2017 Holiday Planner Setup

I would be lost without my Holiday Planner each year. It helps so much to make sure I don’t forget any of the details of this time of year!

A Holiday Planner Notebook is the perfect way to stay on top of all your holiday planning!

Guys, seriously!! I can’t believe October is already here!!

And by far, the next 3 months are my favorite of the year. I get crazy giddy about Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! I’m thankful for the 9 months in between to recover, but I really just love this time of year so much!

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Using a Bullet Journal to Simplify My Life

Never say never, I guess. Because I always told myself that a bullet journal just wasn’t for me. But here I am now, and I think I like it.

How a Bullet Journal Simplified My Life by My Something Beautiful Life

I always told myself that a bullet journal just wasn’t for me. (I also said I’d never buy MAMBI Happy Planner stickers, but, well, umm…)  That takes way too much effort, why would I want to design a new page each week?!

But life happens. Needs change. And maybe this isn’t such a bad idea after all.

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5 Nice (free) Things to Take Care of You

Although not quite over yet, summer is quickly winding down. And with the holidays coming up, it seems like fall moves into winter so quickly. So in all the chaos, don’t forget to take care of you!

5 Nice Things to do for Yourself | Self Care Ideas

I know it is still a little early to be talking about the holidays. And the weather definitely doesn’t feel like Autumn yet. But I feel like this transition moves so much faster than it seems like it will. And between school starting up again and beginning to make Holiday plans, we can sometimes put our own self care on the back burner.

So today I am sharing with you 5 free things you can do that to be nice to yourself, and hopefully eliminate some of the natural stress of just life in general.

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What I Learned During My No Spend Month

No Spend Month | Zero Spend Month | Zero Spend Challenge | No Spend Challenge | Finance | Budget | My Something Beautiful Life

Let’s face it, sometimes money is not our favorite thing to talk about, let alone deal with. But it is one of those necessary evils that we just can’t ignore for too long before it becomes a real problem.

Well, I really like ignoring money. Mostly, I like to pretend that I have a lot more than I do, and that usually gets me into trouble. Opps.

So after reading (actually, listening to) Ruth Soukup’s book Living Well Spending Less, I decided that my finances needed help.

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My First Filofax | Personal Finsbury

I’ve wanted a Filofax for years. And I always thought that the A5 Malden would be the first one I would end up getting. But I love my Personal Finsbury!Filofax Personal Finsbury Raspberry | Planner Review | Filofax Review | My Something Beautiful Life

Okay, I cannot even tell you how excited I am right now!! A few days ago I ordered my first Filofax from Amazon Warehouse Deals, and it just came in the mail, like 10 minutes ago. And now I want to show you my new baby and explain a little about what I plan to do with it.

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Recollections A5 Planner Setup & What Went Wrong

I did, and still do love my Recollections Planner. But all the love in the world can’t help a planner system that isn’t working.

2017 Planner Setup | A5 Recollections ring bound planner | Filofax Style Planner

Let me start by saying that I love my Recollections A5 Planner. When I got done setting it up, it was exactly what I hoped it would be. I loved the colors, and the dividers turned out perfect (my first try at making them with my Silhouette machine).

But it didn’t work. As much as I loved everything about it, it just wasn’t making my life easier.

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My Favorite Pens for Planning

Every Planner Girl (or Guy) knows how important pens are to your planner. Don’t waste any more time on pens that you think will be awesome, just to have them be a complete disappointment!

Pens for Planning | Planner Pens | Planner Accessories | Planner Supplies | Best Pens | My Something Beautiful Life

Ah. I love pens. I can’t go into a store without looking in the pen aisle. And I’ve had my fair share of pens that are disappointing. Especially ones that seem like they would be good and just didn’t deliver. So I wanted to share with you my favorite pens. These are my go-to pens when I pull out my planner. The ones that I know will deliver every time.

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