First of all, I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! My husband was working, so I tagged along. He’s in charge of River Patrol now, so it was a little chilly, but it was nice to share the day and a plate of goodies with the men and women working to keep all of us safe. I thought I’d miss spending it in my pajamas, but it made for a meaningful holiday, and I’m not going to complain about that!
On to today’s project. The first thing I always want to do when Christmas is over is to start organizing and purging. I think it’s because the busyness of the season is pretty much over, and I feel like I’m going to have a little calm. It rarely works that way, but I’m always hopeful!
I can’t even think about organizing without a pen and paper. I’m a list-maker, and therefore a planner-user. Those go together right?
The good news is, this is my third year sharing a version of this printable planner, and this one is by far the prettiest! The bad news is that this will probably be my last. This takes a LONG time to make, and I’m getting to the point that it’s very difficult to fit it in.
Full disclosure: I’m not using this one anymore. I had to switch back to something smaller that I could easily fit in my purse because I’m working from home a little less. I know, most people call that a smart phone, but I’m old school when it comes to my planner.
I start getting emails about this about this time of year, so I didn’t want to just stop without warning. Besides, I bought this pretty flower art from Amanda Ilkov on The Hungry Jpeg, and I couldn’t wait to use it. I hope you enjoy this planner for 2019!
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I print the pages themselves on 32 lb printer paper. I found it’s just the right weight, and doesn’t show through if you print double sided.
There are yearly calendar pages for 2018-2021. That file also contains the 2019 strip seen on the front of my binder.
I like to plan weekly, so each month also has weekly pages.
But wait, there’s more! I also include a monthly page. If you didn’t want the entire planner, those could be printed to use as a wall calendar.
I also include a page for meal planning. On one side is a menu and the other is a shopping list. I use a serrated tracing wheel to make a perforated line so they can be separated.
That file contains two pages that are opposite each other, which you can print double-sided, in case you need more room.
I like to keep the files separated, in case there’s part of it you don’t want or need, and to keep each from being huge. Have fun filling up these pages and checking all those boxes!
No project next Wednesday, while we all get our feet back under us from the holidays! :-)