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  • Making Life Decisions on Wednesday Mornings

    August 26, 2020 by

    Ominous title. Feel the drama… lol But yes I decided to try a dieting app(Noom) on Wednesday three weeks ago. But what lead to this decision to ignore all my past dieting experience? Why now? To answer this we must go back to I a post before COVID, when I discovered a book(Lift like a… Read more

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  • Brim Coffee Maker Review

    August 20, 2020 by

    Hello all! So ya know how I am a coffee snob? Yes total control freak when it comes to the brown liquid of life and happiness. And ya know how I love to share my obsession with anyone who will listen? Well I may or may not have corrupted my boss into my cult of… Read more

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  • One Year Ago…

    August 19, 2020 by

    I know so dramatic right? But this time last year I was moving my year old random ramblings to this new site. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long and that my site is two and half years old. Crazy!! I just wanted to thank all of my readers and subscribers. Those who have… Read more

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  • Stitch Fix August 2020

    August 14, 2020 by

    Hello all! It’s been forever since I have done one of these reviews(here’s the last one) But with moving between two houses back and forth and just the craziness that is life right now I have been a bit distracted. But I am going to do another catch up post either this week or Wednesday… Read more

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  • It’s Okay Being Just Okay

    August 13, 2020 by

    Soapbox Warning!! If you’re not in for a rant don’t read. Ya know I love blogging and watching YouTube videos. But sometimes it gets kinda irritating. It comes to some place where I feel like the pressure of, “You should listen to me because I have a YouTube channel and am therefore know more about… Read more

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  • General Check-in

    July 16, 2020 by

    How is everybody doing? I feel like life around here has been rather regular the last couple of weeks. No big splashes, except in the lake water. And no exciting nanny related events worth writing a blog post about. Not that I’m complaining! This summer full of hot, water logged days have been glorious. Lake… Read more

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  • The Over-hydration of Curls

    July 1, 2020 by

    It’s been almost a month since I started on my next stage of curly hair-ness. And since then I have been living at a vacation home next to a lake. And since lake life seems to be in my blood(in other words I love it and could easily do it for the rest of my… Read more

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  • Book Review: Imagine a Forest

    June 19, 2020 by

    Another possible title for this post could have been “Shout-out Book of the Month: Imagine a Forest”. If y’all follow me on Instagram(which you should be doing by the way) then you saw my post about dabbling into the realm of Folk Art painting. I know, I know I don’t need another hobby. What with… Read more

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  • Beside the Lake

    June 17, 2020 by

    For the next two months the family I work for will be beside a lake, enjoying the sun and the wildlife. It’s a new experience for us all and has been a bit stressful. But now that we have been here a week I’m praying things will settle down. In approaching this new experience as… Read more

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  • Summer Style Review

    June 11, 2020 by

    The family I work for is staying at a lake house this summer. Which basically translates to me being outside and in the water 24/7. Since I will probably be wearing my swimsuit like a second skin for two months I decided I wanted to purchase several sun dresses that I could just drape over… Read more

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  • May 2020 Media Favs

    June 4, 2020 by

    I’m so behind with posts- My apologizes but here is a quick run down of what I have been loving this month. Tv Shows/Series The Mentalist- Sometimes I do think it’s sad how many TV shows I haven’t seen and other times I don’t. (lol) I very rarely watch a show when it’s coming out… Read more

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  • My Curly Hair Journey

    June 3, 2020 by

    Both a blessing and a curse is the girl, who has curly hair! (Though I’m sure this can be said of every hair type) It was many years ago- I think I was either 19 or 20- when I finally accepted that my hair was curly and would never be straight. To be exact my… Read more

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  • Coffee Traveling Kit

    May 21, 2020 by

    Oh to be traveling again! Hopefully soon things will be lifted enough to allow adventures to continue. But until then here is a coffee kit I put together for my future travels. I think it’s safe to say I have become a coffee snob. I like my chosen roaster(Colectivo based here in Milwaukee) my pour… Read more

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  • Buying Local

    May 20, 2020 by

    A Response to Lockdown Wisconsin has been lifted from quarantine for little over a week and let me just say it is wonderful to be “free”. The process leading to our freedom(which was hard fought) is a post in and of itself, which I won’t cover here. And no matter what your view on the… Read more

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  • Stitch Fix: April 2020

    May 14, 2020 by

    Hello everybody! I wasn’t sure I was even going to write this post. I was that disappointed with this month’s box. Out of the four or five boxes I have received from Stitch Fix this is the first dud. So I guess that’s not an awful track record. I’m going to give them another try… Read more

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  • People of the Trees Prt.3

    May 7, 2020 by

    Chapter Five Serene and Traek had long ago left the fire ravaged woods for the thriving and living forest. Birds chirped high above them. Their colorful feathers only visible for an instant before they darted back into the leaves. Over yonder a squirrel chattered none stop to his neighbors, and somewhere else a dove cooed.… Read more

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  • Monthly Media Favs April 2020

    April 30, 2020 by

    Hello guys! Here’s what I have been wasting my time on(lol) this month. Enjoy! TV Show/Series 48 Hours- My sister and I have been watching an episode a night and have almost got through one whole season. On to the next season! The Last Kingdom- I think it was last month when I talked about… Read more

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  • Where Did Ya Go?

    April 24, 2020 by

    Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for my prolonged absence from the blogging scene. I got a little unmotivated and decided it would be totally okay to take a week or so off just to regroup. I am totally doing fine and I hope you all are too. I plan to get back on track with… Read more

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  • Mansfield Park: Dream Cast

    April 17, 2020 by

    With the wonderful adaptions of Little Women and Emma that have come out recently, my mind has once again turned towards my favorite Jane Austin novel Mansfield Park. I believe(and I think few would disagree with me when I say) that it is the only(or at least one of the few) Austin novels that has… Read more

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  • What I’ve Been Eating

    April 15, 2020 by

    Basically this post is just an excuse to take pictures of my food. I hate following the fad of constantly posting pics of food on my instagram(which you can follow above and which let’s be honest I have been posting quite a few pics of food on) So I decided to make this post in… Read more

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  • My Pinterest Home

    April 10, 2020 by

    In the same vein of my mood boards, I have made a dream house board on my Pinterest account. It has been a fun little distraction with all this extra time. I hope you enjoy the pretty pictures as much as I do! So basically the Bennet home from the 2005 Pride and Prejudice. I’d… Read more

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  • If My Life Was a Playlist

    April 9, 2020 by

    So I thought of this idea the other day and thought it could be a fun post. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to condense my life into a playlist. Probably should have seen that coming, but whatever. Anyway I set strict parameters for myself, so I didn’t over think this assignment. I… Read more

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  • Monthly Media Favs: March 2020

    April 3, 2020 by

    Hello everyone! Hope you are happy and healthy. This month’s media favs is gonna be a bit extensive, which is to be expected when one is stuck inside. I hope you enjoy! TV Shows/Series A Letter for the King- Let me first state that I have never read the book this show was based of… Read more

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  • Working as a Team

    April 2, 2020 by

    Being a nanny(as previously covered here) requires one to have great communication skills and the ability to work well with a team while also being a self started, who can still accomplish goals on your own. You will normally find the above listed skills in almost any ad in some form or another. I am… Read more

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  • The Art of Paper Dollhouses

    April 1, 2020 by

    I just made paper dollhouses for the kiddos. And we had a blast creating our houses and families. Did any of you make paper doll houses? For the uneducated a paper dollhouse is normally created by taking/making a binder and then cutting out furniture, decor and sometimes even people from magazines. Or if one is… Read more

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  • Introverts and Social Distancing

    March 27, 2020 by

    I read a meme somewhere… I think on FB that stated something to the affect of, “You know you’re an introvert when social distancing becomes a thing and you change zero things in your life.” It’s sad, but true. Now I am not enjoying all the worry and sickness that’s causing this social distancing, but… Read more

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  • What I Would Have Worn to New Orleans

    March 26, 2020 by

    With everything that is going on in the world it’s no great shock that my sister’s birthday, girls only trip to New Orleans has been canceled. Which is of course major bum city, but also wise. Since we don’t want to get sick and certainly don’t want anyone else to get sick because of us.… Read more

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  • People of the Trees Prt. 2

    March 20, 2020 by

    So I started releasing an old story of mine… a year ago… I think… ??? (Here’s the first two chapters) Anyway I thought since we’re all kinda slowing down and stuck in place you guys might enjoy a brief distraction. (Please judge this sampling with some grace as I wrote this when I fifteen) Anyhoo… Read more

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  • What to do with the Kids?

    March 19, 2020 by

    Well we’re stuck inside, or at least within the confides of our lawns. For the most part. I mean if the weather is nice enough you can still go on walks, until they tell us the virus is spread by air… Perish the thought. If you’re like most people than you have been informed that… Read more

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  • The Coronavirus: The Month the World Ended

    March 18, 2020 by

    Something tell the great grandkids… Let me first say I am not a medical expert, or some survival guru. At this point the Covid-19 emergency has pretty much touched everyone’s lives. (Unless you are a survival guru, who lives out in the middle of no where and has been planning /preparing for this kinda of… Read more

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  • Nannying When Parents on Vacation

    March 13, 2020 by

    Man it is has been an age since I did a “nanny”’ themed post! I mean it is the whole premise behind my blog- Geez! Oh well better late than never. In this post I wanted to give a crash course to my fellow nannies, you aspiring nannies and those of you who are just… Read more

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  • What’s in My Book Bag?

    March 12, 2020 by

    I think a better question is what isn’t in my book bag. Over the course of last summer I took to carrying a book bag instead of trying to stuff everything into my purse. And at first that’s all I’d carry around. But summer turned to fall and I found in addition to these items… Read more

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  • Major Closet Clean Out

    March 11, 2020 by

    Ah spring! I feel you coming and recognize your windy presence with a full heart. What is it about this time of year that makes you want to run and smile and throw all your possessions away? Maybe it’s the idea of new beginnings and throwing off the chains of the old. Maybe it’s because… Read more

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  • Book Review: Lift Like A Girl

    March 6, 2020 by

    Every once and a while a book is so good I think it deserves a whole post! I mentioned this book on last month’s media Favs and it will be listed on this month’s as well. It’s that good. If you read my gym post last month than you know I have decided to finally… Read more

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  • Stitch Fix: March 2020 Unboxing

    March 5, 2020 by

    It’s already time for another Stitch Fix Unboxing? Dang time is flying! It is remarkable how as a child, time just used to creep by and all you wanted it to do was rush past all the boring school days and be summer already! I know a lot of you hate winter, but I don’t.… Read more

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  • Monthy Media Favs February 2020

    February 28, 2020 by

    TV Shows/Series I haven’t been watching any shows this month. Unless you call rewatching Kim Possible a worthy mention? I am such a kid. Movies Light of Life- This movie was recommended to me by a friend and it was not bad. The father/daughter relationship makes the film and Casey Affleck(who is one of my… Read more

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  • Getting a Gym Membership for the 1st Time

    February 21, 2020 by

    Am I crazy? So I have never ever had a gym membership before. Growing up my physical activity consisted of swimming and walking a lot. Like everyday for hours. I lived at the public pool and though I have never been a speedy swimmer, my talent laid in sheer endurance. When my siblings got out… Read more

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  • My Sister Moving In

    February 19, 2020 by

    My younger sister and I are asked all the time whether or not we’re twins. And though there is a year and half between us, we are told we look so similar. We find this hilarious since we think we look nothing a like. I have blonde hair and blue eyes, her hair is a… Read more

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  • Yes I’m Still Single

    February 14, 2020 by

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! It seems like only yesterday I wrote my Valentine’s Day post about being single and yet a year has past and I’m in the same boat. Though my thoughts on my single-ness haven’t really changed since then. I mean I guess I am like everyone who is single(well maybe not everyone)… Read more

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  • My Thoughts on Nannying for 2 yrs.

    February 13, 2020 by

    It’s crazy to think about, but it’s been two years since I started this incredible journey. Two years since my childhood dreams started coming true and doors started opening. Even now when I think back to how everything started and came about, I think, “This is totally a God thing.” All the things that could… Read more

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  • Stitch Fix:Unboxing February

    February 12, 2020 by

    Be Picky with your clothes, friends and time… Yay! I’m back. It has been a bit crazy here. My younger sister moved in with me and is working temporarily for the family I work for in order to help out with the crazy that goes on here. However a week in she caught the stomach… Read more

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  • Monthly Media Favs January 2020

    January 30, 2020 by

    Can you believe the first month of the year is over?? It just flew by waving it’s snowy, icy hand(at least in Wisconsin) and has been replaced by more ice and snow. I personally love the winter(gives you an actual excuse to stay inside) but then again my commute consists of ten steps from the… Read more

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  • What’s Up with the Blog 2020?

    January 29, 2020 by

    I debated with doing this post. Will they actually care about my plans for the blog 2020? In the end I decided since I am such a goal oriented person and love making lists and then checking things off my list that this post would be fun to make if nothing else. (Sorry my loyal… Read more

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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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  • Denman Styling Brush Review

    September 24, 2020 by

    As a curly girl with thin, frizz prone hair life of getting your hair to look the same voluminous, lush self day in and day out is a chore. So when I learned of this styling tool specifically designed for such hair I was ecstatic! Imagine a brush that helps create uniform, frizz free spirals.… Read more

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