10/27/15

WOW Hits 2016

This review is sponsored by Family Christian but all thoughts and opinions are my own
 
 
 
I just love music. I love the way it speaks to my soul. The Lord chose not to gift me with any musical abilities but if you ever ride with me for very long in a car you will quickly learn that has never stopped me from belting out lyrics to songs I love.
 
 
 
 
I was so excited at the opportunity to review WOW Hits 2016! I have a few other WOW Hits so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. There are 30 wonderful songs (and some bonus songs whoop whoop). These CDs is bouncing back and forth between my car and my house. I don't like quiet and when I'm home alone and just cleaning I usually have music blaring. The wonderful worship songs but a bounce in my step as I find myself sing and worshipping all throughout my house. It also stirs my heart to pray and just seek the Lord.
 
 
I love all the songs so very much (and especially love listening to my kids sing a long). But if I had to choose I think my top 3 favorite that are included would be Greater by Mercy Me, He Knows My Name by Francesca Battistelli, and Broken Together by Casting Crowns.
 
Make sure to hop over to Family Christian and order your copy! And yes its ok for you to pretend we are jamming out together ;).
 
 


10/9/15

Plum Paper Planner Review and Discount Code

I received this item at a discount in exchange for a review, but the opinions stated are 100% my own.


My life has just been so hectic ad crazy, so I knew I needed something to help me. I had so many calendars and to do lists everywhere that it was hard to keep track. I knew I needed a planner so I started looking.



First I asked on Facebook what my friends used. Several people recommended the Erin Condred planner, so I checked those out. There were a few things I liked about them but still didn't feel like it completely met my needs. I wasn't willing to pay the high price for something that didn't fully meet my needs. My friend (and one of our contributors) Jen recommended Plum Paper Planner (you can read her review here) so I thought it was worth a shot to check them out.

Oh my goodness I am so so glad I did! Not only does it meet my needs as a family planner but I also was able to include a blog and direct sales planner! I was so ecstatic when it arrived. I may or may not have caressed it and sobbed softly. I'm going to show you what's included with each!

Family Planner



I chose to order the family planner (the other sections I'll talk about were add ons and cost extra). I love my cover, and honestly deciding on a cover is THE HARDEST part! They have so many beautiful covers! I love the weekly layout of the family planner. It gives me a space to dedicate for all the different assets of my life. You can have the tabs on the side personalized but I chose to leave them blank. So far I have dedicated them to Me, Fam, House, Blog, and Usborne. That leaves me with 2 blank boxes to add whatever else I need to. At the top I write appoints or significant info for that day, like if its pay day for example There is also a place on the side of the weekly layout for notes and a weekly list. I haven't gotten into using stickers so my planner looks kind of boring but right now I just need it functional. I'll get creative with it eventually. The family planner also includes:
  • Note page (I purchased extras note pages for each month)
  • A full month view
  • Monthly tabs
  • A folder in the back to keep up with stuff
  • Year at a glance
  • Holiday dates
  • A place to write special dates
  • Contact info
  • Passwords

Direct Sales Planner and Blog Planner



I was so excited about the add ons and honestly these are what led me to get the Plum Paper Planner because I could have everything in one place. The thought of having multiple planners made me want to hyperventilate. The direct sales planner includes:
  • Monthly overview
  • Party planning list
  • To do list
  • Monthly tasks
  • Mileage tracker
  • Passwords
  • Hostess contacts
  • Lead contacts
  • Consultant contacts
  • Income and expenses tracker
  • Monthly expenses
The blog planner contains:


  • Monthly overview
  • Income and expenses tracker
  • Monthly blog tasks
  • Monthly blog stats
  • To do list
  • Advertising and sponsors
  • Giveaways and reviews
  • Blog annual planner

I just can't say enough how much I'm loving my planner! Its really helping me get my life back in some for of functioning!

(Coupon code is no longer available)
You know what's awesome?! You can get your own planner at a discount! Plum Paper had generously offered my readers a 10% off coupon!!!! Be sure to use the coupon code HIPPY10 when checking out!
 
 
 
Do you use a planner? What planner tips can you share? Have you ever heard of Plum Paper Planner before this?