Friday, September 11, 2009

Attempting to be Organised

After much searching last year for a diary/planner that would suit our family, I decided to make my own. I did it in publisher - just because I know how to use that programme with out having to think about it too much. The front & back covers are patterned cardstock, and have a protective cover over them of clear plastic.

It is set up in a weekly spread.
Public Holidays were all marked in yellow, and the school holidays in pink.
There is a space for each of the family, a meal planner and a few spots to jot down things to remember/do etc
At the beginning of each month there is a double page which includes a mini calender, things to do list, and a blank page to write 'stuff. There is also a full year calender inside the front cover along with some blank 'just in case' pages.
This is what it usually ends up looking like by the end of the week!'
I plan on dong the same thing again next year. It worked really well for us, and was SO much cheaper than any of the ones I looked at.

12 comments:

Nat said...

Ooh it looks GREAT Nic, would you consider sharing your template? I would love to do *try* and get myself organised next year and do something similar... love it!!

Becky said...

What a great idea! I am another one who would love a template :) You could market these...

Jess said...

And when's "Nic's Shop" going to open up????

You are very creative and talented Nic!

Anonymous said...

looks fantastic...well done...
I go between computer calendar and printed calendar....great to have it all combined.

Kathy

Katie Toland said...

you really do rock you know :)

DenimAngel said...

It's fantastic, I'd love a template too.

Charmzy said...

That looks great!! I'd love a template if you've got it!

Leanne said...

Wow well done! If you have a template, I would love a look! It looks just like what I have been searching to find for years!

Leanne xo

Anonymous said...

WOW thats great! I couldnt make one if I tried! I would buy one from you if your willing to make and sell???

AJ..SA

Kristy said...

Nice one! You get to put exactly what you want in it, and bind it... I like. :) Might have to borrow your idea for next year... in fact I was thinking of doing one as a 'Party/Event planner', laminating the pages, binding with a nice cover page and then each time you just wipe clean and plan away... saves having lists and bits of paper everywhere... so a spot for: invite list, food, etc

Anonymous said...

Hi - LOVE THIS!!!!!

I have publisher and have just had a look at what they offer in regards to making one of these.

Have got into Calendars and changed the profile from landscape to portrait.

Can you let me know which template you used and i can adjust the lines and "colour" the blocks as I need them.

Many Thanks !!

hayleylocke@hotmail.com said...

do you have the template for this! its amazing!