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As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldn’t do it all. She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She decided to hold herself to a standard of grace rather than perfection. This mantra led to the creation of her bestselling Simplified Planner®, a favorite among busy women everywhere—from mamas to executives and everywhere in between.

Grace, Not Perfection takes this message from a daily planner to an inspirational book that encourages women to simplify and prioritize. Designed with Emily Ley’s signature aesthetic, this book gives women tangible ways to simplify their lives to give space to what matters most. With a focus on faith, Emily reminds readers that God abundantly pours out grace on us—and that surely we can extend grace to ourselves.

Have you been told you can have it all, only to end up exhausted and occasionally out of sorts with the people you love? Are you ready for a new way of seeing your time? Learn to live a little more simply. Hold yourself and those you love to a more life-giving standard in Grace Not Perfection,and allow that grace to seep into into your days, your family, and your heart.

Ideas include:

  • List Making 101—tips to create effective to-do lists and get through them one step at a time
  • Simplify your life by simplifying the three major areas: your space, your time, and your mind
  • Strategies to center your day around an intentionally slower rhythm of life

Press Coverage

BRIT + CO, March 2017

How to Quit Your Day Job and Start a Day Planner Company

Catherine A. Wood - Unbounded Potential , February 2017

How Becoming An Entrepreneur Changes Your Life

The Huffington Post , February 2017

How Becoming An Entrepreneur Changes Your Life

Business Insider, February 2017

7 Books That Will Help You Slow Down and Appreciate Your Life

PopSugar, February 2017

7 Books to Help You Slow Down and Cheer Up

Redbook Magazine, January 2017

17 Happy, Healthy Choices You Should Make In 2017

Southern Lady Magazine, January 2017

Gracious Living in the New Year with Emily Ley

SUCCESS Magazine, December 2016

4 Sunday Prep Activities That Will Curb Your Stress All Week

CBN News, December 2016

'Tis the Season: 5 Faith-Based Christmas Gift Ideas

Tampa Bay Parenting, December 2016

Get Organized in 2017 with Tips from the Expert: Emily Ley

The Huffington Post, November 2016

11 Incredible Ways to Practice Gratitude in Your Daily Life

Coffee + Crumbs , November 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for Ladies

Publishers Weekly , November 2016

The Rising Stars of Religion Publishing

Bloglovin', November 2016

The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Women Under $15

The LA Girl , November 2016

11 Incredible Ways to Practice Gratitude in Your Daily Life

MTL Magazine, November 2016

5 Tips for Care-Free Holiday Decorating

Northwestern Mutual, October 2016

Leaving the Corporate World Behind, Young Mother Builds a Successful Brand From Home

Simple Grace Magazine, October 2016

The Bountiful Blessing Tree

CBN/Christian Broadcasting Network, October 2016

Grace Not Perfection

The 700 Club, October 2016

Living by a Standard of Grace, Not Perfection, October 2016

Grace Not Perfection: An Interview With Emily Ley

Shelf Life, October 2016

October New Releases

Propel Women, October 2016

Be Still

Tampa Bay's Morning Blend, October 2016


TODAY Parents, October 2016

6 Ways Parents Grow Up While Their Kids Do

CBA Markets, September 2016

New Releases: Nonfiction

Redbook, September 2016

17 Ways to Be Healthy and Happy in 2017

Family Circle, September 2016

Home: A Place For Everything

Business Observer, July 2016

Paper Power

Forbes, June 2016

Forging Her Own Path: How A Young Mother Embraces Simplicity And Builds A Powerhouse

Forbes Cover, June 2016

Forbes Special Cover: Self-made Success

Christian Retailing, May 2016

Simplified Planner founder Emily Ley signs with Thomas Nelson

Domino, September 2015

Advice For Your First Day On The Job, June 2015

Ladies Who Laptop: Chatting with Emily Ley of The Simplified Planner


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