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Grace Not Perfection


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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 best-selling Simplified Planner®, a favorite among busy women everywhere—from mamas to executives and everywhere in between. 


  • Simplifying your life in three major areas
  • Your space, your time, and your mind
  • Create effective to-do lists and tackle them one step at a time
  • Center your day around an intentionally slower rhythm of life with various strategies


  • Product Dimensions: 6.2" x 8.5" (1.2" thick)
  • 240 pages

Shipping Info & Return Policy

Orders typically ship in 3-4 business days. HOWEVER, during our big Spring and Fall Launch Days, Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend, and other big sale times, orders can take 3-4 weeks to ship because we are handling a high volume of orders. Once a package leaves our shop, we are unable to control how it is handled by the carrier. Should your order arrive damaged, please contact us immediately so that we can do our best to resolve the issue. Please verify your shipping address is correct at checkout (through our shop AND through PayPal if you choose to checkout with their services) before submitting your order. We are not responsible for orders shipped to incorrectly submitted addresses. Customers are responsible for paying any reshipping charges associated with a package if an incorrect shipping address is entered at checkout.

We currently do not accept returns. If your order arrived damaged, please send us an email at within 7 days of receiving your order. We will happily send you a replacement item! Any orders that are returned to our warehouse without authorization will not receive a refund or credit. Please note that we are not able to refund, replace or offer shop credit for any Emily Ley or Simplified products purchased through Target, Staples, or Office Depot, as we do not carry stock of these licensed products. Customers are responsible for directing any and all questions to the applicable retailer.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Samantha W.
Grace not Perfection

I love it. Helps you realize that perfection is not important --- what matters is YOU!!

This Book is What Your Heart Needs

I originally asked for this book and A Simplified Life for Christmas. I was most excited for the other, as I tend to be a more tactical person. My boyfriend found this one first and gave it to me. Little did I know what a blessing that was.
My very close aunt discovered a brain tumor in December 2018. I read this book while staying in the hospital with her. It was the holidays. I work in a high pressure field. I had just taken a position on the board of a non-profit. My beloved aunt was in dire shape. I'm in a long distance relationship. It was the perfect storm. I was dead in the middle of the deepest period of burnout and emotional exhaustion in my life.
This book rescued me. It helped me identify that I was overwhelmed, and that there were things I can say no to and eliminate for my own personal good. It was like a road map out of the darkness.
After everything that couldn't wait was settled, this book inspired me to take some time. I worked on filling my well and healing my self so that I could be the most I could for the people around me. I don't know that I would have known how to do that or recognized that I needed to without this book. Thank you, Emily Ley, for providing us a lifeline in the sea of burnout.

Inspiring, real, and applicable

Best book I’ve EVER read. Emily Ley did a wonderful job providing take-aways for whatever phase of life you’re in. I read this book twice. First, I read it as a newly wed, and teacher. Second, I read it as an unemployed, new mama. My “take-always” were completely different each time I read it. This book speaks to what is on your heart. It will provide you with insight, reassurance, and guidance. My advice is to take the journal prompts seriously, and underline/highlight what speaks to you. Emily, you took what was heavy on my heart, and put it into words perfectly. Instead, I will live a life of grace, not perfection.

Life-saver for new mom

Another mom recommended this book to me when my son was only 9 months old. Life saver. Still learning to walk with Jesus daily, and find grace when I fall short.

But this book gave me hope to see beyond today's mess. :) Thank you!

Laura G.
Loved it!!

What a great and helpful book! It was a quick read and loved how sincere and straight forward it was about staying real and keeping it simple. I will definitely use the tips Emily mentioned. I also have the Simplified Daily planner for work and excited to use it this school year!

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