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.
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!
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!
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… Continue reading →
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:
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. Andthis 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.
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.