All The Ways I’m A January Cliche

New year, new me! Starting fresh, new page! First chapter in my next 12 chapter book!

It’s Monday, and I had 4.5 hours of sleep last night, but I took Kendall to school on time this morning, after making him a hot breakfast, and I consumed a pot of coffee WITH NO SUGAR OR CREAMER.

Oh yeah, 2015. I’m in an ass-kicking mood. I am a changed person. I am going to be healthier and organized and I am going to TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

I am… a January cliche.

1. It started on the 1st, when I ordered a new planner. Now, since 2014 me was such a procrastinator, and put off doing this until 2015, my selections were very limited. It’s like these companies think people actually plan ahead, or something.

Luckily, I found a Day Designer in stock and ordered it with expedited shipping. It’s still not here, so I won’t be able to take over the world just yet. But soon. Soon!


This pretty is on it’s way to me, via

I had an Erin Condren last year, and it’s a great planner, but I wanted an entire page a day. I thought I’d get an Emily Ley planner, but they were out of stock. Then I thought I’d get a Passion Planner, but again, out of stock. Super, duper excited about the Day Designer, though.

2. Organizing stuff, and stuff.

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I even caught up on laundry. Mostly. And Lowell is back in cloth diapers for the first time in… a long time.


Hey guess what? That food bandwagon every person you’re friends with on social media is on? I’m on there, too! It’s a party! Except with no booze or sugar.

Like, none.

Today is day one, so obviously this still feels shiny new and adventurous to me. Got a new coffee mug to celebrate all the coffee I’m going to drink sans fancy creamer and junk. Mixed mine with coconut milk (the delicious kind from a can) and a little 100% cocoa powder. Not terrible.

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Currently Β guzzling Topo Chico, pinning recipes for Whole 30 compliant bloody mary mocktails.

4. Make this house a home! We’re painting and unpacking again, after a holiday hiatus. Kendall’s room is nearly done…

Well, at least that wall’s done. 24 hours later. Paint by #Behr- Sterling (gray) and Deep Blue Sea (blue)

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Now, stay tuned for February’s blog post on new year burnout, forgotten resolutions, and blank pages in expensive day planners.

I mean, we all know I suck at sticking with anything like this. 12 in 2012, anyone??? LOLOLOLOL.

  • Kat - Our posts are cracking me up because just like you I have decided I can do ALL the things this year…but unlike you I ended my post with a line about how at least I’m not crazy enough to try the Whole30 thing.

    But it looks like you are.

    God be with you. I’ll be watching. πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

    • Jill - I’m 4 days in, and I think you have made wise choices.ReplyCancel

  • amy - Oh my gosh…I think you inspired me to do 12 in 12. Epic fail! I mean, whats better than 1 resolution? 12 “nonresolutions”. I will be checking out those planners though!ReplyCancel

  • Christa - We’re practically planner twins EXCEPT I got the Emily Ley πŸ˜‰ I *used* to have an Erin Corden but wanted a daily. I also looked at the Whitney English Day planner!ReplyCancel

  • Baby Rabies | Decision Fatigue- That Make So Much Sense! - […] Oh yeah, I’m still on the January Cliche high. […]ReplyCancel

  • Nicole at Mommy Moxie - I too just started Whole30 (which I blame on Diana Stone) and have discovered that the flavored Addison Coffee that Central Market carries is DIVINE. I made a pot of the toasted almond creme with the coconut milk/coconut oil “creamer” and it’s actually good! Coming from someone whose favorite Starbucks drink is a salted caramel mocha, that says something πŸ˜‰

    (and I’m a January cliche too. Every darn year. I’m already behind lol)ReplyCancel

    • Jill - Oh!! Well, I think I’m going to have to go get some of that. Thanks for the tip!ReplyCancel

  • Kaylie - All these planners with goals and inspirational quotes make me be all “don’t tell me how to live my life! I do what I want!” I need a simple planner that isn’t trying to make me a better person.ReplyCancel

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