Guidebook & Planner Giveaway

by HEAB on December 19, 2011

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Would you like to win one of Goddess Leonie’s Creating Your Goddess Year Workbook & Planner?  If so, I have one to giveaway.

The 2012 Creating your Goddess Year workbook, planner & calendar is an incredibly popular & useful tool to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year yet. Over the last three years, thousands of women have used this workbook with the most amazing results. It’s the best planning tool available to help you make your year more inspiring than ever.

It’s filled with over 100 pages of worksheets & a printable calendar to help you dream, manifest, set your intentions, plan & cultivate your amazing new year. The workbook has been lovingly handwritten & rainbow illustrated… perfect for you to print out, soak up the rainbow colours of & get thoroughly inspired by!

You’ll get clarity on what you need 2012 to be. What you want to create during it. And most importantly, how to make it happen.

What do I with my planner?  Well, as much as I would love to print out the entire PDF in color, I don’t have a color printer, and color copies are not cheap.  So, I print the pages that I love the most in color at a local print shop and then print out the rest in black & white.  I fill out the colored pages and hang them around my workspace for inspiration throughout the entire year.  Here is a photo of me with some of my pages from last year.

This year, I did do something fun with the calendar pages found at the end of the Guidebook.  I printed out the calendar cover in color on card-stock and laminated it.  I then printed out the rest of the calendar in black white and had it bound.  Now, I have a fun and pretty calendar to keep track of our family’s daily activities & appointments.  Thanks Goddess Leonie – I love it!

For a chance to win your own PDF copy of Creating My Goddess Year Workbook & Planner, simply leave a comment below telling me your best tip for staying organized.  Mine:  I write everything down, and I mean everything.  CD laughs at my constant to-do lists, but I love crossing things off that list!  And yes, I’m the girl with a pad of paper and pen on her bedside table and post-it notes in every drawer.

{ 120 comments }

Shanna December 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Using a planner for everything that I do!

marie December 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I write everything down on my calendar and send myself texts & emails.

Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land December 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I am a constant list maker too as well as keeping *everything* on a master calendar. I also try to take care of things right away so that they don’t pile up and get out of control–things like sorting mail, returning emails, keeping up on laundry, etc., and keeping the house fairly organized–everything has a place for the most part and it helps immensely.

Keri December 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I also make lists, but my favorite tip for organization is Google Calendar. I have literally everything I do planned out on there – that way I (almost) never double-book myself, and I have a reasonable expectation of what I can do each day, which is so important.

Jes Suazo December 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I love planners and calendars! I buy one every year…but not only that, I use Google calendar, sticky notes (apps & paper ones), and my Outlook calendar for work. You can never be too organized. :)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

best tip for staying organized is to plan and think ahead of the curve…whether that comes to grocery shopping or blogging or recipe development or the laundry. I am always thinking and working day(s) or week(s) ahead of the curve. Being all last minutey is when mistakes happen and when I feel way outta my element.

Ivy December 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I use a planner for all my assignments and everything I do during the day!

Meari December 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I have a notebook that I use as part Weight Watchers points tracker and part to do list. I’ve even had to buy new purses, to make sure that I can take it everywhere!

katie @KatieDid December 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

My ical and LISTS. Lists every single day!

Coco December 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Aww what a cool idea! I would LOVE one of these!

I am very organized at work–I have everything written down in my planner and it is color-coded! haha

Rebecca December 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I do the SAME thing! I always make notes in my planner, on my dry erase board, on recycled paper, on my phone… I’m definitely a person to go to for organizing and planning!

Maren December 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I put things away RIGHT AWAY! And if I get too far behind, I go CRAZY!

Jane December 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Would love to win this.

I don’t do anything special to stay organized. I go with the flow or I do the inevitable and panic (organization and figuring out how to get organized stresses me out, so I avoid them at all costs :)

Heather @ Bake, Run, Live December 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I also make lists. And if I am really busy, my lists have time frames next to each item. It helps me to stay on task (and not read blogs when I should be doing other things!).

liz dean December 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Lists, lists and more lists! And Google calendar…for real..I have it synched to my phone, work calendar, home outlook calendar, every calendar! and pulled up all day long on my computer…it’s pretty ridiculous…I schedule EVERYTHING…and send reminders to my phone. it’s slightly OCD, I know. But what else are you going to do when you suddenly have to stockpile Soul Seasoning apocalypse style? ;)

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Liz,
Haha, exactly! :)

caroline lunger December 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

i too make lists but i also use jars..for nuts, soup, salt.. anything in my kitchen :)

stephaniemz December 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I print out my weekly outlook calendar and tape it in my moleskine notebook which is big enough for me to take notes with. That way I keep everything in one place rather than need to check multiple places.

Ashley December 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Heather! I love your blog! It helps to break up the long hours of graduate school work!! I use my planner and schedule reminders in my phone to keep me organized! Have a beautiful night!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Thanks so much Ashley. Happy to help. Hope your semester is over and that you’re enjoying your holiday break!

Candyce December 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I do the very same thing. I actually buy a teacher’s planner because I like the layout, then proceed to write lists of things to cross off during my day. I also love to keep sticky notes around. When I went on maternity leave a few years ago, I left my desk covered in sticky notes. I actually was able to stay at home for a time after my daughter was born, and my co-worker was still finding sticky notes for months afterward :) I also like to staple lists I’ve made on other sheets of paper into my calendar just to know what I did in a particular month or on a particular day. My calendar is almost like a scrapbook, I guess. A very mundane scrapbook.

Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre December 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

One tip to stay organized is to make lists. I am huge on lists. Short term, long term, grocery lists, to do lists. It’s a little out of hand!

Holly December 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm

The best way to stay organized is to do just one thing at a time. When you’re totally focused on something, you remember it. However, when I am setting down my keys, answering my phone, and making copies of something — chances are I am either going to lose the keys or my chain of thought! Efficiency = taking your time! =) I think the workbook would still help a lot, though. ;)

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Holly,
This is so true. Can’t tell you how many times I have lost my keys in the last few months while doing something else and just putting them down somewhere.

Kacy W December 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I make lists, have a home calendar and a purse planner. I also keep everything in my phone. I’m a planner and hate to be unorganized!

Sue H December 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Hi Heather – I don’t save anything! (Well, almost everything). No junk mail, etc. to clutter my day!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Sue H,
I’m the same way. My parents saved everything, and so clutter drives me crazy. Keeping in minimal makes me happy!

Trisha December 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I write everything down too! I love lists. And I have a calendar and planner that everything goes in. And i love it :)

Tamee December 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I have my iPhone, iPad and Google Calendar all connected! I use the reminder app on my iPhone to remind me of everything; ToDo’s, grocery lists, etc. I love that I can use it to set location reminders, so for instance, when I leave my office building it reminds me to go to Target/post office/etc. my husband is great about using our Google calendar and it keeps us both on the same page :)

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

They don’t call me Lindsay @ Lindsay’s LIST for nothing! I’m the QUEEN of making lists!! I have to get it out of my head and onto paper, or it’s gone!

Cherie December 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

My family tease me that I’m the post-it note queen, because they are all over my kitchen cabinets. Also would be lost without the family calendar on the fridge and last but not at al least…..lists!! Good to know I’m not alone!

Nancy December 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I keep a linen hanging shoe holder on the back of the garage door in the laundry room. It’s a great way to store sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, first aid items, gloves, flip flops and other odds and ends that the kids need on a moments notice. Each of us gets a row of pockets for our things. Of course it’s a great way to keep shoes organized, too!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Nancy,
That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing – will definitely be shoe holder shopping soon. :)

Pure2raw Twins December 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Heather I have sticky notes every where trying to get me to be more organized. Sometimes it helps. I too am a person who writes everything down and crosses it off. I also got into having clear bins for me to put things in and I put a label on it so I know what is inside, and that has helped :)
HUGS
Lori

Lindsey December 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Hi there! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and love it!

This calendar looks awesome! My organization is ALL over the place, but all begins with a list and post-its. With each list comes a deadline, which always motivates me. I’ll write reminders on post-its and stick them anywhere and everywhere. A post-it in the bathroom might read “clean me” and then there is double joy when the task is done. I can take down the post-it *and* cross a task off my list!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Thanks Lindsey. I’m the same way – sometimes, I’ll write down “make bed” on my to-do list. Even if it’s something I’d do anyway, I just love crossing it off the list!

ClaireroseC December 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I have post-its all over. I also use my iPhone
Notes app or immediately store dates on my
IPhone calendar. I do miss writing things
On regular calendars though:-)cc

Jennifer December 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

hey heather!
the best tools for being organized are http://www.flylady.net for her control journal.
The other is the free cozi.com calendars and lists for laptop and phone!
Best best!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Jennifer – I checked out both sites. Loving cozi.com. :)

Maggie December 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I take time on Sundays (although you can do it any day!) and plan what the week will look like. I make all the lunches, portion them and freeze them. Then I plan everything for dinner and do the grocery shopping with a list of exactly what I need. This started for food but has expanded to cover everything. If I know I have a hectic week coming up I look for pockets of time where I can get things done. To get me through the week I use my planner, igoogle, and chalkboards!

Natalie December 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm

my best tip is MAKING LISTS!!!

Jennifer Grimm December 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I will use it to keep track of all my appointments and grocery lists!

robyn jones clark December 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I try to be organized and lists do work for me. What I’d really like to do is sit down and make some “real” goals that are attainable, but do them. I often make resolutions or goals for the year and then I never achieve them. I want more than anything to start a small business from home (etsy or my own website selling prints and other goods). I just also am so afraid to fail in my mind! I know I need to “Just Do It!”. This year I’m sitting down and getting “organized” and getting started attaining my goals. I’m sick and tired of “wanting” or having “intentions” of doing something and not doing it!! wow, now I feel better! ha!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm

RJC,
Yes, just do it! I’ve seen your prints, and you are so amazing and talented. It’s time. :)

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I have to write everything down too, or else I will never remember!!

Talia December 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I email myself list, then delete them when done.

Christin@purplebirdblog December 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I need a good planner more than ever now that I’m taking massage clients, so I’m really hoping to win this one! :)

Isabella December 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I want to start being a productive Isabella now, so I do things in the moment so they ARE out of the way! When I am in school (teenage reader) I doodle to do lists on scrap pieces of paper! It’s all fine and dandy and organized!

Soraya December 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I put reminders in my phone and have them repeat until I have completed a task. Even if I feel like procrastinating, it gets on my nerves so much that it works. And I have had your gift guide entry bookmarked for days because I was debating on buying this, so I really hope I win!

Vanessa December 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Like you, I write everything down! Sometimes I think that this is prevents me from relying on my own memory but I can’t help it.

Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon December 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

To-do lists are a must for me. Otherwise I’m guaranteed to forget something!

Anu December 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm

I write down everything that needs to be done and set alarms for myself too!

Maria @ Maria Makes Muffins December 19, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I have a weekly calendar on our fridge that lists all of our errands/appointments, to-do list, planned workouts and planned meals (breakfast & dinner) for each day. Everything is in one easy to find place so that I can cross things off as I go. I also keep all of my appointments in my iPhone, which wirelessly syncs to my Mac.

Kay Smith December 19, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Notes and lists are a must….but do something everyday to keep clutter down; example, do not let the mail pile up…go through it very day.

nosogirl December 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm

i am a list maker – nothing gets done without a list, it seems. this obsession also means i’m very into buying tablets, notebooks, etc. i have so many of them!

Ammera December 20, 2011 at 12:47 am

Hi Heather! You look radiant in your photo! If the Goddess workbook has a tiny bit to do with that radiance, then I want one too. My best tip is also to write lists. Seeing my thoughts/goals/to-do tasks on paper makes them more clear and feasible. Plus, once they’re written down, I don’t have to worry about forgetting them. Also, while I won’t give up a traditional pen and paper, storing lists on my phone has been great! I type up: words I don’t know the meaning to and want to look up later, questions I want to ask during doctor visits, recommendations from friends about music/restaurants/books. The nice thing about making lists on my phone is that I can easily access them as long as I have my phone with me.

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Ammera,
Thank you. I just ordered an iPhone, and I can’t wait to start using it to stay organized, but like you, I know I’ll always still rely on my pen and paper!

Susan O. December 20, 2011 at 1:08 am

I have ADD, so keeping organized is very important to me. I love these planners and calendars, I would be lost without one and since I haven’t gotten a new one for 2012 yet, I am lost! : )

Laura @ She Eats Well December 20, 2011 at 1:09 am

I am incredibly visual and have to write everything down as well. I still use an old fashioned planner that I (gasp!) carry in my everyday purse…ha. I write everything down and refuse to use a google calendar. Old habits die hard…

Dayna December 20, 2011 at 1:13 am

I, like others who have commented, also keep a strict calendar which is updated daily and color-coded. But one way I like to stay organized is to make it fun by giving myself goal milestones – because a lot of what I am organizing is work related, I plan months in advance to celebrate completing all of my tasks with something I enjoy, like wine tasting, shopping, a baking class, etc. This planner would be a great addition to my life and will help me reach even more of my goals! =]

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Dayna,
I love your little celebrations for accomplished goals. I need to do stuff like that more often for myself.

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco December 20, 2011 at 1:57 am

I’m so flatter you think I keep organized.

Pamela C. B. December 20, 2011 at 2:12 am

Hi Heather, I was drawn to the colorful and energizing pic of the organizer and then by the word ‘goddess’. I used to be a very organized, energetic and busy single mom, college student and survivor of many years of abuse. I had to find my way and myself in order to turn all that negative in to a positive for my children and my own mental health. But in the last few years I’ve begun to feel all alone and lost again. My life has been turned upside down by a chronic illness that has robbed me of my time, interests/hobbies, patience, self esteem, ability to communicate & focus, short term memory, and most of all self worth. I am trying to find that strong, positive girl again. Most of all, I want to love who I am again. I need some inspiration, a guide to help me make and reach goals, and an encouraging way to stay organized along this path. Warmly, Pamela

Samantha December 20, 2011 at 5:03 am

I’m a list maker too. And multiple bags. It sounds silly but I take totes that will fit a small filebox and dedicate one to each “thing” I’m involved in. Easy at hand at home and I just grab when I’m going to whatever it is i need it for.

Aly December 20, 2011 at 5:33 am

Hey Heather! I, too, have a small notebook where I write everything down. I call it my “brain”. Another organizational tool I have is a medium sized, magnetic dry erase board. I hang it on the side of the fridge. If we run out of something, then we just jot it down on the board. Or, if my husband or one of the kids wants/needs anything they don’t have to tell me–just add it to the ongoing grocery list. This makes shopping much easier!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Aly,
We’re going to have to add a dry erase board to our kitchen very soon. I know it would be so helpful for all of our different lists.

Laura December 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

i really don’t stay organized ! Heather, please help me become that way in 2012!! :)

Lori December 20, 2011 at 6:06 am

I write it on a calendar that I hang on the door to my garage and I put it in my cell phone calendar.

Gisela December 20, 2011 at 7:50 am

LISTS – LISTS – LISTS…and more LISTS! And I don’t wait until an appropriate moment to write said lists either…Whenever something comes to mind that I need to get on that list, I will stop whatever I am doing to add that, or else I will surely forget (yes, I’ve been known to run out of the shower like a crazy, mad-woman to write one more thing down on my list).

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Gisela,
That’s why I keep my pad of paper and pen next to my bed. Been known to wake up and add things to my list at 3 AM. Trust me, I get it. :)

Sarah @ See Sarah Eat December 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

Oh gosh, I am the post-it note girl too! I have lists everywhere: at work, home, in my purse (usually for things I need to pick up while I’m out or errands to run) and randomly stashed in other places. I’ve also been known to write on my hand ;) I also try to stay organized with Google Calendar, both with my schedule and their nifty little tasks list.

Ana December 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

My way of staying organized is just like yours Heather: write everything down! And I like to write, on paper. My son keeps laughing saying that I should use the notepad on the iphone so I don’t forget my lists of things to do at home, but there is something about having it on a piece of paper that helps me stay focus. For some reason having the list makes it more real than simply typing in the iphone, is this weird?!
I would love to win a workbook and planner, it would be awesome to keep me on track on my last semester of school!
Ana

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Ana,
I just ordered an iPhone, and like you I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to give up my paper! Yay – last semester. You’re so almost there!!! Merry Christmas Ana. :)

Jennifer December 20, 2011 at 8:38 am

I have a big dry erase board in my kitchen. The “hub” of it all and put reminders and clip papers from the school up on it. Then I put the events in my calendar. If in the end I still forget I remember to laugh at myself because after all I am only human.

esther December 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

post its are great!

Sarah ( I Dream of Beets) December 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

For me, I need two things to stay organized: a hard run at the very beginning of the day and a little notebook to keep all my lists. If I fit my workout in right when I wake up, I’ve found I feel like I can do anything afterwards. Like yesterday: I ran 6 miles then sat in Starbucks with a Skinny Peppermint Mocha – good recommendation! – and busted out 50 Christmas cards and thank you notes.

Laura Bray December 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

To stay organized I form 3 MIT’s (most important tasks) each morning and set out to accomplish them one at a time. I have a file system where everything either gets thrown away, stored in the inbox, filed in a specific category, or put away in some specific way. Thanks and love this blog!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thanks Laura. :)

Shannon December 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

I absolutely write everything down. To-do lists galore. For some reason, I’ve never been able to embrace the electronic to do list. I still prefer old fashioned pen and paper. :)

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Shannon,
Me too. I just ordered an iPhone, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to give up my pen and paper.

Maryz December 20, 2011 at 9:52 am

I need a planner…I am one of those people who uses sticky notes for everything. Lists, directions, thoughts, budget…you name it, it’s on a sticky note!

Sarah December 20, 2011 at 9:55 am

I live in an old house from the 1930s, and it didn’t use to have the most closet space. I LOVE the Container Store — it has great, affordable solutions for small spaces — I now have lots of shelves and droors, so everything has a “place!”

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Sarah,
Nashville just got a Container Store, and I love that place. I used to go to the one in Atlanta. Love all the little organizers and gift wrapping boxes. I could spend so much money in that place!

BarbaraLW December 20, 2011 at 9:58 am

Post it notes are my favorite – I have everything written on them! Appointments, recipes, notes about bills… they eventually make their way to my online calendar at cozi.com. I still miss stuff occasionally… probably would benefit for some more focused organization!!

Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City December 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

i use my outlook for everything! in my calendar, i make myself reminders including workout classes, hair cuts and when i need to go to trader joes! i also send myself emails & assign myself tasks using flags! dorky :)

Samantha December 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

My new years “resolution” this year is to be more organized. I would love a great calendar to start off the new year!!

Denise Billings December 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I have a small, tabletop wipe board at work where I write my my urgent to do list for the coming week. At the end of every work day, I take a picture of it with the camera on my phone. That way, I have it handy anytime I need it, if I’m out sick the next day, etc. It really helps keep me on track but I don’t have a good system for my life, overall. I would love to have the calendar to help me with that and to help with my overwhelming goal for 2012 of really, finally transforming my life into what I want it to be.

Neena December 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I make lists!

Michelle December 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I use several post-it to leave myself reminders

Danielle December 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I write everything down on notebooks but it’s not enough… I also write important things and appointments on post-it notes and a wall I painted to become a blackboard.
I also love calendars and planners!
I have a bad memory.

Kat December 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I write everything down too! i somehow think just the act of writing helps me to remember. notebooks, scraps of paper… they are everywhere!

LauraJayne December 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I’m a huge list maker. I love checking things off and I know I forget things when I don’t!

Jennie (the gf-gf) December 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Like everyone else, I’m a sucker for lists. But my other trick is to take ten minutes to tidy up – pick up clothing that I’ve strewn around the house or empty the dishwasher – because if I feel overwhelmed by clutter I can’t get ANYTHING done!

natasha December 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I write reminders for the day on the back of my hand aka. the ORIGINAL Palm Pilot. Doesn’t wash off until I want it to, can’t lose it and can’t avoid seeing it and if at the end of the day I forget I either write it again or put it on my wall calendar!

yvonne December 20, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I, too, write everything down… and I put back up reminders in my phone for the really important items that are on my list… like the dentist or some other such appointment. If I don’t write it down, it might as well not be happening! ;-)

Georgie December 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I have a to do list on my phone which syncs with my laptop. If I’m still worried I’ll forgot something I’ll leave it by the door so I see it before I head to work in the morning!

caronae December 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I have to confess that I am not the most organized person in the world, but I’m okay with that. I do make a lot of to do lists and always have my journal with me, so really important stuff will get written in there. I also have an insanely good memory for appointments, meetings, and due-dates, although I try to always put stuff in my google calendar right away.

shannon j December 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I use my plannr and a calendar on my fridge. I also constantly make list- list for store, lists for things to do, gifts to buy, etc

Karen December 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

For projects I like to do a “mind map” – you can google it for examples. From there I can do my planning much better.

I use my microsoft calendar but I also still use a paper planner – can’t do without it. I like the whimsical look of the Goddess Planner – looks fun and inspirational to use.

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Karen,
Yes, very whimsical. I love Leonie’s artwork!

Lou December 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm

You have the best smile, seriously.

Hmmmm I’m afraid my tip is the same as yours – write LISTS. I am always scribbling on bits of paper… I think I need a smart phone now because my paper listing habit is getting out of control – save the trees and what not ;)

Talik December 21, 2011 at 12:45 am

This sounds like a sponsored plug but I swear it’s not! I use teuxdeux.com . I love the simplicity of it…and you get to cross stuff off (while saving paper). Plus it’s witty. What deux yeux have teux deux today?

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Talik, thanks for the tip. I’m not familiar with teuxdeux.com, and will have to check it out.

Heather December 21, 2011 at 7:17 am

I write everything down too! I have a note book for work and use my Outlook calendar for work appointments (and appointments for my kids if the timing falls between 8am – 6pm). I keep a home planner for tracking appointments, my run/yoga schedule, and all my ‘To Do’s. And finally I keep a binder with sections for overall goals for the year – goals for career, finances, me, my marriage, each child, home projects, and timing for all doctor appointments by month. The section for the kids for example contains their school schedule, clubs or sports schedules, and things I want to tach them. For example I want to teach my daughter to iron and sew this year. If I don’t write it all down I’ll feel unorganized. ….yes just a bit OCD but I accomplish a lot!

Leanne December 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

When I am being organized, I accomplish it by writing down everything I need to do on a yellow legal pad and carry it around with me, crossing items off as I get them done. Unfortunately, I forget to do this a lot!!!

heather December 21, 2011 at 9:28 am

LISTS!
I sometimes even have a list for my lists, esp. this time of year. Sad, but helps with sanity.
Ps, thanks for the misto tip, as a fellow peppermint mocha addict, i really appreciate it. Funny, they don’t seem to advertise their less expensive alternatives, i’ve never heard of the misto!
Merry merry!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 11:59 am

Heather,
You’re welcome. Here’s to enjoying lots of mistos in 2012! P.S. Misto = Starbucks fancy name for a cafe au lait.

The Dainty Pig December 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

I’m a constant list-maker as well. Also, I use my small planner like crazy, and colour-code it with different pens…I kind of love making lists :)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Same to you Jess. Hope all is well! P.S. CD and I did our Christmas exchange last night since we’ll be out of town on the 25th, and he gave me a huge set of colored Sharpies. Love different colored pens – so excited! :)

Ameena December 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

I make lists constantly…on my iPhone, on random pieces of paper…everywhere! There’s no way I could get through my day without reminders.

Love this photo of you!

Carrie @ No More Tomorrows December 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Oh my goodness I’m so not organized and I’m desperately needing to be. This planner is SO CUTE! I have found several on Pinterest but none that really spark me as what I would like. They’re kind of plain. This one is great!

Elisabetta December 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I use an e-planner and reminders on my mobile but to be honest … it doesn’t work great! Sometimes I forget dates… I’m desperate!!!
Thanks for chance! Wishing you a special Christmas and a wonderful 2012, ciao!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Elisabetta,
Same to you my friend. :)

Carin December 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I try really hard to be organised – but with a full time job, two kids under 5, marathon running and studies for a Masters degree, I haven’t always succeeded this year!
I have found the phrase “Do it once, do it right, do it NOW” to be helpful – if I can get rid of a task straight away, it helps, but it also reminds me not to waste time doing something quickly that I’ll just have to waste time on again.

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Carin,
Wow, I got tired just reading about your life. Very inspiring, and yes, getting it done once, right, and now is the way to go. Best of luck to you in 2012! :)

Kaylee December 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I just constantly make lists, and then have a million different pieces of paper laying around everywhere!

Gwen December 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Spreadsheets, calendars and lists. I’m also a compulsive listmaker (with subcategories!) and I LOVE spreadsheets. Give me an excuse to create a spreadsheet and I’m a happy camper!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Gwen,
You and CD would get along so very well. That boy lives and breathes Excel spreadsheets. :)

tracey December 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Congrats on ordering your iphone, I think you will really like it! I like to use the calendar on it with alerts, but also a huge fan of sticky notes and my dry erase board.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!

HEAB December 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Thanks Tracey. Can’t wait for my new phone to arrive! Merry Christmas to you as well. :)

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