Free Printables To Help You Stay Organized

My resolution for 2016 was to be more organized. I am obsessed with planners and own more than a few. What I've discovered I really like doing is creating my own planners out of free printables because I can include everything I want. I print them out and stick them in a cute folder or binder. Here are some of my personal favorites.


Steal Sarah Hyland's Style

Sarah Hyland showed up to the Minnie Rocks The Dots event the other night looking super chic in a white on white polka dot blouse and shorts. After just a little bit of research, I found that not only is this entire outfit still available for purchase but that it's quite affordable, as well.

You can buy both the top for $88 and the shorts for $99 from Revolve. The shoes are a little more pricey, coming in at $398 from the Stuart Weitzman website.
Enjoy! And let me know if there are any celebrity outfits you would like me to track down!

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50 Things That Make Me Happy

I've been meditating a lot on gratitude and happiness and am going to share with you 50 things that make me happy. I feel like I could have written a list of 500, but I know you all would be bored to death after the first 50 anyway. So, here are 50 of the many things that make me happy (in no particular order)

1. Getting to sleep in
2. Coffee
3. Wine
4. My boyfriend
5. Red Bull
6. Family
7. Clothes (Especially when they're free and/or super cozy)
8. Candles
9. My family
10. My UGGs
11. Soft Blankets
12. Getting to cuddle up in bed to watch The Bachelor with a glass of wine
13. Getting to cuddle up in bed to watch anything with a glass of wine
14. Finishing a long run
15. Online shopping
16. Finishing a big work project
17. Booking a movie or TV show
18. Reading a really good book
19. Mindy Kaling's tweets
20. Wearing leggings/sweatpants/joggers all day
21. A really great fitting pair of jeans
22. New running gear
23. When my boyfriend makes me dinner
24. When I make my boyfriend dinner and it actually tastes good
25. Colorful paper straws
26. A really soothing face mask
27. Getting to see a favorite musical artist in concert
28. Traveling
29. Disneyland
30. Catching up with old friends
31. Discovering a great app
32. Listening to my favorite albums on vinyl
33. Chatting with my awesome followers on social media
34. Being recognized for doing something well
35. Clean clothes
36. Clean sheets
37. Freshly shaven legs
38. Cilantro
39. Flipping through magazines
40. Watching political debates
41. Finding a new podcast that's actually good
42. Listening to Grace Helbig's podcast
43. When there's no traffic
44. Not having to drive
45. Finding a great new restaurant/cafe/bar
46. Getting my nails done
47. Getting packages in the mail
48. Cute organizational stuff
49. Getting a new mug
50. Finishing a blog post ;)

My Running Playlist

I've been trying to run more (at least 50 miles a month) and this is my current running playlist. I just hit shuffle at the beginning of every run. Enjoy! Let me know what your favorite songs to run to are!

1. Ain't It Fun - Paramore
2. Black Widow - Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora
3. Break Free - Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
4. Domino - Jessie J
5. Ego - The Saturdays
6. Fire Starter - Demi Lovato
7. Forever - Chris Brown
8. I Will Never Let You Down - Rita Ora
9. I Wish - Cher Lloyd feat. T.I.
10. Laserlight - Jessie J feat. David Guetta
11. One Last Time - Ariana Grande
12. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
13. Pound The Alarm - Nicki Minaj
14. Proof - Paramore
15. Punch Drunk Recreation - Jesse McCartney
16. Really Don't Care - Demi Lovato feat. Cher Lloyd
17. Sober - Selena Gomez
18. Stay The Night - Zedd feat. Hayley Williams
19. Still Into You - Paramore
20. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
21. Style - Taylor Swift
22. We R Who We R - Kesha
23. When Love Hurts - JoJo
24. Without You - David Guetta & Usher
25. Worth It - Fifth Harmony

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What's In My Bag

I know that I always love seeing what's in other people's bags because it gives me ideas on what I should/shouldn't have in mine. I recently switched bags and currently only have my "must-haves" inside, so I figured that now was as good a time as any to show you what I tote around with me. Here is a photo of the contents of my bag:

1. My iPad mini
2. An iPad/iPhone charger
3. Two scented colorful pens
4. Rimmel London "Keep Calm & Shop" lip balm
5. Travel size Benefit Cosmetics "Roller Lash" mascara
6. Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black rollerball perfume
7. Elizabeth & James Nirvana White rollerball perfume
8. Flower Beauty Sheer Up Lip Tint in "Lacy Laurel"
9. A pair of generic reading glasses
10. My driver's license, debit card, & cash

I like to keep my bags as clutter-free as possible and only tote around the things I use on a regular basis. This is the bag I am currently using. I love it because it's so versatile and I can use it as a clutch, crossbody, or I can make it bigger. It's also water wicking -YES!

You can currently buy this bag from Stella & Dot for $98 and they have several color options. This color combo is from their new spring collection and I am in love with how neutral it is! What do you keep in your bag? What are your must-haves?

Handmade Soap - Kids Soap, Glycerine Soap with Essential Oils

The Final 14 Bachelor Contestants

After taking a few seasons off from watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette, I'm back at it and more into it than ever. I'm actually rooting for Ben and am glad that he seems to be nixing the drama pretty quickly. I decided to compile my thoughts on the final 14 contestants for you.

1. Amanda
Amanda is the only mother on the show this season and even though I usually don't root for single mothers on this show (that's a long time to be away from their kids) I am absolutely smitten with Amanda. You can tell she loves her daughters a ton and wouldn't be with Ben if it wasn't the right thing for them, as well. I think Amanda is definitely a frontrunner. The question is - Is Ben ready to be a father?

2. Amber
I didn't watch the season that she was on before, but I have to say I'm quite underwhelmed when it comes to Amber. She seems to be a nice enough girl, but I'm not sensing any real sparks between her and Ben.

3. Becca
I obviously didn't see Becca on the show previously either, but there's something about her I really like. I can't quite put my finger on what it is, but I feel like she has a couple weeks left on the show. Becca would also make a good potential bachelorette for next season.

4. Caila 
Can anyone say anything bad about Caila? I think she is adorable and is on the show for the right reasons. She recently was in a long-term relationship and I think she's ready to find the right guy and settle down. I will probably cry if Caila gets the boot.

5. Emily
For some reason I'm really pulling for Emily. In interviews she's always smiling and is incredibly positive. I actually follow both of the twins on snapchat and they're both wonderful people. I sense that one of the twins is going home tonight and because I feel a stronger connection to Emily, I'm hoping she's the one that stays. 

6. Haley
I feel like it's probably difficult competing with your twin (even though they say it's not). Haley is adorable and fun, but I think that she and Emily may just be too young for Ben. They're 22 and I don't think there's any reason for them to be rushing into an engagement. 

7. Jen
On the first episode of After the Rose, Ben mentioned how Jen was one of the first people that really stood out to him. That statement makes me think that he feels/felt a connection with her. I love her online boutique and love that she is an entrepreneur. I feel like she's at a good place in her life and would be a good match for Ben.

8. Jojo
When she first stepped out of the limo with a unicorn head on, I have to say I was quite concerned. After hearing her reasoning behind the unicorn I've grown to like her a lot more. I'm excited to see where their relationship leads and I think she could easily make it to the end.

9. Jubilee
I really love Jubilee's backstory and like her overall as a person, but have a feeling that she and Ben won't end up together. Their connection just feels very skin deep to me. I think she would make an awesome bachelorette, though!

10. Lauren B.
Oh my goodness! Lauren B. is so cute! She seems to have a very strong connection with Ben and I would be absolutely shocked if she didn't make it to hometown dates.

11. Lauren H.
Another Lauren! I love that she's a KEEP Collective designer and she has a good head on her shoulders. I haven't seen enough of her yet to even guess how long she's going to stay, but I hope she gets a one on one day soon!

12. Leah
I follow Leah on snapchat and she seems like a genuinely great girl. Ben is lucky to have such a solid group of girls this season and it makes it difficult because I don't want to see any of them leave. She posted snaps from the Broncos vs Patriots game the other day and she REALLY loves her football! I feel like she and Ben could be a really good match, but she hasn't gotten a lot of time yet.

13. Olivia 
I was so happy when Olivia received the first rose of the season, but since then she's been on a downward spiral for me. I don't know if it's the editing or if her insecurities are getting to her, but I don't think she's ready for this experience.

14. Rachel
Rachel, who? We've seen so little of Rachel this season that it's hard to have any opinion of her. She's cute, but she's also unemployed which isn't great. I would like to see Rachel get a date so that we can find out a little more about her.

Let me know who your favorites are! Who do you think Ben will choose? Who do you think the next bachelorette will be?

14 Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Boyfriend (Or Husband)

Buying Valentine's Day gifts can be extremely stressful. Here are 14 gift ideas that hit at different price points, so there's bound to be something perfect no matter how long you've been together.

1. Prospector Co. Brummel Shave Cream ($18)
This shave cream is organic and has lots of natural oils to help moisturize your guy's face. My boyfriend is always on the hunt for natural body care items and this is hands down one of the best. A lot of men's body care packaging is horrendous, but I'm a big fan of the Prospector Co. labels.

I am obsessed with Wondermade marshmallows and the boozy set is perfect if your guy likes alcohol and sweets! These marshmallows are flavored like beer, gin, Fireball whiskey, and bourbon. And like all Wondermade products, the packaging is super cute.

Nothing says "Let's go on an adventure" quite like a passport wallet and this gorgeous navy leather one is on sale for almost $99 off! I have been happy with everything I have purchased my boyfriend from Jack Spade and this passport wallet is a steal. Maybe it will be the extra push your man needs to plan a little international getaway!

While we're on the topic of travel, something your man probably needs is a new carry-on bag. I say probably because almost every guy I know has either had the same carry-on for 10 years or always has to borrow one. Hershel Supply Co. has several great duffel bags ranging from $85-120. Their duffels include an exterior zip compartment for shoes, which is a major plus!

How peaceful is this? You paint on the board and as it dries it disappears. Like adult coloring, but less stress because you don't have to stay in any lines and if you mess up *poof!* it's gone! 

You have a choice when it comes to this gift, you can either make your guy some hot sauce, give him this kit so that he can make his own hot sauce, or you can make the hot sauce together. This kit comes with everything you need to make three different types of hot sauce. This can be a fun little date night activity and a gift in one!

If you want to go full out for Valentine's Day and your guy likes beer than a kegerator is the way to go. He can have a cool keg ready at all times, how awesome is that?

Along the same line as the make your own hot sauce kit. With this kit you get to cure and flavor your own meat you have to buy the pork belly separately). It's a 7-day process, but a fun little project nonetheless. 

I love Stella & Dot engravables and am crazy about these engravable cufflinks for men. They're sleek, classy, and are more personal than most of the gifts on this list. They come in gift ready packaging so you don't even have to worry about wrapping them.

This Marvel box set includes Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Solider, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man in digital HD, blu-ray 3d, and blu-ray. That's a lot of fun movie nights! The packaging is absolutely stunning and it comes with a prop replica of the Morag Orb. I don't know any guy that wouldn't be excited to get this as a Valentine's gift.

This smart watch is aesthetically pleasing and is compatible with Android devices and iPhones. This watch is water resistant up to 30m, has voice controls, and a gorgeous color display. This watch has better reviews than the Apple Watch and is only a fraction of the price.

This basket has everything you need for a picnic - wine, caviar, cookies, truffles, smoked salmon, etc. The basket also comes with two place settings, a cheese knife, and a wine opener. Plan a little scenic hike and you're bound to have an amazing date day.

There are so many gift possibilities when you buy a shaker. You can fill the shaker with little endearing notes or date ideas, you can buy the ingredients for one of his favorite cocktails, can fill the shaker with candy or mini alcohol bottles, etc. This shaker is super cute, but still masculine. This baby holds a whopping 32 oz.

This what I bought my boyfriend for Christmas so I may have a bias here. If you're within easy travel distance to Disneyland, plan a little trip to the happiest place on Earth! My boyfriend hasn't been since he was a small child and I'm excited to get to share the Disney magic with him. Who doesn't love Space Mountain?! And it's currently Season of the Force where they have Star Wars characters, rides, and events. Perfect!

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