How to Organize Your Life for the New Year!

Hey guys! It’s the start of a New Year and it’s the perfect time to get organize. I like being organize because it’s always a good idea to have a system in place that works for you. So if you guys are interested, I have picked up a few tips on how to get started. Let’s go!



In order to start organizing your life you will need to invest in a planner, paper or electronic, that you love.. something that will work for you. There are so many options. My personal favorite, Create 365 The Happy Planner by me & my BIG ideas, is a paper planner. I really like their planners a lot and this is the second year I have been using it. Their designs get better every year and they are super cute. The format is fantastic and it’s affordable! The sizes varies depending on your style. I’ve used the mini planners in the past but have upgraded to a classic/medium, they are great! So worth it.


For this step, you will need to think on a larger scale. What do you want to accomplish this year? What are your goals? Brainstorm and write them all down.


You will need to know what’s important. What are you prioritizing this year? A new business? Time for yourself? Health and fitness? A new hobby? You will need to write all of these down as well. You will need to keep in mind what you are prioritizing when you plan each and every day. So knowing what is important will help organize your life.


This is important. You will need to figure out any important dates such as birthdays, school activities, vacations, appointments and anything else you already know about that is coming up so you don’t forget it. Write them all down in your new planner, whatever system you end up using, that way anything important is all set and will not be forgotten.


After you write down all the important dates in your new planner, the next step is to determine what needs to be done for the year and start making appointments. Make a list of any appointments such as seeing the doctor or the dentist, meetings and car appointments. Get it started now and you will have a very organize year.


With this, you will need to review your upcoming week and plan things out each day. I like to do this on Sundays and I finish it up on the following week ahead. It’s important to focus on what is important to you so that you can accomplish your goals. For example, if you want to focus on health and fitness, you will need to schedule in some time for exercise. Don’t forget to schedule other things as well such as chores or play dates.. whatever floats your boat. Really.. anything that you want to do.


If you want to work on a couple of things or have several goals for the year and you think one planner will not cut it, do not be afraid to have more than one. Personally, I have two planners this year to get me organize throughout the year.

My first planner is all about my everyday to dos and personal goals, and my second planner is all about organizing my bills and savings. I also added in a one word journal in my weekly spread. I love having two planners because it makes everything more organize. I know others who have more than one, so it’s really up to you.


This is the last step.. being consistent! If you have done everything listed above, you are doing great and are off to a great start. It is very important to continue to use the system you have created throughout the year. Don’t forget to reevaluate your goals regularly and this will help you continue accomplish your goals. Good luck!


If you want to know more about using a planner, check out my post on How to get The Most out of Your Planner.

What are you doing to organize your life for the upcoming year?

Amy. xx


New Year, new YOU?

Happy New Year friends! I know it’s late and it’s basically February, but I have just created this blog recently and I really wanted to talk about the New Year.

Now that it’s here I really want to make this year better than the last! Last year was a good year, but I know it only gets better from here. As a family, we did a lot of fun things. Our five year old had a blast with all the fun activities we took her to and my bf, Rickey, and I had a lot of fun hiking all summer long! So, all in all we had a really good year.

This year, we plan on doing all those things and more. I’m so grateful we get the opportunity to do all these things.

The number one thing I really want to focus on this year is myself. I have so many goals and habits that are always just put aside and I realized that these are some things that could be making my life better, but I always seem to ignore them.

So, if you too want to make this year better than the last, below are a few ideas to keep in mind. I, on the other hand, will be trying to meet these goals to make this year even better. Happy reading!


To be honest, being grateful isn’t always in my mind and it should be. We often say things like “I have to workout,” or “I have to do this and that..” and we don’t realize that we really should be grateful about these things. We are able to do them. The one thing I have learned is to replace the “have to” to “get to” and it really makes a big difference in our everyday lives. So.. saying “I GET to workout” instead of “I have to work out” makes us have a more positive outlook. That’s big! In my opinion, being positive and appreciative of what we have really makes us feel better. There are so many things to be thankful for.

With that in mind, that is the number one goal I will be striving for this year. To be grateful, little or big, and to be more positive about anything and everything. Because in reality, if you’re reading this, we are all blessed.


Okay guys, this is major. This is another thing I really want to focus on. Fitness and health, I have been working on this since I have given birth to my baby girl.. six years ago. Damn. That’s a while.. To be honest, I am so bad at sticking to routines. I get bored or I make up so many excuses. This year, I really would just love to stick to something and keep up with it as a lifestyle. That is something I would be so happy about. So.. how do we strive for this goal? Get the motivation! Easy? Nope.. It’s easy to say, but in reality it’s really hard to find. I know because I’ve gone through this over and over again. In the past, whenever I find that motivation I stick to it for a few weeks but it never last. I always give up and make excuses. Sticking to a routine is probably the biggest thing to do, it’s hard, but when we reach it it’s life changing. Do what works and be consistent!

This year, I plan on practicing yoga… and maybe doing some weights with the bf. 🙂 I am only hoping to stick to it. It has given me a lot of motivation watching everyone else practice it. It’s fun and it’s really amazing what others can do and how it can make someone feel. I think it’s great and I can’t wait for it to change me and to help me be that best version of myself I have been striving for.


Yes! Let’s talk about reading because I have put this aside for so many years. I am a girl who loves to read, but there’s not enough time in a day to do them. I get busy with work and I don’t get that much alone time until bedtime, but when that time comes I usually just end up sleeping. If you feel the same way, I say that we stop these excuses today.

This is a goal of mine and I really want to do this more often. So, I have put this in mind and added it to my everyday to do. My goal for the year is to give myself some time a few days a week and to read a new book at the beginning of each month. This method will definitely help me read more and more. To further push myself, I will be writing a review on the books I read every year and share it here on my blog. I hope to find some amazing books. If you have some recommendation, I would love to hear them. I am hoping this will be an encouragement to continue my reading adventures and I can’t wait. I’m so happy to be starting this journey this year.


So, this is a big one too. Let’s be honest, life gets in the way and we really don’t realize anything until something occurs. That is a big one for me.. I always seem to forget to connect, but I want to. So this year, I want that to change. I will try and connect with family more this year and see where it takes me.

The biggest problem I have connecting with my family is the distance. Having that distance really sucks, but that’s life. We can only work on it.. try and find other ways to connect even if everyone is so far away.  Today, we live in a world full of technology and that’s a really good tool we can all use. I am not going to lie, even with this tool I still have problems connecting. So what is it really that is stopping us from it? Let’s all ask ourselves and think.

With this in mind, in my experiences, time is the answer. The biggest thing that we all don’t have enough of. Is that another excuse though? Maybe.. but it really depends on how we look at things. Overall, we really should just try and be thankful for the time that we do get to connect. After all.. love is all we need. 🙂


This year I want to believe in myself. To be open minded and to not be afraid to try something new. Over the years, I have learned that nothing gets done when we don’t act on our goals or something we’re passionate about. I am guilty of this. So who wants to live fearlessly with me? To be open minded? I definitely should of started this… like yesterday. We need to not let the fear get in the way of chasing our goals. We need to be strong to tackle challenges head-on and not quit when the going gets tough. We can’t be afraid of failure and we definitely can’t let judgement stop us from doing what we truly want and love. Those things are important. So what if we fail? At least we know and we tried. The biggest fear in life is knowing we never tried. We learn and we move on. Do what we want, chase those goals and have trust it will all work out. Be fearless.

This year, there is one big thing I want to be open to. I want to start photography. It is something I have thought about doing for so long now. I like to be creative and photography really makes me feel happy. I want to peruse this and be open minded. Anything is possible and I want to start believing in myself.

So I hope we can all be open minded. It will help ourselves and we will see what we are truly capable of. It’s an amazing feeling.. believing in one self.


When it comes down to it we only get one life, and giving back is always a good thing. Being generous can be a lot of things. We can be generous about our time, talents and money.. anything really. The idea feels good. Weather it’s from helping a friend out to making someone smile, little or big, it makes a difference… and we all could use it. So let’s be generous and see how it can help us be better. Living is giving!

Let’s go and make this year better than the last! What are you hoping to focus on to make 2018 the best year yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts about the new year and what you’re trying to work on! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

Amy. xx

Who I am & Why I’m here

I am a mom.

I love family.

I work a full time job.

I love fitness + health, being a mom, planning + organizing and more!

I am here because I want to entertain and provide helpful information to anyone who wants to listen to my story, to my life. 

This blog will consist of the everyday life of a full time mommy to a beautiful girl who I love so so much + has a full time job.  I want to talk about fitness and what I do to stay fit such as hiking.. a new hobby my bf and I started doing. We enjoy it so much. I also like planning, having my planners and being organize with anything and everything!

The Princess Life came about because my name is Princess. It is obvious by now that I am not a real Princess.. if only. I do get big smiles from little boys and girls when my bf lets them know my name. It’s a unique name. I, however, do not use that name everyday. Everyone knows me by Amy.

Princess is my birth name my biological mother gave me.

I am adopted.

It was a decision made by me, no one else. One of the best decision I have ever made. I love that I’m adopted. I am one of the lucky ones. I now have parents who love me, that’s all I ever wanted growing up.

Now I am a parent and I would die if something were to happen to my baby, I just cant. The idea of being a mother is everything.

So there you have it folks, my story in brief. The why and the who that makes up The Princess Life. I can’t wait to share more and more everyday.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Follow me if you want to hear more. If you enjoyed this, feel free to comment, share and like this post. Thanks for reading!

Amy. xx


First Post guys💁🏻‍♀️

Hello Friends. Wow -I can’t frikin’ believe it- I started a blog.

Yes, the idea has been in my head for quite some time now and I finally did it. The idea of having my own blog and starting this journey is so exciting. I can’t wait to share my life and hopefully provide some pretty awesome stuff.

If you’re reading this, THANKS! I appreciate the time and I’ll work on posting more and more for you guys.

Until next time!

Amy. xx