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Keep Track of Important Info About Your Pen Pal (& A Free Download!)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Snail mail has always been an interest of mine and I have been writing to pen pals regularly since 2012. You would think that I would have a great organizational method worked out by now, right? 

Nope! I'm just as disorganized as ever.

But hopefully that's about to change.  Because last night I was having a quiet evening in (me and netflix are very close, you know) and took the time to create The Pen Pal Tracker.

The Pen Pal Tracker is a little sheet that you can download, print out, and exchange with your pen pal.  It has places to track all of their important information like their name, their birthday, and other things you might like to know.

See below.


I'm hosting the file in my Google Drive account so to download The Pen Pal Tracker you can either click the link in the top right hand corner of the image or click here.

Questions?  Concerns?  Have your own way of tracking your pen pal's most important information?  Let me know in the comments.  I love hearing about other people's organizational methods. :)

Take care,

Things That Make Me Happy

1. I have a 3 day weekend!
2. This morning I put chicken, salsa, corn, and black beans in the crockpot so that we can have salsa chicken for dinner.  We'll probably make burritos or salads or something.
3. I get to go shopping this weekend because I have a job interview on Monday.  I'm looking for a new dress shirt and pair of slacks so that I can make a new impression.
4. I'm still smiling from my date the other night.
5. Since I have the day off today, I'm going to plan some more of The Amelia Chronicles.  I want to publish book 4 soon.

Take care,

Marian's Blog Recommendations

For as long as I've been blogging (on various platforms since 2012) I've enjoyed reading blogs for even longer.  I always enjoy looking at other people's blogrolls or reading lists and so I thought I would share a list of some of the blogs that I am currently enjoy reading.

Maybe you can find some new blogs to read and enjoy!


this moxy


A Peachy Keen Day

Nicole's Journal

Letters in November

Jessica Slaughter

Mostly Morgan

Just a Girl and her Blog

What have you been reading lately?

Take care,

So Cool Sneakers!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


I'm looking for a new pair of sneakers because the cute plaid keds that I've been wearing since my sophomore year of college are almost dead.  I wore them to the beach and got a lot of sand in them and even though I tried to clean them up, they're not looking too good.

I'm thinking I might try to replace them with a black pair of sneakers because of the versatility.  I like shoes that go with a lot of different things.  Which pair is your favorite?

Take care,

Things That Make Me Happy

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

1.  I follow a lot of golden retriever instagram accounts because I love looking at pictures of puppies.  They're so cute.  My favorite is The Golden Finn.
2.  Yesterday I found out that I got nominated for the Spirit of Care Award with Hilton at work!  I'm so flattered.  I didn't win but everyone was congratulating me because it's super cool to even just get nominated.  I got a $50 gift card for dinner & a movie!
3.  Pat's going to come over for dinner tonight and I'm excited for my Mom to meet him.  I think it's going to be my Mom, Carter, Alexis, Pat and I.  It's spaghetti night.
4.  Last night I went to Tellus360 with Orlando and Frida.  We had sandwiches and drinks for dinner and then watched Lancaster Story Slam.  It was a really good time and I hope I can go again next month.

What makes you happy today?

Take care,

Things That Make Me Happy

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

1.  Going to dollar pizza night at Uncommon with Mom and Carter last night.
2.  Cuddling in my bed and watching Shameless on Netflix.
3.  Working the 7-3 shift at work.
4.  My potential mini golf date which is happening this week.
5.  The fact that I'm using one of my PTO days to have a 3 day weekend.
6.  Seeing progress in my blog stats over the past couple of days.
7. The fact that this post has been pinned to 1.6 boards on Pinterest.  How cool is that?

What are you happy about right now?

Take care,

Dialogue Prompt #8

Monday, July 25, 2016

I think we all have the Grandparent who says wildly innapropriate things, right?

Take care,
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