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Make your own handmade, hand-drawn, mismatched DIY Planner full of doodles, goals, life plans and everything YOU. Templates designed to leave lots of room for personalization... Includes: January 2017 – December 2019 monthly, fill-in-the-blank month, fill-in-the-blank daily page, to-do list, weekly appointments, goals & ideas worksheet -- $12 Printable DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printables Make your own handmade, hand-drawn, mismatched DIY Planner full of doodles, goals, life plans and everything YOU. Templates designed to leave lots of room for personalization... Includes: January 2017 – December 2019 monthly, fill-in-the-blank month, fill-in-the-blank daily page, to-do list, weekly appointments, goals & ideas worksheet -- $12 Printable DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printables

Make your own handmade, hand-drawn, mismatched DIY Planner full of doodles, goals, life plans and everything YOU.

These templates are designed to leave lots of room for personalization:

  • try printing them in black & white or on colored paper
  • shrink them down or blow them up
  • use markers, stickers, watercolors …
  • put ’em in custom 3-ring binders, discbound notebooks or leave them looseleaf
  • put together a stack for everyday or just for that extra special project you’re about to ROCK
  • mix and match them with other printable templates by me or your other favorite planner maker ;)

Printable planner pages to make your own awesome planner through 2019, YEAH! ///

Cost: $12
Size: Letter – 8.5″ by 11″ OR Junior – 5.5″ by 8.5″
File type: Adobe PDF, for best results print with Adobe Reader

The planner includes the following printable templates:
January 2017 – December 2019 monthly, fill-in-the-blank month, fill-in-the-blank daily page, to-do list, weekly appointments, goals & ideas worksheet

* Upon purchasing you will receive a download link at the email associated with your Paypal account. You should receive the download link within minutes of purchasing – if you don’t please check your spam folder. If you don’t receive an email shoot me an email and we’ll get it sorted out. :)

The following three photos are of the actual templates for printing:

DIY Planner template by Ahhh Design - 'This book belongs to...' and info pages. #diyplanner #printable
This book belongs to & info page:
The silliest templates included – they remind me of sweet diaries I had as a kid.


DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design - daily notes & blank monthly template.  #diyplanner #printable
Daily Notes
Use the daily notes page while taking notes during meetings or planning out busy days.

Blank Month
I include the blank month in case you love these so much you use up all the pre-dated pages. Just circle the month and write in the days – voila! I don’t always use my planner and even ignore it for months at a time, gasp! It’s nice to have the un-dated templates so I can print out a bunch and only fill in the months I’m actually going to use.


DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design - Day broken down by time & To Do worksheets #diyplanner #printable
TIME (detail)
For those of you that like to plan your days down to the minute, this is a cool way to see the overview of your week. Now that I’m up all hours with a baby again I think I need to make a 24-hour version!

TO DO
One productivity tip you ALWAYS hear is to make a to-do list at the start of the week or in the mornings with 2-3 must-do items. And for that you need a to-do list! I use these for projects and events too.


Photos of the templates printed out:

DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable DIY Planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable

Happy planning!

Love,
A

8.5 by 5.5 goals and daily habit templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable  #ARC #goals

Happy two thousand and sixteen!

It seems like EVERYONE is talking about daily habits these days, or, at least everyone I’m listening to (podcasts) or following on the internet.

– Tammie Bennett on Raise Your Hand. Say Yes. podcast.
Tiny Daily Habits by Tammie Bennett
Daily Drawing Challenge with Lisa Congdon
Daily Making Jumpstart by Kim Werker
Tiny Habits Method with BJ Fogg

I did #the100DaysProject last year and had so much fun – I shared all of my drawings on IG (@oh_amanda). It really does seem like the more art I make the more art I WANT to make.

This year I’ll be drawing/sketching/painting a face everyday and hoping to improve in the process. Very curious how it will all turn out in the end. So, how to track it?! There are plenty of phone apps and templates around…

Streaks App
Map Your Progress
2016 Goal Tracker by EliseJoy
– a million options on Pinterest

BUT I wanted something simple and a little messy to match my planner.

On the Daily Habits template there’s room for 3 habits every month. Write your habit on the left and mark out the days you complete them. The other is the similar but just one habit per month.

8.5 by 5.5 goals and daily habit templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable  #ARC #goals

Below on the left are 366 circles, one for each day of the year. On the right are 12 empty boxes – one for each month.

8.5 by 5.5 goals and daily habit templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable  #ARC #goals

And last!! I threw in a year at a glance calendar for 2016 – an iteration of Dave Seah’s Compact Calendar. I’ve used different versions of this for years now.

8.5 by 5.5 compact calendar by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #printable  #ARC #year

DOWNLOADS ->
2016-tracking-AHHHdesignLEAPYEAR.pdf (1852 downloads) – 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032
2016-tracking-AHHHdesign.pdf (1028 downloads)

Happy planning!
xo,
A

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You might also be interested in:
DIY Printable Planner Templates
Planner Templates, 5.5 x 8.5
Simple Week & Month
5-day Work Week
Weekly Planning

How to print 5.5 by 8.5 templates at home by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound #printing

Now that I’m using my smaller planner I’ve had a lot of questions about printing the 5.5″ by 8.5″ planner templates. I always recommend using Adobe Reader – it’s a free application and I’ve ran into less troubleshooting issues with it than other options.

If your settings don’t look exactly like the screenshots below it’s ok – you should still have all the same options. These were taken from Adobe Reader 11 on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5.

Print Settings

After opening the file select Print underneath File in the application menu. This opens the print dialogue box.

Adobe Reader > File > Print:
Print Dialogue Box - How to print 5.5 by 8.5 templates at home by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound #printing

You’ll see that the default set-up is for 8.5″ by 11″ paper. To change this we need to add 5.5″ by 8.5″ as an option. In the bottom left corner select Page Setup.

Print Dialogue Box > Page Setup:
Page Setup - How to print 5.5 by 8.5 templates at home by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound #printing

From here we want to change the Paper Size. When clicking on that item you’ll see a big list of common paper sizes. Scroll down to the bottom and select Manage Custom Sizes.

Page Setup Box > Paper Size > Manage Custom Sizes:
The left side will show a list of all your custom paper sizes you’ve added. Underneath select the + symbol to add a new one. This creates an Untitled file at the bottom of the list.

Click into Untitled and type 5.5 by 8.5. Then fill in the area to the right with the dimensions. When you select your printer from Non-Printable Area: it should fill in the top, left, right and bottom margins for you.

Custom Paper Sizes - How to print 5.5 by 8.5 templates at home by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound #printing

Select OK!

You should be back in the Page Setup window. Here select your printer under Format For:, under Paper Size: select 5.5 by 8.5 and for Orientation: select the little icon standing upright. Like this:
Page Setup - How to print 5.5 by 8.5 templates at home by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound #printing

Select OK!

The adjustments in the Print Dialogue Box will depend on your printer and if you want to print the pages individually or all at once. I print all my templates one at a time onto 5.5 by 8.5 paper as I need them – even the months.

Here I’m going to use printing out the 12 months – one at a time – as an example:

On the print screen select your Printer first and make sure the print preview is showing your template the right direction and fitting within your paper. Under Pages to Print > Pages type in 1-12.

The Page Sizing & Handling area will depend on your printer. I scale mine down to 94% so that none of the page is cut off. Yours might be more or less, you really just have to do a test page and adjust it accordingly. Try the Fit option first, hopefully that will work for you.

Print Dialogue Box - How to print 5.5 by 8.5 templates at home by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound #printing

Printing!

Before we hit Print think about the first month you’re printing. If you start with January do you want it to be on the right side of your planner or on the left so that February is directly across from it in a two month spread? Depending on your preference January should be printed on a sheet by itself or with February on the back.

For this example we’ll have February printed on the back of January so that all months are double sided.

  1. Place ONE sheet of paper in printer.
  2. Hit Print!
  3. Take printed month out of the printer, flip it over and put it back in to print the next month on the other side.
  4. Repeat adding and flipping paper until finished.

It’s important to have only one sheet of paper in the printer at a time or else it will keep printing all the pages on a single side. This way it prints once and then the printer alerts you that you’re out of paper while you flip it over and put it back inside. You could always print the months out one at a time – instead of all 12 – but that adds a bunch of extra clicking around.

Bulk Printing
If you’re doing a huge daily dated set for a year I can see how you’d definitely want to print all at once using the even/odd settings. Laura from I Heart Planners has a great explanation (Steps 3. and 4.) of printing all your pages at once or even printing them 2-up on 8.5″ by 11″ so that when you cut them they’ll be double sided in the right order. Awesome!

How to print 5.5 by 8.5 templates at home by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound #printing

Please let me know if something doesn’t work for you or if any part of this is confusing so I can make it better! Good luck and happy planning! xo

5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound

New planner templates for sale: 5.5 by 8.5! Half Letter! Half size! The size is awesome whatever you call it because you just cut a piece of letter-sized paper in half and voila!

And since we’re all obsessed with the smaller Arc Discbound notebooks now … perfecto. The templates are fairly minimal when printed – plenty of space for notes, doodles, tape, stickers or whatever. The months have the name on top but the rest of the template is blank so that you can write in your own dates and use them year after year. #diyplanner

The Details

Cost: $12
Size: 5.5″ by 8.5″
File type: Adobe PDF, for best results print with Adobe Reader

The planner includes the following printable 5.5″ x 8.5″ templates:

  • Months: January – December, blank (no dates)
  • Daily
  • Weekly – 2 options: starting with Monday and/or Sunday
  • Project worksheet
  • Price: $12.00

* Upon purchasing you will receive a download link at the email associated with your Paypal account. You should receive the download link within minutes of purchasing, if you don’t please check your spam folder.

Photos!

5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound

** Printing Tip **
Cut your letter-sized paper in half first and set up your printer to print 5.5″ x 8.5″ – make sure and select fit image to paper in your print settings so nothing gets cut off. These were printed at around 94%.

If you’re looking for how to set the paper size in Adobe Acrobat it’s under File > Page Setup…

5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound 5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound

** Tip **
Print the months on a heavier card-stock. Thinner paper wears out faster when taking it in and out of the notebook. Also, you can put a strip of tape along the edge before punching the holes in the paper. Looks cool AND reinforces the edges.

5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound 5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound 5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound

Cost: $12
Size: 5.5″ by 8.5″
File type: Adobe PDF, for best results print with Adobe Reader

The planner includes the following printable 5.5″ x 8.5″ templates:

  • Months: January – December, blank (no dates)
  • Daily
  • Weekly – 2 options: starting with Monday and/or Sunday
  • Project worksheet
  • Price: $12.00
5.5 by 8.5 week, day and month planner templates by Ahhh Design #diyplanner #discbound

Thanks so much for your support and happy planning! xo

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You might also be interested in:
Two-page Week, 5.5 x 8.5 – DIY Planner Template
Simple Week & Month
5-day Work Week
Weekly Planning

I like planning out my week and to-do’s on Sunday evening, if I don’t I end up totally sidetracked when the time comes to actually work. This template is super simple, five blank days to fill in as you like.

DOWNLOAD -> 5-day-week.pdf (8598 downloads)

Example

I used tape so I could use the same sheet every week. A lot of things stay the same like nap time and when my mom watches Pepper. Now I can quickly switch out what I want to work on and when!

5-day-week-example-planner-template

4×6 index cards are the perfect size – big enough for taking notes/doodling and small enough to fit in your bag! Just finished this brand new 4×6 set, how cute and tiny right?!


Cost: Free
Size: Index Card – 4″ by 6″
File type: Adobe PDF
Included::

  • Fill-in-the-blank full month template, Jan-Dec
  • Fill-in-the-blank weekly template
  • Fill-in-the-blank meeting notes

Download: 4by6-2011.pdf (5977 downloads)


Some 4×6 tips:

  • Cutting up a piece of standard 12×12 scrap booking paper will make 6 (4×6) notecards with no waste!
  • Look for a 4×6 pack of index cards in an office supply store right next to the standard 3×5’s – cheap and easy!
  • Want to use 3×5? These scale perfectly, just set your printer to 3×5 and click ‘fit to page’
  • Browse through my binder tutorials for ideas on making a whole planner to fit!


Wait, there’s more!!

In the next day or two I’ll be posting a full tutorial on creating a little mini booklet from the 4″x6″ diy planner templates and a little velcro folder to hold it all. 4×6 index card folder tutorial here! AND 4×6 Monthly Booklet Tutorial

If you want to make a fast and easy binder this is it. You probably have all the parts to put it together just sitting around your house right now!

Supplies

  • Gluestick and hot glue gun
  • Flat Cardboard (not corrugated). Could be a cereal box, packaging or shoe box… get creative!
  • Cheap 2-ring 3×5 notecard binder, or any old small planner or binder
  • Pieces, parts, stickers, envelopes and scraps for collaging
  • File folders or thicker paper for dividers, heavy scrapbooking paper works great
  • DIY Planner Templates to fill the inside!

First, pull out the 2-ring binder clip from your 3×5 notebook. Directions for this and attaching the clip here. Decide what size paper you’d like, poke holes in it and hook it on the binder ring. Measure all the way around this – remember to measure for any tabs you’d like to include plus a little extra on the edges. This will be the width and height of Part A and Part C in the diagram above. The width of Part B should be as high as your binder clip plus a little extra. Part D can be whatever width you’d like really. It can be shorter and fold inside or outside, it can be wide as Part A and Part C or even a funky shape.

Once you figure out your sizes add the widths together and cut out one strip of cardboard. The cardboard I used was thinner than I would like so I cut out two pieces the same size and glued them together. Now make your folds, decorate and add the binder clip!

The pocket on Part A is optional. I cut out a piece of the same cardboard and attached it with hot glue on 3 sides. The closure is a piece of off-white elastic from Joann’s. Stretch it around the closed notebook to get the right length. Then cut two slits in the spine to feed it through. On the outside sew the ends together and you’re done.

Happy binding!

We’re in the process of buying our very first house. I haven’t written much about it (don’t wanna jinx it), but I just have SO many ideas and plans running through my head I need to get them out! Get ready for all-house-all-the-time around here, for a year at least.

I started putting together flickr galleries and even started a tumblr all about home workspaces.

But today I have dining room tables on my mind.

Since moving to Phoenix 4 years ago we haven’t really had much of a dining room. Our plan is to really work on this one and make it a comfortable place we want to hang out and entertain in. Here’s the space that will hopefully be ours in t-minus 18 days, I used a photo from the MLS listing and did a little before & after in photoshop!

Dining Room before and after

First things first, LOTS of paint – I daydream about paint almost every waking moment. Dear awesome folks selling the house, can I just go over there early and start please?!

The table is the Big Sur, of course it is. But who can afford it? I mean, we could, but who wants to spend all their money on one piece of furniture when there’s a whole house to work on? We’ve searched craigslist too, but guess what? People don’t get rid of awesome furniture – they keep it.

Ikea hack and diy table made of wooden pallets

I was looking around on flickr and came across an amazing IKEA hack by Something’s Hiding in There (above right). The colors and warn-out-ness are exactly what I was picturing for our dining room. The look reminded me of the recycled wood dining table tutorial by ReadyMade last month (above left) – hmmm, how about we combine the two!

Table of wooden pallets painted in shades of blue

Once the table is put together it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out how to make a Big Sur style bench to match. Then thrifting for some sturdy mismatched chairs, more paint and Voila!!

More inspiration

dining room table with cool painted details
Almost There by Yvestown

Pallet love!
daybed made of wood pallets
DIY Project: Pallet Daybed from Apartment Therapy

Two weeks ago I was in our alley and saw three chairs a couple houses down, waiting to be picked up by the dump truck. Sure, they were an awful warn out metallic gold but so solid and sturdy! I needed to get a present for my sister and brother ‘n law (who just got a new house and need chairs) and had been looking for an excuse to use the hand-me-down sander I got from my folks. Chair refinishing!!

First I sanded down the chairs, cleaned them and spray painted them white.

Then, I scuffed ’em back up and painted the back red to match C and Z’s red and frosty blue kitchen.

I cut out a piece of cardboard the shape of the seat and very quickly (and roughly) made up some little chair cushions.

And here it is, my very first before and after! :)

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