My Organized Chaos: December 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Planner/Calendar time!

I love this time of year! Yes there are snowy nights, every type of spice latte you can think of and pretty pretty scarfs but I love this time of year for the planners! Yes I am a planner nerd and I'm not afraid to admit it. There is something therapeutic about having a schedule and planner ready for each week. I know if I didn't have my planners (yes that was plannerS, I have 2.  Pausing for judgement...............) I would be completely lost. Unless I write down every appointment, event or visit I just forget it. I am still apart of the old school crew that pulls out a small paper planner at the doctors office when I'm scheduling my next appointment and yes I get a giggle or a laugh every so often but I also get alot of people that say they wish they could be more organized. Yes it takes time up front to organize your life and it also takes some discipline to keep it scheduled but the pay offs are great.

Hoping to help those that need and want some organization I have again created my own planners this year. It's time to take a look at the 2016 planners!

First planner I have created is the pre-dated 2016 Monthly Planner:
  YAASSSSSSS! I'm in LOVE with this lay out! I couldn't ever find the exact thing I was looking for online or at stores so I decided to make my own! It has more than enough room to write and even has a spot for notes. I created mine so it's all shades of purple (shocker, I know). This calendar is pre-dated for all of 2016, Jan-Dec and fits to 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  See it at my Etsy store HERE.

Next planner is my personal favorite. It is the pre-dated 2016 Weekly Planner:
This literally keeps my life together. It sits in my kitchen and both my husband and I never have to question if something is going on. I also included a meal planner section at the end of each day to make sure I know what we are going to eat and what to buy. It's also helpful for spouses to know what meals they need to prepare or heat up without having to even ask. Lastly, just like the monthly planner, I have included a notes section for random jottings and such, This calendar is pre-dated for all of 2016, Jan-Dec and fits to 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
See it at my Etsy store HERE.

The final planner for this year is a new one I have not done before. The compact/smaller planner:
As I mentioned before I have 2 planners. I love my planner at home, the Weekly planner, but it is a bit bulky to carry around or everyday use. When I am at the doctors or scheduling something when I'm not at home I used to write it down on a piece of paper or type it in my phone real quick, but half the time I would forget about it and it would ever make it to the calendar at home. With this smaller, personal planner I can write the appointment or event down right away and not worry about forgetting it. I have this planner in a zip up Franklin Covey binder that I just throw into my purse and I'm good to go! I did not pre-fill the dates on these because I wanted to try having the flexibility for year to year. I did place the year on it just so I don't forget where I'm at! I love the simple design and the good amount of space to write, despite the overall size of the planner.  
Find out more on this planner on my Etsy store- HERE

There you go! The 2016 planners! I truly loved designing each of them and look forward to creating more in the future. Check out my Etsy store for more organizing printables such as grocery lists, To-Do lists, and donation trackers.

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