My February 12×30 Challenge!

So I decided to join into a Link party called “February 12X30 Challenge: Get Organized”. I have been trying all year (a whole month) to whip my life, finances and house into tip top shape.

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The wait is over…My Erin Condren Planner!!!!!

It’s here. You have no idea how excited I am. MY ERIN CONDREN LIFE PLANNER IS HERE. I was like a dog, waiting at the door every single night just hoping that the fed-ex man would come. AND IT’S FINALLY HERE! I had to wait for my daughter to go to bed before I opened it. I wanted to give it my full attention.

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My Plan to plan for my Life Planner :)

https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/emmalincoln0922

The link above is for the life planner that I just purchased. I have no idea if its going to work but was inspired by a blog that I follow- http://kaysepratt.com/2014/12/ultimate-planner-review.html.

This life planner is supposed to simply everything. My resolution is kind of just that- to plan and make my life as easy as possible.

So- my plan for my new planner:

Plan my meals–plan my workouts–plan my cleaning–plan my laundry–plan my goals–plan my doctors appointments(and Lily’s and Heath’s and my dog and cats)–plan my blog ideas–plan my shopping needs–plan other needs–plan our budget–plan–plan–plan!!

I will keep you up to date on how my planning of my planner goes- when I get my planner, it should be here by next week and then I can put my plan into my planner and put my plans into action!!

(PS- yes I know I used plan a lot 🙂 )

My New Mom Plan

Well here goes nothing!

I decided to start this blog because I had a heck (I really wanted to say H-E-double hockey sticks but didn’t want to start swearing on my first post)- ok, a heck of a week. I wont go into exactly what happened but it was stressful, trying, exhausting, and down right no fun. It ended yesterday with me getting a sinus infection, now not just any kind of sinus infection. I felt like I had a 5 day case of the spins. And when all I wanted to do was go home, chug NyQuil and climb into bed- I of course have a 1-year-old wonderful daughter at home who was not ok with that idea. Now I will pause and give my husband credit because last night I had finally had enough and he did in fact let me go to bed at 7PM. So all of this doesn’t make for an exciting blog post, talking about my sniffling and snot so I will move on, but just needed to vent there.

So, I started a new job, and its going great! I love being back out into the working environment- having a reason to wake up and shower and all of that. What I don’t like is the balancing act- the dishes still need to get done, laundry, you know all of the things that I had plenty of time to do (although I still didn’t) while I was home. So I have decided that I need a plan. Not just a quick, thrown together thing on a sticky note- a real, excel spreadsheet plan.

I bought a hanging organizer for my wall. I know, a HUGE DEAL. But it is. This organizer is going to be the end all be all of my existence. My plan is:

  1. to organize my bills, coupons, important info, and to-do’s in this hanging organizer.
  2. then I  bought a bookshelf and am going to make this so that I can organize Lily’s life I decided.

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  1. I am going to follow one bloggers idea and start the dishwasher every morning before I leave for work. Also, I am going to start a load of wash before work. when I get home I will empty the dishwasher and re-fill with dinner dishes, and switch the load of laundry.

However, when will I have time for that glass of wine?!

So, new moms out there- how does this plan sound? Any ideas for a struggling new mom?