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Jan 19, 2015

Barn-Inspired Planner

Last year, I ordered my very first planner from Erin Condren and I absolutely loved it! I am not going to go into full detail about the planner as they haven't changed much from the detailed post I created last year. 

On my 2014 cover, I had a picture of my husband over-looking his grain in a gravity wagon. It's one of my all time favorite pictures. I chose that picture for my cover because I wanted to focus my year on  our legacy as young farmers, our relationship and our goals. 2014 was a great year of reflecting and I learned a lot about myself, my passions and what really mattered.

They say who with and how you spend your New Year's Eve is a reflection on how your year will go. Well, I say the cover I choose for my custom planner will help remind me how I want my year to go.

So, this year, I chose to use a photo I took of a historical barn with the sun setting over it.

This year, I am wanting to put more focus on my community, my passions and what I can do to keep those passions alive. As many of you know, I am a barn fanatic. Yes, we all love barns. They're quaint, historical and represent our ancestry. However, I think my barn obsession goes beyond the average person. In fact, I love barns so much that my house looks like a barn. Historical barns remind me of our lively-hood and everything we stand for as farmers. They serve as a reminder of what once was and a reminder of the legacies we must keep alive.

I've been helping a friend this past year with her idea of starting an organization to save barns in Indiana. She has taken her idea and has turned it into a real organization backed by some of our state leaders with a lot of pull. I'm very excited to be a part of the Indiana Barn Foundation. Helping out Carolyn has made me realize that yes, ONE PERSON can make a difference.

This year I have also become active with Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau is a voice for our farmers. Agriculture has been under attack and I am going to do my part to help take a stand against legislators and consumers disconnected from the farm that want to create laws and regulations that may take away our rights to farm.

My husband and I are very small compared to the average farmer. We have opportunities, products and programs that allow us to continue to farm on a tight budget. Many people want to take those opportunities away, raise our property taxes, control our water ways, ban the seed we grow and much more. It's our job as farmers to educate the truth.

I will do my best to prevent anymore historical barns in Indiana from getting knocked down and I won't let anyone take away our right to farm. My Erin Condren planner is going to keep my meetings, to-do lists and activities organized!

What are some of your focuses and goals for 2015? Do you have a favorite planner you'd like to use? 
I invited you to to design a planner with your own custom cover! You can even get $10 off by clicking the coupon below.


  1. That photo is gorgeous! Good choice!

  2. Great photo and post! How do I get the coupon to work? I tried and logged in but it doesn't show up. I was going to order a wedding planner for my daughter. Thanks!

  3. We just got married at this place and it was amazing! It was lovely, the staff at the Banquet Halls was great, and it was the perfect size for our wedding (100 people).


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