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After two years of Erin Condren planners, I have switched to a $8 one.  Even thought it’s only October 6, I keep needing to flip into 2016 and write down info – my old planner stopped at December 31.  I kept on meaning to order another super cute Erin one (I love the covers), but then I stumbled upon a total gem at FedEx and bought it on the spot.  It fulfills all my paper planner requirements – a calendar view, a weekly view, lots of room to write…


I switched to paper planners two years ago and haven’t looked back since.  I used to use an electronic one for appointments and use scraps of paper for To Do lists – but now it’s all in the same spot.  Long live the paper planner, whether cheap or fancy!


My morning:





Full of muffin-making, slide-sliding, and lots of love. <3 <3 <3




This was a good one!  Big and hearty.


Roasted potatoes



Eggs with spinach and Swiss


And here are some quotes that resonate with me today:



And in other news, I have a toothache so I made a dentist appointment for tomorrow. I am actually pretty scared of the dentist and haven’t been in longer than I care to admit.  So I hope everything is okay!  I’m going to focus on healthy teeth and hope it multiples.  Hah.


Have an awesome day!



  • Adrienne October 6, 2015, 12:18 pm

    Hey Caitlin! Do you carry your planner around everywhere you go so it’s ready when you need it? My main issue is I have multiple notes – in the car, the den, the office, work and no planner. My lists always get lost. 🙂

    • Caitlin October 6, 2015, 1:05 pm

      yup 🙂 always with me! this one is a little larger so i hope it fits into all my bags.

  • Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona October 6, 2015, 12:24 pm

    Good luck at the dentist. I had a bunch of dental work done this summer. It was worth all the appointments and marathon sessions though cause I now have a healthy mouth.

  • nicole October 6, 2015, 12:31 pm

    I love the slide! I think I might need to get one!!
    Also – I had a toothache about 6 months ago and I was SURE i had a cavity or something horrible. Turns out it was a nasty sinus infection – and I get sinus infections a lot. So for me to think it was a tooth and not even think of a sinus infection was a big deal. Hopefully it’s nothing horrible – it might even be sinuses (much better than needing a root canal)

  • Kate B October 6, 2015, 12:44 pm

    I much prefer paper planners. Easily accessible and something about writing these down by hand helps me retain info.

  • Kelly October 6, 2015, 12:56 pm

    I can’t live without a paper planner either! Just finishing my 2nd Erin Condren one and trying to decide what to do for 2016 – They are a little pricy.
    Good luck at the dentist!

  • Katie sB October 6, 2015, 1:06 pm

    Love paper planners! Old-fashioned is the way to go!

  • Julie October 6, 2015, 1:31 pm

    I’m w/ you on the whole dentist thing – I basically laugh in their face when they ask if I want to go ahead & schedule a 6-mo. appt. Umm, nooo… that’s WAY too soon for me!
    Love all the pics of the kids & kitty! That last one of Claire on the slide threw me for a loop, though. Her jammie feet appear to be hanging lifeless from her back… and it looks like she’s wearing pants on the bottom. 😛

  • Tami Washenko October 6, 2015, 1:49 pm

    I also keep having to flip to 2016, but I haven’t bought a new planner yet…so I just keep writing everything at the end of December. I can see that habit going downhill very quickly.

    Ps. That Zucchini looks awesome!!!!

    Enjoy your day!

  • Reenie October 6, 2015, 1:52 pm

    Ha!! That pic of Claire & the kitty ~ who’s copying who? Too cute!

  • Lisa October 6, 2015, 3:03 pm

    I love the photo of the kids and the cat! Ha! The cat is copying your daughter. 🙂

  • Kelsey October 6, 2015, 4:13 pm

    Totally not a fan of the dentist – at all! Before my last visit, it had been three years. Oops! I’m using the#gettoworkbook for 2016 and kinda sorta can’t wait for next year to happen! Elise (the creator) did an amazing job with it – it might become my forever planner. Plus, I love the simplicity of it! Here is the site – I feel like it’d be something you’d enjoy! http://gettoworkbook.com/

  • Helen October 6, 2015, 4:51 pm

    As someone who I know is interested in interesting, evidence-based books, I would recommend Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye by Ellie Phillips. It’s got a terrible title – she is a dentist and advocates very regular check ups. But the science in it is fascinating. I found the book by chance about 5 years ago after a lifetime of “weak” teeth, and it’s really changed everything. I don’t dread the dentist anymore, and I’m pretty confident I won’t get another cavity.

    • Caitlin October 7, 2015, 10:53 am

      Adding to my reading list! THANKS 🙂

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 6, 2015, 5:05 pm

    Paper planners and writing by hand will always win…always!

  • Lauren October 6, 2015, 5:14 pm

    Is there a brand on that planner? Can’t say I’m at FedEx much! I love the EC type planners but I’ve never been able to justify the cost.

    • Caitlin October 7, 2015, 10:52 am

      Blue Sky (www.bluesky.com)

  • Shannon October 6, 2015, 10:39 pm

    Hope it goes okay! I’m not a big fan of the dentist either… :-/

    I’ve been wondering if you plan to do another mind/body after baby or update on breastfeeding, etc. with Claire. I’m super curious about where you’re at in the postpartum world — and how different/similar it is to your experience with Henry.

  • Lauren J @ The Barn October 7, 2015, 3:29 am

    Ugh, going to try to take your quote to heart. We are a military family which is already hard enough, but now we are also stationed in Turkey which means thanks to all the recent happenings we are looking at having to move back to the states while my husband stays there. Feels like more than ever there are so many negative things to focus on, AND of course it’s that time of the month. Why hormones, why?!! So here’s for focusing on positivity!!

    Latest Post: Losing Your Identity…And Trying To Find It Again ~ http://thebarnnc.blogspot.de

  • Sagan October 7, 2015, 9:57 am

    I like paper planners too. But I also record most things in a Google calendar that I share with Mr. Science so that we can both see what appointments the other has and so that we can keep track of social events. The added bonus is that it’s a back-up in case anything ever happens to the paper planner!

  • Heather R October 8, 2015, 9:42 am

    I have a Happy Planner (www.meandmybigideas) and I love it!!! You can also find them at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s

  • NYG @NaughtyYogaGirl.com October 16, 2015, 5:02 pm

    Omg – I get soooo excited about my planner … I’m such an organizer and love to make lists. Such a nerd. It’s always a big deal to find a new one – I read reviews online (yes – of planners!) and check them out for myself in the stores (boxes need to be big enough to write in, need a monthly, weekly, and daily view, etc.). I’m glad you posted about yours – reminded me that I need to get on the ball and start looking for mine! 🙂 Good luck with the dentist!

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