Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The List Life

Saturday's are my busy days and last Saturday was no different. It's the day where I cram an entire weeks worth of projects into one day because the week has gone by without anything getting completed. Sunday is for rest and family time, so that only leaves one day. There was a long list this past weekend. So when KJB got up for his morning run, I started the coffee IV pot and sat down with my planner.

Ahh, my planner. My little, perfect place in the world. The place where stickers fit perfectly inside boxes. The place where function meets decoration. The place where colors coordinate and lists are made. Ahh, lists. Only slightly more satisfying than a sticker fitting perfectly inside the box is checking off a task on a to-do list. Yes, I'm one of those people who write things down so they can check them off. It's satisfaction in it's purest form.

Today I wanted to share a free printable of these adorable heart checklists. They are sized to fit the box size of an Erin Condren, but you can use these babies anywhere. I love to print them off on sticker paper to make them super simple to put down, but you could also use a glue stick, a tape runner, or a Xyron sticker maker




You could put them in your planner or on a post-it note. 

Use them to make a grocery list, a honey-do list, or a packing list.

The little flag ends add to the fun factor.

Print as many as you would like to get multiples of your favorite color. I also added a ton of silver, gold, and rose gold glitter flags for all you glitter lovers. Download the PDF's here. Share your lists on Instagram and tag them #thelistlife so I can see how you use your flags to get things done!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday 4

The top four things I love about this past week...

4. My new iPhone 7 is currently on a FedEx truck to be delivered to my house sometime today. I've been extremely patient with my current phone; the WiFi card started failing several months ago, making it difficult for me to do fun things like scroll through Instagram while waiting at the doctors office or do necessary things like back up to iCloud. I'm SO excited to get all set up on a new phone that will work.

3. If you know me at all, you know my out-pouring of love for Halloween. When I say I've been fretting about my costume for this year, believe that I've been fretting. All of my costumes are DIY, so I have to start early if I want something great, which I do! So for some reason I've experienced complete writers-block when it came to deciding on a costume for this year. BUT, this week an idea sparked and I am so in love with the idea. It's the perfect combination of easy-to-find pieces, creative projects, and genius results - at least, that's the way I envision it.

2. The weather has been 100% this week. Sunny, breezy, and the most comfortable temperature of upper 70's. The humidity the past month has been less than wonderful, so I've thoroughly enjoyed walking out side for longer than 30 seconds without getting soggy with sweat. Sorry for the over sharing of info, but that's what you get here.

1. The weekend plans are looking low-key which translates into relaxing and enjoyable. A long overdue date night with KJB is on the schedule, a bubble bath, and just maybe, if I feel like it, some tidying up around the house. Because when you don't have to do something, it's much more tolerable to do it.

Cheers to a wonderful weekend, hope your week was as pleasant as mine. xo

Thursday, August 18, 2016

30 for 30



I'm by no means an illustrator or typographer, but I decided to doodle down my list of goals for my 30th year. It would have been productive of me to post this in June, when I actually turned 30, but I suppose I've become somewhat of a procrastinator in my old age. ;)

Surprisingly, I've accomplished several of these already. Next June before my 31st, I will TRY to remember to share my progress.

Monday, August 8, 2016

August Monthly PWM

As you all know, from the things I've posted on here and on Insta, I'm obsessed with my planner. What you may not know is that I also love watching other people plan. Plan With Me video's are the perfect thing to turn on and watch while folding laundry or loading the dishwasher. So I finally decided to give it a go and do my own! I recorded my August Monthly PWM and just uploaded it to YouTube, so I figured I'd share it here as well. Next week I'll try recording a weekly spread, just to see how I like that! Hope you enjoy this little video, and if you do, subscribe to my YouTube channel for more!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Personal Planner Peace

My organization-loving heart is so happy right now. I recently decided to start using a personal sized planner for work, and it's serious planner peace.



Now, I'm not actually using my planner for appointments, we have an Outlook calendar that everyone uses, which is convenient for scheduling appointments. I found myself constantly making little to-do lists and keeping notes in different notebooks, and I finally got tired of trying to remember what cute notebook I was using during such-n-such meeting. And after switching my Plum Paper Planner into an A5 binder, I've loved being able to add different things into my binder, like notes, lists, etc.

So I took to Etsy to find an inexpensive personal planner that I could keep my lists in. I wound up purchasing a red one from washibear after reading some good reviews on them from instagram and their shop page. It's a great planner for the price; I was pretty impressed by the quality.

Once my binder was headed my way, I considered my options for inserts. There are tons out there on Etsy, but I decided to just make and print my own. They are really simple with a spot to write in the date, the day of the week, a place for notes, and another box with the days of the week where I can list appointments. I use this just to write in who I met with on what day, so that if I ever need to reference something, I have it easily. As mentioned, it's not used to schedule appointments, so I do not write in times or locations, but of course you could.



Mostly I write out my daily to-do list and I update it and add to it through out the day. It has helped so much in remembering what I worked on which day and which things still need to be done.



Here is a link to the PDF inserts. I print these double-sided, cut, and hole-punch. Sometimes I'll add a strip of washi tape to reinforce the holes. For reference, the boxes are sized to an Erin Condren/PPP/Happy Planner width, so you could use stickers to decorate. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Must Haves


With the kickoff of summer this week, there's no better time than to share some summer must haves. These could also be considered favorites, because I've had all these things for awhile and a couple I've purchased repeatedly.

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC - This bag is my most-used, perfect-sized, goes-with-everything summer bag. It's just large enough to fit the necessities but condensed and lightweight. The blue and white print is from two (?) summers ago, but I still feel like it's the perfect summer print. The cognac leather accents and the silver chain keeps it casual, but I always feel put together when I wear it. (shop here)

NYX Mega Shine lipgloss in Beige - I carry this lipgloss with me 24/7 in the summer. It is natural, easy to wear, and not too sticky. The color is just the right amount of pink to pair with any nude, pink, or my lips but better colors. (shop here)

Versace Tortoise Shell sunglasses - My current favorite sunnies are literal perfection. These babies were gifted to me for Christmas and are no longer available, but seriously, the oversized shape, wearable tortoise shell frame, and tan-tinted lenses are the best everyday pair to protect your eyes. (similar here)

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer - This compact is last year's model, and that's because I bought two *monkey see no evil emoji*. I couldn't help it; this bronzer was made for my complexion and make me look like I've just been baking in the sun, even when I'm stuck in the office. I hope they never stop making this product because it is #bronzegoals. (shop here)

FLO Refillable Perfume Atomizer - Where has this thing been all my life?! I love being able to bring my favorite scents with me to reapply in the afternoon, without lugging a huge bottle or buying a separate rollerball. She's currently filled with Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (here) which I'm as obsessed with as the bronzer. I'll never go without this little gem now. (shop here)