Monday, September 7, 2015

Monthly Calendar Hack

I usually only list appointments and scheduled events on my monthly calendar pages.  I try to keep it neat so I can see at a glance what needs to be done on that day.  Sometimes I need to add a few more details but there is never enough room for extra details.

Enter a new hack that I have been trying.  All the appointments are written in one color, usually black but the example to your left is in green.  MNO stands for "Mom's Night Out", our homeschool moms get together monthly.  Our meetings are all planned till the end of the year but not all the details have been hammered out.

MNO is what I wrote some time ago to "save the date".  I added a little red arrow pointing to my notes section (that I usually don't use), and wrote in the extra information.  The time will be added later and soon all the information will be entered into my weekly pages.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Reader Request - Blood Sugar Log [printable]

Here's another reader request that I was able to complete and is ready to printed out in personal size.
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What's New in My Planner

As you can see, trying to use my planner without any dividers didn't work at all for me, so I put them back in.  I still do not have my dividers labeled but since I only have five, that is not a problem for me.  I recently changed the order of the dividers by putting my project section in front and it is working out.

Here is the order of my planner contents:  note paper, projects, weekly, monthly, future, tasks, and A to Z Notes (or Files).  I normally want to do everything the way Kristy at Giftie Etcetera does, but the sticky tabs weren't working for me with the project and A-Z pages, so I sacrificed space and am started using two sets of A to Z tabs - and I like them; I still use her method of indexing my pages.

So, where are my Future Pages?  I have put them in my projects section under the "EF" tab, and even though F comes after E, my Future pages are the first thing I come to when I go to that tab, to make it even more accessible.

I no longer have a dashboard of sticky notes, but have stashed a couple of pads in different sizes in the inside pocket of my planner.  Sometimes I'll sticky notes to myself on the notepad so I see it first when I open my planner.  If I use a daily page, it still goes in the front of my notepaper.