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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 6, 2009

Do it Yourself Planner!

I thought this was sooo cute. I have been looking and looking at planners, organizers, home management notebooks....to help things run a little more smoother. Perhaps if I was a little more organized like you all I wouldn't send the wrong bill to the wrong company, go to a wedding on the wrong day! This actually happened to me twice! Can you imagine not only getting dressed up (husband too bless his heart!) and arriving only to find it already happened earlier in the day or on another day!

DIY planner has free printables for daytime planners...careful though I printed one off and it was in another language...these things ALWAYS happen to me.
So I am desperate to get a little more (ok a lot more) organized. Usually I am good with the kids sports schedule, church schedule, etc. but it is those extra curricular activities that get me into trouble! No kidding!

Here is another post or picture of a cute idea for organizing.
I love the free printable papers you can print off to make lists, but I swear lists need to be at eye level or pinned to my shirt to remind me. Oh my my!
http://www.essortment.com/home/createhomemana_sowk.htm Essortment.com has brilliant ideas for a home management notebook with sections. Ideas for emergency numbers, a list of all your bills...so you don't forget any, your hubby's work number, etc. Is anyone perfect in this area? Ask me to write a musical and I can do it no problem..but organize myself and my schedule and my home...that is another thing altogether. Some people are born organized I just know it. It isn't fair that God made some of us(didI say us?I meant you all) to have clean homes and others of us fight messy #$%$%$, ok well maybe it really isn't God's fault. I have to read books on being organized then I can do it.
If anyone knows of great blogs or sites that deal with SUCCESSFUL ways of organizing please let me know. I would love to live this year getting myself on the right track!

This is one of my favorite sites! She has free printable lists and ideas for organizing your home, your bills, your kids, your hubby....


Living Life with a Joyful Heart said...

Hi Debbie, I am so into organizing this year too. I found this blog she has some good idea's, I hope you find it helpful.

Happy organizing

southerninspiration said...

Hey Debbie, you should read my blog post for today....a list you can actually accomplish! It will make you feel good! I can't write the musicals NOR am I an organizer! Thanks for the sites; I'll have to check them out.


Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

You're so funny! I'm going to have a post tomorrow on an organization book that really works for our family. I'm by no means Mrs. Organized, but I'm way better! The book is Getting Things Done by David Allen. It's a business book that works great for life! Wow, that sounded like a commercial! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie, If you can write a musical, then you are pretty amazing...forget organizing! LOL! I'm impressed! :) The organizer...Great project!

Looks like ya'll had a wonderful Christmas! Blessings to you and your family in the upcoming year! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

southerninspiration said...

Debbie, YES I agree on the dentist, too! ugh. I need to get over that hump, too!
I've noted Kim's suggestion for the book. I'll have to check that out!

Unknown said...

You made me laugh, Debbie ... pinning notes to your shirt actually WORKS, I used to do it all the time when I taught kindergarten and first grade. And I'm talking about pinning them to myself, not to the kinderkids -- I'd write a note on a PostIt, stick a diaper pin through it, and then pin it to the lanyard that held my classroom keys and yard duty whistle.

I also had a large ready-to-use supply of I've Got News necklaces and Spelling Word necklaces, which are identical but are used for different purposes (though both help kids learn to read and write). The necklaces are a 3" x 5" index card -- simply punch holes in the upper corners and add a piece of yarn.

We used these for our word of the day, for reminders if someone needed to leave early or take medicine, and to share important news ... stuff like I have a new brother, or My dog had puppies. Children wearing I've Got News necklaces are stopped all day long by bigger kids and adults, who ask about their news and ask them to read their cards. Very cool!

I guess I should write this one up for my own blog, huh? Soon ... yeah, right ... very soon.