Free printable – Weekly Meal Planner

Raise your hand if you ever stood in front of the fridge after a long day and wondered what in the world you will make for dinner! Me! Me!

The above statement is the story of most of my evenings. Sadly. Making dinner decisions is tough. Especially when I know you don’t care what I’ll eat but my husband is somewhat picky and my baby is extremely picky. And I certainly don’t want to cook three separate meals.

I’ve tried meal planning before with little follow through. It’s like this New Year’s resolution that dies after a week or two. I know that it would be so much easier to have a plan. But why is it so hard to do?

I’m hoping that pretty planner pages will motivate me to be better at meal planning this time around. I printed myself a bunch of those, just to make sure I don’t have an excuse of having to run out of printed pages 😉

Modern Weekly Meal Planner – Free planner printable

Modern Weekly Meal Planner - free planner printable

Contemporary Weekly Meal Planner – Free planner printable

Contemporary Weekly Meal Planner Free Planner Printable

So, if your home looks like the Gades’, please print out multiples of your preferred design. No excuses. We can do this!

Free Printable – Grocery Shopping List

The Gades have survived a weekend without any technology! I came home Friday night to downed power lines! A tree limb fell, wiping down everything in its path – an electric pole, power lines, phone line, and the TV cable. Needles to say, you don’t know how dependent you are on technological advances until they are gone. 😦

Having power back on (Thank you utility workers!), I created grocery shopping list printables. I hope they will be just as helpful for you, as they are for me.

Modern theme, Grocery Shopping List

Contemporary theme, Grocery Shopping List

I have been working on improving my budgeting skills and grocery shopping is the perfect area to start with. I know that if I plan my purchases better, I won’t end up wasting food, and money. It truly bothers me that I’m not as organized as I should be in this area. Here’s to a new start!!!

Free Printable – Password Keeper

If I had a penny every time my beloved husband can’t remember his password… Now, let me also add, if I had a penny every time I forgot mine for… you name it. It doesn’t help when you’re trying to make your passwords different for security reasons, or when some websites want special characters while others don’t accept them, etc. You know the rest of this story, I’m sure you have written part of it yourself.

About a year ago I started writing my passwords down on paper. I know there are lots of apps out there that do the same job. But I’m not really sure I want all this info in one online place that can be hacked. I’ve always saved my passwords on paper.

Here’s a little helper that will remember your passwords in a cute fashion.

Modern theme – Password Keeper

Modern theme - Password Keeper, free printable

Contemporary theme – Password Keeper

Modern theme - Password Keeper, free printable

Hope they keep the sanity in your household. They sure help in the Gades’ home! Lol.

 

Free Printable – Weekly To Do’s Planner

How many times did I forget to pay a bill on time? More often that I would like to admit. And, let’s be honest, a minimum $30 late payment fee hurts badly!!! Since having Baby C, I’m struggling to keep up with my “to do” list. I used to be able to just remember things (yay for a good working memory) but that skill has disappeared since I became a mama.

With the realization that I can no longer afford to rely on my “I won’t forget this” skill, I’m sharing with your my Weekly To Do Planner pages.

Free printable – Modern theme – Weekly To Dos Planner

M Weekly To Dos Pic

Free printable – Contemporary theme – Weekly To Dos Planner

C Weekly To Dos Pic

I’m hoping they will help me stay more focused on my weekly chores. Let me know what you think about them. And again, feel free to request any printables you’d like to see in the future.

Free Printable Budget Helpers

We have survived another tax season! Phew! Every year, I’m filled with anxiety, sadness, anger, and lots of other emotions evolving taxes. Reason for it is that I do our taxes on my own. I tried paying for the service before but the professionally done “return” (yes, it drives me crazy when it’s called a return and I have to pay) was the same as the one I did on my own. So, saving a lot of money, I continue to do it by myself.

One reason for me hating the tax season is the fact that I’m rarely very organized throughout the year. It’s not that I have piles of paper all over the house, but God forbid they ask for some specific numbers, personal information, etc. I have to scramble to find proper info.

Hence, the decision was made to get organized with my paperwork. There are lots and lots of beautiful printables available for free. Pinterest is a great spot to find them. But I figured that if I build some on my own, they will be just what I needed. And why not share them? Maybe they’ll help you stay organized, too!

I decided to start with budgeting. I’m really not good at tracking the various expenses we have at our house. If you ever asked me about how much money we spend monthly on, say, groceries I wouldn’t know. So, here they are.

Modern – Yearly Bill Payment Tracker

Modern – Monthly Expenses Journal

Contemporary – Yearly Bill Tracker

Contemporary – Monthly Expenses Journal

 

You’ll have a choice of two designs: one more on the modern side – with mid-century modern inspired colors and graphics. The other – more contemporary, with beachy, dreamy, and light theme.

I will use both those templates together. One will carry me through the year, the other will be printed monthly. You can carry the totals from the monthly expenses page onto the yearly tracker to see one “year at a glance” total expenses in a two-way table. One, by the month, the other, by the category. I left plenty of room for your own personal expenses, so that you can customize the templates.

I hope you’ll enjoy them and find them useful. If you’d like, leave a comment. Did you like them? What would you change? What other printables would you want to request? I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback!