Sunday, June 21, 2015

Plan with Me Sunday

Have you always wondered how other people 'keep it together'? I know I definitely have! 
This is a great linkup where you can show your method or just come visit to see how others 
do it. This link up is hosted by Meghan at Keeping up with Mrs. Harris and Robyn from Creative in Kindergarten. The goal of this link party is to share with others how we organize, decorate, and use our different planners to keep up with all of our responsibities from being mom, wife to teachers, bloggers, and sellers.


I have always had planner envy so this is the perfect kind of link up to me! I am already in love with several of the ideas that I have seen. Over the years I have tried several different types of planners. When I began college, my mom tried to get me hooked on a filofax type planner. But it was way to big for me-- it had handles and everything! It works for many, but not me.

Over the years I have gone from type to type but I have FINALLY found one that I love:


This is from Plum Papers on Etsy. You can customize it to your needs and wants. It's absolutely wonderful!


The cover can be customized. Your monogram, initial, name, with or without the years... options are endless!


The categories on your weeks can be customized. (Sorry for the sideways picture!) If you zoom it in, you can see each of my family members has a row, meals has a row, and I left one blank just in case I have other stuff to add in.



Overall it's perfect! (I promise I'm not getting anything out of singing their praises, I simply love this planner!)

Here's some of the ways that I've made this work for me:


I love the At-A-Glance calendar. It's colorful and pretty!

While having the weekly calendar broken down into categories for everyone is definitely nice, I definitely utilize the monthly view way, way more. As you can see, I add my kids' things in one color and my school stuff in another. I try to use colors that are more eye catching to me. But, to be fair and honest, we all know that sometimes it's whatever is closest at hand.


This is how I break down the weeks. After seeing Meghan's post, I think I could add more to 'pretty' it up some. I'll definitely be working on that for the new school year!


My favorite add on is my Tieks bow to the front:


It matches perfectly!

Now my biggest tip though is this: My planner is wonderful for ME.. not so much for my husband. So the things that he needs or wants to know about simply are added to our Google calendar that we share. It's definitely a system that works for us!

Thanks so much for reading! I hope that you will join us with this new link party! Here are some guidelines if you do!






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14 comments:

  1. Oh my word! Your planner is so PRETTY!!! Thanks for linking up!!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! This was a great way to show off loads of great organization ideas!

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  2. I love that bow! I must make one for my lesson planner!!!! Planning looks different to everyone, and I'm glad that you pointed that out. :)

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    1. I love my bow too! You can get your own with an order of Tieks! You'll love them too!

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  3. I love that it gives everyone space and that you can customize it! AWESOME!!!

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    1. I love this planner! It's heavy duty and pretty all at the same time!

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  4. I have been looking at the Plum Paper planners- this looks great! I am a sucker for a good bow/ flower ribbon too!

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    1. The planners are amazing! I totally suggest them! The bow is from Tieks. I have 2 more than I need to do something just as creative with!

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  5. I just wrote a blog post (http://teachingtidbit.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-best-planner-ever-seriously-and.html)about the Plum Paper Planner! I love, love my planner! Plum Paper even gave me a code to hand out to readers who want to grab 10% off their order! You are right, it is one of the best planners I have found. I love how you can customize everything to fit your need! I also like all the "add-on" options! I choose the green cover option, but with the same monogram on the cover as you!

    Jamie
    Teaching Tidbits and More with Jamie

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    1. That is fabulous! I'll send people your way too! I love the add-on features! I added extra months so that I wouldn't get only part of the way through the year!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE your planner bow!

    Jess

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  7. I use a plum paper notebook for my baby journal - they are a great products. I am the opposite of you in that I barely use my monthly view and use my weekly view way more! Thanks for sharing
    Michelle

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    1. It's it great how people can use the same product so many different ways?! It's crazy how the brain organizes differently!

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