Master Planning Calendar

I have what I call a “master calendar” that I use when I update my calendar from year to year. This saves me hours of time when compiling information for my calendar for the next year.

It also takes away the anxiety of facing the day to day “we forgot to…insert random monthly chore here”. 

When I first realized that having to pull everything together every year was repetitive, annoying and preventable – I decided to take action.

For one full year I kept a calendar and wrote down all of my to-do’s, Birthdays that showed up in conversation or on Facebook. Below is a list of all the items that I included in my date journal. Each year, I use my master calendar from the year before to write in all of the following information so I know when it needs to get done.

  • Anniversaries
  • Bill Due Dates
  • Birthdays
  • Car Maintenance
  • Dates my Company is Closed
  • Dates of Fun Family Traditions
  • Dates that Important People Passed
  • Dentist Appointments
  • Doctors Appointments
  • Eye Appointments
  • Haircuts
  • Lease Renewals
  • License Plates
  • Monthly Goals
  • Monthly Home Maintenance
  • Pay Check Dates
  • Paycheck Dates
  • Prescription Renewal Dates
  • Tax Due Dates
  • Vacation Dates
  • Vet Appointments
  • When to Plant Items in My Garden

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Hi, I’m so excited your here! My name is Amanda. Welcome to my blog Dishes and Denim! Writing is my outlet. It grounds me. So, I decided to start a blog where I can share my life with you! I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. My son Bradley was born April 1st, 2018. He is my entire world. Simple is my specialty. I don’t have a lot of extra time and the time I do have I want to spend with my family. I love cooking, cleaning, photography, writing, sewing and running. Maintaining an organized and clutter-free home is a priority. I have a mild obsession with buying photography props, notebooks, coffee mugs, and pens. If there was an award for overanalyzing – I would win every year. I’m a hopeless romantic. My favorite color is turquoise. My perfect day includes waking up to a clean house and having a Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte and fresh fruit waiting for me…followed by a long hot shower then bumming around town in comfy jeans and a perfectly fitting white tee and my denim jacket (taking pictures and visiting antique shops). For dinner, I would request a cheeseburger (red onions, pickle, and ketchup) with a side salad (Balsamic, no tomatoes) Then end the day relaxing on my patio with twinkle lights, a glass of Entwine Cabernet and my family (bonus points for a campfire and S’mores). If you want to know more about me you can either invite me out for a glass of red wine or check out some of my blog posts!

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