Organize your 2016

{Organize your 2016}

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HAPPY 2016! Ok so I’m not really one for New Years resolutions. Maybe it’s because my mind is constantly going 20,349,823,094,832 miles an hour and I think of things all the time I want to do to try to improve my life, my fulfillment, and my happiness and I’ll make the change when I think of it, not wait until January…..orrrr maybe it’s because each time I make one, they never stick.

What? Don’t look at me like that! They’re both sort of true.

Anyway, usually when the year comes to a close and the new one is right around the corner I think of organizing and getting ready for the turn of the calendar. *Oh and trying to mentally prepare for how many dates I’m going to have to erase when I accidentally write 2015 still* Seriously I swear it takes me until May to get the hang of it.

Calendars. Speaking of Calendars…(I bet you didn’t think this post was going in this direction) I wanted to share with you today some of the best free calendars and life organization tools that I’ve come across recently.

Did I mention free? 🙂 Bless these individuals for having the patience, creativity, and time to make these awesome resources and then HAND THEM OUT FOR FREE!

Here are some of my favorites!

  1. Kate at Small Paper Things has my favorite calendar templates. Simple, understated and beautiful. Not to mention her weekly planner, saves.my.life. Check out her post HERE. And honestly I love her entire site. It’s gorgeous and pretty much everything I want in life. Check her out and subscribe!
    • My Faves:
      • Calendar is so damn cute because it’s so simple.
      • Weekly Planner is like my favorite thing right now. I have it on my desk and it help my keep my head on. *I’m serious*

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  1. Marie at Blooming Homestead has so many cute printables on her site. Her menu planner is ADORABLE and I plan to print it, laminate it, and put it on the fridge! She has birthday and anniversary lists by month, school work trackers, and a billion other adorable things in her Family Planner sets. She even has them available in 3 different prints/patterns. The floral stripe is my favorite but they’re all SO CUTE.  In addition she also has cute 2016 calendars available too!
    • My Faves:
      • The menu planner. Cmonnnn it’s like I want to menu plan now 🙂
      • The calendars are gorgeous too.
        • Note that you’ll be directed to Dropbox to download the files. 

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  1. Jamin & Ashley at The Handmade Home have another great assortment of printables that make me feel I need to get my life together 🙂 Kidding; that are awesome for helping streamline your life! Also after reading this post I felt like I needed to run out a buy a reusable bound leather planner so I could print these pages and file them. I resisted the urge but I’m sure it will come back. They make it look so glamorous to be organized!
    • My Faves:

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I know there are TONS of other great resources out there for this stuff and totally possible to create your own! I was drawn to these few examples in my recent searches and wanted to share with all of you.

Cheers to you and a happy, healthy, fulfilling, and organized(if you want to be 🙂 ) 2016!

xoxo

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2014 In Review

2014 In Review

Holy cats. It’s 2015. The year I get married, the year I travel to Italy, the year I want to start making money on this blog, the year I’ll turn 26. There are so many ‘The Year I’ll….” I always get so excited for new years! So much potential and yet, I get nostalgic for the year that has passed. 2014 was so awesome and there were so many great memories!

Time goes by so quickly! Seriously I can’t believe that 2014 is over! No seriously. How did that happen?

Crazy. This year has been so awesome for me and for Eat Laugh Craft. I thought I would do a little round up of the top 5 posts on the blog this year! Counting down………..

5) Lemon Baked Tilapia with Spinach and Carrot Lentils with 1,401 views in 2014

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4) Beef Yakisoba with 1,961 views in 2014

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3) Skinny Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with 2,967 views in 2014

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2) Black Bean & Corn Salsa with 3,045 views in 2014

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1) Tomato, Potato, Zucchini, Summer Squash Casserole   with 53,380 views in 2014. No that’s not a typo. Fifty three THOUSAND views in 2014. This is by far our most popular post on the blog and hopefully we can produce another viral popular post like this in 2015!

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There you have it! Eat Laugh Craft’s popular posts of 2014! Thank you so all of you for making this blog what it is today! I’m so glad you love to come back and check out my ramblings on and on and on about food and my life! 🙂

I’m not one for new years resolutions I just don’t get in to them but I’ll leave you with this:

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Do what makes you happy and don’t feel ashamed of being YOU. If you want to work out more, do it. If you want to cook more, do it. If you want to improve your patience, do it. Each day is the beginning of the rest of your life. You don’t need a new year on the calendar to start making you feel complete.

Happy 2015! Make it the best year yet 🙂

xoxo

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