Nov 2, 2016

Series Intro: 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management

Hey everyone!! I know I've been gone for a while but if you follow me on Instagram and YouTube you will know why. I started reading The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management by Hyrum W. Smith and decided to do a video series on what I am learning from it. I will be using the 7 Habits Inserts from Franklin Covey as my new planning system for 2017 so this was good background research. I won't go into too much here on the blog but I will create a post to embed my video for those of you who are not following me on YouTube (which you should be!!)

I really hope you enjoy this series. Please join the conversation in the comments of my YouTube channel and let me know if you have any questions.

Sep 22, 2016

How I Plan: Meal Planning Process

I finally found a meal planning system that works for my family of 3.5 and our somewhat busy schedule. I meal plan and grocery shop for 2 weeks at a time and try to have us eat out as little as possible.

Sep 18, 2016

Functional Planning Can Be Pretty Planning

There is currently a war going on between pretty planners and functional planners. (I'm just kidding. It's not even that serious). But there definitely seems to be two distinct camps. Neither one wrong nor right, better than the other. Just different. Comments and questions on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube from newcomers to the planning world make you think you have to choose a side.

I'm here to tell you that you don't.

I am a self proclaimed functional planner. Those of you who have been following me on social media for a while or who have read my About page know the different roles and goals I juggle. I just have to be functional in order to get it done.

But I still like pretty.

Pretty motivates me to open my planner everyday and get things done. My definition of pretty is personal and subjective, as it should be. I need white space to breathe. I can't do a full page of decorative stickers (although I did for a while in my Happy Planner).

Sep 17, 2016

Totally Off My Game

Some days I amaze myself with how productive I am. Some days. Most days I have an average level of productivity, and I'm neither upset nor amazed. Then there are those days that I am totally off my game.

This was one of those days.

I did absolutely nothing from my to do list. I didn't go grocery shopping, which led to me scrambling to put dinner together for two days. And...I missed my son's appointment for his flu shot. I was able to reschedule it for a more convenient time, but I'm lucky they didn't charge me for missing the appointment.

I definitely can't let a day like this happen again.

Sep 11, 2016

I'm on Philofaxy!!

I know this doesn't seem like a big deal BUT IT REALLY IS!!! I have been a lover and follower of Philofaxy for years and it is just so cool to see my blog posts listed among all the other Web Finds.

I can't wait to see more of them there. And if you found my blog through Philofaxy, welcome!!

Check out Philofaxy to see my posts on the weekly round up.

Sep 8, 2016

How I Plan: Project Planning w/ DIYFish vCarie and v2.2b

This is my first post that I have a corresponding YouTube video, but it definitely won't be the last. Please scroll to the bottom of this post if you would like to see the video instead of reading the post.

I am currently using DIYFish vCarie and v2.2b. (As of the writing of this post the DIYFish shop is on vacation until September 13). You can find links to these specific inserts in my detailed set up post here.

The video is very detailed so I will just post a few up close shots here. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.