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I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

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Thank you, Blessed Is She, for gifting us with the Let There Be Light Planner!

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Being organized and planning has helped our family stay motivated and accomplish our goals. Academic planners have kept me organized since grade school, and with Mike finishing up his doctorate, I haven’t stopped using them! I highly recommend an academic planner if you or any of your family members are in academia, or if you see each Autumn as a new beginning like I do!

Last year I purchased the Mini Blessed Is She planner and really liked it. This year I wanted to give the larger, 8×10, one a try! Other than the convenient size of the Mini, I prefer the larger one for this academic year because of all the features it offers! It includes a monthly, weekly, and hourly layout, a place for to-dos, groceries, meal planning, notes, prayer intentions, goals, reminders to start specific novenas, liturgical colors for the entire year, hand-lettered Saint quotes, Bible verses, and Saint Feast Days!

The features of the Mini are wonderful, too. I really recommend the Mini if you want a simple and a straightforward planner, which was perfect for my family and me this past year! The Mini includes a monthly layout, a place for to-do notes, prayer intentions, and goals, reminders to start specific novenas, liturgical colors for the year, and Feast Days!

Whether you chose the Mini or the larger planner, you can’t go wrong! This year the theme of the planners is “light” and that motif is portrayed beautifully throughout the planners – from the gorgeous hand-lettered designs of Erica of Be A Heart, to the powerful Biblical quotes that motivate the heart and uplift the soul.

Click HERE to check out the Mini 6.25 x 8.25 Blessed Is She Planner and HERE to see the 8 x 10 one!

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