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!