Organization – May Designs

Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.23.37 PMHow’s your January going?! It’s flying by, right?

We’re half way (half way!) through the first month of the year, so it’s a good time to check in and see how your calendar skills, organization techniques and goal setting is going. Are you doing well or need a quick reset? We all have to do it. Great intentions need constant tending in order to move us forward.

One of my favorite designers for making all this organization more colorful and fun is May Designs. Originally known for their customizable, soft-sided notebooks, they have everything from desk and wall calendars, gratitude journals and even fun planner stickers to keep the task of staying organized easy, creative and affordable.

One of my favorite products is their desk calendar. Once the month is over, flip over the card, cut it in half and it is meant to be used to send a note to someone. Pretty clever!Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.24.49 PM

Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.23.14 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.22.53 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.20.23 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.19.36 PM Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.19.19 PMIt’s never to late for a fresh start, so if you haven’t gotten organized yet….get the tools that will help you make the most of the remaining 11.5 months of 2017!

Elizabeth-signature

New Month, New Start

160829_goop_0584-1Continuing with the idea of September being a new start for many (new school year, renewed focus, jumpstart the coming year), I thought it would be fun to share some simple, yet clever ideas to make the most of this month.

  1. Jazz up your morning breakfast with these healthy “breakfast bowl” ideas – get recipes here

enhanced-13864-1463508892-5bn-ps027_journa_j_201609061125362. Have you heard of “bullet journaling”? My husband turned me onto this relatively new method of planning/organizing/journaling after seeing an article in the WSJ. And, I must admit to being intrigued. I have gone back and forth between paper and digital and have a few tools I try to use each day, so this simplified version is something I am considering. You can learn more about it here!le-catch-luncheon-1-1024x6833. Plan a Fall gathering before the crush of the holidays is upon us. Take inspiration from this gorgeous, outdoor fete created by designer,  Jenni Kayne, Le Catch and Jessica De Ruiter. Recipes and addtional photos here!

Just as students are beginning a new year and learning new things….perhaps we can, too!

Elizabeth-signature

images: goop, bullet journal, rip + tan (photography by katrina dickson)

Get Organized – Custom Bulletin Boards

Do you have a command central in your home? I honestly didn’t…until recently.

My boys are always asking me what they have on their schedule or what we’re having for dinner, so I thought to post things right by our mudroom entrance was key. This custom bulletin board by LG Designs (natural raffia with the skinny black lacquered frame) allows me to do it a really chic way.

So far, my boys love it. Even my husband likes it. I post our weekly schedule, something inspirational, something related to current events and a “thought for the week”.

I’ve admired these bulletin boards for years, ever since I saw some examples at Madison, in Dallas’ Highland Park Village
You can design your customized board by selecting:
1.  Board material (raffia or burlap in a variety) 
2.  Frame color and material (metal, wood, lacquer)
3.  Thread color, font, and motif/monogram/word
So, if getting organized is still on your “to do” list, check out the many options that Gina offers at LG Designs

Organized never looked so good!