(and other Blessed Is She good news!)
I’m not going to lie, I love Valentine’s Day. I have never had that *shakes fist in the air* angst about love day. I know it is super commercialized and that it legitimately bothers people that the feast day has been hijacked, but I can’t help it. I love LOVE.
The seemingly endless winter can leave us listless and craving sunshine, so this holiday falls just when I am so sick of the dark winter nights that I can’t take it anymore. It is restorative! It is PINK AND RED threw up on everything! It’s candy! It’s love!
Okay, calm down Samantha.
This week’s planner spread is inspired by — to no surprise by anyone — Valentine’s day! Read More
Okay, okay, OKAY! I promise at some point I won’t talk about how much I love my planner every single day. But today is not that day. MMKAY. Well it’s week six in my planner and I was super busy with family stuffs this weekend so I whipped this planner spread together quicker than I normally do. And you know what? I am digging it. I put the pressure on myself to make fast design decisions and I am glad I did. (And I sound like I’m on some HGTV show but who cares, I’m a #planneraddict and I’m not afraid to admit it.) Read More
It’s Friday the first in February! And I love alliteration folks.
But it’s the first of the month and that means a new monthly spread in my Blessed Is She planner! And I am just so excited about it. I was debating between going full-on Valentine’s theme. But I decided on a subtler floral theme because I am craving spring time and pleasanter weather. I saved the Valentine’s theme for my bullet journal habit tracker.
Now important question: What team are you on? Are you on the academic year planner team or the calendar year planner team?
I’ve always leaned towards academic year planners because I was in school for 47 years and it’s just stuck. But every time I think of switching to the calendar year, I get anxiety because that means I’ll have a planner lapse between August and January! GASP! Or I’ll have a planner I’ve used from only August through December then I’d have to start over! DOUBLE GASP!
Yes I realize, these are interesting things to obsess about, but hey, I’m my own version of weird. Read More
My friends, the Lent season in the Liturgical year is always a transformative season for me. Sometimes I am renewed, sometimes my heart is burst open, and sometimes I am comforted while I carry my own crosses. Last Lent, I was deep in those feelings of fear and anxiety as I had just found out about my unexpected pregnancy. Between the crippling morning sickness, the start of my new director role at work, and my general anxieties, Lent was a challenging season to say the least. But thankfully, I walked alongside thousands of women as we reflected on what it meant to be a believer and what it meant to pick up our crosses.
Needless to say, I am approaching this Lent in a different stage of life. Our sweet Theo is here and although the overwhelming reality of three(!!) kids is nothing to scoff at, I am comforted by how the Lord has provided for us this past year and how He has not removed those crosses, but shown me how to find grace in the daily stresses and suffering.
So I am incredibly excited to have this year’s Blessed Is She Lent Devotional in my hands. This Lent, we will explore the depths of Christ’s sacrificial love. Read More
Last week was particularly busy, but thankfully I had my planner to help me sort through my thoughts and to-dos. I was exhausted by the time I got home from work each day, so I didn’t pop on to blog at all (GASP) and I didn’t get to show you my week 4 planner spread (DOUBLE GASP). But hopefully that means today is a treat because I get to show you both planner spreads for week 4 and week 5! Mini-celebration, woo!
2019 planning is in full swing. For those of you who just started using your 2019 planner, how is it going for you? Do you feel like you are keeping up with it? I used to be rather wishy-washy with planner usage, but since getting the Blessed Is She planner, I’ve completely committed to writing everything out. I also use it as a memory keeper too. It’s just the best.
Happy planning! Read More