about me

Bruce and Suzy Oakley
 That fellow nerd on the left is my hubby, Bruce. He’s a running coach and the finisher of leftovers at our house. We met as copy editors at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and now we live in Batesville, Ark.
Welcome to Suzy Oakley Solutions, a place where I hope you’ll feel at home — comfy enough to share who YOU are and let me know what you’d like to see on this site.

This is where I offer solutions to help you save time and focus on what matters most. How do I do that? By sharing my productivity tips and tools and teaching you how to put them in place.

Don’t worry – Ill be here every step of the way. I’m geeky, but I understand that not everyone shares my love of technology and apps. Understand, though, that were living in the third millennium, and you can’t avoid all technology – unless you want to pack up your knapsack and go live on a mountain.

You should know upfront: Jesus is the foundation of everything I do, so you’ll hear about my faith in these pages. That’s just how I roll. I won’t shove it in your face, but you’ll know where I stand.

In 2020, I’ve shifted the focus of the website from an overtly faith-based blog, so you’ll see some new stuff – mainly relating to organizing and productivity – and some old stuff I’ve borrowed from my two older blogs. That will include printables, tutorials and nerdy-techy stuff. (Sorry. I can’t help myself.)

My brain never shuts off, so I go to sleep thinking of ways to get you to love keyboard shortcuts as much as I do, or not-so-boring incentives for you to tackle your junk mail before you lose a small child or pet under one of the piles.

I love creating functional yet fun graphics and charts, so please tell me what would help you sleep better. (Hey, at least one of us needs to get some sleep.)

When I say I can’t help myself, I really mean it. I have this built-in need for finding faster, more efficient ways to do everything. (It’s a blessing and a curse.) As long as I don’t drive you crazy, my compulsion will help you get more done in ways that are faster and – I hope – more fun.

So please let me know what you need.

Do you want calendars? Menu planners? Habit trackers? I can do that. I’m a certified budget coach, so I may try to sneak in a budget (but if the word “budget” gives you hives, we’ll think of a more fun name for it 😊 ).

I’m working on a digital planner, so stay tuned for that. (Just writing that sentence makes me giddy with anticipation.)

If you’re a business owner …

If you need a virtual assistant who has office-admin and tech skills with a focus on editing and writing (I have more than 30 years’ experience with the latter two), please contact me. Feel free to check out my “work with me” page for more info. I’m also available for Pinterest management and other social media management, so we can talk about that if you need some help. Still working on my portfolio, but I hope to have it up soon.

I hope you’ll enjoy this site, have a ton of FUN and let me know what you’d like to see more of. Seriously, I’d like to know what you want here. This site is for YOU.

To sign up for weekly emails from me and receive my free PDF bundle, click here. The bundle contains weekly and monthly calendar pages, plus a little inspiration from five organizing experts I’ve learned from over the years. 

And now the part about my book  💜

I published my first book, a Christmas romance, in 2019. I’m writing a prequel, which should be out in the summer of 2020. If you’d like to be on my book-related subscriber list, click here and you’ll receive Chapter 1 of my Christmas novel, Purple Socks and Peppermint Tea.

Now, grab a glass of iced tea or a warm mug of something that puts a smile on your face, and dig in. Thank you for visiting!