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Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday @ Five- Wrap Up & Winner

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Cheers to this week's finale!

 

Friday. You're awesome. 


You mark my 2 days of "not so much to do".


Here's a wrap up of the week's
TOP 5 MOMENTS! 

 



#1:  I FOUND IT! I finally found a planner (or three) that will work for me. I had to do a lot of thinking, a little tinkering, and a touch of customizing. I ended up with this Day-Timer Planner:

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photo credit: Day-Timer®Family Plus™
Wire-bound Planner / Notebook Size
  •  Here's how I customized it for my needs:
    • Instead of using it for a "family" planner I use the extra columns allotted for the family as my different "subject" areas. 
      • My columns are: work, blogs, college, research, write, misc.
      • I color code each column (example: blue ink = RWM blog, pink ink = Realm) and set a "time" for each activity in each column to take place.
      • So far, it's working out better than I ever imagined! I'll keep you posted.
    • This planner is sold out on the Day-Timer site. It is available at Walmart (in store only) and comes in either pink or purple.
  •  I added a more detailed writing/blogging planner set to this. I chose this free printable from "Confessions of a Homeschooler":
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Photo Credit: Confessions of a Homeschooler
    • I'll be using two- one for each blog. That way nothing gets overlooked.
  • Finally, for writing projects (novels, articles, short stories, etc) I've decided to use the Passion Planner system.
    • When I see what I have listed in my Day-Timer for "writing" I can easily pull out this separate planner and see precisely what needs to be written, where, why, and even mind-map my way through it.
    • I'll be putting the maps and overall plan in the front of each of my individual writing folders. If my Day-Timer says "work on YA Series", I'll pull out my 3-ring binder and see what is next based on my Passion Planner. Check it out!
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photo credit: Passion Planner


IS IT WORKING?

I put down my goals, plans, dreams, and obstacles in Wednesday's post: 
I managed to check off all my goals except the "dreams" part- working on that!

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10k steps, 5k words, finished edits,
even had time for a movie!

 It sure is!
LIFE MANAGED. BAM.
This "goal" is checked off.

 

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I did it! I did it!
 #2:  I DID IT! 

 I completed my 

I was even awarded 
"Presidential" standing 
within the society based on my 
academic record and GPA.

Suddenly, all that hard work is worth it!
I have to admit- I learned a lot.
I hope to apply it all effectively.




#3:  I WATCHED IT! 




I finally got to see FROZEN!

We watched it for our "Fun Friday"
but we watched it Tuesday. We couldn't wait.

Yes, I loved it.

Yes, I've been singing "Let It Go" ever since. 

I loved the hidden stuff and the twist on the typical "fairy tale". 




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Congrats to Suzanne S.
I'll contact you today for your address!


#4:  WINNER WINNER! 

January's Prize Pack 

The drawing was held this morning 
(a bit late with that- so sorry) 
and after tallying everyone's points, 
putting the entries in the monkey jar, 
and drawing a winner...

Congrats Suzanne S.






#5:  NEW MONTH = NEW PRIZE PACK! 

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February Prize Pack = Yummy!
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What are your top 5 moments from this week?


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8 comments :

Kelsey-plain and simple said...

Hmm top 5 moments...

1. It's Friday, so that's always nice.
2. I completed an editing project - whoop whoop!
3. I made cookies!
4. I read a book - Wreckage by Emily Bleeker - and really enjoyed it!
5. Go an awesome surprise from a friend!

DM Kilgore said...

That's a pretty amazing TOP 5 Kelsey! What kind of cookies? I do love cookies. =)

Colette Pedersen said...

1- I received an awesome dragon tea set.
2- A seven year-old at church told me I was fun and didn't act like an old person at all!
3- My hubby is cooking steak for dinner tonight.
4- My family ate spaghetti and meatballs on the table with our hands. It was hilarious!
5- A friend gave me one of her lucky baby dragon figurines.

DM Kilgore said...

Colette- that sounds like a wild time mixed with a whole lot of precious memories! Great TOP 5 =)

And here's to NEVER acting like "old persons". Bwahahahaa

Joni Lynn said...

1. Finished six book designs and layouts for release in February :D
2. Managed to get the laundry and house clean at the same time
3. Foraged for food the day we got hit with a massive snowstorm and managed to find my way back (bonus points!)
4. Finished reading Saint Odd by Dean Koontz.
5. Managed to curl up with hubby pooh and watch one movie.

All in all, feeling pretty awesome (until I look at my "to-do" list and want to go hide under the covers)

DM Kilgore said...

DAAAAAANG Joni. I feel totally lazy and unsuccessful now. Thanks. =/ LOL Great job! I never seem to have time for "housework" and just between us, I don't even care that hubby washes everything together. ;) Bwahahaa How was Saint Odd? =)

LaDonna Cole said...

1. Started the week with a heart to heart chat with my son. It was good.
2. Made a lemon bundt cake from scratch. First time ever! It was good.
3. Made homemade pizza's and watched Back to the Future I and II with my son. It was his first time to see them. It was good.
4. Got the last of the edits back from the Source, set release dates for my next book. It was good.
5. Got an unexpected check in the mail. Completed two profiles for freelance work. Recorded my first voice lesson. It was good.
Good+good+good+good+good= A GREAT WEEK!

DM Kilgore said...

LaDonna, I read that "goood" like Jim Carey says in Bruce Almighty. LOL

It was "guuuuuuuud". ROFL

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