Better Tools & Resources

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Here is a comprehensive list of the tools, resources and products that I recommend.

Cultivate Productivity

Erin Condren LifePlanner: This planner is SO MUCH better than any other one I’ve used and I’ve used them all. I had been eyeing it for a long time but I resisted year after year because it is pricier than most other planners. I finally splurged this year and I’m so glad I did! The features are incredibly impressive. It gets me – I don’t know how, but it gets me. I have been absolutely more productive and more effective since using it this year. I finally have a blog! I opened up a booth at an antiques mall, something I never thought I’d have the time or energy for. I’ve made a lot of positive changes in the past few months and while it’s not ALL attributable to my EC LifePlanner, some of it definitely is. And it’s so beautiful! I’ll give you a longer post soon detailing why I use this planner. In the meantime, use my link to get $10 off your first order.

A great planner needs the best pens – I use Staedtler triplus fineliners because they don’t bleed through the pages, unlike most other fine-tip markers.

Better Hustle: Passive Income

Ebates: I recently signed up for Ebates. It 100% works and is not a scam. I’m assuming Ebates makes some sort of affiliate commission off of people they send to go shopping (kind of like most bloggers do when they recommend a product). Regardless, it costs me nothing to use it and I just get 1-10% cash back at stores I already shop at, like Amazon, Etsy, Ebay and Target. In the first month, I made $14.43 – it doesn’t seem like much, but again, it’s from doing literally no work whatsoever – that makes it quintessential passive income. And I haven’t done a lot of shopping this month. I can’t wait to see what I get over the holidays! Use my link and get an extra $10:

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Cultivate Wellness & Beauty

One of my favorite wellness habits is to incorporate essential oils into everything I do. I wear diffuser jewelry infused with calming scents. I use a stress relieving roller ball throughout the day. I have calming blends to diffuse at night for the whole family when we’re sleeping. After doing a LOT of research, I wound up choosing Rocky Mountain Oils as my go-to brand. They have very high quality oils and they’re not an MLM (if that is a factor for you).

My favorite shoes of all time are these Vionic Espadrilles. Nearly all of my shoes are Vionics because I have plantar fasciitis and collapsed arches (great, right?). I need really good arch support in all my shoes. These have them AND they’re super cute, unlike a lot of other orthotic shoes, which tend to be clunky and decidedly *not* cute. I usually feel pretty good about my outfit if I’m wearing these.

The best skincare brand, hands down, is Paula’s Choice. I’ve used everything, believe me, and now, at 36, my skin looks the best it’s ever looked in my life.