Five of my Favorite iPhone Accessories

posted by Andrea | 06/13/2012 | 14 comments

Dave and I have had our iPhones for about 6 months now and I’m having so much fun downloading all sorts of free apps, taking lots of photos, and figuring out all the many things the iPhone can do.

I’ve also had fun browsing the many, MANY different Apple and iPhone accessories! Today, I’m sharing five of my favorites…

9 Free iPhone Apps for Small Businesses

posted by Andrea | 03/31/2012 | 2 comments

I’m always on the look-out for FREE tools to help improve my business. So when I got the iPhone, I immediately started searching for apps that would do just that.

Apparently there are a ton of free productivity apps, but I didn’t need or want them all, just the best ones. So for the past several weeks, I’ve been testing them out… and I came up with a list of 9 of my favorite free apps for small businesses.

Organizing My Business Taxes with

posted by Andrea | 02/27/2012 | 2 comments

About a month ago, I shared the REALLY simple way I organize all our tax documents. I still use that method for both our personal tax documents AND for my business tax documents… and so far I don’t have any reason to change or alter this system.

However, I’ve also been using for the past two years and I’m thrilled with how easy it is to use. I can’t believe how much it has helped me to organize all my business tax information!

How the iPhone Saved My Productivity

posted by Andrea | 02/16/2012 | 37 comments

Dave and I recently renewed our 2-year cell phone contracts… and we both got iPhones! Yes, it was totally against our ultra-frugal nature, but I have to say, the iPhone has completely saved any shred of productivity I had left after Nora arrived!

Now, 2 months later, I would honestly say that these iPhones are one of our best purchases. I can’t believe we lived without them for so long!

Weekend Giveaway: ListPlanIt Planners and Lists

posted by Andrea | 01/6/2012 | 149 comments

I talk about lists A LOT — but that’s because I’ve made a list for myself almost every single day since high school. Every night, before I go to bed, I make a to-do list for the next day. I also have long-term project lists, grocery lists, lists of my goals, a bucket list, etc. etc. I have lots and lots of lists!

So I’m super excited to share today’s giveaway from — a website that offers over 700 different printable and downloadable lists for people like me who simply love lists, and for people who don’t necessary love lists but NEED them anyway!

Weekend Giveaway: 2012 Planner {10 winners!}

posted by Andrea | 11/25/2011 | 224 comments

Since the New Year is just FIVE weeks away {yes 5}, you probably should be thinking about purchasing a new planner, or a refill for the planner you already have — you DO have a planner, right?

However, since I know many of you are way too busy doing your holiday shopping and recovering from a huge Thanksgiving meal; I thought I would make it really easy on you and give you an opportunity to win one of the best planners I’ve ever used!!

Home Office Inspiration

posted by Andrea | 11/10/2011 | 1 comment

Since I work from home almost all the time, and Dave spends many evening hours grading papers and planning lessons for the week, we BOTH really wanted a place to store and organize all of my business things, his school things, and everything else we use to run our home. So a home office we very high on our “what we want in our next house” list.

And even though I love our home office, I just can’t stop drooling over all the amazing home offices around the web. Here are a few of my favorites!

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

posted by Andrea | 08/29/2011 | 1 comment

A few months ago, my friend Mandi from Life… Your Way published an excellent eBook, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. I’ve raved about this eBook before because as a work-at-home person, {and soon to be work-at-home-mom} it is essential for me to balance work, home, family, and personal life all at the same time. If you work from home, outside of the home, or are just struggling to find balance between everything in your busy life, Mandi’s […]

2011 Planner Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 11/9/2010 | 85 comments

I am a firm believer that using SOME sort of daily planner is essential to a simpler, more organized, less stressed life. Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without my daily planner. It organizes my days, weeks, and months; it reminds me what to do and when to do it; it holds my Top-5 lists; it stores important information that I can’t ever seem to remember; and SO much more. At times, I feel like my planner serves as my […]

Tell Your Time e-Book

posted by Andrea | 10/28/2010 | 5 comments

I’m a time-management “junkie” — but you already knew that didn’t you? Well, you do now! I’m obsessed with making lists, planning out my days, and finding short-cuts to increase my productivity. Doing these things helps me accomplish so much more and even allots me a little time to do what I love {imaging that!} How About You? Would you like to learn how to better manage your time, increase your productivity, and make more time for the things you love? I […]

A Daily Planner — What Works for Me

posted by Andrea | 10/12/2010 | 12 comments

It’s no secret that my planner is one of my top ten favorite organizing tools; I take it with me where ever I go. Honestly, I don’t know what I would do if I lost my planner — let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty! And about this time every year, I come to the page in my planner that reminds me it’s time to purchase another calendar insert for the upcoming year…which is {for some odd reason} extremely exciting […]