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On March 18 I received a letter in my inbox that started with these fateful words, “We are officially closing our doors after 14 wonderful years. :-(”  Yes, March 18. . . a day that will live in infamy. . . the day Dotmine Day Planners announced they were not going to sell my favorite planners anymore.

I will admit that I started looking around online for other choices and even pinned a couple possibilities on a Pinterest board.  When it came down to it, nothing seemed comparable in the space needed to write and the combination of “month-at-a-glance” and each week available for planning.

I was surprised at how many women create their own planners for the very reason I was facing. . . the inability to find an option that meets personal needs for planning and a cost one could swallow.  It was like a bulb went on. . . I like to create things that help with our personal organizing needs; I could design something to use next year.  It would be a mine.mine day planner.???????

I started with the monthly spread and decided (after a dozen different attempts) to leave the squares blank so they are easy to reuse each year and to go with chevron patterns on each month.???????

I created a couple different options for weekly planning but this format by artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com was just what I wanted and available for free download!!?????

The last necessity was a cute and trendy cover. . . so I made one.  I L.O.V.E it.

I went today and had a guy at FedEx/Kinkos bind the book together and I think he could tell how giddy I was about this little book.  He gave me a fatherly grin and wink.

I’m going to go put numbers in little circles. . . I’m so very excited.

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3 Responses to

  1. Debbie says:

    I LOVE IT!!! Have fun filling in those bubbles! I still need to find one, but haven’t started looking yet :).

  2. mrs. barron says:

    Oh girl! We are kindred spirits!!!!!!!!! I use the weekly page already on my fridge!!!! But, I would love your cute monthly calendar!! I use one of the ugly black ones! But, I LOVE the big squares. Next time at Kirk, I will show you my calendar. I am on a summer mission to get calendar organization down. It is so, so hard for me!!!!!!! Again, thanks so much for sharing…..we are kindred spirits!!!! Sat in a cubbie across from your desk yesterday and did paperwork!!! Thought of you often!

  3. Julia says:

    you are such an Arts & Craft Nerd…I love you!

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