The love for Emily Ley and Simplified® is getting real, you guys.
It was love at first sight when I came across Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy at Barnes & Noble in 2016 and got it for Christmas from Jordan. It was the first book I read in 2017 and I wrote a recommendation for it too.
That’s when I learned about her company and the Simplified Planner®, which was just recently renamed to Simplified® and I was officially swept off my feet!
In November 2017, Emily released her second book, A Simplified Life, and I was so dang ecstatic so Jordan got it for me for Christmas. Are you sensing a trend here?
If you are wanting to organize and simplify your life in any sense, this is a great book to check out. She touches on 10 areas (yes, 10!) of your life including your home, wardrobe, meals, finances, hospitality, faith, and more!
I love that it is simple and each chapter is organized by each area. It makes it really easy to read and digest bit-by-bit. I love how the information was broken up with boxes with bullet points here and there and each chapter ended with a small to-do list of things you could tackle then and there to accomplish things right off the bat!
I always appreciate when books include questions and lines to write your answers to help reflect on what you read and how you can apply it to your life. Another aspect that made me love this book so much.
I also appreciated that she highly encourages you not to go out and spend money on a bunch of brand new organizational tools and instead try to use what you already have!
The beautiful pictures and bold block quotes that pack a punch were definitely the extra sprinkles to it all.
If you love organization, want better ways to simplify your life, and tactics to help with alllll the adult things, this is a great resource! Jordan and I have been doing pretty well at meal planning now after reading the meal planning chapter!
Have you read Emily’s books yet? Have you fallen in love too? I would love to geek out about Simplified® with you!
With extra sprinkles on top,