Operation: Organization–Organized Wall Calendar by Honey We’re Home

 

Operation Organization Back to School Edition Series at 11 Magnolia Lane

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the fifth day of Operation: Organization {Back to School Edition}.  Today, we’re thrilled to welcome Megan of Honey We’re Home and Honey We’re Healthy.  That’s right, not only does she share her beautiful home with us on her first blog, she also runs a second blog on how to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Clearly, she has to be a master at organization to be so successful, so what better person to contribute to Operation: Organization?!   Here’s Megan:

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Can school really be starting tomorrow?!  I feel like it’s so early, but I know we’re not the only ones, so it’s good to have y’all to share the mixed feelings with. :) Recently, as we’ve gotten really comfortable with summer, all sense of time and routine has seemed to fly out the window and we find ourselves still in pj’s well past 10 a.m. most days.  It’s nice to be able to enjoy those mornings, but it  will be good to get back to a regular schedule and start accomplishing more around here.  

If there’s one thing I need to help me stick to my routine (and not forget things!), it’s my yearly calendar!  Especially this time of year with all the commitments, appointments, and upcoming sporting events that the new school year brings.  I keep a calendar of everything on my iPhone and share an online calendar with my husband so we can keep each other in the loop, but I still find having a large printed calendar is best for seeing what’s on the agenda from day to day or week to week.

I found a great, colorful “paint chip” calendar at Paper Source that goes from August 2014 – December 2015, so it’s perfect for back-to-school.  It’s got big boxes for writing in your appointments and daily reminders.

 

 

 

Because I like to see many months at a time, I cut the top off the calendar so I can hang it in our kitchen, where everyone can see it.  Using a cutting mat and rolling blade made it easy to snip the calendar away from the wire part.

 

 

Then, armed with our school calendar of events/holidays/inservice days/conferences, etc. and my iPhone calendar of birthdays, meetings, doctor appointments, PTO events, etc., I got to work marking down all the important dates on my new calendar.  I love using my fine point black Sharpie for this.

 

 

Thankfully, we have a great place in our kitchen for hanging the calendar.  I have found that I really like being able to see more than one month at a time, and eight months is good to see at a glance.  To see the rest of the months on this calendar, I’ll have to flip the pages over.

 

 

Now, I can add to the calendar easily as birthday parties and other events come up.  And, it’s a cute pop of color to our mostly white kitchen.

 

 

Now that all these dates are calendared, I feel like I can breathe a bit easier!
Wishing y’all a great school year from Houston!  Thanks for having me over!

 

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The entire Operation: Organization {Back to School Edition} series is here:

Wednesday, August 6th–Sam at Simply Organized

Thursday, August 7th–Emily at Eleven Gables

Friday, August 8th–Amanda at Dixie Delights

Monday, August 11th–Julie at Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

Tuesday, August 12th–Megan at Honey We’re Home

Wednesday, August 13th–Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home

Thursday, August 14th–Paige at The Pink Clutch Blog

Friday, August 15th–Terry at 11 Magnolia Lane

 All of the participating bloggers will be pinning their favorite projects to the Operation: Organization Pinterest board, and you can follow that {here}.

Thanks for stopping by–

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  1. I love the idea of seeing many months at a time! Even though I keep track of things on electronically, I still love writing things down where everyone can see them. Cute idea!
    -Shelley
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  2. Love this idea. Since the girls are no longer home, I have gone to a one month at a time dry erase in our kitchen but would love to be able to see a few months ahead. Now I have to look through my planner to see future dates. Love the pop of color too (is that a new rug I spy?). And, seeing the appointments for your dad…how is he? Been praying for him.
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  3. Beautiful! Absolutely love this. :)
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  4. I need to see as many months as possible too. With three kids at home, two businesses, and family I need as much organization as possible. Absolutely love the pretty calendar you chose too. Thanks for a great and easy organization plan.

    I’d love if you’d come by and visit my latest organization post for work from home moms http://frenchrobin.com/how-to-stay-on-scheduled-for-the-wahm/
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  5. super cute calendar. unlike the norm, this is so pretty to hang and leave up.
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