Monday, January 28, 2013

Resolution Update

Whew!  Hard to believe the weekend has come and gone and it's Monday again.  We have a 2 hour delay due to some icy conditions so I have a little extra time this morning to update you all on my resolution project progress.
While my goal was declutter every single day, I'm not sure that was a realistic goal.  With the Hubs in class on Wednesday nights, the excessive amount of illnesses we've battled this Fall/Winter, and life in general I feel that was a little ambitious on my part.  But I haven't given up.  I keep plugging along getting rid of excess as I go.
This weekend I decided that my planner was not working for me.  While I do use Google calendar, I still need a paper planner to get me through everyday life.  When I went to Staples on Saturday to get a refill for my Franklin Covey planner I started talking to the cashier about trying to get myself more organized.  She shared with me that she uses the ARC system.  I immediately went to check it out.  After looking over their products and seeing what I had purchased for my FC planner, I made a decision to give the ARC system a try.  I was able to put together an entire system for less than the refill items I had purchased for my FC system! 
Without further adieu,  I give you my updated planner...

I thought about getting something a little more "fun" than brown, but felt this looked a little more professional.

 I love the front pocket that I can tuck notes/documents into, I just hope it doesn't get out of control!

 I love, love, love that it has dividers so I can organize my paper life a little better.  I think I'm going to change a couple of the labels though.

I sub-divided my "to do" list into work and home in order to make things a little more manageable.

In the front pocked I tucked a couple of hair cut ideas.  In this push to simplify I'm thinking shorter hair might make things a little more manageable.

Dissertation notes...

My grand plan to update our kitchen.  I did finally finish scrubbing that awful floor last night. Yay!!!

And also tucked in the pocket is the beginnings of a Valentine's Day gift idea for the Hubs that I saw on Pinterest.  (Shh!  Don't tell him!) Cleo had to make sure she got in the picture too!  See her cute little paws?

 I have other projects I have worked on and completed.  I will post those later.  But for now, I need to see if I got a snow day!

Hope everyone has a fantastic week!


  1. You're doing great with your resolution so far and what an awesome planner. I'm very intrigued by the Valentine's Day gift idea - I want details!!!

  2. I'll post the completed project after Valentine's Day! :-)