Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Finally... the perfect blog planner... on Pinterest!

Good Morning everyone in blog land! Isn't there a quote about good intentions? The only one that comes to mind is what my Grandma used to say, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." That's the way it's been so far with my blog.

When I started my blog last November I had the best intentions of posting at least twice a week. Right? Not! The blogger gods had differant intentions. My house was broken into and ransacked the following week. In January through June my mom had a series of bad falls, broken bones, hospitals, and now nursing home.

Out of chaos comes a greater need for organization, which is what this post is about. I found this wonderful Blog Planner by Beckie at Infarrantly Creative.

I have to say this is the best thing for me since sliced white bread. The left side is a monthly calendar and the right side is a weekly blog schedule. I finally got around to making one, even though the year's half gone, and it's been exactly what I've

Here's a close-up of the left and right sides respectively. I bound my pages with the orientation in the center of the book. When I complete a week I tear the page out and put it in a pocket on the inside of the back cover. The new, or current, week is always on top. I do the same for the calendar page. When a month is over I tear the page out and put it in a pocket in the inside of the front cover. By doing this I can see exactly what I'm working on without flipping through pages. [Hmmm... I hope I didn't confuse you here.]

For the front and back covers I used the new Grafic45 collection called A Ladies' Diary.

I resisted the urge to fancy up the front with a lot of embellishments. I could have gone hog wild with lace and flowers, but I wanted this to lay flat when opened. I used my new, inexpensive, compact, highly portable, spiral binding system by CarlaCraft to bind it all together. [note: stayed tuned for a post on this binding system.]

If you're still with me... thank you for reading this incredibly long post. Thank you also for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. This is a great. Love it. I write my challenges and blog on scrap paper and then lose them. Thanks for the visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  2. I have wanted to make my own planner as I want to include things that I can't find in other planners for purchase in stores. I am very interested in hearing about the binding system! Thanks for the post!

  3. Cute! I've been needing to myself a blog planner! That saying, "Fail to plan and plan to fail" is absolutely true.

    Hello by the way! :)