Purposeful Planner

You all know how much love I have for my planner, I am super excited to share with you my 2016 planner that just arrived! For 2015 I used a Erin Condren Life Planner thanks to a wonderful recommendation from a friend. I loved it, it is vibrant, lively, and has lots of doodle room. However, I wanted something that would really make me reflect on LIFE and not just what I needed to do and when I needed to do it. So, for 2016 I’m giving the Corie Clark Purposeful Planner a try.

It arrived in a gorgeous black and white striped box with a welcome card and precious inspirational card that says

You were created for a purpose it’s time to start living like it.

I absolutely love it, couldn’t agree more. That’s kinda where I am currently. I have so many to do’s and not even time in the day to get them done. It’s time I start really delving in on more than just a to do list.

Let me go into what makes this planner so special and “purposeful”. Outside of the inside cover being an animal print folder, this planner was created with much thought and love. It begins with a introduction letter from Corie Clark and an explanation of each section of your planner and how to get the most out of it. You begin by completing the “planning with a purpose” page. This lets you reflect on who you are, what are four of the most important hats that you wear? Out of those four roles, how do you want to be successful this year in each? Then, there are additional questions that you answer as a reflection and goal setting tool. The next page is your bucket list. What do you want to do this year? The next two pages are full 2016-2019 calendars.

Each month has it’s own tab and the month starts off with a full calendar. A quote is at the top right and extra room for notes on the left. Followed by the full month spread of two pages, there is a budget page, menu page, master to do list for the month, dreams and goals, and then each day has it’s own full page. YES! Each day has it’s own full page.

Each day has the date listed at the top with a quote. Other important areas on the daily page are “today I will..”, “health”, “water”, and my favorite “Prayer & Praise”. A planner designed with a special place for you to jot down prayers and praises daily! Other areas on the page is the schedule, brain dump, retail therapy, and menu. Each page also has a 15 minutes column with a guideline for each day. Here’s an image of January 1 in my 2016 planner (straight out of the box):

I cannot wait to begin using my purposeful planner. I have my washi tape, stamps, and pens stocked and ready. The one negative is the size, it is a large planner and will not fit in your everyday purse unless you’re carrying  a beach sized bag. With all the information it holds though, I can’t complain about the size.

If you’re interested in ordering your very own Corie Clark Purposeful Planner, visit the website here: Corie Clark (I chose the Coco Stripes Daily Planner, they are also available in other covers and as a weekly planner instead of daily).


52-Week Money Saving Challenge

Tomorrow is the final day of 2014 and if any of you are like me, resolutions got broken, money was wasted, and you wish you had prepared for things a little better. I can’t do much for your broken resolutions other than to tell you to dust it off and try again. Make more attainable goals and ones that motivate you instead of seem like a chore no one wants to do. I can’t assist with you being more prepared either but I can possibly help with the money wasted!

There is a 52-week money saving challenge with a check box each week you complete. Here’s what it looks like:


If you haven’t heard about it for week 1 you save $1, week 2 you save $2, week 3 you save $3 until you reach 52 weeks. If you’re successful, you will have saved $1378. There are many different visual charts online for this challenge but for the one above, here’s the link to access it: 52-Week Money Saving Challenge

Here’s to saving money!