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AN END TO THE SCATTERBRAIN: TO-DO PRINTABLES

Get 'Er Done TO-DO copy

15 months into motherhood, I still find myself a bit scatterbrained  more often than I care to admit. Unfortunately, I can no longer blame hormones or lack of sleep so I’m simply going to blame motherhood and assume that it will be a long term affliction.

To whip myself into some kind of working order, I created what I like to call the Get ‘Er Done! Series (I live in the Shenandoah, surrounded by country, so I guess a little redneck has rubbed off on me…).  This series includes everything I need to keep my personal and business to-do’s within reach and in one place – for me, this is a huge improvement from the handful of moleskins I had scattered about!

I’m going to assume (or maybe hope?) that I’m not the only one out there with my head in the clouds, so to keep us all a little more grounded, I thought I’d share with you what has worked well for me so far…

  • The “Master List” is the mother of all lists, where you can write down anything and everything that needs to be done. You can even create categories to further help you organize your list and stay focused on individual projects:  DOWNLOAD HERE.

*Please note: this list is VERY similar to Meg Biram’s Master List, which is where I received the inspiration. I am offering a single page printable to get you into the groove, but I would highly recommend purchasing her notepad for months worth of list-keeping (and read her blog while you’re at it)!

  • The Master List does wonders for the mind, but after forgetting to purchase multiple supplies in my quest to cross items off of my master list, I realized my need for a separate shopping list. Hence, the To Purchase List was born: DOWNLOAD HERE.
  • The Calendar speaks for itself. I use it to organize my blog posts and write down my top 3 priorities for each day: DOWNLOAD HERE.
  • Since you can really only fit so much on the weekly calendar, I created a Weekly Notes list to compliment it. Think of it as a footnote to your calendar: DOWNLOAD HERE.

And there you have it folks! A no frills and no-holds barred excuse to get organized. Feeling a little less scatterbrained yet?

HELLO 2015…

This will be the best year yet {New years eve printable} - C.R.A.F.T.

(p.s. click on the picture above for a free printable to keep you motivated all year long!)

This year, instead of making a list of resolutions that I am bound to break – yoga and regular runs and healthy cooking and less procrastination and yada, yada, yada – I resolve to experience 2015 with more positivity, gratitude, and courage. Because despite my “glass is half empty” kind of mentality, I actually am a firm believer in positive energy and the laws of attraction. You ARE what you think and you DO attract what you feel. Think positive thoughts and you just may find yourself with luck on your side. Surround yourself with negativity, well girlfriend, prepare yourself for a bumpy ride!

The New Year brings with it such lofty goals and dreams. They start off so shiny and new but, at least in my case, quickly begin to lose their luster. So rather than allowing negativity to creep into my heart with feelings of disappointment for yet again failing in my resolutions, I can simply think positive thoughts, give myself a quick pep talk, feel blessed for the life I do have, and keep putting in the effort to enhance it to the best of my ability. That’s it.

I think that is what the New Year is really all about anyhow: learning from the past and looking toward the future with an open mind and heart. It isn’t about list making, or regret, or ambition, or perfection. It’s about believing in the unknown. And believing in yourself enough to give yourself a break when needed.

So my only wish for myself and all of you for this New Year is…

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” –Neil Gaiman

Live with gratitude, think positively, and you just may find this to be your best your yet. HAPPY 2015 my friends!

I’d love to hear some of your resolutions, be they big or small – and more importantly, how you plan on implementing them in the New Year. Do you have any tips or strategies for sticking to your resolutions (I may just need to squirrel them away for next year!)?