A Day To Shop!

I had the urge to change my purse and billfold today so off shopping I went. The hubby tagged along. He is actually a good shopper. First stop was Hobby Lobby!

Dang, if I had all the extra money to spend without feeling guilty I would so spend half there and other half on books!

Love creating things. I bought some craft stuff and I will show later what I did with it. I did find a coin purse. I have looked on and off for one and never could find one.

20160319_182537 Cheap and fun. Love it.

Hubby even enjoyed looking around Hobby Lobby. He says once he finishes his man cave, we might both be in trouble with shopping in there. They have some models he likes to put together.

Next stop was the office supply store, Staples, right next door! I love this shop too.

I found a planner for my purse. It is part of the Arc label. When you put the refills in they are cut to grab around the binder rings instead of pulling them open. It is pretty cool. The guy showed me you can also mix and match planners by putting the front from one to the other. I will remember that for next year or when I decide I need another. LOL

The inside has a spot for bank cards and ID’s so no need for a wallet now. I didn’t buy the calendar insert but instead I bought a marked down pocket calendar and placed it in the clear pocket holder you see there. It has the diamonds on it. 🙂

The planner came with note paper and I bought the extra tab dividers to go in it. I love tab dividers! Now, if an idea hits me somewhere, I can write it down! Never fails I will be somewhere and get an idea and then forget it later.

I walked around and looked at all the neat stationary and pens.

I scored these! Only $4.00! Half off! Love sales!

20160319_182445 I think it will last me awhile. Maybe. 🙂

It has been a productive weekend thus far. I am waiting on my canvas art project to dry, but when it is done, I shall post a blog on that! 🙂

Have a great evening! 🙂

I Like Purses Like Some Like Shoes

15 - 1 My latest purse! 🙂

I tend to change my purse with the seasons. Someday, I hope to change more often. 😉

I decided to buy this one because it holds ALOT! I figured with beach and pool season coming up it won’t hurt to be on the ground since it was cheap. I bought it at the Big W on clearance for $9.00! 😉

I have a similar one that is white and black but it ended up finding all the dirt and showing it. I thought I better get one that will hide it better. I think I could probably wash it. There are only two separate pockets and then a big deep pocket where everything will make it’s home.

I have a book, wallet, and several journals. One is a sketchbook, writing notebook, and my calendar book. There is still room for my Nook! Heck I might even be able to fit some clothes! LOL

The straps are adjustable so I can lengthen them to wear like a messenger bag. I really like that. I liked the messenger bag I bought last year but it was limited for things. I really liked having it cross my body so it was not always falling off my shoulder. I hate when that happens.

The next on the list to purchase is a new wallet. I love the one I have but it is zebra white and black and is really getting dirty. Sigh. My son Jessup picked it out for me. 😉

I know I could eliminate the need for a big purse by going all electronic with the calendar, etc but I really like paper still. I like drawing and putting colors to it. I don’t think that will ever change. 🙂

I can’t forget the love of pens and markers! I can never have too many of those either. 🙂

What’s your style of purse?

I Swear It Was Not That

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A few weeks ago I ordered a new 2-page quarter year calendar journal from Day Timer. I was excited to open it when it arrived. The first thing I noticed was that it was for October, November, and December 2015. WHAT?

I can not believe I did not notice that when ordering it. I remember thinking October was an odd time to start a date book but I know you can get one’s that start in September, so I did not think anything of it.

I should have paid better attention.

But, all is not lost. January actually began the same day October will. I scratched out the October and put January on all the month’s pages.

February has a few extra days since it is actually November, crossed those out.

March is a bit more tricky. I crossed out the day of the week and will write above it the true day.

This all led to thinking, I can doodle and put color on the pages to hide the month and day when needed. Works pretty well. I always doodled on my notes when I was in high school and college. I also wrote with colored pen. Love colored pens.

Why, would I not send it back and get the real one?

I did not want to wait. LOL

Plus, why waste it. It is easily fixed and it was my error. I will make sure to double check the next quarterly calendar that I order in March!

I really like this one too.

It has a place for

To Be Done Today (Action List): I use this for the day’s task I want to complete. Some days it is huge and others I am rather lazy. Interesting to see what I really get done.

A section for appointments with the time beginning at 7am – 10pm: I put down kids’ schedules and mine. I write what I get accomplished plus how long. Good for making me write.

Phone call section, expense record section: Not much goes here. I do not get many calls. I sometimes use it for other things I want to track.

Next page is an entire page of work record: This is where all my ideas go. When I complete them I flip back and check them off. It includes my writing ideas plus all the art stuff I want to get done.

It even acts as a diary in a way. I will jot down funny stuff that happens or things I want to remember. I wish I had done this a long time ago with things the kids do or say. 🙂

In the beginning, I wrote down my New Year Goals. It will be fun to see what I achieve at the end of the year. I did another page with my creative goals. I put these on the beginning days 1-5 because the calendar did not arrive until after the 5th.

The best part, it fits in my purse. 🙂