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    Plan Ahead: Tips & Tricks to A Well Planned Life

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    Plan ahead. That is something I’ve definitely had to adapt to. I was double booking myself and making life harder than it needed to be! I’m sharing some tips on how to plan ahead more often than not.

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    I was recently trying to set up a date with one of my girlfriends. She was laughing at me because I was literally giving her dates one and two months out. Sometimes, I do hate it. I mean, why am I so busy and my schedule so full?! Well, because that’s life, right? We have families, work, and goals to accomplish! So why not be ahead of the game? Stop overbooking yourself and still fit in some “me time”.

    KEEP A CALENDAR HANDY AT ALL TIMES

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    This has been key for me! I love my Classic Happy Planner but it’s a little on the large size and I’m not a “big purse” type of woman. So, when they came out with the Mini Happy Planner I was sold. It’s perfect to keep in my purse and pull out whenever I need to jot down a date or check my availability. This is my planner of choice, but all you need is a simple monthly layout calendar or even your cell phone calendar to keep all your important dates scheduled.

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    How to Choose Your “One Little Word”

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    Back in January, I sat down to create my yearly vision board with my bestie Vanessa. This year I opted to create mine in my planner since I knew I would look at it if not every day, at least weekly. I wanted it to be in a place where I would have a constant reminder of where I wanted my life to be by the end of 2017. I had also seen a lot of my fellow planner babes talking about their “one little word” for the year. I looked into it some more and learned it was a tradition Ali Edwards started for herself and it has now grown into something even bigger!

    The idea, in a nutshell, is you choose “one little word” and that word becomes your daily focus. Everything you do should reflect this word, daily.  I took a look at my vision board and decided the only way I was going to reach these goals was to “apply” myself. And that was it, APPLY, was my one little word.

    A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow. – Ali Edwards

    It’s now the beginning of July and we are officially past the half-way mark for the year! Woohoo! We’ve made it! I felt it was time to check in with myself and see how much progress I’ve made with “APPLYING” myself in order to reach my goals. And this is where I’m at with everything.

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    DIY Beard Oil with Free Printable Labels

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    Finding the perfect gift for the special man in your life isn’t always easy. One thing is for sure, they love to look and smell good. Am I right?! I too love nothing more than when my hubby smells yummy.  This inexpensive and simple DIY beard oil is the perfect gift for all the special men in your life. 

    DIY BEARD OIL

    Essential oils have become a part of our life at home. My husband is all about using anything and everything natural. So I knew he’d love something natural that he can use in his daily self-care routine. Whether your husband has a full beard or just a little stubble, this beard and mustache oil is a great fit.

    The hubby and I worked together on this recipe to make sure it was a perfect blend for the summer. It has a perfect balance of oils that are great for skin care and a refreshing sensation.  

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    Easy Turkey Taco Salad

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    Summer is here! It’s time for BBQ’s and picnics. So that means you need a quick go-to recipe that won’t take all day to make. Well, my taco salad is just the recipe you need!

    Let me preface this by saying this is NOT a healthy recipe. You can find those on another blog. Ha! I promise you’ll be in and out of the kitchen with this one. It’s always a hit and perfect for all your upcoming outdoor functions.

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    How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances: 4 Steps

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    If you have stainless steel appliances and children, you probably have fingerprints all over them. Am I right? I’m sharing how I keep my appliances kid-print free.

    I’ve never owned stainless steel appliances until we bought our home. And boy is it hard to keep them clean! Especially with a little one around. The first time I cleaned it I used a damp lint-free cloth. Then, it looked like this, smear city. There were streaks everywhere. It looked worse than when I started.

    Of course, our kids come and place their cute, but print-making, hands in places where they really don’t need to place them. And we get this. Hand-print city!

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