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Yearly Planner – Organize your Days


Last year I started working on something for myself, and because I loved it so much, it turned into something that I wanted to share with you all – my yearly planner – a place where I can keep all our  day-to-day happenings in one place.

Life gets busy and truthfully my brain just can’t remember it all. I’m a paper and pen kind of girl, and seeing my week laid out in front of me is so helpful in keeping things straight. Appointments in one place. Goals and reminders of ‘to-do’ stuff. I can pull it out, open it up to the week on hand, and get a great picture of what is happening.


Here are the highlights that will help you get your weeks and months quickly organized: 

  • January 2017 – December 2018 weekly and monthly calendars – 24 months!!
  • a 2-page weekly spread that lays flat, 8.5″ x 11″
  • one page to track a weekly “to-do” list, keep running lists, write out weekly goals, and write down things you don’t want to forget. 
  • a one page layout for weekly appointments and top 3 daily goals
  • a link to unlock planner extras – additional pages to help get you organized, including bonus covers, address pages, note pages, and more to come!

Yearly Planner from Homeschool Creations monthly layout

The yearly planner also includes a two page month-at-a-glance spread. These are the pages that I use to write down any major stuff first (trips, big events, etc…) and then do a rough meal plan (before I plug meals into my monthly meal planner).

Just for fun, I added quotes that I love to the month-at-a-glance pages too. It’s something little, but I love reading them!

The pages are all 8.5” x 11” in size, so they fit great in any standard binder. Personally I’m in love with this Martha Stewart binder and dividers – which is why you’ll notice the rainbow colors along the bottom of the calendar. Those are the primary colors in her collection. 

Bonus Pages

address-pagesThis year I’m adding something new to the Yearly Planner – bonus pages! I realize not everyone wants the same (or huge) file, so at the end of each planner you will find a link to a webpage where you can download extra pages to print off and use with your planner. Currently you will find:

  • address/contact page
  • books to read
  • notes pages
  • birthday/anniversary tracker
  • project tracker

More pages will be coming – and if there is one you would like to see added, please let me know! 


How I’m Using My Yearly Planner

Here’s a peek at my planner so you can see how I’m using it.

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

The above is part of my January week – which is still missing a few things. I’ll admit that a huge lack of sleep is contributing to some fuzzy thoughts. Especially the time I need this as my ‘brain’.

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

My weekly to do list is just the running list of overall things that need to get done (I keep a longer list on a sheet of notebook paper in another section – until I finish up a cute printable for that!). My goals are broken down from my yearly overall goals. During January I’m trying to finish up a few books (need to get some of that book list knocked out).

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

There is always a list of things to do (I also have a list of projects that can be finished in 20 minutes or less). Every day I try to focus on THREE main things that need to be done and then work on other things. Those three are the ones that really need to be worked on at that point.

Daily Planning Pages printable - free download for February. Also link to the FULL 2015 Daily Planner - get organized this year.

And pretty always helps out too. The (pretty) tabbed dividers are great for sectioning out different things that I want to keep handy: my cleaning schedule, meal planning, essential oil info, recipes, finances, and other important information.


An alternative (for those of you who don’t like a binder format) is to have the planner spiral bound once you print it off. For the 2016 year, I took mine to Staples and they coil bound it for me for $3.99. I am loving the different format this year and the fun new cover option as well!

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-10

Here’s another look at the month-at-a-glance pages with the coil binding, in case you’d like that option.

Purchase the 2017-18 Yearly Planner

planner-covers-2017Add to Cart

You can purchase the full  Yearly Personal Planner pdf for $4.99. The calendar  includes 24 month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through from January 2017 – December 2018.

When your purchase is complete, you’ll receive a download link – be sure to check the last page for a link to the bonus pages and password!


  • Patricia Bevill

    Smartest planner I have EVER seen!
    And I’ve seen them all, really.
    I found it via your freebie March on Pinterest. Thank you.
    A planner junkie

  • Patricia,

    You are most welcome – and thanks for the sweet comment. I am LOVING it. :)


  • Jen

    I was wondering if you will be updating your planner next year and if so will those who purchased it previously get an update or will it need to be repurchased if it is updated next year?

  • I am planning on making another one for next year. I am loving it! I don’t believe that it will be a free download for previous users. It would be just like buying another planner for the upcoming year

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  • susannah

    is the planner a hard copy planner or are you just purchasing a .pdf that you can print?

  • It is a pdf planner that you can print and either bind or 3 ring punch. I have mine in a notebook (as pictured above).

  • Melissa M.

    Can it be printed in half size or is it only full size? I like the smaller size to fit in my purse. Thanks.

  • this one is only fully size. I haven’t tried 1/2 size yet, but actually started creating one that size. Just haven’t finished it yet. Another thing on my long list of to do!

  • Melissa M.

    I understand…thank you for your reply.

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  • Jenifer Bretting

    I just ordered this planner and it’s great! Just one question you mentioned in your description that you used tabs to keep track of your cleaning schedule, meal planning etc. Where are those pages?

  • Jenifer Bretting

    Totally never mind!! I found them under Mom Helps. You rock!

  • Right now I have a rough schedule (nothing fancy) that I’ve used over the years. You can find all of my meal planning printables here: http://www.noordinarymomentsblog.com/2010/10/printable-meal-planner-planning-meals.html

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  • Ana Willis

    Jolanthe, this is the BEST planner I have ever used!! It just works! I’ve tried so many expensive planners before, fancy homeschool planners and this is just PERFECT! I started with the freebie pages and today I bought my 2016-2017!! I’m so happy I found your planner! :D Thank you!

  • So glad to hear this, Ana! Enjoy!! :)

  • Betül Becit


    Firstly, happy new year!
    And then, I’m trying to purchase planner but I can not. I’m trying to buy from Turkey. This planner start with January 2016, doesn’t it?

  • It does include January 2016 through June 2017 – try this link and see if it works for you. If not, please let me know: https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&i=1412366&cl=141844&ejc=2

  • Linda H.

    It seems as though there are more pages in the planner then just the ones showing on this page. Is there a sample to view? Thanks!

  • There are monthly layout pages (as pictured above) for the months through June 2017 and also a week at a glance page for each week going through June 2017. The pages are all color coded by month as well so you can quickly find a month. :) You can get a peek at a full month here: https://www.homeschoolcreations.net/2016/02/march-2016-planner-pages/

  • Dee Bourgeois

    I’m wondering if anyone else found several mistakes in your planner? I’m leery about printing more pages until an updated version has been posted. Since I purchased this one (I rarely make purchases on things I could get free elsewhere) I am surprised that I didn’t get an email notice inviting me to get an upgrade/updated version. I’d love it if you could fix the mistakes and send me a new copy. Thanks!

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  • Could you resize it to A4 size so I could print all the beautiful pictures and lines without unwanted cropping ? Thank you.

  • Marni

    Hi, I just bought your planner but it won’t download. I’m wondering how I can go about trying to download from another computer?

  • Marni – sending you an email. :)

  • can you email me directly @ homeschoolcreations@gmail.com

  • Stefanie Marie

    If I download the PDF will it let me save it to print at a later time like at a staples my printer is broken. Thank you

  • Wendy

    Will you be making one for all of 2017?

  • The current planner goes all the way through 2017. :)

  • Not sure how I missed this – but absolutely yes! I have an updated 2017-18 planner coming soon, so stay tuned. :)

  • And an updated one through 2018 is coming soon. :)

  • Mindi

    is there a trick I don’t know on printing after the download so to use front and back of the pages or are the backs to be blank?

  • I chose the option of printing double sided in my printer settings.

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