Well, it has been a while since I’ve done a Top Five Tuesday. I don’t know how people come up with weekly TFT! JEEZ! Let’s begin, shall we?

It seems like the word of the decade is MINDFULNESS. It is everywhere- books, Youtube, Yoga class etc. MINDFULNESS can apply to so many aspects in one’s life! This year I have been reflecting a lot on finances. I’ve set some pretty tough financial goals for myself so I have to be mindful of certain things in order to achieve the goals. Much like the rest of America, I have certain retail weaknesses – Starbucks, clothes, stationary or pretty much anything at Hobby Lobby. So in my Happy Planner I have inserted a little unofficial manifesto to remind myself to save money. Here are my top 5 –

  1. Reading, writing and learning are all FREE (and will enrich your life!)
  2. Rearrange or repurpose. Don’t buy new.
  3. Look around – you have so much already.
  4. You have everything you NEED (most consider WANT over NEED tisk tisk)
  5. Saving money feels better than buying something.

So there it is. Below is a modified version (mine has some more personal items) which you can save to your computer and print. It should fit into a classic size Happy Planner or you can just post it somewhere in your office!

“Who Do You Take After?”

I bet you’ve been asked this question a few times in your life, right? I’d say I take after both my parents. My mother however, is where I get my childlike nature. Although we are responsible adults, we like to have fun and we take delight in many simple things like – Disney films. Mom loves the waltzes and the gowns and I like the music, the animation and of course dreams coming true.

Mom recently hit a milestone birthday (can’t tell which, sorry) and I thought this would be the perfect excuse for a Disney Princess birthday. We are by no means extreme (no princess party hats or sashes here). Rather, I used my resources and made up simple items dreamt up by a little thing called imagination….well…and the INTERNET. Thanks to my husband who made the cupcakes while I did the easy part of designing and cutting out papers!
So much fun! Hope she liked it!

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) cupcakes
Belle from Beauty & the Beast


Cupcakes galore.

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