With all five of us getting more involved in our new area, I was starting to have a hard time keeping track of everyone’s activities. I have tried to use Google Calendar, but I am just not good at keeping up with a calendar on the computer. I need a “real” calendar on which to record our events. So, I bought this calendar in town:
I liked the big spaces for each day and the cork board strip at the bottom. Tim put the calendar in a central location in our dining room. Then, I had the fun job of embellishing it. Here is what it looks like now:
I cut out 1″ shapes for each family member (using my Cricut, of course!):
Which shape = which person?
Hand gun = Tim
Lady Bug = Tricia
Country Girl = Rebecca
Basketball = Timothy
Flower = Linden
Once I had the shapes cut out, I cut 3″ strips from index cards and attached them to the shapes:
To the back of these, I added a small magnet:
Since there are some events that repeat, I can use some of these more than once – for instance, sports practices, bible studies, etc. Plus, since they are magnetic, I can move them around easily and without any mess.
I made several and put them in a basket below the calendar: