Today I’m joining up with two of my favorite bloggers, Shay & Erika as we share our CALENDARS!! As I think of my calendar, I might as well just call it what it is….My BRAIN!! Like I tell people, if it’s not in the calendar, then it probably won’t happen!! Ha!!
Alright, let’s take a peek into my BRAIN!
Here’s a sampling of some of the other planners from Erin Condren that I’ve used in the past… don’t they just have the cutest designs??
Let’s open my current planner… This is an example of what a week might look like. You can see that I decorated the pages because I had time.
On the left side, I Brain dump my to-Do list for the week. My appointments and reminders are the stickers on the week day squares. You can see my meal plan at the bottom. I don’t necessarily make the meal on THAT day, I just have a list of all the things I want to make for the week.
You can see more posts about how I meal plan HERE.
By the date at the top, I like to add in the daily high temperatures so I know how to dress!! As you can see this week there’s a huge range between Monday and Tuesday temps…67, all the way up to 84!!
My favorite pens are the Pilot G-2’s in various colors. If I feel like it, I color code our activities by person. Don’t think I’m all fancy like that…there was NO WAY I could do this when I had my 4 kids at home- it would have just been too much!!
Before you start to roll your eyes, I want to show you how my week’s usually look. It can be as simple as this. Writing down events and To-Do’s. See? It’s easy to be organized with your time when you can get the info out of your head and onto a plan on paper!!
You may ask….Do I use any calendars on my phone? Or do I carry around my planner with me all of the time?
I have to say that I use the app COZI CALENDAR on my phone so I don’t have to drag the big planner around!! I transfer the weeks plans on Saturday morning so other family members can check out what’s going on in our family that week. You may think it’s weird, but I have the calendar emailed (it’s part of the app) to my parents, just so they know what’s going on with us and where to find me if need be!!
Love this quote so much!!
Here are some other posts in the Let’s Look Series!
AND some more PLANNER POSTS
Crafting a God Centered Schedule
I guess we’ll be talking about Fall Recipes next month- YUM!!!!
Do YOU use pencil and paper for your calendar, phone app or something else??
V Sue Mackey says
Very interesting….You are one busy lady, for sure. And your parents greatly appreciate receiving your Cozi calendar every week. Helps us keep track of all of your many adventures….Nice job, Ms. Jill!
Jill on the Hill says
Haha!! If I remember to update it is another issue!! Love you, Mom!!
Sue Treu says
Haven’t tried your favorite pens but my favorite (for cards, notes & my planner) are Pentel EnerGel Liquid Gel Ink – think I got mine at Target (or maybe it was Office Max?). 🙂 I have 8 colors. They dry really fast (almost immediately) so little smearing – as long as you’re writing on normal paper (not glossy) – I think they take a bit longer to dry on glossy paper.
Jill on the Hill says
I will certainly look into those pens, Sue! Thanks a bunch and thanks for reading!!