I don’t know about you, but I always have grandiose dreams at the beginning of each new year—dreams that include me (a slim, stunning, and highly successful writer) living in my incredibly organized yet still electic-and-homey home with my happy and handsome hubby (well, that part’s true at least), obedient and sweet-smelling children who don’t balk at personal hygiene or cleaning up after themselves, and dog whose behavior would leave even the judges at the Westminster Dog Show speechless (but in a good way).
And every year I quickly realize that just dreaming about these goals isn’t gonna make them happen. And then I give up.
This year, however, is going to be different!
(Well, I don’t really know if it’s going to be different or not, and I’m betting on not, but inspiration usually makes for a better read than discouragement, so I’m sticking with that for now.)
I do love all of the new organizational tools that the new year unearths. Blank calendar pages and goal sheets leave me with a feeling of possibility and hope. I’ve tried many, many different planners and calendars throughout the years. And to all of the planners that have tried with me and failed, I’ve just gotta say: “It’s not you; it’s me.” This year, however, I’m trying the two-fold approach: the online Cozi calendar for Husband and I to use, which we can easily access on our phones (It’s an awesome tool—and FREE!) and the Rhapsody Franklin Covey daily planner, which I won from Sincerely, Jenni (an awesome Iowa blogger I met at I_Blog) .
There are so many great tools out there that you can download and print for FREE that I wanted to share some of my favorites with you this Thriftilicious Thursday. I will likely be printing them all. And maybe, with God’s help (because there’s no way I can accomplish a task like this on my own), this will be the year I get it together. Maybe.
Let me know which ones you like, and make sure to check out all of these awesome sites! Got another great freebie to share? Leave a comment with a link!
(Oh, and before you start getting all organized, check out Marc Johns’ Serious Drawings blog. I. Love. Him. That’s one of his drawings at the beginning of my post. He completely cracks me up and makes me want to hang mustaches on strings from my ceiling. He has a book too. Buy it.)
Kate’s DIY Grocery Forms and Planner from Design Sponge
Home Management Notebook Printables from Organizing Your Way
Beautiful 2010 Calendar from mibo
2010 Printable Planner (that’s simply GORGEOUS) from Design Evolution
2010 Printable Resolution Forms from Up Up Creative