Our Most Useful Tools For Getting It Done #AMonthofFaves2016

Apps, websites, planners – how and what do you use to get life and / or work Shit done?!

✧ 1. A planner for work has been amazing for my productivity. I’m currently using a Tul full-size leather disc-bound planner from Office Max and my system is … Bullet Journal for Work {Q4 Update}.

Bullet Journal Disc Bound Planner

✧ 2. In the picture above, you can see my 6 pack of Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens. Yes – I go on quality audits, and whip out my laptop, planner AND pens! I used to be all about the Sharpie Fine Point (still love them), but the carrying case of the Staedtler – and the weird name which I love to say – swayed me.

✧ 3. At home – I use a Family Events Calendar to keep up with everyone in my family’s appointments and events. Magnetic notepads placed on the fridge was on last year’s Tips and Tricks for Managing Life and Home – and we’re still using those too.

PlannerGirl Paper vs Digital

✧ 4. The most used feature on my phone right now is Voice Command.

  • OK GoogleWhat’s the weather right now – said every morning before my husband and I go for a walk.
  • OK GoogleMap to … we’re house hunting right now, so we go to new places everyday.
  • OK GoogleOpen … App – for opening any app I want. So sweet!


For School – I use a Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Dotted Notebook for my bullet journal. I shared my system in This is How I Plan {For School}. I use Pigma Micron’s, Mildliners, and this little ruler in my bullet journal.


At Home – My bullet journal is also used to plan my every day. I use a shared Google Calendar as well as a white board calendar that’s hanging up by my back door.

We use Mint to track our finances but I also use a shared Google Spreadsheet to track our spending in more detail. The Mint app comes in handy to quickly see our bank balance and monthly budgets when I’m on the run.

Personal – I use Penzu (plus the app) to journal and just jot down goals and random thoughts. I use Notebook to jot down lists, ideas, things I need to remember, and funny things my son has said or done. I use MyCalendar to track lady stuff, moods, etc. and the Goodreads app to look up books when I’m on the go.

What are your favorite tools for tracking and planning life out?


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  1. Kimberly

    Dec 07

    Planners are the best! I still haven’t tried out a bullet journal yet, but I’ve seen some great things done with them.

    I’ve never heard of Penzu before, though – I might give it a try, but I do like the physical act of journaling with pen and paper. Worth a shot, though – I may have use for it. Thanks for the rec!

  2. Love your post. Lots of good information.

    I would love saying Stadetler too. 🙂

    I need a magnetic calendar. I will have to check around here to see where they sell them. Thanks for the tip. I checked out your last year’s post too with it on. THANKS.

    ENJOY your day.

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