Thursday, December 12, 2013

2014 Planner & Free Blog Calendar Printable!

Just after the new year (and this blog) started, I shared with you my plans to make an organized planner.  Maybe not so exciting for some, but I love being organized.  :)  I put all of my ideas into action, and then I shared with you the finished product.  Yay!  It was my first attempt, so after 6 months passed, I decided that I my plan was in for a makeover and I shared a blog calendar as well.

So that was last year, and now I am on to this year.  First off, I am getting started early!  Yes, we have nearly 3 weeks left in 2013, but those plans in January and beyond have been piling up already!  :)  I made a few changes to my weekly checklist, which I did not share before, but for the most part everything has been working well for the rest of 2013!

Also, if you are interested, I am sharing both my regular monthly calendar AND my blog calendar as free printables.  Stay tuned for that at the end of the post!





What worked in 2013:

  • The pretty vinyl design on the cover!  I still love it and it stayed pretty much intact, minus a couple of tiny dots on the damask pattern.  I just switched out the 3 for a 4 using my Silhouette, and I am ready to go!
  • After revamping, the divided sections have worked out just right.
  • My customized Monthly Calendar was perfect!  I did not like the included calendar, so this was a great addition.  My 2014 version is below for you to download.
  • The quick Blog Calendar is exactly what I needed for jotting down scheduled posts in advance.  The download is below!
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What did not work:
  • My pre-printed Weekly To Do Checklist half-sheet was much too tiny and hard to read.
  • My Monthly Calendar and Weekly To Do Checklists were formatted Monday to Sunday, although I prefer the Sunday to Saturday format.
  • My quick Blog Calendar is good for keeping track of scheduled posts, but not good for the daily tasks that need to be done.

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Basically, I did not have to edit very much, because my revamped 2013 calendar streamlined everything so well!


Here are the major items that I did for this year's calendar:


1. Refresh my Monthly Calendar and Weekly To-Do Checklists to 2014, of course!

  • Also, both calendars are now formatted from Sunday to Saturday, instead of Monday to Sunday now.  For some reason, I have a hard time thinking of Monday as the first day in my week.  Odd, right?

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2. Revamping the Weekly To Do Checklist to a larger print.  It is not double-sided, which is not perfect, but so much easier!

3. In the works:  I am considering coming up with a detailed Daily Blog Checklist, so I do not forget items that need to be done daily.  With Do Tell Tuesday and the Shop Small Saturday Showcase series, I have to be on top of things!




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If you are interested in the Monthly Calendar, here it is for all of you to download, as promised!  It is formatted to 5.5" x 8", which is half of a standard 8.5" x 11" paper.  I used the hole punch that I bought to insert it into the planner.



Also, the quick Blog Calendar printable is super helpful as a super fast guide for planning out posts in advance and remembering which ones are already scheduled.  Here is that download for you!





As I said before, I am ecstatic about my new planner, and with even more changes it will totally be a 100% customized system to organize my busy life even more.

Happy planning!




This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of the links, a small commission will go to support Vintage Zest.  I will only recommend sites with products that I think you will love and enjoy!

32 comments:

  1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  2. These are great.Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you! I hope you get some good use out of them. :)

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  4. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/craft-create-inspire-linky-party.html

    Claire x

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  5. Great printables! thanks so much for sharing ;) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

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  6. thank you for sharing this awesome calendar!

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  7. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  8. So cute!!


    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Lovely! I love the blog planner.

    Marie @
    In Our Happy Place

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  10. Thank you for sharing I love the blog planner.

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  11. What a lovely organizer and I'm always looking for new planner ideas. Thanks
    for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  12. I got it at Office Depot I believe. Here are the details on it from two of my very first posts ever! http://www.vintagezest.com/2013/01/planning-101-for-2013.html
    http://www.vintagezest.com/2013/01/so-i-promised-peek-at-my-2013-planner.html

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  13. What a beautiful planner. I have yet to make mine and get it together for the new year. I need to get busy on that so I don't get so overwhelmed with adding so many schedules at once. Stopping by from the Wednesdays Whatsits.

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  14. Thanks for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party, you have been chosen as one of the top 5 featured posts at today’s party.
    Have a great day!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    http://kraftycardsetc.com/

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  15. Hi! Just stopping by to let you know that I'm featuring YOU today over on my blog. Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

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  16. Great printable!!! Totally pinning this, and I wanted to let you know I featured this on my blog this morning; thanks for sharing it at Creativity Unleashed!

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  17. Great planner! I love the color too! Thanks so much for sharing this project and the printables. It was featured at this week’s
    Pin Junkie party. Hope you’ll stop by to grab a featured button and
    share another great project at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/01/friday-link-party-49.html

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  18. What an awesome planner!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. :)

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  19. I already stopped by, thanks! :)

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  20. Of course! Thanks for hosting. :)

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