For Christmas this year I wanted to give the hubs something a little more personal so I gifted him the “12 Dates of Christmas,” a little packet of cards with a date listed for each month. Continue reading
Hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I’m a little behind on my holiday recap, so I’ll be back with that later this week. Today I’m very excited to show you all my very own planner and stick around for a giveaway at the end of this post!
As I mentioned awhile back I really wanted to design my own planning printables to customize the inside, but I still wanted a sturdy outside that could withstand the beating it would get in my purse. I drooled over the discontinued Martha Stewart disc bound mini binder and eventually stumbled on the Arc disc bound system by Staples.
I went with the discbound system because it’s the perfect combination of a binder and a notebook: it folds back so you can easily write in it, but you can add in and take out pages really easily. I went with the mini black leather cover (business on the outside, party on the inside if you will) and also purchased a paper punch so I could insert my own pages. The tools themselves were a little bit of an investment, but it still didn’t add up to the cost of some of the expensive planners out there. Plus, I’ll be able to reuse the binder and tools for several years.
- Planner: $17
- Hole Punch: $19
- Ream of 32 lb paper: $14
- Customizing your own reusable planner: Priceless
For the printable planner pages I made a couple different designs (Aqua Stripe and Gold Confetti) and then several different sheets for different needs.
2015 Monthly/Weekly/Daily Planner Pack:
+ January – December 2015 Month View: The monthly view is set up for January through December of 2015 and you can print them front to back via booklet settings on your printer. There is also a space for monthly goals on each month.
+ Undated Weekly View: The weekly view is not dated, so you can print it over and over again. That way if you don’t use it some weeks it’s not a waste. It’s also pretty open, so you can write a whole list, or categorize it the way you’d like. There’s a section to put your weekly goals here as well.
+ Master To Do List and Daily To Dos: The daily task sheets are probably my personal favorite. There are two different options – a master to do list, where you can write your complete task list and is separated out into categories: errands, special projects, cleaning, and deep clean/organize. Then there is the daily to do sheet, where you can list your top 10 tasks, notes and list some other to dos as well.
+ Dates to Celebrate and Gift Ideas: At the end of the months are two sheets where you can write your special dates by month view as well as a place to keep gift ideas throughout the year.
Meal Planning Pack:
+ Shopping List/Weekly Meal Plan: The shopping list sheet has a section to write down your dinners, lunches and snacks for the week and a shopping checklist, so you can easily take this to the grocery store with you or pop it out and give it to your hubs to take to the store.
+ Favorite Recipes: I also included a few sheets where you can write down your favorite recipes to reference when you are meal planning, or just trying to think of what to make for dinner.
+ Meals & Ingredients: I included another section where you can list the individual meals and what ingredients are needed for each of them. I will personally use this for reference and put all of my tried and true recipes here. You could also use this as a weekly meal planner too.
Blog Planning Pack:
+ Editorial Calendar: The blog planner pack includes an undated Monday through Friday editorial calendar. I plan on using sticky notes that I can move around on this page, since I like to move my posts around.
+ Blog To Do List: There is also a sheet where you can write your post ideas, maintenance task list and general blog to do list.
Etsy Shop Pack:
+ Etsy Monthly Revenue and Expense Tracker: For the Etsy shop owner I included a sheet to track your monthly revenue, expenses and net income.
+ Etsy To Do list and Idea sheet: There is also a sheet to write down your to do list, new item ideas and notes.
Other Planner Accessories:
I also purchased some fun accessories for my planner and they can be found here:
The printable planner sheets are all available in my Etsy shop. One lucky reader will receive all of my planner printables FREE! You can choose from either design (Aqua Stripe or Gold Confetti) and the giveaway includes the complete printable planner set (2015 planner pack, meal plan pack, blog plan pack and etsy shop pack).
To see more pictures and all the designs, click the links below to view them in my Etsy shop:
- Aqua 2015 Planner Pack
- Aqua Meal Planning Pack
- Aqua Blog Planning Pack
- Aqua Etsy Planner Pack
- Gold 2015 Planner Pack
- Gold Meal Planning Pack
- Gold Blog Planning Pack
- Gold Etsy Planner Pack
Linking up with Biana today even though my recap will be coming later this week!
Meal planning and daily cleaning is not one of my strong suits. My poor husband isn’t pampered with home cooked meals on the daily (but he isn’t home on the daily, so that doesn’t help either) and the house is pretty much never spotless. I’m not winning any housewife of the year awards over here.
Hello lovelies and happy Inspiration Wednesday! Today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Valentine’s Day printables. Hope you like them! Click the links below each one to go to the original download page.
Valentines subway art fun.
Cute gift idea for your man!
Gorgeous art piece.
Another fun subway art printable.
Gift tag + heart doily + bakers twine = utter cuteness.
Simple and sweet.
Treat bag topper printable – super easy gift idea.
Love the chalkboard art.
Fun little gift tags.
Pretty colors and stripes! I’m a sucker for stripes.
Pretty ombre colors. I’m liking that Love script piece.
The script in the background is Corinthians 13:4. (Love is patient, love is kind…)
Cute conversation heart art. Great idea!
A little something I made yesterday.
What are your favorite Valentine’s ideas?
Hi friends. Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s printable I made. I love this quote from Winnie the Pooh and thought it was perfect for Vday. The link to download the free printable is below. Enjoy!
Click here to download the hi-res pdf.