Adventures With Ellie

Planner Sale plus Updates!

I've been selling here and there to be able to pay the trips,dues and other things my Senior has been needing and this is the last of the stash I have and I'd love if you could spread the word for me to see if anyone would be willing to give these a new home or if your interested just let me know! 

Offering FREE SHIPPING 😊 they are basically brand new need a new home 💕

A) Websters/Fun Stampers Journey Personal planner with inserts ( Websters May - Dec 2016) & dashboards 

B) Dokibook A5 planner (bookmark & plastic envelope included NO inserts) 

D) Personal sized SunnyDot planner ( no inserts) 

E) Websters personal sized planner ( no inserts) 

SHIPPING IN U.S. Only serious inquiries only please  leave me your email below for PayPal invoice payment must be received in 24 hrs or hold will go void.

In other news I have some really fun things coming up as next month is a BIG month here. 

My Isy turns 3 and I can't wait to share what I'm up to when it comes to celebrating her along with my graduate! 

Thanks again for looking and stopping by.

Graduation Is Coming Guess I better Get a Gift

If you have stopped by my blog as of late you know there is excitement in the air as my oldest will be graduating High School next month and it's speeding up I must tell you. These last two month are super full but I wanted to share some ideas in case you have some graduates in your life as well.

Need To Be On Time: I don't know about you but my son OH MAN I always to make sure he gets moving being on time where he needs to be so I thought what better gift then a nice watch. One that he will love to wear.

Cancel That Noise : I figured how it can get crazy here and how I know my son needs to have his quiet noise (his music ) I thought these would be perfect for those soon to be extra late night study time.

Words from the Heart : This one I am hoping my son would cherish and see the love in each of the words I put into an album that I am working on for him so he keep it and be able to look at it maybe late at night when he's suppose to be studying and know we are all cheering and behind him.

Book On Career They are Interested In : I think this is really important as saying you want to be a "so and so" and actually read an experience I think would be very helpful. I plan on getting a few for my son that I think he will get incite a bit better.

Care Package : My son isn't going away but he will be traveling to the city so I figured I get him set up and will make a box full of goodies he will need. Breakfast bars, Metro card, Train Pass and other things. If your child will be in a dorm you can get things to make their stay that much more comfortable and make their dorm feel like home

School's Almost Out Time To Celebrate With a Giveaway

This school year seems to have become a blur or it just me? All I know is I am so ready for Summer vacation to arrive. Truth be told we don't have anything planned but just to be able to take a breather will be nice.

 Wake up and just be in the moment and not having to rush anywhere quickly is SO much needed right now.

Today I thought I would have a little fun with you guys.  Something that I haven't done in a while here. How about an Amazon Gift Card giveaway for $25.  For a chance to win just enter below.

I know what I would use it for. I actually am looking at a couple of books that I would love to get for my Isy girl as her 3rd birthday is coming up.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What would you do if you win? I'd love if you'd leave me a comment and let me know!

Well I am off as it's another busy week starting with this AM.  Here is to an awesome week. 


Life Around Here

If you are a regular visitor then you might have noticed I had been a bit quiet over this week as I mentioned on yesterday's post. Lots of paper work and check off lists. It's always like this at the end of the year isn't it.

 I keep thinking WOW did I have to fill out all this paperwork as well when I went off to college but never the less we are SO happy and so proud of our boy. Before I get all tear eyed I thought I'd do a "Life Around Here" Post to catch ya'll up. 

 Watching : Right now I have a few shows that I am loving but sadly they are about to end. Mondays: Dancing with the Stars. This is my first season ever watching really I would just watch the recaps but this season I'm invested as I started to watch because of Ginger Zee and my 9 yr old girlie loves Jody from Full House. We also became a fan of Nyles he is AMAZING! Thursdays belong to TGIT - this will actually be the last of my shows as they will be giving the last episodes of this season.. I am SO SAD!!! Sundays: Once a Upon a Time another I watch w/my Littles but they also are giving us the season finale this coming weekend. OH but I also have GAME of Thrones which I run to the room right after to watch and my little go to bed.. YAY Jon Snow.. Ha.. I'm looking forward to So You Think you can Dance and then I'll just be seeing what I watch if anything. What are you watching? Maybe I'll jump and watch too!

 Reading :I can't believe it y'all but I  ACTUALLY am reading I mean it's super slow because well I can only get a page here and there or I decide to go sleep but  I really am enjoying it. It's called Juggle without Struggle. I really love that it's a story about how a wonderful woman learned the "Five Peace Secrets" I'll be sure to share what I think of the book once I'm done. (warning I am the worlds slowest reader!)

Eating : My favorite treats right now I must say is Trader Joe Cookie Butter OH MAN that is one dangerous thing! I only have 1 teaspoon every other day but OH MY GOSH it's so good! I also am loving my frozen grapes, Cabot snack sized cheese bars ( I found then at BJ's)

Drinking : Well if you saw on my last post you saw that I started my 30 Day Detox and it's actually going pretty good. Well it's only been 7 days (today) but I'm keeping up and remembering so that's a good thing. You guys it's been 5 days without my coffee.. I KNOWWWWWW..but hmm yeah I just told hubby to bring me a decaf latte I need my coffee hey decaf should be fine right ha! (I'm the worst) If you are interested in trying the tea use my code : ElliesTeaFriends for 10% off! 

Planning : I have a graduation and a 3rd Bday coming up next month only a few days apart. It's gonna be NUTS y'all but my son already told me all he wants is a good dinner which I'm trying to see where can we take him. His graduation is in the evening so I 'll get to parade my graduate SIGHHHH at dinner and I can not wait I am so proud and then there is our little Beanie baby. I need to work on her #3 as it's become a tradition that I make a number for her pictures. OH my poor fingers! I have an idea of what this years theme will be let's see if I can make it happen! Also it's looking like I need to start working on Staycation activities again since Hubby has a new job there is no vacation for a while and our oldest will be going back and forth to his college and other things he will have in store.
So stay tuned for that post of what I'll be doing this year.

Dreaming : So many things but my main goal is to keep working on this blog. If you haven't I would LOVE if you would sign up for my newsletter. Also please let me know what else you would like to see. I love sharing ideas and fun but please do tell me what else you are looking for. I'm working (REALLY HARD) on making a free little project Life series lets see how that pans out. I'm hoping I'l have it ready next month but it will be only available to those who have signed up for my newsletter so don't miss out!

Well that's all for me right now. I would love  to know what's going on with you right now. I already was planning for next week and it's another JAM packed week but shout out to my SIL who is coming to get my Littles (my 2 middle kids) and keeping them for the weekend along w/my 4 nephews & baby niece!! TALK ABOUT MVP!!! So this weekend I'll take that time to write up my upcoming posts and a fun little something I have upcoming up for you guys.

I should be Blogging BUT Life is Happening

Sorry for my lack of posts this week but I'm in deep when it comes to living in the moments. Time is flying by and so is my son's Senior year. Only a month and a half before graduation and all the events that are snowballing on us.
 I want to enjoy right along with him and try to capture of them as much as I can for him.

Yesterday was one of those days especially as it was the last game of the regular season and showcase for the Seniors who will be graduating.  It's been so amazing my watching  his love of the game and what it's meant to him over the years.

This will be the last year he will be playing for a while as he wants to focus on his studies when he starts college.

As for me I am soaking it all in and so those posts I have just about ready to share will be put on pause for the moment. I'll have them up and ready starting on Monday again. I can not thank you for the support I have been receiving it means more then I can say. Also make sure you sign up for my newsletter as come June I have a special series for those who are signed which will be a free Project Life class I am working on.

Again thanks for supporting and stopping by! I'd love to hear what's going on in your life right now.

Friday Favorite Five : Bloggers Edition

Was it me or was this the longest week EVER.. OH I am so happy it's Friday! It's been another roller coaster week but it's awesome to finally have the weekend even though it will probably fly by as well but I'll take it.

Today I wanted to share with you some helpers of mine that have actually been helping me be a better blogger and it's made me accountable which I am loving.

Mail Chimp    
 This is what I have been using for my newsletter. Truth be told I hadn't given this a chance and felt as if I wouldn't be able to understand or get the hang of it. NOW I have gotten it pretty into using it. Have you signed up for my newsletter to check it out? (hey of course I had to throw it in!)

 I've been using Canva to help me make my title picture. I love that I can use my own images or use the ones they have for free. They have templates you can use that you are able to edit and use. I love it!

This is how I schedule my posts for Facebook and Twitter and love that there are additional

 I've shared how much I love this app before. I really helps me edit those pictures I need to edit on my phone and use for my posts. It really is amazing.

 This was a newer app that I've gotten I love that this helps me get ready to post a little preview of my upcoming posts. I just sent it up with a time and date with all the info I want to include then I get a reminder and then hit when I'm ready to post and it takes me to my platform and I just hit post from there. THIS has been a time saver. 

If you use any of these or have any other programs/app that you use that you love I'd love to hear about it!

New Month Bring On The Goals

This month my focus my well being. April I must say was SO stressful OH MY GOOOODNESS was it and I felt no matter how I tried to grasp at things it was just going out of control. Which meant stress eating GRRRR.... and with that comes extra friends that weren't invited to the party! The extra pounds crew.

So these are my goals for this month.

Detox It Out
So I've getting it together and for starters I'm doing the 30 Day Teami Detox Tea I'm looking forward to doing this. Although truth be told I know it will be hard because during those 30 days I can't drink coffee.. (say a prayer for me lol) I've heard awesome results from friends and hope to have the same. I'll update how it's going once I start. (Starting next week)

Walk/Run it Off
I also need to make sure I HIT 10,000 a day. I must admit I get to 8,000 and then that's it. I KNOW I can do those extra 2,000 but don't. Not acceptable anymore. SO moving more!

Girl What you Eating!
 Getting my eating in check. I know WHAT I am suppose to be eating. I start out strong in the AM but come the afternoon.. OUT THE WINDOW... that's another reason I need to do that Detox my body is all sort of wacky right now. I've been craving sweets WAAAAAYYY too much. Which means eating too many cookies and snacks after a good day and then I sit there and go OH MAN.. I  did it again and grab another cookie. Time to check myself before I wreak myself!

Love Me Time
This is one I haven't been able to get to in months. NOT GOOD. You must love yourself if you are going to get that feeling that will keep pushing you. I make sure to take care all around me but truth me told I've been just whatever when it comes to me. I need to make time for me. Therefore that's why I already have gotten myself my own Mother's Day gifts and feel good about doing it for me.  I put the guilty to the side.  You just have to remind yourself that you are a woman as well as a mother,wife and everything else.

If you are interested in joining me and want to give the Teami Detox Tea a try : Use the baby : EllieTeaFriends10 for 10% off your order.

What are your goals this month I'd love to hear them! I'm so looking forward to getting back in track. Next month is a biggie and so I need to make sure I hit my goals this month.