Wow! These projects are awesome! To get the details on them, click through to the blog using the links below:
Gwen: Gwenny Penny
Leanne: Organize and Decorate Everything
Jonie: Just Between Friends
Ashlee: I'm Topsy Turvy
And you can find details about my project below.
If you're here to link up your own amazing projects- scroll to the bottom of the post to find this month's link party. Don't forget- it shows up on all 5 blogs- and that's a lot of views, so come make new friends and get your projects seen. :)
The first is this family binder. My friend had this unfinished binder she let me have and I added some scrapbook paper and a chipboard monogram. Inside there are page protectors that I simply stapled a paper tab to. (I have a punch that makes the tabs) I used stickers to create the categories and made sure I stapled close to the edge of the page protector so I could still slide papers in and out.
You would definitely want to personalize this for your family, but I'll share what my categories are and why. The quotes section is for sayings that inspire me. Sometimes it's nice to have them handy to read when you need a boost. The school section holds papers from school I need to have handy- menus, disclosure forms, etc. Contacts are neighbors, friends, community lists- any numbers and addresses I might need. Calendar is more like school calendars of days off, things that won't change or need to be edited. Menus are from local restraunts that we order take-out from and coupons/ discounts to places we like to go. I also have a few other page protectors in the back to hold various other odds and ends I want to have handy. It's nice to keep the papers off the counter and accessible when I need them. I store the binder in an out of the way corner of the counter where I can grab it when I need it.
As the weeks go on and I start to figure out more about how to get my family organized and our schedule on track I will be sure to share. In the mean time- I'd love to hear about how you keep your family organized- please feel free to include links to posts you have written about it. I'll take all the help I can get. :)
And don't forget to link up to our Point of View link party too- any post that you feel is related to "Family". Also, get your wheels turning, and your posts ready for next month's theme: Orange! Perfect for fall, Halloween and all the goodness that comes with the cooler season. :)
Have a great weekend!