January. New Year. Resolutions. This year i decided to be organized - so i can have more energy and time to be a better mom and a better wife. Schedule in time for work and time for play (with photoshop and my camera). Spend time with friends and family. To be productive and feel good at the end of the day. I need a helper. A customized helper. Customized to my needs. I looked and looked and decided to make one of my own. Here is what it looks like:
It has to have a little bit of flower and cheery colors.
It has divided slots from Monday thru Sunday. Enough space to write in schedule, menu plans, etc. The beauty is that this planner won't expire. Ever. You fill in the 'month' and 'dates'. Did you read it? It does NOT EXPIRE! Woot Woot!!
Next page has a 'task list' and 'shopping list'. It can be customized weekly. Scroll down for printable version. If you want to make your own, you need to print on both sides of paper - as many as you wish. basically one side of page is one week. I printed 26 pages on both sides = 52 weeks = one year. Then cut right in the middle. Use x-acto knife. Be careful with it. I hurried and got a cut on my finger. Those things are SHARP!
Now, the fun part. Customize it to your liking and needs. Add pretty scrap pages. Different printables. Calendar. Blank pages. Whatever. Go crazy. Make it yours!!!!!!
Clip it to hold together and take it to Kinko's at FedEx or Staples and get it bound. Binding cost: $3.99 that is including clear vinyl as front page and black vinyl as back of the planner. Awesome!!
I added an envelope page to hold sticky notes, stickers, stamps....
I also added a full year calendar that folds out. Feel free to use these. I made these on photoshop using 2011 calendar brushes from Nicola Lee Photography and the flower brush is from punksafetypin.
I also added blank pages so i can scribble down whatever ideas might pop into my head - whether it is crafting, blogging or copy down some recipes, etc...
Binding is pretty neat. You can actually undo and redo it. You never know what you might want to change, right? :)
This is the back. Plain black vinyl.
I hope you can make your own and it will be helpful. Here are the printable links:
calendar (part 1)
calendar (part 2)
Feel free to share this on your blog and link back. If you make your own, i would love to see the end result. Cheers~
This one below belongs to Suzee from AppleHeadThreads, go check out how she customized her own version of this planner. I love her doodles, too cute!!!!!!