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Organization

Everyone who knows me well knows that I am something of an organization junkie. Since figuring out how to better manage my time and my life, I love productivity. I love goals, planning, and finding the perfect method of organizing my life, my family, and my projects.

Throughout this website, I write about different aspects of managing our lives, projects, and time. In the posts below, I have tips and thoughts on organization.

Tips and Tools for Organization

There are tips and tools to get organized. I share some apps and methods that work for me to get organized too.

I write about organization with the busy work from home mom in mind. I try to develop posts that will help you as you manage your home and jump-start a side hustle. Managing all these aspects of life can be a recipe for chaos without some kind of organizational plan in place. You’ll find help in the posts below on organizing your life and business.

Most Planners have THIS Huge Problem

Most Planners Have THIS Huge Problem

Earlier I wrote about my planner addiction and what a temptation all of the cool stuff in the stationery store is to me. I love planners, you guys. LOVE THEM. The thing is though, most planners have one fatal flaw that keeps them from working the way we think they’re going to. Can you guess […]

My Lifelong Quest for the Perfect Planner, and What I found

The Quest for the Perfect Planner

I don’t know what is wrong with me sometimes. The other day, I was walking through Michaels, on my way to buy a new sketchbook for my design projects (I go through three or four a year), when I saw a rack of discounted planners. I was momentarily distracted by all of the pretty planners […]

Overcoming Perfectionism and Distraction in Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling and Procrastination

There’s something about my love for all things creative, my fascination with finding the perfect planner, and bullet journaling. I love the look of bullet journals. I love that I get to have different colored pens and I get to draw stuff. Therein lies a big problem with bullet journaling for me. The pens, the […]

What is Google Keep and How will it help you get and stay organized?

What is Google Keep and Why Do I Love it?

Google Keep is Google’s note-taking app, introduced in March 2013. It’s similar to apps like Evernote and One Note. Each of these kinds of apps has their own strengths and weaknesses, of course. I like to use a mixture of them in ways that work best. In this post, I’ll be writing about how I […]

Free Printable Art Deco style bookplates

Free Printable Art Deco Style Bookplate Graphics

As a lifelong book lover and hoarder collector, I’m always looking for great ways to label my books, beyond just writing my name on the front cover (though I’ve done that too). I love the look and feel of old fashioned vintage bookplates, which is why I designed my own. I have several designs on this site. […]

Acting vs Reacting: What is the Difference and How Does it Affect My Life?

Acting vs Reacting

One of the best skills you can ever develop as a human being is the fine art of acting vs reacting. This is one of those things you learn more and more as you get older. That is if you’re willing to listen to life’s lessons sent your way. A professor in college used to urge […]

Using Google Keep, Calendar, and Drive to Organize Recipes, Menus, and Shopping Lists

Using Google Keep & Drive to Organize Recipes, Menus, and Shopping Lists

I’ve found that using Google Keep, synced with Google Drive and Calendar, allows me to easily sort and organize my recipes, menu planning, and shopping lists. Let me tell you how. The Basics of Google Keep and Google Drive Recipe Archiving I already use Pinterest to pin recipes I want to try. I think most […]

Developing Better Habits for Home Business Success

Developing Better Habits for Home Business Success

What is the key to home business and work from home success? While there is no one thing that will guarantee success, I believe forming better habits will tip the odds more in your favor. A few friends and I were talking about the topic of working from home. We all seemed to agree that […]

Taking Risks isn't all bad

Taking Risks Isn’t Always Bad

A short while ago, I posted about embracing failure. It’s an important lesson to learn because anyone who has ever done anything at all of value has failed at some point in their lives. Most have failed several times. No one ever succeeds the very first time they try something new. Taking risks is important […]

How to Get More Done with Less Stress Using Evernote

How to Get More Done with Less Stress Using Evernote

Evernote is one of my favorite cross-platform note-taking apps, but it is so much more than that. Truly, Evernote is the key to not only keeping my life organized but helping me get more done with less stress. Let me show you how you can get more done using Evernote too. Read on. The Evernote […]

Categories vs tags: What are they and how should you use them on your website?

Categories vs Tags: What are They and How Should You Use Them?

When planning out your website, you’ll need to think about organizing your content. You may even wonder about categories vs tags. WordPress and other platforms use categories and tags to help organize content. Categories and Tags can be confusing and be intimidating for many new website owners. I can help you understand what categories and tags actually are. And […]

Thoughts on minimizing the expense of working

Thoughts on Minimizing the Expense of Working

When you work away from home (or even if you work from home and are super busy), sometimes expenses can creep in that eat up whatever cash you’re earning, pulling that money away from what it’s meant to be spent on. I’m talking food, commuting, childcare, “stress-spending”, “treating yourself” and so forth.  Being a passionate […]

Free Printable Art Deco Style Menu Planner in Teal

Teal Art Deco Free Monthly Menu Planner

This free Art Deco Menu Planner in retro teal is perfect to use for planning your menu for an entire month, saving you big money. I like to have mine laminated so that I can reuse it with wet erase (vis a vis) markers. The lovely Art Deco Menu Line art was created by me, Kimberly […]

Spring Cleaning Your Digital Workspace

Spring Cleaning Your Digital World

Do you struggle with finding your files on your computer? Let’s talk a bit today about how to set up some folders to improve your workflow and help you find items easier. Think of it as a little spring cleaning in your digital world. The Default Folders No matter what operating system you’re using, most have a […]

What is Mind Mapping and How does it help the creative process?

What is Mind Mapping and How Does it Help Me Write?

From time to time I get asked how I organize my thoughts before writing or while brainstorming. The answer is mind mapping. Let’s learn a little bit about what is mind mapping and how to use it. Mind Mapping for Better Brainstorming When I first started writing, I just wrote and wrote and wrote. Yet, […]

How and Why to write a personal mission statement

How and Why to Write Your Own Personal Mission Statement

Crafting my own personal mission statement has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. My personal mission statement has saved me much time, money, and frustration in my life. I think many of us when we hear the phrase “mission statement” don’t think of ourselves. You think of a large organization or business. Yet, […]

Bullet Journaling

What is Bullet Journaling and Why You Need a Bullet Journal too

You might have heard about bullet journals and bullet journaling and wondered, “What is bullet journaling anyway?” Bullet journaling is a planner system that can be pretty much anything you need it to be. That’s the beauty of bullet journals and bullet journaling. You use your creativity to make the system entirely your own. I […]

Thoughts on Annual goals and New Years' Resolutions

Thoughts on Setting Annual Goals and New Years’ Resolutions

I am a goal orientated person. Now, this is not because I consider myself to be very organized or particularly productive. In fact, I think it’s more of the opposite. I know that, if I don’t keep goals in front of me, I usually get nothing done. I’ve posted in the past about having long […]

How to focus on what is really important to you

8 Steps to Focusing on What is Really Important to You

As the saying goes, the good really is the enemy of the best. One of the most frustrating parts of life, for me, is the fact that there doesn’t seem to be enough time in each day to do what I want to do or feel like I need to do. No one has the […]

Revising Goals and Mission Statements

Revising Your Goals & Personal Mission Statement

Life changes, and so do our priorities. Although at our core, I think we tend to value the same thing overall, I know that how I enacted that has changed over the years. For example, as I’ve grown and matured in the Lord, and as I’ve grown and matured in other areas (being a wife, […]

Overcoming the Challenges of Entrepreneurial ADHD

ADHD and Working From Home

In my home, we often joke around about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or as my kids call it, “attention deficit oh look, there’s a squirrel…”). My kids and I tend to be easily distracted but highly creative individuals. The Highly Creative part lends itself well to being a WAHM (Work at Home Mom) but […]

How To Manage Time Effectively when Working from Home

How to Manage Time Effectively when Working from Home

Learning how to manage time effectively is crucial to getting anything done. This is true in any line of work. It’s even more true when working from home. Here are some tips on how to manage time effectively when working from home. Beware of Your Time Leeches The biggest time management issue most of us […]

Why Goals Fail and What to do to Succeed

Why Goals Fail and What You Can Do to Succeed Anyway

Many people don’t bother with goals because they feel goals are a set up to failure, instead of success. But that’s not true. Goals aren’t to blame for why goals fail. Let’s look at some reasons why Goals fail and how we can succeed with our goals anyway. I don’t think it’s a secret that […]