Splurge vs Steal

Okay guys, we're one month into are you doing? Are you staying on track? One thing that has kept me focused in the new year is my 2016 planner! I mentioned how important it was to start the year off with a great planner in my

2016 Glam Guide

. In that post I raved about my

 Kate spade planner! 

Now, don't get me wrong... I LOVE it, but I recently walked through the Target office aisle and noticed a very similar one for under 10 bucks! I've decided to compare and do a splurge vs spend for you guys!

The entire top row is Kate Spade, and the bottom row are all from target! Check out the links to each one below.

Kate Spade black stripe

Target purple pineapple

Now, the Kate Spade agendas and journals aren't going to break your bank or anything, and like I said, I absolutely LOVE my planner (I have the black and white stripe), but I'm also loving that fact that Target has very similar cute ones all for under $10! That's such a great steal. 

P.S. this is the inside of the Kate Spade planner I have. The layout of this thing is awesome! I definitely think its worth a few more dollars if you're a Kate Spade fan like I am.  

I also picked up these

GLAM gold pens

 & adorable

To-Do pad


If you happen to grab one of the Target journals, let me know how you like it!


Glam Guide for 2016!

Its that time of the year! We are officially one week away from 2016...can you say that you're prepared? I don't know about you, but I've been anticipating the new year and all that it has to bring! I've also already started working on it. I've put together a few items that have already kick started my new successful year, and I'm hoping they can help you too! So, while you're out getting those after Christmas sales, make sure you pick up these helpful tools to start your new year off right!


Kate Spade monthly agenda/planner

- Why do you need a planner? To PLAN! When I don't make plans for myself or write down what I should be doing...guess what I do? Nothing. Boy, I can be lazy. When I can visually see things I need to do, it makes me productive, declutter's my brain, and most importantly it holds me accountable for my plans. Planners are important people, and if you think they aren't test it out for a week and reflect on what you actually accomplished! You'd be surprised and proud of yourself for being so productive!


This Is My Year journal

- A friend of mine got me hip to Myleik (founder and CEO of Curlbox). She happens to be quite inspirational. She created this journal so that you could start on your year early! I plan to use this journal to reflect on the goals I set for myself last year and really analyze what went wrong vs what went right. This will help when setting the new year goals! Throughout the year, having a journal helps you to note things that are happening and makes it easy to see if you're really staying on track with your goals.


Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

- Now we all love Shonda. In this book she talks about how she forced herself to say YES to everything for an entire year. Sounds frightening, yet liberating! Its a pretty hilarious and inspirational book. I've already put a good dent in it and I definitely encourage you to check it our for yourself.


Healing Crystals

- While listening to one of my favorite podcasts (The Friend Zone), the topic of healing crystals came up and their benefits really sparked my interest. Everyone needs good energy around them. I went to my local crystal shop here in Atlanta called Crystal Blue and had a pretty cool experience. They basically told me to walk around and let the crystals pull me in. I ended up with amethyst, citirine, black tourmaline, and rose quartz. After researching each one, they were indeed perfect for me! If there is a crystal shop near you I suggest you pick up some crystals and start your new year off with some good, positive vibes!

I'm so excited for 2016! Don't wait until the first of the year, get started now with these helpful tools!