• LIFE

    How to Stay Sane When Work is Insane

    If you don’t know this about me yet, I work retail. If you know anything about retail, you know that these coming months are the busiest time of the year for us. Every industry has a time of the year that they are absolutely out of their mind busy, and everyone in the industry is running around like a chickezn with their head cut off trying to hold it all together, and get everything done. When that time of the year comes around it feels like everything else stops. Even though you aren’t at work 100% of the time, you are so tired from whatever it is that is going…

  • Adulting

    The Serial Side Hustler: Why Keeping Insanely Busy is Actually What Keeps Me Sane

    Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I am so excited because today I am sharing another guest post by my amazing friend Mary! She is such is a super woman! Mary does a bunch of side hustles to make her income to support her amazing family! She has so many great stories that anyone can learn from and today she is letting me share one of them are my blog! So, here it is! Enjoy! When you’re done reading, check out her blog, and give her facebook page a like! Let’s break it down. As of this post, I am a mother of two under two. I am a science teacher. I…

  • Adulting

    10 Ways to Not Ruin your Credit at a Young Age

    Hey everyone! Happy Monday, I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! Today here on shannonsdays is the start of something new! I have asked a few people to write guest posts on a topic that is going to be helpful to young people stumbling through their 20s trying to learn how to “adult.” This is the first one and I couldn’t be more excited! The topic is so important. Thank you a bunch to Morgan Tylka for taking the time to write this post for me and my audience! Okay! Here it is!!! P.S. when you finish reading this, go check out her blog and Instagram, which…

  • LIFE

    Everyone You Know, Knows Something You Don’t

    “Everyone you know, knows something you don’t.” This is one of my favorite quotes ever. I like to call myself a “life-long learner.” I actually get bored if I am not learning something new. I love to learn new things, especially from other people. I used to be really, really shy, until I got a retail job. Now one of the things that I value the most about meeting new people is that there is always something to learn from them. Whether they are in a field that is interesting to you, or they have experience in something that maybe you are struggling with. Other people are your absolute best…

  • HOME SWEET HOME

    Traditions

    Traditions. I am such a mushy person. I LOVE traditions. Old family traditions, making new traditions, hearing about other people’s traditions. LOVE IT. Starting in November, going all the way to the end of the year is a time of the year with SO MANY TRADITIONS. In November, I have so many family birthdays, including Drew’s and my own, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years, and Drew’s and my anniversary. So many fun things coming up. Now that Drew and I have started our lives together and now have a house we have started creating our own traditions, we have also inherited each other’s family’s traditions. Let’s start with birthdays. Drew and…

  • FOOD,  HOME SWEET HOME

    Saving Money on Food. Cooking at Home

    How much money do you spend on food a month? If you looked at that actual number, it would probably scare the hell out of you. I was spending a TON of money on food every single week. With both Drew and I both working retail and working weird, and long hours it’s super easy to fall into the take-out trap. Typical excuses that I’ll make go along the lines of, “I don’t feel like cooking,” “There’s no food in the house,” “I’m craving……” Those excuses are so easy to make. They typically lead to one of us ordering food and picking it up on the way home from work.…

  • HOME SWEET HOME

    Year One Making a House Our Home

    I cannot believe that Drew and I have been in our first home for a year already.  What a year it has been.  On my last blog, in a post that got deleted I wrote a post about what makes a house a home. In the post, I talk about how making a house a home isn’t just putting in furniture, painting walls, and putting up new curtains, it’s about growing in it, making memories, and the people in it.  As I reflect on the past year in this house, I couldn’t have been more correct.  I am so thankful for what this little house has given me, and has…

  • about me

    Six Amazing Months on the Blog!

    Hello everyone! I have been thinking about this blog post for so long now and what I wanted it to be.  Sixth months ago, I started doing what I love because I WANTED TO. Most of my days are spent doing things, that because of now being an adult, I have to do. I work full time, eventually I will be back enrolled in school, and on my days off I clean the house, go grocery shopping, do laundry, pay bills all of the adult stuff. All my life, I have loved to write.  I remember conversations with both my mom and dad discussing careers in which I would spend…

  • TRAVEL

    WORLD SERIES BOUND and Ball Park Bucket List!

    HELLO EVERYONE! I am like jumping for joy as I am writing this.  If you followed my old blog, you would have seen tons of posts about my travels through baseball fields.  Unfortunately, those posts were deleted along with my old blog and webpage. Sad face. But maybe it happened for a reason.  Today I am headed to the flipping WORLD SERIES!!!!!  I am absolutely in love with going to new places and seeing new baseball fields but I don’t think that anything will beat going back to Fenway for game one of the 2018 World Series.  If you asked me 6 or 7 years ago if I ever thought…

  • LIFE

    Start Now

    Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! I dropped the ball on my Sunday post week, mostly because I suck at schedules but it’s something I am working on.  I haven’t been feeling too creative lately.  I have some posts that I want to put up in the next couple days, but it’s a matter of putting them together.  I have realized lately that procrastination is something that both I, and a ton of other people struggle a lot with. We do a lot of “If this happens, then I’ll start this,” and then we never get around to doing the things we want to do or goals that we want to meet.…