Okay folks. This has probably been my most favorite thing to review. If you were to ask my mother what most annoyed her about me through all my growing up years, she would probably say: “her inability to plan.”
Seriously people, it causes me great pain. I just have never been able to find a way to plan ahead like most people. Don’t get me wrong, I generally remember all of my appointments, but usually because I just jot it all down in my memory or set an alarm on my phone. I have never even ONCE in my life been able to keep a planner. I wish I could show you all a “planner graveyard” of all of the planners that I started at different points in my life. These planners are blank past the first week.
I don’t know what it is.
But a few months ago I saw a certain planner that my mother-in-law had and I was like, “where in the world did you get that planner??” It had all these different pages for everything you could imagine and it was bright and colorful and looked really fun to write in. I thought, “now this is something my creative brain can handle!”
And long story short I now have one. And I love it. And before I start preaching miracles, I have to confess that I have only been using it for a week and half. But the fact that I am still like really giddy about writing in it says something! In fact, typically when my husband says, “can we plan?” I drag my feet into the living room where he proceeds to document everything on google calendar, and write things down, and I sit there trying really hard not to surf Pinterest. Luckily he somehow figured out how to set google calendar alerts on my phone so that I know when he has something planned. This last week however, I was the one to grab my planner and say, “when are we going to plan?!”
Okay, so can I show you all some of the pages now? Can I?
Thanks, I would love to!
First, I’m showing you the Mormon Mommy version of her planners because well, I am one (a Mormon). But if you aren’t Mormon, don’t worry! You can be! Haha, no but seriously, she also sells an awesome planner that works for everyone!
Aside from your typical yearly, monthly and weekly planning pages, this planner also has financial planners, gift planners, thank-you card planners, Family Home Evening Planners, Relationship Planners, as well as pages for your children and what you want to teach them and what their interests are. This planner also lists the lesson topics every month for all of the church auxilleries so that you can know what everyone is learning. Melinda has seriously thought of it all with her planners!
And here’s my favorite page of all that makes me so excited to plan my week:
The best part of this whole post is that Melinda sent me an extra planner to giveaway to one of you! And I don’t want to complicate your life with a bunch of things you have to do to enter, so here’s how you enter:
Comment below stating what part of the planner you would be most excited about using!
Check out everything that’s in it by going to Melinda’s website: In the Leafy Treetops
And just in case you were wondering, I don’t make any money if you buy her planner, I’m just a really big fan!
And if you happen to relate to anything that I said and think your personality might be anywhere near mine, you might also enjoy my post on the simple way to keep a journal as a mom.