Giveaway: Emily Ley Simplified Planner Starter Kit

Hooray for a fabulous giveaway!!

I had been struggling with what would be the right post since the Newtown tragedy…and in truth there really isn’t one. My dear friend Emily Ley shot me an email last night offering a giveaway of my favorite products, her Simplified Planner! I believe a giveaway is the perfect way to return to posting.

List making is an obsession and I’m crazy over keeping my little family’s activities and appointments well organized. I’m in LOVE with my Simplified Planner because I have just one place where I can squirrel away all my lists. Emily has done a stellar job at creating a resource to keep your life organized so you can focus your precious time on what matters. To me…my family and friends are what matter.

Sometimes I pile too much on my plate. I try and juggle multiple projects for the blog in an attempt to free up my time in the future. What happens is that I undertake all the projects at once…writing the content for all of them, taking pictures for them and then creating specific images for each post in Illustrator. I found myself snapping these pictures while Lily was coloring. Applying hot glue while she biked around our kitchen island. I was making life more chaotic and not being in the moment with Lily. Last week I opened my planner and moved around some to do’s (even erased a few) and freed up more time to focus more on the coloring and bike moments….because those moments are what matter.

So today a marvelous giveaway my friends!! One lucky reader will be an owner of an Emily Ley Simplified Planner! With this tool you will be able to plan out your family’s meals in advance, make sure that dates for Brady’s baseball game and Lily’s ballet recital are listed, note scheduled doctor appointments, reminders for playgroup and small notes to inspire you or just make you smile. This will help keep your life streamlined so you can dedicate your life to what matters.

What is in the giveaway???? A Simplified Starter Kit including: 1 signature binder in warm pink, 1 journal set, 1 monthly calendar set (18 undated months) and 1 set of 6 dividers!  That’s right folks you get her gorgeous warm pink signature binder with a few of her essentials to fill it. If you’re already an owner of this awesome product I’m sure you know someone who would go bananas if they had one! This would be the best gift ever 😉

So how do you win it? Hop on over to Facebook and “like” Lily & Bliss or follow me on Twitter (@lilyandbliss), Instagram (@lilyandbliss) or Pinterest. Then come back and tell Emily and me what matters most to you. Sometimes in times full of sorrow reading about what matters to others can be inspiring and encouraging.

So follow via the avenues listed above and come back and leave a comment (if you don’t leave a comment I can’t pick you as a winner!). On Friday at 10 am a lucky winner will be announced! Good Luck!

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  1. Susan commented:
    December 19, 2012 Reply

    That is a super cute planner! I love Emily’s site. Adorable stuff!

    I think at this time of the year and in light of the recent events what matters most to me is family. Things come and go in life but we begin and end with family.

    Wish you and your family the best this holiday!

  2. Kristin commented:
    December 19, 2012 Reply

    My faith and family are most important and staying organized helps me have more time for what really matters.

  3. Sarah Lindsay commented:
    December 19, 2012 Reply

    I liked on Facebook & follow on Pinterest (Sarah Margaret), and follow on twitter (@SarahPeara). What matters most to me are all those people that I care about; my loved ones. My friends and my family. I cherish each day and moment I have with them. My dad passed away a few years ago, but I remember the good times and hold on to them. I care about the memories I have and making new ones with the people I love.

  4. Samantha commented:
    December 19, 2012 Reply

    I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest. What matters most to me is my faith in Jesus Christ and the blessings he has given me in my family and friends!

  5. Victoria commented:
    December 19, 2012 Reply

    I liked your facebook page and follow you on instagram.

    Whats most important to me…my family. I’m so thankful for the amazing husband God has blessed me with and the adorable little boy he gave me the opportunity to call my son.

  6. Caitlin commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    I follow you on FB and Pinterest and loove your blog. Family is the most important and next in line would be my job…I adore working with the kiddos and feel beyond blessed that I get to do what I love everyday!

  7. Carissta commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    With everything that has happened over the last few weeks, family and friends are what matter the most to me. I just want to do my best to make everyone feel like they have a place here and are happy!

  8. Ashley Wright commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    I follow you on FB and Pinterest 🙂 This question keeps popping up in my life, starting with my MTH journey with Emily herself! I am trying so hard to focus on what makes me tick and what, at the core of who I am, really matters to me and how I can use that to fuel my passion to uplift others and make an authentic brand and business in the future.

    Family is definitely a large part of what matters to me. And that encompasses so many people outside of blood relatives. I have such an amazing support base that I sometimes loose sight of. I am also learning that what really fires me up and matters to me is building communities that intentionally listen and engage with the ‘other’. I want to build friendships and relationships between people that have different viewpoints or haven’t experienced the others point of view. I want to find a way to make these authentic and engaging so there is less misunderstanding and fear!

    All that to say… I would loveeeeeee this planner to be able to focus on decluttering my life so I can make these big dreams a reality!

  9. Courtney commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    The most important thing to me is spending time with the Lord each morning. I am crazy about my husband and my family but spending time in God’s word has to come first so I can love them well.

  10. Jennifer Rolin commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    Love this idea, and the simplified planner! I think like most people have said, in light of everything going on plus tomorrow being “the end of the world” (lol), the thing most important to me is my family and friends! My life is complete with the people I love! 😀 Merry Christmas!

  11. kristina commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    Thank you for the chance to win Emily’s beautiful planner! I’ve been wanting one!

    The most important things to me are most definitely my faith and my family. ♥

  12. Amy Paulson commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    What’s most important? That I made time for those I love. For my kids to know and feel that I have time for them. That my husband would experience it. That God would know it. And that the individuals I met along the way – whether in line at Starbucks, other moms at the elementary school or the homeless person I met on the street – that they would walk away feeling like I had time for them and they mattered.

    • Amy Romano commented:
      December 21, 2012 Reply

      CONGRATS Amy on winning an Emily Ley Simplified Planner Starter Kit! I will be sending you an email shortly to get some information so we can send it to you!!!!

  13. Keryn commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    Oh I’ve loved Emily’s work for so long now – I took her “Making Brands Happen” course awhile back, and it was just so inspiring. I’ve been eyeing the planner for awhile, but just didn’t have the money to put towards it.

    I think people matter most. It’s easy to get caught up with work, house, plans, things… but what matters are making sure that the people in my life get the attention and love they deserve.

    (followed on Facebook!)

  14. December 20, 2012 Reply

    What matters to me more than anything right now is family. It has always been important to me, but since having a baby, I REALLY can’t imagine my world without my family. Family, and being a kind person who helps others are the most important things. I do my best to spread kindness and I hope that Graham will eventually learn from example and grows up to do the same. There is a lot of scary hate in this world, but for everyone who hates, I bet there are 10,000 people who do good. I want to be one of the good ones.

  15. Laura Brooks commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    What matters most to me is appreciating the little and the big things, being grateful for everything that comes my way.

    I went and liked your facebook page! 🙂

  16. Laura Brooks commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    I am also following you on twitter! @ellebea

  17. Laura Brooks commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    I am also now following you on printrest too! Have a good day!

  18. Alana commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this planner, I follow Emily on instragram and found you that way (I hope your hand is ok!!!). I have enjoyed reading your recent posts this morning.

    What matters most to me is both our family and our friends. My husband and I have been blessed with awesome families AND awesome life-long friends. We aren’t big gift givers (though I imagine that will change when children come along) but prefer to do things with the people we love. Whether it’s heading out to the piano bar with friends or weekend trips with our families, these experiences stay in our minds forever. So, for me, what matters most are our family and friends and the memories we create with these people that mean so much to us.

    I follow you on instagram and twitter (hazel lens)

  19. Jessica Chavez commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    I’m in LOVE with Emily’s stuff!! I gave myself a Christmas gift by getting her ‘Grace not perfection’ & ‘Hustle less, Love more’ prints! BEST gift ever!!!!
    Followed in Pinterest, Twitter and FB 🙂
    My faith and family matter the most to me <3 Merry Christmas!!

  20. Nicki commented:
    December 21, 2012 Reply

    I have liked your FB page as well as Pinterest. My family (and my pups) matter the most to me. I am grateful to be born into a close knit family and married into a family that loves to spend time together.

    Merry Christmas & Happy 2013!

  21. Meg Miller commented:
    December 21, 2012 Reply

    The most important thing is how I treat others. Thank you, Meg

  22. March 29, 2016 Reply

    That’s a well-thought-out answer to a challenging question

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