Do you get overwhelmed when it comes to planning Thanksgiving week? I do... There are so many moving parts, even though there are only 4 of us, then throw in 3 days no school, altered swim training schedules, abnormal grocery shopping list, menu planning, etc and, well! Need I say more?! My Carpe Diem planner and goodies have been lifesaving in helping with the organizational side of things.
While I keep a monthly calendar, I like the week by week pages for more specific details. Especially when things are out of the norm, like next week. The BIG event of the week is, of course, Thanksgiving. To highlight that day, I used some Faber Castell Gelatos directly on the page and swiped my water brush over them to blend the colors. A splash of mist added a nice golden touch!
The picture above is of my work in progress. The planning of the planner, per se.
A close up of our week. You will see NOVA swimming sessions with stars, Thanksgiving prep work in aqua pen and other misc events in our week.
The front side of the shopping list page is this, our Thanksgiving menu. You can't really create the shopping list until you know what's on the menu! I trimmed down one of the "notes" pages from the A5 Basic Inserts pack and adhered it to the 5x8 cardstock which has my shopping list on the back. Some letter stickers and stamps to indicate it's purpose, nothing fancy. The "meat" of the matter are the meal dishes.
The shopping list is something I created using a 5x8 index card sized file in Word. Feel free to download that for your own use. You can link to it Download SHOPPING LIST_SuzannaLee. Trim some cardstock down to 5x8 size and you're good to go!
I hope these small suggestions improve the ease and efficiency with which you approach your Thanksgiving! If you use my shopping list, I would like to see it! Link me up in the comments!