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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

daily organization printable & a DIY!

I'm busy. It's a description I get often. Not just because I have two kids. Not just because I have hobbies or a blog or a print shop.  I think I just have a busy air about me. I like to volunteer, be involved, plan, execute, and just generally never ever ever sit down. 
 Don't get me wrong; I'm not complaing. I like to be busy. 
But sometimes I can't help but feel like I'm about to start twitching...
So here's what I did: 

Y'all, I'm so type A that it's painful. 
The list of all lists, that's what I made. Errands, dinner plans, to-do's notes, etc. It's all there. Because who else forget to thaw the chicken? Or run to the bank? Or add time to that last load of laundry in the dryer? This girl. Sometimes the business wins. But this list is my new weapon. 

Then I went a step further.
And mass produced my weapon. 

That's right, ladies. The list became a notepad. Boom!
Because I firmly believe that with the right stationary, you can rule the world.

So you're lucky take away is two fold today. 
A. Snag this printable for yourself and take no prisoners in your own busy life. 
B. Learn how to make your own notepads! 
And if you're me, that means one tiny step away from the Target dollar spot, ha!

To make a notepad, start by printing out several copies of these pages. I created a couple of options for you with the printable. There's an 8.5x11 that has two sheets on it that you can cut out, and there's the plain 5x7 that I used.  
Shortcut Alert!: I grabbed a pack of 5x7 white card stock from Hobby Lobby (on sale!) for $2.50. Then ran about 40 pieces of paper through the printer for this project. So no cutting!

I stacked the pages together and then cut a piece of poster board to a 5x7 and placed it at the back of the pages to help stiffen the notepad. 

I attached two clips to either side to hold the whole thing together. Then I ran a row of Tacky Glue along the seam. I used to a brush to smooth out the glue and then left it out to dry. 

After a bit, it'll be ready to go! And you'll be unstoppable!


  1. Hi there!
    I just drop in your blog and I must say your work is totally amazing! I am so in love with the type you use on the notepad and in the blog's name, so sinuous and romantic! I wonder if it can be found on the web.
    I cannot leave without saying Congratulations! The ability to manage your happy-busy time does not skimp on style at the same time that it is effective.
    Thank you for being so inspiring, and just keep going!
    Nayades xxx

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words!

      You can totally find these fonts online, though I believe both have to be purchased. I like to snag my fonts from Creative Market. The script font that I used on this notepad is called "Hello Sunshine" and the blog title font is called "Bonjour". I'll link both here for you! :)

      Bonjour - https://creativemarket.com/Nickylaatz/221972-Bonjour!-Typeface-with-Extras

      Hello Sunshine - https://creativemarket.com/Nickylaatz/463658-Hello-Sunshine-Font-Duo

    2. You are very kind, thank you!
      Have a nice day!