Happy Friday friends and welcome to my workspace.
Today I am about to get REAL. And by real I mean I want to talk about something that has truly been a life changer for me and my life. It is ALL in the name of ORGANIZATION (and here is where it get’s real…I am seriously the most disorganized person on the planet! 🙁 )
Anyone else out there with me?
Long story short…I used to get through my days by completely ‘winging it’. As a stay at home mom our days were pretty much the same, with the odd play date and errand to be completed here and there. No real ‘schedule’ to follow. And for us just taking it day by day worked (or so I thought). Fast forward to the present where now my son is in pre-school and extra-curricular activities and that has ALL changed for us. Like it or not…’winging it’ just does not cut it around here anymore! 😉
Enter my life saver: The Desktop Calendar!
It is a 12 month oversize calendar that can be filled to your hearts content with ALL the life stuff. I adore that it has tons of room to make all the chaos of my life feel organized and streamlined AND it looks absolutely adorable. It is also really fun to fill out and decorate. Cause you know…it’s always about the decorating! 😉
October in this household was FULL ON. Between pre-school, parent helper days, Thanksgiving, skating lessons, soccer practices, play dates, deadlines, birthday parties, halloween etc. etc. I am SO grateful to have a place where I can just unleash it all. This product REALLY helps me keep things on track, which is also super beneficial to my sanity and ‘tired mom brain’. The importance of writing things down can never be underestimated!
If you truly have never tried organizing and/or documenting your life in this way I really suggest that you try it out. I love this way of making everything make sense and it has been a really helpful tool in keeping my husband in the loop as well. I keep this calendar hung up in my kitchen so that we all are aware of what is going on daily and weekly. It gives us a good feel for where our month is headed and has been an awesome communicative tool for the both of us. I know what’s going on, he knows whats going on. It really just works so well.
Of course like I said…documenting is not documenting unless it involves a ‘little pretty’ ;).
Using some of the Heidi Swapp Fresh Start stickers and washi tape I was able to customize my calendar even more just the way I like it!
One can never have enough stickers and/or washi.
So if you are like me and looking for a way to make sense of the chaos that is everyday life I highly recommend this little beauty. If it can help me, it can definitely help you! It is such an awesome tool. Functional, yet creative and purposeful all rolled into one. Be sure to check out this little life changing tool the next time you are strolling JoAnn. It really is the best.