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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!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cleaning is Therapy

I am sure based on the title of this post you are thinking I am completely nuts. You’re thinking: “Who uses cleaning as therapy?” “Cleaning is time consuming and a nuisance.”  You didn’t know I was psychic 😉 However, for me it’s not. Sometimes it is a chore, but for the most part it is calming. Cleaning is a project I can:

  • Do on my own (hello introvert)
  • Manage myself (OCD moment)
  • See the results of my efforts quickly (instant gratification generation)

Last night, after a frustrating day, I cleaned and organized the cabinet under the bathroom sink. Projects like this take my mind off things and allow me to immerse myself in the task at hand. Afterwards I feel calm.

iheart organizing is one of my favorite blogs to visit because well it’s all about organizing! 🙂 I know cleaning isn’t everyone’s therapy, but here are two ways to declutter and organize the cabinet under your sink.

For every situation there is a suitable line from a song…

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What’s therapeutic for you or your way of decompressing?

Until next post…xoxo Becca

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