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My New Favorite Tool for 2016 {Start Planner Review}

I wear alot of hats these days, and I’m sure you do too. Business owner, mom, entrepreneur, world traveler, photographer, house manager, head chef, janitor, the list goes on and on.

If there is one thing that makes me SO EXCITED for the New Year, it’s getting a fresh start on all my goals!

And I want to introduce you to my favorite new tool for accomplishing these goals in 2016…

The Start Planner!

For entrepreneurs, busy moms, or anyone wanting to increase their productivity for the year, I truly recommend this little gem!!

I did a little video review you can check out below, or simply scroll down to check out more photos.

I met Kristy & Jenny, the founders of Start Planner, at a photography conference last year. With their quick smiles, and zeal for life and being purposeful, we instantly became friends.

I love their motto – LIVE WITH ORGANIZED INTENTION! Don’t we all crave to do that? Cheers to 2016!

start-planner-review_0002.jpgI was jumping up and down with excitement to open this box and see all these little lovely goodies!


How cute is that bag?! Perfect to reuse for my crocheting projects…





Every morning I’m motivated to get out of bed since I have a tool to really get stuff done each day! And when it’s pretty… oh, it helps. It really does. 😉



I have some really exciting new things written in this little planner, so stay tuned!!

Do you have a planner? What is your favorite thing about it that helps you? I’d love to hear!

Elizabeth in Camel {Lily Jade Diaper Bag} Review

I recently received my new Lily Jade diaper bag, the Elizabeth in Camel, and I am in LOVE! I just had to share some photos with you all.


You may have seen my 10 Helpful things to Keep in Your Diaper Bag post. When I became a mom I was astonished at the number of not-so-pretty  diaper bags (Bright pink ladybugs swirling around lime green leaves?). I also didn’t like the idea of having to carry a separate clunky bag with me as well as my purse… and a baby…!

So that’s why when I was introduced to Lily Jade bags, I fell in love. This company cares about making gorgeous quality bags that are the most practical I have seen.


The Elizabeth in Camel converts from a normal shoulder carry to a backpack style carry which is nice for baby wearing and carrying.Lily-Jade-Elizabeth-in-Camel-Suzy-VanDyke-009.jpg

The outside has two large front pockets with magnetic closure, another back pocket which is perfect for carrying a book, and two side pockets. The inside has a large zipper pocket, cell phone pocket, and medium sized pocket.


Each bag also has a separate washable diaper bag insert which is perfect to leave with a babysitter, or in the church nursery.

Lily-Jade-Elizabeth-in-camel-Suzy-VanDyke_0036The other reason why I LOVE this company is that they are pro-life and pro-adoption.  Every month they send a free diaper bag as a gift to an adoptive mommy – I love that they make their company about something bigger than themselves. The adoption process is so long and tedious that I know these mamas feel so loved and encouraged when they get their bag.

**This is a sponsored post – with thoughts and opinions completely my own. I only review and endorse companies I use, love and believe in. This is one of my favorite baby gear companies!