Now that I’m a mom myself, I’m realizing that there’s so much more to motherhood than I ever imagined. And while I can turn to Google for all the uncertainties that arise, nothing beats the advice of my mama friends! It’s thanks to them (and some of you) that I felt super prepared for this new adventure. I started thinking about ways to express my gratitude for all generous advice I’ve received after I saw the PAPYRUS® Greeting Cards at Albertsons recently. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it was the perfect opportunity to grab some Papyrus Mother’s Day cards as a part of special thank you gifts. If you have mom figures you’ve been wanting to thank, scroll on for some ideas on how you can use Papyrus Mother’s Day cards to show them how grateful you are.
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I’m not sure if it’s the warmer weather or that I’ve been seriously nesting, but I’m especially loving all the new spring home arrivals! We’ve been finishing up a few major home updates, and reimagining our current space has me feeling inspired. Right now, I am drawn to a combination of natural, woven pieces with statement-making gilded pieces. Sharing a few easy accents that you can easily swap with your current decor in today’s post. Refresh your space with these spring home decor new arrivals including metallic accents, fresh florals and statement pillows and throws!
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If you have been following along on Instagram, then you’ve likely seen in my Stories that we’ve had quite a few home improvement projects going on since last summer! One of the biggest ones on my list has been updating our living and dining room spaces that just seemed a little out-of-date and uninspiring. (Especially since I work from our dining room table most days to get out of my smaller office room!) But, I can’t take all the credit – I had the help of a full-time designer from a local Baton Rouge home decor store, LD Linens & Decor, to help me make some of the big decisions! I’m finally sharing some of our living and dining room before and after photos in today’s + tips on how to work with an interior designer in today’s post.
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Now that we’re almost two weeks into the new year, it’s time for all the holiday decorations to come down. I have to admit that it’s always a little sad to finally close out the holiday season, but it’s also nice to declutter and freshen up the house. With more than two months of winter to get through, you might be wondering how you should decorate your home next. Fortunately, you can easily transition your holiday home decor to cozy winter decor with just a few small tweaks. Since I’ve been reorganizing my home, I’m super excited to be partnering with AtHome today to share some quick tips on how you can change up your space before spring hits.
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The holiday distractions are over, now what? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the the daunting task of getting motivated and back to work? Don’t worry, we are in the same boat, sista! My current social media feed is filled with posts about resolutions and dreaming big, but I’m over here like – wait, I’m just trying to put my Christmas decorations away… If you’re feeling the pressure to get to started on a new year of goals, I’m sharing four super EASY organization tips to clear up your desk and your mind.
Start by clearing up the clutter to help create a fresh space and mindset!
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Find a Planner That Works For You
Name a planner, and I’ve most likely tried it! This year, I’m going back to one of my favorites, The Day Designer. After a lot of trial and (mostly) error, I’ve realized that I am MOST productive when I give myself lists and schedules. Flying by the seat of my pants kinda became my motto for 2018, and I think it’s mostly due to the fact that I neglected the use of my daily planner.
One of the most effective planners that I’ve used is The Day Designer because of the way each day is given its own full page. There is space for a full schedule, to-do list, notes, top three priorities – and even a space for gratitude. I got the flexible abridged version HERE for about $30, but there’s also a hardback full version complete with goal setting exercises available HERE.
You know that phrase, out of sight, out of mind? Totally applies when it comes to your organization and storage pieces. I’ve slowly but surely started converting all of my organizers to being CLEAR. I’ve talked multiple times about these acrylic storage organizers on IG Stories, but they really have been such lifesavers! (I now have a total of 5 and use them for everything from makeup to skincare and jewelry to office supplies.) Cannot recommend these under $100 enough and even gift them regularly to friends and family!
Seems so basic, but color coordination is one major way that I stay on task. I use specific colored pens in my planner and even use colored pouches for sorting tech accessories, jewelry, and miscellaneous items. Everything is assigned a color even in my business programs like Asana and Trello! I use colored tabs to keep projects and timelines organized. Rainbow pens and markers are my JAM.
Throw it in the BAG
I mentioned this above, but I have small colored bags to sort out things like hair accessories and jewelry. Instead of using one big drawer or box to throw all the things inside, I keep them separated in smaller bags or pouches. Even when I travel, I will have multiple smaller bags inside my main backpack/tote. I always know which one to grab for certain items instead of fishing around to find them.
One thing I would love to get better about is keeping packable bags inside my car for grocery trips or while running errands. Even if it’s just sorting out all the junk that might accumulate in your back seat or trunk! I love these Baggu packable bags that I shared in the collage above, and this brand also has a ton of other color options to choose from.
How are you planning on staying organized in the new year? Would love to hear some of your easy organization tips below!