I’m a planner kind of gal.
There’s something about having a book in my hand with all the info I need to know, but am prone to forget.
As my life got more complicated after college, I tried to be a binder kind of gal. I put tabs and page protectors in big ole binder– and then promptly ignored it because my day-to-day life was actually in a $5 planner from Target.
The planners I’ve had in the past helped me keep my schedule organized, but they sure never helped me grow spiritually.
Enter, The Catholic Woman’s Companion.
When Nancy from Do Small Things With Love sent a message offering copy of her planner in exchange for a review, I was game. It wasn’t just a link to a pdf either. It was this physical, spiral-bound book that came in the mail.
Isn’t it lovely?!?! I like that theme is floral, but able to be personalized. I can color it however I want! There are more coloring opportunities throughout.
It’s like a coloring book, planner, prayer journal, and sticky note collection all rolled into one.
Sticky note collection? Yes. My cupboards are covered with grocery lists, birthday lists, blog ideas, passwords, to-do lists, project lists, and such. It’s about as bad as it sounds. Actually, I’ll just show you a picture sufficiently blurry so you can’t steal my identity by knowing we need to remember baking soda at the grocery store.
Hey, you can even see my old-school binder that’s full of stuff I ignore.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone somewhere and forgotten the coordinating sticky note. The Catholic Woman’s Companion seems to solve my sticky note sticky situation. 🙂
The coloring pages are like icing on the calendar planner cake.
It goes deeper than a coloring planner, though. Here’s a blurb from Nancy on my favorite feature.
The Catholic Women’s Companion also includes a Simple 12 Month Bible Study.
The study is based on lectio divina and offers a theme for each month. For example, the theme for January is HOPE. Each month you will plan out your prayer, in very practical terms. Then, each week you will reflect on a single verse that will pull you deeper into the month’s theme. There is plenty of place to journal as you read and reflect on the verse.
Other sections include:
- Year/Month/Day Calendars running December 2016-December 2017
- Weekly Meal Planning and a place to write down groceries
- Planning for the Liturgical Seasons
- Adult Coloring Pages
- Monthly Habit Tracker and Goal Setting
- Citation for Daily Reading
- Place to Write down weekly intentions
- Place to track monthly expenses
- Budget Planning
- Cleaning Schedules
- Chore Charts, Student Info
- and more…
Do you want your own?
Through November 3rd the price is $29.99. After that it jumps up to $34.99. Why purchase a planner in November? Because this planner dovetails with the liturgical year and starts with Advent. Fo shizzle. Click here to order your copy!
Looking for a Christmas gift for a special teacher, godmother, or friend? Toss a planner, some fun pens, and a little chocolate into a basket. Perfect!
But wait, there’s more!
I have a copy to give away. Fo shizzle again.
Each of these is worth an entry for a total of 5 possible entries. Leave a separate comment for each item you complete.
– Comment with what would make this planner great for you.
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– Share this giveaway on social media.
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Giveaway closes 11-6-16 at midnight, and the winner will be picked using random.org and the comments on this post. I’ll email the winner on Monday! 🙂
PS- – I’ve said before that I know like 5 people in real life and 8 people online. So your odds of winning are excellent!
But wait, there’s more!
Nancy has offered a few free printable sample pages as a gift for Sweeping readers!
Seriously, check out this bookmark. Print it out. Fold it in half. Laminate. Use a marker to fill out your to-do list for the day.
To summarize, you can buy your own at the special introductory price though November 3rd, enter the giveaway, and start using the free printables from Nancy.
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*****Congratulations to Laura V. on winning a copy of The Catholic Woman’s Companion! Thanks to everyone who entered. *****