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Organization….

….it’s such an important part of my life right now…. or at least it should be. There are so many different things going on.  Paperwork is everywhere!  Client invoices, loan documents, wedding receipts, thank you cards to write (from GRADUATION!)…. it’s all adding up and my life and my business are starting to blur. I have a business to run and weddings to shoot every weekend until September. I also have a wedding to plan… a LARGE wedding to plan and a ton of vendors of my own to keep straight! whew! Like I said, it’s all running together.  The numbers, the papers, the to-do lists! I needed a good way to separate all of my “to-do’s” so that I can…

actually have a workday break up “My Life” and “The Business”.  So! Where do I turn for help?  Martha Stewart of course!! (Ps. just a little background info, I love my Martha Stewart Living Mag that my future mother-in-law has been giving me since HIGH SCHOOL! There are so many fun ideas in those things! Thanks Bobbi!!)

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Martha’s  home organization line is AWESOME! It’s cute and modern and seriously makes me want to organize my life and color code everything! It’s bad though. Just because a trashcan is cute, doesn’t me I NEED it! I bought this little notebook years ago. I didn’t need it. I just wanted it because it was cute and really, if Martha said it was a great organizational tool, I probably should have it, right?!  So it has been kept in storage all throughout college.  (I actually have like 3 of these things. All different brands, all different colors! This one just happens to be the best!) It sat in a drawer with a million other journals and notebooks that I bought just because the “cuteness” factor overwhelmed me and I never touched it….until now.  I recently found this little guy tossed in a box from college. I pulled it out and began organizing my to-do’s side by side and I categorized them as “Business” and “Life/Wedding”  (because wedding planning has become me life recently!).  This new organization system has been working well so far and love it so much that I thought it deserved a “Good Things” post of its’ own!

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So if you are a planner and an organization guru… leave a comment and let me know how you keep YOUR life straight!! Happy Monday!

Haha, and as you can tell, I can only handle one day at a time! I plan as I go….planning ahead is my next goal!

Comments (12)

Comments

  1. Jessica Willis: ( )

    I am coveting your notebook so badly.

  2. Amanda Hilborn Hedgepeth: ( )

    OMG! I want this!

  3. Jessie: ( )

    Girl, I have a planner that I carry in my purse with everything in it, I keep a huge desk calendar on my desk at work, I have a calendar with important dates on it in my cell phone, I have a budget calendar that I made on the computer that I printed a copy of and I still have to write myself sticky notes ALL THE TIME!!! I really am organized but my to do lists just come and go as they please.

  4. Julie Renee: ( )

    Looks like a great organizer! I’m a huge fan of organization products…it’s like my drug of choice.

    I have to break it to you though, I’m pretty sure Martha would give you a swift kick for saying this is her product. I’m pretty sure Real Simple is a major rival of Martha Stewart’s. I could be wrong, but I’m about 95% sure. ; )

  5. admin: ( )

    haha thanks julie! I actually have one of Martha’s too (and it’s teal!!) hahaha I should have blogged that one! Thanks for setting me straight:)

  6. Melissa Arlena: ( )

    I love notebooks!!! I have to check out the journal and notebook section everytime I go to Staples just in case there is a new cute one. It has become a slight obsession :) I have several years worth of notebooks filled with To Do lists, I just love the feeling of getting everything out of my head and onto paper and then checking it off once I accomplish it!!!

  7. Laurajane: ( )

    I definitely have the same problem too. I don’t know how many notebooks I have all over the place that have a few pages with writing on them and super cute covers. I thought the cuteness would make me write or make me stay organized. It has yet to work. But surprisingly the gmail calendar seems to work really well for me. It’s not cute at all, but I can make it color coded, and it sends me emails to remember to do stuff, even though I usually ignore those email. Ha I’m really bad at this.

  8. Anna Burke: ( )

    You are definitely your mother’s child! She LOVES her lists :) And I do, too! That’s the only way I can stay super organized… my to-do lists and my planner! Justin knows he has to tell me EVERYTHING he has going on so I can write it in my planner. That thing contains my whole life! And if I wasn’t so organized, I think my life would fall to pieces!

  9. Leslie: ( )

    weird..its not teal.

  10. Caity: ( )

    i love this! i am always trying to find something to break things up..never found anything but big thick books haha.. awesome!

  11. Kristin Partin: ( )

    you’re so adorable :) and I need this.

  12. Megan Hennessy: ( )

    Girl! You need to come to NoVA and visit the Container Store…it’s calling your name. We have everything organizational you’d ever need and it’s super fun (I work there, I know lol). Miss ya, hope the wedding plans are going great!

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