I was given the Personal and Family organizer from Busy Body Books at the most pivotal time this year with my computer crashing just last Friday! I LOVE to write lists and make plans. I also seem to love losing those lists and plans. I write and jot stuff down on random bills or envelopes and set them in places I know I WON'T forget. For some reason, I can never remember that easy place, where all my crap is! I can write the same grocery list 4 times because I can never seem to remember what I did with the list. I of course find them weeks later, shoved in my seat cushion or on the bottom of my diaper bag or used as a bookmark in my magazine.
This book came 2 weeks before my computer crashed. I had already started my note taking in this book and the pockets are already full. It has 5 spaces for family members and as we only have 4, I chose to use the 5th spot as an entire family row. For example this week:
Kingsley has her 7 month appointment (even though she is 8 months...prior bad planning) on Monday at 3:15
Kingsley has her breastfeeding group on Tuesday at 11:00 followed by Zealand's speech therapy at 1:30. I noted that I need to call Highlights magazine and that my Mommy Necklace giveaway is over on Tuesday too.
Wednesday is Tot Rock for both Zealand and Kingsley and in the family column, My Mommy comes into town!!!
Thursday is a Doctor's appointment for me and Christian has his physical and interview down in Tampa for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (Keep us in your prayers that day)
Friday is tie-dye at the park for both the kids....hosted by me, of course!
On the left hand side of the page has an open section for To Doodles and a lined section for those that need a checklist.
I have a list of stuff to talk to my doctor about and a shopping list of stuff I want my Mom to buy me when she's her:)
The checklist is for what I need to remind each mom coming to the tie-dye at the park to bring.
Smack dab in between these pages in the removable bookmark.
I spend some time on the phone getting "stuff" done and I really like that I can go back and find everything in one book. For example my computer crashing and the whole 2 days worth of conversation and work order numbers are all strategically jotted down on the same page, where normally it would be on the back of some random paper that I would have thrown away already because of the clutter.
I love that this book is only 10'' tall and fits perfectly in my diaper bag and that it also has a sturdy plastic cover to keep spills and rips to a bare minimum! This book also has To Do lists in the back that have perforated edges. I can write down my grocery list and rip it out and take it in with me! I know where everything is......write (right) in my Busy Body Book!
The only downsides of this book TO ME is that I wish there was a whole month's view before each sectioned weeks. I like to see the entire month in advance and store birthdays and anniversaries that way. I also wish there was more storage room. My folders are already filled with gift cards and those gift cards slip out easily. I like the idea of a thick cardboard business card holder, since most Doctor's offices give your next appointment on those cards as well. I also like the idea of a fully closed pocket so that things don't shift out.
She also has an UN-dated weekly grid pad perfect for desks and a wall calendar for up to 7 family members! There is something here for everyone and the styles are very gender neutral. Prices start at JUST $12.95 and that IS a steal. I saw some planners that were not even half of what this offers at Target for double the price.
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