getting organized // my secret weapons // link party!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hey y'all!  I'm excited to join some of my sweetest, bestest blogging friends today for our monthly link-up!  Today we are talking about organization and I don't know about y'all but I can ALWAYS use some organization tips in my life.  And not just a Pinterest Board filled with hundreds of great ideas.  No, that doesn't make me organized.  It's these real women sharing what works for them and then finding the time and energy to implement some of these tactics into my own life.  Because life is not about pretty Pinterest Boards and great ideas.  Yes, those things are great - but those things need to take on life.  So friends I encourage you to read our posts about organization and find something that might work for you - and go do it!  Make it happen lovelies.  And now for my two secret weapons....

1. The Simplified Planner - Y'all this is not just a planner.  It's really not.  Yes it's pretty.  But Emily said it best when she said that we don't need another pretty thing on our desk.  And we don't.  We need things that help us make the life that we want happen.  And for me, this Simplified Planner has helped.  Maybe to you it's the Whitney English Planner or the Kate Spade one, or the adorable Target Planners that just came out.  Whatever planner it is, if it helps you - use it.  This past year has been a whirlwind for me.  I'm still scratching my head wondering where the 1st year of my baby girl's life went, but I am so thankful for these blessings.  I chose the daily edition of the Simplified Planner so that I can organize my day better.  It helps me to prioritize what is important and when I block out times for exercise or blogging or housework, then I am more focused on playing and laughing with my daughter when she isn't napping.  So that is one of my secret weapons.

2. Mind * Body * Soul Chart - This chart was created by one of my first ever blog friends.  Sheila is a heart of gold.  A rare soul.  She created this MBS Chart for people like me and you who, in the midst of a crazy life, want to make goals happen.  And friends it truly has helped me.  It is divided into 2 main categories and each category has 24 boxes.  You can divide them however you want but I usually make 2 goals for each month in each category.  She writes more about the chart here.

So those are my 2 secret weapons to an organized life.  What are yours?!

And now go meet the other hosts of the link-up!

Meet Your Hosts:
Elizabeth @ All Kinds of Things
Britt @ The Fisk Files
Katie @ The Lane Above
Keri @ Living in This Season
Becky @ BYBMG

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Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

I love your new blog design, Denise! I looooove it! And thank you for the sweet words, you are the best :)

Becky Goerend said...

Fantastic tips. I'm still stuck between a digital and paper planner. I have paper for school and my blog, but my calendar is on my phone/Google Calendar for my personal & family events.

Unknown said...

All about planners! And that list looks amazing ! Great great tips

Anonymous said...

Love a good planner! Thanks for sharing!

Adrie Little said...

I'm a planner gal, too. I'm a little "high maintenance" though- I make my own pages. Something about a nice, customized page just calls to me.

And no, I don't get out much. ; )

Mrs. Coach Sims said...

Thanks!!! great post :)

Anonymous said...

i need a planner for next year!! maybe i will get an emily ley one! is it magical?!

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