Shorten Your Year and Get More Done

March 2, 2017

My husband knows how much I love planning, growing, and getting more done, so for Christmas he got me a productivity book called, The 12 Week Year. He also bought it because he was interested in it but didn’t want to read it himself.

I am an avid reader when it comes to fiction, but I struggle with making time to read nonfiction. So it took me longer than I would have liked to get through the book even though it is under 200 pages long.…


Once You Eat That Frog, Everything Else Is Easy

Eat That Frog
August 16, 2016

In my effort to better myself, I try to listen to audiobooks that will help me grow (because I really don’t like reading books without a story line). My book for August was Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. It was wonderful! I even made my husband listen to it before it was due back.

Here are the notes that I gathered from the book:

  1. Set the table
    Decide exactly what you want. Clarity is essential.

Kale Chips

Garden Journal
August 5, 2016

I keep a very small garden (especially compared to my mom and sister) and I love peppers, so a large portion of my garden is dedicated to different pepper plants. Since I also love to write things down in my journal, I draw out my garden map before planting and fill it in as I plant to remember what goes where. This year, I also decided to track when I maintain and harvest from my garden.…


Maximize Your Time: Meal Planning

Meal Planning
April 21, 2016

Everyone is busy. It doesn’t matter if you have a full-time job, a part-time job, are a stay-at-home mom or are just between jobs. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done that you would like to.

To add to all of your regular duties and To Do list, you have to eat. Everyone knows that homemade is best, but it can be hard to find time to cook. And coming up with meal ideas can be even more difficult.…


Handwriting in a Digital World

April 15, 2016

My kids hate writing. They complain every time they have a written assignment or if I ask them to write a letter to a family member, yet they love receiving handwritten mail.

It has become so easy and fast to just type everything or use voice memos to save information, but there is something special about writing by hand.

If you have read some of my previous posts, you know that I am a compulsive list maker and have been keeping a bullet journal for the past 6 months (I had not realized it had been that long already!).…


One Month Down, Eleven To Go

First month of 2016 is in the books (literally for those of you who keep a journal or calendar). The first week of a new month is the perfect time to do some reevaluation!

How many of you made some New Year’s resolutions that have already failed? You are not alone. Every year, people all over the world vow to make changes in the new year, and then life happens and it is the same old routine.…

February 2, 2016

Goal Setting: How to Get Started

January 19, 2016

I love goals. I love thinking of them, breaking them down into smaller bits, writing them in lists, and achieving them. I love everything about goals! I also believe that one of the key components of completing goals is writing them down.

I recently had some family members tell me that they didn’t have any goals written down because they didn’t know where to start. That reminded me that several years ago I had put together a small workbook about organizing and setting goals.…


Saving For A Rainy Day

Saving For A Rainy Day
January 5, 2016

Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money. – “Mickey Bergman”, Heist

Every year as tax season starts peeking its head around the corner I look at my business financials and have the same thought, “Where on earth did I spend all of my hard earned money!?!”

This year, I am determined to know the answer to that before the year is done. With the help of my journals and my desire to constantly make lists, I have my financial goals for the year written down and I have a plan for saving some extra cash!…


Bullet Journaling: An Outlet For My Obsession

Success is not an accident. Success is a choice.
December 22, 2015

Since I was a teenager I have had an attraction to stationery. My favorite aisle in a retail store is the office supplies. I buy journals but don’t actually write in them. I love lists and make them on all kinds of tablets and paper scraps scattered all over my house…until now.

In October, I stumbled upon Bullet Journaling. I watched the Bullet Journal video, and I immediately went to my journal stash to select a book to start in.…