By trade I'm a gardener...or a "horticulture technician". So I work about 8 months, generally April-end of November/beginning of December. Then I go on EI (employment insurance) for December-March. When I am working, my mind is focused and I know exactly what day it is and what is going on. My brain this past month has gone to mush! days? the date? (ie, my previous post ...oh, it's NYE!?). I declared I needed to get a day planner!
but they are 'so' expensive...for something I will use for a year? sure. I could go to the dollar store...and some of them are kinda cute...but made in China...I try not to buy from China, I'd rather source Canada, or even better, Toronto. I generally don't mind paying more for local, but since I'm on EI, money is tight...
SO...what is a crafty girl, who has too much time on her hands do? MAKE ONE! out of reused items...AKA, upcycled items! A new term I learned recently.
My new boss gave me some gardening mags this year. I ripped out pages that I had read, and where pretty. I generally was able to use 3 pages for a month. 5 weeks, plus the month page.
I folded them into 4. using double sided tape, I stuck the 'wrong' sides together, in half.
I made two holes on the folded edge.
for the days, I used label stickers I had, (I didn't want to buy anything new)