Chaos . . . simplified – Woman’s Planner – Review

About Chaos…simplified
I love the times when you know you should be folding laundry, cleaning toilets etc. and your child says, ‘Mommy, come watch my tricks outside on my bike’, I love dropping it all, (maybe throwing the laundry a bit on my way out, the toilet will still be there when I come back!) and running out to see one of the best things that makes my life what it is. That’s  the chaos that I love!  To me, planning out every little detail and sticking to the plan no matter what, is stifling, you’re left with a huge dose of ‘just plain dull’ and nothing to look back on, reminisce and have a good belly laugh about when life really does slow down (I have been told that that will happen somewhere down the road)! I know that I do still need to keep everything running fairly smoothly though, you know, keep everyone fed and the house somewhat orderly so no one gets injured, that’s how Chaos . . . simplified came about!  It’s a plan, with lots of room for adventure! My husband and I have three children that we home school and I also work part-time. Life is amazing but it can get pretty chaotic (okay, that’s a little bit of an understatement!) Children, marriage, family, friends, schedules, meals, housecleaning (notice I put that last!)  . . . aka Life! It just doesn’t ever seem to slow down. I always felt like I was one day late no matter how hard I tried. I knew that if I could just get some sort of organizing figured out and incorporated without having a personal assistant, I could make it work, or just make it look impressive with my daily events scribbled on a calendar! Then I could look like Superwoman by anyone that I chose to pull my day planner out in front of. My search began about 10 years ago to find the “perfect planner”. I came across some really amazing ones along the way, but nothing that ever really seemed to completely ‘click’ for my life. About 2 years ago I had a creative minute (I still don’t know really where I found that spare minute never mind the creative part of it), I announced to my husband that I was going to just make my own! I showed him my idea and he said “Why don’t you get it published”! Poor guy, ever since he made that statement he’s definitely lost some hair over it!

For my review, I was sent the Woman’s Day Planner that runs from January-December 2011. Even though this year only has three months left, this planner is still pretty awesome. As a busy woman who is dealing with raising a toddler, attending school in January, babysitting an infant, AND this blog…I need all the organization I can get. This planner simplifies everything! 
Features
  • 8″ x 10″ coil book
  • 3″ fold over page marker – so you won’t lose your place
  • A newly designed monthly ‘budget page’ complete with fixed and variable expenses
  • The keep it all together ‘social planning’ page
  • The same amazing half page format to keep you sane
  • Birthdays at a glance page
  • Yearly finance/budget page
  • Household appliance tracking
  • Wish lists for everything you’re wishing on
  • Christmas planning
  • A page to keep track for what you’re saving for
  • Contacts
  • Notes
  • Pocket dividers in between each month to hold all those bills, cards, school notes, etc

My favorite feature is the birthdays at a glance page! This planner is oh so cute. It matches my style perfectly. This isn’t your ordinary, plain jane planner. Every page is just too adorable. Any woman with an ounce of femininity will love it!
The 2011 Womans Day Planner is sold out, but that means the 2012 planner is almost out!
The 2012 Womans {life} Planner will ship on October 21st!


Purchase It:
You can pre-order the 2012 Womans {life} Planner for $28.95!

Disclaimer: I received the above product(s) from Chaos…simplified free of charge in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. However, all opinions are strictly my own.

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