Emily Ley Simplified Planner Giveaway

January 12, 2015

Emily Ley Planner
Happy Monday, friends! Today I’m so excited to share a giveaway with you that I have a feeling a lot of you will be excited about. My friend, Emily Ley, is one talented designer and is the creator of the Simplified Planner, also known as one of the best day planners around and my lifeblood to organization and order in the day-to-day.

Emily and I first connected over e-mail while we were both struggling with infertility; Emily and her hubby were trying to get pregnant with their second baby and we were trying to get pregnant with our first. I still remember e-mailing Emily the day we got our positive pregnancy test with Baby H only to receive an e-mail back from her the same day letting me know that they had just found out their IVF cycle was successful and they were pregnant with TWINS! It’s been so fun to follow along with Emily’s journey this past year, and I couldn’t be more excited for her to welcome little Caroline and Tyler into the world in a few short weeks.

As I myself and experiencing a season of change and unknowns I’ve been especially excited to crack open my 2015 Simplified Planner in an effort to set a handful of goals and intentions for the year ahead. If I let it be, the change swirling around me can feel incredibly unsettling, but taking a little time to think about the year ahead (with all of its uncertainty) and putting down a handful of goals and dreams on paper has proven to be very helpful. Will all of those goals and dreams come true this year? Probably not. But that certainly won’t stop me from having the courage to write them down!

2015 Bucket list


So, what’s that about a giveaway I mentioned earlier? Well, I’m giving away a 2015 Simplified Planner to one lucky reader. You can consider yourself extra lucky if you win this planner because Emily’s planners have been sold out since the fall when they were first released! I got my hands on my own when they first came out, and a second for one of you guys because I love them so much.

The giveaway will be open until Friday! See below for ways to enter…

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  • Reply Kristen B January 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I’m really hoping to grow my personal consulting business. I’ve had my eye on this planner to help me get all my thoughts onto paper and into action πŸ™‚

  • Reply Eva C January 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Simplify in 2015!

  • Reply Lindsay January 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    My top goal for 2015 is to exercise greater control over my spending – I have always been decently frugal, but since I became a bit better paid (then my early non-profit days) and had a baby (who is pretty fun to buy for), I have found that I am spending a bit more carelessly and I could be saving more money. So, I am curbing my coffees out, unnecessary baby products, clothes shopping, etc.

  • Reply Erica January 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    2015 goals include paying off debt (and saving more!).

  • Reply Ashley Mitchell January 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    One of my goals is to do something each week that is out of my comfort zone!

  • Reply Theresa Abellon January 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I would love to pay off my CC and save some money!

  • Reply Kelsey E January 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    One of my dreams for 2015 is becoming a person not dependent on anxiety, but someone who can move past it. 2014 was a year of transition away from things like medication and weekly therapy. A goal of mine is to be more reliant on God in those situations. Remembering that His grace brings me the peace and understanding that my trials in this world are only temporary. It will continue to be an every day struggle, but this Simplified Planner truly made my 2014 a bearable place for my thoughts and goals. Those goals were to survive, and 2015 is about thriving. I didn’t get one of the planners for 2015 as they ran out too quickly!

    Praying for your upcoming birth and watching your family grow. You are a blessing to so many of those who have suffered from infertility and those of us who pray for those struggles in our friends. Blessings on your new family.

  • Reply Kate A January 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    My word/goal for the year is: DISCIPLINE, especially on the home front… this planner is way cuter than the one I use – maybe it would help keep all those ducks in a row….

  • Reply Christine January 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Goal (& motto) for 2015: Stress less!

  • Reply Laura January 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Oh man, I’ve been wanting one of her planners for two years now! I never can quite get the release date right! πŸ™‚

    As far as goals and dreams, we are praying that 2015 will be the year God blesses us with a kiddo.

  • Reply Maegan January 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    In 2015 I will have more fun and spend more time with family!

  • Reply Mallory January 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Definitely to be more organized (this would help!).

  • Reply Leiah January 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I have been wanting an Emily Ley planner for the last couple of years!! What a fun giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erika D January 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    This planner is adorable. It would help me tame my always unwieldy to-do list! With a new business in a new city, 2015 needs to be about prioritizing myself (making some new girlfriends, exploring my new city, indulging in my hobbies) as well as on growing my business.

  • Reply Gabby Deitsch January 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    My Type-A self could use a new planner.

  • Reply Kerri Willoughby January 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    My focus for 2015 is Grace…the Grace of God..and extending Grace to others and myself. Maybe a better planner would help in a couple of those categories.

  • Reply Sarah B January 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    My overall goal is to focus more on myself….in positive ways, rather than focus on the stuff I didn’t do or get done. Whether it be going to the gym just to walk on the treadmill & read a magazine, or meal prepping on Sunday before the week starts, so I don’t need to worry about cooking during the week. Simple things that will hopefully make a big difference!

  • Reply Amber Z January 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I’d love to try out her planner. I’m a huge Erin Condren fan but I’ve heard great things about Emily Ley! My goal would be to stay on top of life–organization is key!

  • Reply Laura January 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    One of my goals is to live in the moment and stop worrying so much about the future!

  • Reply Jessica @ Golden Brown and Del January 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Grow readership on my blog and keep posting recipes that I love!

  • Reply Kelly B January 12, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    2015 is a big year for my husband and me. He is undergoing pilot training for the USAF and I will be starting pharmacy school in the fall. My goal is to never forget to make time for each other, even when life gets hectic. What better way than to stay organized!

  • Reply Alison January 12, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    One of my goals is to find more ease in everything I have coming up this year – including some big life decisions.

  • Reply Amanda O. January 12, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I just started a new job less than a month ago. My overwhelming struggle so far has been learning to stay organized in a new environment. I’m learning everyday but a new planner would be a great way to kick off a new year and a new job!

  • Reply Anna K. January 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    My husband and I had our first child in October. My goal is to continue to work on life/work balance and to focus on family.

  • Reply Lauren January 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve never been a “planner” person, but I’m starting to realize I need to become one! I’ve heard so many great things about Emily’s planners – might as well start with the best! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Andrea January 12, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Now that I work from home and have less structure to my day, this would be a perfect way to stay accountable.

  • Reply Julie Johnson January 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    This would be awesome! As we are looking forward to welcoming baby #2, I have been looking for ways to get myself a bit more organized!

  • Reply Ashley Schultz January 12, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    My goal this year is to move to Colorado and start a new life out there. I can’t wait to take my Golden Retriever on all of the trails with my boyfriend and for us to experience life in a new place. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Caroline January 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I really want to start eating more mindfully instead of snacking when I’m bored, etc.

  • Reply Leah January 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    One of my goals this year is to finish up my add-on teaching license for elementary education and become a kindergarten teacher!

  • Reply Kim Ohge January 12, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Madison, while I’m quite a bit older than you I do enjoy reading your blog each week. You give me hope and a fresh perspective on life. I can hardly wait to read all about Baby H and your family in the coming year. While I don’t need the organizer to plan for a baby I could certainly use one for all other areas of my life. πŸ™‚ Take care!

  • Reply Stacy January 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    One of my goals for 2015 is to be more purposeful with my job as mom and wife and I want to be more intentional about fostering joy in our home…. and I want lose the baby weight πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kelsi S. January 12, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Madison, I really liked your goal to be intentional in “dating” Joe this year. My quality time with my husband after Kate was born changed big time. With baby 2 on the way, I think that dating my husband again is a great and much-needed goal for 2015! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Valerie January 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    My biggest goal for 2015? Very similar to yours…have a baby in April and learn to be the best Mommy I can be!

  • Reply Lori! January 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I love Emily Ley! So clean and colorful. Plus, she’s been working hard and growing twins! I am definitely trying to prioritize in 2015 before baby #2 shows up in June!

  • Reply Kerry @ XO Kerry January 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    My goal this year is to have a healthy baby and keep said baby alive and happy! haha πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jennifer January 12, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I’m determined to get a handle on the paper clutter in my house this year!

  • Reply Allison January 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I would like to figure out a new job situation either changing my current role or finding a new position

  • Reply Meghan January 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Although this is my first time to comment on your blog, I have been a longtime follower. Your blog is so real and genuine which brings me back to it everyday. I have especially grown to love reading your pregnancy posts. I am due in July with my first and so I am always looking to get any kind of real life information I can over google. That being said my biggest goal for 2015 is balance – learning to balance the changes coming with a new baby and like you, still being able to date my husband all while working a full time job. If you have any other mommy/baby blogs you enjoy reading that you can recommend that would be great! Also, thanks for the giveaway – I have been a follower of Emily’s now for quite some time. :))

  • Reply Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    My goal in 2015 is to successfully have a wedding without losing my mind or turning into a bridezilla. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lindsay W. January 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    One of my goals for 2015 is to save up and finally get the hardwood floors I’ve been dreaming of installed in our house. I’m determined to make it happen!

  • Reply Bridget Black January 12, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    What a great giveaway! She, like you Madison, are such inspiring women! Praying for you, Emily and all those babies!! How wonderful! An overarching goal of mine this year is to prioritize one thing each day in order for things to be taken care of when they are important instead of when its an emergency. It includes so many things… prayer, reading, saving… but feels doable when its a small chunk each day.

  • Reply wongmar January 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    This is the tool to start 2015 off! Wish it wasn’t sold out, I need this!

  • Reply Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy January 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I’m going to have a lot of changes in 2015 too, so my goal is to embrace the changes and enjoy every moment!

  • Reply allisonramsing January 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    One of my goals for the year is to run a 10K! I love your goal of a half post-baby!

  • Reply Jess January 12, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    One of my goals is to talk less and listen more, especially with our 3 year old!

  • Reply Alexandra January 12, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    One of my goals is to do more hands-on, messy, creative, learning activities with my 16 month old!

  • Reply Katie January 12, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    This is my first comment on one of your posts, but I too, like many of the others, have been a longtime follower. I find your blog to be both uplifting and incredibly real. I love that you’ve been so upfront with your story and wish you nothing but the best. My goals for 2015 include taking the time to do do more things for myself and being more patient with the process of getting pregnant, which is something I’m having a hard time with. Looking forward to a happy and healthy new year (and maybe a fun new planner which looks AMAZING)! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Brindi B January 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Get pregnant!!! I’m practicing patience and trust in the Lord.

  • Reply Jennifer Kaplan January 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    One of my goals is to try to get less stressed, to not let the little things bother me

  • Reply Miriam January 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    My goals are to find a new job and to be more present (less screen time) when I’m with my family!

  • Reply Kelsey Spencer January 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Get accepted and begin law school!

  • Reply Samamtha January 12, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Om my goodness her planners amazing!! I was also so excited to hear of both your and Emily pregnancys!! Ive been following along for quite a while now. I’m 25 weeks along with our first little one, a little girl, so we could definitely benefit from an EL planner! πŸ™‚

  • Reply April January 12, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    So excited to enter this contest! I’m becoming a first time momma in March and am looking for great ways to stay organized as I start this new chapter in my life !

  • Reply Kristina January 12, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    My goals this year are to run a 2-hour half-marathon, be able to do at least one unassisted pull-up, to read at least 20 good books, and to learn to knit socks and a sweater.

  • Reply Melissa January 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Have a happy healthy baby in June πŸ™‚

  • Reply Brittany Shelby January 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    my goal is to save more money/be more cognizant of where i’m spending money and be better with meal planning! (which will definitely save me money :))

  • Reply Meg January 12, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    While buying a house is my biggest goal for the year, I also am trying to read a new book a month and run a 10K!

  • Reply Leslie January 12, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Goals: eat more veggies. move more often. more organization. less chaos.

  • Reply Molly January 12, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    My goal is to be a dedicated list maker and doer. I have struggled over the years with cataloging the every increasing number of to-do’s and stay organized and on-task. Hoping this will help!

  • Reply Katelyn Philipp January 12, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    My big goals for 2015 are to buckle down on paying off student loans and introduce new freelance opportunities.

  • Reply Jennifer January 12, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Eat more real food and less processed.

  • Reply Kaitlyn January 12, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    My goal is to surprise family and friends with snail mail! Opening letter’s is a lot more enjoyable than bills πŸ™‚

  • Reply Robyn Black January 12, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    my goal is to get more rest & simplify my house/life.

  • Reply Jumi A January 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I want to exercise more, do my daily devotions more regularly and host people at our home more

  • Reply molly January 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I’m hoping to cook from cookbooks more often! And stress less!

  • Reply Sara January 12, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    My goal is to read more this year and grow in my faith! I would love love love an Emily Ley planner! Just love her and her story!!

  • Reply Katie January 12, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I’m not one for making resolutions, but always seem to have some goal I want to work towards. Learning how to cook without wheat and fewer meals with meat is what I’m working at right now. Learning where to have my focus as a stay at home mom is too!

  • Reply Kelly Linn Feller January 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    My goal is to do less with more focus!! I tend to try to do a million things at once which never works out. I’m really going through our house over the next few months and getting rid of everything unnecessary that we don’t need πŸ™‚
    Xo Kelly

  • Reply Kelsey January 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    My goal is to be diligent with my Bible study, and to do a better job of planning meals for my husband and me!

  • Reply Katie M January 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I need to become more organized this year! With two toddlers, doctors appointments like crazy for one of them, my husbands work schedule And our social/family life our life seems to get more hectic each year!

  • Reply staleymc January 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I want to just up my fitness game in 2015! I feel like I have gotten kind of burned out on my regular stuff so I want to try new stuff like a new class or techniques!

  • Reply Katie D January 12, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    My goal is to stress less! I love love love planners and would love to get my hands on an Emily Ley planner!!

  • Reply Emily H Dam January 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    My goal is to get more organized as we prepare for our first baby! Also, to continue to make my health and fitness a priority. Love these planners!

  • Reply Amanda C. January 12, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    My goal is to get a journalism job. Just did a resume redesign and am hoping this will make the difference of finally getting a full time job in my field.

  • Reply shannon w January 12, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    One of my goals is to stay organized with all the craziness in my house right now. Two kids in sports, husband and I both taking classes and all the regular life stuff can really add up.

  • Reply Amanda Vaughn January 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    This year I have decided to make small goals that are more sustainable for my family and myself. My focus is going toward spending, I find myself spending aimlessly. I am supporting my husband, financially and emotionally, through Dental School. We need more balance and “cushion” right now. I have created small monthly challenges that fit our family while still being challenging. A beautiful planner would help this process greatly πŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura @ Real Home Living January 12, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    This year I want to complete a Whole30 and overall eat healthier. And I would love to have a baby, Lord-willing. (I have really cherished all of your openness about infertility!)

  • Reply Emilie January 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Definitely dreaming of starting our family πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Kuiper January 12, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    in 2015 I hope to run my first 1/2 marathon!

  • Reply Tiffany January 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    One of my goals is to be more organized for meals and better at meal planning.

  • Reply Alexandria Blank January 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    My goal is to get better at cooking πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erin January 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    My goal is to be more intentional about spending quality time with my husband and my daughter.

  • Reply Christin Oien January 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Oh Madison, I was so happy to see this giveaway! I personally was unable to afford this purchase in the fall, however I would love this! My goal for 2015 is to pass my national and oral exam for Marriage and Family Therapy!

  • Reply Oakland Avenue January 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    So fun! I’ve always wanted one of these and have heard such good things about them! I actually have yet to write down any goals, I suppose “learn how to mother two children” would be at the top of the list. πŸ™‚ ps. Spyhouse is the coffee shop that I was thinking of when I said I felt too “normal” to be at it – could that be the one you were thinking of too? πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Melissa Macias January 12, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I have a goal to read 18 books this year!

  • Reply Megan J January 12, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    My goal is to get a “grown up” job- no more serving for me!

  • Reply Morgan January 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I made a goal to be less critical (of myself & others) πŸ™‚

  • Reply Meg January 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Yay! I’d love to win this. My goal is to be more mindful in this new year.

  • Reply Vicky Hill January 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I have a goal to read the bible in a year and to journal everyday. I could really use one these planners.

  • Reply Emily Marie January 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    These planners are awesome, I would love to win. My goal for 2015 is to read at least 1 book a month.

  • Reply Valerie January 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    One of my goals is to get my house clean and organized—-this is JUST what I need! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Katie January 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I have a goal to get in shape and plan my dream wedding while graduating from law school and moving 6 hours away!!!!

  • Reply Emily Satterfield January 12, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I am working to run two half marathons this year, and possibly do a Crossfit competition

  • Reply kathy v January 12, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    lose 5lbs!

  • Reply Sarah January 12, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    My goals: (1) help our preschooler be successful in school, (2) make it as far along in my pregnancy as I possibly can (history of preterm labor), (3) have more patience with our new puppy, and (4) get all of our lives, and our home, ready for a big move!

  • Reply Danielle January 12, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    My goal is to be more consistent in a variety of areas and to face fear head on!

  • Reply Allison Marble January 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    One of my (and my husband’s) goals this year is to save money for a house! We finally live in a city we want to be in long-term, so we are ready to put down roots!

  • Reply amy January 12, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    My goal is to get a new job so I can support my husband while he goes back to school full time. I also made a new year’s resolution to floss every day ha!

  • Reply Rita January 12, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I’ve heard from many that these planners are the best out there – what a great giveaway! My goal is to write and mail one hand letter every day to a friend or family member, just to say hi and send love.

  • Reply Suzanne Deal January 12, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    My over all goal is to find happiness and joy in the small things and that no matter how large or small The goal, they are equally as important. Make a commitment and tick to it!

  • Reply Marlee January 13, 2015 at 12:24 am

    This year, I graduate college. I didn’t get the internship I had hoped for so my goal for this year is to stay focused on the future, not worry and trust that it’s in God’s hands (daily prayer is my goal). He has a plan for me that I just don’t know yet.

  • Reply Micquie January 13, 2015 at 12:28 am

    My goal is to make the trips my husband & I always talk about making!

  • Reply Eileen January 13, 2015 at 1:16 am

    My goal is to be in more pictures with my kids and be more present with them.

  • Reply Sarah Crosby January 13, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I loved your goals fyi. They all seemed so genuine and perfect for a new momma. Also the get away just you and Joe is a must. It will be so hard to leave but it will do wonders for you both.

    anywho, one of my goals for 2015 is just to live simply and just to be present with my family.

  • Reply Mandy January 13, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I’m currently just using a plain notepad for my “planner”. Generally my planning consists of day to day things (I’m a stay at home momma of 3), but this spring we hope to move, so I could use a little extra help in the planning department!

  • Reply sugarplumblog January 13, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I have always wanted one of these planners!

    My goal is to be more useful with my time.

  • Reply Urban Wife January 13, 2015 at 2:19 am

    One of my goals for 2015 is to learn how to be a momma to a newborn AND a toddler!

  • Reply Kim January 13, 2015 at 2:36 am

    A goal for this year would be to spend more quality time with my husband πŸ™‚

  • Reply natalie January 13, 2015 at 3:05 am

    goal and dream is to make a big career change πŸ™‚

  • Reply Karly Brooks January 13, 2015 at 7:23 am

    To be more intentional with my time!

  • Reply Alison Lambert January 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

    One of my goals is to spend more time in prayer and in the Word. I want to be more intentional about it!

  • Reply Stacey January 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I have heard so many great things about these planners! My main goal for this year is to plan my wedding and to not get too stressed out about it.

  • Reply Sarah January 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    What a great giveaway!!! Emily seems like such a great person, and I LOVE her planners!! I have been coveting one for months. My goal is to set a healthy example for my son and lose the rest of my baby weight!

  • Reply Amanda Musser January 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    My goal is to spend a great vacation with my family-NO electronics and second goal to start planning salon #2. (SHHH!)

  • Reply Kelly L January 13, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    One of my goals this year is to become more organized- this planner would definitely help me reach that goal!

  • Reply Lindsey Jacobson January 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I would LOVE to own a Simplified Planner!!! I’m from
    MN but live in NC. I’m still pretty new to NC so it is my goal to explore this
    beautiful state and go on as many adventures as possible. Thanks for this
    awesome giveaway!!!

  • Reply Andrea January 13, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    My goal is to focus on the things that really matter..don’t get caught up in the whirlwind of day to day.

  • Reply Jennifer Cool January 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    My goal is to exercise and lose weight and then hopefully get pregnant with my second πŸ™‚ love your blog!

  • Reply Justine January 13, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    My goal is to let go of perfectionism…a little bit πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jenni January 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I want to be more intentional this year, to feel like I am using each day to the fullest

  • Reply Laura January 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I made a goal to have a date night with my husband once a month.

  • Reply Lindsay January 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    It feels weird to have a goal be something I don’t really have control over, but I would like to get pregnant with #2 in 2015! Before doing that though I want to get in better physical shape because I think it made a huge difference in my first pregnancy.

  • Reply Abby January 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    My goal is to get organized in 2015. Also would like to potty train baby #1 and start trying for baby #2.

  • Reply Julie Gabrielson January 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I want to make a career change in 2015 that will allow me to have a more flexible schedule, spending more time at home with my family.

  • Reply katie January 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    LOVE these planners! I follow Emily on IG and am so excited to see where this business takes her! you’re both very talented!

  • Reply Alaina January 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I truly would LOVE LOVE LOVE this planner! I am a FT working Mom and have a 10 month old son! Needless to say, life is BUSY and I would love this planner to make me feel a little more on top of things!

  • Reply jillian January 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    great giveaway! i just want to be a good mama! im due March 18 and i’d love to win this planner so i stay organized πŸ™‚ xo jillian

  • Reply Ashley January 13, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Being a newlywed we have so many goals and are in the process of identifying which we will strive to accomplish this year. This would be very handy (and its beautiful!).

  • Reply Ali January 13, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Very excited about this give away! I have been so bummed to not be able to find this planner anywhere!!
    My 2015 goals are to be more open to change. I have lived in Minneapolis my whole life and might have the opportunity to relocate this year!

  • Reply Amanda Ingle January 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I want to find my design style this year.

  • Reply Jyl January 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I am due March 5 this year, with a baby girl. My dream is to be a wonderful mother to my son and my new daughter and balance attention as well as I can.

  • Reply atout January 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    My simple goal is to finish all the craft projects I currently have completed to 80%. I’m great at starting projects, but terrible at finishing them!

  • Reply Ariel January 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I’m due with my first baby this year and my goal is to be the best mother possible!

  • Reply Beth January 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Have always wanted one of her planners! I definitely have a goal to be more organized this year!

  • Reply Amanda January 13, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Crossing my fingers! I have one of Emily’s planners but have a dear friend who just discovered her and wants to get her hands on one of these (but can’t)! My goal for 2015 is to let Christ really refine my life and shape my path to be His. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Genette Sekse January 13, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This planner is truly amazing and is helping so many people! I had this planner last year and it helped me succeed in my personal life and my career! This year I have’t been able to get a hold of one and I’m having a minor melt down haha! My 2015 goal is to stop being in love with my comfort zone!! Get out of it and I believe great things will come out of it!

  • Reply Shannon January 13, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I love planners and this one looks lovely! Thank you for a great giveaway option! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ally January 13, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    To worry less and show more appreciation for others!

  • Reply Paige January 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I made a goal to be more focused and mindful of the bigger picture this year.

  • Reply KT January 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I’m also hoping to become pregnant this year, after two miscarriages in the past 6 months (which is how I found your blog). Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Cheri Elisabeth January 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    My goal for 2015 is to be more organized!

  • Reply LT January 13, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I am striving to be more present this year. I am a major planner, and sometimes this causes me to live for the future instead of taking advantage of all that today has to offer. I hope to turn that around this year!

  • Reply Kaydee January 13, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I think my goal for this year is to not focus so much on the past or future and just live for today. Mother Theresa once said β€œYesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” I want to try to live every day really taking the time to focus on my children and the small things they do every day. They are my life after all.

  • Reply Vanessa Kirkpatrick January 13, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    One of my goals for 2015 is to incorporate fitness and exercise into an every-day routine so that I can be healthier and happier for myself and for my family.

  • Reply Ashley January 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

    My biggest personal goal this year is to quit making excuses for myself when I don’t want to work out and just do it! I know I’ll feel so much better.

  • Reply Susan January 14, 2015 at 12:06 am

    My goal is to listen more and talk less with friends, family & strangers.

  • Reply Kayla January 14, 2015 at 12:39 am

    My 2015 goal: Pay off medical debt!

  • Reply Jenny January 14, 2015 at 12:46 am

    I am so excited about this giveaway as I just went to order one of these planners the other day and saw that they were sold out! πŸ™ One of my goals is to get better about actually writing out goals (oh the irony) to help keep me accountable.

  • Reply Alexa January 14, 2015 at 1:17 am

    My goal for 2015 is to persevere when things are difficult, or when I am fearful and discouraged. I plan to remind myself often that things are always hard until they are easy.

  • Reply Melissa January 14, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Work less!

  • Reply Kayla January 14, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Great giveaway! I have just begun a new chapter in my working life, and this planner would be a both beautiful and functional tool in my new job!

  • Reply Courtney :--] January 14, 2015 at 2:31 am

    This is such a fun planner! I love your goal about making date night with the hubs a priority! We’re trying to do that, too! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nikky January 14, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Pay of credit cards so we can buy a new car

  • Reply Amber Henry January 14, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I want to commit my heart and soul fully into serving the people around me.

  • Reply cait January 14, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Great giveaway! My goal this year is to find a better balance and become more comfortable with not being able to do it all.

  • Reply Danielle Kruse January 14, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Organization and motivation…two things I need in my life πŸ™‚

  • Reply Angela Ten Clay January 14, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Love your goals idea! This planner looks so adorable. I can see why it adds organization to your life!

    I have a goal to take a trip for my big birthday this year. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jana D. January 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    One of my 2015 goals is to complete a half marathon.

  • Reply Kayla Gotto January 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    My goal is to be more present with my family rather than be on social media all the time!

  • Reply rachel January 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    To be more hospitable!

  • Reply Crystal D January 14, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    My goal is to be less critical of myself and be happy in the skin that I am in!

  • Reply Rachael January 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    My goal is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet…motivated by infertility

  • Reply Jess P January 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    My goal is to run Grandmas marathon in Duluth this summer!

  • Reply Caryna B. January 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    My goal is to have a positive outlook this year!

  • Reply Jamie Higgins January 14, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I am having a baby in May, my first just like you! πŸ™‚ And my goal is to be less critical of myself, cut myself some slack and know that I am enough. And that if the house isn’t perfect and the meals aren’t incredible that it is enough.

  • Reply Ashley January 14, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    To enjoy my infant twins and focus on the joy they bring

  • Reply Tracie January 14, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    To write more hand-written notes.

  • Reply Emily Bodeker January 15, 2015 at 3:17 am

    My goal for the year is to be more positive and to make weekly goals to help accomplish my New Years resolutions

  • Reply Janell Christians January 15, 2015 at 3:25 am

    My goal is to read through the Bible this year.

  • Reply Sachi January 15, 2015 at 3:43 am

    My goal is to travel more this year.

  • Reply Joy January 15, 2015 at 3:58 am

    My goal is to read the whole Bible.

  • Reply Missy January 15, 2015 at 6:49 am

    One of my goals is to eat healthier.

  • Reply Christine January 15, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Goal: To become a better version of myself (more organized, healthier, and happier!).

  • Reply Anna January 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    My goal is to be kinder to my body, both mentally and physically. I’ll be taking a break from high intensity workouts and focusing on being the healthiest I can be.

  • Reply Jenni Kroese January 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    goal: I want to be a better wife and enjoy our time of just the two of us before kids in the future.

  • Reply katy r. January 15, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    one of my goals is to be healthier

  • Reply Kate January 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    One of my goals is to be more organized and let less slip through the cracks. I have been wanting this planner! The day layout is perfect for me!

  • Reply Maria S. January 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I would like to get caught up in my daughters baby book (aka start on it!!)!

  • Reply Katherine Kelly January 15, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    One of my goals for 2015 is to learn to love myself (all of me) in a grace-giving, kind way. Because most days, I’m not so kind.

  • Reply Elizabeth January 16, 2015 at 2:27 am

    To find more balance between my roles as mom and wife while allowing space for my own growth.

  • Reply Abby Tibbetts January 16, 2015 at 3:25 am

    My goal is to be more positive and be the best mom and wife I can be πŸ™‚

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