Friday, July 31, 2015

Recycling Signs

Thanks to Facebook groups, I have made friends with Melanie VonFange. She shared with me her paper recycling signs, and I asked her if she had any for plastic, glass, and metal, too. So she made them for me. I liked them so much, I asked her if I could share them with you, along with her blog address. She generously agreed. 

Mock Made Up
I have been recycling for the last 30-ish years when the town I was living in at the time started recycling. I am happy now to have Melanie's signs to add to my recycling containers. I hope you will be able to use them, also.

These are Melanie's own designs, and she owns the copyright. 



Paper Recycling

Glass Recycling

Plastic Recycling

Metal Recycling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

School Subjects Stickers

School is starting soon, so I created five sheets of school subjects. I tried to group like with like. Please let me know if I put one, or more, on the wrong list. There are four extra rows of stickers, also. 

Print on a full-sheet label sticker, the cut and peel. I got mine through Amazon.

This is my original work, except for the American Sign Language stickers, and they are copyrighted. These are free stickers and may not be sold. If you wish to share them with someone else, please give them the URL for this post. Thank you.


 Other Subjects:
Other School
 The Arts
The Arts
 The Sciences
The Sciences



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Planner Stickers, Part 7 - What Can Possibly be Left?

Sticker ideas keep popping into my head, and I have to share them in case someone else needs/wants them, also. Pictures are not to scale.

Icons are free clip art, and I do not own the copyright. Everything image is copyrighted. None of these printables is for sale or available for resale.

Indicators and Payment Stickers - three pages, with a few extras

Indicator and Payment Stickers
Emotion Thermometer

Emotion Scale Thermometer

Pain Scale Thermometer - for others with fibromyalgia, arthritis, or anything else that causes pain.

Pain Scale Thermometer


Monday, July 27, 2015

Planner Use with Memory Problems

This year, I have been using the Passion Planner for my... well, planner. 

My first house did not have much storage, so I used the "pile method" for books and papers. One rule in my family was "Don't touch my piles." I knew where everything was in each one. Ask me, and I could find it within seconds. Now I lose things regularly - beyond the usual getting older problems.

I have memory problems thanks to fibromyalgia. Here is what the Mayo Clinic says about it:
  • "Cognitive difficulties. A symptom commonly referred to as "fibro fog" impairs the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks."

I had several big, important projects going at the same time. Previously, I would have kept notes about each one in a separate notebook. However, that was not working this time, because I lose things now, as in "I can't remember where I put it." This caused stress, plus each project was a stressor. Stressors have a tendency to make fibromyalgia flare up. 

That is why my new planner discovery became very useful and will carry it forward into all future planners. I have used color coding for as long as I have had multiple children with appointments - about 30 years. I decided to color code my projects and keep it all together in my planner.

I did not worry about putting the different projects each on its own page, because I had no idea how much space each would need. I just wrote my notes in different colors as they happened. This also helped with chronology. Here's what helped

I would write, call "X" in my planner on the day I needed to make that call. On that day, I would turn to my notes in the back, write the date and time of the call in the color for that project. It was a cross-check to have the date both on the calendar page and in the notes. 

Note the color changes.
I recorded who I spoke with, the nature of the call, and the information gathered using as many of the exact words as possible. If I needed to follow up, I had everything all in one place in one color, making it easy to locate. 

Every project is completed at this point. However, these are ongoing projects that need to be revisited about every six months. I am going to copy the notes into my next planner with each project's notes together. If more projects come up, I can simply use a new color for each one. 

Future notes will be in chronological order as they occur, not with the project. The following year, I will add the new notes to the original notes when copying into the next year's planner. Each year, I will repeat the process as long as I need to. 

To make it even easier going forward, I will write a telephone directory, of sorts, at the front of the notes so each will be easy to find. I plan to organize these by color, also. Also, each project will be in alphabetical order.



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Free Printables - More Stickers and Medical Forms

I created two forms and more stickers. The child's height/weight chart can be printed on regular paper or on sticker paper. 

Icons are free clip art, but I do not own the copyright. Everything other than the icons is my original work, and is copyrighted. None of these printables is for sale or available for resale.

Medical Forms:

Vaccines, Surgery, and Allergy Record
Child's Height-Weight Record
There are 10 of these stickers on a sheet to be printed on full-size sticker sheets.

Vital Statistics Stickers
There are three sheets of stickers - Expenses, Calls, and Errands - in this download. Each is printed in 15 colors with white ink and the same 15 colors with black ink.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Planner Stickers, Part 6 - Even More Stickers

Last night, I thought up some more stickers that would help me now or would have helped me in the not-so-distant past. The colorful blocks are available both with and without lines so they can be cut to fit your needs. Some of the stickers might help little ones with their chores/activities.

I recommend printing on full sheet sticker sheets, then cut them with scissors or a paper cutter. I ordered my sticker sheets at Amazon, but they are probably available at your local office supply store.

The photos of the sticker sheets are the copyrighted property of Amelia Vincent. The original creators of the artwork retain the copyrights. These stickers are not for sale or resale.

Circle Blocks With Lines
4-Circle Blue Shades
8-Circle Blue Shades

4-Circle Green Shades
8-Circle Green Shades
4-Circle Shades of Pink
8-Circle Shades of Pink
4-Circle Shades of Yellow
8-Circle Shades of Yellow
4-Circle Brights
8-Circle Brights
4-Circle Pastels
8-Circle Pastels
Circle Blocks Without Lines

8-Circle Blues Without Lines
4-Circle Greens Without Lines
8-Circle Greens Without Lines
4 Circle Pinks Without Lines
8-Circle Pinks Without Lines
4-Circle Yellows Without Lines
8-Circle Yellows Without Lines
4-Circle Brights Without Lines
8-Circle Brights Without Lines
4-Circle Pastels Without Lines
8-Circle Pastels Without Lines
Planner Stickers With Lines

Planning Stickers
Planner Stickers Without Lines

Planning Stickers Without Lines

Please leave a comment to let me know which stickers were chosen to download. This will aid in decisions for future sticker assortments. Thanks.