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Do you ever wonder what bloggers do all day?

I mean, at this point, if you read blogs or follow people on Instagram or Pinterest or Facebook, you’ve probably figured out that people do this as a job.

I am one of those people.

All those years ago when I graduated from college and they asked me what I wanted to do, I never thought it would be this.

I wanted to wear cute suits and work in an office.

Lofty ambitions, right?

Somehow, someway, this the path that my life has taken.

And between us? I count my blessings every single day. I love it. I adore it and I adore you for showing up and supporting me and encouraging me and making me feel like I can take on the world.

So today I thought it might be fun to do something a little different.  (I know you are thinking….of course she said that).

I put together a minute-by-minute and hour-by-hour timeline of what I do every day—as a blogger, as a mom, as a painter, as a sports watcher, as a writer and as a dish-washer emptier.

So with great fanfare and fancy blinking signs and ticker tape bursting through the air….

…..here’s how I organize a day in my life (and I share at the end how I make money doing it).

6:01 Smell coffee and wake up.

6:11 Realize I’m still asleep and not drinking coffee.

6:12 Get out of bed and put on my greet-the-day uniform:  messy bun, yoga pants, rock star t-shirt and bleary eyes.

6:17 Walk to the bathroom and wash my face and put on moisturizer and brush my teeth and start drinking a bottle of water.

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6:24 In the middle of drinking water, I’m usually herded by a golden retriever.

6:25 Feed herding dog.

6:26 Cast a 10-minute stretching video to the television with Airplay.

6:41  Finish stretching.

6:42 Congratulate myself that I can almost touch my toes.

6:45 Finish the water and start my quiet time.

6:59 First cup of coffee of the day.

7:00 Watch the headlines on the news to see if I missed anything while I was sleeping.

7:10 Sit down to the computer to write blog post.  Edit photos.

8:00 Click publish.  E-mail all of you.

8:10 Read comments.  Smile.  Laugh out loud.  Giggle.  Sigh.

8:14 Realize I have the best readers in the entire world.

8:32 Answer e-mails.

8:40 Try to call my mom to tell her how amazing the post was and how funny all of you are and how I’m so happy I’m a blogger for the 1,491 time.  Get her voice mail. Leave a mysterious cliffhanger message so she can’t help but want to call me back.

9:02 Eat cereal with almond milk and decide I need grapes.

9:04 After cleaning out the second shelf of the refrigerator, realize I ate the rest of the grapes and strawberries two days ago.

9:05 Settle for an orange instead.

9:06 Wisely decide against trying to squeeze the orange into juice.

9:22 Answer e-mails and work on super important blogger stuff.

10:12 Leave for Hobby Lobby to try and find wood beads to make these amazing spring flower pots.

10:16 Head for the car.

10:17 Buckle seat belt and turn on “Eye of the Tiger” for the drive.

10:22 Congratulate myself (again) on being super organized and amazing and having the whole day planned out and remembering everything I needed for the project.

10:23 Sing “It’s the Eye of the Tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of our rivals” at the top of my lungs with the sunroof open.

10:24  Remember I forgot to call Westleigh and check on her test.

10:25  Sigh.

10:26 Change song to “Time after Time” by Cyndi Lauper.

11:14  Arrive at Hobby Lobby. Find the beads. Start a conversation in the unpainted wood aisle about Pinterest with the sweetest new friend.

11:24  Head home. Stop by the store for grapes.

12:04 Eat a protein bar and grapes (finally) and call Westleigh on Facetime. Act like I remembered all along. Get in one word for every 457 words from my college freshman.

12:47  Post Instagram stories. Check on the checkerboard floor upstairs.

1:14 Decide mirror upstairs needs to be spraypainted white to match the new room.

1:26 Move the mirror outside and set it up to spray paint on bricks with a drop cloth.  Use more bricks to hold drop cloth down because it’s so windy.

1:42  Spray paint mirror white.

2:32  Spray paint mirror with a second coat.

2:34: Think to myself I should have filmed a reel of this. Shrug.

2:47 Walk inside and discover I accidentally spray painted highlights into my hair.

3:01 Call Whitney and check to see if she found a date to the ChiO pledge dance.

3:04 Laugh out loud when she tells me Westleigh found two and gave her one.

3:20 Take Buddy for a walk.

3:40 Check text messages on phone.

3:41 Find a message from Denton’s kindergarten teacher with some old drawings of Denton’s she found in her files.

3:42 Tear up a little.  Decide I need to call Denton and tell him he’s amazing.

4:30 Answer e-mails and check in on social media again.

5:01 Decide I want cauliflower pizza for dinner.

5:04 Google “cauliflower pizza in McKinney”

5:07 Realize I can buy it in the frozen section of the grocery store.

5:30 Go to the grocery store, get pizza and more grapes and come home and put it in the oven for us for dinner.

6:00 Eat the yummiest cauliflower pizza and watch Jeopardy.

7:49 Work on organizing my day for tomorrow and plan out the speech I’m giving at a local event here in McKinney.

7;50 Do a 20-minute ab workout with Denton over Zoom.

8:22 Plan out my outfit for speaking tomorrow. Realize I haven’t talked to Zack. Call and check on him and listen to him give me eye rolls over the phone.

9:45 Take Buddy on another walk holding hands with my husband.

10:30 Get ready for bed.

10:47 Lay awake wondering if anyone will notice my spraypainted highlighted hair at the event tomorrow.

10:57 Count my blessings and drift off to sleep to wake up tomorrow and do it all over again. 🙂

PS If this sounds like a job for you?

Here’s how a blogger actually makes money here and here.

And I can help you!!!! I’m opening up my coaching group for the new year right now.

You can read all about it here (it’s only $10/month).

Let’s go 2022.

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Comments

  1. Image for laura laura

    OMG! At Denver airport to catch flight to visit my sister in Knoxville . I found 80’s rock music on Spotify and my favorite is dun dun dun dunt eye of the tiger! My best days are when one of my three kids call me and it doesn’t start with mom my muffler is dragging on the streets of minneapolis! Midas!

  2. Image for Carol Carol

    This was fun! IHave to know what brand of pizza you bought that was so good. Have never had cauliflower pizza and want to try one. Thanks!

  3. Image for Barbara Barbara

    LOVE that you talked to all your kids! I'm sure not every day since they and you are super busy, but glad we were privy to today:) I was a Chi O in college- fun times! My daughter loves the cauliflower pizza, so I'll get some today. Thanks for the endorsement!

  4. Image for Jane C. Jane C.

    Love that your daughters are Chi O’s-I had the best time with my Chi Omega sisters back in the late 70’s at Ball State.😊I also love that you intentionally keep in touch with all your kiddos and Mom. Thanks for sharing your fun, busy life with us!

  5. Image for Alice Hanson Alice Hanson

    KariAnne! YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! I love your way of writing! It makes me feel that I with you every step of the day! You and your your family are a wonderful example of the “ American Dream”. Thank you for all of your insights and just fun times! Smiles, Alice

  6. Image for Andrea Andrea

    I just love watching your YouTube channel and learning about new products you have found. You inspire me everyday to be the BEST I can be!! Thank you!!

  7. Image for Debra Debra

    You are one busy lady Kari! I wish that I had that much energy. You go like the Energizer Bunny! Love your blog! I am in love with the rug shown today under the desk. Could you please indicate where you found that? I know you probably listed that in the past, but, I am just now noticing. Best wishes for you & the Blog!

  8. Image for Kris Kris

    Good to know that there's another fan of 80's music out there. I had the house to myself yesterday so I blasted Abba. Which, admittedly, included some hits from the seventies. Sounds like you have a full and fulfilling life.

  9. Image for SecondBomb SecondBomb

    Please share the delicius Cauliflower crust pizza from your grocers freezer case! All I have tried are well ..... horrible! I love your blog ...and always look forward to your details

  10. Image for Carol Tucker Carol Tucker

    Love you sharing your organized but very busy schedule. I do t know how you have time to do all your research and crafts for your blog..bit I'm thankful you do..as I love them!! Also...Eye of the Tiger is the best ..put yourself in high-gear..song ever! Rock on Lady💕

  11. Image for Cindy Cindy

    What an amazing day for such an amazing woman and blog coach! You are seriously a LIFE-CHANGER!!! You have certainly changed mine! 🥰Thank you for being YOU!!🥰

  12. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    You just made me really tired...and I work a 14 hr day! I used to have that much energy! Keep on truckin....

  13. Image for Barb Ostrom Barb Ostrom

    Love reading about your minute, by almost minute lol day. Not to far off from mine, except my 3 Wheaten Terriers keep me distracted most of the time. Looking forward to your next adventure(s).☺️

  14. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Always wondered how full your day was. I knew you were a busy beaver! 🙃 I have a question. You've probably answered it somewhere but I don't remember. What color are your office walls painted? Looking for a paint color for our family room. You are the bestest! At everything! 😍

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