Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2015 Full Size Home Journal Available!

Good morning, friends!

Are you looking for something different to try for your planner next year?
Do you need a lower cost option?
Have you used the Home Journal in the past?
Do you have a spare three ring binder that you would like to put to good use?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you might be interested in the full size, downloadable Home Journal pages!

The Home Journal is monthly/weekly planner designed to be printed on your home printer, three-hole punched and kept in a full sized three ring binder.  It is perfect to keep at home on the kitchen counter as a "go to" planner for your appointments, to do's, menus and it even gives you housekeeping reminders for the week and the month!

Here's what you will receive...

A Monthly Reminder sheet you can print to help you remember important events and goals...

Monthly Calendars -- 13 months 

A Weekly Home Journal sheet with housekeeping suggestions and sections for reminders and goals...

Weekly Pages with room for menus!

And a section of Monthly Home Blessings.  Ideas for a focused cleaning/organizing spot for each month of the year.

You can order the Home Journal set to begin with the current month or to begin in January 2015.  I try to send the downloads out to you in an email within 24 hours of receiving your order, but it sometimes takes a little longer on weekends. 

The cost?  Only $20.00!!

You can find it HERE in the store!

Happy Planning!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Monday!

Oh dear!  I have nothing special to say today except - "Happy Monday!!"  We're in Monday mode here - gathering orders and printing Classic Home Journal pages and packaging what we can to ship this afternoon.  Then there is the normal household catch up from the weekend, and planning the week ahead.  I'm thankful for Mondays.  They remind me to continue on.  To find joy in each task and put my whole heart into it, doing it well, for God's glory.  To be thankful for God's continued care, and to spur me on to find ways to share that care with others this week.

So here's your Happy Monday prompt, and I'll see you back here on Wednesday - Lord willing!

New beginnings are...



Friday, October 17, 2014

Under the Weather

Hi friends!

I've been down with a bad cold this week, so if you've emailed and I haven't gotten back with you, or if your order hasn't shipped yet, I'm so sorry!  I'm hoping that I'll be able to get caught up next week.  Thank you for your patience!!!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2015 Classic Home Journal Pages Available!

Hello friends! 

I wanted to drop by today and let you know that the 2015 Classic Home Journal pages are now available in the shoppe!

The Classic Home Journal line of pages are dated pages - monthly and weekly - that combine some of the attributes of both the Beautiful Life Management System and the Simplicity Series.

Here are some sample pages - of course you'll receive pages for 2015, rather than 2012!!

The front of each month's calendar is this page of monthly reminders.  When you see "Look forward to next month" on or around the 25th of each month on the calendar, take some time to fill out this page.

The monthly calendar pages are printed on a lightweight cardstock for more stability.   Here is a look at a typical month's calendar spread.  You'll notice some "Monthly Home Blessings" each month on the right hand page.

The back of the monthly calendar has a number of ways to be a blessing.  Pick one a day or a few a week, it's up to you!

The weekly pages list daily and weekly housekeeping suggestions, have a spot to jot down some of your goals and priorities for the week and even give you room to make a note of your menus alongside your plans for the day.

A little change this year...  The complete set now includes 13 months of pages, rather than 12 -- since sometimes we forget to order in time... : )  Here's what you'll receive:

January 2015 - January 2016 Dated Monthly Calendars (2 pages per month, printed on a heavier-weight cardstock, with the Monthly Reminder and Acts of Kindness pages printed on the other side) 

January 2015 - January 2016 Dated Weekly Home Journal / Weekly Planning Pages

These pages are printed in house at the time of your order, so please allow some extra time for shipping. : )  Remember, these can be punched for your either your existing 7 hole Classic size binder, or for an ARC notebook.  The price??  Just $28.50 for a 13 months' worth of pages!!

By the way -- if you order "current month start" you will still be receiving 13 months of pages, they will just start now, rather than in January.  Be sure to choose the option you would like in the drop down box!!  : )



Monday, October 13, 2014

{Happy Monday} Children's Stories

Just a quick "hello" this morning, before I head off for some Columbus Day fun.  No mail days were usually homeschool holidays for us, and I've sort of kept the habit! :)  I just wanted to share a note this morning about a little treasure trove of children's stories that I've just discovered, though perhaps you've already found them yourselves!

One of the children's classics that I never read growing up was "Heidi" by Johanna Spyri. Perhaps because I had watched the movie and never really enjoyed it.  I thought the movie was pointless, and I couldn't figure out how the story had become a classic.  A month or so ago, though, I picked up the Heidi audiobook read by Johanna Ward, and was amazed at the depth of godly wisdom that the book held that, regrettably, the movie had discarded.  I went on and found a number of other titles written by the same author and I have been enjoying them when I have a minute to spare here and there.  Each one teaches the central lesson of trusting God, even in the midst of trying circumstances.  They teach the value of hard work done with a good attitude.  The importance of telling the truth.  What it means to be God-fearing.  The blessings of obedience.

Are you looking for a story to read to your children today?  Let me suggest Moni, the Goat-Boy.  I think you'll enjoy it!!

Here's your Happy Monday prompt for today...

A story that I remember from my childhood is...



Friday, October 10, 2014

Scrapbook Pages for your Planner

Did you know that GraceWorks carries an assortment of full-color Scrapbook Pages?  These are wonderful additions to your planner!

 These pages can be used as a mini scrapbook, a quick prayer reminder,  or a place to write special verses or thoughts or poems so you always have them with you when you need some encouragement.  In fact, one of my favorite parts of my personal planner is the section that is filled with hymns, Scripture verses, and special words of encouragement from some of my favorite books.  It is like a shower of blessing to turn to that section and read when I am weary or distressed.

The scrapbook pages are printed on a heavier cardstock so they can hold your pictures without bending.  They can be a colorful, useful and fun addition to your planner whether you tuck them in here and there as dividers, or fill an entire section with pictures or verses..

A set of 6 assorted scrapbook pages sells for only $1.50 in the GraceWorks Outlet.  Or, if you would like a pack of one particular page style, feel free to let us know in the comments box of your order and we'll be happy to oblige!

Have you visited the GraceWorks Outlet lately?  You'll find bargains, overstocks, old style merchandise, slightly imperfect and even one-of-a-kind items there!  And don't forget our FREE MINI SET with any order of $50.00 or more offer going on now! No coupon code necessary!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Art of Remembering

Remember:  to bring to mind or think of again; to keep in mind for attention or consideration; to retain in the memory; to convey greetings 

Look!  That's GraceWorks mission in a nutshell.  To help you keep things in mind that need attention or consideration, to encourage you to retain God's Word in your memory, to provide tools for you to convey greetings to others, and, yes, to help you bring things to mind or think of them again.  

So how can we remember those daily things that happen - the ones that are mundane and the ones that are life-changing - and record them to look at later?  Let me give you a number of ideas!

1.  3x5 cards - The small size of a 3x5 card gives you permission to just jot down a sentence about your day, or a few things that you were grateful for.  Use a different color card for each year and store them in the box with the cards for the same month/year together, and you'll be able to look back and see what happened on that date the year before!

2.  Journal Pages - The classic journal pages are very straightforward, and give you just enough room to jot down a few words about your day.  Tuck a few journal pages in your daily planner for accessibility and then transfer them to a storage binder for the long term.

3.  A Gratitude Journal - Entire books have been written about the art of thankfulness and how to train ourselves to see things through the lens of gratefulness.  A gratitude journal can be as simple as a running list on Note Paper of things that you are thankful for, or it can be its own little notebook or section of your planner with daily entries that focus on what is praiseworthy in each day.

4.  Memories to Keep Pages - The Memories to Keep Pages are specially designed pages that give you a place to record those precious, spontaneous child moments, with sections for the date, individual(s), and memory or event.  Perhaps you'll want to jot down a milestone - the first smile, first lost tooth, first day of school; or maybe it will be a funny story or saying.  These pages are wonderful to have in your planner so you have a place to capture them immediately, before the busy-ness of the day puts them out of your head.

5.  Abiding in Christ Pages - The Abiding in Christ pages give you two opportunities to journal about your day.  On the front of the page, you can jot down a thought as you read the Scripture in your quiet time.  Then, as the day winds down, turn to the back of the page and jot down a thought or two about each area of your life as prompted... Spiritual, Relationships, Work/Enrichment, Mercy/Blessing. 

... and come back Friday for another full-color option!!

Thanks for stopping by!


PS Don't forget our FREE MINI SET with any order of $50.00 or more offer going on now! No coupon code necessary!