Friday, September 10, 2010

My Planner....

A while ago I was given the opportunity to make an advertisement for The Old Schoolhouse planner.  I printed up what I wanted to put in it and went to work creating a planner that worked for my family.  Here are some pictures of what I came up with.

I started by covering a 3-ring binder with some material I had.  Then I placed a plastic page protector on the cover.  So when I buy the planner next year I will just have to remove the old cover and slip in the new one.

I love this planner because everything is all in one place.  I don't have 5 different binders all over the house.  I keep this in one general location and all the information is right at my finger tips.

My month at a glance.  I've even included my Bible reading schedule.  I'm reading through the Bible in 4 months!!  I can open this up on any given day and see what is going on and what needs to be done.

This is where I'm keeping all our Homeschool information.  There is Unit Studies I want to do, attendance forms, field trip forms~~which I move over to our month at a glance section so I know what I need to prepare for and cover with the children.  There are educational charts and a list of curriculum I want to look at.

I have a section for our household information.  I printed each section on different colored paper so I can find it easily.  I have a ton of forms in here.  There are car maintenance schedules, household repairs (my husband LOVES this one...hint of sarcasm in there), budget information which has been great for us, we really never lived on a budget.  We are now working one up and are very excited about it.  My favorite part of this section is the craft planning pages!!  I come across so many craft projects I want to do.  I save them on my computer hidden away never to be looked at again.  Now I just print, or write the instructions and place them in this section.  I can even break it down into how much this project will cost.

We are planning our very first BIG family vacation to Orlando FL in December 2011.  We were very excited to see the vacation plans form!  There are SO many forms and pages in this planner I add new sections and forms every day!
This planner is GREAT for anyone!!  Even if you do not homeschool I HIGHLY suggest you check this planner out.  There are over 600 pages for you to choose from. 


ladyofthehouse said...

Oooo, this looks really great!! I love how you seperated it and even used different colored pages to help differentiate!! Very cool!!

diane :)

Heidi said...

What a great idea to print the various sections of different colored papers. I also like how you covered your binder. Looks so pretty! Glad you're enjoying the Planner. :)