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June 2016 Planning Pages – Free Printable

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We’ve wrapped up our school year and I cannot believe that we are already in June! May has been truly crazy at our house. We had a LOT of company – some visiting currently from overseas, celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday, and I traveled to both Ohio and NYC at different points. I’m am definitely ready for some peace and calm for a bit and June is promising me just that. White space on my calendar makes me a happy girl. 

To help you get your days and weeks a little more organized, I have June 2016 Personal Planner Pages for you all to use, and I truly hope they are a help to you in the upcoming weeks. 

A Peek Inside My Planner

 

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-5

This year I’ve done a little something different and pulled my planner out of the binder and had it spiral bound at Staples. Loving it so far!!

June 2016 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the May 2016 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well, with a page that goes a bit into May as well. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

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Purchase the Yearly Planner

Yearly Planner from Homeschool Creations - daily, monthly, and yearly pages to get you organized

Add to Cart
 

If you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and next year too), purchase the full Yearly Planner for $4.99. The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2017.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 

My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

May 2016 Personal Planning Pages – FREE Printable

May personal planner pages from Homeschool Creations

With May almost here, it means the end of the school year is in sight and summer plans are in the making. Our May is already looking busy, which can overwhelm me on many levels, so having a visual of where and when we are supposed to be somewhere helps so much. 

To help you get your days and weeks a little more organized, I have May Personal Planner Pages for you all to use. I hope these are a help to you in the upcoming days.

My May Goals

April was a wee bit crazy and a month I don’t necessarily want to repeat any time soon. Aside from family visiting, we lost the brakes on one of our vehicles, our septic pump quit working, and that threw a kink in many of our plans. We also started babysitting the cutest little baby (but only for a few weeks). I also had the pleasure of speaking again at Teach Them Diligently, with another trip coming up in May.

The month of May has more family visiting, my husband celebrates his 50th birthday (!!!), and one of my cousins is visiting from the Netherlands. We’ve wrapped up one co-op and our second one will be finishing up as well. 

Here’s a peek at my goals for the upcoming month:

  • drink 100 oz. water daily and start walking daily now the weather is beautiful
  • take my vitamins (I’ve been GREAT a remembering this the last month!)
  • pick 2 books from my 2016 reading list
  • dates with each of the kids (rotate with my hubby)
  • stick to our re-newed budget (we switched to Every Dollar from YNAB to sync with our phones)
  • print off pictures and scrapbook/layout one event. I’ve printed pictures and stuck them in a book – need to add WORDS!!
     

Overall in April, my goals did great and I’m looking forward to seeing what May brings!! 

A Peek Inside My Planner

 

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-5

This year I’ve done a little something different and pulled my planner out of the binder and had it spiral bound at Staples. Loving it so far!!

May 2016 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the May 2016 Personal Planner Pages HERE. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well, with a page that goes a bit into May as well. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

Purchase the Yearly Planner

Yearly Planner from Homeschool Creations - daily, monthly, and yearly pages to get you organized

Add to Cart
 

If you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and next year too), purchase the full Yearly Planner for $4.99. The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through June 2017.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 

My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper. Hope you all have a wonderful new year!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

Homeschool Curriculum Shopping List Printable

Homeschool curriculum shopping list - a printable to help you track curriculum needed, wanted, and purchased with best prices from Homeschool Creations_edited-1

Every year I create multiple lists for our curriculum wants and needs. In the past, those lists have included sticky notes and a giant mess of information with prices highlighted so I know if I’m getting the best price – especially if I happen to hit a great used curriculum sale. When that became too overwhelming, I consolidated it all into one simple list to carry around with me to convention. (p.s. If you are ever curious to see our homeschool curriculum choices, you can always find them HERE.)

Last year I shared a few pages of my shopping list, but after many readers emailed and asked, there are now TWELVE different color options (apparently you all enjoy color coding as much as I do!!), including a black & white and plain version for those of you who don’t have a color printer. 

A Curriculum Snapshot

curriculum shopping list example

While I typically have my phone with me to do a quick price check, it’s great to know if a special a vendor is offering is worth grabbing right then – and it’s always helpful to know if I already own an item (not that I’ve ever purchased something twice – cough).

Our literature list changes from year to year, and sometimes there are books we already have on hand or require new copies of (if you are looking for a book with excellent literature suggestions, check out this one here – it’s my go-to literature guide). The overall list is a great snapshot to see what areas we may need to beef up a little academically.

Color-coded lists

Curriculum shopping list - a printable to help you track curriculum needed, wanted, and purchased with best prices_edited-1

You may notice there are MANY different colored lists. It’s no secret we color code our kids (Don’t judge, please – it keeps me sane). It really does help me visualize which child needs what curriculum, so the colors you see are to help me (and YOU) remember who the curriculum is for. It’s something silly and simple, but it definitely works if you are a visual person. 

If you think this would help you out too, just click below to download a copy for yourself – and please feel free to pass along the link and let your friends know too!

—-> Download the Homeschool Curriculum Shopping List HERE <—–

How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum 

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Choosing homeschool curriculum can be hard. This post has some great questions and tips to help you out as you make decisions in what curriculum might be the best fit for your family.

 Student planner from Homeschool Creations - help get your student on track

April 2016 Personal Planner Pages – Free Printable

April personal planner pages from Homeschool Creations_edited-1

April is almost here! The daffodils have been popping up even though we had a last ditch at winter mid-way through March. The trees are beginning to bud and flower – spring is here!! For our family that will mean more time outside to enjoy the warmer days and a shaking off of the winter blahs. How about you? 

To help you get your days and weeks a little more organized, I have some April Personal Planner Pages for you all to use. I hope these are a help to you in the upcoming days.

My April Goals

March shaped up to be fairly busy, between traveling to speak at Teach Them Diligently and helping with a large Easter event at church, but one of the bonuses to flying is having plenty of time to read! Unfortunately I forgot one of my main reads for March, but ended up blowing through a bunch of fiction while traveling.

April will likely be just as packed, but there are two things I am looking forward to: my brother visiting toward the end of the month (meaning we have some fun field trips planned) and swim team will be wrapping up (so no more evening practices – dinner can go back to normal!!). We’ll also be wrapping up one of our co-ops and performing a musical, but come April 22nd, we can all take a very deep breath!

Here’s a peek at my goals for the upcoming month:

  • drink 100 oz. water daily
  • take my vitamins (I’ve been GREAT a remembering this the last month!)
  • read 1-2 non-fiction book (I’m hoping to read Hands Free Life and Mama Needs a Do-Over)
  • dates with each of the kids (rotate with my hubby)
  • stick to our re-newed budget (we switched to Every Dollar from YNAB to sync with our phones)
  • marriage retreat with my hubby (it’s been almost 18 years of marriage, and we can always use it!)
  • journal (and be brave enough to share – Instagram, anyone??)
  • print off pictures and scrapbook/layout one event. I’ve printed pictures and stuck them in a book – need to add WORDS!!
     

Overall in March, my goals did great and I’m looking forward to seeing what April brings!! 

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-5

This year I’ve done a little something different and pulled my planner out of the binder and had it spiral bound at Staples. Loving it so far!!

April 2016 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the April 2016 Personal Planner Pages HERE. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well, with a page that goes a bit into May as well. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

Purchase the Yearly Planner

Yearly Planner from Homeschool Creations - daily, monthly, and yearly pages to get you organized

Add to Cart
 

If you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and next year too), purchase the full Yearly Planner for $4.99. The calendar  includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through June 2017.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 

My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper. Hope you all have a wonderful new year!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

Weekly Meal Planner – Plan a Week’s Meals (FREE Printable)

free weekly meal planner from Homeschool Creations - with room for 3 daily meals and snacks as well as shopping list and meal prep space

While I am a huge fan of planning my meals a month at a time, the last few months I’ve focused more on a week (or two) at a time. Our schedule has been very different this last school year and blocking things out in shorter segments was a way my brain coped a little easier – enter a weekly meal planner.

But of course that needed a pretty printable to go along with it. Because pretty = more fun and useful, right?

In a little over a week, I’ll be sharing more on meal planning when I speak at Teach Them Diligently, but you all – this weekly meal planner is something I can quickly plug meals into using my Main Dish Menu Planner, write up a quick grocery list and be DONE in under 15 minutes. I may have timed myself this past week and it was actually a smidge over 10, but I’m not competitive or anything.

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The Weekly Meal Planner printable is 8.5” x 11” and ours is hanging from a simple binder clip and a small 3M adhesive hook on the front of our fridge. I’d use a pretty magnet, but our fridge isn’t magnetic. (I’m not bitter.)

There are two versions available to download: one that runs from Sunday through Saturday and a second version that shows the week Monday through Sunday, depending on how you plan your week out.

A Look at the Weekly Meal Planner

weekly meal plan list highlights from Homeschool Creations

There is plenty of room to write out breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack plans for the day. And think of it this way – when it’s hanging on the fridge for all to see, it will field about 3, 276 questions each week alone and stop constant barrage of the question “What’s for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack?” Not that every single one of my kids asks the same question. Repeatedly.

(Keeping it real here.)

meal planning printable from Homeschool Creations-6

Cut/tear the shopping list off once you fill it out and take it grocery shopping (or leave it at home, like often do. I find the challenge of trying to remember what is on the list so much fun, don’t you?).

On a side note, I highly recommend these pens to use for anything – because they erase and make it so much easier to move things around on the plan if needed. I only mention this because I am the type of person who wants to use pen, but then when I make a mistake the crossing off and mess of the paper can drive me batty…and I may print off another sheet to redo it. These pens are saving trees all over the world from my craziness.

meal planning printable from Homeschool Creations-5

There’s also an area to make notes on what you can prep ahead of time. This week I needed to remember to pull some things out of the freezer, cook a little meat, and spent some time on Sunday prepping veggies and putting them in the fridge so I could be ready to go each day for meals.

 

Download the Weekly Meal Planner

If you’d like to use the Weekly Meal Planner, feel free to download a copy below. (p.s. would you pin and share if you love it? Thanks!)

March 2016 Personal Planner Pages – Free Printable

March 2016 planning pages

Are you ready for a new month? Personally I’m so excited that March means we are on the verge of spring! Trees will be budding soon and the weather will (hopefully) stay warmer in longer stretches.

To help you get your days and weeks a little more organized, I have some March Personal Planner Pages for you all to use. I hope these are a help to you in the upcoming days.

My March Goals

This year I set manageable goals for myself in a few different areas, including personal, fitness, family, and marriage. This month is promising to be fairly busy with traveling to speak at Teach Them Diligently and helping with a large Easter event at church, but still plenty of time to get other things done too! Here’s a peek at my goals for the upcoming month:

  • drink 100 oz. water daily
  • take my vitamins (I can so hear my mom telling me this!)
  • read 1-2 non-fiction book (I’m hoping to read The End of Me and Simply Tuesday)
  • dates with each of the kids (rotate with my hubby)
  • stick to our re-newed budget (we’re using You Need a Budget to sync with our phones)
  • read parenting book with hubby (2-3 chapters)
  • journal (and be brave enough to share – Instagram, anyone??)
  • print off pictures and scrapbook/layout one event – the fact that I’ve actually pulled images off the camera and sorted them speaks volumes!!

Last month I managed to meet most of my goals…minus the exercise…but otherwise did great. Little steps toward goals are steps in the right direction!

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-5

This year I’ve done a little something different and pulled my planner out of the binder and had it spiral bound at Staples. Loving it so far!!

March 2016 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the March 2016 Personal Planner Pages HERE. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well, with a page that goes a bit into April as well. Each month I’ll be offering a free download for that month’s planning pages, so you can check back and download them as they become available.

Purchase the Yearly Planner

Yearly Planner from Homeschool Creations - daily, monthly, and yearly pages to get you organized

Add to Cart
 

If you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now (and next year too), purchase the full Yearly Planner for $4.99. The calendar  includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through June 2017.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 

My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper. Hope you all have a wonderful new year!! I’d love to hear your plans!