New Webster's Pages Planners now on Blitsy!

I've talked about Blitsy before on the blog and my YouTube channel - but it is my favorite place to find discounts on planner supplies!  And guess what - they just released the new colors!  I love it!  I am eyeing the green one for my December planner.  Which one are you in love with!
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And guess what - some of the older colors are on even more of a discount! I really want to you to check them out!  Click here to shop!  Plus orders over $29.99 ship free until 12/30/16! (no code needed!)

Check out some of my Color Crush Planner reviews here, here, here, & here


My Thoughts on Menu Planning

90% of the time I'm a family of one.  What does a family of one need menu planning for?  Well that's what I thought until I realized more often than not I was staring at a fridge with like cheddar cheese, 3 eggs, milk, and ketchup.  Zach tried to help me by making various big meals in the crock pot to freeze for later...but it got to the point that I couldn't keep eating the same thing again and again.  I love leftovers....if I chose to eat them.  So I've considered meal planning.  Here are some of my thoughts why I want to start:
Money Saving
It seems to me that if I set out a group of things to make for the next 14 days I'm less likely to run to Chipotle or the grocery store for something random...and not that great.  It will help my wallet if I have a plan to look forward to.

Maybe I'll want the Leftovers
I've been making extra food for a few days and its been OK to eat it the next day for lunch so far.  If I'm in charge of the leftovers....maybe I'll want them?

I Probably Need to Cook more than Waffles and Bowls of Cereal
Literally my go to there isn't anything to eat meal is cereal.  And that's not that great.  I've shared some recipes on the blog before and I just need to learn to cook more things.  I just need to learn to be creative in the kitchen.  And its probably a good life skill to have.

Here's the thing though I hate cooking.  I don't like standing over the stove for hours...so I need to make some quick things.  Here's hoping I catch the menu planning bug.

xoxo, Moe


Make it Monday // DIY Halloween Planner Band

We are entering one of my favorite months of the year.  Honestly, September starts the best season of all - I've said it before and I'll say it again, if it weren't for all of the holidays in the coming months I wouldn't make it through winter!  So to kick it off, here is a DIY planner band just in time for the holiday season
supplies :: fabric flower, festive ribbon, elastic, felt, cabochon, hot glue gun or E6000, hot glue sticks,
I found most of these supplies - the elastic and the fabric flower in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby.  Originally they came from the hair accessory section - right by the jewelry - where all the fancy stuff is.  So if you're looking for a specific color or theme, head there in your local craft store to see what they have.
Start by cutting the ribbon into strips long enough that when doubled over will poke out just enough from under the flower.  Mine were about 7 inches long.  Being to glue the ends to the middle with a small dab of hot glue.  16 should be enough.
Adhere the loops to the back of the flower alternating the layout so that they create a starburst.  Wrap the elastic around the planner you wish this band to fit - I chose my black & white striped Websters Pages planner.  Once taught, but not too tight, trim and glue ends together.
Glue the cabochon to the middle of the flower.  Cut a small circle from felt to use as a backing.  Sandwich the elastic between the felt circle and the flower with glue, covering where the ends of the elastic join.
This technique isn't limited to Halloween!  Create an everyday band or one for any other holiday!  I love this because its a great way to be creative on a budget and to create a planner band suited to you.  I have to say I was never one who was into planner bands...but now I think they are super cute.

If you'd like some more Halloween fun for your personal planner check out this countdown insert, these notes pages, these countdown stickers, and these printable journaling cards.

Happy Halloween Planning!

xoxo, Moe