There is just only so much space in my brain.
Most of the time, I think there should be more, but somehow there just is not. I forget things I’m supposed to remember. I no show events. I don’t get that card in the mail. I can’t contain all the systems and dates and needs and tasks in my head and expect myself to keep them all straight.
We all have our limits!
That’s why I love the Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner. It is a beautiful, compact, highly versatile and useful brain outside my brain.
As much as I love my iPhone notes app and shared calendar, I can’t ultimately get my brain around some things unless I see them all laid out together on pen and paper. Plus, crossing things off is so much more gratifying than clicking or deleting them.
The Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner includes seven tabbed sections, including a yearly, monthly, and weekly calendar, tasks, projects, info, and shopping.
I love that each section is goal driven. There is a container to hold the basic tasks that need to get done that week, and also a slot to write your dinner plan for each night. You can even clip the top corner of each week when it is through to make your current page easier to find!
Here are some of my favorite things about this planner…
“Why, yes, I did use the ABC’s here. Thank you for noticing! ;)”
So many of the truly great planners on the market today are expensive. This one is very well thought out and a printed and bound copy is only $14.99! I love that it’s so affordable!
The Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner 2018 is beautifully designed with bright and cheery lemon-themed photography, and a beautiful layout.
It is laden with scripture on the cover, on every divider, and on every weekly planning page. It serves as a beautiful reminder for why we are serving our families.
Compact and Durable
This planner is a nice size. It comes with sturdy spiral binding and a durable cover. It is about the size of a half sheet, so it fits very nicely in my hands and also in my purse! I love the size and feel.
Easy-to use shopping lists
One fun feature is the perforated shoppings lists.
The planner includes 18 pages with 3 shopping lists each, so 54 removable shopping lists! Again, it’s nice to have everything in one planner. I can look at my week and see that I will need to make a cake and buy decorations, so I flip to the back and immediately add the ingredients I need to my weekly shopping list.
(Also, notice the beautiful divider design. Each one is unique!)
There are so many different sections of this planner that are completely versatile, including multiple notes pages (these work well for prayer requests), and highly customizable task and project sections.
One of the unique strengths of this planner is it strives to keep it’s users priority-focused and goal-driven. At the beginning of every calendar section (year, month, week), it has a page for you to list your goals for that span of time. The things you want to get done every single week, every singe month, and every single year.
This is a powerful feature for me, because it forced me to consider my goals and write them down. I can easily flip back and tweak or be reminded, but it’s nice to have certain objectives that don’t change (i.e. clean the bathrooms every week, etc).
I could go to say this planner is Helpful, Ideal, Joyful, Knowledgable, Lemony, Motivating…but you get the idea! 🙂
It has helped me very much to see so much information all in one place! Just the act of filling out my planner each week allows me to get my head around what is coming up. I need that!
If you’re convinced, you can order your 2018 Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner HERE. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section below.
They have also created a year-long menu planner. And they are offering it for FREE on their website. Get it here.
What’s more, Homemaker’s Depot is giving away a planner to an Embracing a Simpler Life reader. You can enter to win here.
*Thank you to Homemakers Depot for sponsoring this post and creating a great, affordable and useful solution to my mom-brain issues. 🙂 All opinions are my own!