My 2015 Life Planner – Sneak Peek #10…

There’s a new UPDATE to the launch of my Life Planner…read about it HERE.

Thoughts on October’s Quote: This quote has two meanings for me…

First, our thoughts control our circumstances more than we realize. It’s easy to blame everyone but ourselves for the situations we find ourselves in. Being a “victim” takes a lot less effort than being a “creator”. However, when we choose higher thoughts, we find that our circumstances improve also.

Second, we can’t choose everything that happens to us, but we can choose our attitude about it. There are so many examples of people who, by no fault of their own, find themselves in the worst of circumstances. And yet, they let those circumstances shape them into a better human being. Anne Frank & Viktor Frankl are famous for this very reason.

Viktor Frankl, in his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” said he survived the Holocaust by finding personal meaning in the experience, which gave him the will to live through it. Through his research, he also found a strong relationship between “meaninglessness” and criminal behaviors, addictions and depression.

I find it so interesting that it is not the outward circumstances that influence our happiness, but rather the inner thoughts that run through our minds.


The Netflix #StreamTeam…

I was recently asked to join the Netflix #StreamTeam & I couldn’t resist. I’ve always been a fan of Netflix. One reason being that I hate to spend money on movies that only get watched once or twice a year. Another reason is because you can watch movies instantly from a variety of devices including: 

  • Smart TV’s – Netflix has a list of what tv’s work with a built in app and wifi
  • Game Consoles – XBOX One, XBOX 360, PS3, Wii and WiiU
  • Blu-ray Players – Just look on the box to see if the Netflix app is installed. Netflix also has a list
  • Set-Top Boxes – A list is on Netflix on which ones are compatible
  • Phones, Tablets and Computers

Another great thing about Netflix is the reasonably priced packages starting at only $7.99/month. For less than the price of a movie, you can enjoy an entire library of movies. As part of the #StreamTeam, I’ve been asked to post once a month on a variety of topics.

For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite movies to go with each of the upcoming holidays. There’s nothing like a good movie to get you in the holiday spirit!

Netflix Movies to Watch on HALLOWEEN…


Netflix Movies to Watch on THANKSGIVING…


Netflix Movies to Watch on CHRISTMAS…


Disclaimer: This post was not compensated. I am sharing information about Netflix as a part of my participation on the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are 100% my own.


Mood Board Monday – Edition #6

I’ve taken a break from “Mood Board Monday” due to having a baby & my 2015 Life Planner Sneak Peeks.  This will be the only MBM post for the month of October as I concentrate my time & efforts on the other two for a while.  I’m sure I’ll be back in November with some more MBM inspiration for you, but for now I hope you enjoy today’s edition! Is anyone else as excited for Halloween as I am?! I love this time of year!

Today’s Mood Board also coordinates with our “Freebie on the Fifth” this month! Download the printable & digital cards HERE for free!

Crystal Wilkerson's Mood Board Monday -  Edition #6

You can see all the pins used in the mood board above on my Halloween Pinterest board HERE.

My 2015 Life Planner – Sneak Peek #9…

UPDATE: My 2015 Life Planner launch date has been delayed due to a new baby.  After 6 years I forgot how overwhelming the first month can be. I’m going to start posting sneak peeks again, although they may not be every day. I’m also not going to post a specific date for when the planner will be available. I’m shooting for some time in November. I want to give you guys time to get organized before the new year. Thanks for your understanding & patience during this time!

Thoughts on September’s Quote: I really appreciate this quote because it helps me to look at the times when I “struggle” in a different light. Life is not easy, no matter who you are. But it’s my belief that there is a reason & a purpose to each of our individual struggles. When we struggle to overcome something, we grow in the process. We become strong where we were once weak.

The perfect analogy for this is weight lifting. Muscles have to be broken down before they can become stronger. That process can only happen when a person is willing to struggle against a heavy weight. What happens when no struggle or resistance occurs? The muscles become weak. Struggle is the key to strength…as long as we don’t give in to it & give up!

Crystal Wilkerson's 2015 Life Planner - Sneak Peek #9