Archive | school RSS feed for this section

Customizable Calendar

28 Sep

In the midst of my move I somehow lost my calendar. This was a bit of problem for two reasons: I now had a bunch of things to put on my schedule with school starting up and it is September so finding a 2012 calendar that didn’t look like a business planner from Staples was not easy. I did eventually find something similar to what I had in mind at Target, but then I realized that I could just make it myself and save $15.




Microsoft Excel

Binder rings

I had a lot of left over cardstock from the wedding place cards that I knew would work great for this project.

Using the calendar templates that are already preset into Excel, I just went through and changed the colors and font to something I liked. You could also enter the events you know of already while you are creating the document.

Once printed, I just punched holes into the top two corners and used binder rings to attach them all and also act as a way to hang it on the wall.

I filled in my family and friends birthdays and hung this in a highly visible spot in my room. This project probably took me longer than it would for others since I love to play around with fonts and colors, but if you’re looking for a way to make a calendar to your exact specifications, this is the route to go.



Quick Fix – School Supplies

30 Aug

I’m heading back to school in a few short weeks and realized that I am in need of school supplies for the first time in 3 years! My organization style has changed over the years and these days I am really enjoying the free form of sketch books as opposed to lined notebooks. I stopped by Michaels and picked up three new sketchbooks but was a little concerned that since they all look exactly the same I would mix up the class subjects that they correspond with. Here is my quick fix:



Spray paint


Here are my fresh new sketchbooks alongside one that I currently use for just about everything. Check out my schedule for today – yikes!


I just laid the sketchbooks down with the covers open and spray painted each one a different color. It took me less than 5 minutes and now I don’t have to worry about grabbing the wrong one. I love the size of these because they fit in almost all of my purses while still being big enough to allow some space for taking notes and drawing out ideas. The paper has a nice weight to it and the spiral is wide enough to accommodate a pen on the inside, keeping them from getting lost so easily!


%d bloggers like this: