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The 2011 Printable Holiday Planner is Ready!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Holiday Planner The Holiday Planner is for those of us who need a little help with the Holidays, whether you just want to be more organized or you feel like you can’t possibly take on the Holidays with everything else on your plate.

Enjoy a stress free and organized Holiday Season this year with the Printable Holiday Planner!

This Holiday Planner, Christmas Planner, Christmas Organizer or whatever you want to call it, is filled with lists and charts all designed to make your holiday planning easy and organized.

This Christmas Planner is 41 pages that can be printed out and put in your Household Planner or you can make a separate Holiday Binder. I would recommend making a new Holiday Planner binder especially if you have any prying eyes that can read:)

Click Here for more information or to purchase The Holiday Planner

Tell Your Loved Ones that You are Thankful for Them

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

This year, with Thanksgiving just a few days away, I have found a new appreciation for my friends and family. I (and my family) have been going through a difficult situation with one of my siblings and I have had to reach out and rely on my close friends and family, which is something I have taken for granted when things in my life are going fine.

The whole situation has helped me to “re-discover” how blessed I am to have a God who answers prayer, friends who care and a family that is filled with unconditional love.

So this Thanksgiving I have decided that I am going to tell these wonderful people just how much and what qualities I appreciate about them.

I encourage all of you this Thanksgiving to let those important people in your life know just how much they mean to you.

  • Do something special for them
  • Write them a letter or send a card
  • Take them out to dinner
  • Make a video
  • Use one of my Templates below

I made up some templates so you can tell your friends and families too!

I'm Thankful for You - Whole Page

Click Here to Download the I’m Thankful for You – Whole Page Template


Click Here to Download the I’m Thankful for You – 2 per Page Template


Kid’s Version

Click Here to Download the Kid’s I’m Thankful for You – 2 per Page Template

Please share your ideas for telling your loved ones that you are thankful for them by leaving a comment below!

How to Make a Household Planner

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Making a Household Planner, Home Management Binder, Home Organizer, Household Notebook or whatever you want to call it, is easy!

You first need to decide what you want to include in your planner. The great thing about a household planner is that you can customize it! This is not a “One size fits all” type of thing, every household has different needs. A family with small children will need different pages in their planner than a single woman with no children at home.

Be sure to read What is a Household Planner? to see a list of possible categories.

Household Planner Materials Needed:

Lots of inside pockets - Fantastic!
Lots of inside pockets – Fantastic!
  • 3 Ring Binder – standard size
  • Tabbed Dividers
  • 3 Hole Punch
  • Pocket Folders (optional)
  • Page Protectors (optional)
  • Business Card Holder (optional)
  • Your Printed Household Planner Pages!

Household Planner Supplies
Household Planner Supplies


Get Your Kid’s Winter Gear on eBay Right Now!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

snowman I just got a fantastic deal on a Columbia Vertex jacket & snow pants plus a Gap hat & scarf for my little guy on eBay!

I did not have any luck at garage sales this year finding winter jackets, snow pants or boots for my kids. These are items that I do NOT buy at retail prices, so the next place I look is eBay ( I  love eBay:)!

These winter items are cheap on eBay right now because it is the beginning of the fall/winter season!

I got the full set for my son for $39.50, plus $7.95 for shipping, not bad. In the full swing of the selling season, this set would probably have sold for $60-70 or more. If I remember right, I think I sold my sons set last year for $60 on eBay. (more…)