Category: Organization

Review and Release: Grace Not Perfection

Review and Release: Grace Not Perfection

Grace Not Perfection
by Emily Ley

Release Date: October 11th, 2016

Received for Review from Harper Collins

As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldn’t do it all.

She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She decided to hold herself to a standard of grace rather than perfection. This mantra led to the creation of her bestselling Simplified Planner®, a favorite among busy women everywhere—from mamas to executives and everywhere in between.

Order Your Copy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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Organization Favorites: The 2016 Edition [+discounts & giveaway]

The past year and a half, I’ve done quite a few posts on products I love to use for organization, whether it be meal planning, or life planning, I’ve gone through many products, and found some I LOVE!  This year, of course was no exception!

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2015 Organization Update: What I’m Using Now

2015 Organization Update: What I'm Using Now

So I started off the year getting organized in a big way!  I was determined to keep it together, with blogging, with life, with fitness, and with normal everyday planning.  I had LOTS of tools I was using, and I loved them!  Now that we are half way through the year, let’s examine how they worked out, what’s changed, and why!

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Word Of The Year: Beginnings

Word Of The Year: Beginnings

I have seen a lot of lifestyle bloggers come up with a “word of the month/year” for a while now.  I was finding myself strangely interested in these posts, and obsessively reading them.  However, I could not for the life of me find a word for MY year.  But then, in came April, and in came my word.  I found myself looking at an old iPhone wallpaper I had made for my old blog, and the quote in the wallpaper, is simple, elegant, and beautiful.  It is from Jessi Kirby’s, Golden, and I couldn’t stop staring at it.  And then it came to me…
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Tech Talk: How To Save Time With Buffer

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Some of you may know what Buffer is, while others may not, so real quick I will run down what the application does. I personally think it is a real time saver, and it allows you to do multiple things, all on one platform!

As a FREE user, it allows you to connect your Facebook and Twitter to your Buffer account.  From there you can:

  • Create a posting schedule
  • Share your tweets at specific times daily
  • Check your analytics 
  • Download the Browser Extension
  • Share Other’s/Your Own Content


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Foodie February: Meal Planning 2.0

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One Year Ago…

I thought I was TOTALLY awesome, had this DOWN and wrote a post about Meal Planning. I was about to move in with Jon, knew I had to cook 3-4 nights a week, and was trying to come up with a totally kickass system. I was feeling really, really confident in this and couldn’t find ANY flaws in my plan.  It was PERFECT.  

One Year Later…

I realize I only half knew what I was getting myself into.  I have a grocery store PROBLEM.  I have realized that the phrase life happens, is real, and I have come to terms that I had flaws in my first system.  But hey, now I have it pretty much, ironed out.  And this is not to say my first system wasn’t good, it was!  It was more that I didn’t have a grasp on how much MONEY what I was proposing, was going to cost.  You can’t cook steak every week Cassie, not when you choose filet mignon.  A few subtle changes, and some new organizational tools in tow, and I have this.  I know I do.  Until I create version 3.0.  Because I’m always nitpicking.  OF COURSE.

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Keeping It Together: Organization 2015 & Giveaway

THIS post has been in the works for a while, but basically I am going to break down for you what I have been using to keep organized this year.  Granted, I was pretty good last year as well in regards to meals and such, but this year I needed to be better about blogging organization and life organization!  And SO, I invested a bit into some products I LOVE.

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