Do you have a diary? Do you have a calendar on the wall? Do you keep track of your appointments on your phone? Do you do all of the above? I used to and it just wasn’t working. I needed one thing to help me keep track of my appointments, my to do list, to track my habits (or lack thereof) and set some positive goals for myself, all within arms reach AND it had to be portable. That’s why I created the Domestic Goddess Planner.
What is a Planner?
To be honest, I never really heard of ‘planners’ until maybe 6 months ago. When I discovered that there’s such a thing, it couldn’t have more up my ally if it tried.
A planner is a small book or diary that you can record any number of things. Appointments, feelings, goals or use to journal. It can be used to create your to do list, create meal plans or track your spending habits. When I first heard of them, I found it so overwhelming. You see there’s a whole planner ‘movement’, if you like, and some people are obsessed.
There are stickers, pens, planner markers, jewelry for your planner. You name it, it’s out there, all specifically for planners.
Which one to choose?
I was flabbergasted when I started looking for a planner that was going to meet all my needs and tick all my boxes. There are some pretty talented people out there who create their own planners and have such a big following. If you’ve never heard of Leanne Baker or Erin Condren, google them. They seem to be two of the big names in the planner world.
There is of course a planner that you create yourself with blank pages in a notebook and pop that notebook in what’s called a Traveller’s Notebook or ‘TN’. This can be particularly useful if you want to create a journal that is also a great outlet for being creative with your own artwork.
I wanted a little bit of both. I wanted something that was going to be practical and hard wearing, was going to be useful and streamline all of those organising systems that I had in place for many years. That’s when I came up with the idea of creating my own and the Domestic Goddess Planner was born.
Why Domestic Goddess?
If you don’t already know it, here at Domesblissity I’ve been encouraging women from all over the world since 2011 to learn old fashioned homemaking techniques that worked 50 plus years ago but with the added convenience of 21st century technology. I’ve been encouraging people to stop spending and make do with what they have so they will always have money for things that are important to them.
I believe every woman, whether they’re a stay at home mum or a working mum, or not even a Mum at all, are Domestic Goddesses. I want people to know that you’re all doing a great job keeping house and want to teach people the easiest ways possible to do that.
The Domestic Goddess Planner is just one tool that will help you achieve that. It really is the best of both worlds when it comes to planners.
Just like your old favourite pair of jeans, the Domestic Goddess Planner is made to order and constructed of hard wearing, durable denim and secured with elastic cord to keep it closed.
It is embellished with a leather label with the words “Domestic Goddess” but this can be customised with your own name or words (at a small additional cost). It can withstand sticky fingers, coffee spills or some dirt from a rock placed in your handbag from your endearing child. It measures 17.5cm wide by 24cm high (7″ x 9.5″ approx).
It comes standard with two inserts. One, a Monthly Calendar spread over 2 pages so you can see at a glance what you have coming up for the month. It also allows you to plan well ahead into upcoming months any birthdays, appointments, school term dates, school holidays or work schedules.
The second insert that comes standard with the Domestic Goddess Planner is my favourite and my ‘go to’ for anything I need to remember. Something that is so vitally important for any Domestic Goddess. It is a Daily Calendar and To Do List on 2 pages for each day. Each day you can see at a glance what appointments you have from 5am until 10pm. It has a section for tracking any habits you’d like to form that are better for you like exercise, water intake, protein/carbs/fruit and veg, for example. It also has a section for meal planning so you know what needs to be prepped, food wise, each day.
The second page is your To Do list and something that is very important for me in helping me to stay organised is that it allows you to prioritise the items on your to do list and tick them off as you go.
There is also a section for recording any highlights from the day or setting goals for yourself. I find this particularly useful when one of my children have received an award at school or I want to focus on my own self care and put my health first, for example. Something us Domestic Goddesses fail at doing.
You can also check out my video on Youtube which explains all the features in more detail.
How Much Does it Cost?
There are a couple options when it comes to purchasing the Domestic Goddess Planner.
You can purchase it complete with the above two inserts for the price of AUD$55 (which includes FREE shipping anywhere in Australia – an additional AUD$15 for overseas orders). This comes with a standard leather label embellished with the words “Domestic Goddess” hand stamped on it.
To have your own name or other words embellished on the label is an additional AUD$5 increasing the total price to AUD$60.
The second option is to buy just the planner folder on its own without any inserts. This is particular useful if you prefer to use plain paper to record your appointments or journal your own artwork. The price for this option is only AUD$40 (including FREE shipping anywhere in Australia – an additional AUD$15 for overseas orders) and this comes with the standard leather label embellished with “Domestic Goddess.
To have your own name or other words embellished on the label is an additional AUD$5 increasing the total price to AUD$45.
There is also an additional Household Finance Tracker you can purchase in hard copy format or instant download. This is particularly useful for creating a budget, setting financial goals and tracking spending habits which helps you identify if they are a need or a want.
How to Order
You can order directly from the Domesblissity Shop and select if you would like the Planner with inserts or without and choose whether you’d like a personalised custom label.
As these Planners are made to order, please allow up to ten (10) working days for your planner to be made and the inserts to be printed.
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