11/27/2016

My 2017 Organization | Get Ready & Plan With Me!

The New Year will be here for you know it. Last year, I felt totally frantic as it approached. In fact, I was so not ready for the New Year, that I decided that February would be my new January ;) But this year, things are a little different. I'm at a different season of life, I'm wrapping things up on some major projects and I feel ready to move on to the new year and a fresh start. So how do you get ready for the new year? Well, I'm sharing my tips on how to get organized for 2017 in my latest video below. Practical steps that I'm actually doing to prepare and make sure that I will be successful in the new year. 

But, the most exciting part -- I am releasing an entire line of digital products to help you be more productive and efficient! YAY! 

First up, is my new DIY planner sticker set for 2017! It includes daily reminders for the new year as well room to write out your goals in your planner. The best part, because these are easy DIY planner stickers and you get the file, you can print as many as you want and need! Please check them out and let me know what you think!

Check out my latest YouTube video to see exactly what I am doing to prepare for a productive and organized new year! And stay tuned because there are more videos in this 2017 organization series - including how to choose a planner and more.


One Little Word
If you're interested in learning more on how to choose your one little word for the new year, be sure to check out my 2015 organization series -- it's a great introduction, full of amazing tips and very useful!

Please share your tips and suggestions for getting organized for 2017 in the comments! And don't forget to check out my 2017 planner sticker set!!


11/22/2016

Tips On How To Have A Stress Free Holiday


I've said it a million times before -- it's the most wonderful time of year. But unfortunately for a lot of us with all the love, laughter and joy comes stress. Whether it's because of a strained relationships with family members or all of the cooking that you have to do -- there's a lot going on this time of year and it can lead to unnecessary tension and stress. I want you to enjoy Thanksgiving, eat lots and laugh with your family. I want you to have a calm and peaceful Christmas and spend time focusing on what is most important. 

So here are my tips for how to have a stress free holiday:

Accept You Can't Do It All
I listed this first because it's is so necessary and a key to having a stress free holiday. The sooner you can get on board with this idea, the better. I know you're a super woman / mom / friend. But you cannot do it all for everyone. So prioritize and do your best. Accept the things you cannot do or change.

Just Buy It
Last night a friend showed me a picture of a delicious meal. I was so impressed, I immediately ask 'Did you make that?!' Without skipping a beat, he replied 'Yes! I made the money that I used to buy that!' I LOVED that answer! Understand that there are some things worth spending money on -- your time is one of them. Wherever you can -- BUY! Buy the dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner. Buy the cookies for that DIY Christmas Cookie Exchange. I promise you no one cares. Save yourself the hassle and remove extra stress this holiday season. I love this concept of being ok with good enough. Now, I know that's hard for some of us perfectionists out there but it can be a truly freeing and revolutionary concept once we accept it. So repeat after me: "Yes, it's good enough that I will buy the cake for my son's classroom party!" You get the idea :) 

Stay Home
I am usually one to promote accepting invitations and going out in to the world to experience different events. You never know what will happen or who you will meet. But this time of year is sooooo busy to begin with. Don't add extra stress by attending every single thing you get invited to. Again, prioritize and pick the things that mean the most to you. Attend the events you actually want to attend. For everything else, just send a lovely holiday card and call it good!

PLAN
Now of course I was going to include planning as one of my tips. Don't take it for granted. Spend some time now to map out your holiday party schedule, keep track of your gift list, decide what you'll be purchasing on Black Friday, organize your mailing list for holiday cards. All of these are important elements for staying organized during the holiday season. [And of course, don't forget to pick up my DIY printable stickers to make your planner look super cute as you organize! ;)]

When Life Gives You Lemons
Smell them! According to researchers at Ohio State University, the smell of lemons quickly boosts your mood. So the next time you feel stressed, use this easy and fast DIY trick to feel better instantly. 

Practice Self-Care
I know this should go without saying, but take care of yourself! When you are running around organizing dinners and wrapping gifts and pleasing everyone else, it's easy to get run down and exhausted. So plan some time in your weekly schedule to get a massage, read a book, watch some YouTube video on the couch, or whatever else you love to do. Do what you love! And a productivity tip: make sure you actually write it down in your planner, that way you are much more likely to do it. So Treat Yo Self! Oh and of course, I have some stickers for that! ;)

Do you have any other tips and tricks to share to help make this a stress-free and relaxed holiday season? Please do share them in the comments below!

Wishing you and yours all the very best
xo



11/19/2016

Easy to Copy Fall Outfit Ideas for Warm Weather

Ever since I moved to Los Angeles, I've had to completely redo my wardrobe. The weather here is mild, pleasant and really most of the time just hot. It's like permanently spring here. Don't get me wrong, I do love the weather but sometimes a girl just wants to wear booties and sweater! Ya know?! I constantly find myself Googling Fall Outfit Ideas for Los Angeles so I gathered some inspiration from Pinterest and wanted to share in case any of you are in the same predicament. 

Alright, here's a roundup of my favorite fall outfit ideas that you should copy now!








Oh, and for those of you wondering -- I am definitely still following the capsule wardrobe. It's something I love and believe in. Of all the benefits of a capsule wardrobe, for me it has totally simplified my life, made my mornings easier and just made me feel lighter and more organized. If you are wondering what the heck is a capsule wardrobe, check out my YouTube Minimalism / Capsule Wardrobe series -- it will answer all your questions! What is a capsule wardrobe? How do I find my personal style? How do I begin to build a capsule wardrobe? Look no further than my YouTube playlist. ;)

And when you're ready to actually begin with your capsule wardrobe, remember it's very important to properly plan it! Don't forget to check out my Capsule Wardrobe Super Set with fun printable stickers for your planner and practical, useful worksheets to help you build a wardrobe that is functional, beautiful, and easy!

Which of these looks is your favorite?

11/18/2016

Learning How To Meal Plan | What I Eat In A Day




I've been on a mission to reduce my sugar and gluten intake and eat clean. For me, that means making more meals at home. But, I had to learn how to meal plan -- it seems so easy but it does require some effort. I am not one to follow recipes out of a cookbook but I love to get inspiration from different places like YouTube (duh...) and others who are also on this journey.  I follow Cara from The Champagne Diet on Snapchat and she often shares her meals -- she is great! I highly recommend checking her out (for other things like women's empowerment & inspiration too!). 

Check out my YouTube video below to see what I eat in a typical day. 
I've included my menu below as well. Check out my video for recipes (more like preparation instructions -- I like easy meals)



 What I Eat In A Day

Breakfast
Brussel sprouts, sweet potato hash on top of hardboiled eggs wrapped in corn tortilla
Iced coffee with Trader Joe's coconut creamer

Snack
Trader Joes Pumpkin Tortilla Chips (gluten free!)
Trader Joes Beet Hummus with Baby Carrots

Lunch
Salad: romaine lettuce, pears, walnuts, gorgonzola cheese and homemade dressing
Dressing: mix lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt & pepper (shake to combine)

Dinner
Soup: mix bouillon cubes, mushrooms, bok choy, and buckwheat noodles (gluten free!)
Garnish with soy sauce and fresh basil leaves

Dessert
Chocolate Mint Black Tea from Target
(it actually tastes & smells like chocolate mint and helps satisfy my cravings for something sweet!)

Drink (all day!)
Mix water with a splash of rose water and Splenda or other artificial sweetener


Please do leave me a comment and let know how you meal plan and where you get inspiration.
xx

11/08/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 | Planner & Organization Lovers



Can you believe it's time to think about gift giving again?! The holidays are right around the corner! I'm constantly asked about my favorite planner supplies and what I would recommend to purchase for  paper lovers. Check out my latest YouTube video to see my top picks!



Cloth & Paper - I love Ashley's boutique for a well-curated assortment of beautiful & chic planner and office supplies! This is the perfect gift for the girl boss in your life!

Filofax Gold Saffiano Customizable Notebook - This is the perfect notebook because it can be customized just like a 6 ring agenda or Arc / Levenger disc bound system but it still functions like a notebook. Plus! It's a beautiful gold saffiano material -- the cover is thick & durable. Highly recommend!

CrateJoy - A fun online marketplace so you can pick out your own subscription box!

Leather Alphabet Stickers (for Louis Vuitton Agenda or anything else!) - These are the PERFECT affordable dupe alternative the Anya Hindmarch leather alphabet stickers. I LOVE these! Couldn't recommend them more!

Chic Planner Stickers - For those of you who share my aesthetic and are always looking for chic, sophisticated planner supplies, please check out my sticker designs! These are a digital download so you can have an unlimited supply! It's a great bargain! My original designs will brighten up your planning routine, but you can still show them at the office proudly! 


Are any of the items I mentioned on your list? Any other gift recommendations? 

11/03/2016

Don't miss my YouTube videos!

So apparently YouTube has been silently unsubscribing people from channels - even those that they frequently watch. How annoying! Please make sure that you check my channel from your phone to see if you are still subscribed! I don't want you to miss any of the fun new content I have coming soon! And you can also hit the ALARM BELL from your phone to get push notifications when I have a new video go live! Thanks for all your support! xoxoxox