how to menu plan for busy days :: free printable menu planner

free printable menu planners

i am trying to be better organized this year. i have a few busy months coming up and i'm trying to plan out as much as i can - i'm making lists, schedules, stocking my pantry, etc all kinds of things in an effort to have all my ducks lined up in a row before the busy time hits.while i still use my menu planner (< click to read how and why i … [Continue reading]

shop update :: an organized 2015!

an organized 2015

this is the perfect time to get organized for a brand new year. a fresh start! 2015 has a lot of potential - my mind is on overdrive thinking of all the places in which i can improve myself and my life and i can't wait to jot it all in so i can start getting to work! i've added a few things to my etsy shop that might help you in your goal to be a … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: january 2015

free printable monthly calendar :: january 2015

i can't believe that 2015 is already here! it's going to be a big year for us - lots of goals and plans to fulfill! as i've been thinking about new year's resolutions, i realize just how un-creative mine are. i think they're ones that most people resolve to do every year and then stop trying after january 10th or so. be that as it may, here are my … [Continue reading]

they’re FINALLY here! free printable 2015 monthly planner pages

2015 calendar a5 feature

*if you are interested in 2015 planner/calendar bundles, including monthly, weekly, and daily calendars, budget trackers, menu planners, grocery shopping lists, to-do lists, and more, in both half sheet (A5) and full sheet (8.5"x11") sizes, check out my etsy shop or see the bottom of this post for more details!*  since around summertime … [Continue reading]

how i organized my entire christmas :: holiday planner

how i organized my entire christmas

most of the time when december rolls around, i often hear the "here we go again" phrase accompanied by a long sigh. the holiday season can be stressful - there are so many events such as kids' christmas concerts, work parties, get-togethers with family and friends, not to mention all the other things we need to remember such as buying and wrapping … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: december 2014

free printable december 2014 monthly calendar

  this is the time of year when i think these 2 things:1. didn't december *just* happen? i always feel very acutely just how fast the past year has flown by because it always seems like we just finished getting through december from the year before.2. here comes the crazy busy where-did-december-go days. there is always SO … [Continue reading]

free thanksgiving printable activities for kids

free thanksgiving printable activities for kids

i'm gearing up for the holidays with lots of menu planning which always leads me to think about how thanksgiving dinner is going to play out. the last few years my kids seem to always get antsy right about the time that the turkey is coming out of the oven and the vegetables are finishing up roasting and the potatoes are needing to be … [Continue reading]

thanksgiving printable banner template :: great idea for a kids’ thanksgiving craft!

bunting banner templates and tutorial

i have to say, my decorations for holidays (ALL holidays!) at the moment are pretty sparse. i can't quite pin down why...though it could be due to the fact that since our married days began we've either been in school with no money for such things, or with young children who kept me so busy i couldn't find any time or energy to clean the house let … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: november 2014

november 2014 calendar feature

it's coming! the end of the year craziness. didn't last year's crazy november/december just happen, like, yesterday? it sure feels like it. this year went by way to fast for me! i've already got a few thanksgiving things to do/prep for planned out: homemade turkey stuffing is a must fresh cranberry sauce's my favorite thing about … [Continue reading]

easy holiday fabric bunting

holiday fabric bunting tutorial

i'll be the first to admit that halloween is not my favorite holiday. i have absolutely no decorations (except these adorable pine cone spiders that we made last year), no pumpkin carving skills to speak of, and i can't stomach most of the garish costumes and decorations that come with halloween.this was no problem until my kids started to grow … [Continue reading]