Sunday, January 1, 2012

creature of habit

Are you a 'creature of habit' or a 'spontaneous, change it up' type?
I'll bet your yearly calendar says it all!
Can you guess which I am?

Predictable?  Boring?  Knows what she likes?  Has a plan?

Don't be so quick to judge!
All because of blogging I turned the corner and changed it up this year.
I found this at Target and it included my favorite monthly/weekly format.
In my attempt to be organized and on task, I realized I needed something bigger.
Still kept my favorite color that makes me happy!

I treat myself to fun spiral bound notebooks for everyday grocery lists and errands.
~  pretty paper...a simple pleasure  ~

Here is one idea of how I use my calendar by keeping notes throughout the year,
 and transferring them to the appropriate month when I get a new calendar in January.

These notes I jotted down will go in the November pages.

Last year when I bought Easter gifts (at the after Easter sale)
I jotted down what I bought, I'll include that the month prior to Easter,
 and will know what I already have.

Here I'll use it as a reminder of which plants I liked in various pots, it will get
transferred into May.

Do you have any tips for using your calendar?
Are you a creature of habit?
Or, are you totally organized electronically?



Lori said...

Great tips! I like using a hard copy, just in case of computer problems, etc. I also use an 8 1/2 x 11 planner so I can paper clip memos,invitations, directions, etc. about particular events to the corresponding page in my planner. It helps me to have everything in one spot.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Good timing! I'm going out tomorrow to look for a planner. I still like the good ol' paper and pencil kind. I've only used a wall calendar for the past few years so I'm looking forward to picking out one that will go with me everywhere!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I like your cheerful hot pink calendar books!
I made the switch to a calendar on my laptop that I can sync to my phone and I love it. However, like you I'm a big fan on notebooks and have lists scrawled all over the place!

Dana Frieling said...

What calendar?! I'm always amazed by people like you. I get a calendar and don't know what to write on it. You think I'm kidding but I'm not. :)

Jo said...

While I'd like to think I have a wild and crazy deep down, I'm really more of a creature of habit. I've used the same type of planner for years ~ it just works for me. I enjoy the relationship of pen and paper since technology and I aren't very good friends :)


Holly Gruszka said...

I've actually switched to putting all of our appointments and important dates on the iPhone for us, but everything else - ideas, blog post notes, grocery lists, to-do lists all get written down on paper. The problem is that the paper is sporadic, so I've gotten myself a big notebook for this year which maybe I'll share in a post this week. It's not as pretty as your book by any means, but I think it will serve the purpose. I do have a pretty notebook that I stuff into my work bag just to have on hand.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

That is such a great idea to keep notes to transfer over for the new calendar- that would definitely come in handy trying to remember things I buy at post Christmas sales! I bought a myAgenda this year- I've heard the MomAgendas are great and this is the basic version!

Carly {a simple affair} said...

Oh I love this idea. How have I not used my calendar for this before?! This is a must-do for me in 2012. And I am absolutely a creature of habit, but trying to be more spontaneous. Key word: trying. I'm still slightly obsessing over my Erin Condren planner. Glad you went for a change but still have the format you like!


A Vintage Vine said...

I have scribbled papers all over the place, I need to adopt your ways!!! I do have a "pretty" composition book but it is empty and needs to be used... desperately! I got a new iphone and I am thinking that is going to help, maybe not! Thanks for the inspiration, especially the tip of writing down you clearance purchases...that is really thinking ahead!

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