Category: Organization

Lifestyle, Organization, Pageants

How to Choose Your Next Pageant

We all know the big (pageant) systems like Miss America, Miss Universe, and Miss World, but research will show the overwhelming number of pageants out there. How do you know which system is best for you? There are way too many pageant systems to count and all of them have something different to offer. These …

Lifestyle, Money, Organization

Home for the Holidays (2019)

A blurred picture of a Christmas themed table setting and Christmas tree in the background

This Christmas was the first year that Nick and I had to travel many miles via the airways to be with family for the holidays. We quickly discovered that bootstrapping our way to December 25th wasn’t going to work. Lucky for you my friend, here’s my take on how to hack the holidays for traveling …

Lifestyle, Organization, Podcast

It’s Time to #SelfBless (Setting 2020 Goals)

This blog post is an extended version of show notes for my 12/31/19 podcast episode. Tune in or read my blog post below. As we get closer to the last hour of 2019, I started to think more about my goals from January. You may have set your goals for 2020 already, but this inspiration …

Organization, Professional

Your Most Successful Year: How to Form a Habit

?New year, new you.? I got so many email newsletters this week bashing that phrase and rightfully so. There is some truth and effectiveness that lies behind the statement though. With the transition of a new set of 365 days, there comes a time to pause and reflect on your progress. A few of my …

Money, Organization

How I Changed My Money Rules: Making a Budget That Works for Me

October 2017, I struggled to stick to my budget and that?s coming from a hyper-budgeter. I kept reviewing and changing my budget based on terrible spending. This was a vicious cycle that I knew I had to break. And after months of tweaking my plan, I had to change my money rules and change my …

Money, Organization

6 Ways to Be More Productive in 2018

As you know, I love the ability to organize, categorize and optimize all parts of my life. Throughout 2017, I?ve had the opportunity to sample?different productivity systems in an academic and professional setting. Adjusting to full-time work was truly a challenge but I?m adjusting thanks to new productivity tools. With my latest resources and new …

Organization

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas

Whether you want to accept it or not, Christmas is coming and in just nineteen short days, it will be upon us! What?s your biggest concern for Christmas? Is it the holiday cheer or your shopping budget? Your Christmas party outfits, or getting a plane ticket home? Regardless of your worries, I?ve attempted to round …

Organization

Morning Boosts: Healthy Alternatives to Coffee

Happy National Coffee Day! Not going to lie, I love my Grande Caramel Macchiato, Tall Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino and Tall Caf? Mocha from the Starbucks menu. But outside of those staples, I?m just not a big coffee fan. Even my college filled all-nighters were fueled by snacks, not drinks. So, there?s that. But I …

Lifestyle, Organization

How to Successfully Have a Lazy/Productive Saturday

Whatever happened to the lazy/productive Saturday? The one that you look back on Sunday evening, and don?t regret how much time you wasted. I find myself often waking up earlier than I want, wasting time on social media or lounging around the house, and then heading out to run errands that seem to consume the …

Organization

Planning Your Passion: Why You Need a Passion Planner

Have you ever felt your life and all its responsibilities slipping out of your grasp? I know that sounds pretty dramatic but times like that happen! You end up with random scraps of paper and Notes on your phone of things to do but no clear organization. Things started to fall apart for me when …