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The Printables That are Changing My Life {and yours too!}

Printable by Kayse Pratt
I’m a former teacher, you know. A former teacher who didn’t just believe in the power of a great graphic organizer, I was that teacher who actually used them before it became mandatory to demonstrate every lesson with a thinking map.  
Now, I’m unpacking the word homemaker into a title I can live with–a home maker.  I make a home everyday with my words and actions and responsibilities.  Which means I need a little lot of organizational help.  Because while I might be able to churn out a lesson about independent and subordinate clauses that uses a graph I designed myself and meets the quotas of our new standards, I’m a little lost in the home making department sometimes.  

I overwhelm easily.  I don’t know where to begin and my lists all start to look the same.
Surely I’m not alone in this misery? 
Thank the Lord for people like Kayse Pratt.  She’s a former teacher, too, but she’s actually still using her amazing graphic design skills to conquer her home. She wrote this great ebook on home management that will walk you through a step by step guide to setting up your own home management notebook (like a lesson plan for my house!) and she also writes incredibly encouraging posts on motherhood and marriage on her blog.  {and yesterday she released Worth the Fight: Lessons Learned in a High Maintenance Marriage if you’re needing some encouragement for your marriage as well}
So today, she’s offering you a treat!  One of my readers can win her complete set of home management printables.  She’ll even let you choose between the awesome teal and orange color scheme like this: 
daily schedule teal -
Or you can go pink and grey right here.
daily schedule -
My absolute favorite printable is the monthly meal planner.  You know how you think you’ve got the hang of something, but then you see how someone else is doing it and it just seems so much better? 
That’s how this makes me feel.  It inspired me to just create a list of thirty possible meals for the month and then when I go to plan weekly, I have this list to refer back to.  This way, there’s only one time a month I’m burying my kitchen table in my favorite cookbooks and getting distracted by all the delicious looking finds on Pinterest when I meal plan.  
We’re also about to start using the Spending Tracker to keep up with where all the miscellaneous cash is going, and even Joshua got excited about the Financial Goals sheet that I’ve already filled with a list of really important things we should be saving for, you know, like a new sofa.
Making home simpler.  That’s my kind of plan. 
To enter leave a comment on this post telling me one way you’d like to be more organized!  I’ll use to pick the winner.  One comment per person please.  Oh, and if you’re one of my sweet readers from facebook, comments there won’t count, so please leave one here! If you don’t know how, just drop me an email at Comments close on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Did you hear how I’m giving away lots of my favorite things this month to celebrate mine and the blog’s birthdays? Click over here to read about it and enter to win something else!

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