Out with the Old, In with the New ~ 2015 Recap – April

Posted December 24, 2015 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New / 3 Comments

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Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and I are recapping 2015
and looking ahead to 2016 the next 12 days.
Feel free to join us!
I’ll be sharing highlights month-by-month and giving you a peak at what’s ahead in 2016.

out with the OLD: 2015

With everything in my real life spiraling out of control and with my son going into the hospital, the one thing I realized was how unorganized I was and that most of my stress was coming from the fact that I wasn’t in control. I was doing things without an order. Getting stuff done at the last minute because I forgot it has to be posted or missed it completely and had to do it the day of. It wasn’t what I wanted for my blog and this isn’t how I planned my blogging experience. So this year with the help of an awesome post from Michelle @ Book Briefs, things started to get a little more clear and my life a little more organized. I spent hours researching organizing on Pinterest and finally came up with a way that will help me keep it together.

in with the NEW: 2016

In 2016, I plan to continue to research and get myself more organized on and off the blog. I was able to make myself some pretty pages for my planner that I intend to continue to use.

Calendar page

Being more organized well help me with the stress that comes along with blogging. Something that I never wanted to happen. The organizing is what I like to call Organized Chaos because the more crazy my list is, the better it is for me. You will see in the next few days something that will help me get organized and maybe even help you, it’s something I am very excited about.

Not only does being organized help you be more productive when it comes to blogging it also keeps up with a constant flow to my blog. I also have been awful when it comes to keeping up with pages on my blog and challenges. This year I plan to focus on keeping a lot of things in order that will include my spreadsheet of ever growing books and my Goodreads account. At some point I let this drop off so bad that I feel like once I get started again it will be like starting all over again but that is ok, I’m always up for a challenge and it keeps me busy.  Believe it or not, when I’m organizing stuff, I actually have a lot of fun.

Books I read this month:

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Clicking the Picture will take you to my Goodreads Shelf

Books I reviewed this month:

My Favorite Book this month:

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Have a great day and Happy Reading

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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3 responses to “Out with the Old, In with the New ~ 2015 Recap – April

  1. Thanks so much! Getting organized is always a battle of mine, but 2016 is going to be my most organized year yet. I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for you and your blog! 🙂