If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you know that I wear many hats. You also know that I’m a planner junkie. Some pass the test of time and some fail, never to be opened again.
As we approach the end of 2014, one planner is still used on a daily basis. The portable 6 x 9 spiral bound book has helped manage our days, prevented me from forgetting appointments, handled by several small hands, marked up, opened multiple times a day, and has been a mainstay for our family of eight. And yet it still looks good!
The one and only Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner by Sue Hooley.
Whatever she did for R&D when developing this planner, Sue knew what she was doing.
As 2014 comes to a close, I’m excited to already have my 2015 copy in hand! While I thought the 2014 cover was lovely, I’m especially happy to see the new 2015 version in my favorite color–yellow!
What do you need to manage? Meal planning? Appointments? Shopping lists? Projects? You’ll find it all here.
A few of my favorite highlights:
When you open the planner, you’ll find pages offering quick years-at-a-glance calendars, where you can scan for dates and make any notes of major events to come, such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.
Then you’ll move into the monthly calendar section. While the cover of this planner is a sturdy laminate, the tabbed section providers are a heavy card stock that have held up incredibly well.
There’s plenty of room to write down appointments, and I can see both the upcoming and the previous months at the top of the page. If there’s something special happening in the current month, I write it in the notes section that are along the side.
The Weekly Planning pages are where I break down my days. At the top of the page, I note any major tasks that need to be taken care of that week; and in each day’s box, I break down appointments by time. There’s also room for menu selections. I used this to write down that evening’s main dish for dinner, but there’s plenty of room to write more.
The tasks pages are fantastic for keeping up with general to-dos or projects that need to be tackled, but I can’t get to them just yet.
There’s a section dedicated to projects. When I finally found a quiet moment to flesh out my ideas from the task pages, this was the perfect place to put it all together, especially since I could flip on over to the back and add whatever I needed to my shopping lists.
Speaking of shopping lists, I loved that the strips are perforated so that I can tear them out and take them with me to the grocery store. It’s great to have everything in one place.
The book rounds out everything by providing a place for contacts and other information, perfect for mailing correspondence and keeping up with friends. Another nice touch is that Sue includes both December of the previous year, as well as January of the next!
If you’re looking for a planner to help streamline your days and manage your home, I highly recommend the Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner.
Right now, Sue is offering a fantastic deal! Buy one for yourself and get a 2nd planner for 50% off. Or buy a couple to bless another woman or two. These would make great gifts for friends or even for the women in your study groups or clubs. Sue offers greater discounts for larger quantities.
Just want to buy one for yourself? Those are $13.99 plus shipping.
Not only is Sue offering a fabulous deal, she’s also generously giving away a copy of the 2015 Daily Planner to two winners!
Check out her site, and enter below for your chance to win!
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