• Lifestyle,  Planning

    An Uncertain Future and Facing New Challenges

    Hello there, friends. Today, I’m mellowing out a little bit and talking about uncertainty.  This is something I know we all deal with.  Personally, I feel like I’ve been dealing with uncertainty a lot lately. Ryan gets out of the Air Force in May and he’s looking for a new job, in a new state.  We’ve got a baby coming in August and we don’t know where we’ll be living yet.  The little boy that I interpret for just got moved to a new school.  Because of that, I’m in the midst of figuring out what I’m doing with work until my next assignment starts in March.  In general, there’s…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning

    My Birth Control Experience: #thxbirthcontrol & The National Campaign

    Hey guys!  Today, I’m posting something totally different. As per the title, today I wanted to share my birth control experience. I had seen a couple of videos like this on YouTube but I haven’t actually read any blog posts about it.  The videos I watched had me wanting to share my own experience with birth control and where I’m at now in that journey. When I went to BlogHer17 last June, in our swag bags we all received a shirt from the National Campaign and I became curious.  I learned out their advocacy for birth control, having the right to chose when and when not to get pregnant and…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning,  Self

    Going Back to School + My Online Learning Essentials

    Happy Monday, friends! *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. I’m so sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve posted.  It’s been a really wild two weeks or so.  If you follow me on Instagram (find me here @ohhappyhotalings) you probably saw that we were out in California for a few days.  Ryan was taking a test for a job opportunity out there and since my student is on vacation we figured I’d tag along and see California too!  But the time…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning

    How I Use My Planner for Multiple Purposes

    Happy Monday Morning! *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. I’m not sure about you, but personally, I’m obsessed with my paper planner.  I’ve had a serious love for paper planners for a very long time and I’ve gone through my fair share of various paper planners.  I’ve purchased a wide range of planners over the years.  I’ve purchased the bare minimum you find at a Walmart of Target for less than $10 all the way up to a very sought after paper…

  • Lifestyle,  Planning

    Quarterly Goals: 4th Quarter…already??

    Happy last day of September, you guys! Where did this month go? Anyone else wonder why times goes by so fast as an adult? I’d love to know why that happens. Anyway…in light of tomorrow being the start of the 4th quarter, I wanted to get a jump on things and lay out my goals for this final quarter of the year.  I’m just going to jump right into it because if you’ve been here for a while and you’ve seen my 2nd quarter and 3rd quarter goals, you know how this goes… Work/Blog Goals Stay ahead of posts for this quarter and continue posting twice every week. Keep consistent…