Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Made-It!

I'm pretty sure I haven't done a Monday Made-It since, ohh, August?  For some reason, I just have more time in the summer and I can't quite figure out why... haha!  I just don't have the patience to create things during the year.  I'm not really a creative person, so it takes A LOT for me to make something on my own.  But, thanks to Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics, I'm getting better!


My Monday Made-It this week is for all you bloggers out there!  I am a planner, an organizer, a list-maker.  I am obsessed with calendars.  I like to have things written down.  So I created my very own blog planner!  I was inspired by The Eager Teacher to create this.  Not all of her pages worked quite right for me, so I tweaked it to fit my needs.  And, honestly, it's still not all the way right for me.  But eventually I will get it right!

Here is the cover (which is just so darn pretty to look at!):


I have the monthly calendar first:

I use my fun flair pens to make everything prettier!


Next, I have a weekly calendar:

There are boxes for each day of the week.

As well as sections for to-dos, projects and collaborations (linky parties, giveaways, etc).

The third section is for blogging ideas.

I use it to write down topics I want to blog about.  The checkboxes on the side are my favorite!

The last section is where I take notes about products that I want to create.  It's hard to keep them all in my head!

Once I finished the planner, I had it bound at Staples!

I'm not going to lie, I'm kinda obsessed with my planner.  I may be making more in the future!  I do know that some bloggers find a planner to be cumbersome and just extra work, which is completely understandable.  I don't use my planner all the time, but I do really like having it.  It definitely helps me feel more organized.

Happy Monday!

13 comments:

  1. That's SO cute, I would print it just to have it on my desk! (Even if I didn't use it! ... Which I clearly should!!!) So cute girl!!!!!

    Soaring Through Second

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  2. WOW! Adorable! I'm super impressed!! What did you use to make it?

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  3. Too cute! I think you'd really like my multi-bright with black & white digital paper, coming soon to TPT. Check out the preview on www.whooosinsecond.blogspot.com!
    Brooke

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  4. This is awesome! Are you selling the covers/pages inside on TpT or anything like that?

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  5. That is pretty darn cute! I may need to make one for myself...

    karen
    LittleSecond-GradeSomebodies

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  6. Omg, I love it! So cute:) I can't wait to have some extra time to create this summer:)

    Aloha,
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

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  7. So very cute and pretty! ;) I'm an obsessed planner too.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

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  8. It looks so professional! I love it! Will you sell it on T pT?

    Karen
    anappleadayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  9. LOVE!! I'm a list-maker and (a little bit obsessive) planner too :) I use bright colored pens in mine too lol. Your planner looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing! I may need to make my own :)

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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