Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2015-2016 Planner Tour





The end of the year can be hard, in a planner. We have the old, but want the new. Here is how I am coping during these last days of 2015 and still forward planning and preparing my planner for 2016. How are you managing the transition? Please comment below.



Annie



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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Erin Condren Horizontal as Homeschool Planner

Are you a vertical or horizontal Erin Condren user? I started with vertical for my homeschool planner and quickly realized I was not suited to that style. I'm team horizontal now, and it has boosted my motivation and helped me keep the tidy and perfect records I needed for our family homeschool. Even if you are just a planner user (and not a homeschooler) check out this video for tips on how to use the yearly, monthly, weekly, and note sections. Enjoy!



Annie





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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Perfecting the Page in Your Planner





This video describes how I use my page space to its full potential. There is a little bit of a science to it, and here I describe my methods.



Happy Planning!



Annie @awifenmother



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Planner: personal sized, purple, Filofax malden

Monthly and Weekly pages: Color Crush inserts

On the Go Folio: light pink Color Crush folio

Pens: Frixion (off Amazon) and Staedtlers (from Target)

Assorted washi tapes from Target, Walmart, and Meijer

Masking stickers: Amazon

Stamps: V's Sweet Ideas and Studio L2E

Ink: Versa Mark chalk ink

Highlighters: Yoobi mini highlighters from Target

Adjusting Planner Routines





I would be lost without routines. They are the framework of my life. No, they don't run my life, but they help me keep my life running while getting everything done efficiently. I hope you are inspired to create your own version of a routine after seeing how I build mine.



Happy Planning!



Annie @awifenmother

How to Pick The Best Inserts For You





I can't believe I haven't posted this theme earlier?! How often do we buy insert after insert, or try a new brand of planner in the search of a good fit for our life. In this video I describe how you can figure out which type of insert you will probably like best without spending ANY money upfront.



Happy Planning!



Annie @awifenmother

Tracking Misc. Items In your Planner





There are always "little things" to keep track of, and I have a few ideas how to track them consistently in your planner. Happy Planning!



Annie @awifenmother

Plan With Me- June 2015





I'm playing catch-up with posting my planner videos. Here is a Plan With Me video I posted back in June.



Happy Planning!



Annie @awifenmother

Tour de Malden





Here is an updated tour through my planner. As my year unfolds and my life changes, so does my planning system. Happy Planning!



Annie @awifenmother

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Color Code in Your Planner





All last year I used a Color Key in my planning system. Now, this year, I'm beginning to add it back in using a slightly different method. I know from experience that it does help keep things extra organized- and it's really simple to do! Check out my video as I describe 3 easy ways to utilize this organization tool in your personal planning.



Happy Planning!



Annie @awifenmother





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Planner: personal sized, purple, Filofax malden
Monthly and Weekly pages: Color Crush inserts
On the Go Folio: light pink Color Crush folio
Pens: Frixion (off Amazon) and Staedtlers (from Target)
Assorted washi tapes from Target, Walmart, and Meijer
Masking stickers: Amazon
Stamps: V's Sweet Ideas and Studio L2E
Ink: Versa Mark chalk ink

Highlighters: Yoobi mini highlighters from Target

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Our "7 Years" Tools





My husband and I just celebrated 7 years of marriage! We truly believe that our marriage is only as good as how much we proactively nurture it. In this video, I describe the top things we do for our marriage that have kept it vibrant and moving forward. Thanks for watching!



Annie @awifenmother

Monday, April 27, 2015

Stamping up My Planner Pages





Do you love the stamping trend in personal planners, lately? I have certainly have jumped on that wagon and I really love how clean and tidy my pages can look now! Enjoy this how-to, with tips and tricks for getting the most out of your stamps.



Happy Planning,



Annie

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Color Crush v. Malden





With the Color Crush a newer planner on the scene, here is a comparison/contrast of my light pink Color Crush versus my personal size Filofax Malden.



Enjoy!



@awifenmother

Friday, April 3, 2015

Updated Planner Tour





I really think that as my life changes from season to season, my planner will also adapt to help me keep up with those changes. Sometimes I need to track items in-depth. Later on, those same things may no longer be relevant. So, here is my current planner set-up. I've recently acquired a personal size Filofax Malden in purple, and I love it! But don't worry, I still adore my light pink Color Crush planner; it's like having more children, my love multiplies with each new binder, it does not divide.



Don't forget to check out or review my January 2015 planner set-up to see the comparison of then and now. Link here.



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Planner: Purple, Personal Size Malden
Monthly and Weekly Pages: Color Crush inserts
Pens: Frixion (off Amazon) and Staedtlers (from Target)
Assorted washi tapes from Target, Walmart, and Meijer
Masking stickers: Amazon

Stamps: V's Sweet Ideas

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An Easy Gift to Give





As a SAHM and homeschool mom, I'm often tired and dingy from working on the house all day. But I've learned there are a few things I can do that make an easy "gift" to bless my husband.



Enjoy!



awifenmother

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fitness Planning





Keeping fit can sometimes be hard, but tracking workouts doesn't have to be! Here are several methods I've used to track fitness related information in my planner.



Enjoy!



~Annie @awifenmother

Friday, March 20, 2015

DIY Removable, Watercolor, Planner Stickers





I posted a photo on Facebook, last week, of some of these simple stickers that I had whipped up one afternoon. Many asked for a tutorial on how I made them, and I was thrilled to make my next video a DIY on these stickers. The total cost was less than $10 to get the supplies- most of these you may already have in your home! If you make some and use them in your planner or for other organizing projects, please leave me a link to a photo/blog/video, I would LOVE to see how you are using them!



Enjoy!

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Friday, March 6, 2015

My Systems: Homeschool and Personal





Take a peek into my homeschool planning system and my personal planning system. Miss Trenchcoat's instagram phtoto a day challenge (follow hashtag #charmedGTD) was the inspiration for this post. And yes, I realize I pronounce her name wrong a few times throughout- a humble apology was already sent to her :)



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Supplies Used...
Homeschool Planner: Walmart
Personal Planner: light pink Color Crush
Monthly Inserts: Webster's Pages (they came with the Color Crush)
Daily Inserts: brittaswiderski.com
Preschool Curriculum: https://www.aophomeschooling.com/prc200

Alexis (Miss Trenchcoat): http://www.strangecharmed.com/



Happy Planning!

awifenmother



Friday, February 27, 2015

Planner Goodies (That Serve a Purpose)





Even though I am more of a functional planner, I still love to use color pens, washi, etc., when I have time or the desire. So join me, as I share my planner goodies!



XoXo,

awifenmother

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Parenting and Wifey Influences





We all wish there was a parenting manual that came with our first baby. But, since the aren't any, I talk about where we did get our parenting "philosophy" and how we grow as parents.



Also, see the cutest, little, co-host ever! (I'm totally biased)



awifenmother

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Plan With Me





My new planning video is up on YouTube! Today, I invite you to plan along with me.



Warmly,

awifenmother

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How To Start a Routine (and Keep the Momentum)





I was asked about HOW I begin and maintain routines in my day. This video is in answer to that question. Check it out below, and if you like it, please feel free to pass it on.



Enjoy!



awifenmother

Friday, February 13, 2015

What To Do? Task Section for Planners





I'm always seeking to get things done quickly and efficiently. When I created a section entirely for tasks, I found a way to zero in and get my list checked off with no hassle! See how in my new video.



Enjoy!



awifenmother

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Life of a SAHM- Mysteries Revealed





Being a stay at home mom requires being around my kids all day! So what are some ways that I keep from going crazy and getting frustrated with my children? Check out my video to see just a few of the strategies I've implemented to create peace in my day so I can be home, but also get things done.



Bye Lovelies!



awifenmother

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Succeed with Mo2P- Planner Tip





I would be lost without my Mo2P inserts. They are key to my planning, organizing, and time management. In my newest video, I describe how I use my monthly pages, showing why they are such a valuable tool in your planner toolbox.



See you next time!

awifenmother

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Menu Plan: Why Everyone Needs One and How to Do It





Do you want to save yourself time and money when it comes to meal planning? Then check out my video as I describe my own personal menu planning system, that keeps me on budget and takes little time. I hope you get ideas to enhance your current routine, or motivation to start your own!



Thanks for watching!



awifenmother

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Get It all Done with Planner Routines

Routines are one of the keys to successful time management. I am not a slave to the clock in my routines, but having an idea of what needs to happen, in what order, adds a lot of peace to my life.







What routines do you swear by?



awifenmother

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's in my bag?

For most women, a purse or bag is a necessity. Plus, how can we refuse the hundreds of colors and styles available to us? I love taking a peak into other people's bags, and so I thought I'd share what I currently carry in my bag. Especially since it relates directly to my role as a wife, mother, and planner lover.











Enjoy!



awifenmother

Planning on the Go: How to utilize your planner when out and about.

This video describes WHY I have a planner in the first place (apart from it being paper, and pretty!). I truly need a "brain helper" for my life to keep everything organized.











Enjoy!



awifenmother

The Easiest Way to Read The Bible in a Year!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I Resolved to start a YouTube channel, so I did!


New Year, New Goals- And one of them was starting a YouTube channel. I'd love for you to get to know me a little better, and see how together, we can achieve all our 2015 goals!

(I-spy a Filofax appearance in this video)

Thanks for watching!

awifenmother