Life Planner | Getting Organized

When Erin Condren Designs asked me to review their Life Planner, I *literally* jumped for joy! I have always wanted an EC Planner and let me tell you something... these planners are just as gorgeous in person as they are online. The quality is absolutely impressive and I am so excited to get my life organized with this planner. I chose the Quote Life Planner and I am so glad I did!


All of the pages are SO colorful and there are so many details that went into making this planner. Seriously, even the tabs are beautiful! Oh, and a lot of you asked about the colorful markers on Instagram. I totally love them and they are a must-have if you buy this planner! Check them out {here}.

Here are the calendar pages. There are so many inspiring quotes throughout this planner.

I love how you can purchase different covers, and so I couldn't help myself and I ordered an extra cover! (Click {here} to check out the covers.) You can also customize them with pictures. Love my little family.

Erin Condren Designs also sells teacher planners. I have never used one myself, but I have heard that they are awesome! All of my friends rave about them... :)


  How do you keep your life organized? Do you use a planner?
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Apple Mason Jars: Perfect for Back-to-School!

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When I saw this adorable Apple Mason Jar Tutorial over at The 36th Avenue, I knew I had to try it right away! Mason jars are pretty darn cute all by themselves, so painted as an apple THEY ARE STINKIN' ADORABLE! I made 20 of these bad boys for the teenage girls at church, and the fact that they are filled with candy is a sweet bonus. They will love these!

To make these cute apple jars, I followed the tutorial {here} and I found my small mason jars at Target. I spray painted the lids with Rust-Oleum Satin (EDEN) and I painted the rest of the jar with Americana Primary Red and Dark Chocolate.  You can buy the wood pegs at any craft store, but they are on Amazon {here}.

I made these cute little tags and draped them over the peg with red twine. (I have a twine obsession... anyone else??) I used my Cameo to cut out the tags, so they are a nearly perfect circle and they look professionally done. The perfectionist in me REALLY loves using my Cameo. I use it to cut out circles all the time, because I am not good at cutting with scissors... apparently I missed that lesson in kindergarten! If you have a Cameo, you can download the tag file {here}, but make sure you download this font and this font. If you don't have a Cameo, you can download the PDF version of this tag {here}. I also cut out the leaves with my Cameo and I bought the leaf shapes {here}.

You really can't mess these jars up! They are so easy to make and they turn out so AWESOME! Like I already mentioned, I will be giving them to the girls at church, but they are also perfect for students, teachers, principals, librarians, custodians, secretaries, student teachers, parent volunteers, etc.

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Easy Tips for Staying Organized at School

One of my favorite things about being a teacher was being extra organized. I am an organized freak, to say the least... Just ask my friends! I love to make things easier by being organized and I love to share these tricks with other teachers.

One of my favorite organizational tools was my Reading Bin. You can read more about it {here}. IT. WILL. CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE. I promise and you will love me for it.

When I was teaching, I was always trying to "get ahead of the game" by preparing my lessons and activities ahead of time. Click {here} to see how I used these files to get organized. 

A must have for all teachers is a dependable, useful Plan Book. I used mine like a bible and I couldn't have survived without it. Reading more about mine {here}.

Click on the button below to head on over to Blog Hoppin' to check out other tips and tricks for staying organized!

What are your organizational tricks and tricks? 
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