2016 was a lot of things. And even though, like most everyone else, I was so ready for it to be over, looking back on this year a lot of pretty great things happened.
I launched the blog back in March, my sister got married on national TV, the Cubs won the World Series, I met and had the chance to interview some really cool people, and I traveled to Vegas and Nashville for the first time. As it turns out, 2016 wasn’t so bad after all—and I think 2017’s going to be even better.
But first, these are the posts that were your favorites this year, from healthy margs and lip kits to Gwyneth and the #TODAYWedding. THANK YOU all for the endless support in this new venture. I can’t wait for another great year!
New year, new me planner. These are a few of my favorite products to get organized for the New Year!
I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m just not a very organized person. My computer has 100 tabs open at all times and my desktop is a deep sea of photos and documents. (Even if it looks clean, they’re likely hidden in a separate folder, aptly named “Desktop.”)
To overcome my inherent lack of organization, I’ve become a crazy list person who writes everything down and lives and dies by a to-do list. And I’m determined to become a planner person in 2017. For real this time, unlike last year (my stint with the Passion Planner lasted less than two months).
This year, after an excessive amount of planner research, I picked up the Rifle Paper Co. Planner in Scarlett Birch. As a diehard checklist person with unfortunate handwriting, I love the weekly layout with lines and boxes to keep organized and check things off as you go. It also has sections for contacts, important dates, notes, monthly calendar views with more room to write notes, and a folder in the back with a built-in ruler to tuck away small papers. It’s the perfect size to fit in a work bag, but doesn’t feel too small to keep track of everything. It’s simple and pretty and has a quote on every weekly spread.
Here are a few of my other favorite products, from notepads and pens (the Le Pens are low-key life changing) to weekly journals and calendars, that will help organize and inspire you in 2017.