2014 Planner

I know it’s taken a long time to get here, but I personally think the wait was worth it! Check out my new planner!2014 Planner Blank

2014 planner Hope


I printed mine at Staples on Off-White Paper and it is absolutely gorgeous! (And on $15!!!!)


My Phone Backgrounds

I love my phone, and I change my background pretty often. I also love quotes, but there aren’t always quotes out there that both look good, and have a good message, so this is what I have for you today, SOME NOW PHONE BACKGROUNDS! Let me know what you think!

P.S. My next project will be computer backgrounds in the same style, so keep an eye out!

Proverbs 4:23 Psalm 62:1-2 Micah 6:8 Galatians 6:9 Proverbs 31:26 Isaiah 40:8 Psalm 116:2 1 Thess 5:17 Psalm 71:14 Faithful Psalm 37:4 Isaiah 66:9 Exodus 14:14 Come Thou Fount Psalm 45:11 Eleanor Roosevelt Psalm 150:6 Charles Spurgeon Dr.Seuss C.S. Lewis Slide21 Today I choose Joy Corrie Ten Boom Louie Giglio Worship Is Passionate Life is Good, Eternal Life is Better In Christ Alone Don't be anxious Did You Think to Pray? I Might not be perfect

My Cute Binder Covers

I know it has been a long time since my last post, but I have been a little bit busy. I got a job at Hobby Lobby (YAY!) I wasn’t really expecting to get a job this early, but I did, and that’s great! Along with that I have moved into my dorm room (it just makes since, otherwise I would have a commute of over an hour).

Other than all of that, I am also gearing up for school starting in just a few weeks. So, something most people around me know is that back to school time is my absolute favorite time of year. I LOVE school supplies. Pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, folders, post-its, all of it! I go gaga! So my most recent creations are binder covers. I like my binders to be both cute and practical. (Note the patterns are not mine, I got them from Vera Bradley and Lilly Pulitzer.) I hope you like them, and let me know what you think!

NOTE: I will also be coming out with a version with a scalloped circle, so keep an eye out.

To write in whatever title you want, after saving the jpeg, open in Picasa (or gimp or any other photo editing software) and use some fun fonts! P.S. There are TONS of cute free fonts out there, so go download some to use in this project!

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Menu Planner #2

So, thanks to one of my wonderful readers, I have made a new version of my menu planners. I think these are super cute, and would be great to laminate a use wet/dry erase markers with (Angela’s idea) to be more green! Let me know what you think!

Slide3 Slide6Menu planners Landscape    Menu Planners Portrait

I have included black and white versions, and different styles, so check out the PDF’s above and enjoy!

You can see my previous post on meal planning here: https://happilyhope.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/menu-planning/

Check it out!

My Dorm Cleaning Schedule

So, I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted, but it’s summer time and I have been traveling like a mad woman! However, I am finally home and have time to continue working towards moving to college in the fall.

I’ve see a lot of different cleaning lists out there, but I have’t found one that I LOVED for college. So, I put together a few different lists, and came up with this one:

Dorm CleaningSo, at my school, we can’t have microwaves or anything in our rooms, only a hot water pot, which is why I don’t have cleaning kitchen appliances on my list. I hope this helps all you guys going to college in the Fall! (I know I am more likely to clean if I have a plan!)

My Favorite Breakfast Food!

Have you seen these “Egg cups” on Pinterest?

Egg Cups

it’s okay if you haven’t, because you are about to hear all about them. I love these so much. They are easy to do for a large group, and are seriously delicious. They also make for SUPER easy breakfast sandwiches. As an extra bonus, they are only 100 calories each! If you haven’t decided to try them by now, I don’t know what to say to convince you. I make it a little differently than Lindsay over at thesimpledelights.com (but props to her for posting the idea!)

Egg Cups (for 12)


  • 12 Eggs
  • 12 Slices of Thin Deli Ham (or any lunch meat) [could even use bacon or cooked sausage]
  • 1/2 c. Shredded Cheese (I just use whatever we have around the house, it’s usually Colby jack or Mexican blend)
  • Cajun Seasoning (or Salt and Pepper)
  • Veggies


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F, and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Lay one slice of meat in each hole (don’t worry about trying to make it perfect, once you fill them, they will conform to the muffin holes).
  3. Add in any veggies you might want (I choose not to, but if you like tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and cooked spinach, you might add those.
  4. Crack one egg into each muffin tin, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning (I use this instead of plain salt and pepper because it has more flavor) and top with cheese.
  5. Bake the eggs for about 14 minutes (you’re looking for the white and yolk to be done, but not hard)
  6. Remove from pan and enjoy!

NOTE: These can be both frozen and refrigerated for later use. I am not sure how long they last in either place because they never last long enough for me to see if they go bad!

I hope you love it! Let me know if you have any tips!


Watercolor Maps

So, we have established that I seriously LOVE Pinterest. As of today, I have 98 boards, and 7,848 pins. Needless to say, I have come across some really cool pins, one of the coolest being a website where you can turn maps into watercolor or black and white drawings! It’s super cool, so I put in some places that I love, downloaded the images, and added a title in Picasa (from Google, it’s free photo-editing software) I hope you check this site out!


New York Watercolor Map

isn’t that just the coolest thing? Admittedly, some places look much better than others. For example, the town below is no where near as interesting as New York:


but most places tend to look a little more like this:



Menu Planning

So, I’m starting to become more independent now as I am moving out. One of the best organization tools I found was from my sister, and it was the way she planned her meals for the whole week. It kept her and her family from unnecessarily spending money going out to eat, and helped them to eat healthier.

After I saw her’s, I decided to make my own, just the way I wanted. You can divide the four columns into meat/dairy, frozen, fresh, and pantry, or just make one long run-on list.

Obviously, the boxes at the top are for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the week. I hope this helps you stay organized and stay on track with your healthy eating!

Menu Planner 2

Menu Planner 2

Dorm Room Decor

So, I am moving into the dorms at my college in the fall, and I could not be more excited. As a college student, I don’t have a lot of money to spend on decor, but I can make these neat posters on my computer and print them out! So, see if you can figure out my dorm colors from what you see below (it shouldn’t be too hard!)

My Dorm Colors Trust the Lord Let all that you do be done in love Come Before the throne of Grace Do Not Conform