• Productivity - Resources

    The Simple Way I Manage To Do Lists with Evernote

    Evernote is my brain, my best friend, my obsession. I’m pretty sure I’m not even using it to it’s full capacity, but I do want to share how I manage my to do lists with Evernote. Each week I have certain things I want to accomplish each day. I can’t say it enough, but my previously mile long lists have become much shorter and more realistic since I’ve become a mom. My “Get Shit Done” NotebookLiterally, this notebooks sole purpose is to house my weekly to do lists. Not only does it keep things organized, but I love looking back at…

  • Blog & Biz - Resources - Uncategorized

    Top 10 Must Have Blogging Tools

    I’m no blogging newbie. I’ve been blogging since 2009 and I’ve explored probably hundreds of different tools and resources for blogging. It’s always changing as my blog changes and new tools pop up, but below are my absolute must have blogging tools at the moment.SquarespaceI recently talked about my decision to move to squarespace. I do still adore (and kind of miss) Wordpress, but I’m standing my by decision that Squarespace is exactly what I need right now. The simplicity and out of the box beautiful styling and customization options are the reason I’m so in love.

  • Goals - Productivity - Resources

    FREE Daily Goal Tracker Printable

    If you’re hoping to track daily goals then this is a great printable to get you started. It’s simple and to the point, but will help you create daily goals and habits. How to use the daily goal tracker printable Simply fill in your daily goals on the left side and mark the box for each day of the month you complete that goal. WANT THE FREE PRINTABLE? Start tracking your daily goals & habits with this free printable.

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    How To Customize MailChimp to Send Automated Sign Up Incentive Email to New Subscribers

    Over the past year or so it’s been on my to do list to really focus on my email lists. Though I’m not as obsessed and gung-ho with them as many “experts” tell me I need to be, I still want to have a good list going and think it’s an important aspect of most online businesses. Because I don’t have large lists yet, I don’t feel the need to pay for MailChimp’s automated emails feature, but I do want to be able to incentivize my sign ups. This means I want to be able to offer an incentive for…

  • Productivity - Resources

    How I use Evernote & Wunderlist to Organize My Life

    My two main tools to keep myself digitally organized are Evernote and Wunderlist. Both are apps for desktops and phones so they sync with each other and are accessible from either. I hope to go more in depth on how I use each one, but for now I wanted to share an overview of how I use Evernote and Wunderlist to organize my life. Evernote I use evernote to keep notes just like the name suggests. I have “notebooks” for several categories from my blogs to personal notebooks to business. A few examples are: AileenBarker.com Post Ideas Posted Misc Personal…

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    5 Must Listen Podcasts

    If you haven’t started listening to podcasts you’re missing out! Podcasts are basically little radio shows produced and submitted to itunes for download. I usually listen to podcasts when I’m cleaning, taking a walk or have to drive out of town. My favorite podcasts seem to be business/entrepreneur based with a little sprinkle of talking about life. I’ve learned so much from the podcasts I’ve listened to and I just seem to keep discovering more! The Lively Show Jess Lively is the host of The Lively Show and I have listened (and loving!) her podcast from the beginning. She has…