This and That

Happy Saturday! I thought I would check in today (its been a while, I know) and give you a little hodgepodge of a post. I’ve had lots of good stuff going on lately … aside from the rainy/cold Florida weather of course.

1. First of all let me say that its SO NICE to be home for an extended period of time. After getting home from California earlier in the month we have been settling back in to our routine and focusing on returning to some healthy habits. And I love it! My “nest” is my sanctuary :-)

2. January has been busy – but with all good things. Here’s a shot of my planner for January. Can you believe the month is almost over and we are headed towards Valentines Day already!


If you can see some of the detail here you can see that I managed to get in some weight training along with some awesome yoga. If you can make out the “Y’s” those are yoga days. Also, this month I got to see TWO master teachers here in town. Doug Swenson and Bryan Kest. Both of these guys I have been lucky enough to see before and both are TOTALLY worth seeing again. Additionally, I started up another 200+hour teacher training program that I am super excited about. My first Teacher Training was awesome and I loved every single minute of it – my dear friend and teacher, Mary Kay Berg ( provided knowledge, love and inspiration beyond my expectations. And now I am starting another 8 month program with Tymi Howard from Guruv Yoga ( and I know this program will enhance my already strong foundation tremendously. I love Tymi and respect her practice and her loving and dedicated spirit so much.

Can you spot me in the photo below…?




and take a look at Bryan Kest – yup -he’s a hottie!



3. I got these neat orchids  for my guest bathroom. They are air plants so they do quite well in the moist environment of the bathroom. This little bath needed some “life” – so I think my 2 orchids are perfect.


PLease pray I can keep them alive!

Please pray I can keep them alive!


4. Getting ready for Valentines Day!


Speaking of Valentines Day – here is a fun little FREE Printable for you. Some adorable coupons you can use as gift ideas for those special people you want to celebrate on Valentines Day. Fill them out for a free hug/trip to the movies/special date night out (or in:-)), etc – get creative and add them to another small gift like a chocolate bar/flowers/balloons. They’re just a little something fun to help you celebrate and share the love. Hope you enjoy them!




Oh, and remember if you have not gotten your 2014 Keeping it Together Planner yet they are now on sale for $50.00. Since January is already “in the books” as they say we reduced the price by 10%.


To purchase click on a link below:

Thats all for now – hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo – Jessica




Keeping it Together – now on Sale!

Keeping it Together - A Girl's Guide to Living Life to the Fullest!

Keeping it Together – A Girl’s Guide to Living Life to the Fullest!

Okay – so we are closing out the month of January and its time to reassess….

??? Are you sticking to any New Years Resolutions you set?

??? How about your “” – if you picked one – how’s that going?

??? Did you never fully commit to any method of organization for this year?

??? Have you still not started a daily gratitude practice?

??? Maybe you bought a calendar and/or a journal but now that you’ve used it for a month you find it lacking in some important way?

Depending on your answers above maybe you want to reconsider purchasing a 2014 Keeping it Together Daily Planner? What better way to get on track (or stay on track) than a planner that incorporates the elements of organization, physical fitness, meal planning/nutrition tracking, kindness and gratitude all in one beautiful and uplifting spot. Check out some photos and comments below.

Here are just a few photos of the planner ….


So many fun extras are included!!

So many fun extras are included!!





And a few of the wonderful comments we’ve received….

 From Courtney:

Perfect planner for keeping up with my busy life! Full time nurse, part time grad student, and in training for a mini marathon. Love the daily quotes and fit and fab tips! Very surprised at how fast the shipping was, had it the next day! Love it!

From Brooke:

Have told everyone about it!! Love it

From Sydney:

I have never loved using planners but I am addicted to this one! There is plenty of space to write all of my tasks and it is put together wonderfully. I will definitely be purchasing one next year!

From Anonymous:

Amazing planner! I am shocked by the details, vibrant colors, and info to make 2014 a wonderful year. Thank you so much

And now for the BEST part – since we are already one month into the year we are REDUCING THE PRICE to $50.00! A 10% savings that is well worth it! Click on any of the links below to purchase – we ship FAST – so you won’t miss but 2-3 more days of being less than your 100% fabulous self!

Happy New Year Freebie!

Hello Everyone! Hope your New Year is off to a Fabulous start! I’m checking in quickly today with a helpful freebie for you. This Calendar Card will be really useful for tracking all of your important dates so that you can transfer them from your 2013 calendar to your new 2014 Keeping it Together Planner! I hope you like it.

I’ll be back next week after we settle in from our California trip. We are very excited to go and see the Seminoles play!


Checking in with Holiday Cheer!

Hello all you busy elves! I know most of you are running around spreading holiday cheer (i.e.: money!) like me. Kudos to those of you who are DONE and sitting at home with a warm mug of hot chocolate, watching Christmas Vacation. Actually, its not as bad as it sounds – I’m in good shape over here. Most of my buying, wrapping and delivering is done and now I’m focusing on my menu for Christmas Day. That and getting my house in order are my two BIG tasks left. Otherwise, we have been making time for some family fun. Watching classic holiday movies at home, decorating holiday cookies and getting out to see the lights. My 9 year old has even been “letting” me read her Christmas books at night – a bedtime tradition she has given up in her “old age” but I’m so thankful she’s indulging me as of late. The snuggle time while we read is the BEST and I cherish it.

Despite being busy this week has been a great one for me. Today, for example, I got the nicest gift from one of my yoga students and friends. It was a beautiful gift set from Aveda and a super-neato Zen Board. As I’ve mentioned before I love Aveda – the products and company philosophy align with my interests so well and this gift set has all the best of the best! I got bath salts, body polish (really love!), shower gel, body lotion (also a love!) and foot relief lotion too! All packaged in a beautiful (recycled) box. :-)





Then, if that was not gift enough – I also got this uber-cool Zen Board. The idea is that you use the water and brush to “write” or “draw” your thoughts/intentions/gratefuls/etc on the board. They are visible for a short time and they disappear as the water dries. It came with a neat easel as well for displaying. Its a great tool to use in conjunction with a daily intention practice and its also very calming and makes for a nice restorative/meditative break during the day. This was also an Aveda product – one I’ve never seen before. I feel so special!

Beautiful and Serene at the same time

Beautiful and Serene at the same time



For those of you with young ones – I went with my daughter and some friends to see Frozen on Sunday. It was fantastic. Really, really cute – my girlfriend and I enjoyed it as much as the kiddos. If your looking for something fun to do this weekend I highly recommend it. My favorite – Olaf – the talking snowman. If everyone had this guys outlook on life the world would be one happy place for sure!!



Speaking of fun – check out our decorated gingerbread cookies!  I’m thinking they are too cute to eat!


And have ya’ll seen these little melting snowman things? Just a little tiny toy – sort of like play-doh meets silly putty. You shape your snowman, add all his little body parts and then watch him melt…. Silly and simple but fun!

Sure is hot here in Florida!

Sure is hot here in Florida!


I’ll end with a story – I would love to get some feedback on this one…..

Hannah and I went to the mall last weekend (we’re crazy, right!). While shopping at one of our favorite stores, Anthropologie I let Hannah wait in line for checkout while I ran back to get “one more thing”. I was only gone about 90 seconds… when I returned there was a guy standing behind her. She was about the 5th person in line and then he made the 6th lets say. Anyway when I walked up and joined her he started to grumble something to the effect of “whats going on here?”. I turned and replied that I had left my daughter in line while I picked up another item. Now, full disclosure, although she was clearly standing right where I left her she had turned her attention to some jewelry on a nearby table. Maybe she didn’t look very much like she was waiting? But – she was there and I explained that to him. He clearly was not happy despite my explanation and when I turned back around I could still hear him mumbling so I turned back around a second time and politely offered for him to go ahead of us. I said please – ” be my guest, its no big deal – go before us”. He declined but STILL was grumbly… Should I have done something else? Was I wrong to let her hold our place in line? Please tell me if this was out of line!?!?

Anyhoo – hope your week is going great as well. Lets all try and find some time to savor the season and our families. Being with our loved ones is a GIFT I know we all treasure!