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    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…

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    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.

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    How I Use CoSchedule + Evernote to Plan Blog Content

    Want to save this for later? The way I currently plan and create blog content isn’t exactly profound, but it’s a system that seems to work great for me and I wanted to share that with you today. I think it’s important to have a process, or a system, for anything you do on a regular basis in order to streamline it and save time. After reading my post back, the following can be a little confusing if you’re not familiar with Evernote or CoSchedule, but once you create the system it really makes everything much easier. Evernote: Sign up…

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    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…