Silly Chicken Weekly Planner

For the past year we have been chicken egg farmers. Working hard to get our eggs into local stores and restaurants. Its been a wonderful journey and we are still learning how to navigate, farm, family and business all in one place. One way I find balance is to draw, doodle, sketch and get something down on paper daily. I might only get 5 minutes to myself some days but in that 5 minutes I’ve been able to create my silly chickens.

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These ladies have been finding themselves on new adventures around the farm. First bumble bee encounters to snow, they are enjoying life and bringing smiles to crazy chicken ladies daily. You can pick up a silly chicken printable daily planner HERE.

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And if you are a list maker like I am, then HERE are a few of the ladies on Printable To Do Lists. Just print, cut and write.

I am so excited about these girls and I can’t wait to get 5 more minutes and doodle their next adventures.




Homeschool Lesson Planner & ToT School Update

Big D has been loving all the planned time I have been spending with him. He isn’t much of a talker, not in our language #toddlerlife, but he is expressing his happiness with lots of hugs and running screaming loudness. Loud is good in our home.We play, work through some of the lessons I have planned and then play some more. A little over 1 month in and we have accomplished a lot. He can identify letters, numbers, shapes and colors we have covered. And he is sleeping good at night. I would say that is the test for a challenging yet fun day in Toddler World – if it was enough they sleep. Or in our case Big D does and for 12 hours straight. Crazy.

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When I first created the Tot School lesson planner I thought it would be a rough draft and then I would make a few tweaks along the way. So far I wouldn’t change a thing. The boxes give me tons of room to doodle what we are working on, giving me a quick glance, visual effect, of what we have planned.

And if I need to write something out in more detail there is plenty of space to do that. I think one of the best parts of the planner is the Accomplishments space. We sometimes don’t have much time to hit all our points in the day or someone gets sick and plans have to change. But there is ALWAYS something to be proud of and consider it an accomplishment. Right next to that is a space to write out what I might change in our approach next week. Sometimes I just write in MORE PATIENCE. It’s a nice reminder that nothing is perfect and something can always be improved upon. Plus, there is always tomorrow. Right?

If you are interested in reading more about ToT School go HERE

Want to pick up a planner for yourself? Head over to my etsy shop HERE


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To-Do Lists or Not To-Do

I am a list maker. Problem is I lose my list, have too many going and then have to start my list over. I realized that happens mostly because I am using a regular full size notepad. Those same notepads get used by my husband and his list making habit, as well as becoming a doodle pad for Big D.  The solution – something pretty just for me.




So I created a to-do list printable. Making it pretty with watercolor flowers and mixing it up by throwing in a blue one,  keeps me interested.  The sheets are printed in 3 columns, cutting along a dotted line, I then have the perfect sized list making notes.


The bonus of the size, it’s not big enough for my husband’s handwriting, so he doesn’t steal them. The other bonus, those big flowers make Big D think it has already been doodled on, he likes fresh paper.  So the pretty notepad, to-do list is mine all mine. Unless you want one – then go HERE and print some up today.

Free Printable: Let Them Lead

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Sometimes we can get so stuck in planning out the day, the lesson and our time, that we forget to ask them what they would like to do. He might be little, he might not say much but he has an opinion. They all do. So, some days he gets to lead. Alright, let’s be honest, most days he leads.

But in letting him lead, literally following his lead, I discovered more about him than any of my planning could have let me. We played with trucks, on the couch, pretending to jump over things. We read his favorite book about 5 times and clapped at the end, then he “read” it to me and we clapped at the end. We sorted laundry his way, then cheerios his way and blocks his way.

I created this “Let Them Lead” printable to remind me that once in a while I need to let go and let them lead me. In doing so I learned that Big D, can do imaginary play, he sorts things, and is comprehending what we read. So click the image to the left and print out your own reminder to – LET THEM LEAD. If you are interested in seeing what other Free Printables are available go HERE.


Free Printable For The Planner Addict In Us All

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Dwight D. Eisenhower said “Plans Are Nothing; Planning Is Everything.”

Free printable. typography, quoteHow perfect is that? We can make plans to be awesome parents, great teachers, successful or wealthy. But that is all it is, a plan. Without planning out how you are going to get there Your Plans mean nothing.

I thought it would make a wonderful FREE printable for a limited time. All you have to do is click the image to the left and it will pull up in a new window without the web address. Printed as is, at 100% it will fit into an 8×10 frame, it may need to be trimmed depending on your frame. If you want to print it smaller than take down the percentage. For a 4×6 frame, similar to the image above, I went down to 50% and trimmed it.

Do you love this printable? Did you print it? Great! Next step, which would be pretty amazing of you – PIN IT  – The very first image – and let me know so I can start following you on Pinterest.

Interested in Skip The Mush Printable Planners go HERE on etsy.

January Goal Setting and Planning

This year I have several goals I want to accomplish. There are business goals, selling our home goals, ToT School Studio goals, and creative goals. In making my goals, working out the details and sticking to a plan, I have found that my planner inserts are working really well for it all. From the Weekly Box Planner, where I can plan out my week with general terms, pretty stickers and doodles, to the daily planner that lets me write out my day in detail and keep an hourly log of what the kids have been up to.

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My favorite part of any planner happens to be the Notes page. I write, a lot. Lists, to do lists, reading lists for the kids, blog planning lists – the lists ( forgive me) are endless. Sure I could use ordinary folder/loose-leaf paper but it isn’t as pretty and I tend to lose all of those lists and notes to a random pile in the kitchen. These Note sheets actually stay inside if not pretty close to my binder, to nice to lose.

You can pick up the Notes planner insert in the shop today.

Free Printable Notice The Little Things

Thanks for stopping by. Grab your free printable for “Something Good Happens Everyday ~ Notice The Little Things” by clicking on the picture below. It will pop up on your screen  * watermark free * and you can print it on 8.5×11 paper. You can then easily frame it (might have to be cut down on the edges depending on your frame) in an 8×10 picture frame.


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My New Year Resolution

Every year I make a plan, a resolution. Something like, eat better or stay on top of the housework. Since having kids, two babies 13 months apart, I haven’t made a resolution. I guess I felt accomplished enough by just surviving each day. But this year and actually the past few months I have been working on using a daily planner. I also wanted to work on using a daily planner more often to get myself in the habit of having a schedule by the time Big D goes head on into homeschooling FOR REAL. The planner I had was good but I found myself making up categories and placing extra boxes where I felt I needed the extra help and reminders. Then I started to create my own.


While I work on Tot School and as we prepare to sell our home it has come in handy. Keeping on schedule or as close to it as possible will continue to save us and well let’s be honest, ME, a lot of headaches in the future. So here it is, my planner. I think the thing I am the most excited about is the added little spot to write down something great that happened today. It might be little like remembering to get toothpaste or huge like Little K taking her first steps. The other thing I wanted to include was a reminder to feel good, whether that is by smiling or being kind to someone, I wanted to have something permanently written down that would help me put something good out to the people around me. Each day has a different Feel Good reminder.

To pick up a printable download of your own visit the Shop on Etsy in the Printables section. They are a budget friendly price, and a download. Which means you can print it off over and over again, only needing to add the actual date. Doesn’t get much easier.

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Free Printable For Baby’s Room

I thought I would try something new and offer a Free Printable for you to download and print. The download can be printed with a standard home printer on plain paper, card stock or even canvas paper for more texture. It will print on 8.5 x 11 paper and fit into an 8 x 10 frame or matting. I think this would look really cute mixed in on a gallery wall for a babies room. Made up a few mock ups of the print with some stars added in on blue matting and pink matting. Now my next mission is to create a little corner in my son’s room to hang this in.

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