Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Planner

I'm a planner.  I need a schedule and I need a calendar or nothing gets done.  I blame my father.  He buys the same appointment book every year.  Seriously, the same one.  I think a few years ago they redesigned it or stopped making it or something and there was a crisis, but the nice lady at Hall's from whom my father always orders his appointment book sorted it out.  Like my father, I have to have a planner and I carry it with me most of the time, but unlike my father, I am not attached to any one type.  In fact, I usually go though at least two a year.  The planner I had gotten at the beginning of the school year was getting a little messy, so when I saw this post at eighteen25, I got an idea.  I didn't need a Christmas planner, but I did need a all the time planner.  Here's what I did:

I covered the front of a composition book with scrapbook paper.  Before I glued it down, I hot glued a piece of ribbon all the way around to tie it shut.  I embellished the cover with my initials (cut from my Cricut) and a scrapbook die cut.
Then I covered the inside too.  I cut the top off of a big envelope and cover it with scrapook paper to make a pocket on the inside cover.
I covered the inside back cover and the back cover too.

I originally wanted to do the calendar pages like they did but it ended up being a headache, so I just did them in Word instead.  It made it easier for me to resize things like I wanted and I got to play with the fonts.
I did a month calendar and then weekly ones.  Each weekly page has a blank page opposite it for notes, lists, etc.  I love that it has lots and lots of room to write things down.  It is a little big, but I carry big purses so it works for me.  Best of all is how inexpensive it was!  All I had to do was buy the composition book which was less than $2 at an office supply store.  You can customize it to fit your needs!


  1. Using the printouts is a great idea...I may do this in a scrapbook album...since Michaels and Joann's are just throwing 50% off coupons left and right...

    I may do one for each of my boys...
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  2. Hi, I am following you from the wandering Wednesday blog hop. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. That's a great idea. I have a food/exercise journal that I like to keep and it would be great to jazz it up. Hi by the way, I'm a new follower from the Wandering Wednesday blog hop. Hope you stop by & visit me at

  4. I'm the same way....gotta stay organized! Found your blog through remodelaholic...I'm your newest follower! :)


  5. What a great idea! I am going to make one too. Thank you. I'm a new follower. Found you by your link at Remodelaholic.

  6. OMGosh! I am an OCD planner!!! I've been working on it, but I still rewrite my lists like 5 times a day, no exaggeration! Its insanity! LOL!

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  7. You are ever so creative!! :) Love your blog - I found you on a hop and so happy I did. Thanks for sharing your projects, this is wonderful.

    I hope you'll follow back or stop in, say hi!