Before and After Dec 9-15

December 9-15…the first week!

Oh! What a Week began with much anticipation and excitement!  I color code, so each color refers to a specific individual in our family, and purple alerts ALL of us.  I use a cloud bubble to bring extra attention to an item.

On Sunday, the 8th, I filled out our week.


I added things as the week  progressed.  On Thursday, there were 2 chores that my kids needed to do THAT DAY.  I also wanted my husband to help them, so I put a cloud bubble around their chore with orange, my husband’s color.  Since we are still in the training stages, I pointed out both that I had added something to their days, and that I wanted my husband to help them do the task.  It sort of worked.  I’m pretty sure he helped with the bed, but I know he didn’t help with the porch furniture.  But both chores got done, so that was the important thing!

On Sunday, the 15th, our week was finished!


Things were added along the way.  I loved grabbing my Sharpies and writing new things on the schedule.  I love that this is only the beginning and this system will be fine tuned each week.

Right now, it is mostly for events and appointments that involve my family members, and any event or appointment that I have, that also impacts their day.  The chores listed are things that are not every day or every week chores. I notice them, quickly jot them down so I don’t forget about them, then point them out to the individual! I do plan to list the laundry days each week at the bottom.

I loved having it on my fridge. Next week is already up and I can’t wait to see what the week will bring!!


Dear Erin…From Sara

It’s time for “Dear Erin” Monday!  This is your opportunity to write Erin Condren a letter, letting her know what you love about her planner, and/or her products, and how they bless your life!  If you would like to submit a letter, please use the link above for submitting a blog post!  I can’t wait to hear from all of you!!  Today we feature a letter from Sara…

Dear Erin,
I absolutely love my planner. I love that we can use it right out of the box and its so colorful, or if we want to, we can decorate. I love that you listen to your customers and make changes/updates that people want to see. I love the versatility of it– some people use it as their calendar, some as a fitness journal, baby schedule-tracker, etc– or it can be all of these things in one book! We all took the same book– and I have not seen any 2 that are alike. Mine is my right hand man (or woman– I think she’s a lady)– I don’t go anywhere or make any plans without consulting [her]. And don’t get me started on the customization! From changing fonts and colors and making the poor designer go in and choose a different color for each letter on my cover, and YOU DIDN’T CHARGE ME EXTRA! I love the milestone codes (something you don’t have to do), and I personally have not had an issue that did not get resolved quickly and to everyone’s satisfaction (I paid the $5 to upload a pic to the back of my previous LP, and when it arrived the pic was not there– I reported the error, and expecting my $5 back, I was given a $25 credit! Way more than generous!) Mistakes happen– we are only human. We ALL make mistakes. You make things right, going above and beyond. There may be kinks in the system to work out, but that’s fine. Practice makes perfect. Keep your head held high, and keep on keepin’ on. We will be here, supporting you and rockin’ out your awesome goodies.

But we do need tabs on the address book. I’m just sayin’. Ladies like pockets and tabs.