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My 2018 Personal Planner was given to me free of charge for a review. As always, opinions are my own.

If you’ve been following my blog or listening to me speak for the past couple of years, you’ll know that I had a total love affair with my Posypaper planner. This year, I got an itch to make my planner even more custom and went on a search for a company that could incorporate one of my designs from my Etsy shop into a planner, specifically, my Like A Boss design.

With Personal Planner, not only do you get to customize the cover, but this is your planner from soup to nuts. Let me walk you through it:


Size:I chose classic, because I wanted it to fit comfortably in most of my purses. I could see the Big being a perfect size for teachers!


Cover Picture:

This was obviously what I was the most excited about. I was able to upload my Like A Boss design to the front, and use one of their pretty marble designs for the back. I opted to not have my name on this one, but the year is on my back cover. I also chose the gold elastic enclosure, but I honestly after a couple of weeks of schlepping the thing to work, that is long gone- probably in one of my black hole purses. You can also choose your start month and year- either to order ahead or catch up if you’re tardy to the party!


From there it’s mostly functional- the layout of the pages (the combination of options is virtually limitless), picking out what you want your “extra” pages to look like (I opted for just extra note space), and even adding a note for daily workouts, if you desire. There’s even an option to start your planner with a little note with your contact info should you lose it.

And, guys, there is pocket.

I’m obviously just into the new year using my Personal Planner, but so far so good! I love the way it’s organized (because I designed it!) and it’s a great size. Because the planners are made in Sweden, definitely allow some time for it to come it, but shipping is included with the price! My only suggestion to Personal Planner (and all planner manufacturers) would be to create a planner that’s not wire bound as my wires tend to bend while bouncing around my work bag. I would love love love if all planners were more like hardcover books. I’m not even sure if this is possible, so until then, I am quite content with and proud of my new planner.

Design your own planner with Personal Planner here and don’t forget to like them on Facebook!

 

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While Kendall + I absolutely adore our Glover Park apartment (aka Pride Rock), we often talk about what it’ll be like to have our own home. We’ve done a pretty good job of compromising on decor here- our bedroom is grey, blue, and black; living room is navy, grey, and orange- nothing too girly in either space- but I think we would each love a space that is purely our individual style. I grew up with pink, pink, pink everything, and left that with my college dorm room opting for combos of the colors above instead at my room at my parents’ house and my first apartment.

However, I’m kinda digging the idea of a perfect pink sugary office space for me to expand on my girl boss dreams. Right now my “office” is my spot on the couch, and I’m happy with that for the time being, but a girl can daydream. There will be pink. There will be gold. There will be rose gold. Light, airy, feminine, maybe with a hint of western/ Native American motif.  If you had a space that you could decorate, just for you, what would it look like?

Ameriwood Home Owen Retro Hairpin Desk with Drawer||American Atelier Zephyr Clear Chair||HomePop Faux Fur Square Ottoman – Pink||Jaipur Antique Collector Rug||Animal Skull in Blush + Gold Glitter||Daily Planner Notebook||Pink and Gold Dream Catcher||Anthropologie Rose Gold Table Lamp||kate spade new york Tackle Box||Pink Eyelashes Gold Coffee Mug

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Phone case: CaseApp||Key fob: Smathers & Branson||Arc Pendant Necklace: Stella & Dot||Planner: PosyPaperCo.

I’m not so sure I believe in New Year’s Resolutions, per say. I feel like that term has a bit of a negative connotation- associated with failed attempts to work out every day, for example.

This year, I’m making no resolutions, but goals. As I said in my Greenery gift guide, my number one goal is to become more fiscally responsible. I’m actually going to be a big girl and walk into PNC and have a chat with them. I put money from every paycheck into a 401K, and have that set to increase by 1% every year, but I’m kind of bad at saving. I also went a little overboard with Christmas shopping this year because I love giving gifts, so I want to see the best way to cut down on credit card debt. Am I nervous about talking to a stranger about my financial situation? A little. But that is what they are there for, so why not utilize that resource.

I also want to start saying no a little bit more if I need to. I remember another blogger telling me that she always caps herself at 2 events per week. Especially now that I’m really sharing a home with someone, that it something I can stick to. I’ve certainly come out of my shell more as a blogger this year, but no need to inundate myself with networking because I won’t be at my best if I’m strung out and stressed anyway.

I will continue working on my roar this year- my goal on the blog is usually 5 posts per week and an Instagram post a day. I’ll try by hardest to stick to that, but be kind to myself if I can’t. Once I hit 10,000 insta followers (I’m quite a bit away from that ATM), I’d like to start a small graphic t company. That won’t happen if I’m not posting enough quality content.

Professionally, I’m semi-looking to move careers to something more people based. I ‘d love to work in events, so I’ve been planning my own and trying to rock that. For example, I approached Mason Inn myself about and NYE party, connected them with a DJ, and I’m marketing the hell out of it. I actually told Sophie of Rosé Media that I was looking to get out of accounting and back into Comm and she told me to just start it as a side hustle and it’ll grow, so I’m just doing what I love and hoping I can one day make a career out of it.

Personally, I’d like to travel more. My dad got Kendall and I a GoPro, and we can’t wait to adventure more together and use it! I also have an unlimited CorePower membership- I want to get back to more yoga. I should be taking advantage- I always love how I feel after a good practice!

I’m so excited for 2017. What are your goals and plans?

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Planning has the power to make your life easier. There’s nothing better for getting your head straight than having a clear plan in front of you. With the new year approaching, now would be the perfect time to get your planning game in gear. Getting to grips with planning is easier than you think. Why not invest in a planner and start making plans ready? Whether you have an event coming up next year, or just want to get your life in order, this could be the answer for you. If you feel overwhelmed even thinking about organization, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to take a look at how you can get into the planning habit.

Fringe Studio ‘Confetti’ 17-Month 2016-17 Planner

STOCK UP ON STATIONERY

Never underestimate how important stationery is when it comes to getting organized. From highlighters to post-it-notes, the stationery world has got you covered. Make a commitment to a more organized future by stocking up on pads, pens, and sticky notes. And don’t forget that all important planner that will help you keep dates clear in your head! It’s not just everyday planning that a stock of stationery will help you with, either. Stationery can be great if you’re organizing an event. If you’ve got a wedding coming up in the next year, there’s plenty of wedding stationery out there, too. From thank you notes to invitations cards, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Start your planning habit now by stocking up on the essentials. Head to your local stationery store and see what treats are on offer!

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GET INTO THE HABIT OF TO-DO LISTS

Those of you have used to-do lists in the past will already know the benefits they hold. Those of you who haven’t are in for a treat. Nothing sets organization off on the right footing quite so well as a to-do list. Get into the habit of writing to-do lists by writing out a list of your day each morning. You don’t need an event to use this helpful tool. Even just outlining what you plan to achieve in a day can bring lots of satisfaction. Once you’ve written your list, cross off items as you accomplish them. These lists are perfect if you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. Putting your tasks down on paper can shrink them to size. Seeing the list go down as you cross things off will help you breathe easy. Once you’ve got the hang of using lists on a daily basis, they will be a God send when you have a particular event to plan for. You’ll already know how to use your list to gain the most benefit. Having the practice to turn back to will calm you immediately. So, go on. Don’t hesitate to get started. Buy yourself a new pad and pen and make sure you start using them.

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START MAKING MEAL PLANS

Planning meals for a family is never an easy task. Your planning can help to make this stressful job much easier, too. If you live on a day to day basis, the daily meal can take up far too much of your time. Not only do you have to make the thing, but you have to decide what it’s going to be. Not to mention that the job is harder when you have to choose a meal that includes ingredients you have. Make the task less of a chore by making a weekly meal plan before you go shopping. As well as making your life easier, this will allow you to save money. Popping to the shops always ends up a lot more expensive than we plan. Wandering around with no meals in mind when you do your weekly shop can end in a lot of wasted food. With your meal plan at hand, write out a shopping list of all the ingredients you need, and make sure you stick to it. You won’t believe how much easier this method will be. Writing your lists this way will also allow you to plan which meals would be convenient on which days. If you don’t have much time on one day, you can plan something quick. What’s not to love?

This list only briefly touches on how effective planning and organization can be in your life. If you’re tempted, don’t hesitate to give it a try. What’ve you got to lose, after all? You never know, a little planning might be just what you need to get your life on the right track.

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He’s popped the question. You’ve said yes. What’s next? All of a sudden, you have a wedding to plan. This can seem like a daunting task. Here’s where to start.

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Catch Your Breath

You’re about to be catapulted into the chaotic world of a bride-to-be. Before you enter, take a moment to catch your breath. This is a special time in your life. You have just made a commitment to spend the rest of your life with the person you love. Take a little time to enjoy that. Go for romantic meals, take a walk and share the news with those closest to you. The preparations begin when you say they begin.

Make A Plan

Invest in a planner. You’re going to be writing a lot of lists over the coming months. Keep your notes in one place, so you can access them when needed. Keep a backup of important contacts and information, just in case.

Sites like The Knot are useful when you begin planning your wedding. They provide useful checklists to help you organize your big day. It’s likely that you’ll discover things that you didn’t even consider.

Delegate

Weddings are big events, and you can’t do everything yourself. You need to enlist some help. Decide whether you’re going to hire a wedding planner. He or she can take a lot of the stress away from you. They will have connections within the industry and can shortcut a lot of the processes. However, it will be an added expense, and you may decide that you would like to keep a tighter control over the proceedings.

Sit down with the groom-to-be and work out where to start. Delegate some of the tasks to close family members and the wedding party. The more people who can help, the quicker the tasks will be crossed off the list.

Working with reputable suppliers is also important. Choose trusted suppliers with lots of experience. Companies such as Riverhouse Hospitality can help with both the venue and catering, making the process much simpler.

Shop Around

Allow some time in your schedule to look around and see what’s out there. Visit some wedding fairs for inspiration. View online galleries and start a Pinterest board. Browse through magazines and make a scrapbook of things you like. At this stage, nothing is set in stone. You’re just putting together a few ideas.

Celebrate

Celebrate this special time with the people closest to you. It’s unlikely to come round again, and one day you’ll look back on it fondly. Arrange an engagement photo shoot and make some memories.

Save The Date

Once a day has been decided upon, check that your closest family, friends and the wedding party will be available. Make a firm booking with your venue and send out Save the Date cards. This will allow your wider circle to make a note of the day and book around it.

Weddings are big events and take a lot of careful thought and planning. Be organized and plan ahead as much as possible. But ensure you also take some time to celebrate your engagement and the commitment you’ve made to each other.

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