Those of you who have been following my blog for a while might remember I made my own diary/planner last year. I did the same thing this year, and since I still get quite a few visits to that original post (attempting to be organised) I thought I would share my 2010 diary.
It is very similar to last years with a few updated features...
- I added pretty tabs for each month, to make it easier to find things.
- I had it bound using wire binding so it sits nice and flat and is a little more robust than the plastic binding on the 2009 edition.
I added a few extra pages to scribble notes etc, and a full 2010 & 2011 calendar to the first pages.
This is where my diary lives - on the end of the kitchen bench, right near the phone and the calendar. Its very handy not to have to scramble for a piece of paper to jot something down while I'm on the phone - and then try to find it again when I need it.
I have all the public holidays shaded in yellow, Nath & Isaacs school holidays in marked over the date in pink, and Calebs in blue.
You might notice that it looks a lot chunkier than last years - this was not intentional. I printed it on Craig's printer and obviously didn't adjust the settings properly - instead of returning to flip the pages and print on the other side, I found an entire diary printed on one side only. I wasn't about to do it all again, so I used it as was - now I have blank some scribble paper between every week! I guess I can always use the blank pages next year as a note book!
I ended up sending out the template to a few people so they could have a go at making their own, but I'm not sure how they went with it - if anyone reads this that had a try, Id love to know if it worked, or if it was a complete disaster trying to personalise it for your family.