And at the end of all of it . . . when I finally stopped running . . . a COLD caught up with me.
Luckily Phil was off work today, so I spent most of the day relaxing and getting some much needed rest. I still feel a little under the weather, and was just about to head up to bed for the night when I remembered . . . . CRAFTY SCHMAFTY FRIDAY!!! Well, this is only my THIRD WEEK! I can't skip already!!! NO WAY, NO HOW!!!!
So, let's begin, shall we?
This weeks Crafy Schmafty Friday post was born out of a Facebook discussion with some of my artsy sisters from the "Hello Soul, Hello Business" class I took last year. One of our fearless friends had asked the Facebook group what type of appointment calendars or organizing systems they most liked, and I commented that I always struggled with the calendars out there in the word - as they never seemed to fill my needs.
So, one of our lovely friends in the group said something about us creating our own (and selling it to them) . . . and I thought . . . WHY NOT? Why not make up my own 2013 Appointment book? I mean, I don't plan on selling them . . . but what a lovely idea to share with our "Crafty Schmafty Fridays" group?
So, here we go . . .
It started with just some basic items . . . a K&Company Smash* book (LOVE these books!), and some of their tabs. Then I went to the computer (to Excel, to be exact), and laid out each month for the book.
Once printed and cut down to size, I mapped out each months placement in the album. The K&Company albums are SO artsy, with a wide variety of styles and designs available. The one I selected really fits my style. LOVE it so.
I adhered each month into the album, and then left a few blank pages of after and between each months calendar. Those pages will be for any notes, journaling, reminders, ideas or things that come up during the month that I need to be reminded of.
I already started doodling on the outside cover . . . a process that I am sure will be continued many times throughout the year!
Finally, I added tabs with the month name.
And one more look at it . . . .
It is already filling in nicely, and I absolutely LOVE the blank pages in between the months, for extra notes.
One of my biggest complaints of the small little pocket calendars, is that I can rarely fit everything into to the little squares that I need to do that day. With this concept (and the pages in between the months), if I have more things to remember for a particular day, I simply put a "*" on the square in the month, and then refer to the very next blank page following that month - where I can put a more detailed note about what I need to to that day.
It's really working out quite well, and I think it's a great way to organize and help me in this life of mine.
I shared it with a few of my friends last week . . . and they all agree that they would LOVE to have something like this to use. Perhaps I'll have to add this to our Park District class schedule in the fall, and make one for 2014. If you are a local friend of mine, I'll keep you posted!
So, my friends . . . here's you have it!
Remember to grab a button for the "Crafty Schmafty Friday" posts . . . and check back next week for more great ideas. I already have next weeks post planned . . . and it is A*W*E*SOME!!!
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Wishing you peace, my friends!