The beginning of a-year-considered always involves some freshening up around here. It lifts my spirits and helps me visualize those “new wineskins” for the year as I put plans on paper and begin to order the *things* we will put in place for our year!
I ALWAYS begin a year with fresh folders for my desk basket (from Peterboro baskets, but at this time the style pictured is no longer available.) and a new notebook. Ah – the simple and purposeful home educating notebook. I have explained before how cheery a pretty notebook can be, and you know this idea can extend to a home design notebook. I do so enjoy making my own notebook, but this year…I was smitten with a simple and pretty option, and truthfully, I needed to streamline a bit in light of the season of life we face. I’m delighted.
Both the notebook and the folders came from Target. They are part of the greenroom eco line, which offers a number of very cheery coordinated options! Unfortunately, they’re only available in the store, and only at Target, so I can’t link you directly to any of the products. But if you have a Target…do go browse!
I was hoping to find a larger notebook than I used last year (1″) because I have more notebook-storing-needs with more children in the learning room! This 1 1/2″ binder is perfect!
In addition to finding cheery folders and my new home education binder, I found some new Post-it Note Tabs that I’m just MAD about!! First of all, this tab has all of the goodness of a Post-it, but the lined area allows me to index material and papers that exist within a particular tab. It’s very, very helpful! PLUS…the transparent binder pocket folders I’m using and the larger tabs allow me to more easily line up the tabs from folder to folder. >> sheepish grin << I’m just sayin’!!
And now…to get to this delicious pile of books (which is just the 6th grade pile by the way!! LOL!!!) I have my files all transferred into pretty new file folders, and I’ve created new files for those things that are needed this year. My home education notebook is freshened and awaiting booklists! I find myself at the beginning of a thing. I pray that the beginning for each of you is just as refreshing, full of all the delightful potential thoughts and considerations that each new year brings!