The Manual vs. Mobile Grocery List

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I try to go paperless.  I do A LOT via my phone and iPad and all the various apps but there are two reasons that I must have paper.  One is my to-do list. I love the satisfaction of marking something off the list when it FINALLY gets done.  The other is my grocery list.  I tried numerous apps and it just wasn’t working.  My husband could access the app but I could not print the list.  He had no access but I could create a list and sort by item type.  Nope, not going to work.  I needed something that had the different sections of the store and a running list of all the things I buy.   So I did an audit….on my kitchen.

First the pantry, then the frig and then the freezer.  And I typed all the items that I buy on an ongoing basis and saved it.  Added a line for a check box, converted to PDF and uploaded to Dropbox.  My own personal grocery list.  Did my friends think this was crazy? Yes.  But a couple joked about having me come to their house!

grocerylistMy husband’s friend happened to see it on our counter during a visit and made my day.  He does the grocery shopping at his house and said this was GENIUS!!!(Thanks Mark!)  One list, all organized, just check the line and you are done.

Every week I print one out.  I plan the weekly menu on the back.  My husband and daughter can both add items to the list as we run out of things or if there is something they need.  And on Sunday, when I am ready to go to the store, I know what to buy and what I am cooking for the entire week!  Yes, I found a few items I missed but super easy to add them to the list.  Finally a reason to smile about food shopping!

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Printable Calendars

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2016-printable-calendar-boring30 days in September, April, June……Yes, sometimes I do have to sing the calendar song I learned back in 1st grade.  Rather than singing in front of my colleagues, I refer to a pretty printable Year at a Glance calendar over my desk so I can book work travel, vacations and other activities.  I guess I could print the outlook calendar but it is SO BORING!  My answer is a quick Google search for links to some great blogs!

Here are a few of my favorite printable Year at a Glance calendars:

Blog:  Scattered Squirrel-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Red Stamp-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Live Creatively-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Me and My Big Ideas-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Hello Cuteness- 
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

Blog:  Eliza Ellis Its a beautiful life-
2016 Printable Year at a Glance Calendar

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