Saturday, August 23, 2008

I can't help myself...

It's an illness I have. No matter how busy I am, if something irks me, then I feel compelled to add fixing it to the mix of all my other jobs. During the entire month of August I've been preparing for the school year. We've also had several doctors appointments that led to needing to schedule follow up appointments... and not all of them during this calendar year. Well, that was a problem for me because my current calendar/planner only goes through December...

Now for years I've searched high and low for a calendar/planner that I like, but alas my search always falls short. For a few years I used a Catholic Mother's planner, but it was bulky and had way more things than I needed. Before and after that it was just some spiral bound calendar/planner that I would finally settle for after weeks of looking (and getting beyond frustrated). So after looking online for a while, and then finally making up my mind... I just made my own. I have tons of scrapbook paper I could never possibly use in a million years in a scrapbook, I found a template I liked for the calendar... and I got to work. I used some of my favorite papers that I thought went nicely with that month or season, and found a three tab template in one of my scrapbooking sets.

It took a while to get all the feasts and holidays in there, then getting birthdays and dr. appointments, and any other pertinent info... but it is now a working calendar. My templates are saved on the computer so I can go in and add items to a calendar I need (I need things to be neat, and having things typed and printed are a huge added bonus to this for me), reprint it and stick it behind the right tab. At a local craft store I picked up 'book rings'... hinged rings that work perfectly for this application, they are easy to open and close for adding and removing items and seem to be sturdy enough to last!

Ahhhhhhhhh, at long last I have a calendar system that I really like! And it's pretty too... always a bonus in my book!

1 comment:

La Familia said...

That looks great! I hope it works out for you as I might end up doing something like that myself eventually.