Your Personal Assistant for December! [organize]


It’s time to get organized for December!  Tip Junkie is here help you stay on top of your game this winter as Your Personal Assistant. I feel like it’s worth it to take a day and really plan and organize your schedule to save you a ton of time later. Here are some suggestions on what to do.

I’d really, truly love to hear what you do to keep your life balanced and a little more organized for December. This is a big deal for me because it’s my goal to keep this relevant for you, and it helps me, too. This is mean to be a resource that keeps us on top of our game, not one that makes us feel stressed. Family always comes first in my book, and I want us all help each other make that goal a reality! {high fives}

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Your Personal Assistant

Who loves to get interactive?  One of my goals this year was to make everything I do here more user-friendly and bring it full-circle so that the ‘Your Personal Assistant‘ reminders and prompts are easy-peasy! Now we can make it happen together! Join me on Instagram to do so!


Moments That Matter ~ Daily Tips

1. If you’re on Instagram, let’s get clicky with my Moments that Matter Photo Challenge where you can capture moments that matter from your camera phone. For more details, click here!

I have found it’s a great way to use the camera on my phone as a grateful journal while I’m also trying to put some balance into my crazy life.  I’ve really thought things out and added a conversation to have with your kids, a memory to make with your man, as well as organizational and fun prompts.  I’m so excited to play on Instagram with you!

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EHprint Free Printable File:
December Maintenance and Home Repair Checklist (1096 downloads)

Print December Calendars

2.  Be sure to grab the December Calendars I’ve made ya:

Get Organized!

3. Ongoing Problems Worksheet ~ Let’s start the month off right and make a list of the things that are causing you added stress. Make a list of the big ones as well as the little ones. Is something in the house that’s broken, is there an insurance issue you need to take care of, do you need an extra trash can upstairs to help keep things tidy?

Once you’ve thought it out and made your list, next plan a day this week as your ongoing problem day and finally resolve those issues that need to be resolved. You’ll be glad that you did!

4.  Schedule for book clubgirls night outBUNCO, and other rotating activities. Make sure you have child care, your food assignment, etc. Here’s how to start a dinner club or enjoy a dinner party.

5. If you are doing food storage, time to check the schedule and buy next on the list. Don’t forget to put some cash in there as well.

6. Write one grandparent a letter, artwork, or card.  Here are some simple grandparent gift ideas if you want to get a little fancy for Grandma or Grandma.

7. Plan Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter dates.  These 22 Snowman & Snowflake Crafts that Double as Gifts ideas would make a great date idea. Make a gift and craft. {score}

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8. Plan a date night with your man; arrange the babysitter in advance.

9.  Plan a Girl’s Only Weekend or some well deserved pampering with your besties to celebrate surviving the summer. {Be sure to invite me!}

Executive Homemaker Planner Free Printable
EHprint Free Printable File:
Executive Homemaker Planner (74052 downloads) ,
EH Binder Tabs (4819 downloads) ,

10. If you’re wanting to be more organized then print off the Executive Homemaker binder where you can keep track of everything in one place as well as printable worksheets to help keep you organized and on task. I put a lot of work My Life Story Planner.  It’s a great way to organize your memories and papers into one place.  This Adorable Free 2018 Printable Calendar is a must have, too! {{wink}} We also adore these Recipe Card Templates!

11.  Pick one space in your house that you’d like to organize this month.  Here are some ideas to help!

12.  If you want to get a space in your house organized, these ideas might help!

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13. Winter and the holidays can be such a busy time of the year. As you organize yourself this month, remember that the end of the year is almost here! This way it won’t sneak up on you.

  • What holiday school parties are you in charge of?
  • What winter birthday’s do you need to make/buy gifts for? {They sneak up on you –so get them ready now.}
  • Are you going to host a Christmas party? If so, for Adults or Families?
  • Finalize your Christmas and New Years plans like lodging, who’ is attending, food assignments, and start thinking about games and activities to make it more memorable. {{it’s getting close!}}
  • Are you going to host a New Year’s party this year?  What traditions or countdown ideas are you going to keep or start?
  • Are you going to make any New Years resolutions or goals as a family?

Here are a few other events that I might be able to help you plan something creative and fun… click any of the links below:




14. It’s time finalize Christmas plans. {{can you believe Christmas is this month?}} If your family draws names for Christmas, and you haven’t drawn names already, you need to! This way you know who to buy for.

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Christmas crafting

Fun Traditions to Create Memories for your kids:

Christmas Crafting

15.  Christmas is THIS month and it’s one of my favorite holidays so it’s not surprising that Tip Junkie has amazing Christmas crafting ideas {wink}

You’ll find Christmas Craft Tutorials, Christmas Party Food & Recipes, Christmas Party IdeasChristmas DIY Decor, Crafty Christmas Trees and Wreaths, StockingsAdvent Calendar ideas and more!

What parties are you attending and what do you need to prep for? Be sure to keep track of your events and ideas!

New traditions to try. I always try to add a new tradition each year. It adds a new fun element to the holiday and keeps things from feeling stale. What are your thoughts?

I’ve had so much fun putting together new Christmas posts with tons of new Christmas ideas, so be sure to check them out and upload yours!

Find your perfect project via event, person, age, Person, estimated cost, difficulty, estimated time to make.

Handmade Gift Patterns by Age and Person

Happy New Year

New Years Ideas:


16.  Check birthdays for the month, buy cards & presents,  get them ready to mail or deliver. If you have a child’s birthday this month, plan it and get out the invites.  Tip Junkie has tons of amazing party ideas,  birthday themesparty favorgameparty food, decor ideas and free printables.

Free Printables:

Find your perfect project via event, person, age, Person, estimated cost, difficulty, estimated time to make.



17.  Tip Junkie Food has TONS recipes for baking as well as dinner recipes, all with pictured instructions to learn or how to make.

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18.  Finalize your Christmas plans and continue with your Christmas crafting, finalize your travel arrangements, and don’t forget to plan your New Years!

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If you want to remind yourself to head on over to Tip Junkie at the beginning of every month for this segment, here’s a button you can put on your blog. (code on the sidebar)

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Events on Tip Junkie:

Don’t miss out… This month I am committed to promote women in business so you’ll Buy Mom Made this holiday season with FREE Giveaways! Stop by every Monday and leave a quick comment for your chance to win prizes over $75.

I’ll open the giveaways every Monday and close them every Sunday. So don’t worry, you’ll have an entire week to leave a quick comment.  You can also join my weekly newsletter if you want an extra heads up.

Whoohoo!!  Women in business ROCK

Upcoming Tip Junkie Events:

1. Christmas Tree Contest – A fun way to feature great tips and how-to’s on decorating a fabulous Christmas Tree.

2. Christmas Card Contest – Another fun way to feature fabulously creative Christmas cards and help inspire us to think a little more out of the box.

3. The Tip Junkie Awards – In January, Tip Junkie will get all dressed up to celebrate the “Oscars” of blog awards. You will have the opportunity to vote for the best tips featured here on Tip Junkie in 2009 and the winners will receive some fun prizes.


Laurie Turk the Tip Junkie
Promoting creative women through their tutorials,
craft rooms, and products,
~ Laurie  {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

How do YOU organize and plan for December?
{tell us below in the comments}

P.S.  Join the conversations over on the Tip Junkie Facebook page.  It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials you need.

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