentine’s Day! I’m trying to do better at telling my family and friends that I love them more and followed with kisses and hugs.  Those words weren’t used a lot when I was growing up so it’s something I have to be mindful of.  Praise God for breaking generational patterns. Links to our outfits on the blog, link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames #blacklove #blackfamily #dadgang
  • Because I ❤️ my @supermomculture mamas, We’re having a V Day sale! Save 14% off all items! Link in profile! #supermomculture
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My 2017 Happy Planner {Video}

January 11, 2017

We’re almost two weeks in to the new year and I’m still in planning, cleaning and organizing mode.  Before Christmas I purchased my new 2017 Happy Planner.  I started out with the Happy Planner in 2016 and abandoned it mid year for the daily Day Designer from Target.  I thought I needed more space to write things down but it turned out the single daily pages caused me to miss important events because they were on other pages.  I knew I needed to go back to seeing my week at a glance.  I’m happy to be back in love with my Happy Planner.  My fellow Happy Planner lover Mimi from Unlikely Martha and I decided to get together to share a video of our new Happy Planners and how we use them.

I have the 18 month 2017 Rose Gold Happy Planner in standard size.  It has horizontal lined weeks.  I don’t have great handwriting so the horizontal lines are appreciated.  This is the only planner that I will be using this year.  I will be managing my personal life, the girls appointments, meal planning and blogging all in one place.

My favorite thing about the Happy Planner is all the cute and functional accessories that pop right in the planner.  I purchased this rose gold cover (sold separately) at Michael’s.  There are beautiful stickers available (if you in to them), folders, note paper, and expander packs available for the Happy Planner.  I keep my weekly running to-do list using one of the paper inserts.  I can just check them off as I tackle each task for the week.

What planner are you using this year?  Why did you pick that one?  Head over to Unlikely Martha to check out the new large Happy Planner and how she’s using hers.

  • The Happy Planner | How I'm Planning in 2017 + Video - Unlikely MarthaUnlikely Martha
    January 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    […] Last week Trina over at The Baby Shopaholic and I got together to discuss our goals for 2017. We filmed a fun video sharing the inside of our planners and how we are using them. After you check out the video head over to her blog to see how she plans! […]

  • Lauren
    January 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    This is a nice planner. I am a planner girl myself I LOVE the Purposeful Planner you should check that one out too!

  • Karyn Brianne
    January 26, 2017 at 12:56 am

    I have a 12 month Happy Planner with the vertical format and love it! I didn’t know they had horizontal formats too. I may look into that when this one ends.

    I’m going to go to Michael’s this weekend and see if I can find that rose gold cover for mine. It’s too cute!

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