Best Daily Planners for 2017

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I have officially used the last page of my beloved 2016 Day Designer Planner…time to order another one. Working from home means I have to have a lot of discipline. I need daily goals, checklists, and a way to organize it all. But don’t you use your phone for reminders? Yes! I do, like conference calls, paying a monthly bill, etc. But I literally make checklists of everything to get done that day, and there’s usually 10+ items on my list like do laundry, dinner casserole, finish blog post, take pictures, etc. I love physically checking things off my list, and sometimes I add things after I’ve done them just so I can look at my day’s checklist and see a bunch of ✔✔✔✔.PalmOpen_large

My favorite planner for my needs is Day Designer planners because they focus on yearly/weekly/daily health, work, personal kind of goals. I’ve compiled a list of a few others that focus on different aspects, if you’re in the market for planners (I swear, when you get one that helps with your needs, they’re life savers!).
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^Large or Small Day Designer Planners for a more practical approach ^.

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^Bloom Daily Planners “Best Year Yet” if you need less structure, more art.

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^Ban.do Planners if you really just want to have FUN and keep track of your parties!

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^Blogilates Fit Planner for a strictly fitness-oriented planner.

Three cheers for 2017! It will be out best year yet :P.

 

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Foggy Dress

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Above, I captured the Golden Gate Bridge as I love to see it: in the fog. I started Foggy Dress when I first moved here a few years ago, and the constant foggy weather stood out to me the most. Being from LA area, I just assumed all of California was hot, and was shocked to being wearing sweaters and shoes (too cold for flip flops) all summer long. San Francisco has micro climates, so not all the city is as foggy as the Richmond District (near the bridge), but I have grown to love and embrace it. Here’s to more adventures in one of my favorite foggy cities.

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btw – my very first post on Foggy dress but technically this was my very first post whose title reminds me of this amazing 90’s song that takes me way, way back.

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Hello Again

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If you haven’t already seen, Foggy Dress had some work done over the past few months… At the end of 2015 my blog was hacked, and I had to shut it down for a while. My brother did most of the “heavy lifting” to get my blog back and running, and I decided to give the blog a much needed “face lift”. My crazy talented sister-in-law even designed my new logo.

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I can’t believe I didn’t blog the whole time I was in Pasadena. It took some time to get the blog back up and running, what with work + life getting in the way…(: and I’m still tweaking it here and there, so pardon the weirdness you may encounter from time to time. Here are more pictures of our back-house rental in Pasadena…

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Moved To Tears

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Starred Photos54I haaaaate moving. Seriously. Since I’ve left home for college, I have moved SO MUCH. Every year of college I moved, sometimes twice in one year (6 times in 4 years). When I went to Taiwan, I moved around the island 4 times in a year and a half. Since I’ve been married we’ve moved 3 times. That’s a total of 13 times in 10 years! You’d think that:

A). I’d be a pro packer, and

B). I would have almost nothing left (every time I move, I loose stuff!)

But no. I have SO MUCH CRAP. This last time I just started tossing and donating most of my things because I just didn’t want to think about it anymore.

 

We had a California Christmas in Pasadena, and are traveling to Utah for New Year’s. Can’t wait to move into our new place while AKG is on rotations.

Hope you all had a warm and bright Christmas. Have a Happy New Year! *kissy face*

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