Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year + 9 = THANKFUL

For those of you who know me outside of this little blogging world, you know where I have been.  It has been quite a month and just want to say how THANKFUL, THANKFUL, THANKFUL I am for you Janie!!!  To the strongest, most beautiful (inside and out),bravest, determined, lover of life momma that I know, I love you to pieces!!!!!!  
Here's to a new year filled with endless possibilities!!!!

(too good!!!)
I thought I would try to start the year off on the right foot with getting myself organized. That's always been a major problem for me.  I want to be organized but somehow I always feel like I am scrambling.  I am determined to get myself in gear and the first step for me is getting things mapped out in the days, weeks, months ahead into a day planner.  I am a pen and paper type of gal.  I have all the Apple gadgets but I still have to write out my lists, my appointments, the daily grind you know.  I have tried plugging my "to do's" into my phone and I never check  it!!!!  What good is that?  So here you go, the point of this little post is planners.  I blogged about this last year and ended up ordering a  great little planner by Sarah Pinto Designs.

  It fit the bill in every way.  Inexpensive, small size, plenty of space for writing, spiral bound pages held up to being tousled around my pocketbook all day, everyday.  But this year I wanted to try something different.  
I thought about the Life Planner by Erin Condren, but I started thinking maybe it offered too much??? 

 Is that possible?  Just thinking it would look like I was carrying around a huge binder??  Please do tell if you have one if you like it because maybe next year??? 
 So I finally settled on making my own planner from Blurb.  

(Not the cheapest planner but I thought it would be fun to splurge a bit in order to have fun photos to go along with each month!)

Have y'all ever ordered from Blurb?  My sister in law had a book made of their little girl, in her first two years, for my parent's Christmas gift and it was BEAUTIFULLY made!!!!  I mean the quality was out of this world good!!!  I am planning to do our 2012 photo book from Blurb this year instead of Shutterfly like I have done the past 5 years.  On the To Do list of things I never finished before the new year!  I can't wait for my planner to arrive!!  I will definitely share pics when it does.  
Tell me, have you ever ordered form Blurb?  Do you love what you ordered?  Hopefully I will be back sooner than 2 months:)


Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

I am so glad Janie is ok. Katie filled me in her and that is truly scary. I said big prayers for her. I have seen the Erin C planner and it is huge, seriously like a binder- too big for my taste! So glad to hear you ordered from Blurb. I have been working on putting together a book from them with my instagram photos but have yet to bite the bullet and order. Oh and so glad you are back blogging:)

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

First off, glad you're back. Second, wasn't that the scariest with Jane?? Thank the Lord. Life is as scary as it is wonderful.

Blurb let all the ALT attendees make a book for free. I did one for the family for Christmas and I can't say enough about how easy and wonderful it is. I've been meaning to post about them. xo

KatyeRhett said...

I'm so glad that Jane is doing better!!!
And I'm glad to see you blogging again. Happy New Year to you guys!

lizziefitz said...

So happy you are back! You have been missed. I hope everything is OK with your friend Jane:(

Courtney said...

I had an Erin condren and it was too much for me, I like my simple little Lilly Pulitzer way better!

Balboa Jewelry/ Jane Pope Collection said...

way way, i am finally back on the computer and am just seeing this sweet post. i appreciate it so much! love you and am so thankful to be getting better every day! xoxo

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