CategoryHousehold Notebook

Household notebook announcement

The household notebook forms have been moved to a new site.

When I first put up the household notebook forms here on my blog and made them available for download, I never anticipated how many people would actually use them. It eventually reached the point where I needed a better way to manage the number of downloads.

The final solution was to create an entirely new site for the notebook forms. That wasn’t my original intent, but in the long run, the new site should actually work better than my original ideas.

One of the biggest parts of the project was writing a master household notebook and compiling all of the forms into one big .pdf file. The finished notebook is 52 pages long and has several pages that are customizable, as well as several new forms that I haven’t previously offered here on my blog. It is also available in five colors to choose from. The price of each notebook is $6.99 and comes as a complete .zip file with the forms you need to customize it.

The forms that I previously offered here on my blog are still free, but they have been moved to the new site so I can better keep track of everything.

With the Fruit of Her Hands – household notebooks made beautiful

Bible Study Notebook cover form

Over at Prairie Homemaker there has been a recent discussion about household notebooks. Some ladies linked to their blogs, where they have pictures posted of their notebooks. This time a member posted whose notebook I hadn’t seen before, and I ended up at her blog.

To make a long story short, she gave permission to use her artwork for notebook pages. She has a beautiful drawing of a little girl praying that I just absolutely love, so I put the picture onto a page to use in my Bible Study Notebook (yes, I have a separate notebook for that). I’ve been studying faith lately, and it was especially neat to me because I found this picture the very same day that I read Matthew 18:4.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:4

Here is my Bible Study Notebook cover:


Added a few new forms

After some requests for a printable Master Schedule form for the household notebook, I’ve added one. The first time I tried it, it didn’t work, so hopefully this one will be a bit more user-friendly. I’ve also added a Cleaning Schedule form in the same format. With both documents, you print the background page first (a .pdf file), then put it back in the printer, and print the text document over it (Microsoft Word – the document is already formatted to fit the background). The Microsoft Publisher documents are also available for download so those that have that program can use the original forms.

The forms are on my Notebook Forms page.

Moved some things around

I moved some things around the other day and never mentioned it. (So sorry, Stephanie!)

The notebook forms page is now located at this page here. The link to it is over on the left sidebar in the Pages section – right below the main Household Notebook page.

Hope that helps! I’ve been working on updating some forms for my own binder, and when I do, I’ll try to remember to put those forms up here as well.

Updated my household notebook pages

I realized today that I haven’t updated my notebook pictures in a while, and I’ve completely redone my binder! Oops…

I made new divider pages for the notebook using Microsoft Publisher (probably one of my all-time favorite computer programs – you can do SO much with it) and some graphics that I think are absolutely beautiful. Then today I took a whole bunch of new pictures and uploaded them. Now the pictures are a more accurate representation of my binder!

Working on updating my binder pictures

One of my Hannah Girls had referred to my binder page here, and I went over there to look it over and copy something. That’s when I started looking at the pictures – they’re old! They don’t look much like my binder now; I’ve done a complete overhaul of my binder (again!). So in between packing boxes, teaching lessons, and hangin’ out with my hubby – hopefully I’ll have a chance to get some new pictures.