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Monday, December 26, 2016

In with the New, 2017 New Year Resolution

If you haven’t already noticed, the blog had a makeover! I have been wanting this for soooo long and as a Christmas/birthday present the hubs had it done. I like the clean modern look and hope you’re able to find your way around easily.

Not only did Lexi & Lady get a makeover visually, but it was migrated from a Blogger platform to WordPress. Being that I have never used WordPress I know it will take me awhile to figure things out. Please be patient with me while I learn the features. The update included a domain name ( so bookmark it! Another feature I added is the ability for my friends, family, followers to subscribe (see right column below archives). Again…still figuring all that out, but I would love for you to subscribe to stay even more connected 🙂 While I am talking about staying connected, make sure to “like” and “follow” Lexi & Lady’s new social media accounts. I love hearing from those who read so leave a comment, like a status, whatever you feel like doing.


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Why the change? In my 2015 New Year Resolution I claimed 2015 would be my year and my focus would be on myself (physical, mental, emotional wellness). Turns out 2016 became the year that brought me a lot of that wellness and happiness I had been aiming for. The ability to enjoy time with the hubs and travel the world made me the happiest I can remember being in a very long time.

When I began thinking about my focus for 2017 I was at a loss. I’ve done and seen some pretty amazing things this year, how could it get any better? Then I realized that although it has been a fantastic year I still wanted to take my professional life and this blog one step further. About that time I came across this quote and instantly fell in love with it. This is my motto for 2017.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." -Anatole France

What is your New Year Resolution this year? I’d love for you to leave it in the comments below.

Until next post…xoxo Becca

Monday, December 12, 2016

Life Well Organized

Blue Sky Planner
January seems to be a time when people get organized (or attempt to). I guess it has to do with having a “clean slate” and pressing the refresh button on life. There are a ton of solutions to closet organization, kitchen organization, and office supply organization, but how do you keep your activities organized?

Since the hubs has a crazy work schedule and sometimes we are like ships passing in the night we have a shared Google calendar which we both add events too. Then there’s my work calendar and don’t forget special occasions likes birthdays and anniversaries. I am terrible at remembering birthdays and anniversaries, which is one of the many reasons I still use a traditional planner…you know…one you write in 😉 While having all these calendar synced on my phone is helpful, there are times I just need to get a glimpse of the month ahead. That’s where my planner comes in handy! Who knew having a well organized planner would equal adult happiness haha

Thought I would take a second to tell you my favorite brand (no I am not being paid). I have been using Blue Sky planners since 2010. Before designer looking planners were a thing, Blue Sky already had cute and functional planners. I mean…I am not a girl who wants a boring black planner. Give me some print and color!!! Another thing I like about the Blue Sky planner is their affordability. Sure I’d love to an Erin Condren planner, but at $30+ that seems a bit over the top. I have bought my Blue Sky planner at Target, Office Depot, and ordered online one year. In August I shared (in this post) I had already purchased my 2017 planner and that thing is already filling up.

If you’re one to have a planner check them out and see if one of their designs works for you. I have loved mine over the years and I figured someone else may too. With January around the corner I thought I’d give you some help in advance of the new year 🙂

Tell me how you keep your life organized? What plans do you have for organization in 2017? Until next post…xoxo Becca

Update (12/13/17): I recently learned (thanks to one of my fabulous student assistants) that Blue Sky now offers the ability to customize your planner…at an affordable price! Can’t wait to order my 2018 planner online!

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