When it comes to being organized, I have pretty much been on my P’s and Q’s. However, before I took a trip to South Africa some years ago, I decided to do a transformation, which required some significant changes. It came down to organizing every aspect of my life. With that said, when it comes to staying on top of my daily priorities, I am all game! Moreover, being the founder of an interior design studio, and the principal interior designer, this can be a heavy load to carry. Mix business and personal travel, Boston terrier mommy, strength training, quality “me time” with a chick who is already overly active, and things can get a little hectic.

Geesh – even as an OCD chick who feels everything should be taken care of accordingly can sometimes become a little stressed out when things seem as if they are not up to par. Also, over the years, I have wasted a ton of money because every time I bought a planner, I thought I had found the perfect one. After only using it for a couple of weeks, I no longer acknowledge the real meaning of why I bought the planner in the first place. Each one ended up being non-functional. So finally, I assured myself that I would never purchase another planner until I am overly convinced that it would benefit me as far as the different aspects of my life.

One day while I was about to post to my business Instagram account, information about The Passion Planner was in my home feed.

The passion planner is the ultimate organizer!

So, I went straight to their website. I was pleased with what I was reading, and I decided to order the Classic “SunRise Gold” because besides being an interior designer, I am also a nerd chick who will become even more inspired by the vibrant color. Now, I must wait for my planner to come, and even though this planner has been out several years now, I still think I will be able to incorporate it within my lifestyle.

Passion Planner

Requirements: I need to have a variety of categories such as the following; define goals and life strategies, routine workout tracker, future personal and business endeavors, tracking stages (day, week, and month), a place to jot down creativity aspects, time management, traveling, doodling, sketching, and if there are bonuses, it will be even better. Yikes, I can’t wait!


Kimberly C. Lyons

Kimberly C. Lyons is the founder and principal interior designer of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio). She has been slaying interiors since forever and refuses to be known as the norm when transforming spaces. With an intense passion for incorporating a wow factor to anything ordinary, Kimberly acknowledges that she is a rare breed, and enjoys splashing her signature touch throughout when designing.

However, she is incredibly obsessed with extremely bold colors, captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and lives for going outside the box and breaking outdated design rules. The motivating words – I dare you – keeps her motivated and overcharged. Her passion for interior design comes from a deeply rooted philosophy, which is – designing from within; from the soul, and it is always about living, breathing, and loving interior design!

Besides being a crazed football chick who is also addicted to chocolate, Kimberly is a global traveler who adores modernism and is always inspired by the not so beautiful objects.

She lives accordingly by her motto: I live – breathe – love interior design.