• How I Became an Inbox Zero Person

    January 1st, 2018.  My inbox was out of control.  THOUSANDS of emails.  Ads, order confirmations, shipping notifications, probably some real emails in there too that I never replied to (sorry!).  It was beyond the point of no return.  I wanted to be an inbox zero person, but there was just no way I could ever go through the madness that was my inbox to get there.  And it's not like I could just delete all the emails.  There's some important stuff buried deep inside there.  But I did it, y'all.  I became an inbox zero person.  Well, more like inbox 30-40 (business and personal combined), but I'm pretty dang happy with that.  

    Here's how I did it and how you can do it, too!

    1.  Commit.  You have to be ready.  But trust me, it's not that hard!

    2.  Select ALL your emails and move them to a pre-whatever the year is folder.  This may take a little time to get them all selected.  But it will get them out of your inbox.  The good news is that it also keeps them from being deleted so you can still search for them.

    3.  Make folders.  Think of any emails you may want to keep handy and make a folder for them.  Examples may include sales and purchases (if you have a business), folders for each of your kids (I always keep things like camp registrations for Gabe, at least until the camp has passed), home (I have one for the home we're currently leasing and for the home we own so it's easy for me to access leases and maintenance information).  You may think of more as the year goes on, but go ahead and set up the folders for the ones you know you'll need.

    4. Sort the emails.  It doesn't work if you don't do the work. You can do it daily, weekly, when it needs it, whatever.  Just do it.  Take a few minutes and delete emails you don't need and move the ones you need to keep.  It's actually pretty amazing how simple it is.  It makes me wonder how my inbox ever got into the thousands in the first place!

    So what's the deal with the 30-40 emails that I mentioned are almost always in there?  I keep order confirmations and shipping notifications in my inbox until items are received WHEN I DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT with the company I ordered from.  If I have an account, I can access all that information there so I usually delete the emails.  I normally have a few emails that also need some sort of action.  This week, baseball camp registration for Gabe, wholesale inquiries that I need to reply to, and a giveaway I'm working on.  I also usually have a few work emails that need to be sorted.  Every sale I make results in 2-3 emails automatic emails in my inbox and those add up quickly!  

    So how does your inbox look?  Can't sleep unless you zero it out?  Thousands of emails don't bother you?  Let me know if you decide to go zero for 2019!


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  • STYLED: Fall Transition

    It's that time of year when you want to dress for fall, but it's not quite cold enough yet.  Here are a few tips to help you transition:

    - Keep wearing your favorite summer dresses by adding a lightweight denim jacket or cargo vest.

    - Reach for summer favorites in jewel toned hues like emerald green, golden mustard, and deep blues.

    - Add a lightweight or skinny scarf for a fall vibe without the warmth.

    Thanks to Hello Katie Girl for her adorable styling!

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  • My Uniform: 4 ways to wear a swing a dress

    If there's a style of dress I love it's swing dress.  They're comfortable, flattering, and versatile.  If there's a style of dress I love more than a swing dress it's a swing dress with pockets!  Say hello to my new favorite dress: The Wellesley Dress from One Delightful Shop!
    I thought it would be fun to show you how to style this number (or any cute swing dress) 4 ways!
    E V E R Y D A Y
    Hanging out at home? Running errands with the kids?  This is your look!  Add a simple pendant and your favorite sandals.  Done and done!
    D A T E  N I G H T
    Add a statement necklace, cute clutch, and wedges and you're ready for a night out! 
    F A L L
    It's coming, y'all!  I promise!  Add a boyfriend cardi and neck scarf.  Pair this with booties to welcome the cooler temperatures.
    F A M I L Y  D A Y
    One of our favorite family activities is to catch a Padres game.  A hat and comfy kicks make this dress perfect game day attire!
    Leave a comment and let me know which look is your favorite!
    I'm thrilled to be partnering with One Delightful Shop this season to share outfits that are cute, comfortable, affordable, oh, and made in the USA!  And FREE SHIPPING on top of all that goodness!  I am sharing affiliate links and do receive a small commission if you choose to shop One Delightful Shop, but rest assured that I would not share something with you that I don't truly love!  Katie had been a biz friend of mine for years and I'm thrilled to support her family's newest endeavor!
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