Friday, January 16, 2015

State of the Sparkle *009*

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I'm totally ready for a nice, relaxing weekend. With a little running around sprinkled in for good measure!

Happy New Year! Did I ever really get to say that?!? I don't think I did. This year, the Holidays were extra-crazy because Mr. Sparkle was only home for a month. Soooo we definitely tried to fit about 8-10 months of real time into one month. We went on soooo many dates together... gosh I missed that! You really have no idea how much having a little one changes the family dynamic until you're out for dinner sipping on Sangria and ordering whatever you want. 'Cause, you know, your lil' Peanut isn't there to munch on the food from your plate rather than their own!

New Year's Resolutions........................? Yep! This year, I actually have two. The first is, of course, the obligatory get-in-shape/eat-healthy/lose-weight resolution. For that, I've actually purchased my very own exercise mat...
Gold's Gym Exercise Mat (mine is purple)

Resolution No. 2... Get Organized! I finally ventured into the world of custom planners. I ordered an Erin Condren life planner for Chez Sparkle and a Plum Paper Designs teacher planner for work. I've been drooling over the Erin Condren planners for years, but Plum Paper was actually a recent find. I'm not a teacher, but the options fit my extremely detail-oriented needs. I'm really excited to get them, and will probably end up reviewing them here.

Erin Condren & Plum Paper Designs

I'm still patiently waiting for my Zoya New Year New Hue order... In other news, it's unbelievable how many companies have New Year New Hue collections out right now. O.o

Zoya Rue, Tomoko, and Rebel

I was browsing around Old Navy and the vest I've been stalking magically appeared. That seriously never happens, so I threw it in my basket, added a pair of tights for Peanut, and placed my order!

Old Navy Vest & Tights

Pretty sure I'll be picking up one of these soon for Chez Sparkle...

organization = storage for all the things!

Healthwise... I think the plague has left Chez Sparkle. I think. I don't know what it is, but this year, the germs have been knocking me and Peanut down from all angles, and then we pass it on to each other, and yick! It really was a total germfest for a little while there. O.o

Pretty Little Liars Season 5B!

And last, but most certainly not least... the Pretty Little Liars recaps are coming, I promise! Bedtime has been a little crazy lately, so watching PLL hasn't been the easiest. I'm hoping to get Peanut in bed and asleep in time for this week's 8PM showing. I seriously miss liveblogging at 8, and it's soooooo hard to wait until 10PM sans social media for fear of spoilers.


Other than that, I'm not too sure what Peanut and I will be getting up to this weekend. Definitely some shopping and running around tomorrow. They're calling for warmish weather on Sunday... (funny how 40 is warm nowadays) so, maybe I'll take Peanut out for some fresh air/wiggle time? We'll have to wait and see how that shakes out. Oh, and there was talk of breakfast out on Sunday after church. So... I guess we do have quite a bit on the books already! Happy Weekending!!!

-S

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