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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why Every Blogger Needs a FranklinCovey Planner---Giveaway!

This Giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations to Comment #12, Amanda Joy, who is the winner of the FranklinCovey Planner! (Winner chosen randomly through Random.org)

If I'm being completely honest I have to tell you how disorganized I have felt with my blog lately. Crafting with my kids is one of my most favorite things to do, but getting everything done that I want to in a weeks time and making sure I have all the correct supplies and books to read can sometimes be overwhelming. That's why I was so excited when The Organized Parent sent me a FranklinCovey Wire-bound Weekly Planner.

Instead of feeling disorganized for the upcoming month, I already have all our activities planned out. Here is a look at my January monthly calendar.


At the beginning of each week I have listed the book we will be reading and using during the week. Then throughout the week I have listed specific crafts and activities we are going to do. I also used the empty column to write down the sight words I will be working on with Luke during the week.

Have you ever been to the Library and all the books on your list happen to all be checked out? Isn't that the pits?!! Having my entire month planned out will now make my trips to the Library easier because if the books happen to be checked out I can always switch my weeks around. Also, I can easily attach a post-it note to the month with additional books on my list to look for at the Library. I can't tell you how much easier this made my trip to the Library this past week.


I have also broken down my schedule on the weekly section and I love it because this makes it so I can add even more details to the activities we are going to do for the week and I can write a list for myself of any supplies we will need to complete our projects.
The Classic Simplicity for Mom Style has extra columns on the left-hand side of the weekly pages where you are able to add even more personalization for you and your kids' schedule. The planner also includes forms for your kids' critical information so it's easy to grab at a moment's notice. I LOVE this planner! I can now see why FranklinCovey has been the leader in time management training and planning tools for over 20 years. And even though I am choosing to use it to organize my Blog schedule, it goes without saying that this is PERFECT for every day use.

GIVEAWAY:
The Organized Parent has provided me with a Botanica Wire-bound Weekly Planner to give away to one lucky I Heart Crafty Things reader (pictured below). The Botanica is a new style that is a perfect opportunity to get organized. There’s space for tasks and room for recording notes or appointments, all in a crisp, elegant layout. This planner is valued at $24.95!


HERE IS HOW TO WIN: Please make sure your email is on your profile, or include it with your comment. Only U.S. residents are eligible for this giveaway (Big apologies to all my International readers!). Make sure you leave one comment for each entry!
  1. Leave a comment on this post.
  2. Follow I Heart Crafty Things via Google Friend Connect.
  3. Like The Organized Parent on Facebook.
  4. Follow I Heart Crafty Things on Facebook.
Good Luck!

Giveaway will close Tuesday, January 3, 2011 at 10:00 am MST!

***The Organized Parent provided me with a FranklinCovey Planner free of charge in exchange for reviewing their product, but all opinions are my own.

31 comments:

Jen@thecraftingfiend said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a usa shipping address since i live on the CDN/US border - does that count as an entry? I really need an organizer...

babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, oh my! said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a daycare! Life is CRAZY!! i NEED some organization! this is also the first giveaway I have entered! I NEED ORGANIZATION! :)

Jen@thecraftingfiend said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow via GFC (I heart crafty things)

Kim Sasse said... Best Blogger Tips

I definitely need an organizer!

Kim Sasse said... Best Blogger Tips

Already a follower of I Heart Crafty Things!

Kim Sasse said... Best Blogger Tips

I liked The Organized Parent on FB

Kim Sasse said... Best Blogger Tips

I liked I Heart Crafty Things on FB :)

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

I am definately in need of a new organizer!

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

oh and already a follower! ;)

Amanda Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

My life needs a little less Jumble and a little move organization!

Amanda Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a follower of I Heart Crafty Things

Amanda Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow on facebook

Jaimee said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow I Heart Crafty Things : )

Jaimee said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea to use a planner for BLOGGING schedules! DOH. I never would have thought of that. I have amped up my blog schedule to post at least 5 new posts a week since the beginning of Oct., and I have pages upon pages of scribbled on papers to lay it out. A nice, tidy planner would be so much more efficient : )

Jaimee said... Best Blogger Tips

I "Liked" the Organized Parent on FB.

TaMara said... Best Blogger Tips

Between homeschooling 5 children and running them to their various activities, I could definitely use a planner. I might even be able to fit in some time to blog. :)

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

There's always something exciting about getting organized at the beginning of the year...even if it doesn't last for very long! What a fun prize.

michelle.wanderingstill@gmail.com

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm following on GFC.
michelle.wanderingstill.blogspot.com

Mrs. Waldrop said... Best Blogger Tips

This would be such a great way to start the new school year!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I love planners and always have good intentions for getting organized. Maybe a new planner will help in the new year.

heathernnance@yahoo.com

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow "I Heart Crafty Things" via GFC.

heathernnance@yahoo.com

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

I like "I Heart Crafty Things" on Facebook.

heathernnance@yahoo.com

phasejumper said... Best Blogger Tips

Would love to win this! I've carried a planner since highschool!

thepolkadotowl said... Best Blogger Tips

Franlin Covey has amazing organizers! One of my goals for the new year is to stay more organized at home and at work. Great giveaway! :)

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thepolkadotowl said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow you through Google Friend Connect :)

thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

thepolkadotowl said... Best Blogger Tips

I Like the Organized Parent on FB :)

thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

thepolkadotowl said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow I Heart Crafty Things on FB :)

thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

Trena said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the opportunity!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the organized parent and your blog I follow both I would love to get more organized. I need to organize out kenzie speech therapy and crafts for the upcoming year they planner idea yes perfect it was a great idea I love it that was my goal this year coming up with ways to bet organized I would love a planner.

Big D and Me said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to win this! With three kids and their activities, this would make my life a lot smoother - thanks!

Big D and Me said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow you!

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