Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blogging an All Nighter

Thanks to everyone who has been so kind as I recover from my recent health scare. One more test on Monday before I should get the all clear!

I'll still always be at higher risk for stroke, but...




Friday, July 31, 2015

How to Take Control of Your Time With a Monthly Planner

Somewhere between micromanaging every single moment and not knowing when the party even starts, there is a sweet spot of time management.

I think I have found my sweet spot!

(Check out my new inserts for this academic year. So much pretty, right?)



planner, monthly, inserts, calendar, time management

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The 3 Shopping Lists Essential for Your Planner

If you could do one thing to save time, save money, stay healthy, and eat well, would you do it?

Shopping was probably my biggest weekly time suck for a long time.

Going to the store took forever. I was constantly out of something and running back to the store at the last minute. I would forget stuff. I couldn't cook because I was out of stuff, so I would eat out all the time.

Three continually running shopping lists have solved my time, money, and cooking issues!


shopping, planner, grocery, shopping lists



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Using the Limited Space on a Monthly Planner Spread Efficiently

Monthly planner spreads are set up like a traditional calendar.

At least in America, weeks start on Sundays (though weekly spreads in America usually start on Mondays). The squares are really too small to pack any significant amount of information on them.

I've devised a simple hack that makes the most of a monthly spread so that all necessary information can be captured on the page.



planner, planners, monthly spread, monthlies, calendar


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Using a Planner to Manage a Medical Crisis

I have a dirty little secret.

So many people share my secret, but most of them are reluctant to tell anyone.

See, if people knew, bosses might fire them. Employers would be reluctant to hire. Friends might think them lazy, whiny, or self-centered. Well-meaning family members might try to monitor food intake and exercise output. People on Facebook might give UNSOLICITED medical advice.

(Yes, those are shouty caps. Yes, that was worthy of shouty caps! I can't stand when a non-medical professional tries to give me medical advice. Even if they are right, they don't know my medical history or current medications. Please remember that nothing I am writing here is medical advice nor am I trained in medicine. I am just telling my story.)


My secret?



planner, off topic, medical


Monday, July 27, 2015

The Secret to Creating a Practical and Pretty Planner

When it comes down to a choice between decorating my planner and making it practical, I ALWAYS choose practical. After all, my planner keeps me sane. I do not want to mess with that mojo!


planner, compact, Franklin Covey, inserts, hole punch



Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Organized Back-to-School Trick That You Must Do Before School Starts

For parents everywhere, back-to-school season adds tons of items to your to-do list. Adding anything else might seem crazy, but I've found one back-to-school task that saves me so much time during the rest of the year that I've continued to use this same trick for two years.




organize, organizing, launch pad, launch and land zone, back to school