You're probably expecting a post about our beach weekend, or Sophia's first ballet recital, or my parent's visit (blog about it for gosh sakes, right!?). But here's the deal...I've got to get down to business first.
I saw this pin on pinterest the other day and it is so completely me. So me.
We did the whole "hooray it's summer" thing for a few weeks, had company for a while, and had two long weekends in a row. Now it's time for a little routine...but fun routine...Summer routine :)
Several weeks back, I showed you my Six-Week plan. I cannot tell you how this focused me. I planned the last six weeks of school, all my meals, all the projects I wanted to get done, and a cleaning schedule. It helped me so much!!
So yes, you guessed it...it's time for a Summer Plan.
Since I went through my planner pretty thoroughly in April HERE, I'm not going to do all that again. But here is a list of the sections in my planner. I use the three-ring binder that Martha sells at Staples. There's red, turquoise, and a few other colors. I love the size of it...not too big, but not too small. It fits all my stuff. And it fits in my purse, but it's still big enough I don't go cross-eyed trying to fit words on the teensy calendar.
I'm devoting this whole week to talking about my Summer Plan. I had a lot of response to my Six-Week plan and this time I'm including even more details and printables for you to do it too!
First off today is the calendar.
Disclaimer: My camera is in MAJOR time out right now. It's being super naughty and I'm sending it to boarding school tomorrow and they better straighten her out, or she not welcome here anymore!! Her misbehavior and inability to submit to the focus's authority is the reason for these blurry pictures. Shame on her!!
We're not big "Summer activity" people. We've done baseball all summer, swimming lessons, this and that and it's just not worth it to me. We do, however, sign our kids up for one camp each plus VBS. To keep my calendar straight while planning, I decided to use this cute washi tape I had on hand to block out dates and make it easy to see what's what at a glance.
The next section of my planner is the daily section. Here I have my cleaning schedule, blog schedule, fitness plan, and my to-do sheets.
Here is my new weekly cleaning schedule for the summer. I love the idea of doing one cleaning chore a day, plus your regular things (making beds, dishes, etc.) to lighten the load of cleaning. I typed up a list of chores that I'll follow this summer.
I also made one just for you!! If you like to download your own, click the button below.
Next in this section in my Summer Blog Schedule. Please don't mistake me; I am not a blogging robot. There is feeling and heart behind this blog. I do not have the next 12 weeks of blog posts planned out. BUT I do need a place to jot down my ideas. I always write this in pencil and switch things around as needed. It helps me keep my thoughts sorted out. Like right now I have about 50 posts in my head and need to get them written down or I'll forget...it's a common problem for near-30-year-olds...forgetfulness.
So I also made y'all a blog schedule list too...your brain can thank me later. (preferably with Starbucks ;))
Here's a sneak peak of what's coming later this week....
Before I go, I'm going to direct to to Ko-Jo Designs where I'm guesting today. I love that Kirstin is my friend. She's to sweet to let me guest on her super awesome blog...I feel a bit like a rookie in an arena with seasoned crafters over there, but they're nice. I made a rainbow-ish dress for Sophia that turned out super cute...go check it out.