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FREE PRINTABLE Weekly & Monthly Planners

Printable, Organization, Organizing, Graphic Design, BloggingJessica WozniczkaComment
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Are you tired of using your phone as your only source of daily/monthly planning? Miss the good ol' days where paper was king? Fear no more! I'm happy to share with you two simple and functional printable planners for your organizational enjoyment. Not only will you have your days sorted out - but you'll have your month figured out as well. 

I'm back again to deliver you with another organizational freebie. It's no secret that I love printables to keep myself organized. But, as much as I love using my phone, it doesn't keep me as organized as I like. I know many of you remember in junior high or high school how necessary it was to have a daily planner to keep track of homework. Although I don't miss the high school experience, I do miss the ease of organizing my days. It's just not the same. 

For a while now I've been on the search for a weekly planner that was both functional as wells as pretty to look at. This is why I decided to create not only a weekly planner but a monthly planner as well. Both planners are done in the same style, color and font choices so those that are interested in downloading both can have a completed set. I believe the basic layout will serve you well and should help make your life less hectic. 

Download links can be found at the bottom of this post.
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Both planners are 11 x 8.5" PDF's and will print from any home printer by switching your print layout to landscape. I suggest printing these out on Saturday so you have time to plan out your week or month. 

Free 8×10 Fall Printable Set

Printable, Graphic DesignJessica WozniczkaComment
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It's hard to believe that the first day of fall is in two days. With summer behind us, we can soon look forward to pumpkin patches, cozy blankets and cooler temperatures. One of the best ways to decorate is with printables because they are cute and if you already own a frame, inexpensive. To help get into the fall spirit, here’s a set of free fall printables for some easy seasonal decorating! This set includes three 8×10 PDF art prints featuring a scenic fall setting which I’ve digitally enhanced with filters and applied to some simple typographic quotes.

Each print is set up to print as an 8×10, but they also look great matted in an 11×14 frame. Download links are at the bottom of this post.

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Fall is in the Air

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Fall in Love

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Autumn

They also look great hung up by binder clips or even washi tape - which can give these prints a different look. Feel free to print them out as letter sized or smaller. Just make sure to select the proper size before printing. 

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Follow these links to download your Fall PDF Printables: 

Fall is in the Air 8×10 download

Fall in Love 8×10 download

Autumn 8×10 download


If you enjoyed these prints, check out my printables page to view them all!

International Travel + FREE PRINTABLE Checklist

Printable, Travel, Monthly BagJessica WozniczkaComment
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This coming Tuesday, I'll be traveling to Krakow, Poland for vacation and to also visit my husbands' family. We leave Aug 22 and get back home Aug 31 - which leaves us a full week to explore. We are flying to Berlin, Germany and driving to Krakow [to save us some $], so I'm excited to see the sites and landscapes on the 6 hour car ride there. I am no stranger to international travel, but this will be my first time visiting Poland. For whatever reason, international travel is always hard on me. It makes me so exhausted and I always have a difficult time with jet lag. We have quite the long trek ahead of us Wednesday and I would be lying if I said I was a little apprehensive about the journey. I know most people say to just sleep on the plane, but I can never get comfortable enough to sleep on a plane. My only option is to push through the day.

Before I even worry about getting there, I have to start the arduous task of packing. I hate packing. I'm an over-packer and tend to bring more than necessary. I plan on packing sometime Sunday so I don't feel rushed packing the night before. I always get really anxious about packing and possibly forgetting something. I'll even have nightmares about forgetting essential items such as my camera or phone!

To keep my sanity (and hopefully help with organization), I've created a packing checklist. I'm really big into check lists and without them I can sometimes become a little scattered-brained. This checklist is free for your personal use and you can print directly from your home printer. Although I'll be traveling internationally, you can easily use this checklist for domestic travel as well. The checklist is 8.5 x 11" PDF

We're staying at an Airbnb which has wifi available, but I'm not sure how easily I'll be able toblog while away. I'm hoping I'll be able to at least post a few photos and a little blurb about each. But If not, I'll be back to the daily grind of things September 1.

I absolutely LOVE the Lonely Planet travel guides. I used the Tokyo one last September it was so helpful! I highly suggest these when traveling internationally and the small pocket size book is the perfect size.

4 FREE Inspirational Printables for Your Workspace

Graphic Design, PrintableJessica WozniczkaComment

Working day in and day out can be both exhausting and frustrating. On top of our daily jobs, we also have to manage a house hold, kids, keep up with relationships, maintain an exercise routine and more. It's a never ending cycle and sometimes we need a little extra motivation. I've created 4 free inspirational printables you can print out for your home office or for your desk at work. Sometimes being surrounded by positivity can completely change your mindset and hopefully help you through your day. All 4 printables are 8 x 10" PDF's. Feel free to print out as many as you like - and enjoy!

4 FREE Summer Printables

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Can you believe we're more than halfway through summer already?! This happens to me every year - I look forward to summer so much and it just passes me right by. Before we know it, it will be fall and we'll be getting ready for cooler weather and falling leaves...but let's worry about that a little later. 

Because summer is in full swing, I thought it might be fun to create some summer printable's you can download and enjoy before summer passes. Decorate your summer home [or everyday home], classroom [for those of you who teach summer school] or hang them in your cubicle to bring summer inside. All you need to do is download, print & add to your favorite 8 x 10″ frame! All 4 printables are 8 x 10" PDF's so feel free to download 1 or all of them.

Enjoy

Be a Pineapple - Quote + FREE Printable

Printable, Blogging, Graphic DesignJessica WozniczkaComment

Be a pineapple??

I know this quote is a little old, but I've been seeing it pop up a lot more on Pinterest and social media lately. Perhaps it's making a 2017 comeback or maybe someone decided to resurrect it since some associate pineapples with summer. Who knows. I honestly didn't give it much thought when I first began seeing it and thought it was just a cutesy way to overlay text on top of an image of a pineapple. But the more I saw it, the more I began to understand it. I know it might sound weird, but I feel like we should all be more like a pineapple. Let me explain.

Stand tall.

Pineapples quite literally stand up on their own - they stand tall and proud. This is what we as a community and people should strive to do. Stand up for what you believe in. Stand up for yourself. Stand up for someone else. Stand up for whatever it is you think you need to take a stance on. Just make sure to stand up tall and don't ever let anyone put you down. Be a defender. Be proud of who you are and live each day with dignity and grace. Sometimes life can throw us a curve ball or two and we may loose ourselves along the way. Just make sure to find your back and to not let yourself down. Brush off your shoulders, look straight ahead and stand tall.

Wear a crown.

Don't literally wear a crown, figuratively wear one. While you shouldn't expect to be treated like a princess, you should be treated fairly and with respect. We all deserve this. Know your worth. You have the right to every ounce of appreciation and courtesy as the next person. Live life with finesse and sophistication - be passionate and shoot for the stars and don't settle for anything less. 

Be sweet on the inside.

I know it's cliché to say, but it's not what's on the outside that counts it's what's on the inside. On the outside, pineapples are hard with a rough texture, but you can't judge it based on its outside appearance. This is 100% true with people as well. Life is all about being understanding and accepting to one another. Be kind and genuine. Be sweet on the inside. Make sure to always be the best YOU can be. Show the world how amazing you are. Show the world what you have to offer. 

We would all be better humans if we just remembered to be like a pineapple.

 

I've included a downloadable link to the 6" x 10" PDF. Feel free to print this out and frame it yourself so you can be inspired at home on a daily basis.

What quotes inspire you?

Jacqueline Wilson is an English children’s author and creator of this quote.

FREE PRINTABLE - 20 Spice Labels for Pantry Organization

Graphic Design, Printable, Organizing, Cleaning, Blogging, OrganizationJessica WozniczkaComment

I love labeling and keeping everything neat and tidy, but lately I've been struggling with finding spices in my spice cabinet. Every time I need to find anything, I literally have to take each spice out one by one hoping I find what I need. I finally got sick of it and decided to created these printable spice labels. I printed mine from full-sheet shipping label paper, but you also print yours from standard printer paper and use Modge Podge to adhere it to the side. It is completely up to you!

What I've done is put each spice in Mini Glass Jelly Jar's (I bought mine from Bed Bath and Beyond) and placed the label directly on the outside of it. I decided to use these mini jelly jar's because I felt like mason jars were too large and I also wanted to optimize my cabinet space. 

Feel free to download and print any of the labels below. I've also included a blank one as well as a combined PDF including all 20 labels if you didn't want to pick and choose what you want. Hopefully these help you organize your spices as well as making it easier to find what you need. Enjoy! 


FREE Printable Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Printable, Organizing, CleaningJessica WozniczkaComment

I hope you all had a fun Fourth of July and are ready to conquer the rest of the work week. For those of you who just hosted Fourth of July BBQ's and parties', I'm sure you've realized the clean up you'll have to do. Because of this, it seemed appropriate to create a weekly cleaning checklist you can download to help you prioritize. I hate cleaning as much as the next person, but for time management sometimes it's a good idea to take a couple quick small tasks you can do after work before relaxing at the end of the day (you shouldn't have to spend more than 45 minutes). By doing this, it should help keep your home under control and minimize the amount of time you'll have to spend cleaning during the weekend. You can download the checklist by clicking the button below!


Below are some of my go-to cleaning products to help you get started. 

Meal Prepping for the Week + FREE Printable Grocery List & Recipe Card!

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If you’re anything like me, the very idea of cooking dinner after a long day of work can leave you feeling exhausted - providing you an excuse to order take-out. I’ve found I’m spending way too much time cooking, shopping or prepping meals for a single night during the week. I finally got fed up with it and decided to try my hand at prepping freezer meals during the weekend for the entire week. By creating a grocery and recipe list of my weekly meals, I was hoping to save both time and money, thus giving me more downtime to relax after a full day at work. My ultimate goal was to create 10 freezers meals that I can pop directly into the slow cooker as I’m running out the door.

I went through several of my Crockpot books (and pins on Pinterest) and compiled 10 recipes that had similar ingredients so I wasn’t veering too far away from one another. As I sat down to try and organize my meal plan ideas, I quickly realized what a daunting task this was going to be. The biggest problem I discovered was trying to organize all my planned meals. I had all these great recipes in mind, but I was so overwhelmed at the idea of figuring out how much of each item I needed that I almost gave up. In the end, I decided to design a grocery list that I could print out and bring with me shopping so I could stay on track and not get distracted.

Here's some quick bullet points to help you get started:

• Create the List – Place your items into categories. This makes it easier to check off as you’re shopping. Tip: It’s helpful to write down the amount needed of each item so you aren’t relying on your memory.

Clearly, I wasn't prepared for the amount of food I would be freezing. Protip: Make room in your freezer beforehand. 

Clearly, I wasn't prepared for the amount of food I would be freezing. Protip: Make room in your freezer beforehand. 

Organize Freezer Bags – Grab some gallon size Ziploc bags and a Sharpie. Pre-Label each bag and write any prepping that needs to be done when re-heating. Ex: adding a cup of water.

• Prepare Bags – Simply take all the ingredients and throw them in the bag. This is the best part because presentation isn’t important.

• Place in Freezer – If organization is important to you, you can gently fold the bags in half and stack them one on top of the other.

• When Ready to Heat – I usually take the meal from the freezer and put into the refrigerator the night before. This isn’t necessary, I only do this just in case the frozen food is too large to fit in the slow cooker

I apologize for the lack of prepping photos. I was honestly so overwhelmed I just wanted to focus on completing each recipe!

The recipe card is 4” x 6” and fits perfectly into a photo album for easy organization and protection. Download and print out as many copies as you want!

Do you have any recipes you’re excited to try out?

Enjoy and happy prepping!

- Jess

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