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  • Art Journaling

    January 24, 2020 by

    This is a hobby I started… I guess two years ago. I took an art class on art journaling and then last year I officially dived in and turned my daily planner into a doodle filled “art” book. I use the term art loosely here because my doodles are a far cry from actually being… Read more

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  • Needle Art

    January 23, 2020 by

    Okay post #2 on my hobby 2020 theme is all about sewing. Now over the months of November and December I did a lot of knitting, which my Mom had taught me to do when I was younger. My Mom is like the craftiest person I know and has definitely passed it on to us… Read more

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  • New Hobbies

    January 22, 2020 by

    This week is all about the new hobbies I have decided to pick up for the year, plus the ones I am carrying over from last year. In this specific post however we will be covering… *drumroll* COFFEE!!! When someone loves coffee, like me, someone can easily and quite honestly, happily slip into the world… Read more

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  • Trying Stitch Fix

    January 16, 2020 by

    So for Christmas my employers gave me a gift certificate to Stitch Fix “an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost”. My boss has been using Stitch Fix for probably six or seven months and has greatly enjoyed it. Thus she decided to share the joy. I… Read more

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  • Another Year in the Tank

    January 15, 2020 by

    It’s that time of the year. Time for an update on A Nanny’s Notebook mascot… George the Goldfish. (You didn’t know we had a mascot? Here and here– educate yourself!) I think it’s funny the only times I do life updates on this ever grumpy, fat fish is at the beginning of the year, though… Read more

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  • Book List 2020

    January 10, 2020 by

    So this time last year I did my first ever “book list” style post and I thought I would continue on with the tradition. So I’d like to say I met every goal that I set for myself reading wise last year, but that wouldn’t totally be true. If you remember(and if you don’t please… Read more

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  • Windowsill Garden Tour 2020

    January 9, 2020 by

    Another year, another windowsill garden tour(last year’s) I’ve actually had to cut out some of my plants as they died so my sill isn’t as over run with lush greens as it normally is. Also my plants are going through what I like to call an ugly phase. In other words none of them are… Read more

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  • Closing Thoughts on 2019

    January 2, 2020 by

    The decade is ending and a new one is just beginning. A lot has happened since 2010. I’ve coasted through my teen years, muddled through high-school and graduated(crazy!). I got my first job and quit my first job. I got my dream job and moved away from home. I’ve flown across the country and across… Read more

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  • Christmas Diary 2019

    December 31, 2019 by

    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all of you!! I hope you had an amazing holiday and are excited for the new year and the new decade. I have two very special posts going up(one of which I have been working on all year) in celebration of 2020! But first I thought… Read more

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  • Monthly Media: Christmas Edition

    December 27, 2019 by

    I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas! It’s almost over… It goes by so fast. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and got to spend it with people you love. Here are my media favs for this month. TV Shows/Series Merlin– So for my birthday my sister got me the complete series… Read more

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  • No Place Like Home for the Holidays

    December 19, 2019 by

    I know my last few posts have been super short and sporadic. And then I had an accidental posting on Monday (still not sure how that happened) But I can say that my posts will definitely stay this way till after Christmas- Ha! As of today I am on my way for a seven day… Read more

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  • Mary Poppins at Christmas

    December 18, 2019 by

    What does a nanny’s life look like during the Christmas season? Glad you asked! Crazy. That’s what a nanny’s life looks like at Christmas time. Just like everyone else at Christmas time things get a bit… much. From holiday parties to Christmas school recitals to juggling your own holiday itinerary- things go from busy to… Read more

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  • Christmas Top Ten: Forever Young

    December 13, 2019 by

    For all those 18 and above; this one is for you! Let’s wrap up this series with a bang.(Or at least wrap it up) Paper Pumpkin Subscription- Give the gift of crafting made easy, because everything comes nice and orderly in one box per month. The best part is you can subscribe for a year… Read more

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  • Christmas Top Ten: Eighteen&Below

    December 13, 2019 by

    Only two more of these blasted posts left! Yay!! Who’s excited? (Me) Who thought I wouldn’t get these done? (Also me) Hangman’s Curse & Nightmare Academy– Continuing a theme we started in our last post, books are a gateway to so many amazing things and so many hours of amazing adventure. Cranium– Probably the best… Read more

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  • The Great Chicken Rescue

    December 12, 2019 by

    So two weeks ago now I came home from church to see what I thought was a hawk of some kind creeping underneath the pine trees. I took a quick pic but then steered clear, not wanting to mess with a killer bird. The next day after doing the school run I came back to… Read more

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  • Christmas Top Ten: 10 yrs.&Under

    December 11, 2019 by

    You know how Christmas is, when you have all these grand plans of having everything nice and done before the actual day; but instead find yourself, if not necessarily stressing, than in a total whirlwind of activity that you barely have time to breath let alone think. Yeah I had all these plans for the… Read more

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  • Christmas Top Ten: 3yrs Old&Under

    December 6, 2019 by

    Merry gift giving season! Well I hope you all had a very nice and wonderful Thanksgiving. This is the first of four Top Ten posts of my picks for the gifts for the kiddos in your life. Hopefully I can get all of these done. Just when I think I have time, time gets busy.… Read more

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  • Monthy Media Favs

    November 29, 2019 by

    Another month has flown by, hasn’t it? Doing this monthy wrap-ups is crazy. I mean I literally get done with one before it’s time to start another. I don’t know how super successful bloggers write seven posts a week and month updates and so and so. I have been able to bump up my posts… Read more

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  • Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

    November 28, 2019 by

    More than just a sweet saying; I really wanted to gush all over you guys for being the best! To those of you have been with me since the beginning when I was still on Blogger and those of you knew faces who greeted us here on WordPress: thank you. Thank you for putting up… Read more

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  • What I’m packing for a Weekend in North Carolina

    November 22, 2019 by

    I’m on the road again! Or should I say in the plane again. My love for traveling has definitely taken wing(pun intended) as I’ve taken more trips in the last two years than in my entire life. Not complaining! I love everything about traveling. The planning and packing, the actual traveling and of course the… Read more

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  • My Kind of Travel

    November 22, 2019 by

    What’s become a Thursday morning tradition for me is to have hot cup of coffee, stay curled up in my bed and read my fav bloggers(who I listed here last month) It’s the perfect way to start off my weekend. For those of you who don’t know my days off are Thursday and Friday, since… Read more

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  • Top Ten Kids Christmas Gifts: 2019 Edition

    November 20, 2019 by

    It’s crazy to think that it’s that time of year again. Time to bring out the tinsel and the plastic Christmas tree. Of course Christmas for me starts in early October as the kiddos Christmas presents start arriving in the daily post. My room starts to resemble Santa’s workshop fast. Who would have thought wrapping… Read more

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  • 25 Before 25

    November 15, 2019 by

    I recently read a post by Carly the Prepster where she turned thirty and followed up on a post she had made years in advance. “30 things she wanted to do before she was thirty!” I thought this was a pretty cool idea and decided to copy it! Obviously I’m still a ways off from… Read more

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  • A Walk in Wonderland

    November 14, 2019 by

    Well winter came in with a bang last week. Go to sleep and wake up to the beauty of fresh falling snow and fridge temps. It was too beautiful not to grab a pic or two. That’s it my peeps! Until the next post… Lots of love, Tally

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  • Leather Clad

    November 13, 2019 by

    Okay so for the past several months I have been searching high and low for a leather jacket. I knew what I wanted; a vintage biker jacket, and of course because I knew what I wanted I could not find it anywhere! I mean I saw other people, both online and in real life who… Read more

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  • Pumpkin Pie Pudding

    November 8, 2019 by

    Yes it is as fattening as it sounds, but it’s freaking delicious!! Let’s get to it: Place a sleeve of graham crackers in a plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin Layer graham cracker crumbs on bottom of 9×13 glass dish Mix pumpkin, 1 cup vanilla yogurt and 1 package vanilla pudding Layer on… Read more

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  • Creating a Signature Style

    November 7, 2019 by

    It’s been forever since I wrote on this subject and here I was going to do a whole mini series on it. Well we are going to do that! And it starts now. I have been given the task and the immense privilege of helping my younger sister rework her wardrobe and personal style. My… Read more

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  • Musicals that Need to be Made

    November 1, 2019 by

    As a musical enthusiast and broadway lover I have a short list of stories I’d love to see be turned into musicals. (Doesn’t everyone have a list?) Get ready to wish for these musical adaptions too! How to Marry a Millionaire – The classic film starring Lauren Becall, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Garble(plus the adorable… Read more

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  • DIY Closet Halloween Costume

    October 31, 2019 by

    As established in a pervious post I love to dress up. That being said my family never really did Halloween. We normally turned off all the lights in the house and watched a “scary” movie. (I’m talking the Mummy, Signs or I am Legend) So this is the first time in a long time I… Read more

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  • Monthy Media Favs October 2019

    October 30, 2019 by

    It’s that time again! To share with what I’ve been loving the last month. Let’s dive in! TV Shows/Series Blue Bloods Season 9– The Regans just keep chugging along don’t they? This past season Jamie and Eddie finally tied the knot, Frank and Erin have fallen out, and Danny has finally put Linda behind him…… Read more

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  • When Nannying Goes Wrong Prt. Two

    October 25, 2019 by

    Back in August we covered what happens if your back-up quits and you have to work more or different hours. This time around we’re gonna cover what happens if you are getting worked to death by your employeers. It Happans Too Easily- I think the biggest thing to realize is that this problem can and… Read more

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  • Good&Lost

    October 24, 2019 by

    My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring And carried aloft on the winds of the breeze;For above and around me the wild wind is roaring, Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas. The long withered grass in the sunshine is glancing,The bare trees are tossing their branches on high;The dead leaves beneath them… Read more

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  • My Favorite Bloggers

    October 10, 2019 by

    When elegantly stepping(more like falling face first) into the world of blogging I didn’t have a cool how to go about it. Obviously I knew what a blog was, but to say I followed any particular blogger or knew any of the “blogger lingo”… Well I didn’t. But when I officially started this endeavor I… Read more

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  • Working With Other Nannies

    October 9, 2019 by

    In writing this- Well let’s just say I hesitate. Not because I’m afraid of offending someone as I have worked with some fabulous ladies. I just don’t want it to be taken the wrong way. Hence my first point… Everyone Does it Differently- Everyone has their own strengthens and weaknesses. That’s true anything in life.… Read more

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  • Monthy Media Favs

    October 4, 2019 by

    A brief cover on what I’ve been enjoying this past month. I think I might make this regualr thing on my site. At the end of every month do like a round up on what TV shows, movies, music, books and podcasts I’ve been digging. You guys could also share and let me know what… Read more

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  • Creating a Fall Mood Board

    September 26, 2019 by

    I recently read a blog by one of my favorite bloggers A Clothes Horse, where she talked about creating a “mood board” on Pinterest. She described this as a tool you could use to help determine your personal style. It was a captivating idea so I decided to give it a try. It’s been fun… Read more

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  • Moving In

    September 20, 2019 by

    Hi everyone! Welcome to my new(and very much improved) site. What do you guys think? Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s not totally finished yet. There are still some last minute touches and personal details I’m going to be adding, but after two whole weeks of tweaking and fiddling with computer code(something I know absolutely nothing about)… Read more

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