As a start to my One Little Word for the year, I am going to focus on creating organization today.
Over the last month, I have realized that in order for my blog to grow, I need to be more organized.
Between family time, household responsibilities, my blog and my Etsy shop, I realized that I needed to be more productive and deliberate with my time and in order to do that I need to do a bit more planning.
I decided to use some of the money I had made from my Etsy shop to buy myself a beautiful 2013 planner! I had been eyeing the Plum Paper Designs planners on Etsy for a little while but wasn't sure if I really wanted to spend that much on a planner when I could easily get a cheaper one at my local Staples. I am so glad that I decided to go ahead and get one though, it is beautiful and I am so excited to use it over the next year!
This planner is set up with a laminated tab for each month and each month starts with a notes page followed by a two page monthly spread. After the month overview, there is a two page spread for each week of the month. I love that on the weekly pages, the days are broken up into morning, afternoon and evening. Since I am a stay-at-home mom, my days are not planned out by the hour but instead by blocks of time, so this is perfect! There is plenty of space to write what I need to write in each of those time slots and there is even a small checklist at the end of each day. On the left hand side of the page is a weekly checklist, along with a small monthly view. The rest of the planner is rounded out with a 2013 calendar at the beginning and a 2014 calendar at the end. Right before the 2014 calendar is one page that holds information for 16 contacts. The very last thing in this planner is a small "for keeps" pocket for any loose papers or business cards you might have.
I could not be happier with my purchase and hope that it continues to keep me on track and more organized!
*I was in no way compensated for this post, I just love my new planner!