Your Personal Assistant for September [organize]

It’s time to get organized for September!  Tip Junkie is here to help usher in Fall as Your Personal Assistant. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule. Here are some of the things to do!

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1. Let’s get clicky with my Moments that Matter Photo Challenge. Capture moments that matter from your camera phone. Since the new year is a great time to capture Moments that Matter, AND get ORGANIZED, I’’ve picked a word each day that we can all capture with our camera phones to help us photo journal these joyous moments, AS WELL AS a phrase a day to help stay ORGANIZED. Share them or keep them for yourself, but enjoy the moment!

For more details, click here! Pick either one of the photo journal prompts and click away!

A. Simplify ~ Moments that Matter

B. Productive ~ Your Personal Assistant

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Your Personal Assistant

Tip Junkie is coming full circle to make ‘Your Personal Assistant‘ reminders more interactive.  This has been a goal of mine for a few years and with technology I can now make it happen for you. {nerdy giggle}

This list has a task to do each day to help you organize your life while also creating those important bonding moments.  To motivate yourself to be your best ‘personal assistant’  capture with your camera phone these homemaking and productive moments.   {see above photo for task list}

My hope is that it helps balance all the demands of being a woman, wife, mother, sister, and friend.  {to name a few}

How to Play

Once you’’ve taken your photo, upload it to the Tip Junkie Facebook Page or on Instagram so we can all play along, make new friends, like, and encourage each other!  Make sure you use the hashtag #TipJunkie!

We’re all crazy-busy women trying to do the best with what we’ve got.  Tip Junkie’s love to support each other, so upload your photos so we can tell you how great you are!  {shoot yeah}

For Added FUN!

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Let’s have fun together!

Tip Junkie is on a mission to unite a MILLION HAPPY CRAFTERS around the world. {squeal in delight} If you’d like to spread the happy ~ like I do … and be apart of something fun… keep reading.

Simply print out this “flat Tip Junkie” and take a picture of yourself! Upload your picture to the Tip Junkie Creative Community on Facebook. {yep, that’s it!}

I will all collect all your happy crafter pictures and put them into a quick video. This will be our Tip Junkie welcome video to other creative women to join us in creating moments that matter.

So let’s join forces in an effort to unite happy crafting women all over the world. We are united in our passion for creating and I can’t wait to see “flat Tip Junkie” pictures. {squeal in delight}

Back to School!

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2. The kids are back in school or heading back right about now. This year plan something really special and start a new tradition:

If you’’re wanting to make something special for Meet The Teacher, I’’ve got your back with several amazing and creative homemade teacher gift ideas, including these 15 Must Try Meet the Teacher Ideas!

Holidays

3. Get ready to celebrate fun holidays (here’s the complete list)!  Halloween, Ways to Serve, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are coming up, and these free printable lists  with ideas to do to celebrate and serve others are fabulous. Just print and display!

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4. It’’s time to start planning for Christmas! If your family draws names for Christmas, September is a good time to do it. This way you know who to buy for.

This Christmas in July post has links to hundreds of crafting tutorials that are perfect for everyone on your list!

Find Handmade Gifts by Estimated Cost:

Christmas Crafting Tutorials

Christmas Crafting Tutorials:

Start Planning Christmas

Start making plans for Christmas, where you’re going to stay, who’s family to visit, travel arrangements, etc.

Looking for homemade gift ideas to make this Christmas?  The Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has over 900 free patterns and tutorials so that you can find the perfect gift.  It even has a gift finder!  You can search for homemade gift patterns by:

If your family draws names for Christmas, September is a good time to do it. This way you know who to buy for.

If your purchasing your gifts, spread out your Christmas expenses buy purchasing a couple gifts each month from the Mom-preneur Shops. Every penny you spend goes to support another woman and her family.  {{fabulous!}}

5. Plan a Girls Only Weekend with your besties to celebrate surviving the summer. {{Be sure to invite me!}}

6.  Clear schedule for book club, girls night out, BUNCO, and other rotating activities. Make sure you have child care, your food assignment, etc. Here’s how to start a dinner club.

7. Do you do a Super Saturday in your area? It’s a day devoted to making crafts. If so, here are some amazing ideas.

Family Events Coming Up:

Fall can be such a busy time of the year. As you organize yourself this month, look ahead to the end of the year. This way you can stay ahead of the game and things won’t sneak by.

  • What fall school parties are you in charge of?
  • What fall birthday’s do you need to make/buy gifts for? {They sneak up on you – so get them now}
  • Finalize your Thanksgiving plans like lodging, who’s attending, food assignments, and start thinking about games and activities to make it more memorable.
  • Are you going to host a Christmas party?  If so, for Adults or Families?
  • Are you going to host a New Years party this year?

Halloween

Halloween

8.  Halloween is next month and my favorite holiday so it’s not surprising that Tip Junkie has the most creative and fabulous Halloween ideas! {wink}  You’ll find Halloween Craft Tutorials, Halloween Party Food & Recipes, Halloween Party Ideas, Halloween DIY Decor, Family and Child Costume Ideas, Crafty Pumpkins and more!  You’’ll love:

And, let’s not forget TRUNK OR TREAT!

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

10. Change AC house filter.

11. Write one grandparent a letter, artwork, or card.

12. Plan Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter dates.

13. Plan a date night with your man, arrange the babysitter in advance.

Family Events Coming Up:

14. Fall can be such a busy time of the year. As you organize yourself this month, look ahead to the end of the year. This way you can stay ahead of the game and things won’t sneak by.

  • What fall school parties are you in charge of?
  • What fall birthday’s do you need to make/buy gifts for? {They sneak up on you – so get them now}
  • Finalize your Thanksgiving plans like lodging, who’s attending, food assignments, and start thinking about games and activities to make it more memorable.
  • Are you going to host a Christmas party?  If so, for Adults or Families?
  • Are you going to host a New Years party this year?

15.  If you want to get a space in your house organized, these ideas might help!  21 Best Organization Hacks25 Ways to Organize with a Clipboard, 10 Closet Spaces and How to Organize Them17 Clever Ways to Organize Your Jewelry, 19 Handy Ways to Organize Your Kitchen, 16 Ways to Organize Your Craft Room17 Organized Homework Stations and 10 Stylish Family Schedule and Command Center Ideas.

16. 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 2017 Printable Calendar is a must have, too! {{wink}} We also adore these Recipe Card Templates!

17.  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!

18.  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 birthday theme, party favor, game and decor ideas.

Recipes

Recipes

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

To Do:

Start brainstorming and get an idea of what your kiddos want to be for Halloween. Also pick out a couple new Halloween home decor items you want to make.Finalize your Thanksgiving plans.Start making plans for Christmas. Not only gifts but where you’’re going to stay, who’s family to visit, travel arrangements, etc.

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  1. Great suggestions. I buy all Christmas/Birthday presents at the After Christmas Clearance Sales. Next step will be to wrap them in advance. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get them sent on time!

    Thanks!

  2. In September I get out our perpetual holiday planner that has a month by month prepairing plan in it, spend time with our household chatting about what we liked and didn’t about last year, and start my lists: list of gifts already gotten and need to get(I look throughout the year for gifts since we have a good sized family, and it spaces out the cost as well), a timeline list (combo of to do with a calendar that includes all our planned activities in the coming months and when I can get each thing on the todo list done), and since we just moved to a new place this year, a list of what goes where for the decorations for the various holidays coming up. So by mid-September I can really get started prepairing for the holidays.

  3. Some of my friends think I am crazy for thinking about Christmas already, but I much prefer to be in control and organized. I spent a small fortune on greetings cards last year and this year I really need to try to spend less. I already know that I am going to send my friends who live overseas xmas greeting cards for free online. I will be saving money on the greetings themselves and postage, so the idea of this makes me very happy. Hope this info helps those who are watching their spending like me this year.

  4. i could really use some help. my son is 11 and on an excellent football team. would love to keep the team excited with fun team spirit celebration ideas. either simple like a candy bar with encouragement or pep rally stuff. we will have banners to run through.

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