Review and Giveaway: 2016 Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner

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By Ann Timm

OK, mamas, I have to admit, I NEED HELP organizing myself and all the many hats I wear as a mom! Can you relate?

I have a calendar on my computer and a different calendar on my phone and a huge calendar on my wall, but the calendar I really like to use is a paper calendar on my desk or kitchen counter.

I love paper that I can pick up, smell (no, not really), and, best of all, cross things off of. It’s great to have all of my dates on a phone so that when I’m over at the school, I can add a soccer game, or when I’m at the doctor’s office, I can add my daughter’s next orthodontist appointment.

But what about everything else I need to plan?

With my calendar I can plan, but when I’m ‘planning,’ I need a planner.

The handy little Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner notebook has it all together.

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Have you ever had your battery die on your phone and all of a sudden you realize you don’t have access to all of your phone numbers? Yikes! That has happened to me more than once and it is not a good feeling. I’ve been using my phone’s address book for so long I no longer have a paper address book. What will happen if I lose my phone or somehow it gets wiped clean? I’ll spend way too much time searching for those important numbers!

The Daily Planner starts off with your list of 10 most important phone numbers. (I’ll add my son’s diving coach to this list. He helps with car pooling and I have no way to look him up. I don’t want to lose that number!)

Turn the page and prepare to be encouraged. Sue Hooley takes you into her world of rush and chaos and shares how menu planning changed her atmosphere of chaos into focus.

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With six children, Sue “understood that a homemaker’s day can rarely be scheduled and structured the same as the one before, nor can every task fit neatly into the time-slot allotted by other planners.”

This is a woman who knows how busy I am! I was intrigued and immediately wanted to keep looking through her planner.

Inside The Homemaker’s Friend

The following pages are divided by tabs making each of the sections super easy to find. Sections are divided into calendars by month and then weekly pages for tasks and menu planning.

Weekly calendar pages are the largest section in the planner and have two cool features.

  • One: cleverly marked corners that you can cut off to help mark the current day
  • Two: an area to the side for tasks that need to be done that week but not on a certain day

Behind the Month and Week tabs, you’ll find pages for task lists, projects and events and then another, larger address book for names, phone numbers, and addresses.

One of my favorite features? The perforated shopping lists at the back. Jot, tear, and go!

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A quick list of features

  • yearly calendar
  • monthly calendar
  • weekly planning calendar with task lists
  • tasks, projects and events section
  • info for addresses
  • shopping lists
  • encouragement and scripture throughout

Save 20% this week!

Everyone’s a winner, because when you use the coupon code ALL20 this week, you’ll get 20% off your order of any of the Homemaker’s Depot products. You can also use KOTH1215 to get $2 off your order of a 2016 Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner.

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Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Homemaker’s Depot. They provided me with a daily planner to review. The opinions above are solely my own.


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