During this period when I get to be happy homemaker, I'm trying to make the most of my time and start good habits that can last me a lifetime.
At some point (and some place) recently, I read about starting a "home management" notebook. I love managing things, and I love notebooks, so of course I made one!
This was another one of those projects where I was determined to use ONLY what I already had. That way, I wouldn't go to Michael's and go crazy on the scrapbook aisle.
My husband has tons of notebooks left from grad school.
I just hot glued yellow toile onto it. I kept wanting to doll up the front, but I reminded myself that this is supposed to be FUNCTIONAL, so too many embellishments would get in the way.
I visited The Graphics Fairy and just went to town! She has pretty banners that I downloaded and typed my categories into.
I decided to make sections for monthly bills, expenditures, appointments, and garden (I like to keep track of when I plant what!).
I took dividers (I'm so glad we have a well-stocked home office) and scrapbook paper from my stash and set up my pages.
Look at these beautiful graphics I included from The Graphics Fairy. They fit right in with my sections.
I could easily just grab an accordian file or spiral notebook to keep track of things, but where's the fun in that?
I do love being organized!
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