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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 or TikTok, 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 is 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 dishwasher 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, leggings, long-sleeved t-shirt, and bleary eyes.

6:17 Walk to the bathroom and wash my face and put on moisturizer with sunscreen (never forget the sunscreen) 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 (I always drink water BEFORE coffee to hydrate myself).

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

7:10 Sit down at the computer to write a blog post with photos I already edited.

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

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

8:27 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 more e-mails and work on super important blogger stuff.

10:12 Leave for Hobby Lobby to try and find air clay to make these clay houses of each of the houses I’ve lived in before (project coming soon).

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 sun shining on a cold, chilly day.

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

10:25  Sigh.

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

11:14  Arrive at Hobby Lobby. Find the clay. 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 as if I remembered all along. Get in one word for every 457 words from my college sophomore.

12:47  Post Instagram stories. Check to make sure Buddy didn’t poop in the house when I was gone.

1:14 Decide mirror upstairs needs to be spray painted white because it’s too gold.

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 the roads are still icy in Waco and make sure she’s driving EXTRA carefully.

3:04 Listen as she rolls her eyes at me over the phone. Patiently explain to her that once a mom—always a mom.

3:07 Eat a snack and try not to crunch too loudly over the phone.

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 film Instagram stories.

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 Call my husband and ask him to stop by the grocery store, for cauliflower pizza and more grapes.

6:00 Put pizza in the oven for us for dinner.

6:30 Eat the yummiest cauliflower pizza and watch Jeopardy with the cutest pair of twinkling brown eyes.

7:49 Work on organizing my day for tomorrow and plan out what I’m posting on the blog. Check my calendar to see what I have on the schedule.

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

8:22 Pin my pins to Pinterest for the week and text Courtney about her new job.

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 a lunch I’m going to 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?

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Comments

  1. Image for Dee Turk Dee Turk

    Thank you for sharing your day, I felt like I was walking with you when you were walking Buddy, and I know what you mean once a mom you're always going to be their mommy! And blessed me that you shared that you have your quiet time. That's the best way to get the day going don't you think? I love spending time with you, and that's what reading your blog post feels like. Big hugs XO

  2. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Hahaha. You are so full of fun personality, KA. You crack me up, amaze me or make me cry with your fantastic way of writing/sharing. This was so funny. Now I want grapes. And I don't even really like them. Unless made into wine, haha.

  3. Image for Kathy Kathy

    Love hearing about your day, you always make us feel like we are right there with you! Can’t wait for my daily email from you! Many blessings..

  4. Image for Vicki Vicki

    I loved reading every word of this. One thing i noticed that I didn’t realize was that you didn’t mention any team members. You’ve built and are building this amazing business on your own. And doing it so incredibly well. Amazing and congratulations 💕

  5. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Karianne I loved reading of your day. I was so tired after reading it I thought "whew", and it was your day not mine. 🤣 You are so organized and busy. I applaud you 👏. It was a fun read and made me appreciate your blog a little more. I also read your two part story on how to become a blogger. I found it quite inspiring, and fearful. I enjoyed it. Thank you.

  6. Image for Diana Diana

    I so enjoy your blog. It makes me laugh,learn and think, thank you. Never change and know you are appreciated.

  7. Image for LeAnne Martin LeAnne Martin

    You are just the cutest! Thanks for sharing your day with us and how you make an income. I've always wanted to turn my blog about beauty--the beauty around us--into a money maker. May be focusing on that more in a few months. Anyway, I love your ideas, your energy, your positivity, and your smile. And you always make me smile. Thank you!

  8. Image for Jan Kinman Jan Kinman

    Good Morning Sweet Lady, Thank you for a day in the life of Karianne! 2 things made me laugh. The first, how you are dwarfed by that huge desk. It reminds me of Lilly Tomlin all those years ago when she was on Saturday Night Live playing a little girl in the large rocking chair. And 2 spraying your hair white. 😂 I appreciate all you do to encourage, inspire, bring your fabulous stories and time! Have a awesome week!

  9. Image for Rizae Rizae

    Question ? Why did I receive the same email today as yesterday? Both dated the 5th!!! LOL... P.S. Did your Mom ever call back after you left your message? Have a great day today and enjoy life 🤗

  10. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Great fun post, could feel your energy! What is the name of that cauliflower pizza you deemed the best, some are awful! love frozen grapes, the red ones are best!

  11. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    Thanks for taking us along with you today. You are a busy and sweet person, thanks, I'm retired and always love reading your blogs.

  12. Image for Linda Charlton Linda Charlton

    I love your blog and your pics. I also enjoy your commentary so much. I get some good laughs, I also appreciate the fact that you lost weight and have kept it off. I appreciate how hard is it to do it. Your blog is one of my favorites.

  13. Image for Kathi Kathi

    I love the little clothes pins with the clocks on them! Where did you find them? Or, did you make them yourself!

  14. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    LOL I have always wondered how in the world you get everything stuffed into one day and meant to ask you at least a dozen times. Now I know. Well, almost. A couple of things I didn't see. Like who cleans your house and when did you squeeze in putting on your makeup? 😆 🥰

    1. Image for AnnTN AnnTN

      The blog post is about how she organizes a day in her blogger life. At the end (must click links) she tells how she makes money being a blogger. No where was it mentioned on how to start a blog. :)

  15. Image for Lori Cart Lori Cart

    I always enjoy your upbeat posts! After reading your schedule, i hope to move a little faster today! I am still wondering when you have time to read a book??

  16. Image for Jill Brewster Jill Brewster

    Love your minute by minute. Where do you find time to vacuum the floors? I have a cat and twice a day I have vacuum around the liter box, up the hallway, the family room, kitchen and dining room because I have dark hardwood floors and you can see every tiny little single grains of clay litter where ever she has walked. Clean the toilet? I have 2 men in my house. Dust the furniture, we both live in Texas (me rural) and Texas has dust. I barely have time to clean, on days I craft I don't do much else. Where is you cape, because you are my super hero.

  17. Image for Tammy Tammy

    Hey, you missed something. Call my friend, Tammy because I miss her. LOL Thanks for sharing. It's always interesting to track how you spend a day. I do that sometimes too. Love reading to see what you have been up to, my friend.

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