Monthly Media Favs: March 2020

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 […]

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Working as a Team

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 […]

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The Art of Paper Dollhouses

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 […]

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Introverts and Social Distancing

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 […]

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What I Would Have Worn to New Orleans

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. […]

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People of the Trees Prt. 2

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 […]

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What to do with the Kids?

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 […]

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The Coronavirus: The Month the World Ended

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 […]

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Nannying When Parents on Vacation

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 […]

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What’s in My Book Bag?

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 […]

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Major Closet Clean Out

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 […]

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Book Review: Lift Like A Girl

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 […]

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Stitch Fix: March 2020 Unboxing

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. […]

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Monthy Media Favs February 2020

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 […]

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Getting a Gym Membership for the 1st Time

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 […]

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My Sister Moving In

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 […]

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Yes I’m Still Single

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) […]

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My Thoughts on Nannying for 2 yrs.

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 […]

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Stitch Fix:Unboxing February

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 […]

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Monthly Media Favs January 2020

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 […]

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What’s Up with the Blog 2020?

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 […]

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Art Journaling

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 […]

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Needle Art

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 […]

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New Hobbies

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 […]

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Trying Stitch Fix

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 […]

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Another Year in the Tank

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 […]

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Book List 2020

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 […]

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Windowsill Garden Tour 2020

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 […]

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Closing Thoughts on 2019

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 […]

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Christmas Diary 2019

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 […]

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Monthly Media: Christmas Edition

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 […]

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No Place Like Home for the Holidays

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 […]

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Mary Poppins at Christmas

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 […]

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Christmas Top Ten: Forever Young

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 […]

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Christmas Top Ten: Eighteen&Below

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 […]

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The Great Chicken Rescue

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 […]

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Christmas Top Ten: 10 yrs.&Under

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 […]

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Christmas Top Ten: 3yrs Old&Under

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. […]

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Monthy Media Favs

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 […]

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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

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 […]

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What I’m packing for a Weekend in North Carolina

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 […]

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My Kind of Travel

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 […]

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Top Ten Kids Christmas Gifts: 2019 Edition

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 […]

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25 Before 25

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 […]

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A Walk in Wonderland

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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DIY Closet Halloween Costume

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 […]

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Monthy Media Favs October 2019

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… […]

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