Friday, January 20, 2012

One Step Closer to a Well-Managed Home

First of all, just wanted to let you know that I updated my post from yesterday, General Tso's Chicken, to include my recipe for fried rice.  Someone had asked for it, and I figured others of you might be looking for a super easy way to  make it.  

Yesterday, while running errands and purchasing my new book journal, I also picked up a 3-ring binder for another project that I'll be working on finishing up this month.  You may have seen this before, and maybe many of you already have one that you use, but I'm planning to make a Home Management Notebook.  My first exposure to this was in the book, Large Family Logistics (mentioned here), and I immediately thought that would be something that would help me tremendously in my endeavor to be a more organized homemaker.  I first read that chapter last spring, and am just now getting around to working on my notebook!

The first step for me was to look at some others who have also done this and figure out what I needed before just plowing ahead with it.  I also don't want to be too extensive with the information in our notebook, but it would be great to have everything in one place that I can reference each day {or at least routinely} to keep us on track.  Last night I found a great resource with tons of free Printables and I can't wait to get started!

Here are some images and links for you, in case you have no clue what I'm talking about and would like to know before I debut my notebook soon.  I also thought some of you may want to make one as well, so these links will help you get started {in case I don't get mine done over the weekend!}.

Hopefully, I'll be back early next week to show you my own version.

Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. I can't wait to see how you do yours! This sounds like it will be a big help!

  2. You are so helpful! I have my pizza crust rising on the top of the stove right now (your recipe), I had broccoli & cheese soup with friends for lunch (your recipe), and now I am working on getting my home management notebook started!
    You're like my virtual best friend for teaching me how to cook and organize :)

  3. I've been trying to figure out the best way to do this same thing :-) Did you happen to find free printables? if so, where?


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