Category Archives: The Month Ahead

Another Year

Graphic design is fascinating, but computers irritate me.  This year, I would love to manage my online presence more fashionably.  All those sketches in the dining room need to go somewhere.

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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in The Month Ahead


A Planner! A Planner! My Kingdom for a Planner!

Finding the right planner is always a challenge. I prefer the school-year planners that begin mid-summer and go through the next year. 18 month are perfect. But I would rather have a notebook-sized planner over a 5×7, and my favorite layout only comes in a very juvenile style or is not in stock. Each year, I roam from store to store, in an attempt to find the perfect planner. I would make one myself, except that I would rather have a spiral bound over another binding.

What is necessary in a good organizer? Personally, I want a calendar at the beginning of each month, and a two-page spread week breakdown just behind that. What I really need, then, is an hourly breakdown day by day, just behind that. That way I can see how things measure up in the month, I have a spread to see what needs to be done during the week, and I have my hourly schedule accessible at all times.

I have yet to find a planner that includes both a weekly breakdown and also a day-by-day breakdown. Ah, well. I’ll have to start designing my 2013 organizer now.

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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in The Month Ahead


The Wind-Up and the Pitch

I don’t know what possessed me to use a baseball metaphor when anything sports-related is pretty much completely over my head, but the point is that I’m getting ready for June and the summer!  (I think baseball season is happening now, right?)

Things to watch for this June:

  • Business Notes and Craft Notes posts on the blog
  • Featured Sellers
  • Bright summer pieces
  • Special One Year Anniversary Giveaway

June is Entrepreneur’s “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month!  Make a goal to try a new way of promoting your business this month.  Need ideas?  Check out this selection of DIY Marketing articles.
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Posted by on May 30, 2011 in The Month Ahead