November Plan With Me | LV PM Agenda | Simple & Practical

Today I am sharing how I plan in my pocket sized agenda. My planning style is very simple and direct, which works for my lifestyle. While I like looking at other’s more creative and intricate planners, that’s not a planning method that is sustainable for me. I hope that you are able to take something away from the way I plan!

Dividers:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/529485567/planner-dividers-cocoa-brown-in-pocket?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_24

Inserts:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/487570309/printed-pocket-size-month-on-2-pages?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/399174575/printed-pocket-dot-grid-planner-inserts?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_19

https://www.etsy.com/listing/400915405/printed-pocket-weekly-week-on-1-page?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_23

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What’s In My Baby’s Hospital Bag

Hello,

In this video I take you through the contents of my baby’s hospital bag and the essentials I think he will need during his hospital stay and his first trip home. I hope that this is able to help you decide what to bring for your little one. I know the options are endless but I had a lot of fun deciding what to bring for him. Like my hospital bag video here, I tried to keep it to the necessities and I’ve linked below what I could find online:

Links to products mentioned:

Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote (Beige):

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/longchamp-large-le-pliage-tote/3241956?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=dahlia

Gerber Prefold Diapers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007VBYVXI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Water Wipes:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071X4SDPW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Babyganics Hand Sanitizing Wipes

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NVLPB5O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Newborn Size Diapers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0745S2YM7/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pacifier Case:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CPQXVKZ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Phillips Aventi Pacifier:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045I6IAY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pacifier Clip:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGPPDXN/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

Burt’s Bees Baby Mittens:

https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/bee-essentials-organic-baby-mittens-set-of-3-ly24475

Burt’s Bees Baby Bodysuit and Footed Pant Set:

https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/watercolor-a-bee-c-organic-baby-cotton-bodysuit-and-thermal-footed-pant-set-ly25144

Carter’s 4 Piece Baby Soft Take-Me-Home Set:

https://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-sets/V_126H519.html?dwvar_V__126H519_size=12M&dwvar_V__126H519_color=Color#q=4-piece%2Bbabysoft%2Btake-me-home%2Bset&prefn1=websiteBrand&prefv1=Carter’s%7COshKosh%2BB’gosh%7CSkip%2BHop&page=1&start=1

Burt’s Bees Matlasse Baby Kimono:

https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/matelasse-organic-baby-kimono-one-piece-jumpsuit-ly24703

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What’s In My Hospital Bag

Hello,

Today I’m showing you what I’ve packed in my hospital bag so that it can help give you ideas of what to pack in yours! I think I did a good job of keeping the items to a minimum and practical, so take a look below:

Amazon items mentioned:

Waterbottle:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YYBBYZ6/ref=twister_B07GBYLPFN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Leggings:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078KRBD7C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Maternity Top:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078T891FL/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kindred Bravely Nursing Bra:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BLQ75BH/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nursing Bra:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B61J4XL/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nursing Pads:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JA8W6E0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Always Discreet Underwear:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721JR6Z5/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Belly Butter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JVCBFC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nipple Butter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JVCBBG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Belly Band:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EVGLMM8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Minimalist Challenge: Finale

I love my closet.

I’ve organized my clothes from light to dark, my purses are very prettily arranged along the wall and my jewelry is placed at eye level where I can easily see all of it.

To be honest, I don’t have many articles of clothing. I’ve found a good number of different outfits that I rotate and subtly change with accessories. I found a couple of dresses that I choose to donate because I didn’t absolutely love how they looked on me and so I barely wore them. I also don’t own a lot of jewelry. I choose simple pieces that I can wear with almost anything so I was happy with everything in my collection.

But my purses are a different story. Anyone who knows me knows that one of my most favorite things in the world is a fabulous handbag. So, my collection has more than just a few! This was where I knew I had an opportunity to sell down my collection.

There were models that I loved and had two colors of and I really couldn’t justify having two different colors of the same bag. For example, I had 2 Jerome Dreyfuss Billy bags (one in black and one in cognac), 2 Goyard St. Louis totes (black and blue), and 2 Gerard Darel 24 hr purses (beige and dark chocolate). I had to make a decision to get rid of both or at least one. I ended up selling the black Jerome Dreyfuss, the blue Goyard, and the beige Gerard Darel, along with a crochet Gerard Darel, a grey Gerard Darel Besace purse, a black Ralph Lauren purse I just never used, and my YSL muse bag. Selling all of these put a tidy sum back into my pocket and while I still have more purses than the average lady, I truly love each and every one of them.

With my closet cleaned out, that concludes the “Minimalism Challenge” for my house. I made a goal to finish this before the end of the year so that I can start off 2017 already streamlined and I feel so good that I did it. Now that I’ve got all of my material things under control I can focus on improving other areas of my life.

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Minimalism Challenge: 3rd Update

The storage room. The room that I was dreading the most to clean out. Partly because its full of things that I don’t want to sort though but mostly because its in a dark and drafty part of the house that I’m afraid of being in alone.

We moved into our house this summer and since then we’ve acquired all sorts of odds and ends that go into maintaining a house. We’re also using the room as a holding place for anything that we don’t know where to put or aren’t sure of what to do. It’s actually started to overflow outside of the room itself, so this purge is definitely needed.

My goal at the end of this is to know what is actually in that room, throw away the things we won’t use, and bring some organization to the area.

Stepping into the room I see the work before me. There are boxes of things I’ve forgotten, spare blankets and comforters, plastic bins of electronics, paint cans and paint brushes, roller blades, and so many other things.

First thing I do is get rid of the empty boxes that I thought I would use one day but probably never will, which frees up a lot of space. The bins of tools and painting equipment are set against on side of the room. Since I’m not quite sure what tools we will or will not be using in the future, I decide to keep them all since they are already organized into a plastic bin and don’t take up much space. I examine the plastic bin full of electronics and wires and I’m glad to see that I can actually discard most of them. The bins are mainly filled with random computer cables and headphones which I know we don’t use. The comforters and blankets I will keep. They were given to me by my grandmother and now that I have 2 spare bedrooms they will be used once the rooms are set up. The paint and equipment I will keep because we are actively painting and touching up various areas. The suitcases I will keep as well, since they will be used in the future.

…and with that, the storage room is done. Surprisingly, there wasn’t that much that I could get rid of. Maybe because I avoid going into this room, I don’t really put that much in it. I mainly reorganized what was inside and at least I now know what there is if I need it.

The last area that is left to purge is my closet. This is where I keep my clothes, my shoes and my beloved purses. It’s my favorite part of the whole house and its going to be tough to part with my purses, but I just have to keep asking myself if it is something that I use, value or love and all that remains will be a space that I adore even more.

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