Today I want to share with you how I’m using some of the pages from Openquote Designs‘ Basic Planner kit. Here I’m actually using the A5 inserts which you can find here, but the kit also comes in personal size.
I’m going to start by showing you my menu planner pages. These inserts actually come with columns designated for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Since I only wanted to plan one meal for each day, I used some stickers from my dear friend Merrit @Merrit Elizabeth Shop. I re-colored some of the headers with my Zebra Mildliners for some more variety and used the Studio L2e Travel Plans and Wanderlust sets to label them.
This way I use each column to represent a week and have a short grocery list at the end as well to list what I need to get. I really like being able to check a couple weeks back in the same spread to avoid doing the same things over and over or to get some ideas on what to cook next.
Following the menu planner, I have some spare recipe inserts. I do keep a recipe book digitally but I don’t add things to it unless I try them first. That’s why when I find a recipe I want to try, I jot it down on paper and once I give it a shot, I can decide if I want to add it in my recipe book.
Last but not least, I tweaked the bill tracking inserts to keep track of my creative and design team work which is basically tasks that get repeated every month. Since we are already in September I re-labeled the months so I want waste the extra check-boxes.
I have to admit I really love this insert and can really work for anything you do in monthly basis or you would even label the boxes with the days of the weeks and have it as a daily checklist.
Hope you got some ideas on how you can use different inserts in your planner instead of just having your calendar pages.
Until next time, happy planning 🙂