16 hours

5:30 a.m.

5:45 a.m.7:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

On average, there are about 16 hours in my day. 16. Some days the 16 hours are jam-packed and other days they feel much, much lighter! However, a typical day hasn’t changed much over the years and in a lot of ways I’m extremely thankful for that. If anything, the changes that have been made, have created margin within my day to take a few extra breaths. Here we are in my 16 hours. 🙂

5:00- Wake up & shower (Face Cleanser, Clarisonic Mia 2)

5:30- Breakfast (here) and devotions. (I use the Bible app, Proverbs 31 Ministry, or read my Bible).


5:45- Hair: 1.Shampoo and Conditioner 2.12 Benefits Hair Treatment 3. Hairdryer 4. Curling Iron, 1″

5. Straightener 6. Smoothing Serum 7.Hairspray 8. Volume Spray (and smells ah-mazing!)

Make-up: 1.Foundation 2. All Over Face Color 4. Clinique High Impact Mascara 5.Mineral Veil 6. NARS Lips: Color 1. Color 2.

7:00- I get to school around 7:00 before the students arrive at 8:50. I get A LOT done during that time.

10:00- Planning period (Snack and grading/prep)

12:15- Typical lunch, here.

3:45- Head home to make dinner, like this.

Crock-Pot tip: I have been trying to use the crockpot about once a week this year. Since Eric and I are both gone more than 6 or 8 hours (like most recipes recommend) I have our meal cook overnight. Since I wake up before Eric, I remove the crockpot to give it time to cool and right before Eric leaves he puts it in the refrigerator. Then, we heat it up when we’re ready to eat that night! Easy! 🙂

6:00- We either head to the gym when Eric gets home or eat. Usually, eating wins and then we go for a walk afterwards. 🙂

7:30- Read, watch TV, etc.

9:00- Bed (yes, we go to bed early)!

I love this life so, so much. 🙂