Step Two for End of Year

Hi friend, I've got another few thoughts for you about ending the year well. I list a few of them here in this video, which I filmed in front of my dinosaur-laden Christmas tree for your enjoyment. What do you do to close out the year? Any practices I missed?  https://youtu.be/6HysQD1Aq9Y   Whatever you do, …

Step One of End of Year

Hi friend, I've got a couple of posts coming at you for wrapping up the year and starting the new one well. No matter what time you're reading (or watching) this series, it's always time for a fresh start. Enjoy this video of the (very candid) review of my yearly goals set at the beginning …

My 2016 Planner

My planning history has been long and wonderful: I have posts on my planning system at 11 years old, my hand-written journal used during my hiatus from busyness, my Erin Condren Life Planner, and finally, my new bullet journal for 2016, featured on this page. When I switched to the bullet journal, I achieved that …

Disciplined Mornings

Mornings, eh? The paradox is we love them but we hate getting to them. That climb out of bed can be impossible, no? Well, you’ve got a friend in me, because I understand the struggle of mornings. I’ve gone through periods of getting up impossibly early, but it’s never been this…easy…? What? I’m not saying …

Book Review: Jen Sincero’s Bestseller

Here’s the deal, I like to keep my blog PG. I’d like my grandmother, if she ever figured out the internet, to be able to read my blog without having to giggle embarrassedly into her hands. Also, Philippians 4:8. Anyway, I did read Jen Sincero’s book, You Are A Badass. Speaking of language, it had …

Intro to the Capsule Wardrobe

Some people love fashion. All those magazines with the latest styles and the perfect fashion bloggers with endless creativity... But, for others, keeping up with the trends is hard. And these others have started a new trend: Meet the capsule wardrobe. For a plethora of reasons, reducing your wardrobe size has become a new craze: it reduces the amount of decision overwhelm, it is the minimalistic approach to fashion and minimalism is all the rage, it creates a more consistent, cohesive style, it reduces your credit card bill since you will be more intentional and minimal about your clothing purchases, it reduces your laundry routine since you’ll run out of clothes sooner you’ll also run smaller loads, so you’ll never be buried under four loads of clean laundry at once, you get more bang for your buck …

Study Tips: Make Your Semester Successful!

It’s almost the end of the semester, but this six weeks may be the hardest. If your grades are suffering, it’s time to buckle down and dedicate lots of time. If your grades are soaring, it’s time to prepare for the last round of exams, finals, and semester projects. If you’re reading this sometime in the …

Break Out of Your Funk

Okay, so this Monday didn’t go according to plan. It was going to be perfect: you were going to spend time in prayer, finish up a project before the kids woke up, and eat a super healthy breakfast—but then you hit the snooze button, or your alarm didn’t go off, or your kid woke up three …