Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Do You Have a Home Management Binder?

div>I do. I plan to utilize it more for our homeschool plans, grocery lists, and menus. But, I like to do planning at the library sans the kiddos on my afternoon "off", and a big, bulky binder just gets in the way. So, today, I fixed it.



Here is my boring, run-of-the-mill binder.



Here is my new, fabulous binder that I can carry on my shoulder like a pocket book!





It was VERY easy to make, I made it start to finish in about an hour and a half, including phone calls and a pull up change :). I like pretty organized!




15 comments:

The Rosetto's said...

Oh Hadley! You are like the girl I want to be, but am so not!

Love the binder.

Amanda said...

I never really thought to do that! I am an overly organized person and have menus and lists everywhere! I think I need to pick up a little binder for myself. Do you mind sharing a little more info about yours and the way you organize it?

Christy said...

I want one! There is no way I could ever make something like that. Well done.

Elise said...

Love that fabric!!
Elise

Susana said...

That is adorable!! I am trying my best to learn to sew right now:-). Working on a couple of very minor projects--if they turn out good I'll post them:-)!

I LOVE this!

Susana @ Our Homeschool Fun

Fruitful Vine2 said...

That is so pretty! I was just thinking today that I need to revamp my home management binder. This post just gave me a reminder. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Zip n Tizzy said...

I'm with Amanda... I would love to hear more about how you manage it. I write lists for everything.
Very cute bag.

ThroughAMothersEye said...

I do have a home management binder, but not one of those great bags!! I am not even sure I could make one, ha! I love it and think it is a fabulous idea!!

Autumn Bear said...

I love the bag!!

Beverly said...

I have one, I just haven't looked at it in a really long time. I'm in the process of getting the clutter out of the house, and then go back to something like you talk about. I'd love to see your rotating menues. Another section that I want to add is recipes that have gone over well. Then, I won't have to hunt for "that really good lasagna" recipe. When someone asks for a copy, I can just grab it and put it on the copier/printer.

Jenny said...

You have to post instructions on how to make the binder holder!

It is so pretty!

SkylarKD said...

Ooooo... I love it!
I'm always amazed by how organized you are, and I wonder where you find the time to do so much planning! I need to learn how to organize my time better so I get more done. Between part-time work, housework, errands and outdoor play time, I don't seem to get in much planning or many activities!

Holly said...

oh....please post (clear and easy) instructions for those of us with no sewing knowledge who want cute things like that in our lives!!!!! That is such a great idea!

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

Way to go! I keep our binder on top of our frig.

Liz A said...

I write lists for everything too, but they end up everywhere. This is a fabulous idea, and it's so cute!!