A few years ago I wrote a blog post about a new planner that I found in a local book store. I had fallen in love with it, and since then I’ve used the next couple of editions of the same planner.
It’s called the Home Executive Day Planner and the designer (Jen Boss) has just released the latest edition! In the past, the planner has run from August to August but this time it has entries in it for Aug 2015 – Dec 2016. Perfect!
I really have used and loved my older Home Executive Day Planners – see here’s proof! I found my planner from 2013-2014 and flipped it open -
I’d say that was a pretty average week from 2014.
So I’m really excited about having a new planner to use starting in August. Let me show you what I love about the new version. First of all, there are now tabs for each month! Love the tabs! In the previous editions I just made my own :)
For each week, you have a layout like this – now with five columns for each day. What I love about this, is that the columns can be used however YOU want! In other brands of planners that I’ve seen, there are pre-set categories (like school/work/home) but that hasn’t always worked for what I need. In the past I’ve made the three on the left into the categories of morning/afternoon/evening. That’s just what works for me. (You can see here how another mom uses her daily columns.)
For each week there’s also a spot for a weekly menu (I’ve done a weekly menu since my days as a food blogger) and a shopping list. This isn’t the final shopping list that I take to the store, but this is the spot where I jot down things as I use them up – the last of the vanilla for instance, or when my son needs to bring treats to school for something. Handy reminders!
I also love the recipe section, the Birthday list, the Christmas shopping list and the notes sections. I think I’m going to use the first page of the notes section to keep a running list of my quilting WIPs. How nice would that be to have an organized list of those? Maybe I’d even get some of them done this year haha.
How’d you like your own Home Executive Day Planner? Jen has generously offered to give a planner to one of my lucky readers! To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite time of the day! (Mine is mid-morning, when the day has already started yet it still holds so much potential.)
Giveaway is open until midnight on Sunday April 12th. Winner will be chosen randomly and I'll announce who the lucky person is here on Monday, April 13th!
See the pretty ribbon bookmark in my planner? If you order your planner from Jen’s shop the ribbon is included. If you buy one from another store or amazon, you’ll have to add your own.
To learn more about Jen and the Home Executive Day Planner, you can follow them on Facebook. You can find tips on their blog and see more of the planner here.
As always, thanks for stopping by! I know there are a lot of ways to connect with others and be inspired by quilters and I’m just so glad you chose to read along here at A Bright Corner.