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Grace, Not Perfection : Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy - Emily Ley

Grace, Not Perfection

Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy

By: Emily Ley

Hardcover Published: 11th October 2016
ISBN: 9780718085223
Number Of Pages: 224

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I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.

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 your days, your family, and your heart.

About the Author

Emily Ley is Founder and Creative Director of Emily Ley Paper & Gifts. She is also the creator of the bestselling Simplified Planner—a daily agenda for what matters most. Raised in Pensacola, Florida (home of the most beautiful beaches you ever did see), Emily graduated from the University of West Florida with degrees in English, creative writing, and public administration and then went on to become the executive director of the city ballet. From there, she worked in nonprofit management and public relations before launching her brand in 2008.

Introduction, xi,


1. Discovering Grace, 3
2. The Empty Well, 17
3. Planning and Simplicity, 35
4. Margin for What Matters, 57
5. Surrendering Control, 73


6. Invest in Your Person, 89
7. Savor the Circus, 101

ISBN: 9780718085223
ISBN-10: 0718085221
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 11th October 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 15.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.64