Monday, March 23, 2015

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Craft Storage Ideas Planner Blog Hop


Hi there, readers! Thanks for Hopping along on the Craft Storage Ideas Planner Blog Hop! You should have come from Kimberly’s blog.

We are so excited to share some great ideas for keeping your planner both organized and fun along the way. But first, I want to share some FANTASTIC PRIZES we will be sharing with lucky commenters along the route!

·         TWO winners will receive 50$ Gift Certificates from OrganizeMore to pick out your fave organizer!
·         One winner will receive the following 3 stamp sets from V’s Sweet Ideas:
·         One winner will receive the Scheduled stamp set from The Ton Stamps!
·         One winner will receive a collection of planner stickers from MareBear Crafts on etsy!

To win, simply comment at each stop along the way. You do not have to comment on every stop to win, but it sure increases your chances!  Also, we are sorry, but winners must live in the United States, as international shipping is just too pricey. L

Now I don't have any kiddos, so I haven't used a regular planner much at all. But what I want to share with you today is my blog planner. Yep, a planner for all that goes on behind the scenes at this blog. 


I have a page with a calendar where I can see at a glance what posts I have planned for the month. Saturdays and Sundays I do not post at all so those are filled with a pattern. Then I have different color codes that I can use to see at a glance what I still need to work on. The light green and light turquoise are the regular calendar background. 

The gray is for a post that is finished and scheduled. Yellow for in process projects, Pink if my project is finished but I haven't written the post or taken pictures. Dark turquoise for posts that are already written but still need photos. Finally there is dark green for posts that the photos are ready, but the post needs written. 

Who needs this many different color codes? Someone who works full time and hops around from one project to the next. You can see I've been kinda slacking on the blog lately... A full time job and 7 credit hours of college courses are really cramping in on my crafting/blogging time lately. 


There are many more useful tabs in this spreadsheet that include a page for cataloging roundup posts, a weekly to do list, master to do list, post ideas page, expenses and income pages, blog stats, blog maintenance, and contacts. So much blogging info all in one spreadsheet. 


Use the code; CRAFTSTORAGEIDEAS to get this blog planning spreadsheet for JUST $0.50 in my Etsy shop until 3/31/15! I tried to have it listed for free until the end of the month, but Etsy just won't allow it. So with the coupon code you can get this blog organizing tool just for 50 cents.

Now I also picked up a simple planner from Walmart to try out the amazing stamps I was able to get from V's Sweet Ideas for a discount to review for this post. I chose her Organize It! and Organize It Too! stamp sets and they are so absolutely and completely adorable! They make organizing all your to-dos in a planner fun with all the check marks and fun images. 


That "DONE" stamp is so fun to use when you have completed one thing on the list and so are the check marks! So cute! With just a few bright ink pads you can add some fun colors into your otherwise dull and boring planner. 


These fun stamp sets will really help me use this new planner to make sure I get everything done on time for once! Rather than dreading the to list within I get to play with some stamps and add some fun into an otherwise boring task.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next on the Hop is Hazel’s blog.


13 comments:

  1. Love how organized you are with your blogging!

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  2. Looks like a great system
    for you! Love that DONE
    stamp!
    Carla from Utah

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  3. Great planning for your blog!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  4. Amanda, this is a fantastic planner! I love all the different color codes you're using on your computer planner because you can see your progress at a glance. Those stamps look so cute! I am glad you got them. Thanks for all you do at CSI. We appreciate you! :)

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  5. Wow, it's so cool to see all the different systems that people use!

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  6. Wow you have a busy schedule and it can be hard to be organized but you have shared something that works so well for you. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Great job with your planner! Love the digital version, too!

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  8. A spreadsheet is a great idea, but I bet it would be totally satisfying to stamp that DONE all over an assignment. :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing your awesome planner ideas with us!

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  10. You are a busy lady. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  11. This is AWESOME.....Love getting New & Fresh Ideas from Others!!!
    THANKS for Sharing!!!

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  12. I wish I was this organized with my blogging! LOL!

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