Archive for January 2019

Tools of the Trade – Pens and Highlighters

Probably the second most important part of your planner next to having a layout you love is your writing utensil. You need to have a pen or pencil you are comfortable with, that you love to write with. I’ve talked about my favorite pens before – the Pilot Frixion Pens. They are a gel pen…

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Am I Wonder Woman?

I’ve been asked this several times. Are you Wonder Woman? Do you sleep? How do you do it all and stay organized? For the record – I do sleep. I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night and on the weekends I do stay in bed until 9, maybe 10 and…

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Happy National Handwriting Day!

Yes, it’s a thing. Growing up, I always had to practice my handwriting. It was what you did in elementary school. We had just started getting into the digital age when I entered high school and the teachers were requiring typed papers instead of handwritten ones, I but I still remember the days of needing…

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Tax Preparations – Business expenses

Ah….the dreaded Schedule C of the Income tax form. How much can you get away with claiming as a business expense? Disclaimer: I am not a CPA, employee of the IRS, professional bookkeeper, tax preparer, accountant or attorney. I do my own taxes and I have spoken to several CPAs on the subject. Did you…

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Tax Preparations – Documents needed

Part 2 of our tax preparations series – What documents should you have? Last time I gave you a list of the documents I gather every year to file my taxes. It was by no means a complete list or meant to be the only list you should follow. Your taxes are different than mine.…

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Taxes – How to Prepare

It’s tax season. Whether you love it or hate it, it always comes around at the same time. Most people grumble about having to put together financial documents and either schedule an appointment with their tax consultant or sit down and do their taxes themselves. With the government shutdown, some worry that their refunds won’t…

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Sunday – Time to start the week

Happy Sunday everyone! We made it through the weekend and it’s time to plan for the week. Honestly, I love my weekends. But knowing I have this time set aside to plan my week is a great cherry on the ice cream sundae of the weekend. For the most part, I’m caught up on my…

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My Favorite Weekend Recipe – Taco HotDish

I don’t like to cook during the week. It’s just myself and my son, so cooking a meal for just the two of us is a little cumbersome. Plus, our schedules are busy during the week with his school schedule/dance schedule and work schedule/activities. Sometimes I don’t get home until late and he’s already eaten…

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How to Use Your Planner

First – there are no rules on how you are required to use your planner. None. Whoever tells you different is lying or trying to sell you something. You can use it anyway you feel comfortable. It is your planner and no one has to see it but you. However, the more effort you put…

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Tools of the Trade – Planners

Yesterday I talked about taking time to plan your schedule. I want to dive into that a little further with planners. Physical planners come in many different shapes and sizes. You have everything from a notebook you use to bullet journal to the more in depth Erin Condren Life Planners to the executive style Full…

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