I am so glad to be here today and I am so honored that Sara asked me to do this for her.
picture courtesy of Mom Endeavors
My name is Katie and my little blog is Sweet Rose Studio. I am a momma to two little ones and a professional photographer by trade that finds it tough to be stuck to doing one thing. So, in addition to all of my photography goodness, I also share all things parties, planning, and basically anything I think I want to share because I can. I joke that I started the blog as an outlet because my dear husband didn't want to hear about anymore of my crazy, crafty ideas.I had the chance to attend Creative Estates with Sara recently and one of the most profound things that I took away was from the fabulous Becky Higgins. She told us that it was key for her family to have one singular calendar that encompassed everything: meal, activities, work; you name it, its on that calendar. Now she said that she and her husband use some kind of online fancy system, but I honestly don't remember what it was because my brain was already ticking away and planning out a calendar that I could make and use that would suit my family's interests best.
My dear husband and I are not always on the same page with technical stuff so an online system or program for a calendar just wasn't going to cut it for us. And after hunting for a pre-made planner that would do the job I was looking for it to do, I was coming up short. My next thought: why not make my own? As someone who was a teacher in a past life (or just last year), I relied on my plan book to keep me organized throughout the day. How great would a family plan book be?
I spent some time on Excel creating a spreadsheet and I'm sharing what I came up with with you! This calendar template was my final product. The best part is that the file is completely customizable to whatever you need it to be. I left it pretty basic so you can spruce it up as much or as little as you'd like.
Here's how I jazzed mine up:
And the best part is? I made one to giveaway to one of you!
1. Leave a comment telling what part of your life needs organization the most.
Then, get extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
2. Follow Sweet Rose Studio on Google Friend Connect. (see widget on the right side)
3. Follow Mom Endeavors on Google Friend Connect (see widget on the left side bar)4. Like Mom Endeavors on facebook and/or on twitter
*Make SURE you leave your email or that your email is connected to your account. Sara can't contact to "no-reply" comments. Thanks! :)(up to 5 entries per person)
Limited to US residents only. Giveaway will end on May 5th at 10pm PST. Winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize (make sure you leave your email address or that it is attached to your profile).