Hi friends!! Welcome to our week-long series on Making What Matters HAPPEN!!
If you missed the intro post, you can read that here!
I love a good motivational series, but here on the blog, I always want to make sure that we talk about practical ways to make things happen, too. Let’s not just talk about the things we want to do, let’s share the tools that help us actually do them!
So today, Lara and I are SO EXCITED to share with you our favorite resources for making things happen!! These are the tools that we use in our own lives to keep our priorities in check and get things done.
The BEST Resources For Making It Happen!
I can’t sing the praises of PowerSheets highly enough! I LOVE THEM!!! I’m still working through choosing my specific goals for this year, but the process of going through these worksheets has been invaluable. I honestly think everyone should have a set of PowerSheets to start their year! They come in a looseleaf set, which you can keep in one of the beautiful PowerSheet binders. All of the paper is really high quality, and super luxurious to write on (for all of my paper-loving planner friends!). And, of course, I’m using my favorite Papermate Flairs to fill them out!
This is the newest addition to my morning quiet time, like we talked about a few days ago. I am really enjoying the practice of writing out Scripture each day, and reflecting on a specific passage! (This is a link to pre-order, which you’ll want to do, so you can get one as soon as they are restocked in February!)
I’m using these Life Handbooks to write to my kiddos. It’s a beautiful book that guides a mom through everything she might want to pass on to her family. There are sections to write memories, advice, and more. I adore them. You could probably do something similar in a notebook, but this handbook is absolutely gorgeous and will easily become a family heirloom!
Would you believe that this is set up in my family room right now? Of course you would! I love this print so much, and am so grateful to have it in my home as a reminder when I’m interacting with my children. Lara has a bunch of other beautiful prints in the shop, so check them out and see which one fits your family focus!
This planner is so perfect for keeping everything simple. I love that it now comes in a daily and weekly version, though I’m partial to the daily! (I shared all of my Simplified Planner set-up & secrets here!) You can head over to The Ultimate Planner Review to see all my notes on this planner and a few others.
I love this app for starting the mornings in the Word! But you all know that already. 🙂
A Word From Lara…
What are your top 3 favorite resources for making what matters happen in 2016?
I love Proverbs 31’s First5 app for putting my heart and head in the right place first thing in the morning, my Simplified Planner for keeping our days simple, and the Influence Network community for surrounding me with women who live on purpose.
A little about Lara…
Lara is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings magazine, where they encourage couples to plan a meaningful beginning to married life. Lara is also the founder of the Making Things Happen movement, a nationally-acclaimed workshop that has been sold out for the last seven years and has toured over 40 cities. She frequently speaks on goal-setting, faith, mission-centered business, and how to make what matters happen. Her first book, Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear, Take the Leap, Live on Purpose, recently released nationwide through Thomas Nelson publishers. Lara loves to garden, explore local farms, and she wishes her neighborhood would let her have chickens. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Ari, and their bubbly daughter, Grace, and new little redhead, Joshua. They are also in the process of adopting!
I have had so much fun talking about all the important things with you this week!!! I hope this series has encouraged & inspired you to make WHAT MATTERS happen!!
And what series would be complete without a giveaway?!
Lara has generously offered to give away one set of PowerSheets to a lucky reader!! Enter below! (If you’re reading this in your email, click on over to the blog & enter to win!) *Winner must be a resident of the United States.
What was your favorite part of this series? Which of the resources above are you the most excited about?
Kayse Pratt serves Christian women as a writer + designer, creating home + life management resources that help those women plan their days around what matters most. She’s created the most unique planner on the market, helped over 400 women create custom home management plans, and works with hundreds of women each month inside her membership, teaching them how to plan their days around what matters most. When she’s not designing printables or writing essays, you’ll find Kayse homeschooling her kids, reading a cheesy novel with a giant cup of tea in hand, or watching an old show from the 90’s with her husband, who is her very best friend.